Ratings for Dr. Van S. McCorkle
i love the doctors at this office, they are kind, knowledgeable, patient and great with my inant, i would trust them with his well being any day. THAT BEING SAID the receptionist, i think her name is vickie? im not completley sure ......she is an absolute monster to deal with. i dread calling with questions, i dread scheduling appointments, i dread going in there. it is beyond me how such wonderful doctors and nurses can work in conjunction with such a horrid woman representing them in the front of the office. unfortunately for this reason i will be switching pediatricians.
My son was a patient with Pediatric Partners for 2 years. I have to say that the care he received here was always very good, I would even say excellent. The problem is that if you have to deal with the lady at the front desk, Vicki, you will probably think twice about going here if you have any other option... and there are plenty of other options. You have to deal with the front desk every phone call, every visit, and any time you need anything. For 2 years dealing with the office is absolutely miserable. I don't know if it is the entire admin staff or just the one but it is THE WORST. I have never experienced anything as bad as the attitude, the shortness, the condescension. It is very surprising and I cannot believe it is allowed to continue. If I could file a complaint I would but I changed pediatricians just so I do not have to deal with that staff. I did not have billing issues or anything like that, thank goodness it would have been a nightmare. I am only describing normal Dr office interactions. I was so frustrated and apparently it has been going on for a very long time so don't expect it to change!!!!
Loved this doctor and his wife. He is definitely not going to act like he is your BFF. But he is a great doctor and is really concerned about his patients and does a great job. Just moved out of state and so sad to have left Pediatric Partners. A good pediatrician is hard to find.
Dr McCorkle is WONDERFUL. I noticed the reviews that state he is not friendly, untrue! If you are looking for someone to sit down and have coffee with you, he is not your doctor. He is VERY knowledgeable and ALWAYS has your childrens best interest at heart. He will be brutally honest if you are not doing your "best" as a parent (breastfeeding, feeding habits, etc) but look at the obesity problem in the US. This is the best pediatrician in Athens, by far. I have been to others through 3 kids, and am so happy to be his patient now. It's so easy to through stones behind internet boards, when you yourself aren't making the right decisions for your child.
I have been using Dr. McCorkle and his wife for a few years now. I feel Dr. McCorkle is knowledgeable in his area. He does seem very shy but so is my son so they get along well. I don't understand the complaints about his office staff though. They have always been extremely nice and very helpful. The staff is a big reason why I continue to use this group.
I love Dr. McCorkle and his wife Dr. Newman. Have had two kids with his practice. The staff at the front desk are simply, monstrous....the meanest and the laziest people ever. I don't know why he puts up with them. He is very smart and very kind and my kids feel comfortable. Have considered changing simply because of the witches at the front desk.....
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