Ratings for Dr. Kal S. Lingam
Terrible bedside manor. Very confrontational with patients. Doesn’t know how to deal with pump issues. Gives you the attitude he’s being bothered by seeing you. Intentionally creates issues with patients especially if you don’t normally see him for care. He was going to let my pump run out of medicine because I had an emergency that made me have to be late for my appointment. I had let his office know prior to my appt time. I was on my way to the office when I called again to let them know I was on my way when the nurse answered telling me Dr. K. Lingam was giving me 5 min to be there or I wasn’t being seen. That was after I called to say I would be there in about 5 or so. I was 30 seconds late. He said too bad your meds won’t be filled. Knowing I would go into withdrawal. I had a Pain agreement so no one could fill it but them. I’ve never been aware of a doctor that goes to such lengths to be like this! I agree with the others who reviewed him.
This Dr. doesn't listen or read any of the massive amounts of paperwork that is filled out with every visit. He actually made my situation worse causing a permanent cracking in my back after spinal shot therapy. His doling out of odd amounts of prescriptions cost me more money (due to copay...several copays) per month, which I assume he did to make sure I always came back. He overbooks, has his own agenda on what he is going to do whether it seems to be working or not. If you are looking for a Dr, keep looking.
I had an appt back early September of 08. I walk in, and they tell me that my appointment was canceled. I inquire when they told me this before, and said that they had called the Friday previous. Surely, you'd think that they'd leave a message on something this important, right? Anyway, they said that the next appt would be in late September, and I said no way. I turn to walk out and then, miraculously, they have an appointment that afternoon. Why didn't they tell me this earlier? Anyway, I get to my appointment that afternoon, and the very first thing I told the doctor was that I already tried steroid injections, and my body was resisting, and I'd like to find another procedure. After running 5 minutes worth of tests (balance, bending over, reflexes) he recommends: a steriod injection. Was he not even listening? I've never ever been more satisfied with a doctor in my life. Even not seeing me would've been better than the nonsense I got here. Take my advice, and STAY AWAY!
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- Northeastern Ohio Universities College Of Medicine (Grad. 2000)
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