Ratings for Dr. Maria C. Adolfo
Today I went for my appointment with Dr. Adolfo for a consultation about some issues I have been experiencing and a possible remedy. I also intended to get my Ambien perscription renewed. I have had Dr. Adolfo as my primary care doctor for years as did my late wife before me. I don't know what happened as today she walked into the room and immediately attacked me verbally and loudly over a reports that last November I had gotten some pain medication from another doctor. I did not immediately know what she was talking about until she said the name of my dentist. I had a tooth root that had broken in three pieces and I was in agony so I was prescribed an anti0biotic and the pain medication for a week preceding the oral surgery to extract the tooth and the broken root pieces. . I went in for the surgery and I prescribed more pain meds to counter the pain of the surgery. Both times I was given 14 pills to be taken over a one week period to manage my pain . Dr. Adolfo started to yell at me and actually accused me of being an addict. I was extremely embarrassed and in shock by her conduct. I even offered to show her my missing teeth and she refused to look at my face, She just kept on yelling at me and talking about drug laws and her license. All I wanted was Ambien because I have sleep issues. I didn't even get a chance to talk about the other problems I was having.. She just kept yelling and finally said I had to have a urine test before I could get my sleep medication. She made me feel like a low life junky . I'm a seventy two year old man living on my modest social security check. I found her outrageous conduct alarming. My wife went to her and she prescribed pills for a bladder infection over and over never looking at my wife's medical history and consequently a tumor growing on her bladder killed her. Had Dr. Adolfo done her job right in the first place the tumor would not have grown to inoperable size. I never confronted Dr. Adolfo about this but now that I have been treated so disrespectfully and so cruelly I will never recommend her to anyone . I also agree that her staff seemed to always be different and today they didn't even know who I was . Needless to say I am very concerned by what happened .
A doctor is more than a walking textbook of accumulated medical knowledge. I believe this doctor should be in medical research where she doesn't actually make contact with real people. I chose her from a directory based on my experience with people of her nationality being warm, compassionate people. She is, unfortunately, exactly the opposite, I understand that anyone can have a bad day, but character never takes the day off, and she blatantly disregarded me or how I felt about her treatment of me. At the end, I asked her if we were done and walked straight out knowing that, after just one visit, I was changing doctors. I pity anyone depending on this woman for healing. My experience was over a year ago, but the memory is still fresh. There are a lot of doctors in Las Vegas. In my opinion, this one doesn't deserve to be one of them. She is clearly a troubled person, and she takes that out on her patients. Sad, very sad.
I am baffled by my visit to Dr. Adolfo's office yesterday. I can't believe her complete disinterest in my appointment. I can accept waiting 30 minutes past my appointment time because it seems like most medical offices are running behind, however the rest of my experience was unacceptable. A nurse checked my weight, blood pressure, and pulse. When the doctor finally saw me, she came into the room and sat behind her table with her laptop for the ENTIRE appointment. I have never been to visit a primary care doctor that didn't listen to my heart and lungs, check my nose and throat, etc. I described my symptoms to her and she diagnosed me with a sinus infection. That seemed reasonable, but I still don't understand why she didn't look at my physical symptoms. She prescribed an anti-biotic and something to help me when I am feeling dizzy. I took the script to the pharmacy. I got a call later telling me that she forgot to include the dose on the anti-dizziness medication. I received a second call from the pharmacy telling me that my anti-biotic could have a very serious interaction with another medication I take on a regular basis. (I know she knew I was taking this medication because she asked if I was still using it.) The pharmacy attempted to contact the doctor several times today to recommend a different kind of anti-biotic, but she didn't return their call. On my way home this afternoon, I stopped at the doctor's office to find out what was going on with my script. The girl behind the desk told me the doctor would call them at the end of the day. I expressed my frustration with the doctor as well. When I returned home, the pharmacy called me to let me know that Dr. Adolfo had called them and CANCELLED the script for the anti-biotic! The doctor told the pharmacist to tell me to take Sudafed. During the appointment, the doctor had SPECIFICALLY told me NOT to take Sudafed because it can cause dizziness. I have never been treated like this! I will not be returning to her office, and I suggest that you find someone else to treat you medically.
I am a previous patient with a traumatic experience. I noticed that Dr. Adolfo's staff was constantly changing, which was not very settling for me and her practices. Confidentiality is NOT a priority for the doctor. Discrimination and nationality are issues in her practice. She violated patient/doctor confidentiality, on 2 different issues. Does not uphold information. (HIPPA) When confronted with a patient issue that I had, she did not stand on the side of truth. Dr. Adolfo will attempt to diagnose a problem outside of her scope of practice. She ordered a test in error and didn't properly notify me and didn't refer me to a specialist. I wouldn't refer to anyone who is truly concerned about there health, because she created a lot of things for me to distrust about her and her ability to rightly judge health concerns.
I am very disappointed with Dr. Adolfo. My husband went in due to having horrible pain in his leg and back. He has had a previous back surgery so ever few years he has some horrible pain. When he got to see Dr. Adolfo and explained what was going on she gave him a lecture about how she doesn't believe in taking pain medications and then proceeded to give him a prescription for pain meds. She didn't send him to get an X-ray or MRI. She told him if the pain continued that he needed to go to a pain management dr. She was no help at all. Neither I or my husband will return to her office. She was completely rude to him and acted like he was just there for drugs when in fact he was in serious pain.
I am very disappointed about the recent treatment of my father who was suffering from Gout. He is a recurring sufferer and instead of treating him immediately, despite the fact that he had ALL of the classic symptons, she suggested that the pain was caused by an injury that occurred in 1956! She sent him for an xray and referred him to a podiatrist. Due to the required paperwork, he would not have been able to get into see the podiatrist for 7 days. For anyone who has had Gout, you can imagine 7 sleepless nights! When I called to complain about the diagnosis and ask for assistance, the clinic staff was very helpful. My father was seen by an urgent care physician the following morning, he was diagnosed with Gout, treated with an injection and was feeling better within 24 hrs. Thank goodness we did not follow Dr. Adolfo's treatment.
Dr. Maria C. Adolfo's Credentials
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- Cebu Inst Of Med, Cebu City, Philippines (Grad. 1988)
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