Ratings for Dr. Jeffrey A. Sunshine
I have been having a health problem for months and finally went for a consult with Dr. Sunshine. He was terrific.He was very knowledgeable and reassuring yet honest. He gave me the best information I had received from any doctor during this health crisis . His diagnosis was thankfully straightforward and no nonsense. He also recommended against surgery now, advising that I wait to see if I continue healing. Dr. Sunshine is a great doctor and an asset to The Vancouver Clinic.
Dr. Sunshine was the rudest doctor I've ever encountered. After going to the ER for severe abdominal pain, I found out I needed my gull bladder removed. Dr. Sunshine did the procedure. First he said I would be difficult to work with because I weighed nearly 200lbs. After the operation I was still in excruciating pain, Dr. Sunshine BET me it was in my head. He said nothing's wrong, and everything went well. I ended up getting A MRI, well guess who was wrong? Not me! I STILL had a lot of bile and loaded with gull stones in me, and they had to go back in and get it out. I have had bad cramping since the surgery, 4 years later!
Dr. Sunshine was a great doctor. He performed gynecomastia surgery removal on me. he did a great job, follows up with me with appointments. As I got to know Dr. Sunshine better through out our appointments, he was courteous, explained everything to me, the whole procedure. He was very confident in how he talked.
When I went into the ER I found I needed emergency surgery, and Dr Sunshine would be there soon to perform it. What a great name, he must be nice, I thought. When I met him, he didn't look at me. He went with his file on me to a counter in the room, began looking at it, and asking questions without looking up. Then he asked,"How much do you weigh?" When I told him 320 lbs, he responded with DISGUST, "WHAT?! Are you kidding me?" I was dumbfounded. If he'd bothered to make eye contact for a millisecond the creep could have figured that out himself. I KNOW I'm obese, okay? It's not okay to treat me different because of the color of my skin, so why is it okay to treat me crappy because of the SIZE of my skin? ANSWER: It's not! Even my boyfriend who was in the room standing holding my hand at the time this occurred was shocked at the way he made it seem like he was being put out having to do the surgery at all. 28 years practicing is long enough, retire already!
This doctor said rude things to me, commenting, "You people are very nice, but you're so heavy!" His comments regarding my weight permeated the entire visit. When he was checking me for a hernia, he said i was equally lumpy everywhere. He commented several times that being this overweight made things so much more difficult, which I understand; but it got to the point that he made me feel like if I was dying on the operating table, he could just easily blame everything on my weight rather than do his best to save my life. At the end of my visit, after he said that people with hernias need to get them taken care of right away and not wait, I commented, "So I should get my husband in here now, then, if he thinks he has a hernia." Doctor Sunshine responded sarcastically, "No, he should wait until the bowel is dead and he has to go the emergency room. C'mon, use your brain." Nice bedside manner, huh?
Dr. Jeffrey A. Sunshine's Credentials
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- Jenner Medical College (Grad. 1979)
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