Ratings for Dr. Glenn T. Rauchwarg
Unfortunately my latest visit with Dr.Rauchwarg fortified a positive trait gone overboard. While I appreciate prudence and professionalism the Dr. refused to refill a anti-anxiety drug (used very sporadically) or to offer anything other than a homeopathic approach citing a VA ruling on Opioid dispensing that (after reading fully) had no applicable relationship to my request. As a 4+ year patient approaching 70 years old with ZERO history of substance abuse or a proclivity towards it, the DR. used this new law to fortify his already extremely conservative approach. I respect the Dr. but did not find an advocate for me, the patient rather a professional more concerned about possible litigation (in general) than in my case in particular. I hope this doesn't require me to find a new physician, not because of the RX refusal but because in the "shrug of the shoulders" demeanor.
Dr. Rachwarg is scared to be a doctor. He is scared of medications and his ability to make medical decisions and judgement calls. The practice itself is money hungry, requiring to come into the office for simple refills on medications that are needed for cholesterol, acid reflux and simple medications like Tramadol. These medications are not something people abuse, these are every day life things some of us, especially at 80+ years of age need to take after a heart attack, surgeries, life in general. Also abruptly taking someone off a anti-depressant is dangerous but simply okay with the doctor to do. This is very unprofessional and can resolved with education and not being scared to actually being a doctor. There is no reason for this type of practice in todays society. Stop being afraid to be a doctor and step up and make those tough decisions we pay you for. Inexcusable if you ask me. Absolutely dangerous too, continuing education and having to deal with real world people in real world situations would be advised. Thank you, Former patient.
I have enjoyed my experience with Dr. Rauchwarg. He listens to your concerns and takes time to explain things. I never feel like I'm rushed out of the room, which I've often felt at previous Primary Care Physician offices. I also have a couple of health problems that require me to see a couple of specialists. He is good about being the "in between" person that helps me navigate the information between all my doctors.
I have been a patient of Dr. Rauchwarg for years. He is BY FAR the most thorough and knowledgeable doctor I have ever encountered. He always takes time to listen to your concerns and asks questions to get to the root of the problem rather than dealing with only the symptoms. In 20 minutes, he accurately diagnosed me with a condition that 2 other specialists couldn't figure out in a year of appointments.
If it were not for Dr. Rauchwarg insisting my wife see him and get a Pap Smear before he would renew her medications, she may not be alive today. Her Pap came back with Stage 0 cervical cancer. He also diagnosed and treated her thyroid condition, her high blood pressure and her gerd. He is and excellent doctor with very good diagnostic skills.
I went to Dr. Rauchward on recommendation from my in-laws with a lot of issues that I thought might have been my thyroid. I had just had a baby 6 months prior and thought maybe it was not functioning properly. He did the normal blood tests. The TSH came back normal but the T4 and T3 came back very off. Since TSH was normal he sent me home and said I had "new mommy syndrome". What the heck is that anyway!? I was shocked and when asked what I should do he said to get some rest. I have 3 children and this isn't my first rodeo. I decided to give him another chance when I developed chronic pain in my shoulder and arm. He did some blood tests that came back "normal" and said I made up my symptoms! Made them up!! I would never go to him for anything ever. His staff is very nice but he had no sympathy and didn't want to test further. He told me to go home and had me make an appointment for a few months later (in which I cancelled) to come back and see how I was feeling. No thanks!
Dr. Glenn T. Rauchwarg's response
My hope is to help all patients that come to see me - I feel bad in that I did not in this case. Worse, there clearly was a miscommunication, in that I would never tell a patient that they were making up symptoms. It is my intent to never let this happen again, with any patient.
Submitted February 17, 2015
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- Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine (Grad. 1992)
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