Ratings for Dr. Edward J. Kryshak
I have seen Dr. Kryshak for about 20 years now. He is the best doctor I've ever had for my type 1 Diabetes. I saw Tamara several times to his 1 every year. Like both of them never have had any type of communication problem. I liked Dr. Kryshak when I needed a new GP I chose another doctor in his office. He has now left Spectrum Health. I am trying to find out why and where.
If I could rate at less than 1 star, I would. I was referred to Kryshak by my GP due to a nodule on my parathyroid along with bone, joint, muscle pain, ect. and additional thyroid issues. GP wanted the nodule removed or, at the very least biopsied. He spent 1 minute or less talking TO me, telling me the nodule was nothing since it was only the size of a BB, (according to the scan, it is much larger than a BB and larger than the parathyroid gland), then told me that I am being over treated for my hypothyroidism, with out asking me how my thyroid issues are doing on the new thyroid meds my GP prescribed. Next he told me the pain I have is due to something else, not the nodule on my parathyroid gland. He turned his back to my husband and I, and spent about 10-15 minutes typing on his computer. Next he turned, felt my neck, checked reflexes and told me he ordered blood work and would follow up with me after the results came in. None of the blood work ordered will check the calcium or PTH levels, which is pretty standard protocol for tumor/nodule on a parathyroid gland. After trying to talk WITH him and being largely ignored, I didn't bother to tell him that I would like calcium and PTH levels checked because it was very obvious he was not interested in my thoughts or opinions concerning my health. He is one of those doctors who relies solely on lab values and thinks everyone is the same and has the attitude that his one size fits all approach to medicine is best. He is not a Health Care provider. He is literally PRACTICING medicine, not Health Care. He reads lab values , doesn't listen to the persons symptoms and relies on "normal ranges" to decide what he wants to do with you . And to make it worse, he is not up to date on current Health Care practices/protocols. My husband and I missed 1/2 a days work to sit in an office and watch him treat me like an experiment or a reference number.
Wow....i should have visited the web sooner and save time, energy and prevent the stress by going to dr. Kryshek. He is arrogant, has big ego, rude, ignorant to what patient has to say, talk down to the patient. In the perfect world, doctor would, based on patients feedback and dr. expertise order labs, and then explain and interper those to the patient, help them undestrand wjat is happening and suggest to the patient how to move forward. Patient would decide, based on the information, how to proceed. When i started asking questions (because he never explained the results to me) he was short and vague with hus answers. When i insisted on full panel blood work and expressed interest for armor thyroid, he told me that i dont have MD in my signature. Needless to say, i fired him. Perhaps full panel bloodwork was too intimidating to him because he has no skills to explain them. Avoid him at all cost. Also, i can see a trend with PA taking over his appts. Right before i was scheduled to see him for 3 month follow up, letter came in the mail to onform me that they rescheduled my appt with dr. Kryshek and i was going to see Tamara (his PA) Glad i pulled plug before they waisted more of my time and money.
The first appointment I was charged $225 for 30 minutes in which what he told me could have been summarized in a one paragraph e-mail. He seemed kind of cold and did not show a lot of sympathy with my concerns. This was the last time I saw him. After that I was left to the care of his PA who simply made excuses and argued when I told her the treatment wasn't helping me at all. I made one more appointment and that was the end of it. I could see I was getting nowhere with my problem with this doctor. I would highly recommend looking elsewhere for an endocrinologist.
I should have read the reviews before I went to this guy. My problem was different. In a nut shell I was five minutes late for my appointment and they cancelled me because HE was so far behind. First they told me I was rescheduled with his PA and then an assistant came out and told me I had appointment with anyone and would have to wait several hours to be seen. They also falsified my arrival time to suit they're needs. I can read my own lab work, thank you very kindly. This guy is a quack.
He is vicious; he is not fit to practice at Pine Rest; he charges $300.00 for initial visit; he is surrounded by a bunch of harem (chicks-Medical Assistants who wil not know v from a hole in the ground!) He is good for making money for the Pack Men on the Hill-Spectrum Empire! The Corporation does not care for patient; it is money,money and more money, always and always.
Dr. Edward J. Kryshak's Credentials
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- University Of Wisconsin Medical School (Grad. 1982)
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