Ratings for Dr. Janice A. McDonald
She began a humiliating examination where she poked and prodded me with no explanation to what she was doing. Her nurses drew circles around moles that they "thought" were bad moles. They took pictures and the Dr. then told me she had to remove them because they were cancerous. She just looked at them and assumed that they were precancerous. I had the moles removed - the Dr. and the nurses had an uncaring attitude. Following the removal of the moles - my family gasped at the huge incision places on my back. One place had 5 stitches and the other place had 7 stitches. The stitches and the incisions were crudely cut and sown up. Now, it is almost a year later, my back is severely scarred, to the point that I am embarrassed, ashamed, and humiliated by the scarring. By the way, I called the office to ask about the moles that were sent off to see if they were cancerous - which they were not - the office would not have called me to tell me this. Never go to this **** I wish I didn't.
Dr. McDonald is a life saver. I have been walking around with this skin cancer on my back for a year and a half and all the other dermatologists just gave me creams and sent me on my way. Dr. McDonald did a biopsy on the of the area and it turned out to be a rare cancer. I am greatful she is here and is my dermatologist. I will be reccomending her to everyone I know.
I would like to say this doctor is VERY un-professional. I waited an additional 2 hours after my appointment( for an unknown dermatitis )to be seen. Once admitted, I was told to strip naked (I am male) so that she could fully examine me. after naked, she then asked 4 more nurses (females) to enter the room to take pictures of the condition, before even telling me what I had. This situation has haunted me to this day as the worst doctor's visit I have ever encountered. I understand needing to be stripped to fully examine me, but without asking me if others could examine me or take pictures, i believe this borders on patient abuse. On top of the privacy issues, I had to repeatably tell Dr. Mcdonald not to talk to me like a four year old. I am an intelligent human being and deserve to be treated this way. I personally tell anyone planning on visiting a dermatologist to go an hour up the road to the next nearest office.
my experiencew with this doctor and her staff, was wonderful and pleasant. dr mcdonald is very knowledgeable and helped me understand my skin issues. she does not run on time, but it was very much worth waiting for. i would recommend this doctor to anyone in my family and friends.
This doctor was the most RUDEST person I have every met! We waited over three hours after out scheduled appt and when she finally got to us, we didn't even her an apology. When she asked me a question and I tried to answer it she yelled at me like I was some little kid. Her workers looked as if they were scared half to death. She has no bedside manners whatsoever!!!!.I know this is a small town and the other dermatologist was booked until December, but I will have to take the drive to Edenton or Virginia to see another dermatologist.
These ratings are completely on point. This is the worst physician I have ever been to. The best way to describe Dr. McDonald is to say she is completely rude. She also scared me into thinking that I had liver problems b/c of a slightly elevated LFT level. I was extremely scared and even scheduled an emergency visit with my primary physician to have another blood test done that revealed that my LFT levels were fine. She had stepped out of her realm of practice by making those assumptions and scared me terribly. I realize dermatologists are scarce in the area, but please do yourself a favor and drive the extra miles to find someone decent.
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