Ratings for Dr. Timothy Garvey
Seems knowledgeable but definitely made me feel rushed at my appointments. Difficult to get a hold of for follow up questions which bothered me because I was dealing with a serious surgery. After my surgery with Dr. Garvey he recommended another surgery - I just was disappointed that he never conveyed that this might be a possibility. I felt like to him that wasn't a big deal at all -- but to me - having two toddlers - it was a huge deal!
Dr. Garvey was so insulting to work with. First of all he has horrible communication skills. Second of all he made my wife and I very stressed out when he told us we would likely have an unsuccessful pregnancy. One week later we followed up with his staff who said everything was absolutely fine and the baby was totally healthy. Then, the first thing he wants to talk about his genetic testing in case you want to have an abortion. This guy is a lowlife don't ever work with him
I meant with Dr. Garvey last year for a check-up. He was about twenty minutes late for the appointment, which I guess is normal for most doctors. He was friendly and knowledgeable during the appointment as well. Fast forward six months...three weeks ago I tried to get in touch with him regarding some concerns with my current prescription. I left a message with the secretary and he never returned my call. I followed up two and half weeks later and was again told he will call me back. After not hearing anything AGAIN I called for the second time in two days only to be told he will call me back again. The staff on the phone was very helpful and told me they were marking my message as high priority. After not hearing back, again, I called for the third time in a week. This time the staff told me that his nurse was giving him the messages, but he was not returning the calls. I will be staying with Northwestern, but I definitely will not be staying with Dr. Garvey.
Dr. Garvey has an excellent bedside manner. Although a bit of a fast talker (in the sense that he can convey a lot of information in a very short amount of time), I never felt rushed or thought he was in an hurry to move on to the next patient. He spent plenty of time answering my questions, and never made me second guess myself about asking questions. He rarely ran late for appointments, and when it did happen was never more than 5 minutes. Generally speaking, the practice itself is a very well-run operation, and the doctors all seemed well-informed and compassionate.
I highly recommend Dr. Garvey for the following reasons: 1)he is part of one of Chicago's top OB/GYN groups, 2) he is very knowlegeable about current clinical guidelines and recommendations and clearly explains the benefits provided by certain screening tests, 3) he has excellent bedside manners and is a very caring physician.
Dr. Timothy Garvey's Credentials
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- University Of Illinois At Chicago Health Science Center (Grad. 1997)
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