Ratings for Dr. Rona H. Earle
Each time I left the office after seeing this doctor, I'd be depressed. she wanted me to have lots of tests done even though (other than suffering with the symptoms of menopause) I was in pretty good shape. She insisted that I do a fecal sample test which I did. A week later her snippy receptionist called and told me that the dr wanted to see me the next day! I asked why and she wouldn't say other than to repeat that the dr wanted to see me the next day. I was so frightened & upset thinking that the dr was going to tell me I had cancer that I cried all the way to the office. when I got there dr. Earle cheerfully said all my tests came back fine. I've never forgotten that awful experience. Find another internist if you can!!
I have been seeing Dr. Earle for about 4 years. She is caring and friendly. She's busy but if it's serious, my experience is she definitely pays attention. The staffing is sometimes a problem. The formal receptionist at first seems a little offputting and distant. She is very busy and competent. They have gone thru a few assitants... The walls are way too thin. You must talk quietly.
Dr. Earle requires new patients to come in for a "new patient visit" (to collect medical history) before she will provide an annual physical. This new patient visit is billed as a visit for a condition (e.g., as if a patient had a respiratory infection and needed medication). For my insurance, visiting a doctor for a condition costs three times as much as for a regular check-up. When I called to ask about my bill, Dr. Earle's staff was incredibly rude. They also were rude to my insurance company. Perhaps even more concerning, the staff revealed my medical history over the phone to the insurance representative, a clear breach of doctor patient confidentiality. While I believe Dr. Earle is a genuinely nice woman and a competent doctor, her staff is horrible. Therefore, I would not recommend visiting Dr. Earle.
Dr. Rona H. Earle's Credentials
Accepting New Patients
- Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007 (Grad. 1983)
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