Ratings for Dr. Katherine R. Caldwell
I like this office a lot but unfortunately did not have a good experience with Dr. Caldwell. My doctor is away and so when I was sick, I had to see Dr. Caldwell. She seemed more interested in talking about my weight problems than in why I was there. Any time I tried to change the subject, she found a way to get back to my weight. She also implied that I was creating an unhealthy environment for my children (who are actually slightly UNDERweight) without asking me anything about our meals, etc. Nevermind the fact that I am a recovering anorexic/bulimic - she would have seen that had she bothered to look at my chart. At the end, she again said I should see a dietician and wanted to print out a pamphlet. Yes, I'm overweight. However I'm about 60 pounds overweight,it's not like I'm in imminent danger. Plus, I exercise 5 days/week and I have a thyroid disorder. All things she never bothered to ask about or wanted to discuss. This doctor clearly has a prejudice and an agenda.
I saw this doctor only once and I will never see her again. Caldwell didn't even look at my chart and had no knowledge of my previous medical history even though I had been seen by her colleague in the same office before she left. The only medical act she did was to listen to my heart for about 15 seconds. The rest of the time she was either running out of the room to talk to a nurse about another (non-emergency) patient or pushing her own agenda to get my stomach stapled -- AFTER I told her 3 times I would lose weight another way. Even my normally very patient husband, who was with me at the time, remarked how unprofessional she acted and what a waste of time the visit had been. So don't bother with this doctor. She doesn't listen, doesn't answer your questions, doesn't do much, and is rather cold and uncaring.
I am so fortunate to have found Dr. Caldwell. She listened to me, and has helped me a great deal in ths short time I have had her as my PCP. My last experience with my doctor almost scared me away completely. Dr. Caldwell renewed my faith in medicine, and has helped me deal with some very serious medical issues that were carelessly missed before. I am so fortunate to have her.
This Doc's bedside manner left much to be desired. I don't think she even glanced at my previous records before seeing me and she wasn't a great listener. Also, I was handed several forms, including a medical history form, to fillout by the receptionist....she said the doc would take it when I got in the room but the doc didn't even look at it...In fact the doc left the room after my exam and my forms were just laying there on the table. She doesn't seem like she knew what she was doing and offered little help or suggestions. I will not be going back to this doc.
Dr. Katherine R. Caldwell's Credentials
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- UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL SCHOOL (Grad. 2004)
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