Ratings for Dr. Eric John Woodard
Had surgery in September. He is a wonderful caring man. His staff are great and even if I have an appointment with his assistant, he always comes in and says hello. Too bad people do not take the time to get to know him, he is a brilliant man and only the best is good enough for me. He is the best.
Went in for a consult but was told he was too busy to see me so I saw his associate. Then scheduled me for surgery without ever meeting me. As we got closer the surgery I asked to meet with the doctor but was told that he was too busy with international conferences to schedule a visit but would meet him day of surgery! Was told he's too busy to return phone calls from patients. Now two weeks prior to the surgery I have a lot of questions, and the only way he'll answer that is if I schedule another appointment with his office which I have no time to do do due to using all of my time off for the surgery. As a result I'm canceling surgery because I have no faith in the doctor. When the office staff apologizes for the doctors behavior, that is never a good sign.
Two patients were scheduled for the same appointment at 7:30 AM, when the doctor was in surgery! I waited 90 minutes and, after filling out 10 pages of questions, saw doctor #2, who asked me the questions on the paperwork I had already filled in. When I finally saw Dr Woodard, after over 100 minutes of waiting, while he had seen my x-ray and MRI, didn't do anything more than report that there was nothing he could do. At least it doesn't look like surgery first! I asked him why two patients were scheduled at the same time and he said "It is a general time slot" (not clear to me beforehand), and when I asked again, he said "We want to help as many people as possible" (read: Get in as many patients as possible??) Very unsatisfactory arrangement, regardless of the frustration of not getting any help with my back and leg pain.
Dr. Woodard removed my l5 s1 intradural schwannoma 11/06. I was bedridden for months prior, barely able to walk with a cane, and top neuro surgeons in Boston turned me away because it was too risky. Full recovery. He gave my life back to me and I am forever grateful.
He is a wonderful surgeon one of the best. His staff is not so great they lose charts and doctor's orders. It is worth putting up with them to have such a wonderful doctor who is very knowledgeable. He has great bedside manners with his patients.
Dr. Eric John Woodard's Credentials
Accepting New Patients
- Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine (Grad. 1985)
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Insurance accepted by this Doctor
- Coventry Health Care