Ratings for Dr. Chester F. Graham
I visited Dr. Graham once and that was enough for me. While he professional and seemed very knowledgeable I was very disappointed with his bedside manners. He prescribed me a very powerful antibiotic which I questioned and asked for a milder one. He asked what was my objection, I stated that I've read that Cipro (the antibiotic) has terrible side affects. He then said in a demeaning manner, "my medical degree is better than your google degree". I responded you're sure right however my sense of being trumps your medical degree at which time I left his office. I called another urologist in Allen, Dr. Perry and his style was very different and I've been happy since.
We like the staff here. My husband had to come back for the result. Dr Graham walked in the office while the other patient needed to collect the urine sample and sat down to talk to my husband for 2 minutes then walked out. We tried to ask him some questions related to the result but he kept walking out of the office. He is very unprofessional. The procedure he did was very bad and my husband had to go to another urologist and the new doctor pointed out the procedure shouldn't be done in the first place. I don't think he knows what he is doing or he only wants to get the money from us.
He started my appt telling me one of my diagnoses was wrong and when I questioned how and why he never explained. He apparently doesn't think a patient respects him if that patient asks questions. He basically kicked me out. (I was told to be half an hour early for my appt, he saw me early, I guess if you kick out half your new patients, you can be on time!) I did not swear or yell. I was utterly confused and trying to get more info and I was referred to someone else. Do NOT see this man especially if you are a woman.
I should have read some of the reviews below before I went to Dr. Graham. On my first visit he spent 2 minutes with me including the prostate exam. He spent the balance of the time lecturing me because I suggested I might have a recurrence of a condition that I suffered from 1 year prior. On the 2nd visit, he spent 30 seconds with me before walking out of the room and yelling back to me from the hallway about my condition. When I tried to get back into the privacy of the room for more detail, he said, "I told you already!". GO TO SOMEONE ELSE. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY OR TIME.
I was very sick and could not even hold my head up when I first met Dr. Graham. My wife had trouble finding a wheel chair for me when I had my first and only visit with Dr. Graham so we were 15 minutes late. He spent the first 2 to 3 minutes of the visit cussing us out for being late. Only cares about himself. Did not help me at all.
i have 3 large kidney stones.i am over weight and need special care. i have seen dr graham 3 times. just for him to tell me the first time i went that he needed my cat scan results. made a second appointment for the next day. went in to have him tell me he thought it would be better if i went to see a different doctor. get there opinion and if that doctor wouldn't do the surgery to return to him tell him why they would not do the surgery and he would try by the way i only have one kidney. the doc he sent me to sent me back to him and i had to make a third appointment to see him. only to have him tell me basically....i was outta luck because he thought i would just lose the kidney if he was unsuccessful. he is pushy and rude and seems not about his patients pain. i never even got a script for pain meds until my third visit. DO NOT GO TO DR GRAHAM!
I would say that Dr. Graham is skilled technically, but he has extremely poor people skills, to the point of being impatient, arrogant and often downright rude. Many of the visits I've had with him, I've felt I'm being rushed out of the room after 5 minutes to enable him to move onto his next patient. The more questions I have asked, the more impetuous he seems to get. I rated him low because he shows no compassion for his patient, and the fact that we are hurting (which is why we made the appointment) and that is a very important competency for me in looking for a doctor. This last appointment I had he failed to even ask me how I was feeling. However, his office staff is wonderful, and his nurse is especially caring. Bottom line, this doctor has forgotten that it is the patient that pays for his services. Next time I need a urologist I will not be calling Dr. Graham.
This doctor really cares. He took me to the computer to show me my test and was is very determined to find an answer to my pain. I do not know many doctors that will sit and take their time with you and listen. I felt like he actually listened and understood my pain. I drove 1 hr to see him and think that it was well worth it. I dont mind the wait, cause I know that he will take his time, when it is my turn. He showed sympathy when I was in tears and concern. I will see this doctor again. A+++
I have had urological problems since birth, and Dr. Graham is one of the best doctors I have encountered. He is both knowledgable and caring. He is one of those rare doctors that actually talks to you rather than down to you. He has a top notch organization, which treats his patients with a high degree of professionalism and respect. In the five plus years that I have been going to Dr. Graham, I have seldom had to wait more than ten minutes to see him. In fact, I have often arrived early for my appointment and been seen immediately by the doctor. In addition, Dr. Graham has a great bedside manner during surgical hospitalizations. He kept me well informed about my procedures and progress, plus he answered questions in a way that I could understand. I highly recommend Dr. Graham.
Dr. Chester F. Graham's Credentials
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- University Of Texas Southwestern Medical School At Dallas (Grad. 1989)
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