Ratings for Dr. Darren P. Gannuch
I was a patient with Dr. Gannuch for several years for insomnia. He ordered several sleep studies and tried me on several different medications. Some worked, some didn't. I never got a diagnosis other than being close to having Narcolepsy. His cold approach and telling me if I lost weight then maybe I wouldn't have sleep issues. I'm now with a new sleep physician and couldn't be more satisfied. I now have a proper diagnosis of central sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apnea. I feel so much better with the use of my CPAP and I take an OTC med for sleep. Don't waste your time on a doctor who degrades you, invest in a doctor who sees you as a human being and treat the issue you're seeing them for.
Wow. Surprised by some of the comments. Guess I've caught them on good days. He and staff have been very supportive. I tried to downplay my suspected sleep apnea. He was very knowledgeable, thorough in evaluation, and diagnosis, explained physical, mental, and cognitive consequences of untreated sleep apnea and non-compliance with treatment recommendations. I'm more consistent now, sleeping so much better, even thinking more clearly and noticing a more stabilized blood pressure due to getting more sleep and oxygen to my brain, while sleeping.
This Doctor has been approving/apparently my medications for 3 years and I have never met him. What's the deal? I was seeing someone at Behavioral Sciences and I want to talk to him. These visits were for mental health not sleep study. No one will tell me anything!
I have been using Dr. Gannuch for almost 2 years now. For the most part I have been very happy with him as a doctor, but a recent switch with his staff is proving intolerable. His new nurse has very poor bedside manner, argues, is disorganized, and does not get back to you in a timely manner. Since she has been employed with Dr. Gannuch I have had nothing but problems in getting my medication. Doctor's need to realize the importance of having a good supportive staff, as they are usually who the patient deals with most. Due to his nurse I feel its necessary for me to find another doctor.
I have been a patient of Dr Gannuch for over three years now and was shocked at some of the comments I read here by the discontent patients. I have nothing but praise for Dr Gunnuch in the treatment of my sleep apnea. I would say at worst he may have a dry type personality, but has always been extremely helpful to me and always listened patiently until I was completely done talking. Unlike many other doctors that rush you though the queue. He has always listened to me and has considered and mostly agreed with all of my requests for changes in meds, procedures, etc. As a Psychiatrist, I'm sure he takes the opinions of his patients with a grain of salt given the issues that he is treating. I think he is in the top 80 percent of all the doctors that I have been treated by, which is a very large number.
I saw Dr. Gannuch for sleep apnea. He couldn't remember from visit to visit what he had prescribed or told me to do. My chart was missing pages and he gave me conflicting advice from appt to appt. Very sloppy job as a physician and I have found another sleep doctor to go to. His bedside manner is cold and he would rather lecture than answer questions. He also talked down to me and patronized me.
Dr. Gannuch was an incredibly cold and unemotional Doctor. I liked him until he received my health records. My doctor before him misdiagnosed me psychotic disorder. All he talked about was how I would be unable to function without antipsychotic medication. I tried to talk to him about a painful break-up I was going through at the time and he would change the subject. I wasn't psychotic then, nor have I ever been. He never focused on me as an individual. I was always viewed in the context of an ill-fitting label given to me by the doctor before. Dr. Gannuch is incredibly apathetic about helping people and chooses convenient, thoughtless labels rather than actually taking the time to find out what would help his clients.
Dr. Darren P. Gannuch's Credentials
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- La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112 (Grad. 1992)
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