Ratings for Dr. Barri J. Fessler
She looks fabulously qualified on paper. She asked all the 'right' questions and seemed attentive. But like others, decided I just needed better pain management and counseling for fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, the diagnosis was Sjogren's ...and she'd JUST asked all those questions and had every reason to suspect and diagnose it that day. (She clearly suspected it, but hit 'default' button to fibro dx.) When doctors guess wrong or ignore plain statements, it then takes a LONG time to get another doctor to 'hear' you. I hope that she's not the dismissive doctor she used to be, but there's absolutely no way that I'll spend the time nor the money to find out. As for the helpfulness of the staff - it's UAB. That should explain most everything else.
I understand when a patient is 20 minutes late for their appointment they have to reschedule. But when the Doctor makes you wait over 2 hours to see you, that is unacceptable. I have only seen this Doctor 2 times and both times I had to wait more than 1 and a half hours. I also see 2 other Doctors at this facility and NEVER had to wait more than 30 minutes to be seen. Unless you have all day to sit and wait I suggest you find another Doctor.
Dr. Barri J. Fessler's Credentials
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- State University Of New York At Stony Brook, School Of Medicine (Grad. 1988)
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