Ratings for Dr. Micaela Aleman
I have been going to Dr. Alemon for at least 15 years. There is not a more caring Doctor. I live in Round Rock and drive down to St. David's. She knows her stuff and she is so devoted to my entire family. I can't imagine her getting less than excellent in everything she does.
Before taking my 86 yr old mother to Dr.Aleman I read the reviews and asked other doctors about her. The other doctors recommended her highly, so I ignored the negative review and I was very happy that I did. Her staff were very attentive and sweet. Dr. Aleman is straightforward without being abrupt and took time to explain things completely to me and my mother. She was kind and thorough. If she has gotten any negative reviews, it has to be because the person was either already in a bad mood or because they did not want to hear the results of their tests. I highly recommend her. K.B., Ph.D.
I don't question Dr. Aleman's competence at this point, but I do take issue with her bedside manner. I felt that she did not take the time to explain procedures or tests she was ordering to me. For instance, at the end of my first appointment I was told by the receptionist Dr. Aleman would be performing a cystoscopy upon my next appointment. I felt that this was something I should have discussed with the doctor, not her receptionist. Furthermore, the receptionist just handed me an info sheet in lieu of explaining the procedure. As another example, after some initial imaging, the doctor called to tell me an abnormality required additional images for a diagnosis. She told me she was ordering "x-rays". When I arrived at the imaging facility, I found out she had actually ordered a nuclear medicine scan. I firmly believe that a doctor needs to communicate her methods with the patient, and find it both insulting and worrisome when this step in the process is omitted.
I have seen several urologist in Austin that would dismiss my issues. But never again!!! Dr. Aleman is the most helpful brilliant doctor you could ever ask for. The nurses at the hospital were terrible and blew me off. Dr. Aleman jumped right in and was hands on all the way. Now I refer everyone I know to her. She is truly the best!
I have mixed reviews. Although I thought Dr. Aleman was very knowledgable about my condition. I did find her bedside manner to be a little too much. I went to her for bladder and UTI issues and instead I got an office visit full of lectures on my weight. I think she had to have mention my weight or losing weight every other sentence and even mention gastric bypass surgery more than 5 times. Now I am overweight and I have been working out 3-4 times a week to get my weight down, I do not need my UROLOGIST telling me to lose weight and make me feel worse about my situation then it really is. I think she needs to stick to Urology.
Dr. Micaela Aleman's Credentials
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- Baylor College Of Medicine (Grad. 1990)
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