Ratings for Dr. Kenneth Paul Melvin
After seeing him for 6 months & doing all the tests he wanted to order (whether I thought they were medically necessary or not) he tells me he only wants patients he "can heal", no patients with any chronic medical conditions. Disappointing for a primary care provider and one who lists himself as a "specialist" in fibromyalgia, which is usually a chronic condition. Disappointing knowledge of fibromyalgia and it's related medical conditions. Also, not knowledgeable in what Medicare covers when I referred a patient to him. Just told the woman he did not know ;& sent her on her way instead of ordering the adaptive medical equipment she needed due to post-traumatic arthritis.
This doctor became furious and yelled and lectured me when I calmly offered my opinion about my thyroid medication (he was totally against perscribing Armour thyroid). I think this doctor thinks he knows everything and didn't value my opinion or desires. The irony was that he had a painting of Hippocrates on his wall: "Do no harm."
I found him to be very unhelpful--he took his time with call backs, sometimes 2-3 days. Also, he seemed oddly uninformed--he was "unaware" of a connection between diet and colon cancer. Given his supposed background, he seemed quite ignorant. I worried he must have graduated at the bottom of his class and found another physician.
Dr. Kenneth Paul Melvin's Credentials
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- Univ Of Otago, Med Sch, Dunedin, New Zealand (Grad. 1998)
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