Ratings for Dr. James R. Doran
Dr. Doran is arrogant and egotistical. He lied to about what restrictions he has on him concerning medication. He seldom makes eye contact, just sails into the exam room and parks himself behind the computer. It's as though he uses the computer as a barrier between himself and you. There is no doctor-patient relationship; don't dare to disagree with him! Not a shred of compassion in him. His office staff are wonderful people, but they don't make up for lack of kindness. Why I expressed a concern that my blood pressure readings were high, he cut me off with, "That's an appointment for another day." It's not what you say, it's HOW you say it. Doran is clueless.
Was seeing Doran for Suboxone treatment until he abruptly discharged me because my therapist Ive been seeing isn't on his list of counselors (45 min drives and $$$copays). I had maybe 2 months left of treatment and I would've been done. But he said my only option was to go inpatient. Careless and boldly insensitive
I read some of the other reviews, and I'm not sure who some of these people saw, but in my experiences with him, Dr. James Doran has been very professional yet caring and personal. He has been fully engaged in listening to me - and I've had so many Dr's that DON'T look you in the eye when you are speaking, but Dr. Doran does just that. I've had several visits with him, and each time he's greeted me by asking about something from a previous visit (i.e., did your sinuses clear up?, are you still tired?), which is also rare. Some people may take his level of honesty to be arrogant, but I have challenged him a couple of times, and he's been open to discussion. He's the first physician I've actually wanted to take time to review (except for one horrible gastro doc that treated my late husband), and I am happy to give him kudos for providing a great Dr./Patient experience. And I tend to be hard to please. If you need a PCP, he's a stellar choice.
Dr Doran seemed very knowledgable, however, he seemed very arrogant, judgemental and totally unsympathetic to my condition (of which I have been trying very hard to overcome). Please don't misunderstand, I am not looking for sympathy; but common courtesy, encoragement and understanding would be an industry standard I should think, and I have always been treated with courtesy by other physicians. When he finished with me, he simply pivoted out of the room and sailed away without so much ad a goodbye or a drop dead! Never seen anything like it. I understand folks have bad days, amd maybe this was one of them . Should that be the case and when next I see him, I will most certainly revise this rating. The staff was fantastic!
He thinks he knows everything when in fact he doesn't. He gave me a diagnosis before any of my tests came back.He had me horrified when I left the clinic. The diagnosis turned out to be wrong and I ended up spending 75 dollars on medicine that I did not even need. I will never use him again!
Dr. James R. Doran's Credentials
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- State University Of New York At Buffalo School Of Medicine (Grad. 2001)
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