Ratings for Dr. Joanne Herrman
I enjoyed Dr. Hermann's sense of humor at first but quickly became very uncomfortable with her. She performed a painful uterine procedure in her office without anesthetic just days before she removed a fibroid in the hospital which makes me wonder why she did the office procedure. Then, after the surgery, she knew that I was anxious to receive the results of the biopsy, but waited 4 days after she received the report, until I came into her office, to let me know the results. Maybe that was her staff's fault. Maybe she asked them to call me with the results and they didn't. I don't know, but I just can't recommend this doctor. Sorry.
Substitutes Ridicule and Superstition for Knowledge. I'd give zero stars if I could. After a 40-minute wait for a $200 annual appt, Dr. Joanne Herrman: 1. Responded to my colloidal silver use with, "Oh, you want to become a Smurf?" First, ridicule is not a medical practice. Second, do your homework "Doctor" - Ionic silver causes Argeria, not colloidal silver, which is used in hospitals for newborns eyes and for burn patients to prevent infection. 2. Responded to my estrogen dominance and adrenal exhaustion with, "I don't believe in those; they don't exist." Last I checked, Medicine is a Science, not a religion one gets to "believe in" or "not believe in". Thank God for resources like Dr. Lam, Dr. James Wilson and the book, "Stop The Thyroid Madness" or I would still be bedridden. 3. When I attempted to give her actual data based on my test results, she said it was, "just rumors". Medical professionals with this level of selective ignorance should be barred from practice.
Dr. Herrman is one of the most polite and welcoming GYNs that I have visited. She always makes me feel at ease, and she provides thorough explanations for everything she is doing. She has helped me find the correct birth control after trying so many different ones. She takes the time to answer any questions I have (which in turn probably makes other people's wait time a little longer). I was unfortunately diagnosed with HPV and Dr. Herrman, as well as her staff, were all extremely helpful. They answered all of my questions with much detail and reassured me when I had doubts. I've always had to wait about 20 minutes or so for my appts, but who doesn't now a days? Her office is a bit outdated and could probably use some TLC, and they are still using paper charts which makes things a little bit slower... but other than that Dr. Herrman has been wonderful to me.
This doctor is the worst. First off she weighs about 300 lbs. I'm not sure I want health advice from such a person. She wants you to take whatever prescription she gives and leave. If you dare to ask too many questions she rolls her eyes and makes infantile and condescending comments. When I expressed some concern about medications she prescribed, she said "you don't have to take it, you can just die". A bit juvenile and unprofessional for an MD. Doesn't really inspire trust. Worst of all she doesn't allow ANY dignity while she is examining you at all. She has a rude and angry staff who huff and puff and generally behave as if you are burdening them by merely showing up at their desk. Finally, she will refer you for useless tests to enrich her collegues. This office also sent me someone else's lab results due to their similar name, this after calling me incessantly, weeks after I had last been there, demanding I call them. Turned out they were trying to reach another person entirely.
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- University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine (Grad. 1979)
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