Ratings for Dr. Ben S. Zivney
He was my OB when I moved here and I saw here for 4 years. During those years three things were very consistent. 1. He would call me "kid" every single time. (I'm in my mid-thirties). 2. I would only be in there for my annual and he would always want to discuss if I wanted to have more kids. 3. Make sure I had plenty of his business cards to pass to any of my friends that were planning on having kids. But the boiling point for me everytime would be his paperwork. It asks the question how many births, stillbirths, miscarriages, multiple births then ask how many children I have. Well, my math wouldn't add up because I have 2 kids that were adopted and there wasn't a spot to explain why my math didn't add up correctly. When I was questioned about it, they told me that my kids that were adopted don't count. One would hope if any doctors office understood the pain and challeneges inferity and adoption it would be an OBGYN office. I didn't take it to personal, but instead used that time to explain to them how that can be a very hurtful statement. I recommend to them to add the simple word "biological" when they ask how many children a woman has. Instead of listening to what I was communicated, I was told I was being too sensitive. In my last year there we adopted another child. When I talking with the nurse she found out that we had adopted again and said how she needed update my paperwork. Because how the office layout is everyone is in a larger room getting their vitals down. She was asking the head nurse about it to update the number of my children and where to indciate that child was through adoption. My nurse was so offended by the head nurses statement that she apologized to me over and over again and told me to speak with the doctor about everything, because she was offended for me.
Dr. Zivney is arrogant, rude and totally unhelpful. He is more concerned with impressing me with how great he is than actually helping me. I am a doctor myself and I think he was totally intimidated by that fact. He just wanted to talk down to me. I knew some of the things he tried to pass off to me were not correct.
This man is rude and unprofessional. He doesn't care about your concerns and will talk down to you. I went to him when I found out I was pregnant and he basically told me that he had no respect for young (I was 24) and unwed mothers. I explained that my life choices were none of his business and he recommended I find a new Dr, which I did. This man is arrogant and down right ugly. Please do not go to him if you don't want to be judged and treated like trash. This man is a jerk and I have no idea how he still had patients.
This is the rudest and most condescending doctor I have ever been to. Completely crossed the line and so unprofessional, told me that he was surprised I wasn't diabetic or had high blood pressure because I was over weight. I will never again go back to this doctor.
my wife had a few month long experience being seen by this doctor. He could not diagnose what later turned out to be a fairly trivial problem, instead he apparently chose to question her mental condition. He went as far as meeting with me to lecture me about the root cause of my wife's "problems". I will refrain from describing my thoughts on that lecture as the wording would not be appropriate for this forum. Needless to say that after switching to a well qualified doctor, my wife's condition was correctly diagnosed in a matter of minutes, treated and successfully resolved. My wife's experience with the doctor we switched to has been great, she delivered our kids, has been there every step through the pregnancy providing excellent care. It is true that 95% of what an OB/GYN does is seeing the same 10 conditions they see every day and any doctor will be able to deal with those. But one day you may have something serious and you don't want to take a gamble with someone who is not a good diagnostician. Based on our experience and some other comments about Dr. Zivney, he is just not a very good doctor. Don't put your physical and mental health in jeopardy by being treated by this gentleman, find a better doctor instead.
This is the rudest and most condescending doctor I have ever been to. Completely crossed the line and so childish and unprofessional when asked standard questions about how he did his c-sections. I went to him as I was trying to find a local Gyno and needed help getting pregnant with second child. I actually wanted to see other doctor in firm but he was busy so settled with Zivney. He was fine and there were no issues until I became pregnant and he was my OB. I stayed with him way too long and should have left when I saw the first red flag! He was alway short and never liked answering questions. He always seemed to rush me out and acted like he was in a hurry. Every time I asked about the c-section and how he did the procedure (since it was my second child I had something to compare to and had a previous c-section) he would say we would discuss it later. He also got on to my 3 year old child at one of the appointments and was pretty out of line but I let it go. Finally at my 32 week apt I asked him again about how he did his c-section, sutures vs staples and he literally told me that wasn't my concern, that he makes that decision and I need to not tell him how to do his job. He then proceeded to tell me he wasn't discussing it with me and "getting into it with me". The conversation escalated on his account to the point where I walked out on him as he mocked me while I left the room. He was so unprofessional and I have never been talked to that way in my life, especially by a Doctor and supposed to be professional. He took simple patient concerns and made it about his ego. There are many other things but the list goes on. I switched doctors immediately and bottom line, He is appalling.
I was referred to this Dr. because my Dr. is no longer here. I came from a very loving ,caring, and helpful OBGYN who made me as a patient, feel like a family member. I never hesitated to ask my former Dr. a question, and he never made me feel stupid when answering. I also NEVER felt uncomfortable going to see my former Dr! This man was rude and very curt. I gave him a few chances to correct his comments, but he felt like he knew what was best. And basically tried to school me on whom I should and shouldn't share my information with. I wish that I would have read these ratings before I went in to see him because I do not think that I would have gone to my first appointment let alone my second. I will be looking elsewhere for a different OBGYN.
Bless him. I have complete faith in Dr Zivney. He explains everything, listens, and helps with my nervousness. Love his staff. I'm not of child bearing age. Been there though. He helped me out with a mistake that could have been horrible that was made by another doctor. I do feel he has my best interests in mind when I see him.
After being referred to this doctor by a friend, I decided to make my first prenatal appointment with him. My ultrasound showed that I was still very early in pregnancy and the baby could not be seen yet. Doctor Zivney was very quick to inform me that I may also be losing the baby. He did nothing but throw me into a panic over what could and very well may be a perfectly healthy pregnancy. He was quite overbearing and when I asked him if he had a minute to answer my questions as to what I should expect, he told me,"I am very busy. I see a lot of patients in this clinic and I still have patients to see. I don't mean to blow you off but I am a very busy doctor." He did allow me to ask him a question or two but he would start talking over me before I could finish my questions. He was very overbearing, somewhat rude, and uncaring. I did not feel comfortable speaking with him and will not go back. His staff, however, is amazing.
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- University Of Texas Medical School At Houston (Grad. 1988)
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