Ratings for Dr. James M. Hull
I've only been to see Dr. Hull once. I was there to establish care and get a wellness exam. Everything was fairly routine until I got a bill for $154. Wellness exams are supposed to be free as part of my insurance coverage. However, he billed me for a sick visit because of my acid reflux. We talked about this condition as part of my medical history for about 2 minutes of the hour that I was there. I was not having any problems at all with my acid reflux on that day. I've tried many times to try and a speak with him about this. He will not return my calls. He will not change the billing code. So, I'm out $154 and I get to pay a higher health insurance premium because there's no history of a wellness exam on my record. Dr. Hull seems very knowledgable, but I do not trust him to handle my billing properly.
While Dr. Hull is nice and fairly professional, he was terrible at treating my migraines. I went to him for years and he never suggested taking triptan medicines that actually stop the migraine, instead of just pain medication that only dulls the pain. Finally I ended up in the ER, where a doctor told me about drugs like Imitrex, and seemed surprised that a doctor who practices internal medicine wouldn't have told me about it. He seemed clueless when I explained how these medicines work.
I saw this Doc for many years. The first time he was rude to me I blew it off as a bad day. The second time I thought, No Way Dude! Walked out of there and thought I am never going back here and I didn't. He is an intelligent Doc who is burned out-my impression.
Dr. Hull is always busy (aren't they all?) but he will take time to answer questions. I've never had to see him for anything but fairly routine complaints--a really bad cold a few times--but he seems competent. Doesn't try every new medication that comes along. I feel good about going to him. Since I haven't tried out many doctors--three in about adult 40 years--I don't have many others to compare him to, but I'd rate him highly.
Dr. James M. Hull's Credentials
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- U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225 (Grad. 1981)
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