Ratings for Dr. Patricia X. Gao
Dr. Gao prescribes antibiotics for everything, she is always real quick to medicate young children instead of advising parents what to do at home to self medicate. she loves to drug up your kids. Also, her staff lacks in knowledge in the medical field and are very poorly educated. One girl didn't even know how to draw my child's blood work and they had to get someone else to stick her again. Also the first girl had a horrific smell of cigarettes on her, and it made me sick to my stomach. She looked so trashy and very slutty nails. They constantly have volunteers and externs that don't know what they are doing. This place just sucks and I will never go again. Oh one more thing, if you go to this place come with lunch and dinner because you and your kids will starve waiting to be seen.
Dr. Gao has an excellent bedside manner with children. She really gets to know them and just adores them. Her staff are also friendly and helpful. Dr. Gao also listens to parents and is open to their concerns and preferences. She has taken good care of my daughter over the years and I trust her judgment. I'm very picky and highly recommend her.
First of all doctor Gao and her staff are great did you's ever think its you's with the attitudes cause you have no patience in waiting and if you give attitude expect it in return they've never given me and my wife no problem in our 5 years there they are all a bunch of sweethearts if your polite to them they are polite to you but if your rude then you get what you get and dont get upset!!
Dr. Gao is very knowlegable. She saved our daughter's life one time by accurately diagnoised her condition as a serious health problem rather than a common fever. However, her staff are not very efficient just like the comments from some other people. The wait time is indeed very long, about 40 minutes to more than an hour due to multiple bookings for the same time slot.
I'll never bring my children back again!!! My kids have been going to Dr Gao for 14 yrs! She was great back then...but now, horrible!! What happened here Dr?!? Your office staff is a bunch of nasty, brutal women. Wait time is 3 hrs, are you kidding me?!? That's unacceptable! There are too many pediatricians in this area and I refuse to be treated by this nasty office staff and wait for 3 hrs to be rushed out! NO WAY!! It's a shame Dr Gao, you and your office staff have changed, so must I, to a new doctor!
I have three kids and seen Dr. Gao for almost ten years. I am now looking for a new pediatrician because we cannot stand the terrible office staff and long waiting anymore. In the past ten years, I have experienced waiting time getting worse. Now average waiting is 2 - 3 hours for seeing Dr. Gao for 5 min. The front desk staff is the worst I've ever seen in any service related areas. She never smiles. If you dare to ask her a question, you may not get an answer. but you are always guaranteed with her attitude and eye balls. I complained her to the office manager, Daniella. Daniella jumped right into argument with me without even asking my concerns. I asked the front desk person's name so that I can write a formal complain letter. They refused to give to me! I also had concerns on the increasing aggressiveness Dr. Gao prescribe antibady. This happens very often in the past two years. Dr. Gao needs respect patient time and hire new staff that at least smiles.
My children have been seeing her for 6+ years. I'm not sure why it took me so long to change despite other doctors (specialists and ER) and several pharmacists telling me to do so. She misdiagnoses and over-prescribes medicines both in quantity and dosage. Many times I never gave the meds to the kids, because I disagreed, and they were better two days later without them. In the beginning, she was very thorough, the wait time was short, and did not rush at all. Early on, too, the staff was very good. All of that has changed now, but more alarming and more attention, is the amount of medications she prescribes.
Dr. Patricia X. Gao's Credentials
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- Beijing Med Univ, Beijing, Beijing, China (Grad. 1986)
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