Ratings for Dr. Kevin Weiland
Visited this doctor as a new patient for a yearly checkup. After his nurse took BP and heart rate his contribution was basically an ear, nose and respiratory exam and an order for general blood work. Hardly what i am used to for a yearly exam especially that I just turned 50. Had mentioned the prescription drugs and dosages I was currently taking and noted on his visit review document that he had noted all the dosages incorrectly. I should, "continue taking 100 mgs of Imitrex 4 times a day"? If that were the case I'd have much bigger problems! His general knowledge of prescription drugs left me feeling that he has not kept current for some time. While many drugs can fall into the same category, the way each works can differ but the doctor's reply to my request to switch a given medication was to the effect of, "they're all the same". I can not recommend Dr. Weiland due to his apparent lack of medical knowledge and the inaccuracy of documentation. Surely the latter outweigh the former.
The amount of time spent during the physical exam averages 5 min or less. Not thorough in the least. Prostate exam "in and out"...that's it. Professional but very defensive if asked questions. May be a very good generalist however with multiple medical conditions, may not be a good choice for a physician.
This pleasant and friendly doctor spent adequate time discussing my medical history, but the physical exam was extremely cursory. He didn't listen to carotids, iliac arteries, palpate lymph nodes or abdomen, such as to check for pulsatile masses, ie. a check for developing aneurisms, or check for peripheral pulse strength. The least thorough exam I've ever received. He didn't do a prostate exam which might be all right given some of the evidence that precludes such exams in low risk moderately older men, but there are always exceptions to studies that find such results. I do not enjoy the exam, but need to do more checking to see if it still should be done even in light of a history of low PSA results. Dr. Weiland and his nurse have been very helpful with fast response to prescriptions and queries about various subjects. I believe I'll still try this gentleman in the future, but hope for more in depth examinations, especially as I get older.
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- University Of South Dakota School Of Medicine (Grad. 1992)
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