Ratings for Dr. Karen O. Brainard
One of the best doctors I've been to. If you like someone who wants to help you with chroniv issues and not just throw a prescription pad your way once a year, she's a good pick. Long waiting list, so call months in advance for your new patient appointment
I saw Dr. Brainard for one year…during that time, she never touched me. She wore her stethoscope but didn't use it, until I asked her to. I had been hospitalized for an aortic valve issue (serious) but she never diagnosed it. Dr.s in hospital made the diagnosis when I was admitted by ambulance. Even with a diagnosis in hand, she listened to my chest and said I had a wheezing in my lungs…X-ray, refuted that. Scary experience. I would not recommend her for any condition…ever.
Dr. Brainard agreed to be my GP, and I had a well visit. Ten months later when I was ill, I called the office and there was no appt available for 2 months. I assume she only wants to see well patients if she leaves no time in her schedule available for sick patients. The receptionist berated me because I had not been to the office for a checkup in 10 months. Doctors do not want to see sick patients, only crank out the well patient visits and rake in the money. The so-called "health care" industry is pathetic.
Staff told me I wasn't on the books for an appointment, then called me to remind me of the appointment I didn't have. Nurse never returned calls. Left me with a UTI that I had to go to another doctor to get treated. Dr. Brainard was not very bright. Told me to read a book instead of explaining her treatment. Came away thinking she was a Quack. Save your money, you will be throwing it away if you see this doctor
seven weeks to get appt; then she is behind 60-90 min. always try to give you her nurse to treat you who charges the same price as MD. late appt's frequently cancelled. new office; cheap on the AC; must have been 90 degrees. will not go back or recommend.
when calling her office i never get to speak with the nurse or doctor. on several occasions i had to wait for up to 5 days to get a call back.dr brainard places too much emphasis on buying products sold in her office. wait time for appointments has often been over an hour.she has expressed disdain for educating oneself especially via the internet
Dr. Karen O. Brainard's Credentials
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- Medical College Of Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine (Grad. 1984)
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