Ratings for Dr. Audrey O. Schwabe
We have three children who see Dr. Olivera, two of them have been seeing her since they were born. She is pleasant and is very down to earth. Our daughter loves going to the doctor to visit Dr. Olivera. At times she may be in a rush and that may seem rude to some people. I have never felt that she was intentionally rude just the nature of working in a busy, fast city such as New York City. She has always been on time for our appointments and always accommodates our family when we run late for appointments. I am sad to see so many negative comments here.
I dislike this Dr. Schwabe immensely. She scoffs at our concerns, she is rude, and has absolutely no knowledge or interest in my two kids. What is particularly upsetting is that I called the practice several times and asked to be switched to a new doctor- and I was told that I cannot switch. This is too bad, because I go to the practice myself (it is also a primary care and endocrine office) and I have liked and respected literally everyone else there. I am obviously looking not only for a new doctor, but a new practice.
This doctor has very poor bedside manners and an attitude. She doesn't listen to the parents and doesn't address their concerns. My son's head was misshapen and I brought it to her attention at 2 months, and then again at 4 months. I asked for a referral to a specialist to see if he needed a helmet. She said it is minimal, and did not give me a referral even though I asked several times. Now at 12 months, we are seeing another pediatrician, his head is still very visibly misshapen. We were just referred to a neurosurgeon and will most likely have to get a helmet. The new pediatrician noticed the issue right away and even said that one of his ears was positioned further back. Clearly, the head is misshapen. I am so upset. There were other issues during my visits. I am so glad I finally changed my child's doctor and wish I have done so after my first visit to her
We had to wait literally 2 hours for her on more than 1 occasion. Her office is like a dungeon, and the staff is the worst you can imagine. Stupid, inefficient, double billing us, etc. She is a nice person, but it is not worth the wait there at all. My kids HATED going there and so did I. We left and are very happy with our new pediatrician.
Dr. Olivera is very quick with the prescription pad. Before I could say the little spot of dry skin on my daughter's arm was responding well to olive oil, she was writing a prescription for cortisone cream. Then, based on an outdated weight chart, she advised supplementing our breastfed baby with formula. Then said we should take our baby for her 6-month vaccines the day before we go on a 12-plus hour flight. When I said the baby might have an allergic reaction in the sky or the shots may make her cranky, she said, "It's nothing a little Tylenol wouldn't take care of." Needless to say, we're looking for another pediatrician.
Dr. Audrey O. Schwabe's Credentials
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- University Of Michigan Medical School (Grad. 1996)
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