Ratings for Dr. Stephen R. Seal
I absolutely adore Dr Seal. I see him only annually now for an ultrasound of what remains of my thyroid after a small malignancy, but he couldn't be any more thorough, patient, or compassionate. Another poster mentioned his "dry" sense of humor: I love it, of course, but I imagine some may not expect it when they may be at a somewhat stressful appointment. As to being arrogant or having a "God Complex": When I inquired as to why my incision looked the way it did, he didn't seem offended (unless I completely missed his tone, lol). Instead, he calmly explained his reasoning for its look, and not even 4 years later, you have to squint to see the scar. I don't believe he's sporting a "God Complex" by any means; I really just think it's his sense of humor and his attempt to keep things as light as possible. I've been put off by docs before, only to go back out of necessity and be happily surprised to have initially been wrong. I hope that this turns out to be the case for others as well.
Have seen this Dr twice. Very knowledgeable and quick. He has a very dry wit, which , by reading some of these comments I see some folks could not deal with. I personally think he is a very good Dr, professional and knows his business. Thank you Dr Seal
I had rhinoplasty 4 days ago. There must be two Dr. Seals, because the one that did my surgery is totally opposite of the negative comments made by others. He came highly recommended, was a delightful & caring man. I felt he was taking care of me to the extreme. He even Called my home to see how I was doing. In a few days, His creation will be revealed. If his work is half as good as his patient care, & his friendly demeanor, I'd say we have a 5 Star Doctor right here in Asheville, NC
I cannot believe some of the comments I read on here about Dr. Seal. I read the ratings and reviews on this site and another site while sitting in the parking lot waiting for the first visit with him after my husband was referred to him with cancer of the jawbone and gum. I told my husband that if Dr. Seal was too rude, we would just leave and get a referral to someone else. The referring surgeon had said he is the best in the field, but I thought there had to be other good ones. However, when we went in, the staff was very friendly, took his co-pay and offered a receipt. The nurse who took us back was joking with us and put us very much at ease. When Dr. Seal entered the room, he introduced himself and was courteous and thorough in his exam. He answered all questions, ordered a PET scan (we already had the results of a CT), and proceeded from there to schedule and perform surgery. From that time on, every Dr. and nurse who has seen my husband has remarked about the superb quality of the surgery and the rapidity of his healing. Dr. Seal laughs and jokes with us on every visit, and quietens our fears throughout this ordeal. We love him and are very grateful for his vast knowledge and for basically saving my husband's life while preserving as much as possible of his facial features and quality of life. Thank you Dr. Seal and all the staff at Mission and Asheville Head, Neck and Ear!!!!
The worst doctor I have ever encountered, terrible bedside manner and nothing was explained at all. He spent 2 minutes in the room and walked out, no introductions, no eye contact .. his eyes stayed on the floor or his hands the whole time and didn't even help. I will be complaining to the manager.
This was the second worst experience of all time. Me wife visited w/a temperature going on 14 days looking for help. We were 1 of 2 couples in the office. Arrived 20 min. Early for paperwork. 45 min past app time wife went back. Waited 30 more min. Dr. Seal w/ a God complex. Snide remarks to wife. Told her she needed a CT scan but had to pay $400 up front. Wife said she couldn't do that. Dr. Seal said," Well then, come back when you win the lottery". Wouldn't even listen to her. She left in tears!
Stay away from Dr. Stephen Seal!!! I was referred to him because I had a lump on my neck I wanted diagnosed. Not only does he have the worst bedside manner I've ever seen in a doctor, you can tell how arrogant he is just by the way he walks; then how he talks to you confirms it. He said what I had was a tumor in the parotid gland and he needed to do a biopsy to rule out cancer. Of course, I had to sign a waiver before the biopsy. When I questioned the assistant about the form, which claimed I had received information I never did, she said it was "just a standard form" —in other words, you either sign it or you don't get the biopsy, even if you're signing something that is not true. But I guess that's the medical industry in a nutshell. The biopsy was a quick procedure, and I went home with a band-aid on the punctured wound. The day after, however, the whole area was inflamed, bruised, I felt sick all over, had a fever and shooting pains throughout my head. The tumor was twice its size and extremely sore to the touch. It was the weekend, so I managed the pain as best as I could, although it made sleeping almost impossible. It still hurts, but I'm using homeopathy to treat it, now that I know what it is. I would NEVER again put myself in the hands of such mindless, incompetent doctor!
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- LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE IN SHREVEPORT (Grad. 1983)
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