Ratings for Dr. John Drew Laurusonis
I had to wait 15 mins past my appointment time. But glad I did. I have another Doctor I see locally, well I say see a Doctor I actually only see the assistant. But I have had issues with my upper back and needed an actual Doctor. Sent me for MRI, helped me understand the result and took time to go through it. Maybe a bit overly helpful as took longer than I would have liked.
Dr. Laurusonis is the worst doctor I have ever experienced! He has NO bed-side manner! He has cursed and thrown things at his staff AND patients. He shut down his 'pill mill' clinic overnight without even telling his patients and then making them pay $35 for their records! I told my NEW doctor this and he said that per state law he can't legally charge more than $26!! I tried to get my records but now their phone number has been disconnected. I seen his billboards just put up for Doctors Medical Center within two weeks of him suddenly closing and heard that he had just put out a bunch of ads in Saavyshopper. Seems fishy to me...why would someone close their business overnight after spending thousands of dollars trying to advertise for it?!!! He's trying to hide out but I found him on Satellite and Steve Reynolds Blvd working for a Dr. McNeill trying to keep it on the downlow after being investigated by Medicare and defrauding them by $4500. This guy needs to be investigated by the DEA.
I took my employees to this doctor and his practice for DOT physicals. The wait time for the 4 of us was less than 2 hours, which I thought was pretty good. The doctor and his staff were very friendly. All the paperwork was addressed and processed correctly. I did not have any issues of concern during my/my employees visit and after the fact.
This is an urgent car center. I went here on the weekend to be treated for a pre existing condition. The front office person was friendly and the nurse was also friendly. One of things I was most surprised about was the wait time and the amount of time it took to be treated. There were other patients there and I was taken back in less than 20 minutes and out in slightly over an hour. The dr seemed to know his stuff and was also friendly to me.
I typically do not rate services either good or bad, however, i feel the need to warn people about this man. I am a doctor myself and went to see this man when i was living in GA temporarily before i graduated from school. Looking back on what happened i find it hard to believe that he has any medical training in his background whatsoever. When i was in his office he was very degrading to me and my mother. He told me that the reason for my symptoms was that i must be pregnant... I was not. Then he tokd me it was because of my poor diet... Even though i repeatedly told him i had a very balanced diet (weighing about 130...while he weighs in around 400+). When he couldnt find the answer he ran test after test to rack up the bill... Very unnecessary tests. He will do anything for a buck...including holding you hostage apparently (just google him). I would NOT recommend that anyone see this "doctor". And definitely do not sign your life away before the visit...you will regret it.
This doctor is dangerous and greedy. I brought a friend in because she was dehydrated from vomiting all night from what was likely food poisoning. As she showed no other symptoms aside from from nausea, all I wanted a doctor to do is treat her for dehydration and prescribe anti-nausea medicine to stop the vomiting. He proceeded to tell us that she would need a strep throat test and a chest x-ray, even though she had no signs of a sore throat. He came back and told us the strep test was positive. I did not believe him. He then had a nurse give her an IV, 3 bags in 45 minutes. She was so bloated and uncomfortable that I finally pulled her out andand took her to the emergency room. The ER said she was given too much IV, and that she has no signs of strep. I had them do a test, just to confirm Dr. Laurisonis was a quack, and sure enough it was negative. he not only took our money because we were required to pay in full before we left, but he also collected from her insurance.
I just moved to the area and needed to find a new dr. They charged me $98 and filed my insurance - rather then take a co-pay. He berated me for my appearance and told me I had thyroid problems. I told him I've had my thyroid checked 2 months ago before I moved. He said I had to pay him an additional $300 or I couldn't get my scripts refilled. I started to cry and then he said I had mental health issues and needed to go to the emergency room. Then, he tore up the scripts in my face! Today, I drove hrs to my former doctor and told him what happened. He is going to report this man to the board. He said there was nothing wrong with my thyroid and he would never demand a patient pay $300 for a $25 test. This dr went to a medical wanna be school that will graduate anyone. He was mean, cruel, and needs to have his license removed.Later I looked online and found out he has been arrested to holding a patient hostage when they couldnt pay $700.
I went in to see this doctor because I was told he would be able to help me refill my antianxiety medication. I spoke to him and her seemed to completely understand what I was going through. I was with Kaiser and my insurance is lapsing for one month so I had to see another doctor to try to get back on my medicine until I can see my regular doctor. "Oh, of course we can take care of you, I completely understand". Now, you need to have another $300 test that you had six months ago before I can prescrible you your Celexa. Just five minutes before he told me he was writing my prescription. I told him I couldn't afford it and he preceded to tell me he had to or else I was out of luck. I went outside and called my husband on the phone crying and they preceded to call the police and say I was arguing loudly in the parking lot with my daughter. My daughter is 17 months old. I just looked up this "doctor" online and found he was indicted two years ago for holding a patient hostage.
Dr. John Drew Laurusonis's Credentials
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- American Univ Of The Caribbean, Sch Of Med, Plymouth, Montserrat (Grad. 1983)
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