Ratings for Dr. Josephine C. Mcallister
I have been seeing Dr. Mc Allister ever since she began to practice in Ithaca and I saw Dr. Horn , her predecessor, for years before that. I was sorry to see Bob Horn retire, but wished him well, and have been THRILLED with the care Dr. Mc Allister has given me and my husband. When I read these reviews listed here I thought I must be on the wrong page since this bears absolutely no resemblance to the experiences I have had!! The office is immaculate and the waiting room very comfortable and the staff is ALWAYS so friendly and helpful. whenever I call for an appointment they are immediately responsive and when there I am always greeted by someone with a smile on their face. there is NEVER a long wait the way there is in most doctor's offices and the office procedures are efficient and effective. I have never had trouble understanding a bill. I sense this is a real team effort and that all the staff are happy in their employment. Dr. McAliister has chosen her excellent PA's with care and they are all very skilled and knowledgeable and have marvelous communication skills. I have seen most of them and like them all! As for Dr. McAllister herself, she is highly professional and extremely well trained and skilled in her field. I have a complex medical history and she has been interested in knowing how I am doing and always asks about my family and grandchildren. She has been through in her diagnosis and has referred me to others for special procedures when necessary. She has come to the office early just to see me when i needed an appointment. I cannot say enough about how pleased I have been with this office and Dr. Mc allister
Dr. McAllister is arrogant. Worse still, she is rude and irrational. Based on my own experience, she should have her medical license revoked and never be permitted to practice medicinine, of any kind, ever again. The very first thing I told her was that I was concerned about scarring. She told me not to worry. The scar on my shoulder is such that people have asked me if I was bitten by a shark. It is seriously that bad. Please, please, please see a different doctor!!!
Completely agree with the reviews stating how knife happy and non-communicative this doctor is. In my first appointment she started circling moles with a pen that no derm had ever had a problem with before and no explanation. Before I knew it 4 nurses(?) were cutting the moles out, again no explanation. Most bizarre doctor's appointment I've ever had.
I had numerous awful experiences here. Mcallister is knife happy and will remove just about anything she can. In one year, I had 13 moles removed, more than I've ever had in my life. I went and got a second opinion and was told it was completely unnecessary. Will never go back.
Efficient office and excellent receptionist who goes out of her way to make an appointment when you need it. Procedures are good though theres a factory atmosphere now, most times I have minor pre-cancerous growth removed by a nurse and dont see McAllister. A big step down from the previous dermatologist, Bob Horn, who made time for his patients.
Dr. Josephine C. Mcallister's Credentials
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- Stanford University School Of Medicine (Grad. 2005)
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