Ratings for Dr. Christine Szeto
Been a patient of hers for years but Dr.Szeto has become more inattentive, abrupt, and impatient during my appointments. What a coincidence that another patient review also mentioned Dr. Szeto's irritability when asked about using vitamin supplements. She can also make you feel stupid if you ask about worrisome symptoms - THAT'S THE WHOLE POINT OF THE APPOINTMENT! As a result, I am looking for a new doctor.
My husband and I have been going to Dr Szeto for a few years now. She is caring and truly is our family Dr. Her nurse Carey is really nice too. My only concern is that now I'm 2 months pregnant and will have to find a GYN since she does not deliver.
I love dr.szeto. I have been looking for a good dr for years. I'm so happy that my mom recommended her, as she's been a patient for some time. Dr. Szeto is so caring, knowledgable and takes her time. I had a miscarriage earlier this year and she made sure to call me regularly through the day it happened and sqeezed me in to her packed schedule the next day. She even called me as soon as the blood work came back and following up the next morning. Her staff is among too! I will go to Dr. Szeto as long as I live in LA. She's awesome!
When I complained about pain in my hands and that my grandmother had Rhumatoid Arthritis, her response was "You probably have Arthritis." There ARE tests for this, but no mention of testing from her. If positive, it's suppose to be treated to prevent further damage! When asking about taking vitamins/supplements, she was obviously annoyed when I asked for specifics for the dosages. At my last visit, I was concerned with my symptoms and asked a lot of questions. Her response was if my symtoms persisted, she could prescribe an ANTI-ANXIETY. That wasn't my medical issue. No mention of any further tests, just chalked it up to anxiety. She clearly wrote off my symptoms as being due to anxiety because I was very concerned and asked lots of questions. Please! That really turned me off and I haven't been back since. Expect a good hour wait, even with an appt. Their pharmacy never calls you back, even if your request is urgent! (And they rarely answer that line as well.) Find another dr
I've always had a pleasant experience with her, and would recommend her. She has always been willing to sit with me as long as it takes to answer ALL my questions. She also never makes me feel stupid for answering ANY questions. I can appreciate that in her. I hate when I (common folk) ask a Dr. (board cert. PhD) any question that yes may seem a lil silly, but none the less a question, and i receive a "are your realy asking me this you stupid idiot" type stare. it's happened in the past, and I love that dr. szeto is nice enough to always understand I'M NOT A DOCTOR, and she's there to not only treat, but inform.
Dr. Szeto is the best! I don[t think I've ever had a better GP. She is very knowledgable about women's issues and has an excellant, conservative approach to treatment. I'd recommend her to anyone looking for a good GP. I do agree that the waiting time is long but it's well worth it.
If I could give negative stars to Dr. Szeto I would. She is a negligent physician. When visiting her for a severe fever, nausea and flu she injected me with a medication that SHE had written on my charts, at an earlier appointment, as something I was allergic to. Due to this negligence I ended up in the emergency room at 3am on a Saturday morning because neither she nor the doctor on call from her office answered repeated pages over a 2 hour period. She didn't show up until 6 hours later. And after being informed as to her initial mistake of administering a toxic drug, she neither admitted to it, nor apologized, nor offered to pay for any of the over $7000.00 in hospital bills resulting from her malpractice. Mistakes happen, but the LEAST a doctor could do is to take responsibility for their own mistakes. Szeto would not even admit provable negligence.
This was my first visit and previous ratings led me to go to her. The entire office was friendly and welcoming and the doctor was patient and thorough. She was easy to talk to and I felt very comfortable discussing numerous issues. I am very glad I found this doctor.
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- University Of California, Ucla School Of Medicine (Grad. 1992)
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