Ratings for Dr. Geneva L. Hill
I totally agree with all the previous comments--looks at computer not at patient, does not listen to your comments, has VERY tunnel vision, does not listen to your symptoms but just treats with her standard drugs/labs/xrays irregardless of your symptoms. She may be knowledgeable of rhuematology but cannot relate outside standard protocol.
I have been a patient for over 2 years now and I am not happy with Dr. Hill. She doesn't have any bed-side manner. I receive infusions every 8-weeks which is an expensive service. I have been trying to talk to her about coming off the treatments and going another route that wouldn't be as toxic as the infusions. She won't even discuss it. At my last visit, she insisted that I get a TB blood test even though I had pasted my skin test and wasn't exhibiting any symptoms of TB. It makes me feel she cares more about what she can bill my insurance rather than listening to my concerns and giving me some control over my treatment plan. I am shopping for a new physician.
I have RA that began when I was living in another state. I moved and began to see Dr. Hill. She didn't listen to my medical history; only that I was in pain. She tested me for fibromyalgia, even though I told her that I was diagnosed with RA. She told me that I was too fat, and that if I lost weight I wouldn't be in pain, even though my blood work showed that my ANA was through the roof. She told me that I would have to come back when any of my knuckles swelled to prove I had a problem. When ONE of my knuckles swelled, I got right in and when she saw me, she said, "Well I guess you do have RA." That was when she started treatment. The meds I was taking caused a severe reaction. When I called her (she was on call) she asked me whose patient I was. She didn't remember me. She told me that the meds I was taking wouldn't cause that kind of reaction and it must be something else. I ended up in the hospital for 19 days. My spleen was taken out, I was given chemo, and was out of work for 3 months. All because of the medication she said couldn't have caused this kind of problem. (Dr. Lawson's staff knew it was the medication as soon as they saw me!) Save your time, money, dignity, and your life!
As a medical professional my self everything in these reviews concerning Dr. Hill are 100% true, she is possibly the most dismissive physician I have ever seen. I have had 5-6 appointments with her over the past few years and I have left so frustrated each and every time because she acts like she has never laid eyes on you on your chart before, she clearly does not review her notes or lab work before entering the room. I do not recommend this physician--it is no accident that she has more reviews on this site compared to other Rhuem. in the area and all but two are negative and repeat the same story over and over.
Eyes on her computer the whole time. Ask u a question then types on computer and looks like she never heard your answer and jumps to another question. Then when my disability review agent called her she told him there were no records on me for the last year. I have been her patient for over 3 years. Bloodwork done every 6 weeks or more. My bank account certainly shows my record of seeing her multiple times. She forgets EVERYTHING. Called me once to say liver enzymes were up. Then called me next day with same conversation not recalling her previous call.
Okay , but goes through changes , goes back on her words and is forgetful. I thought she was a Fibromyalgia specialist but, I found out she isn't. It is not even listed as one of the illnesses that she treats on her information page on Piedmont Arthritis 's website
At first visit, she was wonderful. However, second visit, she couldn't remember what was discussed last visit (although since she is constantly typing into computer during my visits, it seems she could have referred to notes ??) By third visit, I felt degraded by her lack of human empathy toward a few of my concerns about the medication. I didn't appreciate this since I don't have many concerns, and am not a "high-maintenance" person. Each visit, she said something different, contradicting info given in previous visits. I am paying her to see me, and I don't know where to turn next. I would like to change doctors, as I like being treated with at least small amounts of courtesy.
I will never go back to this doctor. First she was very rude because I had perfume on. I had no idea I couldn't wear perfume there but she didn't have to be rude about it. She left the door open because of the perfume so I'm sure people could hear our conversation about my medical history..is that a violation of Hippa? My perfume is not cheap and I only had a little on. She is very very condescending and wouldn't let me finish my answers to her questions before asking another question. She was quick to say I was wrong about research I have studied for years. I will be finding a doctor who is more concerned about me...never in my life have I wanted to hurry and get out of a doctor's office.
Dr. Hill is ok, but maybe not my preference for the future. She appears disinterested and bored during patient appointments. But perhaps she is struggling with her own health challenges, who knows... She did give me an informational print-out with a few helpful suggestions for my condition. She was not quick to diagnose anything, which depending on your health goals, could be bad or good. It's easy for a doctor to slap a label on someone before really investigating, so in that sense, I am glad she did a thorough evaluation before jumping to conclusions. Thankfully, my health improved and I have not had to go back.
Dr. Geneva L. Hill's Credentials
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- Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536 (Grad. 1987)
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