Ratings for Dr. Carey Dobbins-Sood
Dr. Dobbins-Sood is a wonderful doctor. She is knowledgeable and does her job. I appreciated her not getting all emotional when I was pregnant and dealing with additional stressful personal issues; it helped me to figure out how to handle the stress without meds. She is quite matter-of-fact and that is what I like in a doctor and what I needed. She listened to my needs and concerns before and during my pregnancy, and after delivery and I have a very healthy wonderful baby boy. Thank you.
I am 21 weeks pregnant with my second child. I saw Dr. Dobbins today because I was having high blood pressure and vision problems among a list of other symptoms. She was not friendly and did not act like she was even listening. She showed absolutely no response to anything I told her and offered no suggestions as to the cause of my high blood pressure (I already take medication twice a day per another doctor in the office.) She told me to do a 24 hour urine collection but then never even bothered to send the orders to the lab despite sending me off to go pick up the kit. I felt that she did not spend adequate time with me to access my health problems. I did not like my visit with her and am hoping she is not the one in the delivery room! Because of her, I am HIGHLY considering a new OBGYN office, one who does not risk the safety of myself or my unborn child because the doctor is disinterested in the patients!
I saw Dr. Dobbins in August 2012 for a regular exam and to discuss some issues. I found her to be very knowledgeable about my issues and she made the appropriate referral to another specialist who turned out to be excellent. I was actually surprised at how much time she spent with me- answered all my questions and even empathized a little and shared a personal experience of her own. I will go back to her again this year and would feel comfortable recommending her to a friend or family member. I do agree that the wait times at WellStar are long, and the front desk staff is not always prompt or very friendly, but this isn't really the doctor's fault.
Dr. Dobbins' bedside manner leaves a lot to be desired. I went in for a yearly checkup and to ask some questions about some existing health issues I had been having. During our visit, I became emotional about my ongoing health issues and I was looking for help and reassurance from her. The way she looked at me made me feel like I had 5 heads. I mentioned the fact that I was dealing with some anxiety and was currently withdrawing off my meds (a decision I came to with help from my therapist, psychiatrist, and primary care physician). Dr. Dobbins told me that because I was getting emotional and upset about my ongoing health issues, it's "a very bad idea to go off my medicine." I thought, so essentially, she thinks that getting upset over health issues that worry me is abnormal and I should be on meds. Ridiculous in my opinion. Dr. Dobbins made me feel like an alien. Based on her reaction to me, I decided she is not the best doctor for me and I will be looking for better one.
Dr. Carey Dobbins-Sood's Credentials
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- Mercer University School Of Medicine (Grad. 2004)
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