Ratings for Dr. Anna A. Kulidjian
Dr Kulidjian helped me enormously after being diagnosed with a bone cancer in 2017. While tending to show up a fair amount later than the scheduled time, I was also the beneficiary of this: she spent a full hour with me, even calling a surgeon in England to try and help me get what is a very rare operation, which she had not had enough experience to do herself. Rare for a surgeon, she also embraces the possibility of other treatments such as proton therapy (which I did), and asked me to provide her with details of the worldwide research I carried out on that. I will see her again soon and look forward to her advice as I go into my 2nd cancer-free year post diagnosis.
I wish I would have read these reviews before I went to her. Horrible bedside manner. Here are a few of the comments that were made: "you know, this is a very common tumor and you can find any information on it by searching the internet" - when asking questions. "I have other patients that have significantly larger tumors and they are handling it just fine" - when when asking about daily pain. Not an exaggeration when I say she was the rudest doctor I've ever visited.
My experience with the Dr. was mixed. She was so nice my first visit. But truthfully, she can make you feel very bad about things too. I don't think she has a filter and she does get very angry with you if you make her upset. She operated on a tumor in my foot and I had a good outcome. For that I am grateful. I think she is a bit on the moody side.
Dr. Kulidjian performed my hip replacement surgery at UCSD Thornton Hospital and I am very happy with the results. My recovery has gone very smoothly and I'm pain-free and walking without assistance after less than two weeks. My interactions with her have been brief, with her resident and other staff members handling the majority of post-surgical care. This is standard in teaching hospitals. Every time I've interacted with her she has been polite and straightforward. We even joked a little in the OR just before surgery. The hospital staff communicated clearly and were pleasant. The clinic staff is swamped, and there were some paperwork snafus but overall it's clear they're doing the best they can with limited resources and a hefty patient load. I would recommend her to others.
Dr. Kulidjian had less than no time for respectful communication, rather she was abusive. Her narcissistic hubris makes her a potential danger to her patients. Throughout the entire 2014 holiday season she tortured me with a staph infection and then laughed out loud in the follow visit. She has too much power and is not right, if you catch my meaning. She is dangerous.
Very unsympathetic with the worst bedside manner I have ever seen or imagined. With wait times of more than one hour in the lobby to see her even with an appointment, and very expensive billing rates, I would rather not treat my cancer than have to see her again.
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