Ratings for Dr. Norma P. Veridiano
Bad Doctor. Waited three hours to be seen. Receptionist tried to charge me a $50 co-pay when my insurance covers OB/GYNs in full. Luckily I know my benefits. After I was called, waited an additonal 20+ minutes in the room for the doctor. She wasn't pleasant or comforting. Never Again
1st time patient..i went in for a pap. Told it was irregular. Made an Appt but had to cancel. Nurse called me after I canceled to say that I needed to come in for a colpscopy. I told her that the dr told me, I needed a pap not a colpscopy. Went in the next day for the colpscopy. During the procedure, i asked if everything was ok..dr said Fine. She then proceeded to call in the nurse, I saw the scissors, dr started cutting me, I felt pinching and then bleeding, the dr then said that i would bleed for 3 days. I was in SHOCK. I then asked the dr what did u do? Why did you cut me? Did you do a biopsy? She then said ..Yes because you are HPV+. I said No..I was told I was neg. She insisted I was + until she checked my file & saw I was negative. I am tramatized. She explained nothing before cutting me. Within 24 hrs, I went from needing a pap, to a colpscopy to a biopsy. I am so upset. IT WAS THE MOST HORRIBLE & MOST SCARY EXPERIENCE OF MY ENTIRE LIFE.
This doctor is a nightmare. At 24 years old, I've been visiting gynecologists for 8 years - my mother is in the profession in Eastern Europe. Never have I been asked such irrelevant questions when visiting a doctor for the first time for an annual checkup. She asked when I began sexual activity (i.e., when I'd lost my virginity), how many sexual partners I'd had, and if I ever planned on getting married. She then denied me birth control - which I've been using for six years for PMDD and to regulate my cycles - because I smoke occasionally. While I understand it is completely within her right as as a medical professional to deny women birth control because of smoking, it should be noted that the risk of pulmonary embolism and other health risks begin after the age of 35 (hence having been prescribed oral contraceptives by previous doctors). Simply put, the chances of a 24 graduate student getting pregnant and experiencing painful periods is MUCH higher. HORRIBLE doctor.
I just found out last year that I had cummincable disease. I had it for several taking regular blood test to make sure I was free and clear. She reassured me that I was "Clean". It was not until last year I requested a copy and saw that I was not "clean". Her explanation is that since I never should symptoms that I am fine, while I had to go to 2 other doctors who actually explained to me the details of what was going with me. Of course since diagnosis, I am mentally stressed. Angry that I was never properly informed. It was one of her Rude Male doctors that bluntly confirmed that I had communicable disease. The Good thing is that it is not life threatening - but mentally it is torture. Also the 3 years I had been going to the Rockaway Parkway office and inquired about fertility issues, no one ever assisted me with any info outside of having sex more frequently. Duhhhh. Of course I am not going there anymore. I was told I should file a law suit.
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