Ratings for Dr. Gordon Holton
This "DR" is my mother's. He told her she had diverticulitis a couple of years ago based on no report. I told her not to believe him because he seemed like a crackpot but I knew at the back of her mind what he told her was still there. My mother had an echocardiogram last year and he told her there was nothing to worry about. One of the cardiologists asked him to schedule another echocardiogram but he didn't at least not until the cardiologist reminded him several months later. When he received the results he had his nurse call my mother to come into the office but she already had an appointment set up for another problem. He talked to her only about the results of the echocardiogram and when she tried to bring up the problem she had made the appointment for he didn't want to hear it and walked out of the room. My sister and I spent from 5:00 p.m. yesterday to 3:00 a.m. this morning at the hospital with our mother who was given an ultrasound and who we then had to bring back at 10:30 this morning for a CAT scan. By the way, the CAT scan proved she did NOT have diverticulitis and so he lied to her. What a frigging liar!!!! If this "Dr" had taken the time to deal with the problem we wouldn't have had to go through what we did. He doesn't seem to care...he has his own agenda and doesn't care about his patient. My sister has him for a doctor as well. She had a woman's problem and she went to see him. He gave her the swab and told her to swab herself and left the room while she did it! What kind of doctor tells the patient to swab herself??????? STAY AWAY FROM THIS DOCTOR!
I am very happy with Dr.Holton. As I read the negative comments I understand that some people are never happy, like the one coming with the report "from three other doctors" - makes one wander why not stay with any of those three, so it is a good riddance for Dr.Holton. And same with melanoma - it is rare in children and office biopsy is common practice, or go wait for skin surgery - 6 mo or more delay in diagnosis, and the outcome- same biopsy plus a chance of metastasis. I am sad to hear that happened to a poor boy, but the doctor seemed to do his best to help. I hope I do not see dismissive side but so far so good.
I am a new patient of Dr. Holton. I am very disappointed in his attitude and lack of concern over my current health problems. Despite having copies of reports from three other doctors with more training and background, he has labelled my problem as self induced. I want to get a new doctor that understands my medical condition but don't know if I can get a caring doctor.
Dr Holton has been mine and my children's doctor for three years now. We can get in last minute, and when we arrive are usually seen before our scheduled appointment. The nurse and NP are also amazing. Friendly helpful staff who take the time to get to know you. Dr Holton not only makes the time for you and listens to your concerns, he also is easy going and makes every visit a pleasant one. I have absolutely nothing negative to say about the Upper County clinic and it's staff. He has a great sense of humor, attends many conferences and keeps himself up to date with new medical information and practices. My children love him and he is great with kids. He knows how to deal with each of us in our own individual ways. I trust my own and my children's health and well-being with his care. It's a great feeling to walk in there and be recognized and welcomed in such a friendly and familiar manner!
I am trying to find one redeeming quality about the man and his practice but at the moment none come to mind. He rushes through appointments, does not listen to any concerns, is close minded and has been absolutely negligent with the care of both myself and my family. As of today he is no longer our general practitioner, good luck to those that have him.
The nurse and nurse practitioner at this place are great. The same cannot be said for Dr. Holton. Each time I have to see him, he dismisses the medication that I have been on for 8 years because he said it is not curing my disease. I have MS. There is no cure. I see a MS specialist neurologist twice a year that I have complete confidence in. Dr. Holton fails to understand that MS is very unpredictable. I am looking for a new doctor.
Among other very poor medical decisions by Dr. Holton, the latest is that my adult mentally challenged son has just finished a visit to a plastic surgeon to correct an incompetent treatment of a basal cell carcinoma on the left temple. When the mole inititially changed very quickly Dr. Holton attempted to remove it saying it 'likely was nothing' when in fact it was cancerous after the pathology came back. After his procedure it never healed properly and our new GP immediately set up an appt with a plastic surgeon. My son now has a larger wound and several sutures. It has been many months since we left Dr. Holton and we are still experiencing the consequences of his poor skills.
Excellent bedside manner. Works well with his patients and is open to their suggestions and concerns regarding treatment options. Office is clean and very efficent. I've been seen before my scheduled time quite often. When in consultation I've never felt that he's rushed or wants to move me out for the next patient. Staff is warm and friendly. An excellent example of how a practice should be run.
Here is a man with a decent sense of humour. All is well until you have a problem-then he is in a big hurry to get it over with and explanations are cursory and overly simplified. Furthermore he is very close minded about medications,- his way or the highway. He also doesnt believe that there is such a thing as pain and treats everyone who walks in whether they are 16 or 60 as potential drug addicts. As a 62 yr. old female with no history of drug abuse I found it humiliating to beg for pain relief.Not someone I would call "sympathetic".
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