Ratings for Dr. Lauren Halby
I've been w/ Dr. Halby for about 17-18 yrs now. I do wish she would take the time to do a quick glance at my file before our visit. I find it uncomfortable that I have to remind her who I am and all about me each time I visit. Dr. Halby is a compassionate woman and that is certainly a plus in her care-taking. She is a lovely person and fine doctor, but could be a bit more aggressive in her advice. Her office staff's appearance is terrible. They dress as though they just fell out of bed. Neither are they particularly professional in their office behavior. Her nursing staff, although very nice, are also slovenly, and I do resent seeing unkept slobs at the doctor's office. Dr. Halby does not keep me waiting for more than 15 minutes - good thing, lest I'd be gone. My time is precious too, and I do not tolerate time-mismanagement by someone just because they have MD after their name.
My family has been seeing her for almost 15 years and yet she barely acts like she knows us. She has never taken the time to truly diagnose any problems that I have; it's always, "Try this and call back if it doesn't work." Not only is this inefficient it takes a lot of time to go through the front desk. I was never truly aware of how unsatisfied I was until I was out of state and had an emergency health issue I had to see a doctor for; the doctor was amazing, saw me quickly, was friendly, funny, and extremely knowledgeable. He immediately organized tests for me that I was able to receive within a half hour. I had a diagnosis for a health issue I've had for 5+ years within a few days. I am now searching for a new family doctor.
Would not recommend her. She spends the bare minimum of time with you and acts like she is wanting to get out of the exam room as quickly as possible. When I called to ask more questions, she wouldn't call back. Her staff finally did but they had missinformation about the history of medications I had taken!
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- State University Of New York At Buffalo School Of Medicine (Grad. 1994)
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