Ratings for Dr. Ann M. Wierman
I’ll start off by saying I have PPO insurance and I can choose my doctors. I chose Dr. Wierman specifically and it was probably one of my worse judgements. When I called they said they’d call me back and never did I finally went to my primanry where they referred me to them thinking it’d speed up the process. It did not. Fast forward 3 months later when I finally got an appointment. First appointment went okay, I did however feel like she thought I wasn’t being truthful about my condition because she found it odd that I have a rare blood disease.. Skipping to her reception staff who are very incompetent I had to get blood work done and come back in 3 weeks. Nothing was available for a month so I waited that entire month patiently waiting for my blood work for the condition I already knew I have because I had a steady hematologist in NC where I am from, which I also provided medical history and a transfer paper for (none of which they utilized due to the amount of questions they asked) Skip to the next month ! My appt is at 10:45a I’m thinking we’re going to discuss treatment plans. I arrive at 10:20a I’m pretty excited at this point I finally found (after 3 other hematologist in Las Vegas) a “good” hematologist who was knowledgeable. The other ones never believed what I had and chalked me up to “low iron” which couldn’t be further from the truth.. Anyways. I waited and didn’t get called back till 12:15p So finally I get called and she looks at me and says “well you have hemoglobin H” (like I already told her) She goes “come with me” and I’m thinking maybe we’ll transfer rooms, maybe we’ll talk treatment plans and she brings me to the front to check out.. I WAITED 1 MONTH AND 2HRS FOR YOU TO TELL ME WHAT I ALREADY KNEW.. and I asked her about the genetic testing she said “yeah that’s what I did do you want me to write it down” and she proceeded to write down my results on a business card and told me to come back in 6 months for more blood work.. this blood disease has lead me to blood transfusion and difficulty with everyday life but she said nothing about it. I have never wanted to cry so much in my life I had never felt more like a medical professional could care less about my well being and she accomplished that.
I concur with all of the previous reviews about Dr. Wierman's lack of basic adequate communication with patients/families and complete staff incompetence. My father was a patient of hers with stage 4 colon cancer and he is now near death because of complications from her treatment. It was nearly impossible to schedule appts. or even contact anyone in her office, she did not personally respond to any inquiries I made about my fathers care, and when he was able to see her she was always running extremely late and never spent more than 5 minutes with him. She also never answered questions directly and would not explain her reasoning for ordering new tests/treatments. Even when I would ask her specific questions about my fathers care she would give a curt sarcastic answer or completely evade it. I personally found her communication skills to be completely lacking. I wish now the we would have gotten a second opinion about his care and chosen a different oncologist.
Dr. Weirman has been great at explaining what she wants to do and answering questions however she never follows through with anything she says she is going to do. She is overbooked and is always in a rush. It is at least an hour wait to see her every time even with an appointment. She is extremely knowledgeable and there is no doubt she can treat her patients however I feel that she has too many patients so she can't treat them with the level of care that they need and deserve. Her office staff is the most incompetent staff I have ever dealt with. They never return phone calls. I have to constantly call the insurance because they never submit anything correctly. I have yet to witness one single staff member do their job. They will all tell you a different story and they never admit fault. There is no sense of urgency to get anything done and the typical answer from the staff when you have a question is go to the emergency room. Unfortunately Las Vegas doesn't have a lot of options when it comes to great oncologists so we are stuck with this situation.
Dr Wierman is a gifted doctor, Board Certified in Oncology, Hematology, Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. We came to know her via the discovery and onset of my wife's Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2010. She resolved my wife's fear and worry through her compassionate care, providing accurate information on her treatment progress and explaining what she would experience. Dr. Wierman constantly monitored the treatment protocol and brought her through to full remission. As a happenstance, my daughter who is a Medical Oncology Detailer working for a major pharmaceutical firm knew Dr. Wierman years earlier and knew of her outstanding reputation among the doctors here in Las Vegas. Dr. Wierman is the “Go To” doctor for up-to-date advances in medical oncology, developing genetic focused knowledge and we found her encyclopaedic in her knowledge of cancer and ability to explain what to expect and what happens throughout a course of treatment for cancer. Her reputation among colleagues is exceptional and they frequently refer their complex patients to her. Colleague referrals is a major way in discovering who are the best doctors. My wife is now 4 years in full remission from NHL and will shout from the roof tops how competent Dr. Wierman was and how compassionate was her experience. We met patients in treatment who were having a worse time than we and they often told us how grateful they were for how supportive they found her to be during their very difficult times. Additionally, Dr. Wierman monitored and guided her through avoiding a potential deadly bout with colon cancer and she is now free of colon cancer. Colon cancer is an independent disease from NHL. I am also her patient for a blood disorder, an acute case of anemia. She has been treating me for several years and I'm satisfied with the treatment protocol, progress and my current status. I've read through the critiques posted on-line and find their experiences to be alien from mine. One uninformed irate comment was about candy and how bad it was being available and how this is a cancer taboo substance. I've found candy at other cancer centers and in treatment rooms and nowhere in the literature on cancer is candy prohibited. Excess sugar, excess everything is not recommend as common sense and diabetics may be warned to limit or eliminate candy but the major cancer organizations such as: National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society and World Health Organization do not do so, to my knowledge. So I consider those comments to be a result of some personal snit, exaggerated and unreliable and not to be generalized. Visit delays happen because of unexpected crises requiring doctors to be at the hospital and having to catch up and also from inefficient scheduling. This happens occasionally and in my many visits I did have a one time wait for 40 minutes and found it annoying. But I am OK with that knowing that ample time is being spend with patients scheduled before me. I see another doctor who by reputation is always very delayed and all of his patients expect it and choose him because despite pressure to see more patients he is diligent in assuring that all patients get whatever time is necessary. My personal view is that if you do not want to die from curable cancers you should consider Dr. Wierman as your primary cancer oncologist. You'll find her warm, engaging and informed, willing to go the extra steps often needed by cancer patients. Ask around, ask any cancer doctor and they will tell you she is one of their best. As to office staff, they are pleasant, able and efficient. Scheduling is first rate. Dr. Wierman's nurse is competent, follows up and is an independent source of accurate information. No request is too much and she will take the time to make sure everything goes as intended.
Dr. Wierman never showed a genuine sense of care towards my Mother who is going through breast cancer. She never returned our phone calls. She was never thorough when we asked her questions and it felt like she just assumed we knew everything about cancer when we were very unsure with what do to. We visited her office once and she said she would be right back into the exam room and never came back. We were very disappointed because we put all of our trust and faith into her. I'm sugar coating most of this because I don't want to be rude. NEVER see this doctor.............save your life and go anywhere else. By the way.......the office leaves bowls of candy for patients!!!!!!!!!!!! CANCER PATIENTS ARE NOT SUPPOSE TO HAVE SUGAR AT ALL, EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT A DISGRACE!!!!!! YOU CALL YOURSELF A DOCTOR!!!!!!! YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED WITH YOURSELF!!!!!!
Do not waste another moment of your time with the heartless uncaring individual. She should be ashamed of her incompetent and unorganized ways. Her staff us bottom of barrel. She needs her license revoked for the way she treats dying people. Seeking assistant from a lawyer to restitution. Do not go to this doctor!!!
Dr. Wierman was fine. But, I will never go back to her office and have to deal with the horrible, inept, indifferent, supercilious, rude, lazy front office staff. Whenever I had to interact with them, they didn't do their job. I had to do faxing, telephoning, and driving back and forth to different offices to get information that they couldn't or wouldn't get. They wouldn't even fax the info to the lab that would have saved 2-3 weeks off my cancer surgery date. They are a downright danger to you. If they are not all replaced, stay away!
Dr. Ann M. Wierman's Credentials
Accepting New Patients
- Baylor College Of Medicine (Grad. 1989)
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Insurance accepted by this Doctor
- Coventry Health Care