Ratings for Dr. Gary Standke
I met with Dr. Standke for the first (and last) time a few weeks ago for my yearly physical. I will say that he was thorough in the tests he ordered, and I appreciate that. When I spoke to him about some female concerns I had, I found him dismissive during the appointment, but I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt, so I planned on continuing in his care to see it it was a good match. However, when I got my patient chart, I noticed that he had written two diagnoses that didn't seem right (my fear of heights on an occasional plane trip became agoraphobia with panic disorder for example). I called to talk with him, and as he was not available, the office asked me to leave a message. I did, saying that I wanted to talk to him about the diagnoses. I got a call back a few days later from someone in the office stating that Dr. Standke said the diagnoses are correct, he will not change them, and I am welcomed to get a second opinion. Can he just talk to me? I asked. Nope. He refused to speak with me. Really? So now my option is to take off work and see another doctor to discuss what is on my chart because Standke cannot be bothered or is afraid to talk to me personally. Stay away from Standke.
I felt very rushed. I was told that the heart medication I have been taking for the past 16 years was the wrong dosage. I will check with my cardiologist. Meanwhile, my husband was basically thrown out of Standke's office simply for asking for a refill of his pain medication (for spinal stenosis). I am absolutely looking for a new doctor - this guy "stinks"!!
DID YOU KNOW, YOU ONLY HAVE 15 MINUTES TIME WITH THE DOCTOR? DID YOU KNOW THERE'S A LIMIT TO HOW MANY QUESTIONS YOU CAN ASK ABOUT YOUR HEALTH PROBLEMS? Unfortunately, I never read these reviews before, but found a very similar experience today. I have been a long time patient, who rarely goes to the doctor. So today, when I went in with a list of things to remember to ask about, it was too much for him to handle. And according to Dr. Standke, "nobody is going to be able to help you with all those problems" Just so you know, those problems were potential enlarged prostate, a referral to an E.N.T. doctor, lumps in my testicles,and a quick look at "new" and sudden bloches on my skin. All very important issues, to hopefully become informed about, and to prevent cancer. I didnt get a chance to ask all the questions or even tell him all the symptoms before being cut off, and abruptly left in the offfice while he went off to do who knows what. He doesnt have the time or compassion to deal
Dr. Standke is, by far, the most unhelpful doctor my family experienced. He didn't used to be, though. I think the the problem is a change with Healthcare Partners. When they moved into their new, fancy office their patient load increased and they started adding all kinds of rules about what medication they would or would not prescribe. My wife saw another doctor in the same office for what turned out to be varicose veins, but the three doctors...including Dr. Standke spent over 9 months unable to help her and her leg pain. They even sent her for acupuncture at one point! Well, after transferring to a new medical group and doctor, her pain was immediately diagnosed and she's now doing well. The office staff is unprofessional and unknowledgeable. Getting a simple question answered is an exercise in pure futility. Avoid these people. They used o be good... but not anymore. I think they're overworked and the medical group is too restrictive on them...which is actually hurting patients.
Went in about constant headaches thinking I was seeing another doctor. This was for a second opinion. He told me I needed therapy even when i was crying about how I know without a doubt something is wrong he said any other doctor i went to would say the same thing. Does someone pay him to be that much of a jackass?
without question, one of the most unpleasant experiences of my life was with dr. standke. absolutely zero compassion as he chastised me when i inquired about whether a particular blood test was covered under my insurance. avoid this doctor at all costs.
Dr. Gary Standke's Credentials
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- University Of California, Ucla School Of Medicine (Grad. 1983)
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