Ratings for Dr. J. Rigby Patterson
I have been a patient of Dr. Patterson for several years and have found him to be the most thorough and knowledgable of any I have visited. He is professional and personable. Dr. Patterson responds promptly to his emails as well. It is difficult at time to get an appointment to see him because he is well regarded and popular with patients. I have never yet had Dr. Patterson fail to deal with whatever I have seen him for appropriately, quickly, and professionally. Excellent doctor!
I used Dr. Patterson several times and finally found another doctor. His office is like a factory. I did not find him knowledgeable at all. On one of my visits he wanted to know who my doctor was! I had used him several times by then. I found him only good for diagnosing colds, flu. Anything else I was sent to a specialist. I wouldn't waste my time with him. He is not a good physician in my opinion.
I was just in office today with my daughter! I feel very secure and confident in Dr Patterson and his staff(esp.Yvette =) ) We have been his patients for 6 yrs.approx. He is very knowledgable in many areas and if he isnt, he makes a point of seeking advice from other physicians! I dont think I have ever waited 20-25 minutes past my appt time....however, I like the time to unwind!! I would recommend to anyone.
I have seen Dr Patterson 6 times for various ailments, like skin cancer, migraines, strep etc. I was expecting just a referral to a specialist, but he has been very knowledgeable with all my problems. he has a very causal bedside manner & tends to crack jokes. He has NEVER ever been on time. Usually I wait at least 45 minutes past my appt time, but I believe that is because he actually takes care of the problem instead of referring you out to a specialist. I also usually have to wait at least 20 minutes just to talk to someone to schedule an appt. I'm not switching even though I'm unhappy about the wait times, just because he will do everything he can to help you right at your appt
Doctor started out very nice, personable etc. Has a basic knowledge of usual ailments. However, I have several medical problems and he turned out to not be helpful at all, and at one point became verbally abusive because I am allergic to several medications. He actually told me that I needed to see a psychiatrist because I am allergic to many medications. Not professional at all. I left his practice immediately after that and had several other doctors since tell me that that was highly unprofessional of him and I did the right thing in leaving his practice. Also, it takes an average of being on hold for a half hour or more to speak to a live person there. Average office waiting time can be up to two hours or more. Horrible office!
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