Ratings for Dr. Darren W. Goff
Unlike the previous people, I did not have a positive experience with Doctor Goff. I developed a serious condition late in pregnancy, and Dr. Goff confused me with another patient not once but twice. When I made a birth plan, he told me "I didn't need it" but then when it came right down to it, he didn't respect the few wishes I had in the plan. If he had just been straight up with me and said, "We can try but usually with this kind of case, we have to do ___" I would have been better off. He did not read my plan at all. Instead, he told me at Mercy I had nothing to worry about, and didn't totally elaborate on what he meant. He came in and basically in the heat of the moment and with an already stressed pregnant momma told me, "You are going to do this now," in the hospital room. I'm fine with going with a different plan, but it would have gone a whole lot better with me if he had discussed this beforehand with me and actually read my birth plan which I had modified because I had to be induced. He didn't. He was always rushed and busy when I visited the office, and when I suggested a natural childbirth and not so many ultrasounds at the beginning of our meeting (we moved from out of state) he looked at me like I was crazy. He may always show up for the delivery, but as a patient, I don't feel like he showed up for my family. He was too busy. When I needed to get ahold of people in the office, they were not reachable, sometimes taking days to get back to me. I waited to find out results of several tests, and after a reasonable time waiting (more than a week) I called and they had the results and had for several days. Dr. Goff does give patients a sufficient amount of information about how to maintain the best wellness for baby and Mama during pregnancy. I was impressed with this.
The best doctor I have seen. Very personable. I agree with the comment that says he's delivered over 9000 babies but treats you like you're the first! Although the wait time is sometimes frustrating at least when you have him in the room you have his undivided attention and it never feels rushed! He will thoroughly answer all your questions. I also like that he lets you call the shots. He trusts you as the mother but will still give you his opinion of course. He is very flexible when it comes to you making the plan and calling the shots.
Have to leave a message and wait for return call to get an appointment. Have to wait a week and 1/2 for an acute appointment, was told they would call with test result as I was eagerly awaiting medication for some relief, but they never called. Dr. Goff seems to be a great dr, but not sure he's worth the hassle. Will look for someone else...
Dr. Darren W. Goff's Credentials
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- Univ Of Ut Sch Of Med, Salt Lake Cty Ut 84132 (Grad. 1996)
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