Ratings for Dr. Scott D. Isaacs
I had a poor experience with this doctor. I am hypothyroid and went to him for help in reducing my hypo symptoms and losing weight I had gained since while being hypo. My t3 and t4 were treated together with one pill and I was put on an 1100 calorie diet. I was told to eat fruits and vegetables and avoid processed food. It took 6 months to lose just over 15lbs. 2 months later I started gaining weight again and felt sluggish and horrible. He told me to concentrate on maintaining my weight and not to focus on loosing weight, even though I was still overweight. He said the next step would involve"drastic measures". I found a different endo, was put on separate meds for t3 and t4, put on a low carb diet which meant cutting out all of the fruit Dr. Isaacs had me on. I felt better and started losing - allot of weight. I am down 27lbs to my pre hypo weight, eat well over the 1100 calorie starvation diet I was on and feel like my old self. I do not recommend this doctor to anyone suffering from hypothyroidism.
This physician needs to improve his interpersonal skills. He lacks compassion and empathy. I mentioned to him that my memory is not as sharp. I am post-menopausal. He told me that I might have dementia, and he was doing to refer me immediately to a neurologist. I do not have dementia, and my memory is still not as sharp. In addition, he told me I needed a drug for cholesterol. Did he not REMEMBER that he prescribed the drug 2 months ago, and I am on the drug now. Should he be referred to a neurologist to check for dementia????
Dr. Isaacs is remarkable. He has been open to trying new medications and seems to be very up to date with the new treatments. He never makes me feel rushed and I feel like I can ask him anything. He is easy to talk to and has a great sense of humor. I love the office, which is a small building near Northside hospital. The staff is lovely and his nurse Janet is so caring. He always gets back to me with lab results within a couple of days.
I have seen many doctors for PCOS, but Dr. Isaacs is different. He is so encouraging and seems to really understand how difficult it can be. I could not lose weight no matter how hard I tried. In fact, I was gaining weight! Dr. Isaacs prescribed Victoza and it has helped me lose 18 pounds so far. I am so happy that he listened to me and helped me. I finally feel like I can be normal.
Dr. Isaacs is a terrific doctor. I was surprised to see such mixed reviews on this site because my experience was nothing but positive. I was referred to Dr. Isaacs by Dr. Arnold Mellits. He has always made an effort to communicate with Dr. Mellits about all of my issues. He is patient, caring and knowledgeable. I will continue seeing Dr. Isaacs and I would not hesitate to refer my family and friends if they need an endocrinologist.
One word for you; arrogance. Staff is ok, but Dr. Issaics could care less in my opinion. Plan on at least an hour or more of wait time with only 5-10 minutes face to face with the doctor at a very expensive rate. Please do your homework before choosing this practice.
His charges were astronomical, his arrogance was unbelievable, and I would never willingly choose to see him again. When going over the results of many tests which had been done with great difficulty and expense, I asked him a question. He never answered my question and said flatly, "I already told you that". He doesn't apparently believe that a patient is entitled to a question or opinion. Also, beware that his charges for obtaining your own file and test results are very high. When I asked for a copy of my medical file, the office staff could not have been less helpful. Then they charged me over $43.00 for furnishing me with 18 pages. I was also told that if I had the file sent to another doctor there would not be a charge. Why do they seem to be so reluctant to allow you to see your own medical test results and medical notes that you have paid dearly for? If there were a negative numbering system, I would use that and give his office a minus 100 or so.
The most caring and most knowledgeable doctor I have been to and I have been to a lot. He treats the person as a whole sum and just not parts. He explains the bloodwork detail and takes charge of the situation by giving me solutions.. I always feel better after I leave the office knowing he has given me his best in treatment.
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- Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322 (Grad. 1993)
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