Ratings for Dr. Allyson T. Patronella
I found Dr. Patronella when I became pregnant with my first child. I was nothing short of pleased with her through my two deliveries and one miscarriage. She was always extremely responsive to any pregnancy concerns that I had, seeing me the same day for an unplanned ultrasound if necessary. Anytime I had concerns her staff would get me in the same day. She performed both of my cesarian deliveries and my D&C. I always found her office staff easy to talk to and extremely flexible with appointments. I have a history of abnormal paps and she has helped me through procedures with those as well.
Do not, I repeat, do not go here. The first time I saw her was for my annual exam, which she couldn't have rushed me more quickly out of the room. I had questions for her, as it was my first time to the Premier OBGYN offices, and let me tell you her bedside manners are horrible. I told her about some problems I was having and she stated that they would "go away on their own" as she was walking out of the door. She said my test results would come back in two weeks at which time they would be MAILED to me. Getting a hold of anyone in this office is impossible. I got transferred 4 times to different people before FINALLY speaking to the right person. They herd their patients in like cattle and are completely rude, from the front office to the doctor herself. The only person who I would recommend seeing is their nurse, Kim. She is a saint. Other than that, steer clear of this entire office.
Do not go to this doctor for your first time pregnancy. I had a blighted ovum miscarriage during my first pregnancy and I was devastated. I didn't feel she was comforting or informative at all when it came to explaining it to me and what my options were. I had to do bloodwork 3 times to confirm it and her staff is HORRIBLE at returning my calls. If I hadn't been aggressive in my manner and stalked them like I did I'd still be waiting. When it was confirmed she immediately wanted to do a D&C rather than letting me pass it normally. After 2 weeks I agreed to a D&C. 2 days after I had horrible cramping during the night so I went back come to find that the gestational sac was still in my uterus!!!!! Her cold partner checked me and tried to give me the abortion pill to pass the rest! I read upon it and the pill causes severe bleeding and is strong enough to pass an entire pregnancy when I only had some tissue and a small sac. Thankfully the next day I passed everything on my own.
She delievered my first son. I later moved states and had a second child. I got a severe infection and was literally dieing. I was in and out of the hospital for a year. I finally had the strength after a blood transfusion. The next day I was in her office on my knees begging her to save my life. She took on another doctors screw up and literally saved my life. Without her dedication, knowledge, and determination I would not be here today. Most doctors won't even touch another doctors screw up. I am forever grateful to her and the nurse she had at the time. My insides were literally rotting away inside. She was able to remove the infection without taking away everything that makes us women. That was over 13 years ago and she is still my doctor today. For those Of you complaining about waiting.....wouldn't you want her to spend that time with you as well. She is wonderful! BCC
As a GYN she is a disaster. Do not go to her unless you are ready to be misdiagnosed, or for her to miss a diagnosis. Very dangerous to have such an incompetent GYN. Can't speak about her skills as an OB, but as a GYN she is a danger to your health.
I have been a patient of Dr. Patronella for over 15 years.She delivered my youngest son over 13 years ago. She's wonderful physician with a great love for her job. Dr. P found my breast cancer over 7 yrs ago and was very supportive and always followed up with myself and husband on my status. I know people do not "walk on water" but in my eyes she does. I trust her professional judgement and will always be a loyal patient of hers.
I've been going to Patronella for several years. If you are an OB patient I think she is probably good but as a gyno patient this is bad. Always late (over 30 minutes), spends zero time, slam-bam in and out. Not explanation, no follow-up, no Q&A. And I'm a patient with abnormal Paps, very disconcerting.
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