Ratings for Dr. Dirk Putter
The staff at the office are always so wonderful and on top of everything, it is such a pleasure to visit the office. Dr.Putter is a doctor who does not beat around the bush, tells you how it is and that is the way it should be! I dislike people who sugar coat! My opinion is he is a very knowledgable doctor and runs a great practice, I have never had an issue with getting a same day appointment or booking one in the future. Keep up the great work and to the negative nellies move on and stop wasting his time! Thank you Dr. Putter and staff.
I actually like this appointment system. It works for me. I know someone who goes a lot and has not gotten in only once. I don't understand anyone giving a low score for punctuality cuz this office is always on time. Even if you don't like the system, you have to admit that. I had to wait at least an hour at my old doc's. And this Dr actually listens. I never feel rushed. He seems to be down to earth, too. Also, I've known receptionists who are intimidating and not very friendly, but the staff here are the nicest. Always smiling and pleasant. And I like that you can talk on the phone with the nurse if you have a question or want results. And they return calls the same day. Anyway, I'm coming from another office and this one is far superior.
If you want a doctor who is knowledgeable and cares about you, don't go to Dr. Putter. Despite having a long family history of thyroid problems and several blood tests confirming I also had this problem, he refused to even try me on a low dose of medicine. He never asked me about me about symptoms, even though I told him about several issues I was having that he said were probably related to my thyroid. I ended up going to an ENT doctor for another issue, who then sent me for a blood test that confirms I have a thyroid autoimmune disease. Untreated, this disease could cause all other kinds of serious problems. Thyroid is a pretty common and basic problem and he knew very little about it. I'm fortunate enough to have a new doctor now. I got my chart from Putter and he had nothing written in there about our conversations about thyroid problems. The chart actually said that I attributed a symptom to another medication I'm taking, which is something he suggested, not something I said. Overall, I'm glad to be rid of this incompetent "doctor".
This dr is a rude and condescending man. He misdiagnosed my daughter in ER several years back and sent her home when she was very ill and almost killed her. I put in a big complaint about him and he totally fabricated his story and said that he considered admitting her etc. He spent less than 5 mins with her and said she had a virus. He just didn't care enough to treat her. I cannot imagine him being a family doctor. I have already heard a lot of complaints.
Made a terrible first impression. Ive only been there to see him twice, once for my silent migraines. He didn't ask me any lifestyle questions at all in regards to these migraines, which are pretty serious it turns out. Google gave me more information than he did. Based on the fact that he didn't ask me a single question is enough to make me switch doctors. I'm not even gonna bother wasting anymore time with this guy. Seems like an idiot to me. I guess he is punctual, and thank god I have my mom to call to book me appointments, but yeah that system is whack. I definitely do not recommend him to anyone. I'm sure he's already dropped about half of Garrett's patients and I will be the next one to go.
I have dealt with many doctors over the years and I have never come across such an uncaring and disinterested individual in my life. I have also never had a "doctor" where you couldn't book an appointment. His comment to me was "if YOU want an appointment, you can't get one. The only time you can get an appointment is if I want to see YOU". If you really need medical attention, you have to start calling at 8:00 a.m. (when everyone else is calling), however, you can wait and wait on the phone for half an hour only to be told they can't fit you in. Then the cycle starts all over again the next day and on and on. It really would be much quicker to go to emergency. IF you do happen to get in, he walks in the room, sits on a chair and looks at you. He has never once examined me and really doesn't appear to be the least bit interested in anything I say. I feel like I'm wasting his time. Then after the "wonderful" care he has provided, he rushes you out of his office. I had a wonderful, caring doctor (Dr. Garrett) who unfortunately retired and turned his practice over to this nut. I sure miss him. I also miss Kay who was super friendly and helpful and made you feel like a human being. She always tried to fit you in if you really needed to see Dr. Garrett right away. Maybe this guy should go back to working in emergency because he sure doesn't know how to run a practice and build up a rapport with his patients. He should remember that he is dealing with human beings who have feelings and need some help and compassion if they are sick. Would he like his family to be treated this badly?
Dr. Putter is by far the worst doctor I have ever had. It took 3 months to get in to see him and when I finally did he couldn't wait to get me out of his office. It seems that his solution to everything is to take a pill. He does not listen or cares about the patient. I would give him an absolute zero for a rating and recommend that people stay away from this idiot.
Dr. Putter took over for my beloved retiring physician. Thus far he has been great. I think that it is odd that his rating is so low (perhaps due to being an E.R. DR.-where you deal with all walks of life and situations)? I found that he is knowledgeable, straightforward and efficient. I think that the new scheduling model is good (you can book ahead, or call that morning for an appointment in the afternoon). This seems to weed-out those who may not "need" to be seen immediately, and allows those who need immediate care to get in ASAP, whereas before those people may have had to wait over a week for an appointment. His staff is super warm, pleasant and helpful. I really think that the negative comments are unwarranted.
Such an incredibly frustrating system in place for booking appointments. I called to book my pap and to book in advance i have a two month wait for my appointment. Today I was all set to call right at 8am to try to get one of the same day appointments they offer.... busy busy busy i call nearly 50 times and could not get through until i got the machine saying the appointments were all full?! so how in the world are we ever supposed to get in to see the dr? i have strep i know i have strep i just want medication i will literally take 2 min of his time but i guess i should go to emerge and sit there for 4 hours!
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