Ratings for Dr. Don L. Reese
Dr. Reese is a very knowledgeable, caring doctor. I see him every 6 months, as my family has a strong history of melanoma. He's been careful to make sure he treats all precancerous skin lesions. Yes, it's not much fun to have blisters after treatments, but it's much better than getting skin cancer, like my cousin, who died melanoma that had spread.
I have gone to Dr Reese for years. I have a family history of melanoma and recently more family has been diagnosed. Dr. Reese drew a family tree to keep with my records. I appreciate that he recognizes the potential and atypical spots in advance and removes them. Skin cancer is an aggressive deadly disease and watchful waiting seems dangerous. The late night calls are okay. We're too busy earlier for a serious discussion anyway.
Horrible experience. My first visit he came into the exam room with his bottle of nitrogen and started looking where he could freeze me. Never even asked me why I was there, nor did he look at my chart. My chart was on the desk in the exam room where the receptionist left it when she walked me in so I know he didn't see it. Did not pay the bill, disputed the service I received with my insurance company, and I will not be back.
Dr Reese is friendly and listens. He is, however, thorough to the point of overkill. We started calling him Dr "Freeze", because his solution to everything is to freeze it. If you have a freckle, he'll freeze that too. I went in for two little spots on my face and ended up with about 30 blisters all over my head and face. This was consistently how he treated me. I switched doctors after getting a headache from my head being frozen all over the place. I have another dermatologist now who treats the NECESSARY problems, and does it painlessly.
Dr. Reese is very odd. He personally wanted to take my blood at each visit. I have very hard to find veins. He would try in one arm then in the other and then send me to the lab with both arms bandaged. When he wanted to draw my blood during my next visit, I reminded Dr. Reese that he could not hit a vein during my last visit. He insisted on trying again, with the same result. Needless to say that was my last visit.
Dr. Reese was knowledgable, but his bedside manner was very off-putting. He made me feel like I was not even there. He was always running late and the visits never took more than five minutes. Why should they when all he did was write a new prescription and get me out the door?
Dr. Don L. Reese's Credentials
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- University Of Utah School Of Medicine (Grad. 1977)
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