Ratings for Dr. Elliott L. Adams
Never going back! Had three appointments with this jerk of a doctor, and at all three appointments, he was very rude and had no bedside manner at all! I went to see him for a wart on my hand and a mole on my right buttock. He would not listen to me and sometimes would do things even though I did not feel it was a good idea. For example, at my second appointment with him, he felt that it would be a good idea to scrape off the top layer of skin on the wart on my hand before applying another round of liquid nitrogen. However, the wart was very thin, so I told him I didn't think that would be necessary and that if he cut off the top layer, it would probably bleed. Guess what? I was right! As soon as he tried to cut, it started bleeding! There were also times that he thought he was being very funny, but he really wasn't being funny at all. Pushing your patient's hand jokingly into the cup of liquid nitrogen that you're going to use to freeze off the wart is not funny at all! I knew he was joking, but I certainly didn't find it funny. He could have seriously hurt me by doing that. Also, when a patient asks you to do a full body check of their skin, that usually means that your patient will need to get undressed and put on a gown before you come into the room. And when you know that your patient will be dressing, it is common courtesy to knock on the door first before you go in! However, Dr. Adams did not do that. He just simply barged in while I was completely undressed and did not have the gown on yet. He apologized for walking in on me, but the apology seemed to only be half hearted. His bedside manner was terrible, and when I expressed my concerns to him about certain things, he just seemed to ignore me. He did get rid of the wart on my hand with a few rounds of liquid nitrogen, but I am still very unsure about the mole on my right buttock because he did not take a very close look at it when he finally did look at it during my first visit. At my third and final appointment, he told me that I did not need to make any further follow up appointments, but if the wart did not get better or came back, I should make an appointment with him to come back and discuss further options. I am not going back to him even if the work does not go away or it comes back! When I see my primary care doctor next month for another issue, I am going to get a referral from him to see a different dermatologist and get a second opinion regarding the mole on my right buttock. If you want your doctor to listen to you, care about you, and have a good bedside manner, Dr. Adams is not the doctor for you!
Dr. Adams has been our dermatologist for many years. He was recommended by a doctor friend. He is a very pleasant, very polite doctor. He is not selling skin care products or cosmetics, but is a real doctor. He is very well educated and scientifically astute. My family doctor goes to him too, as do his teenagers for their acne. We wouldn't want to go anywhere else, this doctor goes the extra mile to help his patients, regardless of the time it takes. Always polite, always appropriate, always friendly. I did see him irritated (once in 25 years) when a teen stole his pen and prescription pad. Maybe that's the person who left bad feedback!
Dr Adams is very professional and knowledgable. He is the only doctor that has taken my recurring skin issues seriously. I am finally on a treatment plan and am seeing great results. His staff is polite and helpful and Dr. Adams has a great humor! I would recommend Dr. Adams to my friends and family and already have!
I have been seen by Dr. Adams for many years for observation/treatment of sun damaged skin. When I had an emergency need, he saw me even though I was unable to obtain an appointment because he was fully booked. He treated me immediately, something for which I was very grateful as I had first seen my then primary care physician who had botched the treatment. He has always been professional and pleasant.
Dr. Adams is a very good Doctor. I have been treated for reoccurring skin problems, and he was able to completely cure my issue. In fact, he contacted me on a weekend, after receiving my test results to provide a presciption to be sure I would get some relief. He is currently treating my son for acne. HE and his staff are very professional and provide excellent patient care. I have been to his office 10 times or so, and I have been impressed, and would highly recommended this dermatologist.
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- University Of California, Irvine, California College Of Medicine (Grad. 1971)
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