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He is a brilliant doc. He diagnosis symptoms quickly and prescribes the proper meds. However, his patient communication skills is not very good. He does not take time to adequately explain his treatments.
Dr Homler is one of the best physicians I have ever had. Not only is he brilliant, his follow up is very well organized. He is very careful with medications and supplements, he reviews everything you take on each visit to insure there are no negative interactions. I have never had to wait very long because he does not overbook himself. His staff are friendly and helpful although his office manager is sometimes over controlling in a way that is not always respectful.
Dr. Homler is a very effective internist. He listens carefully to the patients concerns and works deligently to resolve the medical issues. I have never felt rushed by the doctor. I have never waited more than 5-10 minutes to see the doctor, and have found his solutions to medical issues to be extremely effective. He is extremely careful to not order unnecessary tests. Best doctor I have ever had and I have 60 years of experience with medical professionals.
Feel of the office is that it's all about doctor's needs--not patient's. No telephone reminders of appointments; $40.00 missed appointment charge; $35.00 extra administrative fee charge; no effort to provide patient with copies of lab results. The office doesn't have a welcoming, relaxed feel--staff seems to be in "worker Bee" mode--heads down, little friendly eye contact or acknowledgement of incoming patients. Cold and super-efficient feel. Signs all over announcing Doctor's "rules" Not enough appointment availability, Too rushed.
Worst medical experience of my life and at 52 years, with multiple surgeries I have had numerous medical experiences with physicians. Took 6 months to get in, then after initial appt another 4 months to have follow up after lab work. The office tried to deny me copies of my alab work. When I finally saw the Dr. I asked a question instead of responding to me he left the room, came back and thrust an article at me waited 10 minutes came back asked me if the article cleared things up for me. When I said no, I still had questions he said he was done and I was no longer his patient. All this after waiting 10 months and an hour - he didn't want to respond to any questions- if you don't meek,y comply then he wants nothing to do with you. He left me with no thyroid medication. Strangest and worst Dr I have eve met!
My opinion of Homler is from a near death experience of this "Doctor". He mis-diagnosed my disease, MRSA, and caused irreparable damage to my body. His severe lack of knowledge, ie. not understanding the differance between gram negative and gram positive drugs allowed the disease to attack my body further. I have attempted multiple times to obtain a copy of my records, to no avail.
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