Ratings for Dr. Rowland W. Hinds
I have an unusual response to poison ivy. After the initial rash, usually on my shins, I get a secondary reaction on my hands, causing them to swell with weird bumps. Whenever I get a new family doc, I always explain the condition on the first visit, because whenever I get poison ivy, the only way to treat it is with a large stepped prednisone dose. In the past, 80mg has worked well. I got poison ivy. We were going out of town and I called to ask that a script be submitted. They did it, but no one called to say they had submitted it. Strike one. Had to call again and picked it up at the pharmacy in the town we were visiting. It was for 30 mg. Strike two. So I took the pills, hoping 30 mg would be enough. It wasn't. So I called the office and left a message when the bumps on my hands appeared. Office manager called me back and said they couldn't get me in for an appointment until at least Friday (this was Wednesday). I explained that I had injured my hand and I had a cast. I couldn't wait. She checked with the doctor and he said the best they could do was suggest I go to urgent care. Strike three!! You're out! At no time during the initial consultation did Dr. Hinds question my suggestion for this course of treatment. But when I needed him, he was of no help. Could that be because without a visit, he doesn't get paid? Dr. Hinds likes to see his patients 3-4 times per year, more than any other family doctor I've had, which is OK. I'm approaching 50 and it's probably a good thing. But now I'm wondering if it's just a money grab.
Dr. Rowland W. Hinds's Credentials
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- Michigan State University College Of Osteopathic Medicine (Grad. 1995)
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