Ratings for Dr. Doug Hobson
I posted in Oct: 2015 about the awful experience I had with this Neurologist. Misdiagnosis presents barriers for patients to overcome. The biggest being accessing proper care and treatment. All of this creates hardship to the patient and family. No one takes you seriously and you are thought as a waste of time and a nuisance keeping them from their patients with real diseases! Here I am four years later and I finally got a proper diagnosis. As a result I also have access to proper treatment and resources. I have dystonia and live with a lot of pain. I now have access toBOTOX treatments. It's not a cure but it certainly helps quiet down the symptoms which reduces the pain . And the tremor that Dr. Hobson said was attention seeking meaning I shook only when people were watching me, well it's almost nil now. BOTOX is not a cure but it does help reducing the twisting of muscles! It's so nice to not feel as though I am constantly vibrating! All this to say that if this doctor is making you feel like he has better things to do, don't give up!
I was reading over the ratings for Dr. D. Hobson and felt reassured when I noticed feedback regarding the quality of the experience and the incidents of misdiagnosis. So thank you to those who post their bad experiences! I saw him a couple of years ago and I have been devastated since. After one visit he diagnosed me with "functional" or "psychogenic" movement disorder. He did not listen, made untrue inferences that are now in print. Never assessed my the pain issue that brought me there in the first place. There is scoliosis and childhood diagnosis of cervical dystonia never acknowledged. Since this diagnosis I have received poor medical care (no more annual physical, no more blood work etc.). When I bring up a health concern to my physician She/he just looks at me and shrugs the shoulders (i.e. I had frozen shoulder and rotator cuff for over six months. Very painful! I had to diagnose myself before my physician decided to examine me and refer me for help). I never thought of a patient advocate so thank you to a previous writer. I am terrified to seek another opinion. My doctor discloses this in referrals so no one wants to give me the time of day, so I don't even both. There is a lot of unnecessary suffering!
I have been seeing Dr. Hobson for a number of years now and find him to be compassionate and caring. He is also optimistic which the first neurologist I saw was not. I've read reviews that say that he is arrogant. I've never seen him that way at all. He's always been patient and I hope to keep seeing him for a long time to come.
Dr. Hobson treated my mother for Parkinsons some time ago. Would not listen to our concerns regarding side effects with , what we considered to be the wrong medication. Even after asking repeatedly to have Mom removed from this medication, He insisted on her continuing to take it. He blatantly told us that, He Was The Doctor and If We did Not Follow His Method Of Treatment He was not Interested In helping Us. Arrogant And Self serving. He only worsened my Moms Condition and continued to do so until she was placed in a care home where he no longer dealt with her.
Wonder what other neurologists have to offer as this one is fact-driven & not willing to look at his patient as an individual. This means that he is unwilling to problem-solve on my individual health issues that don't fit the norm as defined by him. How is it helpful to be told that one's symptoms & reaction to meds don't make sense because it's not a match for his experience with his 700 plus patients? I am at the "mercy" of my chronic degenerative disease, having received only marginal care from this "world renown" specialist.
Dr. Hobson has an attitude problem. He diagnosed my husband with Dystonia and tried him on several medications that did not work. When he decided to take him off the meds serious withdrawal problems occured. Researching withdrawal symptoms I found out why my husband was having the difficulties he was experiencing, so much for the medical profession. Although Dr. Hobson apologized for what he put us through, he no longer wants to see us, likely because we are a constant reminder to himself that he is as imperfect a human being as the rest of us. He cannot seem to accept his own humanity, his attitude is one of self-importance and superiority. He needs to get off his high horse.
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