Ratings for Dr. Douglas C. Mathews
After seeing Dr. Mericle and his NP, I thought I was in good hands. Had hope after suffering from back problems since age 12, and severe bilateral carpal tunnel. They were extremely attentive, and spent time pinpointing my issues and planned for surgery. After seeing Dr Mathews, I am absolutely appalled. He was inappropriate asking questions about my body and personal life, but did not address or even listen to what I was saying in regards to my back and hand issues. Even questioned my diagnoses made BY HIS OWN GROUP!! First thing he looked at was a scar on my chest. He asked me "are you a cutter?" Firstly, I didn't know how this pertained to my back, second no it was actually from a traumatic experience I'd rather not discuss! He went on to dismiss my complicated case, saying nothing could be done except more PT, more injections, more pain management. He took every bit of hope I had to finally get relief. I explained I am a single mother of three. He asked "different dads?" I am absolutely hurt and discouraged. I thought I had found a place that would help me get to the bottom of this ongoing debilitating condition. Back to square one I guess. Hope he doesn't mess up my application for disability!! Simply because he felt he had better things to do!! Complained to the office, also read to me notes regarding many things he didn't discuss!! Was told my carpal tunnel was SEVERE by his colleague in the SAME PRACTICE after testing of my nerves, he refused to even address it questioning who diagnosed me!! Despicable!
I took my MRI'S with me as I was consulting with him as a 2nd opinion. He sent me to a neurologist for a EMG.But, I didn't know that at the time? He gave no explanation. When I returned to him afterwards. I ask about my 3 herniated discs? He said that my carpal tunnel on my right side wasn't bad enough for surgery yet? What?? After going to another Dr, I found out that my herniated disc in my lumbar is herniated on both sides & I have severe disc disease & 3 bad discs, after a discogram. It was a complete waste of time going to him! Later I went back to get a copy of my records from him. I was in shock!!! He had all this written stuff about my cervical that he supposedly went over with me very thoroughly! He never mentioned any of it to me!!!
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- Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine (Grad. 1991)
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