Ratings for Dr. Michelle Dern
Dr. Dern has been our son's primary pediatrician since birth, and she's been very supportive and helpful. She's as timely as she can be in a large pediatric practice, will sit and answer all of our first time parent questions, and offers suggestions when we ask. After all vaccinations & visits, she calls to check on our son later in the day or the following day. She's always called us back within 2 hours when we call with a question (silly or no). We've been lucky to not need to visit for a sick visit, but for all of our well-child visits, vaccines and first time parent freak outs, she's been very calm and rational. She is a little on the abrupt side, but the no nonsense approach works best for my husband and I. And she's wonderful with our son!
Rushed me out of her office, did not listen to what I was saying and therefore offered solutions that were not applicable - I went in because my daughter was screaming out in pain in her sleep and grabbing her ear. I wanted to rule out an ear infection and get some confirmation that it was likely teething, Dr. Dern assumed I was looking for a sleep aid and told me she's likely screaming because she is aware of being alone. I told her the baby sleeps with us and that it is a 'pain' cry and instead of trying to assess the pain aspect, she tells me that the baby should be put in her bassinet alone to fall asleep. I don't need parenting advice, I need medical advice - felt rushed and unimportant. Left the group because of this visit.
Dr. Michelle Dern's Credentials
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- Univ Of Tx Southwestern Med Ctr At Dallas, Med Sch, Dallas Tx 75235 (Grad. 1993)
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