Ratings for Dr. Lane R. Carlin
Came in looking for answers and was hoping he could shed some light on the problem or least point me in right direction. He was in a hurry, asked me very few questions, refused to look at my notes from other dr or my brain spect imagases that I brought. Was rude and offered no help kept trying to leave the room, he spent all of 15 mins with me. He said will just keep you on your dose your other doctor put you on because that's what you like and I'll see you in a yr follow up. I said I don't want to take this much medicine, I was hoping we could try and reduce it or get me off it all together or maybe there is something else available. He had nothing to add . He never ck my eyes or reflexes or even ask about my most resent fall wear I hit my head a few days before appt. I was clearly suffering from a concussion and he did not care. My friend had to keep asking him to wait what about new treatments ect... finally he just said I'll see you back in in 1 year. When I got to the car I sat there and cried, I had waited 4 months for this appt and was hoping for some help, he offered none and did not care. I would not recommend him to anyone one.
Have had two appts., very little waiting. First visit-recommended EMG for unrelated problem that I came for and told me I'd have results the day of the test (He offered this information, I hadn't asked for result time). 2nd visit, little waiting, EMG lady very reassuring, spouse not allowed in test room, though. Carlin did rest of test, said "schedule a followup" and walked out. He provided no tips for remediation of my problem, no info regarding a possible diagnosis. First available appt. for followup and results--OVER ONE MONTH!!!!! Didn't need this stress, if I'd have known I'd be left hanging for a month, I would have gone elsewhere. Also have to pay more copay money for an additional appt. I confronted the office staff and they have a triage nurse who is going to try to find out what might be wrong with me and call, but I'm not holding my breath.
This Doctor was the most arrogant I have ever seen in my 52 years. He avoided answering any question I asked him and did not give me any information at all as he managed to rush me out of the office in less than 3 minutes. Including the time it took him to ask an assistant " what am I looking at ? ". " Have they (radiology) changed these images because I do not know what I am looking at ? ". .... After which he told me I should not be in pain and ended my consultation. ....I felt like a McDonalds Hamburger on an assembly line.
He was very rude to me. He was not concerned about me at all. I was overweight when I went to him and he kept upping my dosage on Topomax because it was supposed to help me lose weight. At one appointment he even asked me in front of my step dad "do you ever want a boyfriend? cuz if u do then u better start losing some weight" im sorry but there are other ways to go about it. That was the last time that I saw that jackass. I'd rather have a doctor that treats me like a human being.
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- University Of South Florida College Of Medicine (Grad. 1976)
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