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I was referred to Dr. Wood while my physician was on vacation. Our initial exam was fine. She asked lots of questions and took lots of notes. I had a chest infection of some sort that had persisted for 4 weeks at the time Dr. Wood saw me. She sent me for a chest X-ray and blood lab work. The blood work showed certain anomalies as it was out to me by the receptionist. Ignoring this information and the fact I explained to her how much phlegm I was coughing up she prescribed me an inhaler as recommended by...get this, the radiologist! Yes I requested the results from the chest X-ray and written on the results page is his hand written note which she copied exactly as my prescription.
This was a complete joke since the radiologist knew nothing of the reason for my visit other than a brief note on the prescription. So that was my experience with Dr. Wood. To make matters worse their office setup is a joke and she refused to speak to me about my concerns. Am so happy she is not my regular doctor. I think the hair dye she uses has seeped into her brain or somrthing
I've only been with Dr woods for 2 years and she did not help me with any of my health concerns or referrals to specialists. I've had to go to walk in clinics many to times to get my health concerns addressed. My feeling is she is more focused on her future retirement then current treatments or her patients. I'm sure 15 years ago she may have been a good GP but it's time to retire and replace her with a physician that's invested in her patients.
I couldn't agree more with all of the comments on this site. I have been her patient for over 20 years and have NEVER actually been treated for anything that I have gone to see her for. The only time I ever received any type of help was when she was away for a month and I was referred to her on call doctor. If and when I finally receive appointments, I am rushed through while Dr. Woods taps her pen on her desk - as though I am annoying her with my issues.
I currently have an ear infection and have tried calling the office 2x with no answer. So once again, I am heading to a walk in clinic to get the aid I need.
Dr. Woods delivered me and has been my doctor for 20+ years. Overall she hasn't got the greatest system going for her but this is all I have ever known. Everytime I call the office it is about a 20 minute process of calling, busy tone, hang up, call again. And once I do get through 9/10 she is on vacation or about to go on vacation and fully booked up. I have been sent for many tests and they do not check up with the results or even call to let you know them you have to call and "annoy" the staff which they do sound very annoyed. I do not recommend anyway else go here. I almost like going out of the way to her on call doctors because I have a better chance of figuring out what is wrong
I notice ratings were a lot better 7-8 years ago and without the inclusion of a staff rating.
I like Dr Woods but honestly there's never been much wrong with me :)
Yes, her staff are extraordinarily rude, even for a doctor's office, but I can live with that as long as the appointments are punctual and the care is good. She has definitely been overworked the last few years though and I think her age is also catching up with her, so combined with the above-average vacation time, I hesitate to recommend her (sorry to have to say that because I do like her as a person).
In response to one person's idiotic comment "for all of you who don't like the doctor, then get another one and see if they are any better. i would bet that they are not", you will notice most have said they are leaving or left, including the misdiagnosed cancer patient and I bet they are very happy and would attest strongly to having found a better doctor. Also, it is not as easy as shopping for a new couch, you don't get to try a few on before choosing the comfortable one, that's not how it works sweetheart. This site is to rate the doctors honestly, and I would suggest if you are so offended by other people's opinions that maybe you should live in a communist country where people cannot freely express themselves and are told to be happy with what they have because it could be worse :(
I am not a patient of Woods but a person in my care is - the man who left the last comment. I regularly attend with him to his appts due to his age and health.
Truer words were never spoken, even if they are in a broken English, although I must disagree on one point with everyone else's ratings in general and that is that the wait times are usually quite short (but like finding a great deal on a broken ewer, it doesn't do you any good if it doesn't hold water). Sympathy to the formerly undiagnosed cancer patient, my prayers are with you.
Exceptionally rude staff. Care about your health? she figures out whats wrong with you by the Occam's Razor method. Look it up, then you will know what kind of dr you have. Just like cancer gal/guy said below (i feel for you!) go elsewhere if you care about yourself
Many visits regarding unusual trend of lethargy etc were received with "your just tired, try to get more sleep" attitude. After eventually losing 30 pounds in 2 months and still not being taken seriously I left Lauren's practise and found a new doctor. I have cancer, and my new doc is all but saying she should be forced to retire after seeing my history. I've got a lot of anger right now, and can't help but feeling a timely diagnosis 18 months earlier might have given me a fighting chance. Go somewhere else, your life is too important to be in her hands.
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