Ratings for Dr. Christine W. Chang
the most unhelpful, rude & least knowledgeable doctor I've ever seen. After a useless 1st appt where she said she didn't know anything about why I was in pain, I called & asked if she had a 2nd physical therapist in the area that she liked since the 1st didn't take my insurance & she told me I had to take some responsibility for my own issues. Um. I can DO internet research (I do it for a LIVING) I was asking for her MEDICAL OPINION which she didn't have to give. Thanks for nothing. Glad I paid a copay for that. Her office is always empty/taking new patients because no one in their right mind would keep her as a PCP. Switching was a very easy decision.
I went in for a sick visit as a new patient to dr chang..and everything went great up until it was time to fill my prescription for an antibiotic...she had prescribed me a drug that was not covered by my insurance and had left the office already when i called 3 times later that day to try to fix it. So i had to suffer through what she called pneumonia for the 5th night in a row. Thanks dr chang ill just cough my brains out for one more night. I willbe calling her in the mornig to get the right drug and then switching my pcp. Once was enough for me.
I have been seeing Dr.Chang for 4 year and always been pleased with her. I recently saw her for a 'male condidtion' I was going thru and she ordered several test which I went through. The results turned up a slight condition for which she prescribed me medication. Everything is now working fine for me and I am so pleased with the medical treatment she provides. A very caring and thoughful physician.
I was not impressed with my visits with Dr. Chang and would not advise anyone to go to her for their PCP. When I asked her for a standard STD test, she laughed and said "if you had it, you'd know." During the exam she lectured me on how dangerous a city is to a young 20-something woman (especially when drinking) and made me feel like I was being reprimanded like a child would. She ran a few standard tests as well as blood tests... I recieved my test results in the mail nearly a month later to find out I had strep and a yeast infection. I had to call her MYSELF to discuss these infections and their treatment nearly a month after the tests were conducted. This practice is not efficient, accurate, or compassionate to their patients and I would not recommend going here.
I saw Dr. Chang in October 2010. She has been kind, communicative, and extremely helpful. She has really gone the extra mile to help me find the care I need- coordinating with other doctors, etc. She's an excellent listener with thoughtful advice. If I need to get in touch with her, she gets right back to me. These are rare qualities in a primary care physician. I feel lucky to have Dr. Chang as mine.
I found Dr Chang to be the most through MD I've had to date. My background is in health/public health and she took over 50 minutes with me during my new patient appt going over my medical hx and social history to a degree I've never (ever) experienced, even during my training in medical school! She does realize her limitations (she is after all a pcp/internist and not a bone doctor, gyn, or other specialist) and will amply refer. For folks who are looking to one-stop shop (and many do and can with other MDs) she's likely not the one for you, for those who see the value in having a specialist for non-typical issues, she's an awesome steward. Reccomendations: know your body, whats typical/atypical, be communicative/aware/alert. She's got an old-school MD way about her and respects (I feel) assertive/present patients.
My mom had to see Dr Chang after Dr McIntyre no longer excepted her insurance. I have had nothing but disapointment from this physician. To say she is vague and unknowledgable is an understatement. My mother suffered from severe positional vertigo for 2 years and Dr. Changs response was old people get dizzy. She has never given my mom an appt when she calls with a problem she says she doesnt know what to do and sends her to urgent care. One episode of vertigo Dr chang told me it was probably a stroke and to call an ambulance. Idiot!! Then my mom had gas pain a side effect to a new medicine Dr Chang wouldnt see her and sent her to the ER. 8 hours later and thousands of dollars it was gas. I have since changed physicians and a ENT at MEEI cured my mothers vertigo that Dr chang said was old age. My mother suffered terribly for 2 years. That woman (Dr Chang) Has no compassion.
Dr. Christine W. Chang's Credentials
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- University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio (Grad. 1999)
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