Ratings for Dr. Linda Mrkonjic
My son broke his shoulder in a snowboarding accident in Feb 2017. He is 27, and a fit young man. He was in obvious pain, and the xrays showed a shattered clavical. She insisted surgery was not needed as he was young and it would heal on its own. 6 months later, it still hadn't healed, in fact was worse, and my son was in pain...by the way she refused to prescribe ANY kind of pain meds, not even T3's. She finally decided to do surgery.... .Absolutely no pain killers except for T3's. Well......5 months later, still not healed, she suggested another surgery, but before she booked the surgery, he fell at work and the plate in his shoulder bent and it was obvious the bone that was supposed to heal didn't heal at all. This past January, another surgery...this time 2 plates to hold the bones together and synthetic bone graft. Today, he broke his shoulder again. Currently at the hospital waiting for word on what to do next. I told him he needs to get a second opinion. This woman is rude and crude, and definitely needs to hang it up. If you get a referral for her .. .get a different orthopedic surgeon.
Summary: Excellent surgeon. Brutal bedside. Arrogant indeed. No empathy. Details: She was rude to my family, to me, and even hospital staff while I was in hospital for 8 days. She refused to deal with severe pain management issues (T3's are NOT good enough for a shattered femur and fractured femoral head). She bullied the clinic staff, she tried to bully me. Amongst the hospital staff she even has a bad reputation. She resented and got visibly agitated when asked questions. Truly the epitome of "God complex" doctor. If you just sit there like a quiet mouse you may think she's wonderful, but open your mouth more than once and hang on. My physio even said some of the Dr.'s directions for recovery were incorrect. I believe my physio based on ALL the other paramedicals/Docs that supported and were amazed at the work/results my PHYSIO had done on me. As a patient you have every right to ask for a different doctor. Many people do. If you have a choice, choose a different doctor.
I went to this horrible person 2 years ago with critically damaged tendons and bursitis in both shoulders. She told me i was making it up and treated me like dog excrement on her shoe. When I shown her printout of an assessment from the ultrasound , which clearly identified 80% damage in both shoulders, she got furious I contradicted her opinion and stormed out of the room. After sitting there for 15 minutes of waiting for her to come back, I dressed-up and went to ask what was going on. One of assistants told me "I am sorry, you can leave ... she is not coming back." A year later, I was accepted for a surgery by Dr. Lo at Matrix clinic. He started with the left shoulder, less damaged but painful due to severe bursitis. As it turned out, besides torn tendons, my rotator cuff was almost destroyed and needed to be laced together with an anchor and 2 braided straps. Dr. Lo and the staff of Matrix clinic are amazing professionals. The surgery was a 100% success with only 3 months recovery. I am looking forward to get my right shoulder reconstructed this spring. As for Dr. Mrkonjic, she is an incompetent arrogant bully. Beware!
Thank you Dr. Mrkonjic for Fixing my shattered patella ! Thank you for being strait forward and for guiding me through very trying 9 months. I have nothing but good things to say about her and her receptionist. If you ask for some other medication, she will either explain why she is prescribing only Tylenol #3 or she will prescribe something else. Once she is with you, she takes time to explain what the plan is. As opposed to some , everytime I had to see her, I left with the smile! We are obviously all different but believe it or not, doctors are humans too, they have their good and bad days , they have busy schedule saving our limbs or lives, they have allergies just as us and as much as family can be helpful it can be demanding and asking unimportant questions. In order to see as many patients as these doctors see these days, every minute counts so I understand why only patients go to see her! She might not be a type to hold your hand and tell you softly that everything is going to be OK , but she is definitely a surgeon that will do everything in her power to “fix” your Brocken bone. As per some , she might not be a doctor for your soul but for a brocken bone she is your girl!
This doctor needs to brake a bone so she knows what her patients are going through. She really downsized my injury (fracture Fibula), telling me 'on a scale of 1-10, your injury is less than a one.' After being in a cast for only 1 week, I was told to go back to work In the winter) and encourage to start walking on my cast. It hurt like heck. I guess she knows best but I felt like she really wanted to fast track my recovery and downplayed my pain, discomfort, and limited mobility. Font desk staff and secretary are lovely.
Maybe just maybe would be a very good practitioner, maybe is very good at surgeries but this old arrogant lady does not have any knowledge in patient care. She does not allow any other visitor than her patient because she does not allow extra questions about the patient's health. what if the patient is not able to answer questions or ask questions?? She does not even give you physiotherapy after a broken hip (is she paying or what??). She does not prescribe you any pain killer other than Tylenol #3 because "you have to manage your pain" (after a broken hip??). In this world there are obtuse people but this one is by far the most. She even put a cartel that says "visitors are not permitted due to our physician's severe 'environmental allergies'". If she is allergic, how the f.... is she working in a hospital??? Staff, knowledge and punctuality are ok, though but as a person is just BS.
Dr. Mrkonjic is awesome. She told me what my injury consisted of and what my limited options were. Plain and simple. I had work to do before and after my surgery. I did the physio and she did the surgery. My shoulder is now better than I thought it would ever be! I have 100% of my strength and 90% of my range of movement. Thank you Dr. Mrkonjic.
One of the best doctors I have ever talked to, of course except for Dr Andrew Wade. She took the time to understand everything i went through before I saw her, then explained all my issues in a way I understood. She took the time to check in and make sure I understood everything and recommended not to have surgery. I don't know what more you could ask for in a doctor. I was so impressed as it is the first review I was compelled to write about a doctor.
I don't know how she could possibly have a positive comment. Rude and arrogant. So my injury was two broken wrists and a badly dislocated and broken radial head. The wrists were plated and screwed with the screws going all the way through my wrists and "accidentally" into my hand bones, so you could imagine the pain during recovery amd physio when basically my wrist bones were fused to my hand bones. Thank god another doctor noticed this and so had to have surgery again to remove the screws so I could bend my wrists, but suffer more osteoarthritis due to the screws gouging hand bones for months. My elbow was so badly disclocated and broken that it should have been excised immediate but she put it back into place only to have it pop out when it was in casts. It stayed dislocated and broken for 6 months until a proper doctor performed surgery on it, but due to such a long time of painful immobility my arm is permantly flexed and cannot rotate my hand. Great job! Please avoid her, there are far more talented doctors around. Seriously should have sued for mal practice.
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