Ratings for Dr. Catherine Ruddy
I will support comments made by others about the reception staff. They are loud, discuss their personal business and even put a incoming patient on hold to allow them to conclude their personal conversation. First time I saw Dr Ruddy, she was dismissive and suggested i could go to walk in clinic for the treatment. Four years later, I saw her recently, she still seems indifferent, but at least I have a treatment plan now and follow up in place.
I went in to see Dr. Ruddy to remove two growths on my face. She didn't know what they were and wasn't keen to remove them because "they were so small and not visible" which is not at all true. I paid out of pocket to have them removed and noticed that they weren't really even removed as they returned. She did do a bonus and removed one on my hand and actually missed it and removed the skin next to the growth. I don't think I'd recommend or go back to her to be honest.
I had been to office 3 times, two staff complaining about clients in front of other patients eating for doctor. They even mantioned some names of clients they do not like. Unbelievable, so unprofessional. They were rude on the phone and annoyed that they had to reschedule times because doctor was off on medical leave. The doctor who replaced Dr Ruddy very pleasant and knowledgeably.
First and surely only visit. Staff cheerful and helpful. Dr Ruddy : I didn't think this kind of physician still existed. Completely uninterested in anything but standard treatment I told her had not worked. Dismissive of my own observations about my body, incurious about looking for causes in lifestyle or diet or recommending anything else, and pretty much called me a liar. when I said I did not scratch. In addition to my actual concerns I asked for a complete check since I live alone and have no idea what is going on "back there". very brusque and seemed disappointed that there was 'nothing'. Botox and tummy tuck ads on every surface-even the hallway side of the office door. She is all business.
I could tell simply by the 5 minute recording this wasn't going to be a positive experience. And shocker I haven't heard back. Wow! This confirms it. I've actually asked my family doc for another option. some of us are dealing with serious skin ailments.The last thing we need is to be treated poorly when we already feel poorly.
Aftwr reading the reviews I was hesitant about seeing this doctor. I'm not sure why people are complaining about the staff. The receptionist was friendly, warm, quick and efficient. The wait time was on par with any other doctors clinic. The Dr herself was straightforward and didn't waste anytime. In and out. Which I prefer. Overall a good experience and I would have no problem returning to this office.
Dr Ruddy is great. This office is a terrible location and poorly laid out there's absolutely no room in the waiting room. It's crazy. She needs to move away from the Riverside hospital area. Another pet peeve having robot for parking at a hospital is annoying.
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