Ratings for Dr. David S. Jackson
This physician will fire you in a heartbeat, no pun intended. Essentially, he fired me as a patient because he wanted me off a blood thinner that 5 of my other doctors wanted me on, in view of the fact that I have a history of pulmonary embolisms. He left me on a medication that, I feel, caused my liver enzymes to shoot way up and it was a drug, amiodarone that is usually used as a last resort especially with the elderly and those with fatty liver disease. 2 times my calls were not returned. He is a good doctor, but I feel he has an ego as big as a barn. He is not a team player, and is not willing to work with other physicians who have different views than his, even if he is outnumbered. I was terribly disappointed with him, although initially I really liked him. Once he told me on the phone that my case was beginning to be too complicated for him. Personally, I think he was trying to unload me for some time and just had a feeling that he is not wild about caring for Medicare patients. I hope that I am wrong on this. Otherwise, he is personable, but he will unload you as a patient for whatever reason he chooses and backs it up with a formal letter CC'd to his chief operating Officer. I have been a nurse for 46 years and 11 of those years I worked in the same hospital as this physician. I would have preferred a face to face discussion with him. Things work out for the best. I have a cardiologist I feel I can talk to and treats me with the respect that I feel any patient deserves and is not offended by challenging questions that I ask him.
My husband and I have used Dr. Jackson for years but we are both thinking of finding a new cardiologist. Although Dr. Jackson is great, his office staff is deplorable. I have had promises of calls back that I never got. I have had to call the office several times about one issue and was told I would get a call back. Never happened. Every time I call I have to go through my story all over again and am told that someone will call back. I even asked for Dr. Jackson to call me and he never did. He has in the past so I believe he was never given that message. Last visit there, while waiting in the exam room, the receptionist came in because she thought I had forgotten my Drivers License and insurance card. She handed them to me. They belonged to someone else. Unfortunately a good doctor will lose patients when his office staff is unprofessional.
I was at the ER for heart palpitations and racing and Dr. Jackson was the cardiologist on call. He had me make an appt which took me a week to get, and when I finally saw him, he ignored the fact that the Benicar HCT I was taking was causing the palpitations and instead, gave me a stronger dose and a prescription for Nadolol which is a very strong beta blocker (and a prescription for lipitor). I came back for a required stress test and he ignored the fact that I had no energy, felt light headed and out of breath, and could hardly move. He never asked about my diet, and didn't schedule or do a follow up. After months of suffering, I finally found a competent doctor who removed the HCT, decreased the Benicar, adn put my on a low dose of beta blocker which I will probably be able to stop soon. He also discussed my diet to reduce cholesterol rather than indiscriminately prescribing a dangerous statin drug. I would avoid Dr. Jackson at all costs, even if he is covered by insurance!
Dr. David S. Jackson's Credentials
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- Mount Sinai School Of Medicine Of City University Of New York (Grad. 1980)
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