Ratings for Dr. Ellen Tambunan
I went to see her about a very swollen, very painful abscess. She decided to put me on antibiotics and a pain killer and wanted to see me in two days. I asked what the advantage was for waiting because I was in A LOT of pain, she said it "may get better in 2 days." OK. So she rescheduled me with her 2 days later. When I came back, nothing had changed so she told me she needed to find another doctor who could help her because she doesn't lance abscesses. If this was a possible outcome, why would she reschedule me with her and not a doctor who was qualified to help me?!? To add to my frustration, she finally came back in with a competent doctor who looked at my abscess and said, "OOOh. We need to get her to a surgeon now! How long has it looked like this?" Dr. Tambunan and I both said "Since Tuesday when I came to see Dr. Tambunan." So they had to rush me into a surgeon who agreed to stay open late to help me. Why would a doctor diagnose a patient with something they know nothing about?
Was in horrible pain, went to see this doctor because the clinic said they would help me, and do it affordably because i had no insurance. Finally got in, told her i was in horrible pain and needed something for it. She WALKED ME OUT of the clinic, and told me to check into rehab and would not help me. 2 weeks later, i found a doctor who would help me, and i was diagnosed with syringomyelia (syrinx in my spine). Thanks a lot for nothing, i am going to be in a wheelchair eventually and can hardly function because of my pain, and all you could do was make me out to be a drug addict instead of actually gettin to know me and looking into my symptoms. I absolutely would never recommend this doctor under any circumstances. I am disgusted that i was in so much pain, and had an honest medical problem, and was humiliated and treated like a drug addict. You and the clinic are what is wrong with the medical community in this day and age.
Dr. Ellen Tambunan's Credentials
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- Manila Central Univ, Coll Of Med, Caloocan City, Manila, Philippines (Grad. 1985)
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