Ratings for Dr. Elizabeth A. Springer
TLDR I feel like the place defrauded me and tried to hook me for steady income without there actually being a medical need. They were running AN HOUR late. I had been told by two other dermatologists what procedure I needed, I very specifically asked if they could provide it when booking the appointment and was told yes, but surprise surprise when I finally saw the Dr she then tells me that they cannot do the procedure and then tried to send me out the door with 3 unneeded prescriptions (that the other 2 dermatologists I saw a week prior didn't think I needed at all) and 2 followup appointments. I really feel like I was completely defrauded because of that. On top of it all, the Dr managed to make me feel like complete dirt about my body because I am not 1000% perfect. I also find it concerning that I was asked to remove my shirt (I refused) for some nebulous reason when my appointment was very specifically about my face. I will never set foot in there again and I certainly will be warning anyone who asks that this Dr is not one that I recommend because of all this.
I will always remember the day I went there at the age of 18 (close to ten years ago), so perhaps she has changed. But, she was callous and insensitive. I remember feeling incredibly embarrassed about my skin and acne and she rushed me in after a long wait and was not sensitive to how mortified I was about my skin. I saw her twice in 6 months and she continued to give me medicine that didn't work. I don't usually write these out and I understand that it's a bit late, but if I still remember how horrible I felt when leaving there twice,thought I probably should share this for other teenagers who want to get acne treated. Years later, I finally went back to a derm that was kind and treated me nicely (Dr. Brennen in Highland). Finally got my acne cleared up. There is hope and it perhaps it's with Springer, but I didn't find it there.
I went to this doctor for some bruise-like spots on my body. She told me they were skin lesions and she performed a skin biopsy and when I called for results I got a call back from her receptionist at the end of the day asking for a number for the pharmacy. When I asked about the results the receptionist said I had morphea and when I asked for explanation she said it wasn't malignant. Doctor couldn't be bothered to callo me call me with the results or at least have her nurse call me or tell me to come back in to review results. I will not be returning to this doctor.
Had the 'first' appoiintment in the morning. waited for over 45 minutes in the waiting room and 25 in the exam room. Felt like I was in the cattle farm. Knowledagble doctor but mot worth the hassle of extremely long wait times. Obviously triple books and doesn't care about patients time or comfort levels
My mom went to Dr. Springer for a sore that wouldn't heal, and I went with her. We waited for almost 2 hours (there are passive-aggressive notes all over the waiting and exam rooms about how there are only 2 dermatologists in the area and they're soooo sorry you wait. Whatever. I see busier doctors than her who don't have a long wait time because they know how to schedule.) They biopsied the sore and did not call with the results. My mom called in twice to ask for them over a period of a week and they did not call back. Finally the third time she threatened to tell her lawyer and they called her back with the biopsy results. Ridiculous.
Dr. Elizabeth A. Springer's Credentials
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- Northwestern University Medical School (Grad. 1986)
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