Ratings for Dr. Richard D. Semble
Dr Semble, the worst experience ever. My operation was the 1st scheduled for the day but wound up being the last to be seen. When I went to see him in the OR I questioned him about how it happened he laughed at me and said I'm not responsible for my staff and continued with his phone conversation. In disbelief I was walking out when the nursing staff again convinced me to go through with the surgery......What a mistake here I am 3.5 yrs later and my knee is ****ed and can only walk on it and is worst now then before surgery. I went for a 2nd opinion from another local doctor to find that I now have a torn ACL none of this was indicated in the operative report by Semble only a torn meniscus. Per Dr Semble I had torn meniscus it’s a simple surgery and within 4-weeks I should be 100% Yeah maybe that’s true but not with this arrogant ****. I wonder if he tore the ACL during surgery in his report he indicates the ACL was in tact per the 2nd doctor reviewed the report? Spare yourself
I called for an appointment for my son that had broken his clavicle. I was given an appointment right away. I waited maybe 15 to 20 minutes in the waiting room, which I consider fine since we were squeezed in on such short notice. I waited maybe 3 minutes for the doctor to see my son. I found him to be friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. He answered all questions that I had and that my son had. We will be seeing him again.
From the time that I first met him in the hospital through repeated visits to the office, Dr. Semble did an excellent job of explaining to me my injury, surgery, and expected recovery time. Reception staff is not especially friendly in the office, but the rest of the staff is wonderful. The x-ray technician is exceptionally friendly, patient, and helpful. I have been kept waiting in the office on some visits, but nothing intolerable. The amount paid reflects what I paid out of pocket, and does not include what my insurance paid on my behalf.
The Doctors are rude,arrogant and any other words you could pretty much fill in. Like everyone else mentioned waits are awfully long in the waiting room and then once again in the exam room . I actually didn't have the Doctor come in the exam room ' he did mostly everything from the doorway while answering phone calls all the while and when I spoke of this he was very dismissive and abrupt, almost nasty.
After spending nearly 45 minutes in the waiting room, I was relieved to finally be called into the exam room. I then had to wait another 30 minutes before seeing Dr. Semble. During the 5 minutes I spent with him, he was inattentive, rude and borderline condescending. When he didn't - or couldn't - tell me anything about my injury, I started asking questions to get *some* kind of information. Even though I was a little upset at this point, I was still polite and kept my cool. He, however, was dismissive and abruptly ended the appointment by telling me I needed to for an MRI, and that he'd let me know more after that. I'd gone & had it done 2 days later, but I never heard from Dr. Semble again. Can't say I'm all that surprised, though. As it turns out, I had a simple meniscal tear. I understand that some doctors aren't the warm & fuzzy type, but I'd at least expect him to do his job. (Despite all of this, his office staff was wonderful.)
Excessive waiting with this doctor and Dr.Simon. Waiting room was empty and I was in much pain yet I waited 40 minutes only to wait again in the exam room. Both were nasty and arrogant and Dr.Semble left the exam room to take calls with me also!
Excessive wait times in both the waiting room and in the office. I asked him if this excessive wait time was common and was told that it was. The dr left during my exam several times to take phone calls, order lunch, etc. Although he addressed my issue, I will opt for a more considerate and respectful orthapedist in the future. This exam wound up taking over 2 hours and I spent all of 15 minutes with the dr
Bedside manner is arrogant, rude, and always feels rushed. Wait time for scheduled office visit is over 45 minutes to 1 hour. When this was mentioned at an office visit where I had again waited for over a hour, he replied, "I won't even address that."
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- State University Of New York Downstate Medical Center (Grad. 1980)
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