Ratings for Dr. Stephen Springle
I have been a patient of Dr. Springle's since he began his practise. I rarely have to wait more than a few moments to see him. I find him courteous, professional and responsive to my healthcare needs. He readily has referred me to specialists when its been needed and there has never been an issue obtaining diagnostic testing. I feel comfortable and confident in Dr. Springle's care. I find his nursing staff and nurse practitioner are very good as well. I am a senior and believe Dr. Springle is very responsible in his approach to treating me. That cant be said for alot of doctors.
He doesn't care about his patients at all. He doesn't listen to your problems and just prescribes drugs instead of a test to determine the actual problems. Even if you are specific in which test you want he will deny you until you've taken his drug first and that proves unsuccessful. Better yet he will prescribes something you've already had a year ago and proven to not work. He does not explain anything or help you to understand what may be wrong. He's extremely dismissive and doesn't care to ask you anything above and beyond what you present to him. If 0 was an option on helpfulness then that would have been selected over 1. Oh almost forgot to mention offices hours are apparently open til 5 BUT if u call at 430 they're already closed.
I felt that he could not answer my questions and he became very dismissive, curt and insulting. He would not listen and would not refer me to a specialist despite the fact that he has not helped me, he didn't even know what meds I was on, what the last prescription was. I am not someone who frequents the doctor, but this man could use some EQ training, extremely disappointed at how he made me feel, I can only put it down to ego. I will be taking my health to a supportive doctor.
Very disappointed about clear lapses in professional judgements based on his own discrimination. Lets his own ego hinder his patient's access to other professionals with targeted knowledge. Belittles patients and looks down on self advocacy. Luckily he has some healthy patients, some with symptoms he can relate to with his knowledge and others that just won't give up until he makes the referrals they need. Congratulations if you are in the third category! You have certainly overcome a road bump on the road to health.
Dr. Springle has been my family doctor since I was born 25 years ago! I've never had a problem getting an appointment. In fact if I felt I was coming down with something,most often I can call and get an appointment that day or next tops. He is very busy and yes doesn't always remember everything about me; but he's my doctor not my best friend. As far as being a good doctor is concerned I think he does a fabulous job with how many patients he has. I've never had any serious health issues to date so for the most part my visits have simply been yearly physicals and prescription fill up requests. Even then he asks if anything has changed etc. He is EXCELLENT at referring a specialist if he unsure. He is a family doctor not a specialist... he can't be held accountable for everything and that's why specialists exist. Great doctor, and will continue seeing him until he retires or passes on his practice!
I've been with Dr Springle almost since he began his practice. He's kind and straightforward but he isn't going to hold your hand. I personally don't need that I require answers which if he knows them he gives them and if he doesn't he will send you to someone who does. His staff are amazing, I've never had to wait more than 20 minutes and I always get an appointment when needed. I have a chronic illness that requires a lot of care and he's very understanding. He can be rushed as most drs can but if he wasn't you'd be waiting an eternity for each scheduled appointment. Although he's busy he had no problem taking on my child and at the time boyfriend. I think he's amazing and people expect far too much. He's a professional not your best friend.
Was arranged by friend as family physician, to take me on as a patient. Was 1/2 an hour late for the appointment, no personality, no kindness, would not even hear a smallest thing about the health concerns, it turned out to be interview if he even considers me as a patient. I guess, as someone who deals with public all the time and considers professionalism at certain level important, I did not make the cut. I feel that I am on the winig end of the things and really pity people who rather keep quiet and take the indifference of would be professionals, than stand up for what is reasonable. I cannot speak to Dr. Springle's knowledge, since we did not get to a point him treating me. Hope his medical abilities are way better than his people skills.
The staff are very unorganized. They have mixed up my test results a few times. You have to be proactive or you will not get test results, etc. Always feel very rushed with Dr. Springle. He is very nice, but seems like he is uninterested in you.
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