Ratings for Dr. Penelope Isherwood
Please do not see Penelope if you have endometriosis. She told me it was maybe in my head, had zero compassion or sympathy for me and did not stop or ask if I was ok when I told her an internal ultrasound was painful. Definitely the worst gynaecologist I've ever been to.
I was supposed to see this Dr. when pregnant with my second son but her staff said she didn't have the time and passed me onto her practice partner. They did not tell me this until we arrived for our appt! Strike number one! On one occassion when my Dr. was away she saw me for an appt and was rude and disrespectful to my husband and totally dismissed our questions. It felt like she just couldn't get rid of us quick enough! Strike two! To this day I will be eternally grateful that she didn't end up my doctor.... my son ended up coming 6 wks early and I was haemorraging, on the verge of dying and my doctor (her practice partner) rang and asked for her urgent assistance. She refused! Her response was she wasn't interested in helping out. ARE YOU KIDDING ME!? Thankfully my doctor had the nouse to contact an elderly Obs/Gynae who was still occasionally practicing who came in to assist and as they were scrubbing for the second time to do a hysterectomy, they discussed other possible options so I could maybe have further children. I didn't have the radical surgery as the other methods my Doctor had employed began working. But I know that if I had've been Penny's patient I would not have lived to see my beautiful son grow. Shame on you!!! Disgraceful behaviour for any so called professional.
Very disappointed with Dr Penelope Isherwood for endometriosis treatment. After seeing a different doctor I believe Dr Penelope Isherwood should refer patients to other doctors who have greater knowledge and skills. I didn't have an appointment with a friendly and lovely woman that others speak of. I found her rude and dismissive and couldn't answer any of my questions or concerns.
What a lovely doctor doctor Isherwood is! I have heard from friends how experienced and helpful she is. When I went for my appointment I felt at ease and she spoke very softly and actually paid attentions to what I was asking. I would recommend her to anyone who needs a gynaecologist.
I wish I had read the review about not going to this doctor if you have endo. My experience was awful. I found Dr Isherwood rude, not very helpful - she would not really answer any questions I had. I found the other staff to be lovely but wouldn't recommend this doctor to anyone with endo. Do some research and find a different doctor.
After reading some of these reviews i was a bit apprehensive when i went to my first appointment with Dr Isherwood but i have to say my experience was fantastic. She was warm and funny, explained everything thoroughly and even went out of her way to provide me with extra reference material. The cost for each appointment was also a lot less than my previous doctor in sydney
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