Ratings for Dr. Amy B. Harpstrite
I had a horrible experience with this doctor. When I first went to her everything was fine, she was friendly and helpful and took the time. But the moment you question her advice or have a brain of your own she gets offended and angry. When my son was 2 he had a few episodes of very rapid heart beat where it was beating so fast I couldn't even count it. This terrified me. I took him to Dr Harpstrite and she ordered him an EKG. The results came back normal which I expected since the rapid heartbeat had already passed. About six months later my son came to me and told me his heart felt funny. I listened to his heart and it was firing away like crazy. I went and saw Dr Harpstrite again but this time she completely ignored my concerns. She was cold and uncaring and made me feel like I was an idiot who didn't know the best for my own child. Later when I got home I called and asked for a referral to a heart specialist and she got snappy and angry on the phone. How dare I think I know better than her, the doctor! Well I didn't' back down, this was my baby boy and I just had a feeling something wasn't right and it turned out I was right. After seeing the specialist my son was diagnosed with Multifocal Atrial tachycardia. Fortunately thru medication we were able to correct this problem and he is now all good. It goes without saying I immediately changed pediatricians and found a wonderful doctor who took very good care of my son thru this trying time. Here is the scary thing, my friend had a very similar experience with Dr Harpstrite. Her daughter had wheezing when she slept and occasional difficulty breathing. she was certain her daughter had asthma and took her to Dr Harpstrite who ignored her concerns. After many visits my friend had to get heavy and demand a asthma test and lo and behold, her daughter had asthma! I do not recommend Dr Harpstrite to anyone who wants to be involved in the health and care of their own child.
Dr. Harpstrite it a great doctor, my daughter loves her and feels totally comfortable with her. I have called her after hours and she returned my calls quickly and was very friendly, helpful and put my mind at ease. Her staff is very friendly and if there is a concern with my daughter they will fit her in to see the doctor the same day or Dr. Harpstrite will call me back. I definitely recommend her.
Beware of this doctor! It started off good, she was really nice and friendly. But when I called her to ask her a question about my newborn daughter she was angry. I figured okay she's having a bad day or something. So when I called her a couple months later for another question it was the same. She was very bothered and upset by me calling her. It got to the point where I was afraid to ask her any questions. So I switched doctors and couldn't be happier. I would not recommend bring your children to her.
I wouldn't recommend her at all! I don't know if it was because I was a 201 year old mother, but no doctor should ever judge on age. From day 1, I didn't feel welcomed. She would get bothered from me calling for answers to questions I was concerned about for my son. I would call and leave messages, and no one would ever return my calls. She ended up discharging and declining care to my 21 month old son after their wrong unprofessional doings. The worst thing I have done after my sons birth was choosing this lady as his doctor!
Dr. Amy B. Harpstrite's Credentials
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- Univ Of Hi John A Burns Sch Of Med, Honolulu Hi 96822 (Grad. 1991)
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