Ratings for Dr. Tracy O. Pennington
I have lupus and suffer with chronic pain. Dr. Pennington has always been extremely caring, knowledgeable and takes the time to answer any questions along with a clear detailed explanation of the answer. She has a beautiful personality and has always been friendly. My experiences over the past 3 years have all been positive. While reading the reviews that portray her in a negative light, it almost felt like there was a mistake of some sort. I agree that the wait time can be long, but for me that's once every 3 months....I can handle that and she's worth the wait. She always shakes my hand and says "God bless you" at the end of my appointment. That's a first for me! I have found that most of the nurses are very competent and if there was a mistake made they were extremely apologetic. I did see a doctor one time by the name of Gerry Smith before I found Dr. Pennington. This man is a psycho and should not be allowed to practice, he's an evil person. Dr. Pennington restored my faith in humanity.
I have been seeing Dr. Pennington for over a year. I find her very knowledgeable and caring although the wait time for appointments is very long. I have waited over two hours, several times, for my scheduled appointments. This is enough to drive you away.
I found her to be noncommittal. I am bedridden so my husband takes care of my affairs. I missed an appointment and I didn't realize it until a month before I had to get my script refilled. When I called the office to explain my situation, they basically told me that was too bad. I had to make an appointment which was beyond the time for my medication refill. I explained to her nurse that I needed to get my script refilled and I only needed to see the doctor for 5 minutes. She wouldn't bend. Unless you are only certain meds, you don't know the effects of certain medication. My body is in so much pain and the staff doesn't seem to take my pain seriously. I need a doctor who demonstrate compassion.
I saw Dr.Pennington back in March of 2014 and she was very rude towards me. I found her to be uncaring and not sypathetic to my medical issues. My previous doctor was the total opposite so when I met her I was in shock and left in tears. She never took the time to take my blood pressure, check my medicine or ask how I was. I had to introduce myself and extend my hand before she even acknowledged me. I saw her once and will never go back.
My mother called the morning of her appointment to make sure of the date and time to confirm. I took off work to take my mother to see Dr. Pennington and anxious for her views on recent x-rays that were taken. my mother has been in pain for a long time and we needed a referral to a good orthopedic surgeon. When we arrive we were told the Dr.Pennington was not seeing patients that day and were handed a prescription for more pain meds. No apologies from staff as to why we were contacted about no being able to be seen until one was demanded from me. We were given an appointment almost a month away from that day. Although the gentleman at the front was pleasant, I find that the way they handled this was very unprofessional. We did not go there for the meds, we wanted answers as to why my Mom is in pain. We left very upset and unhappy.
They were great for my first few visits and then when I questions why it took over a month to get a referral submitted and that they didn't leave any messages to help assist with the issue things got ugly. They were very rude, belittling, and not understanding of their patients mental health. I will not be going back to this Doctor because they don't fully understand privacy regulations and mock their patients. Very unprofessional!
The Dr. could spend more than 5-10 minutes with her patients, and listen to her patients when they are in dire need of help. And refills should be given out every 28-30 days, not 31 days. It's very hard to find specific medication on the day your refills are due, and some of us have to drive all over Chesapeake, Norfolk and VA. Beach just to find the pills we need which is so wrong, specially while going through withdrawals and driving. That could cause a terrible accident and cause people to lose their life! Other than that, she's a nice, sweet and good PMP and wish she did refill our prescriptions a day or two early so we don't have to suffer in pain and withdrawals so badly. Every other pain doctor gives our scripts 1-2 days early and lets us get them filled a day or two early. Safety is a huge concern for her patients and people on the roads driving. It could and probably has been terrible accidents due to this issue.
Dr. Tracy O. Pennington's Credentials
Accepting New Patients
- Tulane University School Of Medicine (Grad. 1995)
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Awards & Recognitions
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Insurance accepted by this Doctor
- Cigna - Open Access