Ratings for Dr. Rick Marden
It would take to long to tell people my experience with Dr Marden. I just want to warn people if you have any medical conditions that need special care, do not go to Dr Marden. Your life could be at risk. He is a nice guy, but a terrible doctor.
Dr. Marden seems like a nice enough guy but he didn't do much for me. I came down with a chronic illness and his only response was that I might be pregnant (which wasn't physically possible). I also had to wait a long time in his office before he even came. Lastly, his staff lost my medical reccords then blamed it on my previous doctor.
This doctor has very little knowledge with regard to Lyme disease. Two days after a deer tick bite I had a fever of 101. I made an appointment right away. He told me it was just a cold and if it was Lyme I would not have had a stuffy nose along with the fever. He did not give me Doxycycline but instead told me to go to the lab for a test. As I am aware of the fact that a Lyme test will not show up positive for several weeks, I waited. After 5 weeks of severe stomach cramping which I thought was stress due to family issues I finally went for a test. It came out positive. Since stomach cramping is not the norm in Lyme symptoms I had no idea it was Lyme. Dr. Marden then put me on Doxycycline for a month. During this time I had done enough research to know that if Lyme is not treated with the first 4 wks it will become chronic and requires long term antibiotics. Dr. Marden refused to continue with the Doxycycline and told me the test results indicated that the Lyme was not active anyway.
Dr. Marden has an excellent "bedside manner." He is direct but friendly and gave me one of the most thorough general exams I have had in years. He appears up on the latest research on issues like cholestoral and diet and clearly has a proactive approach to having patients stay health.
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- Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med, Loma Linda Ca 92350 (Grad. 1999)
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