Ratings for Dr. Alexander S. Croog
I saw Dr. Croog for a consult for carpal tunnel surgery. I looked at his bio online and he is very well educated. However, I found his manner surprising. A medical transcriptionist came into the consult room with him. Dr. Croog barely spoke to me and his manner was impersonal. He only spoke to the transcriptionist as if I were not there. When I asked questions he seemed uncomfortable talking to me and his answers were dismissive and condescending. I scheduled my surgeries with a different surgery and I am so glad I did. Since then I've told many doctors about my experience with Dr. Croog and they agree that he needs to work on his personal communications skills.
Great doc, very knowledgeable , very professional, really cares .... and best I have seen . He identified issues within the first minute of meeting with me and I'm on my way to recovery. Pays great attention - so things below about the person with the ganglion cyst and carpal tunnel and comments about rudeness is all bs.
WARNING DO NOT SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT! Visiting Dr. Croog was like asking someone for advice who thinks you are the dumbest person on this planet. I knowingly had a ganglion cyst on my wrist and because he was in a rush he told me to come back 4 weeks later! even though i was in so much pain and can barely type this rating, in fact. He felt the need to define the word "spontaneously" when describing how they appear. He was rude, horrible and I left crying because he had did not even care to think that I came to him because I was in pain. He even suggested popping it myself-- something that i read multiple times on the internet NOT TO DO. A nightmare experience-- save yourself some pride. If you do choose to go, jut remind him that YOU pay HIM to treat you right.
Dr Croog have seen me for carpal tunnel syndrome.He is knowledgeable.But he does not spend too much time not even enough to explain things to you if you have other questions.I feel like he was in a rush (although I understand he has other pts to check) but didnt even ask me if I still have other questions.In fact,he turned his back away from me , getting out from the room and was saying something which I didnt even understand.I was there sitting,thinking if he still have to come back and say something but unfortunately my time was up=( Very rude for a professional person.
Dr. was uninterested and actually squeezed my broken hand to ask if that hurt. He didn't bother to x ray my hand again and refused to give me pain killers for a displaced fracture. His staff was actually the one who fitted me for a splint. Here it is 5 weeks after injury and my hand is not healed. Shocking.
Dr. Croog has dreadful post-surgical follow-up. Due to his lack of interest and inability to direct the physical therapist my little finger, which was fine before the surgery, is now permanently bent and crooked on my dominant hand. All he cared about was whether or not the wrist and thumb surgery I had was "successful" and he tried to blame everyone but himself for the ignored damage to my finger.
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- University Of Virginia School Of Medicine (Grad. 2001)
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