Ratings for Dr. Isabella Tai
I have had two colonoscopies with Dr. Tai, she is very professional and serious about what she is doing, maybe that's why some people think she is cold. The first examination she found I had a growth, she apologized so sincerely to me, that she had to tell me this news, I of course was a little in shock as I never thought I actually had anything. It turned out to be malignant and I had a sygmoid colon resection which ultimately saved my life. Thanks to her and my surgeon I am still here. The second examination I asked for no anesthetic and she explained all she was doing as we watched on the monitor. Don't forget, as a doctor doing the job she does she is the first person to have to tell patients that they have colon cancer, not an easy thing to do, I mean it's a matter of life or death for some. I hope she is my doctor the next time I need a colonoscopy.
Most awful experience to date with these scopes and I've had them before with other Dr.s...was very rushed, Dr. Tai was cold and irritable, even angry when I gagged on the scope down my throat (this is a normal reaction!!!). I was not out for the procedure and it hurt! It also seemed very rough. I don't recommend her at all!
I've been seeing dr tai for a few years and she's always been nice to me and informative when I've asked her questions..i just had a colonoscopy with her and although I wasn't out..wasn't really a bad thing..didn't hurt..the worst part is the prep the day before the exam
Dr.Tai is the worst doctor under the sun. This doctor was hitting Mr in Nov 2015 I was screaming my guts out an did not put me too sleep until after I was screaming and God is my witness. .. I complained to my doctor and he was so pissed off and said she did a lousy job. I was bleeding so badly because she hit my large bowel and I was in so much pain for three weeks ... she even wrote a false report and I could not believe it and I don't know why she is practicing at all ..
Everyone I know who has had a colonoscopy has said its nothing, painless, you are asleep the entire time. Not with Dr Tai. She warns you it will be painful, a nurse gives you a tiny shot of nothing strong enough to do anything but maybe calm your nerves, and you are awake and in pain for about 10-15 minutes. Benefits are its probably safer, you get to watch what's on the Colon Channel TV monitor, all the while building character. Drawbacks include dread about the next time knowing that the Prep Part is not the "worst of it".
Dr tai put me on a PPI drug, ten years ago, and told me I would be on it the rest of my life. I have been taking it. No one has ever checked if it is still needed or cared about me taking this drug. I never saw her again, no further apps needed. This is not good care to say the least. Now they say PPIs are dangerous. That's just great.
I have seen Dr. Tai for a number of years now and I have always found her to be extremely cold. She never take the time to explain anything to me and she sometimes get agitated when I ask her questions. Overall, I find her condescending and unfriendly yet somewhat knowledgable. Also, her receptionist is rude and not very helpful.
Dr. Tai is a great GI. She is the only doctor who actually listened to me, and managed to give me a diagnosis. I've seen countless other doctors (and a GI) the past few years who dismissed me. Thank god Dr Tai cared enough to believe me and order the necessary tests.
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