Ratings for Dr. Elizabeth Kaback
Astonished by some of the comments I have read. I have been seeing Dr. Kaback the past 6 years and feel she is nothing but compassionate and honest every time I have seen her. If you want to go to a doctor that is not upfront and honest with you, then see somehow who will lie to you! Dr. Kaback is straight forward and to the point. When it comes to my health, I don't mind brutal honesty. I can't thank her enough for all she has done for me these past few years. Highly recommend!
The good news is that she was roughly on time for my two appointments with her. And she spent a full hour with me on each - and appears to be very knowledgeable. The bad news is that I must agree with the other reviews here. Her "bedside manner" is pretty rough. She looked at AND ANSWERED two text messages during my first appointment. She is condescending, she interrupts, and she spends alot of time typing at the computer. She did not answer direct questions (because she was on a role for some other subject). At the end, she gave me the report of our visit - and it listed 2 things we never talked about. I cannot recommend her.
Dr. Kaback was rude, condescending, and of NO help to me. I've always had amazing experiences with the medical professionals at Scripps... until Dr. Kaback. She answered my questions with sarcastic remarks, made me feel humilated for even showing up at her office - I was referred by another doctor! She had absolutely no bedside manner. I will never see her again or recommend anyone to her.
Wow. This Dr. is the worst I have ever experienced. My experiences are consistent with what others have posted about this Dr. I was referred to her for an atrial fibrillation condition. I saw her twice - the first time I found her rude, condescending, and apathetic. She'd ask me questions and then tell me my answers made no sense or were ridiculous. She wanted me to wear a heart monitor. I had a choice - one required a one month commitment (more real-time), the other two weeks (more convenient). When I asked what she would recommend as she stared at her computer waiting for my answer, her comment was "I don't care. Just pick one." I felt like I was ordering fast food. And the visit didn’t get any better – I felt that she didn’t want to be there. All I wanted to do was get out of that office vowing never to return to this doctor. My wife talked me into going back the second time to get the results of the heart test. I didn’t think it could be worse, but it was. Didn’t ask how things how things were going, blasted through blood test results that she had forgotten that she had given me a month earlier, and didn’t listen or follow up on what I asked her about. When I asked her about the overall results from the heart monitor, which she had barely touched on, her comment to me as she stared at a computer screen pounding on keys was “Am I obtuse? I just told you the results of the test!” No, you’re not obtuse, you’re rude and lacking in any bedside manners. My blood pressure went through the roof after that comment. Done. Never again will I see this physician. I am shocked that Scripps keeps an employee like this at their facility.
I'm amazed at some of the comments here. Some people actually saw this Dr more than once. One time for me was all I needed to decide I would never see her again. Condescending, curt, rude, full of BS, are some of the adjectives I can think of. She told me my blood pressure was too high. I told her because she was being rude and short with me and my blood pressure doesn't like that. I have been controlling my blood pressure for 20 years until I come across a person like her, then it shoots up to the sky. She told me I needed to loose weight as she sat across the desk from me with at least 25 extra pounds on herself. When I asked her how WE were both going to do that she became livid with me...lol..Couldn't resist. Scripps has an impeccable reputation and I can't help but wonder why they hired or keep her?
I have a heart disease that is rarely diagnosed. I am in the hospital for IV Nitro in ICU. I have had great success with this and it breaks the pain cycle and I have 2-3 good months. This stay has been one of the worst stays hat this hospital that I have ever had. She doesn't believe that IV nitro can possibly work and give me 2-3 months of some what of a quality of life. Prior to this treatment I spent about 90% of time either in bed or on the couch. She is extremely rude. She didn't want to hear anything about my previous ICU visits. She asked me what my goal was with this stay. I told her to increase the nitro until I am completely out of pain leve me at the level for 8-12 hours and slowly take me off of it. I also asked her to please look at my last two visits and and emulate them. She would not do that and has been extremely condescending and rude the entire time. She said that she doesn't believe it is all my heart. Which I know and my cardiolofists at Cedar-Sinai know. She had completely changed the orders and stopped the increases in my IV Nitro on Tuesday early afternoon left me at that level until Wednesday night after a meeting that my husband and I had with her. She has pretty much gone over how well the nitro will work. Now she wants to run tests because she believes some of this is not my heart. I do not recommend her at all. I have requested a second opinion with one of the doctors that did this successfully before. I need to know now we move forward from here safely.
I agree with most negative comments about this doctor. I'm not overweight so that wasn't an issue, but she sure did make me feel stupid. She is harsh, condescending, and just not a pleasant person in general. I thought maybe the first time I saw her she was just having a bad day, but every visit is the same.
Kind not even. Maybe the first few visits. All the mean things listed below are very true! RUDE and laughs at you when you try to explain how you feel or what your going through. And she only has one track for everyone. Same one every time and she says you are overweight. We need an management to go in under cover to see the real her.
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