Ratings for Dr. Neil E. Schaffner
I have been a patient but have never actually "seen" him - if he's going to operate this way he should at the very least educate his staff - I was 2 weeks away from seeing him when I called for supplies to my insulin pump that I've had for 7 years -his nurse practitioner told me to just check my sugar every two hours and treat accordingly until my appointment two weeks away because I had missed an appointment I wasn't allowed supplies
On our first visit Dr. Schaffner was personable and seemed to care about my daughters condition with thyroid cancer. On our second visit It was like Dr. Jekyell and Mr. Hyde or should I say Dr. JERKell. He seemed annoyed as soon as he came in the room. (which we waited for two hours after our scheduled appt. time) I told him my daughter was experiencing fatigue and depression. He became condescending and told her straight up to learn to "deal with it" their was nothing he could do. C a sleep dr!
Well, I think it should have been made clear to me before I saw the dr. that he did not accept insurance. I was shocked after the fact and very dissappointed. The receptionist blamed it on my referring dr., that he should have told me. They took forever to check me out, no one even would tell me what was going on. There should be a sign posted saying they don't take insurance. The receptionist even asked me when I first got there what type of insurance I had. UGH. Makes me mad. I liked dr. schaffner, he spent almost an hour with me. Although it seems he was wanting to test me for things I didn't think were necessary. Won't go back because I can't afford it.
Staff a tad slobby. Dr. did not seem very "with it" concerning the problem I saw him for. Although his advertisement touts him as being a "specialist" in this area. I remained ill under his care for 11 months. I ended up receiving far better care from an Internal Med. physician and the problem was under control by my 2nd visit with my new Dr.
He did not examine me. He did no lab work. He basically told me that I was a hypochondriac and then bounced out of the room convinced that he had solved my problem. I left no more informed about my problem than I had been going in. I found a new doctor.
Dr. Neil E. Schaffner's Credentials
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- Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242 (Grad. 1984)
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