Ratings for Dr. Pamela K. Snyder
I really like WHCA, but I very much dislike Dr. Snyder and likely wont return to WHCA because of her. It's a shame because I like all the other doctors, but I can't take the chance on having Dr. Snyder be on duty when I deliver my next child. I had a bad experience with Dr. Snyder at the first prenatal appt I had with her. She didn't seem to care at all about the concerns I had - acted annoyed and rushed answering my questions. I avoided any other appts with her the rest of my pregnancy. Then of course she was on duty the night I went in to get induced. My baby's heart tones were raising some concerns - but she blew it out of proportion and had me completely freaked out that I'd have a c-section. Thank goodness a new doctor came on duty the next morning and completely changed things around - calmed & reassured me that things were okay and that I could have a natural birth - which I did. If Dr. Snyder would have stayed on, I'm convinced she would have ordered an unnecessary c-section.
After reading some of the other posts on Dr. Snyder I really can not believe she is still allowed to practice. Dr. Snyder was the doctor on call the day I went into labor with my perfectly healthy baby boy. This day turned out to be the worst nightmare of my life. From her negligence and not listening to other nurses and myself she caused a severe brain injury to my son and I was close to losing my life. My son died at two weeks of age. I filed an action with the medical board and an admonition letter was posted against her license. Anyone can view this letter and read about what she did. You can pull it up through the medical board website. This was also a warning to her that if she is reported to the board for anything else she will lose her license. Please people if she did wrong then you need to report it to the board or we are going to have doctors practicing that should not be. I would not want anyone to go through what my family did emotionally and physcially because of her.
After listening to my symptoms and my history, she diagnosed me with endometriosis and PCOS. I was happy to have a diagnosis after so much pain for so long. She put me on birth control and told me to come see her again in 3 months to discuss my options from there. I kept a schedule of my pain, nausea, bleeding, exercise, mood swings, medications...everything! I went back in three months as she said to discuss my pain and my mood swings. We were supposed to talk about the possibility of diagnostic surgery and putting me on Lupron injections. At my appointment, she pretty much ignored all my symptoms saying they weren't related to the PCOS and Endo when 3 months ago she said they did. She also said my moods weren't related to the continuous medication. She switched my birth control and gave me a list of psychiatrists to go see. Then told me my blood pressure was up and I needed to lose weight and exercise. I told her I exercise 4-5 times a week and still gain weight.
I was referred to Dr. Snyder by a trusted friend who had heard good things about her and her practice - specifically, that they were sensitive and responsive to patient needs. During my first meeting with Dr. Snyder I informed her that I had a history of childhood sexual abuse and a bicornate, tilted uterus, and so physical exams were very difficult and painful for me. Long story short: the result of my annual pap was abnormal and she advised me to come in for a colposcopy that would likely involve several needle biopsies. I was told that the procedure would be painless and that I would be able to return to work the same day. Not only was the procedure excruciating (I cried through the whole thing), but Dr. S. chastized me for being such a wimp and told me that "no one else had ever had a bad experience" in her office and that she had had the "same procedure" done and "it didn't hurt me." Also, she did not remember any of the history I had told her during my initial visit.
Dr. Pamela K. Snyder's Credentials
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- Southern Illinois University School Of Medicine (Grad. 1988)
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