Ratings for Dr. Tamara Pringsheim
I was quite worried about taking my son to see a doctor for his Tourette's. Dr Pringsheim made us comfortable and spent a lot of time talking with us. She was patient and answered all our questions. I would definitely recommend her if your kid has Tourette's.
If you believe your child has PANDAS, I wouldn't recommend this dr. She had no knowledge of PANDAS, she wasn't up to date on latest research. She was very rude to my husband and I and brushed us off and informed us we should accept our sons sudden onset of tics as just tics. Our family dr referred us to a pediatrician who diagnosed our son with PANDAS and treated him with antibiotics and he got his tonsils and adnoids removed and three years later he's never had another PANDAS episode since.....If we would have listened to Dr. Pringsheim I can't imagine what condition our son would be in now.
My child is old now and has been medicated for years, and trust me folks, he has not benefited from medication, in fact he is worse off now because he needs medications to counteract other meds he has taken in the past
I totally agree with these negative comments. I feel that she may have knowledge on paper but lacks the compassion associated with kids that have neurological problems. She is a medical doctor, she prescribes medications to help sedate or temporarily help deal with the problems your child may be having. My child is old now and has been medicated for years, and trust me folks, he has not benefited from medication, in fact he is worse off now because he needs medications to counteract other meds he has taken in the past....health wise...his kidneys and who knows what other organs have taken a beating from meds. She has no advice , support or compassion on other alternatives to help. She even says she prescribes meds based on other doctors opinions. She will not sit and evaluate your kid, she will rely on questionaires and other documents that may say your kid has OCD, autism....etc. whatever it may be, she will prescribe if its severe based on others opinions. She will not diaganose and sit with your child and help. She's just a read and consult doctor. This is what we pay our hard earned taxpaying dollars for? My suggestion is there is other alternatives than medicating your child. She lacks knowledge in other alternatives.
I don't feel this doctor has any type of care in the world. It is difficult to see her on short notice and her office staff is just plain rude. They have a sign stating that we should talk to doctors if we have problems waiting and when you ask about wait times, they are snooty. She is never on time anyways and seems like everytime you do get in and she's 20-30 mins late, she gets you out the door before you can say "parking ticket". I don't recommend her at all. My kid has not benefited from her.
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