Ratings for Dr. Chad C. Harvey
I started with Dr. Harvey a number of years ago because he got very good reviews, but recently I finally replaced him with a doctor who clearly surpasses him by listening attentively and caring in the ideally professional manner. I was very put off by his abruptness when I had to complain in the past that someone in his office had bungled with a prescription order for another patient, but which was charged to my account. He refused to read the label which proved my point. Far worse was his missing the diagnosis for thyroid cancer, which a surgeon later verified before operating. Dr. Harvey is much too casual and cavalier at times.
Have seen this doctor (Chad Harvey) once a year at a minimum, for the past 17 years with few previous issues of serious concern that weren't resolved in a fairly timely manner. Dr. Chad Harvey may, or may not be aware of the haughty, rather uncaring attitude his staff appears to direct toward loyal long term (taken for granted) patients such as myself from time to time? Perhaps they reflect the doctor's own personal attitude? I certainly would hope this is not the case and that this is more a bitchy employee acting out automously? But, being away from home during the Christmas holiday... and needing my Thyroid meds... why must this suddenly all be my problem? I therefore sadly, could not recommend this physician. My husband and I are visiting our daughter and grandkids in Rhode Island over the Christmas holiday season as we normally always do. I went to a local CVS today December 19th 2016 to refill my 3 scripts from Dr. Harvey and was advised 2 were good but for one to please call the doctor's office and have him call this CVS and it would be likely ready later this afternoon. I had my husband call on my behalf as requested and Dr. Harvey's staff advised that Dr. Harvey will be refusing to refill anymore scripts for me and if I was out of my Synthroid meds to just "go to a walk-in clinic " or something! Not even a Merry Christmas
Today I saw Dr. Harvey as a new patient. I always am uneasy about goingto a new doctor. I am so impressed by the friendliness of his staff, and how I felt so comfortable and at ease. Dr. Harvey seems to be an unusually good doctor; seems interested in his patients, and although he talks fast and seems a little hurried, he seemed to listen to what I had to say and assured me that when I am sick and need to see a doctor I will be seen the next day or even the same day, if warranted. I came away with a very good feeling, and am confident that he is a very good choice; one of the best doctors I've seen, if my first impression is correct. I might add that I was also surprised at the short wait . I had contact also with 3 of his staff, all very pleasant and competent.
He's been treating my mother for about 35 years. She loves him. About 10 years ago she had a heart attack and that's when we found out he'd been prescribing her benzodiazepeme (Xanax) fairly steadily for about 25 years. The hospital wouldn't recognize withdrawal alongside of an almost fatal heart attack which made the crisis worse as they wouldn't give her Xanax regularly to prevent the side effects of stopping benzodiazepines suddenly. She was in 4 point restraints and ICU for about 10 days hallucinating. Either he's more knowledgeable now or, if you want a script, make an appointment.
Great doctor, extremely knowledgable and educates his patients. Is a bit rushed so have your questions ready. Only issue is the front desk. Horrible dispositions and no secret they do not like each other. Quit going there due to front staff. Dr. Harvey deserves so much better.
I come from afar to see him and well worth the drive and gas. Gets me and others in exactly when sched 95% + (better than my on time arrival record). Believe he began med career as a NP and thus generally very concerned, sincere and patient with occasional crazy day exceptions i understand. GET YOUR NEXT LABS DONE WEEK AHEAD!! Voracious reader and cont ed attendee so always up on latest research, "best practices" and emerging treatments (Vit D, etc). Doesn't technically "take" Humana but seems to adjust fees/copays and I see very little diff from when I was with him under more premium-expensive BCBS. His assistant doc is also very good and extremely personable and sharp... as are front staff... once you get to know them. Nursing fluctuates a bit with turnover but barely relevant and that is true everywhere these days. As prior said, I feel lucky to know him and confident of his/their best effort if crisis arises.
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- Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216 (Grad. 1960)
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