Ratings for Dr. Eugene Hollenbach
July 2014 I attended the emergency department of the JHH with a deep orbital trauma, optic neuropathy and medial muscle entrapment from a tree branch through my left eye socket. During this traumatic time, Dr Hollenbach has performed multiple surgeries to save my eye and was successful in doing so, even with the inevitable risk of infection. He identified Cataracts and Glaucoma and immediately treated these progressively and accordingly. My situation didn't look positive, but he never gave up nor gave me false information. Although he may not always run on time (I haven't met a specialist who does run on time) and seem curt to some, he has always treated me kindly, respectfully and with the utmost professionalism of any doctor, I have encountered. Spending almost 3 1/2 years under his care, today, I owe my sight to Dr Hollenbach and his foresight, his wealth of experience and knowledge and was grateful he was on call the day of my accident. When you are in a situation of urgentency and are terrified of the outcomes you require professionalism, experience and someone willing to do all they can to help you, I cannot speak more highly of Dr Hollenbach for my situation. And again, my family and I thank him for his consistent efforts.
There are now so many cases against this doctor at Muswellbrook and Kurri Kurri Hospital that the locals are considering a class action against the administrators of the public hospitals. The public eye department consists of Dr Hollenbach and some very dubiously qualified overseas doctors, some of whom are very old. It is time something is done about a disgraceful situation that has been going on for many years!
I appreciate and I thank God for Dr Hollenbach I was blind but because he was willing to take the risk to save my sight I am now able to see I am truly grateful more than words can say what Dr Hollenback has done I can not thank him enough his compassion and on going care he gives it means everything to me
This man has been investigated by the Health Care Complaints Commission and been found to warrant possible criminal charges due to his gross incompetence. He destroyed my elderly father's sight to the point that we begged him to lodge a complaint with the HCCC. The outcome of the investigation concludes he's a danger to the public and has just had conditions placed upon his practising medicine. He is to be supervised at all times and there will be more conditions placed upon him in the coming months: http://www.ahpra.gov.au/Registration/Registers-of-Practitioners.aspx?q=MED0001171865&t=BosefjMCKeWSiNChmBLy
I visted Dr Hollenbach's so called "Preface Cosmetic Clinic" in Newcastle, for a consultation on minor acne scarring on my cheeks only. Honestly all he wanted was money, he wanted to do a year long treatment of unnecessary laser and other facial treatments (im only 23 years old). Warning: he is not a dermatologist. Unhappy with his recommendations, I then went to Sydney to a Macquarie St Cosmetic Dermatologist, which in one laser treatment fixed my skin concerns and now it is perfect. Dont waste your money or time with this doctor. Go and get another opinion before you go through with treatment.
Dr. Hollenbach has just removed my cataracts and inserted lenses under very difficult circumstances with an incredible outcome. I found him to be a very professional and honorable surgeon. I felt that he went above and beyond in my treatment. Dr. Hollenbach spent two weeks this month in Burma doing the Fred Hollows thing in aiding underprivileged people in this country. ( That is two weeks at his expense and no income - He can't be too bad!). I had been having Macular injections with another Opthalmic Surgeon every two months over the past couple of years but always suspected that this might not be necessary. Dr. Hollenbach has suspended the injections and has me on a three month watch program with no losses seen at this stage, Having worn spectacles for 66 years, I have visited many Opthalmic Surgeons and have never seen the level of optical testing equipment that he has in his rooms, in any other practice. I look forward to Dr. Hollenbach doing the cataracts in my other eye in the near future. Sure there are long periods in his waiting rooms - This is generally caused by many patients - Many patients usually point to a respected surgeon! Dr. Hollenbach may seem rude - I put it down to just how busy he is - Always on the hop! Actually he has quite a sense of humour! Rc B.
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