Ratings for Dr. Albert Houlgrave
I saw Dr. Houlgrave at the emergency ward concerning a dogbite. Although I waited three hours to see him, I realize how busy he was. He was very polite and caring and assured me that everything was going fine with the dogbite. I had done all the right things.
Dr Houlgrave is an excellent ER doctor, truly cares and works hard - have (unfortunately) needed to see him at the ER numerous times and am thrilled he's the doctor - he's kind and professional and helpful. Always makes you feel like you're in good hands, because you are!
I SAW DR HOULGRAVE TWICE IN ER FOR THE SAME PROBLEM. ASIDE FROM LONG WAIT IN ER WHICH IS NOT HIS FAULT HE WAS POLITE AND PATIENT. HE EXPLAINED MY DIAGNOSIS AND IMMEDIATE TREATMENT VERY WELL THOUGH HE DID NOT OR COULD NOT INDICATE LONG TERM TREATMENT OPTIONS. I WAS VERY SATISFIED WITH HIS TREATMENT AND CANNOT AGREE WITH THE NEGATIVE RATINGS.
I had an encounter with the above md. I have been recently diagnosed with cardiac problems and now am post op A-Fib Ablasion. I have been having ongoing problems. My Blood Pressure and Heart Rates go to low levels. I call 811 to speak with a nurse on line and it was decided that I should call 911 for an ambulance On the way my heart goes back into sinus rythem still with irregular heart beats. An EKG and Blood Work were done and he enters the room where my husband and I are awaiting information and he tells me that I should not be at the hospital that it is for Emergeny Patients only and that I should be seeing my primary care dr. Oh this happened at 8:00PM. Then he says Now I have a patient who is un-concensous who I have to attend to! Walks away belittles both my Husband and myself and discharges me. I removed the monitor cords myself and did not have any assistance with this. This Man should be ashamed that he shows no tolerence to someone in need of medical attention.
Imagine being so well educated and so stupid. The poor man hasn't realized he's treating people. I really don't know how he can stand himself. Unless he hasn't realized he's human too. Only in a social medical system with a shortage of doctors could a service provider like this survive. I recommend this doctor go into pathology.
Saw this doctor in walk in clinic. Zero bedside manner and had my four year old traumatized within moments. Had nurse come in to "hold down" dtr while he attempted to swab her throat. Had to stop him to ask if this was really necessary as he did not communicate at all with me as her parent. Left with daughter without getting swab as she was hysterical as she was having her head held down by a nurse and clenching her teeth as the doctor was trying to open her mouth. Very rushed and did not take ANY time to explain to me (or her) what he was doing or why it was necessary to forcefully pin down a 4 year old. Seemed annoyed that I would try and talk her through this as he was doctor with experienceand and in his experience children do not like this procedure so therefor they will not cooperate. My daughter has had swabs before and it is never easy but in all my years of seeing doctors with two children I have never had a more negative experience.
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