Ratings for Dr. Candace Clinedinst
This is the WORST doctor I have ever seen. I had my first ever Pap exam with her and she was so cold and clinical that I felt so ashamed afterward. I thought by having a woman doctor, I would feel comfortable and at ease, but she dismissed any questions I had with no clear answers. Every single doctor except for her at the clinic are wonderful people. If she is the only one available, I will go home and come back the next day when I can see someone else. If you want a judgmental, cold, distant doctor that seemingly has no bedside manner, then you'll love this doctor.
I went to Dr. Clinedist several times for fatigue. The other posts are correct. She is a bit awkward and does not make much eye contact, but she is really smart and knows what she is doing. She eventually tested me for Lyme Disease and it was positive. I never would have guess that was causing my issues and she pretty much saved me from years of pain. So she might not be the friendliest, but she knows her stuff!
I went yesterday after having been very sick for five days...doctor DID NOT even look at me in the face, DID NOT see my file, DID NOT ask me any questions....she just prescribed a tremendously strong antibiotic and that was the end of that...when I questioned the prescription, being that this kind of medicines should only be taken when needed, she ignored me completely. I cannot believe she is a doctor. Doctors are supposed to cure, both physically and emotionally...sometimes, just a kind word can make you feel a lot better... Got home, checked the prescription online, and it stated that the medicine SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN UNLESS TESTS PROVE THAT IT IS NEEDED IN THE CASE OF AN INFECTION. I COULD HAVE GOTTEN WORSE IF I WOULD HAVE TAKEN IT.
After reading all of the other reviews(before seeing her), I agree that her office visits do not run on time and that the staff are not necessarily the friendliest. However, I got what I think was good advice from the doctor. She was very professional and friendly, and I will continue to go to her. In a busy busy world where the staff have so much paperwork to do and so many things to juggle, I'm fine with them not being all friendly and chatty- they're BUSY. I think the staff is fine.
The office leaves a lot to be desired in both decor and atmosphere, however the staff is knowedgeable and helpful. I am always able to get a quick appt. when something is going on. They seem to very good at managing the appts. Dr. Clinedinst is always very professional. I feel like she is socially awkward (avoids eye contact, etc.), but I will gladly trade that for a Dr. who knows her stuff and is good at what she does. Both statements which I believe pertain to Dr. Clinedinst. I will continue to use her as my primary care physician.
I arrived for my appointment early, and still had to wait almost an hour to be seen by Dr. Clinedinst. When I was finally seen, she neither look at me when she walked in, nor did she listen to what I said - even responded to a question I didn't get a chance to ask! She talked over me, and didn't ask after my medical history. She said that I hadn't had a physical at the practice - later, while sitting and waiting (again) at their "business center," I reviewed the records from my physical in the very file she handed me. I will not see here again.
Like others have said her bed side manner is not cuddly, but that is not what I am looking for. I am looking for someone who knows what they are talking about, and she did. She did give me 2 referrals, but I expect that from a primary care, and would rather her do that for me rather than guess! The office is nasty and somewhat unorganized but the staff was very nice and helpful to me. After sitting in the waiting room I said I would never come back, but after the care I received from the staff and Dr. Clinedinst I am keeping her as my Primary Care.
PLEASE READ THIS: The doctor is fine; the office staff is the worst I've ever experienced, especially when it comes to doing referrals. Only one of them seems to have a clue how to do an in-network referral. Their incompetencies, laziness and flat-out lies have cost my family thousands of dollars because they've lied to us and said, "this facility is in-network...go there..." when infact they hadn't even checked (which is THEIR JOB to line up the referral with an in-network provider). The office does not return calls and leaves the phone on the answering service even after they are open. They also WILL NOT FAX referrals or info to other doctors, you have to go there and pick it up yourself. I like the doctor very much, but the office staff is bad enough that I eventually had to leave the practice.
Dr. Candace Clinedinst's Credentials
Accepting New Patients
- University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine (Grad. 1999)
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Insurance accepted by this Doctor
- Coventry Health Care