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Ratings for Gillette Children's Healthcare
The doctors are fantastic albeit a bit quirky as most doctors tend to be. I think our issue stems more in the fact that the support staff (nursing, MAs, etc) are very hit or miss. We've had so much trouble getting someone to call us back, when we have questions or even urgent issues that need to be address, that we're thinking about leaving. If you tell a patient you're going to do something or take care of a question for them then you need to follow through and actually do it.
A good place to get unnecessary surgeries for your child. Watch KARE 11"Medical Miracle or Medical Torture". What happened to the Texan boy, almost happened at Gillette to my daughter. We were able to avoid the disaster, because the mother was smart enough to recognize that something was amiss with the way the diagnoses were made. The neurosurgeon was pushing for multiple unnecessary surgeries on the child, who did not have symptoms. Like in the Texan boy's case, he did not review my child's medical records. After we were advised by multiple neurosurgeons that the child did not have the condition that Gillette's "treatment plan" was based on, the Gillette neurosurgeon first admitted that he had been untruthful about that diagnosis and pleaded that he was sorry, then lied about everything on record and terminated the child as a patient. Desperate to hide his wrongdoing, this doctor even went back on his promise to refer the child to a different hospital in Twin Cities for the only serious condition that he himself had failed to notice in his excitement at the prospect of multiple higher paying surgeries. Like in the Texan boy's case, the neurosurgeon attacked the mother. Only in our case, he had the gall to accuse the mother of non-adherence to his "medical treatment plan" right after admitting to her face during our 2nd visit with him that the child did not have the condition he had planned to operate on,The hospital administration did not want to investigate, which seems to be the norm, whenever this particular doctor is concerned. Instead, it promoted the doctor. Later, Gillette records department assisted that doctor with unauthorized alterations of my child's medical record. When the Gillette administration exhausted all venues of lying and coverup, it suggested that I authorized the changes to our child's record, so as to make it look like the doctor has not done anything wrong.That would involve rewriting the whole record. Gillette's tax returns have spilled some light as to why Gillette's administration was so desperate to exhonerate this particular doctor: he is one of Gillette's top revenue generators. Surgeries (necessary or not) enable this hospital to retain $20,000,000 in net profit annually, raise the already disproportionately high salaries of it surgeons by $40-50,000 each year and the salaries of the upper management by up to $250,000 per year. Gillette advertises itself as having the "best" and "the most skillful" team in the region. The truth is that their neurosurgeons are not able to do laminoplasty, while neurosurgeons at other hospitals are able to do it without problems. Gillette advertises itself as having 4 neurosurgical nurse practitioners, but looking at their credentials on Gillette's website, none of those NPs is certified in neurosurgery. Gillette's administration claims to campaign for patients' safety, yet it covers up for the unnecessary surgeries performed at its hospital. In the past two years, Gillette's neurosurgery has lost its lost its spot at the bottom of the chart of the 50 best pediatric hospitals. Gillette is not what it used to be. It is run by a different sort of people, the kind of people, who are run by greed. That makes it dangerous to children.
the physical therapist ordered some starter equipment for me to try. At the end of the trial i brought the loaned equipment back to gillette for the therapist to return to the vendor. Five months later i get a letter from the vendor asking me for the device back. gillette reports that they never returned it. After it took the entire department of physical therapists to get me into a gait trainer that I've used regularly in the past, my individual physical therapist actually told my personal care attendant not to listen to my previous provider of many years. She also said that insurance would not cover a second opinion and that I had to withdraw and commit to her. Step on my toes
Doctors at Gillette Children's Healthcare
Dr. Paul T. Kubic's Latest Rating
Highly valued and respected doctor. Very knowledgeable.
Dr. Blaine R. Miller's Latest Rating
Very Good physician.
Dr. Eric T. Meininger's Latest Rating
Cares a lot about teenagers!