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Was a good doctor years ago, but has lost the luster for the oath she took as a physician...
I arrived 15 minutes early for my yearly check up. I waited an hour and a half in the waiting room. When I said something to the rude receptionist (I think there is only one there, who has been there forever) she brought me into a waiting room where I waited another hour and a half. Total of 3 hours. Dr Apolton was on personal calls and got coffee in the meantime. It is unacceptable.
After twenty years of vitamin b-12 shots and anemia my mother was told she could not have them anymore because the dr read a Canadian article that B-12 causes colon cancer. Really? Was my mother's anemia magically going to disappear? And why hasn't any of our other doctors read this article? Not to mention, she screamed at me when I questioned this listing off all of her credentials as if that was of any relevance to my question.
DO NOT DO WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM. Dr. Apolton bullied me into "her" weight loss program with a nutritionist that is not employed by her. She charged me a very large fee for a 'weight loss clearance' that I did not even need in order to see this nutritionist. When I confronted her about it, she said I would get a refund and 6 months later, I have yet to receive one. She is extremely mean and all she wants is your money. DO NOT GO TO HER.
Would not refer her to anyone I love! She spends a lot of time on the phone w/personal calls while you've been waiting, then berates you that you may have been late. She will then give you less time to make up for other patients. If you question her on a rather timely mistake that caused you to go to the hospital, she becomes combative. Dr. Apoltan is very forgetful, she doesn't remember to give you the prescriptions or send you send you on the tests she told you about, for what ever reason she may come up with. You may remember it after you leave because another appointment was trying to be made. She also makes appointments, rather than sending you to a doctor that might be better suited to handle the situation. I realize there are cases when you re required to see your primary doctor first, but not in all cases. I feel there are times when she is just looking for people to bring into her office, there have been several time when I have been called & told I had an appointment, when I had been just there, or really didn't have an appointment. I feel she is more concerned with her personal life and she should live that first & then maybe look into LATER someday, open another practice!
More concerned with her own personal appointment making vs. the patient waiting in the room for their scheduled appointment & in turn blames patient for being late to again a scheduled appt. Combative!
This hasd been a very nice surprise ,The office is full of staff with enthusiasm,the doctor herself is a breath of frwesh air!She is interested,enthusiastic, upo to date,dynamic!The wonderful connection that is formed between the patient and the doctor is something you thought it does not exist anymore!She listens,is very compassionate,connects with you!Love it!
I was treated by the doctor for a very critical problem,she diagnosed it very accurately,followed up on me very closely,I avoided hospitalisation because of her knowledge and great care.The staff got me in promptly,passed on info accurately.Great experience,my doctor and the office!
the stuff is very kind called me back about my labs before i can call them, young dynamic, always follow through with refills
I have been going to Dr. Apoltan for years now. She has helped me to get back to good health through her follow-through and excellent care.
combative when trying to discuss options especially if she disagrees, seems to be in a hurry and unable to discuss the problem at hand, relies on labs instead listening to the patients never able to discuss a separate problem other than the one she wishes to discuss. espect patient to obtain all referrals that they may need.
I am very touched by the fact feel her presence near me whene that SO many people identify with her almost as a friend.I went through a lot of recent family sickness and troble and she was there for me calling to see how I do,support me ,I think she is "tje perfect package"!
dr apoltan and I have known each other for a long time.I was sick on a weekend and she came for me in the office to see me.I never hear any bother in her tone when I call.She is very smart,she is very caring but people who jump from one doc to another will never get to know her the way we do.She goes to her patients funerals,is compassionate and warm.For me and my husband she is all I can wish for from a doctor
Caring until you question her decisions or refuse to have emergency surgery for a problem that can be resolved in a non invasive manner. She has convinced herself she is caring and tells you all about it, toots her own horn at every opportunity. But when the patient begins to realize she has prescribed a deadly medication combination, etc. she becomes combative!
up to date,listens,very caring
she really cares,that is the bottom line.You feel that she listens,tries to help,she is close to her patients