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September 12th, 2017
Be sure that doctor addresses satisfactorily all the concerns for your visit: give her a copy of your list of concerns. Add to the list as the appointment progresses. Check off each item on the list as she performs the work. Sometimes does not fully address each item, e.g., says she'll give you a prescription for 10 doses of a med, but does not remember to do so. It is you who must remember everything, must tell her to complete the item--the prescription. Don't wait until you've left the office.
December 8th, 2016
August 8th, 2016
August 8th, 2016Incompetence led to kidney failure
January 18th, 2014Speaks TOO FAST
She is a lovely woman, but she needs to slow down, speak slowly and face the patient while speaking. If one is hard of hearing, she is impossible to understand. Otherwise, I am sure she is an excellent doctor, but communication is vital.
June 21st, 2012Time to Retire from Medicine
Dr. Pottanat couldn't be more disinterested or uncaring towards her elderly patients. She is also absentminded and can not keep track of her patients medications and issues. She is the one confused and blames it on dementia of the patients instead. Doesn't speak to her patients directly when they are in the same room with her. Changes medications without telling the patient. Her staff is disfunctional as well. Time to close up shop and retire.
June 14th, 2012A doctor who cares for you
My Dad who is 73 and was visiting me had some complications due to which he had to be hospitalized in another city. When he came back I needed a doctor who could take care and follow up with. Dr.Cissy had no issues in scheduling a checkup and following up on what my Dad needed to do. One of the best things is that Dr.Cissy herself called up at least 4 times in the next couple of days / weeks to follow up and make sure that all was going well. I have never seen a Doctor yet going above and beyond to take care of her patient ( Note also that my dad would not be her long time patient, since he was visiting). Her staff also was kind and courteous. I think my Dad started feeling better and recovering faster just knowing that he was in the care of such a good doctor. Thanks you Dr. Cissy and Staff for taking care of my Dad.
November 19th, 2011
waited in the waiting room in unconfortable chairs for over one and a half hour and them she saw me for only 10
July 18th, 2011Needs to be more attentive to patients!!
This Dr. and the office staff both need to revise their methods towards a more positive patient/Doctor experience, or else change professions!! They need to be more responsive to phone calls, stop taking such long lunch breaks and so many days off, and attend to the patient's problems, which in some cases might be life-threatening, and not just "elderly" issues... Stop treating patients (mostly seniors) as if they were imbeciles. Have some more respect!
July 14th, 2011Needs new office staff!!!
I did not get to meet with the doctor but the office staff were not very helpful and offered poor service. Paul, the office manager, refused to make one phone call to verify the patient's medicare coverage but instead argued about why they couldn't service the patient for 10 minutes. In that same time, they could have easily called the provider number for Medicare. The receptionist also was very resistant in discussing medicare and had a disdainful and frustrated tone. Unsure of the dr's bedside manner but her staff are quite lacking in it!!!
April 28th, 2011
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