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Had incredible headaches. Was told that if I had an MRI and Cat scan and both were negative, then everything was good to go as far as the head was concerned. Shortly thereafter had a stroke due to blot clots in the head.
Had I known better I definitely would have gone to the only other neurologist who took my insurance. I spent an hour and a half with his PA who was excellent to the point that I didn't realize it wasn't Dr. McFarling until he came in. At which point he spent 10 minutes with me on my nerve test then cut me off as I was asking a question and walked out. By far the worst experience I've ever had with a doctor. It was so bad I actually felt compelled to make sure I review him with my insurance and every other site so others would not have to endure his dismissive rude behavior and then be billed for it. The next guy could have horns and a tail and I'd still rather see him instead of McFarling.
Rude staff, over an hour and a half wait time. Did not remember meds he prescribed. Spent a total of 5 minutes in exam room. Was distracted and in a hurry. They never follow up. Discovered he has been arrested. Just plain HORRIBLE! Does not even rate 1 star.
"Well, there are three options for treating your headaches..." Of course they all begain with a prescription pad which I guess I should have expected. The worst part about him is he is just too busy/uninterested to hear much about your history. Just wants to write that scrip and move on. The worst part about the whole experience are the witches who work for him. One actually hung up on me because I wanted to reschedule an appt that was scheduled for me by another doctor's office. Just not worth it even to someone who has suffered migraines for 30 years. Moving on again.
I had been having problems for a long time but was far in between, but lately things have been happening very often and unexpected. Once when I was at my PCP's office I fell, and then ablut 30 mins. later lost all control of motor skills and ability to to talk while talking to the nurses. They called the doctor so he also saw how I was. But when I went to see Dr. McFarling he didn't let me explain anything that happen or how I was feeling. I saw him just long enough for him to order a MRI. When I went back for the results and also try to tell him what has happened since I had seen him, all he said was "where is your eeg? That was something that was never ordered or even talked about. It happens to be done in his office so I had to make another appointment just for that. Then when I tried to make another apppointment with the doctor his staff was so rude and I didn't get back to see him for over a month and that's with myself and mother calling his office and also complaining to my PCP office. I would not recomend him to my worse enemy for anything. The last time I went to his office he rushed me throu again, you leave in mins feeling like you are nothing and you just disturbed everybody's day.
very rude and disresptful to my 76 year old mother who was his patient. would interupt me or my mother when we tried to speak. didn't seem to care what we had to say.
Direct & to the point. Spends as much time with me as I need. Doen't rush my appt.
My overall take on this doctor is that he has a huge ego. He made us feel 'less than'. He communicates very little and was dismissive of any information we provided. Don't like going to him, makes us feel very uncomfortable in his presense. Will tell our primary care doctor to quit referring us to him.
was being treated after suffering massive stroke. The dr. is very knowledgable, but I felt like I did not receive enough of an explanation and detail concerning my condition. I felt as though I was a slight nuisance to his day and I did not feel as though he geniunely cared about what I am going through and how to help me better understand my condition.
What I like about Dr. McFarling is that he wants to get to the "core" of the problem.
I have recommended Dr.McFarling several times. He is excellant
Dr McFarling was able to diagnoise my MS and help me to understand as gently as possiable all the complications that I would be facing. He is wonderful...
Aside from being a bad doctor, he is also a felon - was caught in a police sting, soliciting prostitution. This was his second arrest.
Very similar experience as other reviewers! I went in for chronic headaches - barely listened to my history - told me I did not have cluster headaches before even asking one question. (I had been diagnosed by another neurologist 30 years ago). I will go for one follow-up to see how it goes, but may be looking for another doctor as well!
IF SOMEONE IS LOOKING FOR A NEUROLOGIST, PASS THIS GUY BUY. HE WAS TREATING MY WIFE FOR YEARS FOR HER MS, HE CASUALLY SAID ONE DAY, SHE DID NOT HAVE MS, GAVE NO EXPLANATION, NOTHING. WE CHANGED TO ANOTHER NEUROLOGIST AND HE SAID OF COURSE SHE HAS MS, THE MRI'S PROVED IT. ANYONE WOULD BE BETTER THAN THIS GUY. ANOTHER FRIEND HAD A PROBLEM WITH SHAKING LEGS, AND SHE HAD TO END UP WITH A BRACE, HE TOLD HER IT WAS "ALL IN HER HEAD". I THINK HE'S LOST IT AND SHOULD NOW LOSE HIS LICENSE.
Does not listen to my reports of health/ro changes. Did not document info that I had reported eventhough it was relevant to my diagnosises.He always seems distracted, but I really for him to listen to what is going on with me!Such as FALLS!!