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Not only was he way off the mark with me but with my husband also.We finally discovered my husband had stage 3 cancer. This should have been diagnosed a lot earlier. By going to another doctor he was finally diagnosed correctly.
Dr. Joel is always relaxed and comfortable in manner. He is an excellent diagnostician, and keeps up to date on all the latest research.
Went well. Liked his attitude. Very down to earth. He was just the type of doctor I was looking for, an honest guy.
Dr. Rudman is very patient, thorough and sincere. I have been going to him for eleven years now. I trust his judgment and like his calm demeanor. Other doctors have rushed the whole process, but he listens and ensures he has covered all the bases regarding your symptoms. A gentleman...
I've been going here for over two years and I'm ready to move on to a new doctor because I am disappointed in the care I'm getting. On one visit this year everyone from the receptionist, to the nurse assistant, to the doctor himself had the same cold/flu. They were all coughing & sneezing. I felt like I had to bathe in anti-bac gel when I left that day. You can't get anything without making an appointment. Need a question answered about your meds? Make an appointment. Want your blood test results? Need a referral? Make an appointment. (Pay a copay.) I haven't had to do that with other doctors. Was in to get blood test results read to me, there were signs saying flu shots were available. When I was taken back to the exam room I asked if I could get a flu shot while I was there and was promptly told no, I had to make another appointment to get the shot. I left the office that day drove to the drugstore to get my rx and got a FREE flu shot while I was waiting. No appt needed. Another visit, I spent a majority of my time restating things I had said on previous appointments. That day I realized that the doctor didn't have my file with him either on paper, on a laptop or even a tablet. What he had was a note sheet and billing sheet. Looking back, he's never had any kind of file with him. If you see a lot of patients, you need something in front of you to tell you the history of who you are seeing at that time. History plays a huge part in diagnosing, doesn't it? I feel most of the time he's guessing at what the problem is and that all we are is a copay and an insurance payment and that's why I'm going elsewhere.
After waiting over three weeks to be seen, I arrive 15 minutes early to be respectful of my appointment time. Not only was my 13:30 appt. time double booked, I ended up waiting over an hour past my allotted time slot. I soon here the doctors voice and thought he was coming in to see me. That was not to be the case. He was seeing a patient that was double booked for my time slot and she had made the appointment two weeks earlier. My time is just as valuable to me as I am sure the doctors is to him. Until this physician learns to respect the appt. times of patients, I will not ever return. I have been a patient of Dr. Rudman for over eight years and this was not a problem until recently. He might have to many patients or needs a partner.
After giving him the benefit of the doubt for eight months, I called to cancel my appointment and inform them that I would no longer be using Dr. Rudman. Not even a simple, "Oh my, why not?" Just a curt, "Fine, you're canceled."At our first appointment, I was new to the area, with previous cardiac issues (bypass, stents, etc,) but very-well controlled. My blood work numbers were great (cholesterol: 158, BP: 114/78.) I had no symptoms. Despite my request, he never referred me to a cardiologist. After a complete change in medicines to generics (albeit at my request) because I cannot afford Brand anymore, my cholesterol is now almost 400, and my BP was 148/102 yesterday.This guy NEVER looks you in the eye, is EXTREMELY condescending, and non-caring. His office staff are pitiful (except for "Wendy.") Hope I don't die before I can find another MD...See him at your own peril.
We are so glad we were able to get in with Dr. Rudman. He is professional andcaring. His staff has been nothing butcordial and professional as well.
I received a certified letter from his office stating he could no longer treat any patients with more than acute medical issues. I didn't receive a courtesy call or anything! I am on medications that require monitoring but this wasn't his concern. His concern was going back to the reason he opened his practice to treat acute patients.If you need a truly professional doctor to treat more than the common cold, I would not waste your time going to Dr. Rudman's office. I am just thankful he had such a great staff working for him!
Always running 30 minutes late, most times more than a hour. You must agree with this Dr or he will take offense and not finish his duty. I wouldn't recommend him.
The receptionist there is awful! She has always been rude and snippy with me. She is not helpful and always seem to be in a rush and has a horrible attitude every time I call or have to come in. when I would call concerning my medical issues, they do not call you back you have to keep calling back to get updated. Its horrible. The doctor there does not seem like he knows what he is doing and seems clueless on what's going on and he's always in a rush to get you out. Awful.
It is easy to get an appointment to see this doctor. However, I do not feel like he listens to me. I tried several time to address an issue I was having and he acted like he didn't hear me or talked over me. Do not even think about getting a referral for specialty care from this doctor, he truly believes nothing is beyond him...and that is not a good thing.
It was our first visit. Dr. Rudman and his staff was very nice however waiting over an hour to be seen past our appointment time is ridiculous. Not to mention being asked to come in 15 minutes early to fill out paperwork and then waiting 1 hour past our appointment time. I aM going to give him another chance to see if it was a isolated incident.
Our family has seen Dr. Rudman for nearly ten years. We travel from Destin because of the quality of care. His staff is also very good now. Perhaps he had one or two years ago who are no longer there. Dr. Rudman is one of few competent professionals in this part of Florida.
Can't recommend this doctor. He did not address my medical concerns nor did he fully examine and diagnose me. He always seems rushed and jsut gives a prescription to get you out the door.
My son and I have been seeing Dr. Rudman for over 2 years, and he has been nothing short of fabulous for us. His staff is more than willing to help, I've never waited more than 48 hours for a referral with Tricare Prime to be approved. I've referred several of my friends to him, and they've all shared the same experience. Fabulous bedside manner, excellent staff, and short wait times to see him.
We are so glad to have found Dr. Rudman. After moving to this area we were quite frustrated with the difficulty we had in scheduling an appointment or even getting to see a doctor. Usually you would just get to see a PA. Dr. Rudman's office is friendly and well run. Dr. Rudman was very thorough and spent quite a bit of time getting to know me and my husband. We are very happy to have found him.
Dr. Rudman is the best. We are new to the area and researched several doctors only to be very frustrated when we had difficulty scheduling appointments, getting called back, getting prescriptions refilled or even actually seeing the doctor instead of a PA. We've had only positive experiences with Dr. Rudman and his staff. We were impressed with how much time he took to get to know our medical histories and us. Nice guy. Good doctor. We're happy and relieved.
Dr. Rudman has always taken the time to sit down with me and talk about things. He asks me questions and then asks me if I have questions. I felt he was extremely thorough and he put me at ease.
Dr.Rudman is great...he is very careful to cover all bases so that he can give you the best treatment he has to offer. The office is family friendly and the staff currently working there is excellent, they compliment Dr. Rudman's family atmosphere.
I would agree with the rating May 2008.I felt the doctor was hurried and did not spend adequate time (approx. 5 min.) to discover my health issues accurately. It felt like I was in an assembly line. I sought care from another doctor who ran the appropriatelab tests and diagnosed me with a serious illness. I will not go back and cannot reccomend this doctor based on my personal experience.
THIS DOCTOR SHOULD LISTEN TO HIS PATIENTS. WHEN TRIED TO TELL HIM ABOUT HIS STAFF AND HOW RUDE THEY ARE HE NEVER GOT TOLD BECAUSE HE WOULD NOT LISTEN. THIS DR OFFICE ACTS LIKE A PERSON IS GONNA RUN AWAY WITH HIS MONEY. THE MONEY IS DEFINITELY MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE PATIENT!