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Dr. Kristin Dark, MD
Family Practitioner, General Practitioner
9 years of experience
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Accepting new patients

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Overall Rating:
4.0
  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
Total Ratings

21

Total Reviews

8

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Ease of Appointment:
  • Currently 3.4 of 4 stars
Promptness:
  • Currently 3.4 of 4 stars
Courteous Staff:
  • Currently 3.6 of 4 stars
Accurate Diagnosis:
  • Currently 3.7 of 4 stars
Bedside Manner:
  • Currently 3.8 of 4 stars
Spends Time with Me:
  • Currently 3.7 of 4 stars
Follows Up After Visit:
  • Currently 3.5 of 4 stars
Average Wait: 14 minutes
  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
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Dec 31st, 2013

I find these reviews absolutely fascinating. I saw Dr. Dark once . Its a date Ill never forget She took an instant dislike to me. Judging from the reviews Im reading this is relatively uncomon. While waiting for my appointment with Dr. Dark I was showing the young girls in the office staff how I could determine someones personality by changing the letters of the name into numbers. They were fascinated by this. Dr. Dark wasnt. When it was my turn to see her and she entered the waiting room she made no attempt to shake my hand. The first thing she said to me was "I see you have been amusing my staff." I sensed her anger but I also sensed something else. The words MY staff instead of THE staff. Her self review indicates she is a very religious woman. I have my doubts about this. The bible tells us to do our good deeds in private and not tell the world about them. I ignored the" amusing my staff" comment and let the medical interview continue. She told me I was very anemic with a hematocrit of 37, about 42 being normal I am a pharmacist (I was 60 then) and take Motrin like drugs because at my age, standing on your feet for 8 hours can be painful. Plus I eat very little meat. Motrin can cause GI bleeding as does aspirin when taken every day. I suggested this was the reason for the anemia. Dr. Dark disagreed. She told me bluntly I probably had right sided colon cancer. There was no compassion.Not once did she put a hand on me or near me. I was in a mild state of shock. My grandson was visiting us from Texas (age8) so I told my wife nothing. You all know how perceptive young children are. Then I thought of something. I was working with a breast cancer group online as a consultant pharmacist. I was trying to get them to talk with their doctor about reducing serum copper to help treat the cancer along with traditional chemotherapy. I even told them I would be my own guinea pig. I started taking zinc supplements 3 times a day to try to encourage these women. Zinc lowers serum copper by preventing its absorbtion in the intestine. What I did worked as far as lowering copper went, but my copper got too low. One of the first signs of low copper is anemia. So I stopped taking zinc and took copper supplements. Three weeks later my hematocrit was 41. When I got the good lab results Dr, Dark signed them in angry penmanship and walked back into the room. She didnt say one word to me. I got the opinion she was dissappointed with the improvement in the blood picture. The paradoxical thing is, reading others glowing reports I wouldnt hesitate recommending her with one warning. If you get the feeling she doesnt like just walk out. She apparently can be a lifesaver, but she can also be extremely vicious. Apparently its very rare but if you are the person this rare thing happens to believe me you will always remember Dr. Dark

  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
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Aug 10th, 2013

Dr. Dark is an incredibly intelligent and wonderfully compassionate physician. She spends her time generously and explores every option.

  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
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Aug 6th, 2012

Dr. Dark is the best doctor you can ask for. She spends enough tome with patients and answers all their questions. She know how to request the correct tests. In 2006 she send me for a stress test and I was able to find out a 90% clogged artiery. she saved my life.zak

  • Currently 2 of 4 stars
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Jun 15th, 2012

I went to Dr. Dark for exhaustion and after 10 minutes...she concluded there no cure for it...and that basically my weight obviously indicated that I do not eat vegetables or fruit. Don't judge a book by a cover. Dig deeper. I will never see her again!

  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
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Oct 28th, 2011

I got lucky to have Dr. Dark as my Dr. She is highly intelligent, very kind, and honestly everything you would hope to find in a doctor. I have to say i wish i could date her... shes so wonderful! Jennifer Hanna

  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
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Oct 29th, 2009

Never rushes through an appointment; gives me full attention. She has moved to a new location in buena Park now. . .

  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
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Jan 15th, 2009

She actually does care about what she does and her patients and she takes the time to completely explain things to you.

  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
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by Vicky Nelson on Sep 2nd, 2008

Finally! A doctor that doesn't make me feel rushed and that happily answers all of my questions. My search is over. No more switching doctors.

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