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Dr. Gillespie seems knowledgeable about eating disorders and is concerned about her patients. That said...I feel she has preconceived notions about patients and tries to fit them all in the same eating disorder box. In reality each kid is a very different personality and has varying degrees of problems, motivations, and solutions. "Target weight" seemed to be a constantly moving target. That was frustrating. Also seemed unrealistically high, which was counter-productive. My only advice to her would be to get to know the kids a little better and apply a lot more nuance to each individual case. Results would be better. Advice to future patients/parents - see how good a fit she is in the first few visits. If it's a good fit, stick with her. If not, cut bait and find a doctor with a better fit.
Absolutely disgusting. Terrible service, misdiagnosed to get me to keep coming back for more money. Stay away!!
Dr. Gillespie is a good doctor who offers a lot of support and is knowledgeable in the field of pediatric medicine, specializing in eating disorders. But she doesn't listen to you when you are saying something about your own health. She will give you a diagnosis of what she thinks it is, "mostly your symptoms are due to your eating disorder," is the common answer. However I feel like my opinion, who's opinion matters most in this case seeing that I am the patient, is completely disregarded by Dr. Gillespie and the rest of her practice. When it comes to my own health or treatment, I believe that I should be involved and my opinion should be taken over any text book recommendation. Also since I have caught my parents lying to me, par Dr. Gillespie's recomandation, it has made me lose trust in my parents and Dr. Gillespie. Not to mention that Gillespie has told my parents to have me admitted to a detention hall, when she does not know that the real issue is with my parents. She doesn't know that it is my parents who start the physical and verbal fights. And guess why she doesn't know this.... because she doesn't truly listen to what I am saying ever.
I see things haven't changed much...this woman brings shame to the health professionals. She has absolutely no regard for her patients. Very self centered individual.
Her care was very unethical and unprofessional. Nothing but a negative experience.
Dr. Gillespie I a great doctor she spends a lot of time listening to my concerns, is never judgmental, and is always there for me. She is both smart and caring. Which is often a hard combination to find in my experience. I can't imagine going to any other doctor.
Excellent ongoing work with daughters who have complex phyiscal and emotional issues.
Very hard to schedule my appointment in a timely manner and it was even changed at the last minute when I really needed to be seen. I waited forever to be seen and when I was finally seen by Dr. Gillespie she spent very minimal time with me. Seems like she spends more time with her certain "favorite" patients. I would like to see someone else, however I am told there really is no one else I can see for this issue in Cleveland. Guess I'm stuck. She always acts like she has something more important to do. Not a caring doctor.
The most caring and knowledgable doctor available. She is kind and ever patient. dr. Gillespie never gives up on her patients and goes above and beyond to facilitate recovery.
We are still trying to recover from the abuse my daughter received under Dr. Gillespie because of her inability to give an accurate diagnosis. I regret to this day of trusting her to care for my daughter .
I understand that Dr. G is not popular, especially with people who struggle with EDs but seriously, she's the best!! I definitely had an awful experience in the hospital as a result of her decision to put me in and at times have "blamed" her, BUT I know that she decides things for her patients because she really cares. She wants her patients to recover and be medically stable and will always recommend an aggressive approach to do so. I really respect her and always will- her job is not easy and she does it wonderfully!
It comes as no surprise that there are so many negative reviews of Dr. G. I say this not because I agree or feel such complaints are warranted, but because most of the patients she treats are diagnosed with eating disorders and subsequently will not like anyone who offers contingencies for restricting/purging/etc. At the same time, as an ED patient of Dr. G's myself, I have been in that position as well and can understand the ambivalence of treatment. But through at all, as much as I often hate what she has to say I could not have more love, respect, or trust for and in her. A pioneer in her field, Dr. G sees patients from all over the country and that says quite a lot. She has saved my own life and the lives of many of my friends. At the end of the day, no doctor's job is to give their patients good news and fun times. Their jobs are to prevent, diagnose, and treat their patients - to keep us alive. Dr. G has done just that, and more. She goes above and beyond and it truly astounds me how much she cares. She will do whatever it takes to help a patient.In the words of my parents, "she is a Godsend."
Okay--to keep this simple--Dr. Gillespie I the worst doctor I have ever come into contact with (and over five years of illness I have seen many. She really needs to have her medical license revoked. She has no compassion. I was misdiagnosed and left with permanent damage because of this monster of a women. She pretty much diagnoses everyone who walks through her office with an eating disorder and then precedes to sending them to CCED. This women ruined years of my high school life and the worst part was that she did not care in the least.
impersonal, lacks sensitivity, hard to relate to, questionable advice
Dr. Gillespie herself was probably on here, writing positive comments on herself. It wouldn't surprise me. Check Cleveland Magazines Best Doctors issue for this year, she is NOT in there. Dr. Gillespie should have never became a doctor. She was so demeaning towards me. She refused to accept the mistakes she made. She is unprofessional and demonic. I hope file a lawsuit against her, so that she many never cause another child harm. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CHILDREN ALONE WITH HER!
Dr. G is the pediatrician for my three teenaged daughters. She picked up a serious illness missed by our family practitioner and has helped my daughters weather many storms. She is available by phone and email and is truly the most responsive, caring and intelligent doctor I have encountered. My daughters respect and appreciate her as so I.
Dr. Gillespie saved my daughters life. She diagnosed her when no one else could for three years. She has been an amazing support for us. One of the most compassionate doctors ever. Would recommed her to anyone!
This doctor has absolute compassion for her patients. She is the most caring doctor I have ever met. But honestly, please disregard the negative reviews, some people are clearly holding grudges. Dr. G is a godsend. On the other hand, my only complaint would be the lengthy waiting time during visits, which is beyond Dr. G's control, especially since everyone wants to spend more time with her. Haters gon' hate! Long live Dr. G!
This doctor has absolutely NO compassion for her patients. She is the least caring doctor I have ever met.
She was horrible and insisted that I attend CCED, and threatened that if I didn't, I would be going against medical orders and she would notify my insurance (so I would have no coverage in the hospital.). Dr. Ellen Rome was my other pediatrician and saved my life.
She misdiagnosed my daughter with Eating Disorder and ruined her life for eight months. My daughter was referred to herbecaussed of missed period and D. G immediately diagnosed her with Eating Disorder NOS and bullied her into going to the CCED treatment center for months. My daughter's was never below the normal range for her height and age. Every appointment involved 2 hours of waiting and the same questions from residents. Subsquently we discovered there is a Thyroid problem and food allergies. Thankfully we got away from her and she is doing better. My daughter is still struggling with the psychological effects.
This woman saved my life while picking up her children from school. She helps me, and she makes me feel safe. Who-ever rated her 1 star obviously has never been in need of love and understanding when your simply at rock bottom.
I was a patient of Dr. Gillespie's for almost four miserable years. She never was on time for an appointment. She never listened to my complaints of severe stomach pain. Instead, Dr. Gillespie classified me as an eating disorder and sent me to a treatment center for anorexia. I became severly ill with eosinophilic esophagitis and gastritis. I am still living with the mental and physical injuries from years of misdiagnosis. She told me I could graduate a year later, because I had missed so much school. She really didn't care about me at all, and she only did what she felt like doing.