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I went to her for 2 yrs. Multiple times I waited over 2 hours. She also came in to do my exam & I asked her if she would mind closing the blinds on the floor to ceiling windows i was facing. She said the windows are tinted don't worry about it. I was astonished, I am the patient and if I dont feel comfortable just close the blinds. Then we got 1/2 way thru my pap and she stops in the middle and leaves the room for 20 mins w/ no explanation. She came back in complaining about a surgery of hers being reschedules at St Francis in 2 weeks. Not only was it unprofessional to be complaining to a patient, but it was completely unprofessional to leave in the middle of an exam to make a non-emergency phone call. I also had seen a specialist at UTMB in Houston or some issues I was having. This Dr. was the head of the OBGYN department there and diagnosed me w/ endometrosis. From there he put me on a specific birth control that would help with my condition. Dr. blackstock wanted to change my birth control and i explained that she could look at my file and that i was put on a specific birth control for my condition. she then argued with me that I did not have endometriosis because i had never had surgery to remove the scar tissue. Well i never had to have the surgery because we caught it early and the birth control i was on kept it at bay. She then pushed me to change to the Nuva Ring which gave me horrible side effects. My hair fell out, i got melasma on my face and I started having horrible hot flashes. I've finally switched to a new doc and having such a good medical provider has made me realize even more what a terrible experience i had with doctor blackstock.
Wait time is always ridiculous! Then she feels so rushed that you don't get what you pay for. Take advice and see someone else.
Dr. Blackstock has unrealistic expectations of her patients and creates more stress than necessary for already stressed out parents-to-be. She sounds like she's being nice when she tells you that your already overweight and your diet is completely wrong (even though you're eating A LOT better than you ever have, AND exercising). If you want a list of everything you are doing wrong, and made to feel like a complete failure of a parent before you've even given birth, this one's for you. Also, the front office scheduled me for a initial pregnancy appointment on a day they didn't have an ultrasound person available, and the nurse was about to send us home without one. She got huffy with US because we couldn't take ANOTHER afternoon off of work to come back the next day and have one. Luckily Dr. Blackstock made arrangements for us to have one at another office before we went home, but overall I have been disappointed with this office and will now be seeing someone else.
Waited 1 hour and 39 minutes for her. Doesn't value Her patients time.
To sum it up, she seemed to be in her own world.. i tried to explain some issues i have been having and she would cut me off and disregard what i was trying to explain.. when i tried to explain again and point to my ovaries because of pain i have been experiencing, she cut me off AGAIN saying "oh that could mean anything". I could not tell her everything that was going on since she would cut me off and then talk down to me.. i will NEVER go back..
I have been a tenured patient with Dr. Melanie Blackstock for over 5 years. I didn't form much of an opinion of her until I became pregnant. She has been unprofessionally unhinged since. She has made comments insinuating that my unborn child will die multiple times. She has used my weight as a tool to verbally abuse me, insult me, and cause a high amount of stress throughout my pregnancy. She has made unprofessional comments regarding her "obese patients" to her staff that was inadvertently overheard in the waiting room of her office. Her exact words "Our office isn't slick enough to handle these diabetic patients" "all of them are diabetic because they are all obese". I just so happened to be her last patient before this comment was made. I was waiting to see the dietician in her waiting room as I am the pregnant diabetic who is obese. She may have been "politically correct" with her verbiage but it was offensive non the less. I have left her office in tears on multiple occasions because she takes no consideration in her words with her patients. She should not be treating any over weight patients since she absolutely discriminates against them and ensures they have no cause to celebrate a pregnancy in any capacity. This is my first and only pregnancy to see past 13 weeks and she has tainted and poisoned this pregnancy from the beginning, something that should be handled with care and compassion.
My rating is not a 2.5 but a 5 star. This woman is very compassionate and proactive toward patient health matters. She gave my health matters serious consideration and even made recommendations outside of her area that are life changing.
I have been going to Dr. Blackstock for close to two years now. She's always done a very thorough job with my well woman exams, helping me understand self breast checks and answering any questions I have. Now that I'm almost 4 months pregnant, I have not had any issues with her or any of the nurses in the office. They're very knowledgeable and helpful. The wait times aren't anything unusual, pretty much any doctor has a wait time. I am always on time for my appointments and wait maybe 5-10 minutes, if that. I don't have a high-risk pregnancy or any health issues, so my appointments are pretty routine so far. All the women in my husband's family use Dr. Blackstock and all have great things to say about her and the staff - which is why I chose her.
My appointment with Dr. Blackstock was THE WORST appointment I have EVER had with a "Doctor" in my life! She was rude, talked down to me, cut me off every time I tried to answer a question she asked me or if I tried to ask her a question. She did not look at me but maybe one time during the whole visit...she sat with her back towards me the whole time. She insulted my past Doctors and insulted me! She had the nerve to tell me, after finding out I had a miscarriage a few months ago, that it was probably a good thing I had a miscarriage and that my husband and I should use condoms. She DID NOT address any of my issues; she DID NOT answer any of my questions (heck she wouldn't even give me the time to completely ask a question with out cutting me off!) She makes you feel like you are nothing if you are over weight, she has the bedside manor of Genghis Khan ....and she thinks she knows it all.....to the point of making you feel stupid & feel like the other Doctors you have seen did not have a clue what they are talking about. This is just the tip of the iceberg on what my first and only visit to her office was like.....and her nurse, she isn't any better....she is just a rude as the Doctor! The ONLY bright spot of the whole visit was the sweet receptionist up front! PLEASE DO NOT GO TO HER IF YOU WANT A DOCTOR WHO WILL LISTEN AND RESPECT YOU! If you are overweight, have a chronic medical issue, or need ANY answers to medical issues I would steer clear of this Doctor! If I could have rated her negative stars I would have!
i have been a patient for a long time. she used to be so nice and spent time with me when I had questions, etc. my ins. changed and I couldn't use her anymore. went back to her a few years ago and every year I keep saying I will try one more year. now that i'm having issues and have had questions, both her and her triage nurse have been very rude and disrespectful to me and haven't had time for my questions. I feel very disregarded. it's not worth it - i'm definitely finding another doctor.
There is a reason nurses at St. Francis call her mean. She is very rude to overweight patients and I feel she did a c-section on me too early because I was overweight (size 16). I used a different doctor for my next baby and he said the c-section scar tissue inside of me was horrible and wondered who on earth did such a botched surgery. Avoid this doctor.
THE WORST bedside manner ever...
It makes me sad to see these reviews. I have worked in obgyn offices for 15 years in the tulsa area. I used to work for dr. b a few years ago. I can say without a doubt that dr. b is a wonderful surgeon. She is the smartest doctor I have worked for. So what if ur appt takes an hr to see her. Its because she is the best and will continue to accept new pts that her wait is so long. If surgery is needed this is the doctor you want to see. Trust me I have never seen a mistake. Just cant say the same about some of the large obgyn offices in town.
I have two complaints with this office. First, I had to call 5 days in a row to have them send my prescription to the right pharmacy. They told me each time it would be sent and it was not until the last day. I had to wait a month to begin taking it because of this delay. Second, I went in for a well woman checkup a year ago. This week I received a bill for 30 from that appointment. I called to ask because well woman is covered by my insurance. The billing lady said I was charged for a sick visit as well because I asked the doctor a question about something that could be wrong while I was there. She did no extra exams or tests. Just answered my question. I was also never told I would be charged for this question and had no idea until I called that I would be charged. I was told this is a common charge. I personally find it horribly unprofessional. I was already disappointed with how they handled my first issue and this has decided for me that I will no longer be a patient of this office.
Dr. Blackstock only seems interested in money, not the welfare of the patient. During my pregnancy, I had to switch doctors from her because I could not get the care I needed. I would never recommend her or this practice!
I arrived 30 minutes before my appointment and sat for almost 2 hours before being seen. I was advised I needed an ultrasound without any explanation. I will return for the ultrasound and to hear the results however; I will be looking for a new doctor.
Very poor service. 1 1/2 hour wait in the waiting area, then another hour wait for the dr. To come in the room.
I have been a patient of Dr. Blackstock for 3 years now. She has been my doctor for all 3 of my pregnancy's. My first pregnancy was great with no problems but complications developed with my second pregnancy. She was very proactive in my care once my problems started even when no one else seemed to be concerned. In the end I was on bed rest for several weeks and spent several of those weeks at the hospital but I carried my baby full term! I am confident that had it not been for her concern and quick diagnosis, I would have delivered my baby way too early. I won't trust my future pregnancy's to anyone else! She goes above and beyond and does everything in her power to ensure a healthy pregnancy and baby. She's very caring and kind, spending a lot of time in her office to listen to my concerns. The wait in her office used to be quite long but as others have stated, now that she is in her new office things move very fast. I highly recommend her!!
I have went to dr. Blackstock for 9 years now. She has delivered my brother & sister and last year delivered my first baby. She was great I won't use any other doctor than her. I'm not going to lie but when she was in her last office it did take forever to get in but now in her new office that just recently opened on the 3rd floor it only took 10 mins to get back into a room and it was for my yearly I seriously just put the gown on and she came in so it was very fast. She talked to me for a while and she got to see the baby she delivered for the first time in a year and she loved that! I hate seeing all these bad reviews because she is very caring it just doesn't make any sense to me!! We even talked about me becoming a md obstetrics and gynecologist since I'm only 24 and trying to decide what I wanna go to school for. I miss talking to her every month like I did when I was pregnant but when I become pregnant again in a couple years I'll be going back to her.
The red flags started coming up after my last visit. Initially Dr. Blackstock was very friendly and I felt I could trust her. She ordered several tests with no good explanation...the results were never discussed. She then announced that I would need surgery, again with no real explanation other than "you just can't catch a break!" I had never had any history of problems/poor test results. Then her office called and said she required $350 BEFORE surgery (I have good insurance!) I sought a 2nd opinion from a highly regarded OB/GYN who not only read the reports to me but actually TALKED to me!!!! That Dr. recommended NO surgery...just made me promise to call if I ever had any symptoms that would warrant his attention....hmmmmmmm. I now have a new Dr.
I have been a patient of Dr. Blackstock's since I was a teenager. 20 years later and I'm sad to say I'm finding a new Dr. She delivered my child and things were fine until a few years ago. I started having issues and she basically told me it was because I was fat - I'm NOT fat. Issues continued and every visit she blew them off. Last visit I forcefully told her to pay attention to what I was saying. Ultrasound was finally done but she basically told me what the results were and shooed me out the office door. Huh? A patient of 20 years shoved out the door w/out any explanation or plan to move forward? SIGH....I've given her 4-5 years to try to get better. I'm sad to leave but my health needs me to.
Dr. Blackstock is my doctor for my pregnancy and I am glad I am almost done. I am having to visit her office weekly due to my blood pressure and every single week I wait AT LEAST 45 minutes just to get in, and then I wait another 15 minutes in the room. She finally comes in and acts cheerful, but then immediately turns and is rude. I have never been talked to so unprofessionally in my life. I will definitely NOT be going back to her after this baby is born! Also, I have to call every single time I am waiting on test results. The office is not good at getting back to you.
Takes FOREVER! Waited over an hour to get in to see her. I then recieved only "fair" care. Would not reccomend!
I have been going to Dr. Blackstock for 2 years now, my last year appointments were much better than this year. I had to wait to go back to a room for at least 50 minutes and once I got back there it was another 20 minutes. She is very rude and talks to you like you are stupid. I will not go back to her at all.
I did not like the way I was talked to. I also did not like the fact that she left the room to answer the phone. She did not tell me anything but that she was sending me to an ultarsound, did not tell me why.
I only see her once a year and it seems like the wait is always an hour or more. She is either delivering a baby, running late, or some other problem. I do not feel that she has the time for the amount of patients that she has. Therefore, I am seeking a new doctor. Her staff never calls you with test results positive or negative either.
almost impossible to deal with communication with the office. very long wait times.
Dr. Blackstock has delivered both of my sons in a very professional, caring manner. She is very good at what she does and answers every question with patience and understanding. I hope to go to her for many, many years.
I would highly recommend Melanie Blackstock to anyone. She has been my OB for years and has delivered two of my grandbabies. She is very caring and always makes certain the health and well-being of her patients comes first.
I waited over an hour and a half both times i have been to her office. While i was there all she did was talk down to me. Frustrating experience.
She will be delivering my baby soon and im so happy about that!
I found her through a friend who was using another doctor in her office. She delivered my son 18 years ago. I have had some other problems since that she has diagnosed and treated. Her personally is a little different, but I really like her. She is very personable and truly cares about her patients. I have recommended her to several people. My sister now uses her and she has delivered her 3 kids also. Her office is an hour drive from me but she is worth it. I also know several people from my city that also use her.