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Very positive and confident when giving results and remedy.
Has helped me a lot - staff / atmosphere of office very pleasant :) Suffern location very convenient for us NJ women !!!
I am very surprised by the good ratings Dr. Peacocke has received. I unfortunately was not successful in the treatments. I went to Dr. Peacocke with terrible vulvar pain (constant pain and burning), she listened and was genuinely understanding. However, she diagnosed me with desquamative inflammatory vaginitis which she said was due to vitamin A toxicity and vitamin D deficiency. She sold me a bottle of Vitamin D and told me I would be cured in 3 months. Desperate to be free of pain, I believed her (as many unsuspecting women in pain have, according to these reviews) because I had already seen 3 gynecologists and the only advice they could offer me was to avoid coffee and orange juice (?). 3 months later I returned, still in pain, and was told it would take 6 months. And so this went on for years (and thousands of dollars later, since she does not take insurance), with the addition of vagifem and iron supplements. I finally gave up and saw another pelvic pain specialist who concluded I was misdiagnosed with DIV (his father was the Dr. to first bring attention to this disorder). I eventually saw a general pain specialist, went for an MRI and discovered I have a labral tear in my hip that is most likely referring the pain to the vular area. If I could go back and do this all over again, I would skip Dr. Peacocke. It was a waste of my time and money. I understand that every case is different and that she is a dermatologist who may be able to help you if you are ailed by dermatological infections, such as lichen sclerosus. Vulvar pain is a very difficult thing to cope with and is extremely misunderstood. I want to believe that she is a good person and not someone taking advantage of women in pain. In all likelihood, she will attribute your pain to a vitamin D deficiency (btw, there are no conclusive studies supporting this - but if you want to rule this out, go to a regular dr. and have them test your vitamin levels). Therefore, skip her! If you are suffering with vulvodynia, have already seen several gyno's telling you you're fine and it's in your head, get yourself an MRI/X-ray/CT-scan just to rule out the possibility of having another issue first. This is based on my experience, but I hope it gives other women insight and can prevent them from wasting their time on this Dr./Treatment.
Dr Peacock is complaisant. I had problems, she stated she could cure me in 3 months, I did what she asked and paid her $350. She takes no insurance, I continued paying $350 a visit as she prescribed estrace and vitamin d3. I developed vitamin D toxicity. I had to keep going back because she didn't follow up. She doesn't call you back, it has been thousands of dollars and my symptoms are unchanged. She doesn't return calls, I've written her, called and faxed, no response. You should save your money and find a real doctor.
I think she is a fraud. Everyone has the same diagnosis and treatment (VitD). She took vaginal samples and never reported the results. I think she is taking advantage of women with vaginal pain that is difficult to diagnose but that women (understandedly) would do anything to cure. It turns out that I had a myplasma infection.
She is fantastic at what she does. She is not a general gynecologist. She is an expert on desquamative inflammatory vaginitis and while she does not accept insurance, her advice and care are well worth the money.
She is an extremely intelligent and caring physician. She does not run you out of her office and allows you to ask as many questions as you need. Many reviews are correct -- she is NOT a gynecologist, but she does not say she is one. She is an academic who is an expert on certain vulvovaginal disorders. These disorders are not always best treated by your run-of-the-mill gynos. If you go to her for the appropriate problem, she will help.
charges $175. a visit and sells avitamin d for $40. -no evening tape to accept calls and never returned calls to questions-pre-scribed antibiotic over phone without exam- vitamin d3 washer treatment-as she could nit diagnose my problem-she isa money hungry fraud
Dr. Peacocke helped me stop getting really painful cramps, the only problem is.. this is not what I went to her to help cure. I would say she is more of an immunologist than a gyno because I told her that the previous gyno who had referred me to her had said I had an abnormal pap-- and I wanted her to check if I still did. To this she responded.. I dont do Pap smears. I genuinely feel like I have wasted many months of my time, and a lot of money (sometimes she wouldnt even do anything but still charge me like 200 bucks, which is not the case with the other gynos I have seen). I think her approach to a healthy immune system as a way of curing vaginal problems would be better if it were more well rounded ie also giving medicines to alleviate symptoms. I have also found that in the time I have been seeing her my symptoms for my original problem have gotten worse because I was prescribed nothing but vitamins and sunshine for it AND I feel like she sent me on a wild goose chase because she speculated that I may have some other disease because of my blood work and after doing some research of my own I found that the results are ambiguous at best and inconclusive at worst. I would be appalled if I were not so exhausted and still suffering the same ailment, and worse, that I had come to her to help with. My advice? Skip this gyno, do some research and have your current gyno refer you to a physician that is an expert in the field that you need help in. Her unorthodox methods have caused me to put my life on hold and to waste time and money that I dont have.
spent all that money for no improvement ... NEVER calls back ugh
She is not a gynocologist. She is an immuniologist. She caused me harm by overdosing me on Vit D. i got violently ill and when icalled her office for help an asst called instead. I paid her a fortune. She misdiagnosed my problem. charged me 2x for one visit and was completely inappropiate. She announced herself as the QUEEN OF VAGINAS when fist meeting me. She is a nut!
Dr Peacocke specializes in vula vaginal disorders, and was supposed to be my savior. She promised a cure, gave me vitamin D toxicity, outraged all my other Dr's and did not improve my symptoms at all. I wasted 2 years and thousands of dollars on this self proclaimed "vagina queen" only to wind up at a real Dr in Washington DC who diagnosed me with dysfunctional pelvic floor muscles...now I'm cured. I look back on her two swab tests, broken promises, and unanswered calls with disgust. Not only does she not do a thorough exam, she promises a cure to the hopeful, and treats everyone with the same methods. Avoid, avoid, avoid!!!!
don't waste your time or your money....
Dr Peacocke is incompetent. She promises cures,charges are outrageous, doesn't return calls and hasn't sent me my records. I think she prescribes D3 to all her patients. Her license should be revoked!!
Extremely bad experience. She completely misdiagnosed me. When I saw her the first time she told me my condition could be resolved in 6 weeks. When I saw her the second time (no improvement) she said it would take 3 months, when I went back the 3rd (and last) time she said it would take 6 months. When I pointed out that I was getting worse rather than better, she became very annoyed with me. Also, she is out of system so you have to pay directly. When I asked to see the results of some lab work that, according to her bill, her office had performed, I was told the results would be sent to me. I never received them. Unfortunately, her office is also almost impossible to contact for a question or to have tests results. Since then, I have spoken with two other women who went to see her. Although we had different problems, she prescribed massive doses of vitamine D to all three of us and nothing else. We all ended up seeing other doctors. Overall, a very negative experience. I do not recommend her.