Dr. Richard Nielsen MD Patient Reviews

Overall Review

2.7
  • 11 patient ratings
  • 3 comments

Last 12 months:

5.0 (+ 2.3)

3 Patient Reviews

  • Highly Satisfied
    36%
  • Satisfied
    9%
  • Neutral
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  • Dissatisfied
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  • Highly Dissatisfied
    55%
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  • Wait Time 16.9 minutes

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1.0 of 5
April 16th, 2015
Incompetent, to put it nicely
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I was referred to Dr. Neilson's office by my regular physician, who was very concerned about pain in my throat for 6 weeks followed by 4 days of hoarseness, and occasional total loss, of my voice. She requested that they get me in as soon as possible to look in my larynx with a scope. Prior to entering the exam room, I heard Dr. Nielson make disparaging remarks about my insurance coverage, and assert that I probably had a virus. Once in the exam room, the chair was broken; the scope was dirty; he proceeded to clean it off with a facial tissue! Because the chair wouldn't recline, he attempted to force the scope into my nose while I was upright. The second attempt was so painful, I pulled the scope out reflexively. I asked for more numbing spray so we could proceed and he said, "No. Some people just can't handle this." He then diagnosed me with "probably a virus". As I was walking out the door, he laughed and exclaimed, "Now I know why you're on __________!" referencing my anxiety medication. The nurse, who witnessed bits of this, and the office assistant were mortified. The office manager gave me a full refund. Wonderful staff; terrible doctor.
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1.0 of 5
March 15th, 2012
This Dr. can't help you.
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20 minutes
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Don't waste your time or money on Dr. Richard Nielsen; he can't help you. If I had known up front that he was ex-military, I never would have scheduled him. He patted himself on the back for getting my sinuses open; great, but none of my symptoms have been addressed! He had no answers for me and he will have none for you. Find another ENT.
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1.0 of 5
September 13th, 2010
Worst visit every experienced
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15 minutes
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After leaving my ENT consultation, I was crying my eyes out because of the way I was treated. I work at a hospital and deal with MDs on a daily basis, but have never encountered a bedside manner like Dr. Nielsen's. He was very rough with me during the exam, did not explain anything he was doing, did not let me even explain my sxs/hx, and did not fully answer any of my questions. His responses were very condescending. I have never been treated this poorly in a Dr.s office or in my daily life. I would like to spare others from this horrible experience. Please choose another ENT.
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