Ease of Appointment
Spends Time with Me
Follows Up After Visit
I was Dr. William Hongâs patient for about six years, was dissatisfied with him and switched to another doctor. I would not consider him proactive in patientâs care. On the contrary, I felt that the manner of his delivery of service favoring expediency rather that benefits and well being of the patient.
Two events with me as examples:
1. My stress test with Dr. Hong lasted less than 5 minutes. It stopped after first increase of pace and slope. The report showed that I had mild hardening of the artery. When I asked him for more info/advice, I was only told that the hardening of the artery was mild due to aging.
I was concerned and went to another cardiologist with the report for a second opinion. I was told that the stress test should normally proceed further and probably further tests should be done. Advice/instructions should be given to me to avoid worsening of the condition.
2. I experienced discomfort at my lower back with occasional dull pain. X-ray report ordered by Dr. Hong indicated ââ¦.thoracic spine shows degenerative change, multiple small antererior asteophytes , small disc space narrowing diffuselyâ¦.â When I asked him for instructions what should I do, none was given except explanation of the cause (aging) and taking pain medication as needed.
Not long after I switched to another doctor, my back condition worsened.
New x-ray report showed my back with 5 L-discs with severe degenerated disc disease and 2-T discs with degenerated disc disease. I was referred to specialists for rehabilitation.
Doctor Hong is very polite and pleasant person. He would be a good doctor for healthy persons with regular checkup, etc. I would not recommend him to anybody with health issues.