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Self-verified patient of Dr. Arelis M Madera - Posted on October 3rd, 2017
When I read my care summary after my visit I was astonished to see diagnoses that were never on my record before. She never discussed any of these diagnoses with me and I had no testing to confirm these diagnoses. Don't know if she got my health care confused with someone else, but I find this very disturbing since it can effect the price of my health premiums. I have written her a letter to have these diagnoses amended.
Has been my physician (Diabetes and Thyroid for 15 years), best Dr. I ever had (my last 70 years).
A patient who verified they visited Dr. Arelis M Madera - Posted on April 27th, 2017
My (brilliant) physician for over 15 years. And has never misdiagnosed any of my diabetes, complications, thyroid, stroke, and related, problems.
A patient who verified they visited Dr. Arelis M Madera - Posted on March 18th, 2017
A patient who verified they visited Dr. Arelis M Madera - Posted on November 11th, 2016
I am a patient of Dr. Madera for many years. She is very competent and knowledgeable about my Diabetes. Always answers my concerns and has a great to the point bedside manner !! Her staff is also very competent and courteous!!!
A review by a patient that verified they have visited Dr. Arelis M Madera - Posted on September 27th, 2016
Dr. Madera is always prompt and concerned. She will sit with you and talk things over if you don't understand something. I actually enjoy going to see her.
Needs to overhaul bedside manner
A review by a patient that verified they have visited Dr. Arelis M Madera - Posted on September 14th, 2016
I waited almost 3 months to get a consult with this MD. I found her to be abrupt when I tried to update her on my newest symptoms. She was condescending and downplayed my referring MD's concerns. She rushed me out of the room before I even had time to ask questions. I still haven't decided if she is clinically competent, which she should be according to her documented education. I'm going to give her a 2nd chance-if she still acts like she's doing me a favor, I'll drive to Sarasota, Fort Myers or Tampa if I have to. It's not worth the stress of already being sick then being made to feel like you're an annoyance during the office visit.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Arelis M Madera - Posted on September 7th, 2016
Staff was nice to deal with, but several spoke very broken English, which made difficult communication. Dr. was OK, but very short with our questions. Husband had an abnormality that showed up in his brain on an MRI - we were very worried, and her bedside manner was not very comforting. We felt very rushed. What she did tell us was correct and her followup was the same as his endocrinologist would have done - we checked with that office to make sure his treatment was right, since we felt as if we were imposing on her time. They agreed they would have followed the same treatment. Therefore, she is a good Dr., but somewhat lacking in bedside manner.
A review by a patient that verified they have visited Dr. Arelis M Madera - Posted on November 3rd, 2015
Cancelled consult appt, and I have insurance!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Arelis M Madera - Posted on September 23rd, 2015
Waited 45 days for an appt for hormone management consultation in hopes she could assist in the control of hormones resulting in an improvement in an uncontrolled medical condition I had. It was already known that all my hormone levels were either way too low or high... It has also been noted that there is a drastic improvement in my condition when my hormones are controlled. I was referred and had an appointment for a consult this morning and they called at 0730 today and cancelled my appointment stating that she reveiwed my records and won't even see me in consult. I have insurance too...I'm also diabetic on top of it but she stated she saw no need to even have a consultation. They had 45days...they could've called sooner than 0730 AM the day of the appointment to cancel.
Patient for over 15 years!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Arelis M Madera - Posted on August 29th, 2015
Everything about Dr Madera is wonderful. There is not a more caring person out there.Would Highly recommend her.The person as a whole is one of a kind.I'm so glad that she is in my life.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Arelis M Madera - Posted on June 29th, 2015
When I started with Dr. Madera, my A!C too high and I weighed 220 lbs. Her prescriptions cut my blood glucose immediately and I am now down to 180 lbs. I sometimes meet other patients of Dr. Madera and they always give her high praise.
Dr is closing her office!!! Extremely unprofessional !!!
A review by a patient that verified they have visited Dr. Arelis M Madera - Posted on July 1st, 2014
I saw the dr one time and I found out she's closing her office. Why would a Dr. Take new patients when she knows she closing. Extremely unprofessional. I only found out from my friend who has been going there for years. It must be all about money if she's still taking patients because it can't be about caring for them.
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