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About Dr. Carolyn M Jachna

Dr. Carolyn M Jachna, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Saint Louis, MO. She has 20 years of experience. Her specialties include Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism. Dr. Jachna is affiliated with Barnes Jewish West County Hospital, Ssm Health St Marys Hospital Jefferson City and St Anthonys Medical Center. Dr. Jachna has received 2 awards. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

22 Ratings with 10 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Carolyn M Jachna is Great. Dr. Carolyn M Jachna has been rated by 22 patients. From those 22 patients 10 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Carolyn M Jachna is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Bjc Associated Internists

3009 N Ballas Rd Ste 227A
Saint Louis, MO 63131
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Specialties

Dr. Carolyn M Jachna has the following 2 specialties

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Expertise

    10 Expertise

  • Gland Issues
  • Fatigue
  • Addison Disease
  • Hormones
  • Cushing Disease
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Acromegaly
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Diabetes (Types I & II)

Reviews

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Seriously Bad

I have nothing good to say about this doctor. I put my trust in her, and she harmed me. Absolutely missed the correct diagnosis for my condition, and prescribed medication that caused irrecoverable damage to my health. The effect on my family, my young children, has been devastating. Words that come to mind when I look back on my appointments with her: careless, unaware, thoroughly unthorough, not at all knowledgeable about medications she prescribes, insufficient drive, insufficient dedication, and insufficient intelligence. I was referred to her by another doctor who called her a serious doctor. In retrospect, maybe I misunderstood the other doctor, and maybe what he really said was "she's seriously bad". The things I remember most: her dismissing my concerns when they turned out to be the things pointing to the core medical issues, and her getting irrate when I pointed out gaps in her arguments/diagnoses. Things just did not add up; the facts did not fit her arguments. When I politely pointed this out she became angry. I brushed it off as the result of a hard day (I recognize doctoring can be trying) but as it turned out, I was right, and her inattention to the matter is what led to me being harmed. The other very memorable thing that I wish I recognized it for what it really meant at the time was how she seemed to think 5 minutes of her time was adequate effort. I kind of felt like she was a "part time doctor". That is, not all in when it comes to caring for patients. Not willing to go the necessary distance. I had the distinct feeling that she rushed to a diagnosis out of convenience to herself. I thought to myself, "How could she come to this conclusion when I feel she barely has a grasp of the facts". It turns out my feeling was right: she did not have a grasp of the facts, she is not the kind of doctor who will put in the necessary effort. She'll do what is easy, but beyond that, forget it. I have since learned that having such a feeling is a clear sign thay you should get the heck out and find another doctor. Wish I knew that before she harmed me.

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the office is great. Her nurse is very unfriendly and terse.

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Four Stars

She is very thorough, compassionate, and spends time listening to and explains how to proceed.

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Five Stars

Dr. Jachna asks good questions and is always thorough regarding my care. She is informative and brings to my attention healthy habits which are relevant to patients at my age and in my condition. She is always very professional and provides me good medical advice. I feel confident that I am getting excellent care with her.

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One Star

Dr. Jachna was condescending and brusque. I waited more than an hour to see her, and then she was rushed and frequently interrupting me when I tried to answer her questions. She wasted more time during the visit by asking me questions which I had already fully answered on the papers I filled out prior to the visit. I was extremely dissatisfied & would not recommend Dr. Jachna to anyone.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2011)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Jachna is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    20 Years Experience

  • Northwestern University The Feinberg School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1998

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Carolyn M Jachna accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem Blue Access PPO
    • Anthem MO Blue Preferred Options
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
    • Cigna MISSOURI NET - NET POS Seamless
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry KS PPO
    • Coventry MO HMO POS
    • Coventry MO PPO
    • Coventry OA EPO Exchange - KS/MO
    • CoventryOne PPO Network
  • Health Alliance
    • Health Alliance PPO
  • HealthLink
    • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Bjc Associated Internists, 3009 N Ballas Rd Ste 227A, Saint Louis, MO

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