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Botched surgery, no scheduled pt on an open compound fracture, living in discomfort/pain
Self-verified patient of Dr. Deborah R Fabian - Posted on March 8th, 2017
Went into the ER for an open compound fracture on my wrist/arm and was assigned Dr. Fabian. Surgery was performed and a plate was screwed into one of my bones. I only had two follow-up appointments with Dr. Fabian. I complained about pain in different areas both times especially on the second/last appointment I had concerning the other bone in my arm. With out looking at x-rays again, Dr. Fabian assured me that it is normal because all the bones and tendons were moved around. I was told this should be expected and that everything looked fine. Dr. Fabian said that there were no more apparent reasons for another follow up. I was told by Dr. Fabian that physical therapy referrals will be submitted both times we met and I specifically requested a submission for pt at the second appointment being I never recieved the first referral. After being assured that pt would be submitted, I never recieved a referral, therefore never recieved a single day of pt for my wrist/arm break. Now the outside bone at my wrist can pop in and out of place while making a knuckle crack noise, the outside bone on my wrist sits unusually high, the inside bone at my wrist pokes out toward the side, I struggle with constant discomfort and pain at the break point, and my tendons/ligament grind whenever I bend my wrist. I will say that Dr. Fabian was incredibly nice and courteous, unfortunately that does not do much for my wrist/arm and my current outlook. I have made and am eagerly awaiting a second opinion appointment that I will have in a week. I've had numerous surgeries, breaks, and another break that required surgery; I have never had this bad of an experience with a surgery and the recovery. I honestly am worried that at 33 years old this botched handling of my injury is going to plague me for the rest of my life. I would highly recommend to select another surgeon if you have an option.
I have seen Dr. Fabian for my knees.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Deborah R Fabian - Posted on February 23rd, 2017
Dr. Fabian has been a Godsend for me. This woman has the patience of Job. I've seen her for knee injections until I am ready for my total knee replacement. She has helped me when others just put me off without doing anything to ease my pain. Dr. Fabian is understanding and doesn't mine explaining what she plans on and how things will be done to you.
Wanted to operate on my broken arm
Self-verified patient of Dr. Deborah R Fabian - Posted on January 20th, 2017
This doctor never even looked at the medical information I gave this doctor. I am in heart failure, have ICD pacemaker, diabetes. When I told this doctor he could not operate on me, he was socked because this doctor knew he couldn't operate on me. This doctor is frightening and I strongly advise getting second opinion after you see this doctor.
still stunned horrible experience
Self-verified patient of Dr. Deborah R Fabian - Posted on July 14th, 2014
I Typed a long review it would not let me post saying profanity not allowed but I did not use any profanity?? I even deleted the term transgender, etc still didn't let me post. Bad experience, rude doctor, left me feeling stunned. someone at this website must be protecting this doctor because I was not allowed to explain my situation.
Competent and Caring
Self-verified patient of Dr. Deborah R Fabian - Posted on December 2nd, 2013
Dr Fabian has done a number of procedures on members of my family and, most telling, has advised against surgery an equal number of times in spite of surgery being recommended by other local doctors. to this day I have to agree that Dr. Fabian was correct in each instance. The injuries he said would resolve themselves without knife, resolved themselves without a knife and the ones that required surgery he undertook the procedure with steady hand and forthright explanation. Rather you know what is going to happen, what may happen then to be surprised. We are definite supporters of Dr Fabian.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Deborah R Fabian - Posted on July 1st, 2013
Back in 2000 I fell down a flight of stairs and tore my Rotator Cuff. Dr. Fabian did the surgery and it was the best surgery I've had. He was very thorough and I only wish I found him when I needed hip surgery, because that didn't go as well. Now I am having difficulty walking with my knee and have found Dr. Fabian and made an appt to see her. Now that I found her again, I would not go to any other surgeon.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Deborah R Fabian - Posted on September 17th, 2012
Dr. Fabian is a wonderful surgeon, and perhaps even more importantly, she is a truly caring and understanding woman. She takes the time to get to know her patients, and doesn't just treat them as the parts that need her surgical skills. I highly recommend her to anyone that needs any orthopedic related work done!
Dr. Fabian herself--"too early to tell"--but this site has a somewhat huge flaw needing reporting here!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Deborah R Fabian - Posted on August 7th, 2012
Before I get to my main point here--which is gonig to be about a BIG inaccuracy I believe I see in a very simple part of this website that appears to be being BOTCHED--let me say why, for two reasons, I feel forced to sort of generalize in my own evaluation of this doctor. Yes I have given 2 stars straight across the board--which I think I may later feel in a way is unfair, but need to do, for now. First, this doctor , so far, pretty much strikes me as--IN MY CASE --overall coming across this way, and all I can probably really rate so far is my overall feeling (call it "gut" feeling if you want). My case, which has been going on for a while, clearly has run into complications that are the very least are highly worrisome. And which, while they may over time gradually go away or, with specialist help, be overcome--if they don't, they look like they will become fairly to quite life-changing. And despite that clearly Dr Fabian, among parts of her past record as well as apparently training, has more than just a little in it that looks unquestionably brilliant--in my case at least whether I am or am not a rare exceptional case in which the results and at least some of her judgment decisions "feel through the cracks" way below her (again) apparent brilliant capabilities--at the very least, she , first , failed to believe the complications...AND apparently broke a promise about being willing , after the complications came along, to agree to changes in plan and therapy...AND probably--inn contrast to the high skills I strongly think she has "WHEN AND IF SHE'S USING THEM AND PAYING ATTENTION"--probably is in truth going to be due (unofficically, since I 'm someone who outside of cases of very big negligence, am not someone who would sue a doctor) justly speaking, to actually bear at least some substantial responsibility personally for things going wrong if they aren't at some point overcome to turn things eventually basically successful. And so, how can I praise her beyond about two stars? And yet, with me being possibly for some reason a bit of a personal exception as far as whether she was actually able to feel respectful enough to me (personally) in the first place to in fact really be able to treat me with quite the full normal best intentions--I at least suspect she inwardly took exception to something about whatever I represent to her ( maybe , really,even just my being, for reasons of partial disability and resultant using of government insurance to pay her (though I'm close , anyway and separately, to being old enough to qualify just due to age)--otherwisde I still feel that for many, she may well still do the best of medical work. LIke I say--maybe I largely just "fell through the cracks", and represent pretty much an exception. Time will tell; I could either heal before too many more months go by, or end up indefinitely pretty hampered as to more than minimal ability to still "get around"; yes, have my life changed and begin needing help in simple everyday living and functioning even in retirement now. They do say that surgeons in particular, are held on a pedistal in general and tend to end up with big big egos, which maybe make them tend to be more and more self-centered as their careers, like her long one, go along Those things, and probably eventually eventually feeling they're tending to end up doing the same procedures over and over, and hearing the same reports come up about problems and side symptoms happening--perhaps eventually make them a little bored and jaded with much of it. "Focus on yourself" the last part of your career, and relax quite a bit , except for the surgery event itself, about the patient side of things; maybe even, for unconscious wish for variety, take the occasional chance with decisions made and course of treatment chosen...which seems not likely at all what most patients want to have happen however major the doctor's genius otherwise in the past or in most cases. And I think they may still , even in these patient cases of questionable proceedings they could occasionally be tempted to do, yet have very little awareness of their varying from usual coarse, and very likely almost no lessening of good intentions...Anyway, the "other' aspects to discuss about things here on this website, also happen to drive me toward trying to make somewhat of a point in my ratings choices-- to perhaps do my little bit to correct a somewhat outrageous thing this webiste appears to be doing, which is this: it is appearing to be , routinely though only in a minority of cases (yet, more than just a little portion) be whether knowingly or unknowingly, falsely averaging up the final, one-number star rating they are summing up many of the doctors' "star" count to actually be. It goes like this, it seems: when they are getting ratings somewhat above a number of stars, they may be averaging ALL those ones "upward" to the next star count HIGHER! Even though of course, nearly half of these are by number, closer to the lower number of stars and by simple sense as well as by the strict mathmatical rule on this, should be (the lower number of stars as the final averaged rating) be the direction they should be averaging those ones less than half, DOWN to. NOT averaging ALL ones BETWEEM two exact number of stars, ALL UP to the higher star count! Basically,the ones over half way toward the next higher number, are allowed to be averaged--if you are choosing to average everything--UP to the higher even number above. But all the others between just over an even number (like, say, an even 2 stars people on average have rated them) and up to either just under halfway to the next number, are supposed to be averaged down, which in this case would be down to an even 2. It's called,m of course, "rounding off", and those are most of the rules. When it falls exactly halfway between two numbers--for example 2.5 or 3.5, the rule is, if the first part of this is an even number, like the 2 of 2.5, you round off downward (to 2). If it's an odd number, you go upward, (with 3.5, since 3 is an "odd" number, you go "up"(to 4". (Dr. Fabian's case, caught my attention first, because I thought overall her numbers looked closer to two, than to the 3 stars they rounded her final rating to, I did the number averaging myself, and came up with an actual number of about 2.4. Why they don't just list the actual number, I'm not sure. But anyway, especially to people checking here for important reasons , I doubt people want doctor's ratings to be be listed falsely high. Their rounding almost half of the doctor's ratings (of course, that's how it ends up, if they're doing this, as it looks in multiple instances I checked) FA:SE:y in direction that makes these doctors in particular look higher rated than they are, that seems outrageous!In the case of ones between one and two stars original average rating, they are rounding almost half of these up to a star count TWICE as HIGH as it's supposed to be!To this website: Owners/operators, please fix this either by1. Just listing the actual number, including the fraction part when it ends up, as most of the time it will, a fractional number since only a small portion will end up exactly some even number, like two, three, or whatever.In the business world, it's true that a lot that's questionable "is" allowed, even officially, that is to say, legally.But going against the basic rules of math and numbers, at least the last I heard, even in the leniency of some parts of business practices, is rarely if ever allowed; and as pointed out, this website is not only providing no warning, but is , as indicated, fudging things in a way that is doubling a lot of the ratings, and exaggerating a huge amount of others by lesser amounts but many by one third to about one-half.T
She is terrible
Self-verified patient of Dr. Deborah R Fabian - Posted on February 12th, 2012
Deborah (formerly David) misdiagnosed my shoulder injury and botched the surgery. I wouldn't send my pet rabbit to her. Don't ever go to see her.
people said not to get work done by him
Self-verified patient of Dr. Deborah R Fabian - Posted on February 2nd, 2011
I guess they were right I had multiple problems including some things I believe to be directly related to his skills as a surgeon.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Deborah R Fabian - Posted on April 5th, 2009
Self-verified patient of Dr. Deborah R Fabian - Posted on October 25th, 2017
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