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Self-verified patient of Dr. Eric H Orth - Posted on January 8th, 2018
Dr. Orth has been very helpful in working with me. He has been very professional, warm and willing to spend time with me when explaining my issues and treatment.
Refused to provide continuous care
Self-verified patient of Dr. Eric H Orth - Posted on July 23rd, 2017
Very little knowledge on carb counting. Was just going for prescription refills. Two days prior to a visit I called to request a refill on test trips. The office refused to do so insisting I get it in person forcing me to go to an emergency walk-in clinic. My new doctor informed me that what they had done was illegal by not providing continuous care. He is the only endocrinologist in Bloomington Indiana. Very unfortunate. Now I drive to Indianapolis.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Eric H Orth - Posted on May 4th, 2017
I was review to Dr. Ortho by a fellow IU Bloomington Hospital doctor because he noticed my thyroid was enlarged, lab work was abnormal, and I fit all of the symptoms of a bad thyroid. Less than a week from seeing me his nurse called me to tell me that my lab work looks like I'm not sick enough to be seen and that I will be fine. She said that if I have more problems to contact my pcp (who agreed that I should see this doctor). It's very sickening. My labs may not be impressive to him but I AM sick and many doctors have told me to see an endocrinologist. I'm glad I didn't waste my time with him.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Eric H Orth - Posted on January 24th, 2017
I feel like he gave up on me. I have more than diabetics and he said let your pcp take care of you. 🙁
Self-verified patient of Dr. Eric H Orth - Posted on September 20th, 2016
If you have thyroid cancer, find a new endo
Self-verified patient of Dr. Eric H Orth - Posted on August 10th, 2016
My appointment was at 10, and I didn't actually see him until at least 11:15. Spent a fair amount of time with me asking questions and trying to see what was going on - I had thyroid cancer. My main complain is that when I called back in because of issues I was having because of not having a thyroid, I was blown off and told it was not thyroid related. I was told to see my family doctor, which I did. My family doctor agreed with me thinking it was thyroid related. My family doctor did want to run one test to rule the only other option out, which it did. So, I missed more work and am out more money for unnecessary tests because I was blown off. I do have to say, he is not the only endocrinologist like this. Most are, and that is what's really frustrating to thyroid cancer patients because we don't have a thyroid and rely solely on meds to survive. We don't make up these symptoms, we just want to actually feel like we are alive.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Eric H Orth - Posted on February 23rd, 2016
My son is a type I diabetic and he told him to find a general doctor because "he was wasting his time". Sorry but general doctors aren't good at managing insulin pumps!!!!
Would not advise if you have thyroid issues or nodules
Self-verified patient of Dr. Eric H Orth - Posted on August 5th, 2015
I went to Dr. Orth for thyroid nodules at which time he wanted to do a biopsy. He did the biopsy, which was very painful, and then never did provide the results. I have since switched endocrinologist and when I requested my records be sent to my new doctor they received an incomplete file and had to contact Dr. Orthâs office again. Yesterday, I had to have another biopsy done for additional nodules and now know that most endocrinologist numb a patient before performing the biopsy, which was much appreciated. Also, instead of just saying youâre done, like Dr. Orth did, they provided an ice pack and instructions on how to avoid bruising in that area. Here again something that Dr. Orth and his staff did not provide. I would not suggest anyone with thyroid issues or nodules to visit Dr. Orth.
Definitely worth the wait!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Eric H Orth - Posted on June 18th, 2015
I was recently referred to Dr. Orth by my PCP. On my first visit, after filling out the necessary paperwork, I was quickly escorted to an exam room. Once the nurse took my vitals, she assured me that the doctor was finishing up with another patient and that he would be with me shortly. The staff was wonderful. About 35 minutes after my appointment time, Dr. Orth arrived. Normally, this would be a sticking point with me and it actually was until the consultation was underway. Dr. Orth explained every facet of his treatment plan for me, offered me different options along with their pros and cons, and answered every one of my many questions patiently and thoroughly. His attentiveness made me feel like I was his only patient that day. So, yes, the wait time was a bit long but now that I know the level of Dr. Orth's dedication to his patients I'll just be sure to bring a book next time. Definitely worth the wait.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Eric H Orth - Posted on April 13th, 2015
I was SO pleasantly surprised at the time and attention Dr. Orth provided. It was truly a consultation as we both talked through current and past medical; issues and charted a path for addressing those issues. Highly recommend him!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Eric H Orth - Posted on January 7th, 2015
Have found Dr Orth to be an excellent Doctor. He answers all my questions and helps me keep my diabetes under control. His staff follows up with any questions I may have between appointments.
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