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Self-verified patient of Dr. James A Gammon - Posted on May 16th, 2018
This person practices under pediatric opthamologist. If you are thinking of talking your child here, please save yourself and them from a horrible experience and go elsewhere. I’m not sure how there are not more reviews for him as in talking with other Moms, they also had similar experiences with this Dr. my child who was not yet 2.6 was seen by him for ongoing styes and eye swelling. When he came in he just proceeded to do a regular eye exam on him. Never asked about what my concerns were etc. when I tried to bring it up he said a routine visit was going to be conducted first. He then put load of eye drops in my sons eyes and made him do vision tests. Meanwhile, 1.5 hours pass by. My son has grown tired, frustrated and scared since his vision was dilated with eyedrops. The Dr. then turned off thr lights in the room to look at the back of my sons eyes with a bright light. My son became even more upset and scared. I told the Dr. I didn’t think it was a good idea to finish since my son was so upset. He flipped on the light switch, threw up his hands and essentially began to have a grown man fit. He yelled at me and said “well if you don’t care if your kid has cancer then you don’t care.” Of course, I was confused and annoyed by his response. I told him cancer had nothing to do with this visit. He then told me the test he was about to perform was for cancer screening. I told him I wouldn’t know that due to his overwhelming lack of communication. He hadn’t explained a thing the whole visit and when I would ask him questions he was short with me and seemed bothered. I then told him he hasn’t even acknowledged why we are here. He said my sons eyes looked fine to him (he had several styes and his eyes were irritated and puffy). He then said, “people in other countries don’t have access to eye doctors and If they get styes they don’t die from it.” Needless to say, I was livid at this point and walked out. This Dr. is very unprofessional, lacks bedside manner, has no communication skills and an inferiority complex, to put it kindly. I would implore you to take your business elsewhere.
Kicked us out of his office for declining eye dilation for an eyelid issue
Self-verified patient of Dr. James A Gammon - Posted on April 21st, 2016
When I checked my son in at Dr. Gammon's office today, I reminded the receptionist that we were declining a dilation because we were having him seen for an eyelid issue, not a vision issue. After briefly looking at the eyelid, Dr. Gammon refused to tell us anything or look at my son further unless we agreed to a dilation. He bullied us and when that failed, announced that he refused to treat us and that we needed to leave. I pleaded and told him were were desperate enough to go out of insurance to see him and he verbatim said that he "didn't care." I told the receptionist when we booked the appointment that we would decline a dilation, I told the receptionist when we checked in that we would decline it and I told Dr. Gammon at the start of the appointment, and at none of those points did anyone tell me that Dr. Gammon refuses to see patients who decline dilation. He could not give m a reason why it was necessary beyond that my son "could have eye cancer." My son's issue is recurrent styes! It made no sense and it was traumatizing for all of us as well as an utter waste of time. We waited six weeks for this appointment!
Self-verified patient of Dr. James A Gammon - Posted on October 16th, 2015
Dr Gammon is obviously not educated in how to work with people, let alone children, let alone children with special needs. My 5 year old autistic daughter with sensory issues was terrified. It was her first eye appointment & she didn't know what to expect. Instead of being patient and kind & explaining things to her (like the very nice medical assistant did) he felt cold-hearted coercion was in order. He threatened her multiple times ex; "you better stay still or I'll hold you down & you won't like that," "you better look straight ahead or I'll put the eye drops in again & they'll hurt," etc. He invalidated her feelings, "oh, that doesn't hurt," and basically treated her like an inconvenient piece of meat that needed to be roughly inspected, as opposed to a scared little girl who has very real sensory issues and very real fears & needs to be treated with a little compassion and common decency. Dr Gammon may have 42 years experience in medicine, but he could use a lot more experience and / or training on how to be a human being. Don't take your kids here.
Self-verified patient of Dr. James A Gammon - Posted on September 3rd, 2015
I had a cataract removed. The surgery was not a bad experience, rather it was a good experience. I would recommend Doctor Gammon to anyone having this surgery.
Self-verified patient of Dr. James A Gammon - Posted on August 21st, 2015
I TOOK MY BABY FOR A LUMP IN HER EYE. SHES 5 MTS. HE DIDNT EVEN LOOK AT IT AND SAID HER VISION WAS POOR (-4.00) WHICH SHES ALWAYS FOLLOWING US FROM ONE SIDE TO ANOTHER. AND HE SAID IN ORDER FOR HER TO SEE I WOULD HAVE TO GET RIGHT IN FRONT OF HER FACE. I LEFT CRYING STRAIGHT TO HER DR AND TOLD HER. THEY WERNT SURPRISED AND SAID ITS HAPPENED TO OTHER PEOPLE...NOW IM BEING SENT TO STANFORD FOR A SECOND OPINION. DO NOT SCHEDULE WITH HIM.
Self-verified patient of Dr. James A Gammon - Posted on August 11th, 2015
Saw Dr Gammon for cataract surgery. Am severely myopic and had previously had vision correction surgery 18 yrs ago so I was a challenge. The vision in my left eye is now 20/25 and can't wait to have the right done.
Self-verified patient of Dr. James A Gammon - Posted on October 27th, 2011
Regreting decision to take my son here.
Self-verified patient of Dr. James A Gammon - Posted on October 1st, 2010
After waiting more than half an hour, we (my husband and I) were laughed at by James Gammon when we asked him to wash his hands after handling the previous patient's eye. We had noticed that he hadn't washed his hands in between the the two patients previously and wanted to ensure our son's eye safety. He laughed and said he knew more about infectious diseases than us and said it was a waste of time talking about it. I'm just praying other moms and dads find better help for their children.
Harsh, calloused, unprofessional
Self-verified patient of Dr. James A Gammon - Posted on July 30th, 2010
My child was very intimidated by Dr. Gammon. Dr was harsh and impatient. Child had markes around eyes where Dr had forced them open.
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