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Posted on March 10th, 2016
I would not recommend this doctor at all. Lousy bedside manner and a superior attitude - needs to come down off of her high horse.
Posted on April 27th, 2015
Dr dufour was very pleasant and listened to my concerns. I'm very critical about personalities and I can say that she is very professional and she listened to my concerns and gave me direction towards my next steps. Very comfortable talking to her and would recommend her to all of my family.
She is not for me
Posted on March 26th, 2015
If you are looking for warm and fuzzy she is not for you If you are looking for cutting edge I doubt she is for you If you are looking to have some banter regarding your health she is Not for you
refused to see me for follow up to lab work
Posted on October 9th, 2014
I became a patient last summer. She did not read my chart details and lowered my medication after my blood pressure was finally stable prior to my first visit with her. Well, within a month my pressure was sky high and my salt levels were so low that a seiure and coma can easily follow. My endo has been tracking levels, and sending her a copy, but she refused to do any follow up exam, saying that my endo is tracking and her office would really have nothing to do with this issue, although levels continue to fall after hitting normal briefly a month ago. I ended up in hospital with sinus infection and have had it many months. I have had meningitis and this can lead to another bout...and yet I have still not heard from her. What kind of primary care doc uses this type of protocol/triage? ...very disappointed in this practitioner. Look elsewhere if you dare to expect a caring,engaged doctor and practice.
Posted on July 8th, 2014
Dr DuFour is my sister's primary care physician. My sister has advanced MS. This week she was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection for which Dr. Dufour prescribed a certain medication. The pharmacist told my sister that she was allergic to the medication prescribed so my sister called Dr. Dufour who was the "on call" physician. The doctor called her back but due to my sister's MS she could not reach the phone so she paged her again. Dr. DuFour told my sister that she would have to go to the hospital and told her not to call her again. My sister called me crying. This woman has serious issues and I will be reporting her to the AMA.
Posted on November 15th, 2012
Dr Dufour was my mothers and fathers doctor for many years. Having had a bad experience with her myself some 25 years agao, I always cautioned my mom and dad about her. My mom has alzheimers and stopped eating solid food several months ago. Dr. Dufour recommended my Dad not put a feeding tube in her but he did. After 3 months in a nursing home she is back at his home and more alert and talkative than she has been in months. My dad called Dr. Dufour for some help concerning getting blood tests done as she is on cumidin. Dr Dufour has refused to help my father. She told him to talk to the doctor that put the feeding tube in. This woman is self righteous and has no heart. Basically she resigned my mom as a patient because the feeding tube is against her beliefs. Do doctors really do that???
Would NOT recommend Dr. Dufour
Posted on November 16th, 2011
Dr. Dufour has been my mother's primary care doctor for a long time. She has consistently neglected to provide care, passing my mom off to her physician's assistant whenever possible and even flat-out denying her an appointment after she was hospitalized. As others have mentioned, she has no bedside manner and is curt and dismissive, even when patients are in obvious distress. I would not recommend her to any patient, but especially not to an older patient with geriatric concerns.
GOOD DOCTOR - A LITTLE DIFFICULT TO GET IN TO SEE HER
Posted on April 4th, 2011
Dr. DuFour is a very good doctor, it's just that it's difficult to get an appointment with her. The office hours are limited and getting a physical with her requires booking it 3+ months ahead. The other staff in her office are much more accessible and appointments much easier. Also, good staff, but I like to see the doctor.
Posted on January 21st, 2011
If you want to know you are taken care of by someone who knows, go to Karen. She has years of experienced. Trained by the best. Experience means everything.
Horrible bedside manner
Posted on January 6th, 2011
Her bedside manner is horrible. She's demeaning and full of herself. The office staff is wonderful as are the PA's, see them, not her.
SO GLAD I saw her despite the bad reviews!!!
Posted on June 25th, 2010
I thought Dr.Dufour was great! I almost didn't go to my 1st appt w/her b/c of all the bad reviews. I feel sorry for those of you who feel that way b/c i found her to be completely NOT like that! She was terrific w/me in EVERY way possible and so was all of her staff. I also saw her being so caring & compassionate w/another patient. I think she's serious when she needs to be. She's perfectly in the middle....not too clinical and not too chatty or mushy. I'm SO happy to call her my new PCP!
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