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Posted on September 2nd, 2017
My visits are always informative. She schedules, in a timely manner, visits with doctors specializing with knowledge of my specific ailments.
care and bedside manner has deteriorated over the last 10 years
Posted on February 5th, 2017
I have been seeing this doctor for around 10 years and initially I really liked her. I thought she was very thorough and had a good bedside manner but the past few years, she has changed. She doesn't listen well anymore and is quick to make diagnoses without ordering the proper labs and/or despite lab/medical results that show otherwise. It appears to me that she conducts the visit based on her preconceived notions, which are often false, and doesn't listen to the patient. Advice is very basic and does not refer out when she should. While the wait time to get to an exam room is quick, the wait to actually see her has gotten much longer. And when you are just wearing a paper gown in a cold room, every minute counts. Office staff in general is friendly and knowledgeable. The office sends a copy of lab results within a few days.
Take your own advice.
Posted on July 1st, 2016
I have seen Dr. Mayer several times----always rude and her comments are inappropriate. I tried to get past her rudeness but given her medical service was as bad as her attitude, I have moved to a new medical practice. She needs to take her own advice--get plenty of sleep. Apparently she doesn't because she kept repeating herself---and looked as though she needed a nap. As others have attested to in their reviews---she even yawned several times during my visit. I waited nearly an hour to see her ---and she spent less than 5 minutes with me regarding my pain issue---so glad I have moved on.
5-star health provider
Posted on January 1st, 2016
I love Dr. Mayer. I have been seeing her about 20 years and she is always willing to listen to my health complaints. She spends as much time with me as I need and her nurse, Shelley, calls me back promptly with answers to my questions. I'm lucky in regards to my health but I feel if there is ever a major problem, she will certainly help me through it.
Do not recommend
Posted on April 7th, 2015
Worst doctor I have ever been to. She doesn't care about you and how you are feeling. I tried to tell her I had IBS and she questioned me. She insisted that I needed to work less and sleep more. It was then confirmed by my stomach doctor that I had IBS. Then I went to see her because I felt like I had something more than a stomach virus. She did not care about the sharp pains I was having and told me I had a stomach virus even though it had been going on for 5 days. I went to my stomach doctor the next day and it was confirmed that I had a really bad bacterial infection that could have put me in the hospital if left untreated. If you aren't skinny, she looks at you like you shouldn't cook for your husband and you have to eat fruit and yogurt for dinner and get 8-10 hours of sleep at night. I have never met a doctor that made me feel worse about myself than her. I will never see her again!
Posted on February 13th, 2015
Never Going Back
Posted on April 8th, 2014
Went in today for back pain. I told her the truth on how I got hurt and she said " that doesn't bode well with me". She was saying that I was lying and my fiancÃ© of 10 years was beating me. She was by far the rudest person ever. She also questioned me about my past medical as though I was lying about past surgeries. Honestly, today was a waste of my copay and time. I'm still in pain and now in the need to go to a REAL Doctor who cares for patients.
Posted on January 14th, 2014
Posted on November 21st, 2013
Dr. Mayer is great when she finally gets to you. Wait in lobby for at least 20-25 minutes and then once you get undressed, the average wait for her is 45 minutes. Takes at least 2 hours for a 15 minute exam. My time is just as important as hers.
Never going back
Posted on November 6th, 2012
I went to see Dr. Mayer 2 years ago for the first time for a routine physical. I tried to talk to her about my stomach pains and that I thought I may have IBS. She pretty much told me I needed to sleep more. I ended getting choked in a restaurant due to acid reflux and some other issues. I went to a stomach doctor and he had to stretch my esophagus and I was diagnosed with IBS. I gave her another shot this year for my routine physical, which was a mistake. I had been sick for 6 days when I went to see her. I couldn't keep anything in my stomach and I was having really bad stomach pains. Once again, she told me I didn't get enough sleep and to eat some cheese to help clog me up. Anybody with my case of IBS doesn't need to eat a ton of cheese because the last thing they need is to be clogged up. She insisted it was a virus. Needless to say, I went to my stomach doctor the following day and they ran a bunch of different labs on me. I came back positive for campylobacter, a bacterial infection, which was why I was having such pains. If this was left untreated and it got in my blood, I could have been very sick. Obviously, Dr. Mayer's theory is if you sleep more, you will feel better. I will never go back to her as she could care less about how I'm feeling.
Rather rude and made me feel badly
Posted on September 2nd, 2012
Thought she was rather rude cut me off several timesGave bad advice complained about her own children.I had her twice I won't have her again had betterExperience with other drs and nurses there. PersonallyFelt like I was looked down upon, she even told me to lose15 pounds and have a tummy tuck! I felt insulted
Posted on February 20th, 2009
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