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Self-verified patient of Dr. Paul R Kenworthy - Posted on October 9th, 2020
I've had kidney stones on and off for the past 7 years or so. A few months back I started experiencing the tale-tell pains associated with stones, but they did not pass on their own like they usually do. I went to Dr. Kenworthy to see if I could figure out how to treat my current pain, and also to see what options I had for preventing future stones. First Visit: Explained my situation, barely had time to get any questions answered. All he told me was that he needed to schedule a CT Scan. He was literally walking out the door and I asked him is there anything you can give me for the pain? I'm barely able to go to work. He told me to take tylenol... 2nd Visit: Went over my CT Scan results, said he didn't see anything and told me he wanted to schedule a contrast CT. I told him the tylenol wasn't working and had to basically beg him for something stronger. I was in serious pain and it was affecting my daily life! He begrudgingly gave me some Tylenol 3 with Codeine, which still did not help with my pain. 3rd visit: Went over the results of my Contrast CT and told me he still didn't see anything wrong. He was going to refer me to a Gastroenterologist, and I had to tell him look man, I've had kidney pain in the past I know what it feels like. This is not a stomach issue it is my kidneys! So he responded well if you feel that way I can go in with a scope and see what I can find. So we scheduled a surgery for him to go in and look with a scope. Surgery: Drove to Huntsville to have the surgery done. After I woke up from the surgery, did not get to see or speak with him. The recovery nurse told me that he had to put a stent in my ureter. I had to call HIM to find out exactly what happened and what he saw. He said I had a stricture on my ureter and he put the stent in for 3 to 4 weeks to see if that would open it up. Very painful experience! I was in so much pain the first day, I called the triage nurse (you have no way to directly talk to Dr. Kenworthy). She was very rude and told me straight up that Dr. Kenworthy would not prescribe me anything stronger. The next day I was in so much agony that my wife drove me to the emergency room. I left a message for Kenworthy telling him that I was going to the ER. He called me back while I was in the ER and I explained to him my situation. He literally told me "maybe you are just more susceptible to pain than other people". Got admitted to the ER, they gave me pain meds which was a huge relief after being in agony for 2 days straight. Come to find out I had an infection from the procedure!!! They kept me overnight and gave me antibiotics and I had a follow up with Kenworthy the next week. I tried and tried to find someone else, as I did not want to go back to him. No one was willing to take me in since they were not the ones that put the stent in. So I was forced to go back to Kenworthy. When I told him about my infection, he said oh you probably didn't actually have an infection, I bet they didn't even test for cultures...I dealt with the pain and discomfort for a couple weeks. About 3 days before my appt to get it removed, I fell back into some really intense pain again. Ended up back at the ER. They determined that my stent had slipped out a little and coiled in my bladder. They consulted with Kenworthy's office (they had to talk to another doctor, because yet again Kenworthy was unavailable). He told them to just keep my appt as is and it would be removed. Stent Removal: Super painful, one of the worst of my life. One redeeming factor is that I told him how nervous I was about getting it and (and being awake) so he gave me the option to use NO2. Glad I did. After he got the stent out, he basically told me to come back in 4 weeks to do another scan and determine if the procedure worked. I was literally fine and pain free for about 2 weeks. Then I got the same pain that I had before I went to see him originally. I called his office and left a message with him. He scheduled me another CT a couple days later. Got it done and saw him after. He literally pulled me into the computer room and showed me my scans. He showed me that I had good flow and he didn't see any issues. I asked him so why am I still having the same exact pain? He told me I'm not sure and without something definitive to treat, there is nothing else I can do for you. Overall assessment: I feel Dr. Kenworthy is in it for the money, not the patients well being. I was scheduled for so many visits ($50 a visit out of my pocket), when I feel if he would've just took a little longer with me we could've reduced the amount of times I had to go in. He literally has patients scheduled every 30 min. Every visit I had with him lasted no longer than 5-10 minutes. I would be asking him questions and he would literally have the door open with one foot out waiting for me to finish. The fact that I was in the most pain of my life and he would not give me anything for it was ridiculous. He either has a vendetta against prescribing opiods, or what I think is that he saw my long hair and tattoos and assumed I was fishing for drugs, which is not the case!! Very dissatisfied with the care I received, I would HIGHLY recommend finding someone else.
Love my Doctor!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Paul R Kenworthy - Posted on July 22nd, 2017
Dr. Kenworthy took the time to answer detailed questions with myself and my husband. I was fortunate that he was able to diagnose my issues (kidney stones) and treat them appropriately. I have been stone free for several months now and feel great! Professional staff and great nurses. Dr. Kenworthy and his team are truly amazing!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Paul R Kenworthy - Posted on December 1st, 2016
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Self-verified patient of Dr. Paul R Kenworthy - Posted on August 22nd, 2015
Worse staff ever
Self-verified patient of Dr. Paul R Kenworthy - Posted on August 3rd, 2015
Staff is horrible. Same lady always answers the phone and sounds like some one done kicked her dog and all depressed and very rude. She has hung up on me 2 times and my husband once. I can't even finish what I have to say before shes had enough of my questions. Also when trying to get my records I was told one thing and to call back and when I did the same rude lady would not even transfer me to the one I talked to. And she told me what the lady was going to do for me that she would not do. And hung up
Self-verified patient of Dr. Paul R Kenworthy - Posted on June 26th, 2015
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Self-verified patient of Dr. Paul R Kenworthy - Posted on March 21st, 2013
Dr Kenworthy has a wonderful demeanor and answers all questions with slow deliberate answers that were easy to understand. He seems to appreciate his patients. The only problem we waited 1 hour in the lobby and 1/2 hour in the exam room. This is extreme. Also have been waiting for followup appointment to be set and it has not as of yet.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Paul R Kenworthy - Posted on February 28th, 2011
No sure about Dr but when I called to make the appointment the operator was so rude. She was talking to another patient about what pharmacy he used and had me to repeat my simple last night 3 times even after spelling it. I gave up when she ask me my frist name over and over while talking with patient in front of her!
Picture is Wrong, but Great Urologist
Self-verified patient of Dr. Paul R Kenworthy - Posted on October 19th, 2010
Wonder if Dr. Kenworthy knows his picture is of a female? I've seen Dr. Kenworthy in his Huntsville & The Woodlands offices. He's a wonderful and polite physician. Dr. Kenworthy does a great job of easing your concerns when seeing a Urologist.