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Dr. Paul E Stoufflet has the following 1 specialty
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
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I'll start with the positive: all of my routine medical care with Dr. Stoufflet in 2010 was fine. He was friendly, and I have no reason to think he wasn't competent. The bad part is a little more complicated: In 2010, in college, Dr. Stoufflet prescribed me the generic for Adderall and later for Ritalin. I had come in with the genuine belief that I had ADHD, and wanted to try medication to see if it helped. He didn't do any formal testing--just asked me a few basic questions and wrote a prescription. That's a little sketchy, but I didn't particularly mind. I found both drugs were beneficial, so in follow-up appointments and he was happy to continue prescribing. When I later moved to Seattle for work, I stopped taking them for no particular reason (they helped but weren't exactly life-changing). A few months later, I asked Dr. Stoufflet's office to fax my records over to my new PCP, which they did (albeit slowly). Strangely, everything was included except information about those prescriptions. I didn't think much of it, until I later decided I wanted to give Ritalin a try for help at work. I think I tried to get in contact with them again to no avail, but I can't remember how that happened exactly (this was about 3 years ago). Fast forward to now: I again thought I'd give Ritalin a try (still haven't done so since 2010), so I ask the receptionist (Suzanne), over the phone and in a subsequent email, to fax over ALL of my records, specifically including prescription information, so my current doctor can make the best decisions as to what medication I can safely take. She says sure, but she'll have to get my records out of storage first, and it'll take a week. Okay. So I wait a couple weeks. My current hospital has received nothing. I call them back, ask for Suzanne, and am told she's busy but will call me back, so I leave my number. My call is never returned, and at least half a dozen calls later are not answered at all. Same goes for a couple emails I send asking for an update. It's impossible to guess exactly what's going on, but at this point I don't think incompetence could explain it. Perhaps Dr. Stoufflet is trying to cover up for what he now views as reckless prescribing, or perhaps they've tacitly decided I'm a med seeker, who knows. Either way, withholding medical records (and refusing to communicate why) seems pretty unethical to me. I'm no lawyer, but I think it's even illegal under HIPAA. I don't care enough to follow up on this, but I thought other folks should at least know.
If you are looking for a doctor whose staff is rude, never returns a phone call, and never looks at you (nor says anything] than this is the doctor for you. If you are looking for a doctor who will write a prescription and charge less than others (cash paying) than this is the doctor for you. If you are looking for a doctor with good diagnostic skills, a warm and caring demeanor, courteous staff, attentive bedside manner and good follow up, than this is NOT the doctor for you.
I have been to Dr. Stoufflet several times, and found him to have better listening skills than the vast majority of doctors I have been to. In the 40 years I have been dealing with complex medical issues he is only the 2nd doctor I have been completely happy with.He is patient with my questions, and unlike with most other Dr.s, I have never had to stand in the doorway to keep him from leaving before I finished with my agenda. He also seems to be happy to serve as a primary care provider for people with complicated issues to follow, unlike many internists who seem to want to diagnose and refer instead of treating. I prefer to have someone who knows my entire situation, and who is willing to listen and respond to all of my questions.
29 Years Experience
Texas A&M Health Science Center College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1989
Mount Sinai Medical Center
Dr. Paul E Stoufflet accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsWestlake Medicine, 711 W 38th St Ste C5, Austin, TX
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