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About Dr. Pauline Sheehan
Dr. Pauline Sheehan, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Worcester, MA. She has 35 years of experience. Her specialties include Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Dr. Sheehan is affiliated with U Mass Memorial Medical Center, Clinton Hospital and Worcester State Hospital. She speaks English.
Dr. Pauline Sheehan has the following 2 specialties
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
- Adolescent Medicine
Adolescent specialists are doctors who have advanced training in the health issues that adolescents face. These physicians deal with issues like the onset of puberty, reproductive health, eating disorders, irregular periods, mood changes, drugs and pressures from home and school. For girls entering adulthood, adolescent specialists can act as both pediatrician and gynecologist, so they only have to see one doctor for all their needs.
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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I was really desperate for more comprehensive care. I have skin issues, breathing problems, psychological issues, and a meriad of other issues that I felt weren't being attended to with my other doctor. I heard that the doctors at UMASS did a great job so I sook an appointment there. I had to schedule an appointment with Dr. Sheehan 2 months in advance. When I got there, after checking in, I had to wait an hour in the exam room. An intern interviewed me and asked a lot of personal questions. She asked about my sex life and gave me a dirty look and asked me to explain myself when I told her the number of sex partners I'd had. That was extremely embarassing and unprofessional. When I met Sheehan, she was very friendly, personal and touchy. She even gave me her personal cell number and said I could text her whenever I needed help or had a question. This was kind of strange but I was happy to find a doctor who cared... or so I thought. She really made it seem like she cared during the first appointment. However, I noticed that she was putting a lot of emphasis on getting me a nutrition specialist because I "look like I have an eating disorder" while I was putting more emphasis on getting referred to a dermatologist and a psychiatrist. For a couple days after meeting her, she texted me saying friendly, supportive things... Then suddenly it was like I didn't exist! I found it very difficult to make appointments. When I was able to see Sheehan she only talked to me for about 15 minutes, although I would wait for about an hour to see her. She never ended up helping me find a dermatologist OR a psychiatrist, but she sure was adimant that I see a nutritionist! I felt judged by that because the issues that were most important to me were basically put on the back burner. I understand that she is busy, but I pay her salary and do not deserve to be treated like a number instead of a person. She became very rude when we texted since then, literally telling me "you're not the only patient I have to take care of, stop texting me" and misspelling my name. In the end, my experience at UMASS and with Dr. Sheehan was a bad one. My family spent a lot of time and money looking for good care for me, but it seems as though we're going to have to keep looking. STEER CLEAR of this doctor and UMASS in general if you need any kind of medical attention that requires your doctor ACTUALLY PAYING ATTENTION TO YOU
can you imagine a doctor telling an adolescent girl who struggles with an eating disorder that she understands why she doesn't want to be fat. She was fat and her daughter is fat and my daughter should go to a nutritionist to learn how to lose wait- that there is no such thing as to thin that very thin people are very happy. My daughter left the exam feeling fat and in a panic attack. She's rude and does not understand the patients she treats! I'm angry.
Dr. Sheehan is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
U Mass Memorial Medical Center
Worcester State Hospital
Westborough State Hospital
Boston Medical Center
Health Alliance Hospitals Inc
U Mass Memorial Med Ctr - Memorial Campus
University of Massachusetts Med Center
Umass Memorial Medical Center
UMass Memorial Health Care
Univ Of Massachusetts Med Ctr, Worcester, Ma
35 Years Experience
Universidad De Chile
Graduated in 1978
Dr. Pauline Sheehan accepts the following insurance providers.
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Locations & Directions55 Lake Ave N, Worcester, MA
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