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tammy vitale

I hope you will also send a copy of your post to this office and perhaps some busy person will stop and read it. And a cc to your local newspaper's ltr to the editor to warn other women.

The golf ball thing: check acid reflux; I don't know about the fingers swelling.

Good luck!

Wendy

I hate that. When companies use marketing that doesn't reflect who they are, it's the worst.

Susan

Well, as we all know, marketing is often B.S. And you were on the receiving end of some serious B.S., unfortunately. You could look at your experience as a good cautionary tale to tell your clients and audiences. Consumers don't like to be fooled! And on a personal note, that totally sucked how they treated you. I hope you can find a better OBGYN. They're out there!

Susan @ Working Moms Against Guilt
http://www.WorkingMomsAgainstGuilt.com

Mary Schmidt

And this from the "caring" profession. Reminds me of a problem I had years ago. I called for an appointment (by referral) re a lump. I was brusquely told the first opening they had was in...wait for it...six months. Only after I asked for the receptionist name to use in the malpractice suit my next-of-kin would be filing - did I get the appointment.

(Oh and ditto re the acid reflux.)

I hope you raise awareness around the community about this particular office.

Maryan Pelland

I'm subscribed to your blog and enjoying your writing immensely. Your article about the OB GYN office -- too big to care about the women they serve -- so resonated with me.
I was at a major department store the other day and over heard this conversation:

Customer at service desk: "...but I have talked to everyone in your company and I really need some assistance. Can't you please listen for a minute and give me a hand?"

Woman behind counter: "Honey, I'm Customer Service. There's not a thing I can do for you."

Oh well.

Maryan

Sujoy Dutta

Hi,

The golfball-like feeling and the subsequent swellings are some not so common symptoms of

Pre-Menstrual Syndrome.

It often helps to drink lukewarm water in regular bouts (usually starting on an empty

stomach early in the morning before you go for your morning ritual) along a target of

between 1.5 - 2.2 litres every day, an increased intake of any one wholegrain product,

usually oatmeal works (it or any other complex carbohydrate, if taken a day or 7-8 hours

prior to onset of menstruation, will also diminish any menstrual pain that you experience,

if at all).....and please stay off any spices, margarine and high protein (including

seafood) during these days.

If Benadryl works, I cannot comment...that's for your doctor (read informed gynaecologist)

to judge upon ....am just an orthopedic physical therapist.

Also, if, during these days, you could engage in a lukewarm shower (instead of an outright

hot or cold one) it will also help you with feeling better overall and sleeping better.

Please post as to how this works out......prior subjects whom I advised thus have

benefitted. Here's hoping it works out for you too........:-D

Thanks for the read.

Sujoy

Sujoy Dutta

Hi,

The golfball-like feeling and the subsequent swellings are some not so common symptoms of

Pre-Menstrual Syndrome.

It often helps to drink lukewarm water in regular bouts (usually starting on an empty

stomach early in the morning before you go for your morning ritual) along a target of

between 1.5 - 2.2 litres every day, an increased intake of any one wholegrain product,

usually oatmeal works (it or any other complex carbohydrate, if taken a day or 7-8 hours

prior to onset of menstruation, will also diminish any menstrual pain that you experience,

if at all).....and please stay off any spices, margarine and high protein (including

seafood) during these days.

If Benadryl works, I cannot comment...that's for your doctor (read informed gynaecologist)

to judge upon ....am just an orthopedic physical therapist.

Also, if, during these days, you could engage in a lukewarm shower (instead of an outright

hot or cold one) it will also help you with feeling better overall and sleeping better.

Please post as to how this works out......prior subjects whom I advised thus have

benefitted. Here's hoping it works out for you too........:-D

Thanks for the read.

Sujoy

Mary Hunt

Conversely, my doc, Dr. Susan Debin, uses NO advertising and you have to wait 3 months for an apppointment. I swear every woman in Orange County goes to her office because of her personal and genuine attention. Her staff is just like her as well. Don't look for a website, she doesn't have that, either. She's too busy providing excellent services.

Prasant

Hilarious !
I am interested to know though, if anyone from the OB GYN office got back to you after noticing a surge of hits from this page. :)

Orlandis L. Wells MD

Hi,
I am a male OB/GYN in Henderson, NV. I am so sorry to hear about your ordeal with the previous female OB/GYN group that you visited. I hear this similiar complaint from patients of mine that previously saw female doctors. I am not saying that every female doc is like that but there must be quite a few. As male OB/GYNs, we are almost extinct because of this type of marketing( ex. Woman to woman, Women caring for women). I take pride in the fact that every new patient gets a minimun 30 minute visit with me. It is so important to establish a long lasting relationship. My staff and I take pride in offering you a great experience when you come to our office. We are a big happy family @ Henderson OB/GYN and our patients are made to feel a part of that also. I always tell my family and friends, don't choose an OB/GYN only because they are females and you think they will understand better, but choose great, compassionate, and carings physicians like myself who will take the necessary time to alleviate your concerns and do their damn best to make you feel better. As for yoour swelling, it may just be fluid retention. You may want to decrease salt intake and elevate your hands from time to time. Also follow up with your primary care doc to check for autoimmune diseases as a cause.

Orlandis L. Wells MD

Hi,

Dr. Orlandis Wells again. Just wanted to post my info: Henderson OB/GYN
98 E. Lake Mead Pkwy, Ste 307
Henderson, NV 89012
(702) 568-6108

P.S. The bulk(95%) of our very successful practice is from patient referrals.

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