I do not recommend the doctor
Hoped for better: Doctor friendlinessExplanation of the health issue
Please make sure you take another doctors opinion before you go ahead with Dr. Poonam Patil's advice. We had consulted her for a lump in the breast and after undergoing tests and PET scan it was diagnosed as Grade 2 Brest cancer. and Dr. Poonam Patil's first words was - we will go for CHEMOTHERAPY for 6-8 months after which we will go for surgery and then we will go for radiation etc !! and the way in which she talks to her patients is VERY VERY Disappointing, specially for those who are already fighting for their life! As a doctor she is suppose to be kind and humble to her patients. When asked about the side affects of chemo as well , her reply was - YEAH YOU WILL LOOSE ALL OF YOU HAIR , ALL THE TOOTH WOULD TURN BLACK , YOU WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN.!! every word of hers only increases the fear in the patients !!
To have a second opinion we consulted HCG Hospital , Bangalore. (Dr. Mahesh) after studying the case , immediately suggested for lumpectomy and after the surgery a few days of radiation therapy . It was also confirmed that
THERE WAS NO NEED FOR CHEMOTHERAPY AT ALL and everything will be perfect. AND yes everything is FINE now.
I am not there to judge a person like Poonam Patil who has studied medicine. I respect her for that alone . BUT please stop playing with lives, her words /decisions can change the lives of an entire family for ever !!. Please be careful on what you convey to patients!!! they will blindly believe you and go ahead with what ever you tell because they are already at a bad stage in life !. Encourage them if you can , else LET IT BE. its OKAY for you to suggest another Dr. if you are not sure about about any case. This will not decrease your potential as a doctor MRS. Patil.
I AM GLAD WE TOOK A SECOND OPINION HERE.
Request everyone to please take a min and read this review. it may be useful for someone in need.