Consulted Dr. Mahesh Sundaram (GastroIntestinal Surgeon) for Stomach Pain
I do not recommend the doctor
Hoped for better: Value for moneyWait time
I visited doc after getting appointment for 11:40am and was made to wait more than 2 hours. The doctor doesn't care about patients and was not ready to even give a time when one could see him. I can see hospital staff speaking to him stating three patients are waiting to see him, and he didn't care to state a time, but rather asked patients to wait indefinitely. My wife came in empty stomach just in case if a scan is recommended and she almost fainted. Don't visit this doc
Dr. Mahesh Sundaram replied
Thanks for your feedback Mr Gokul. I can understand your anguish. Waiting for doctors is a universal issue. You will realise it as time goes by when more and more healthcare visits are needed and you wish to get advice from the best of doctors . I have waited for hours in other doctors clinics for my family health issues because I understand that the other doctor has to tend to another patient who maybe in ICU or maybe doing a difficult surgery or helping out another colleague stuck in a bad situation. When I worked in England, I had to wait for 6 hours in emergency when I had fever with rash. One paracetamol tablet and assessment by a nurse was all that I got. In India it's so easy to get to meet a specialist on the same day. Many of us give our personal numbers ready to be disturbed lest an emergency gets missed. Many times it is not possible to predict when the acute situation will resolve. It is not possible for me to move from the spot unless the blood vomiting has stopped in a particular patient. When you note everything is set and about to leave, another bout of bleeding happens. No family time, hardly any vacation, poor monetary returns for the IQ levels and hard work is all typical for people of my calibre. To say doctor doesn't care is unfair. I am available at multiple hospitals at different timings. You could always return to the doctor at another time. But the doctor cannot return to the same emergency later. I wish i or any other doctor could predict how long it takes to settle a patient who may die without my intervention. Any phone call inbetween gets standard reply from my side ... Kindly ask them to wait if they can. Most wait.