I do not recommend the doctor
Hoped for better: Doctor friendlinessExplanation of the health issueValue for money
Staff is not courteous Doctor has been very good earlier, spent good time explaining the stage and development of pregnancy though today were surprised with his behaviour when we asked him that the prices have increased and his response to the entire process was very bad. I took my son to see the scan, the doctor did not explain anything and was not interested in doing the scan. I felt very bad. Is it wrong to ask a doctor about the reason of price hike? Also, it's his job to explain things to us as we are not going there for free. We are paying him.
Dr. Siddhesh Pandey replied
The nature of doctor patient relationship should never be based on " fee" , however consumer driven behaviour today may suggest otherwise. The said fee hike at our clinic has been modest, keeping up with the generalised inflation of our times, which we also face as a citizen at various place. However, even after being explained beforehand about it at our reception, a conversation loud enough that it can be heard inside ultrasound room, when the first and only question to the doctor in ultrasound room is ultrasound fee rather than any other pleasantry, it surely becomes a put off. At the same time, as my report can be vouched for at any forum, there was no deficiency in the quality and detailing of scan or the report. However, at the time of clinic check in, if you were so particular about you being taken for scan right at allotted time, you should also be equally concerned about appointment timings of other waiting patients as well. Here, I must tell you, to accommodate you for ultrasound at your appointment time, we had to request another patient to wait a little longer: although she was appointed before your turn. And believe me, the cause of appointment delays from our end are due to our diligence in answering patient's ultrasound related as well as unrelated questions. In your case, during the course of ultrasound, your son seemed completely uninterested in looking at the ultrasound screen and as happens with most children of his age, was busy in exploring things in ultrasound room.
I hope you shall self reflect on why a doctor who, in your own words, was good earlier turned 'not recommended'. Money is not the answer, for we do many non affording patients, for free and significantly concessional rates. "Respect to our profession" , would be the correct answer: contrary to most of us doing our job, this profession has ' something extra' which I am sure you would understand.
Wish you a happy motherhood.