Consulted Dr. Mihirgiri I Goswami (Orthopedist)
I do not recommend the doctor
Hoped for better: Doctor friendlinessValue for moneyTreatment satisfactionExplanation of the health issue
-I visited Dr Goswami on the recommendation of our family doctor(whom we implicitly trust, and am sure does not indulge in "Cut practice".
-When we visited him on Sunday(5th Aug 2017), he was between operations and therefore maybe quite brusque/hurried, but he hardly took 5min and without any X-Ray/written diagnosis, right away advised me to get admitted for traction. I offered to get X Ray done first but he said that his staff were busy in other procedures.
-When I had lunch and came back to the hospital room, the staff put in I.V, took blood sample and were ready to start traction. All this, when the doctor had not identified the specific issue nor given a written diagnosis. meanwhile, my mother took a second view from 2 other reputed doctors who said that traction is outdated for this sympton, and that hospitalisation without even written diagnosis or X Ray, is strange.
-I got myself discharged, and got a XRay at the other pathology lab owned by him(btw he had prescribed blood tests worth Rs 6000 :D even after my telling him that I got checkup done in May17 and a perfect bill of health). After seeing the X Ray, he grudgingly accepted that traction is not required and that bed rest will suffice at home
-For the I.V, I paid Rs 950(god knows what is in it), for X Ray(Rs 800) and for the "Consultation"-Rs 2000(as against his regular fee of 700-1000). I suppose he charged extra for the ~45min I spent in his "Premier Room".
-I am now fully ok after a rest of 2 days, but this episode has dented my trust on doctors
Dr. Mihirgiri I Goswami replied
Dear Anandh -
1. Xray for 2 day muscular neck pain which you had is not a must for us to label a diagnosis; still upon your insistence on a sunday we start X ray machine and do it for you; looking at the problem and discussing options we try to give you best , quick and safe treatment option ; so it is assumed that you being so intelligent agree to treatment when you get admitted for what is decided ie traction
2. Blood tests needed were written but not done upon your request so theres no question of discussing charges here
3 Traction is a routine non-surgical option and with your mindset that its outdated ; theres bound to be dent in your trust !