Consulted Dr. Swati S Dole (Consultant Physician)
I do not recommend the doctor
Suggested unnecessary tests like chest x-ray, blood test, urine test just for fever on first visit itself.
I was scared and wanted quick recovery as had to join office so i went through the tests.
Next day when i went with the reports and asked what do the reports say - she arrogantly replied you can read the reports, its all figures given.
As a doctor its your responsibility to explain what are the reports conveying about the patience's health and what was the need for each test.
Also Day1 when i was ill, she tested body temperature via thermometer, properly checked breathing etc by using stethoscope on back as well as on chest. Next day when i speedily recovered and just went to show reports, as a doctor, ideally as bare minimum she should have checked body temperature via thermometer. She said i will examine you today again but she simply touched stethoscope on my body once on chest and back lightly and said you have recovered. She didn't even bother to check body temperature. Was a through check not required that day as well to conclude? How come by one touch of stethoscope she understood i was well now?
Also on Day1, she suggested me to buy one tablet costing 500 rs which was for cold and flu - which she said don't take now. Take only when you come back and show me the reports. If the reports suggest some infection only we will take.
I am an educated person and understood the tricks. Hence didn't purchase that medicine from shop as it was not required at that moment. Had it been someone uneducated and unaware of these doctor tricks, they would have unnecessarily purchased that expensive medicine. Why did the doctor asked to purchase the medicine when the patience was not supposed to take it before the reports?
She had asked me to record body temperature on back of my case paper every few yrs, so that when i come back, that data will help her. But when i went back, she didn't even bother to ask me if i had recorded or even care to look back if there were any recordings
I will not recommend anyone to visit her again. A doctor's responsibility is to educate the patient about why these tests are required? to diagnose what? etc.
The more transparent the doctor is, more good it is for the patient. Instead of being transparent, i feel she is way too arrogant.
I didn't get a polite and satisfactory answer when i asked why were so many tests required for just fever?
Day1 - Consultation charges - 350 Rs
Day2 - Consultation charges - 200 Rs [Just for reading reports and writing some vitamin tablets even though i was not that weak]