I have had this practice deliver my 3 babies via c-section. Before I explain, I must say, I liked Dr. Cadeaux (sp?) great personality and Segal, Shirker and Brown were nice too. Cohen was good to me along with Dr. Silverberg, but I REALLY would NOT recommend Cantorella (younger new doctor). Cantorella has NO manners and has a very ""stuck up"" personality that makes you feel like a pregnancy is an inconvenience and not a blessing. Here are my stories for each pregnancy.\r
First baby: I had high bp towards the end of my pregnancy and my little one happened to be in the breech position. I was scheduled for a manual rotation of her on a Thursday at 37 weeks and 4 days. The Sunday before the appointment, I felt a leak and called them. They wanted me to get checked out at Phoenixville hospital, so I went and they ONLY did a swab for amniotic fluid. It came back negative and they sent me home. They should have done an ultrasound to measure. Four days later, my scheduled day for a rotation, I had an ultrasound to see if she was feet or bottom down so they knew how to turn her. Surprise, surprise, there was NO fluid accept for 2 inches in front of her face. The doctor said, ""Where's all your fluid?!"" I said, ""I came in on Sunday!"" She had NOTHING to say after that! Same doctor who tested me was the same one who asked me where my fluid was! They had to do an emergency c-section! I could have lost my daughter if she rolled on her cord (that is what they told me, like it was my fault!). After being poke relentlessly before the spinal was actually in, I was in tears because it was so painful. They kept hitting nerves in the wrong spot that sent sooo much pain through my pelvis and legs that made me says ""Jesus Christ!"" They were very angry with me and told me not to swear!\r
Fourth baby: This pregnancy is unknown...I should say. I lost my insurance and my job. Our household income is too high for Medicaid and too high to enroll in a ""free"" clinic that has a pay scale. But here's where this office comes in. I called VFOBGYN and scheduled my 8 week appointment. I had a feeling I wasn't going to be accepted without my insurance, so I called and told her that I didn't have any and asked if I could still be seen. Pat or Pam (I forget which) told me very RUDELY, ""I'm just going to cancel your appointment!"" I was upset and she didn't give me the opportunity to offer to pay out of pocket. After trying the free clinics and trying to fight for medicaid, I called the VFOBGYN back to see if there is ANY possibility I could be seen. After all, it's about the baby! I was told that the only way I could come in the office and be seen is if I gave them $4000! I couldn't afford that upfront as we are supporting three children currently. I called several times over weeks and months and was still denied. I tried to talk to Dr. Cadueax who is more understaning to see what advice she could give me for prenatal care, since I wasn't wealthy enough to pay for ALL the prenatal care upfront and not broke enough to qualify for medicaid! NOBODY WOULD TAKE ME! Well, the person who took the message for Dr. Cadueax, must not have given it to her because the billing department called me back! Surprisingly, they told me....drumroll...I need $4000. So price tag patient, OH YES...there really wasn't much of a concern that I was over half way done my pregnancy! With a history of high bp! They wanted that $4000! So I honestly don't know if the doctors know what's going on out front with the receptionists or billing department. My mom was $2 short on a copay and they wouldn't let her see the doctor!! $2! My mom started to cry and Dr. Cadueax heard her and took her back anyway and told her that she wouldn't never have known what was going on out front if this hadn't happened.