My appointment was at 9am on Monday February 8, 2009. We arrived at 8:40, the door was locked, At about 9, the door was unlocked, we expected someone to open the door, they did not. Dr. Adkins walked in, nevr introducted himself, just asked why was I there. I told him my problem and prior experience with Meniere's Syndrome. He never looked at me, he just wrote on my chart. He examined my ears, looked in my nose, never saying a word. He said I needed further testing, and to stay there. The Audiologist gave me hearing tests. I told her my past experience with dizziness, nausea,severe ringing in my ears. I apologized if I was rude, I was not trying to tell her her job, I just wanted someone to listen to me. She said the test did not indicate blockage, it showed nerve damage that the Dr. will explain the results/treatment. Dr. Adkins came in, never looked at me. Started writing a prescription for""a diuretic"". I asked why? He said my systems indicate fluid in the inner ear. He felt he could not diagnosis Meniere's without a series of tests such as brain scan, none of which he suggested. I asked his to explain why I could hear one minute, use a Q-tip and immediately have hearing loss. He briefly looked at me and said he could not, it may have been coincidence. He got up, led me to the desk said bye. No follow-up visit was mentioned. The woman at the desk did say to let them know how I wasdoing and that will be $235. I paid by check, walked out to waiting room, saw my husband and started to cry. It was one of the worst experiences of my life. I have told my family and friends and asked them to tell everyone they know, never go to Dr. Atkins. I thought doctors took an oath to help the sick with compassion and caring. Dr. Adkins seems to have forgotten that part of his oath. I actually feel sorry for him today, he is not a happy man and obviously does not like his job!
Pros: None I can think of ,well perhaps short waiting time...
Cons: Very cold office staff, rude doctor, never looked or talked to you