Upon the recommendations of several trusted opinions, I scheduled my annual with Dr John Shie. The day of my exam, my monthly had arrived early. I called the office to reschedule and they insisted on keeping my appointment as long as I wasn't ""heavy"", which I wasn't at all. I indicated this in my patient information paperwork as well. Apparently he didn't look at the paperwork because he acted quite schocked that I was there for my pap under these conditions, even though I was light. I was thoroughly embarassed by this. He was very quick with the exam and ready to run out the door as soon as he was done. I actually had several questions that I wanted to ask and had to call him back in to the room to ask (since he never offered). I felt that he was short and made me feel like an inconvenience. I felt very discouraged to ask questions again even though some pain was one of the issues I wanted to discuss. His medical explanation was that I had ""an angry cervix"". Also, when discussing weight loss issues, I felt that his advice was apathetic and void of any medical basis. I did give him another try and the second visit was more pleasant than the first. Although, again I feel like my paperwork wasn't observed since I was given the wrong rx (for a bc that I had previously taken but was no longer on). I think next time I will schedule my annual elsewhere. I just don't feel at ease that my questions can be adequately answered and I may take my business somewhere that I don't feel like I am an inconvenience.
Pros: Easy exams with minimal discomfort
Cons: bedside manner leaves much to be desired