My 44 year old sister was referred to Dr. Petryna for a biopsy of abnormal tissue in her mouth (which started a few weeks prior to her visit and was worsening). Dr. Petryna demonstrated extremely poor customer service/bedside manner. While my sister was bleeding and vomiting in his office, Dr. Petryna became upset that my sister was sent to him, because she had not let her prescribed antibiotics have enough time to work (for supposed sinus infection). He sent her away angrily and told her to come back in 2 weeks (when he was back from vacation).\r
My sister took it upon herself to go to a ENT for assessment the next day who again recommended a biopsy. My sister went back to Dr. Petryna when he returned from vacation to get a biopsy, which he then agreed to perform. The results came back as melanoma. Dr. Petryna again demonstrated very poor customer service, a lack of compassion, and defensiveness about his delay in performing a biopsy. By the time the biopsy was performed, my sister's cancer had already spread to her liver, lung, and lymph nodes.\r
We do not recommend that you utilize Dr. Petryna for care, not only due to his incompetent medical care, but even more so, because of his harsh demeanor and lack of compassion.