I found Dr. Zelanzy on the Blue Cross Blue Shield website, looking for someone to go see about an acne flare up and skin rash on my cheek. I have never had bad skin, and I don't know much about treating acne. I was seen pretty quickly after I arrived at the office, a good thing. Dr. Zelanzy is also a decently nice guy. But that's where the good things end.\r
Here is what I observed:\r
(1) Dr. Zelanzy would not let me finish a sentence. He constantly interrupted me. I am not a pushy or loquacious person. I am good natured, nice and friendly, but I finally had to say, ""Look, I'm paying for this appointment, I want to finish what I have to say."" Then he shut up and listened.\r
(2) He told me he was prescribing an anti-inflammatory for my acne because ""acne is caused by inflammation"" he said in response to my question, ""is acne caused by bacteria?""\r
(3) When I got to the pharmacist with my prescription, I asked the pharmacist, ""what is this medication?"" He said, ""It's anti-bacterial. Acne is caused by bacteria."" So does this doctor not know what he is prescribing me or what?\r
(4) I also had an issue with a toe nail that I will probably lose because of ""trauma"" caused to it by a 12-hour adventure race. It is pretty gnarly looking. When I showed the doctor to ask him about it, he actually looked grossed out and would not come near it. WHAT KIND OF DOCTOR GETS GROSSED OUT?? He just kind of pointed to it from far away.\r
Because of this guy's poor bedside manner and inability or unwillingness to communicate the facts to me, a smart person who wants to know the facts, I am going to another dermatologist for a second opinion. \r
I will NEVER go back to this guy!!