I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Cope because I had real concerns about my health and was really looking forward to the appointment to ease some of my anxiety. I'm not a hypochondriac; I rarely have health problems and know my body well.
She was quite late for my appointment and I didn't see her until 40 minutes after my scheduled time, and I was the FIRST patient of the day.
She came practically sprinting into the room, and conducted the fastest, least attentive breast, abdominal and pelvic exam I ever thought possible. I have a noticeable mass in my lower left abdomen which she entirely missed. I tried to squeak in a few questions but my concerns, I felt, were played down greatly and practically laughed off. She slapped me with a sample of birth control for symptoms I barely had the chance to explain and before I realized what was happening, she was gone. I didn't get the chance to explain my problem fully and she didn't bother to ask some pretty important questions about my health history. She didn't explain my prescription to me and did not return to my room again.
She could not have spent more than 5 minutes in the room with me.
That was my first and last appointment with Dr. Angela Cope. At least the front desk folks were nice... ?