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1900 St. James Place Ste. 600, Houston, TX | Directions 7705629.753821 -95.452700
Neighborhoods: Central, Afton Oaks/ River Oaks
1. he spends no more than 5 mins with you;
2. he never prescribes drugs less than 300 bucks for me although I only pay the copay;
3. he lures you for the drugs he prescribes with coupons which confuses patients about which one costs more, which in turn drives up your healthcare premium;
4. In my opinion, he is part of the cause of rising healthcare cost.
In conclusion, it's your call whether to choose him or not. I chose the latter.
HORRIBLE Dermatologist – Absolutely do not recommend. staff was rude and he disfigured what was supposed to be a cosmetic procedure.
My husband and I went in for a "skin check" today, expecting to be changed into paper robes and have a thorough check of all of our skin irregularities, as we both have fair, problem skin. We were not asked to change, and he only gave a cursory check of anything we showed him, asking us if there were any spots we were concerned about. I have since researched how it should have gone. He didn't check our backs, our scalps, or anything covered by clothing. He looked at anything we drew his attention to, and seemed to know what he was looking at, but I thought the point of a "skin check" was for the dermatologist to find things we may not be aware of (body parts you can't see....anomalies you may not recognize). It was not a skin check, it was just him looking at a couple of spots we asked about. The whole thing seemed rushed and not thorough. I would not go back to him or recommend him.
Dr. William Doubleday-Great Dermatologist! – I visited Dr. Doubleday's office this morning at 9a.m. When I left, I felt better than I had felt in months. I had gone to so many doctors about my face issues being sensitive to the sun. I have been so discouraged.
He calmed me down and made me feel like there was hope. He listened to me and he looked at all of my products that I brought in that I had been using. I felt like he was really interested in what I had to say and what I had been going through. He discussed some things with me and put me on the right track to help my skin. I feel so hopeful now after talking with him.
And the staff! They were great. They looked at the pictures I had on my phone. They were friendly and helpful. Sarah even gave me a makeover with mineral makeup. The negative reviews are not true--I don't know what they were about. I like this doctor and the staff ,nd I hope this is the beginning of a long term relationship with the cares of my skin.
Yes, I would recommend him to anyone. Oh, and he didn't try to make me spend a lot of money buying products. Everybody else that I saw did.
I am a professor at a local college in Houston, and I do a lot of research before making a move. I am so glad I ignored some of the negative comments, and made a move to see Dr. Doubleday. What a great experience.
I feel so happy today after being so miserable for months with other doctors who didn't take me seriously. I haven't felt this good about myself or my face in months.
Great Experience! – Finally! A doctor who knows what he's talking about! I have been struggling with my psoriasis for years and have seen numerous dermatologists. Noone was able to give me relief or accurately treat my problem. Then a friend of mine told me about Dr. Doubleday and I quickly made an appointment and was even able to get in a week later (SO convenient!). Right from the beginning, the appointment ran very smoothly. I was able to pre-print my paperwork and the girls up front were efficient and quickly got me back to see the doctor. Talk about personality! Dr. Doubleday greeted me with smiles and had a very outgoing demeanor. He quickly diagnosed my problem and was able to treat it CORRECTLY! I've never been happier, as living with psoriasis can be a very traumatic experience. Thank you to him and his staff for all of your support and I will keep spreading the good word!
-Not to mention, FREE parking!! woohoo
Worst staff – I should have done my homework and read the previous reviews before selecting this practice. It's a shame this physician, who has been rated a Top Doctor in H-Texas Magazine, allows the staff members to tarnish his practice. He really needs to re-evaluate his staff. In particular an assistant who is short in temperament and stature... you know who you are.
Here's my experience as a very recent new patient:
In the exam room, the only question asked by the assistant was why I needed to be seen (I was surprised my history wasn't discussed by either the assistant or physician). Even though I apparently have lash extensions, I was incessantly hounded by the assistant to purchase Latisse. After telling the girl no THREE times, that I had tried a lash enhancing product and I am happy with what I have, she appeared to be miffed. Then Dr. Doubleday came in, quickly glanced over my arm and informed me I needed a three-step system. Again, history was not discussed with me. He did ask at the end if I needed anything to be looked at. "Any bumps / lumps". I would have appreciated a thorough examination of my skin but it seems getting patients in / out is the goal here. He explained one of the three products "may or may not - but should not" require a prescription. He stated pharmacies often say they do. If this is the case, don't you think I should have one in the event I do? Ever heard of the term proactive? Here's where the problem escalates...
I DID need a prescription. I went through the weekend without starting the medication. I call back on Monday, to the same assistant, informing her a prescription was needed. When asked for a prescription to be called in, she abruptly cut me off and stated, "That's not how we do it. The pharmacy calls us and then we approve it."
Question to the readers out there: Is it not common sense if a doctor has NEVER prescribed you something, that THEY would be the ones to call in a script, NOT the pharmacy? If that's the case, all you pharmacists out there are in need of a raise.
After telling the girl this a few times, she unhappily asked for my pharmacy number and said she would call it in. She had left a voice mail stating it had been done. Imagine this... I call the pharmacy and nothing is there. Here goes another phone call to the receptionist. She took my information and stated it would be called in. Another day goes by, still nothing. It shouldn't be this difficult to obtain something a doctor wants you to have. There's no insurance holding this up, no shortage of supplies. It's lazy, ineffective people who don't care and don't do their job.
Dr. Doubleday, obtain staff members who have passion for what they do. Get rid of those who are losing business and tarnishing your name. In this economy, there are many qualified individuals who would love to have a job and serve your patients in a professional and caring manner. They could even help you live up to that H-Houston title.
A++ – There are doctors out there who only want to see what they can sell you and with "Medi-Spas" opening on every corner and Botox being offered even at the dentist it is clearly an easy market.
Let me tell you, you do not want a doctor who is all about saying yes to whatever the patient wants. If Dr. Doubleday pushed the idea of an injection I would probably go for it. But each time I've gone, expecting he could go that direction, he doesn't.
What he does is he quickly diagnoses my issues with such clear explanations that I wonder why I came in at all. He has experience, is very knowledgeable, and is honest regarding more practical solutions.
I've seen what it's like when doctors just see the dollars and allow inexperienced staff have a go. This is a very professional office in a very nice building.
There are a couple negative reveiews on this site that clearly have emotion involved and have their own situation that we can't really know. However there are others that offer nothing constructive on why they've posted. I just felt I needed to share my positive experience.
Great Dermatologist – Dr Doubleday was able to correctly diagnose and treat my skin disease after doing a skin biopsy on my first visit. Several other dermatologists were not able to fix my problem. He has great medical knowledge and is abe to diagnose and treat both common and rare skin disorders. I highly recommend this dermatologist!
No Complaints – I recently attended an open house at Dr. Doubleday's office as a guest. I was pleasantly surprised by the warm welcome and comraderie between the staff and patients. I have since had my first appointment as a patient and was happy to have all my concerns met to my great satisfaction.
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