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500 Thomas Ln Ste 3G, Columbus, OH | Directions 4321440.032708 -83.032637
Bad Doctor – Dr Dhwale is in this group. He told me he could only spend 15 minutes with each patient and my time was up even thought I was not done discussing my condition. He said he would only treat me for my blood sugar numbers..not any of the other things that diabetes causes. He is arrogant and rude. I gave him a referral from a nationally known endocrinologist with info about my disease and he said I was not allowed to mention my disease Dercum's Disease to him anymore. I gave him an article from the Endocrinologist Journal that related to my disease and he gave it back and would not read it. I have had scheduling nightmares like the other people on here.
Forget It – Let me inform you about this practice.
This practice is grand central station. My doctor was Dr Ravi Dhawale who seemed very unsure of himself. He only had me inject insulin no oral medications. Now is it this dosage or that I am not sure. Can you please write down in a note book all the readings that you get so I can review them. Did this Dr graduate from medical school or what. Can he not read the print out from the glucometer . Do I have to do all his work for him. In addition, I walked into his office one day and showed him my swolen ankles. He sent me over to another Dr to do an xray of my heart. I went to work and an associate told me to call him I did and he did not seem concerned in the least. An associate on the job informed me that I might have a blood clot go to Mt Carmel East Emergency Room. They did a doplar on the both legs and said I had a blood clot and was to be admited to hospital. He was way off track and this could have cost me my life. Not only this. I waited in a room for the nurse practictioner to come in for over 1.5 hours. I left. When you call for a prescription it takes them forever to fill it. I have tranferred to Jennifer Rittenberry on Sawmill. She is the best. My health has never been better. She is willing to work with you. I take oral medications and hardly any insulin. My cholesterol is 113 and trigerlierads are 130. She manages her practice a a fantastic way. You are immediately seen. She works with you to make sure you by taking you off the insulin and giving you oral medications. Just today her office called me because my numbers are well within the range and she might have to reduce the inslin of 30 units to even lower. Her goal is to get me off the insulin entirely. Every three months I am scheduled for blood work and then within five days seen by her or the physican assistant for an evaluation. Everything runs sooothly like clock work. If you are unhappy with Tallo and Associates look up Jeniffer Rittenbery read her bio and visit her office I guarantee you will be impressed and glad you switched.
A Disaster – I have very low expectations from doctors of today. I understand that there is a diabetes epidemic and that the offices of an endocrinologist are going to be very busy.
BUT there are some ridiculous things about this practice. Trying to get your blood results (blood lipids, HA1C, etc) is far too much work. Telephone them. Email them. Repeat once a day for a month and then if you are lucky you will get a 20 second telephone message with the results.
Ask a doctor about the rationale behind the use of certain medications? Why bother...You will need to sort through all of the information you can find on the internet and the reference libraries and hope that you can get educated in that way. A good pharmacist might help. This is a knee-jerk assembly line practice and I doubt that there are any better options out there.
The practice is run like an amateur hour at a nursery school. It's too bad that the stakes are much higher.
Doctor's misplaced trust – Dr Tallo’s dangerously delayed diagnosis was due to her not receiving a message regarding symptoms that I had failed to mention during our appointment. She was furious and said, “Please, if this ever happens again, tell me about it and if you don’t receive a follow-up call, call again.” I later developed a bothersome UTI. I called Dr. Tallo’s office and asked that she prescribe an antibiotic. After no response, I called again and expressed urgency as I was going out of town. Again, no call. I called when I returned and was told that there was no record of my calling. The nurse responsible (I spoke directly to her) denied that I had ever called. I accused her of altering my record to cover her mistake. I was upset but even more upset when Dr. Tallo, after 12 years, droppd me as a patient. As she put it, “I trust my staff .” After reading the reviews on this site, I can only smile as my response, at the time, was, “some day this will catch up with you.”
UnProfessional – For one I would agree with alot of these posts and will post more on other forums and diabetes site. I like others have had bad expirences with the staff. Like others I have had problems missing appointments do to work etc. Here is where I beieve the office of Tallo and Assoc is very unprofessional. I recieved a letter stating that I no longer will recieve medical care after 30 days by Tallo and Associates. I missed 2 appointments last year and one this year. Really people I like others have a disease and people miss appointments you still get paid regardless. But to stop medical care for someone is unprofessional very unprofessional. I will seek other medical care and I will tell others about my experience. I hope others chose a different doctors office.
Not Helpful – Glad the doc did testing but wasn't happy that he didn't know what to do with me. All test indicate pituitary issues but it seems this office only deals with pcos, diabetes, and thyroid issues. Anything out of the norm, so elsewhere. Nursing staff very rude!!!!!
Wonderful MD – Have had issues with seizures, low blood sugar and low blood pressure. Very thorough in labs to determine physiological deficiencies and evaluation to determine cause. She called me on Sunday to review diagnosis. I think she is beyond fabulous, caring. Yeah, I waited 20 minutes in the waiting room. But what doctor do you go to that can stay on a schedule perfectly? She has great bedside manners and I would reccomend her to anyone. Very open to your input.
Choose wisely – I have no problem with Dr. Anderson. He was a kind doctor. However, the office staff is not only disorganized, but they are very rude. Working full-time with three kids, I'm busy. It was very challenging to get an appointment and the office staff was never pleasent to deal with. I do miss Dr. Anderson, but I don't miss going in there at all. I have found a better doctor, but of internal medicine. They can do for me what Dr. Anderson was doing. If you can deal with the office attitude and their tight schedules, I would recommend Dr. Anderson. For me it just wasn't worth it.
Tallo is a quack! – I was referred by a wonderful gynecologist but was seriously disappointed! It took forever to get an appointment but when I finally got in I was treated like I was invisible! I waited about 20 minutes in the waiting room (even though I arrived about 15 minutes before my appointment) and Dr Tallo came in for about 5 minutes. She said I'll be right back and didn't come back for 45 minutes! I heard the receptionist on the phone while I was waiting for Tallo to return and they had lost the record my gyno had sent over, then I could hear Tallo in the other room with ANOTHER PATIENT! She did his full exam while I sat and waited. I know I was there before him, yet I waited? I was furious and almost left but I needed labs done and then I was told I had to go to another office to do that! So ridiculous! Thank God I had insurance but I still hated to write out that $22 check for her... My advice: FIND A DIFFERENT DOCTOR!
Worst Practice in the World – Not only is the office a complete disorganized catastrophe, one of the associates, Dr. Caliguiri shouldn't have a license to practice. My wife just got out of the hospital. She was seeing Caliguiri for two months. She told Caliguiri not once, not twice, but three times to check her gallbladder. Caliguiri said she didn't think it was the problem so she wouldn't check. She had pain when she ate food. On top of all that we NEVER go a call back! My wife lost 30 lbs. because it was too painful to eat! We ended up going to the EMERGENCY room and spent a week in the hospital and finally got her gallbladder removed. Our sergeon couldn't understand the delay in checking the gallbladder. Web MD was more helpful than Tallo & Associates...
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