Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C.
3935 N Lightning Dr, Appleton, WI 54913
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3935 N Lightning Dr
Appleton, WI 54913
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TollFree: (855) 337-6947
These doctors should be ashamed of themselves. They bill for the same procedure three different ways. Doctor rushed my exam and gave me absolutely no confidence that my skin is healthy. These are the sort of doctors that are ruining American Medical Care by bilking their customers for as much money as they can and not giving a hoot about your health.
I tried this place because there was too long of a wait through my other dermatology office. I regret it! I had a rash checked and a mole scraped (not removed...scraped, to flatten it). They sent my insurance company 3 separate bills. One for the office visit and procedure, one to prep the pathology and another to read the pathology. All together....$1,200. Are you kidding me? Out of pocket, I'm being asked to pay over $500. I've had plenty of these procedures done in the past from my other dermatologist and NEVER have they billed me over $150 out of pocket.
If I could give them 0 stars I would. They don't listen to what you say. You can't talk on the phone to the actual dermatologist so incorrect information is passed on to and from the doctor. They are a machine meant to pump in and out as many patients as they can with very little care about their the patients themselves. Find somewhere else to go. You will save a lot of stress and headaches. (My reference is to the Green Bay Development Dr location)
Dr. Michelle Lewis - DON'T I broke out in severe mouth sores and hive-like rashes out of nowhere. I had seen Michelle Lewis once before for overall mole check and a facial reddening, for which she prescribed Metrogel, so I scheduled to see her again. She didn't even get within 5 feet of me, and in 30 seconds diagnosed me with "contact dermatitis" and picked up like she was done. I told her there had been a series of worsening symptoms and she insisted that I had developed some allergy, although I buy the same products all the time, and in bulk so there could be no "ingredient change" as she surmised. She also said "some people are just rashy". Not a very sophisticated medical diagnosis. I was so frustrated that I began to tear up, and she demonstrated extreme irritation at that and said "what do you want me to do?" Well, How about a real diagnosis, eh? I had also brought in the products that she had prescribed to be comprehensive in disclosing to her what I applied. In her visit notes (referenced later) she noted that I had brought in copious lotions and ointments that could be the issue...ok, lady...YOU prescribed them!!! As I was moving to Europe in a few weeks it was important that I understand what was happening to me, since if it were systemic or auto-immune I would have elected not to move. She said she could do blood work but it could cost >$10,000. I didn't care at that point, I just wanted to know what was happening to me so I said to go ahead. Fortunately, the blood work was just a few hundred dollars after insurance, but frustratingly, nothing came up on the blood tests so I am still at a loss for what is happening, although there has developed a cyclicality to the reaction that makes me think it is hormonal (menopausal) in nature. As I was leaving, I asked for a copy of my medical record to bring with me to Europe. It arrived a week later, and I had the treat of reading how "Dr. Lewis" had lambasted me in her notes about how I was hysterical and unreasonable and had a number of prescribed lotions and ointments (once again, that SHE prescribed.) Well, as they say, I am "the customer" and she had no idea how to relate to my fear and concern other than to pronounce a general and untreatable diagnosis. I don't recommend going to her unless it is for acne...no, not even that.
I had to wait 20 minutes to see the Doctor which seems to be typical of all Doctor Appointments, not just at Dermatology Associates. When my name was called I only waited a few minutes before the Doctor came into the exam room. She found a suspicious mole, did a biopsy and I was contacted with the results within a 48 hours. An excision was performed a week later. The Exam Doctor, Surgeon and support staffs were all very friendly and professional during my visits. In talking to friends who have had similar exams it was suggested my exam may not have been as complete as it could have been which I will ask about at my next appointment. Overall I was very satisfied with Dermatology Associates of Appleton.
This review is for Dermatology Associates of Appleton, WI. I have been to dermatologists before that were much more thorough and a lot less expensive. When I had a follow up question two weeks after my appointment with Dr. Lewis, I was told they had no record of the spot for my concern and I would need to come in for another appointment. I know we addressed this spot because I was given a topical ointment to treat. When I asked the cost of a follow up appointment, I was told "I don't know".
I do not recommend this clinic. You are simply a number to them. Instead, find a sole practitioner. A major problem of this clinic is they do not communicate with one another. For example, if they are supposed to call-in a prescription for the current day, they forget to do it and you need to call them the next day to remind them.
While the doctor was competent, the number of followup visits, lab
tests, and procedures seemed excessive, like this place was trying
to extract the largest possible amount of money for a simple
procedure. For example, was it really necessary see the
doctor on multiple visits, just to say the test results
looked good and to schedule yet another appointment?
I'm cured, but, even with insurance, broke. Won't be back!
If you have another option to see a different Dermatologist, go there! I am sick of waiting 25+ minutes after my appointment time to finally get in to see my doctor (in the Appleton facility). The waiting room is always packed and uncomfortable and the receptionists are very loud. I feel as though I am being herded through my appointment as just another patient coming through. I don't get nearly enough time to explain my symptoms before they either brush it off or give me some brochure to read. Seriously disappointed in the care offered.
I had an appointment at the Appleton location at 4 p.m. on a Friday. It was my first appointment with them. I arrived at 3:50 and filled out a few forms which I expected. I then waited until 4:30 and asked the receptionist when I might get in. She said my chart was the next to be pulled. About 5 minutes later I was escorted to the room to see the doctor. I then waited until 5:05 p.m. for the doctor to come in the room. He said "Sorry about the wait but I'm the only doctor that works here on Fridays. None of the other doctors want to work Fridays". Probably not the best thing to say to a patient. He then gave me about a two minute lookover, rushed through an explanation of a prescription, and didn't ask if I had any questions. Partly my fault for not making him address my questions but I was shocked at his apparent rush through the appointment, as if this was how he normally does business. He then was on to other, what I would suspect, frustrated patients.
This doctor and doctors and in general need to realize that people want to be listened to, not just herded in and out in five minute increments to maximize profit. They need to take a minimum of 20 to 30 minutes with each patient to get to the bottom of whatever the problem is and allow for followup questions.