Central Ohio Skin & Cancer: Jess J De Maria, MD
3380 Tremont Rd Ste 140, Columbus, OH 43221
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3380 Tremont Rd Ste 140
Columbus, OH 43221
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|Sat - Sun||Closed|
Phone: (614) 823-5584
Phone: (614) 488-0635
By Appointment Only: Yes
11/01/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I was a patient at Central Ohio Skin and Cancer for several years and was always pleased with the service until yesterday. I was unable to see my normal doctor so I was scheduled with another doctor for my routine annual check. When I walked in I was greeted by some lady saying ""you been helped yet"" I said ""no"" and she did not hear me and said ""what I didn't hear you"" So I said "" NO I HAVE NOT"" then she says my name real loud, Im thinking why dont you shout out why Im hear while you're at it.
Anyway, the doctor was great but her schedule at that practice is limited to one day a week and it happens to be a day I can not get off very often. I let them know this at the scheduling desk and the girl looked at me like I was crazy for asking for a different day to schedule and with a different doctor. She mad no attempt to get me scheduled on another day eventhough I have 3 suspicious moles that need removed and was supposed to come in the following week. I have a history and high risk for melanoma so I found this service to be very unacceptable. As of yesterday, I am NO LONGER a patient. I have made my follow up at another practice and unfortunately cant get in until January but that is sooner than with this joke of a practice.
I used to recommend this practice but now all I can say is find another place to go.
02/22/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Dr. Wilken removed 6 moles from my back, arm, & leg in the fall of 2009. My first appt to have the moles checked was over in less than 5 min- he pointed and d told his nurse which he was taking and was out the door.
The next appt he took the 3 moles from my back and my boyfriend went along. My boyfriend asked lots of questions and was interested to know what the process was and what determined which moles he chose, but Dr Wilken did not seem too interested in answering. he also did not mention the extreme pain I would be in once the numbness wore off and offer any advice or prescription to help with it.
They made me wait two weeks to come back to have the 2 moles off my arm and one off my leg, so the stitches in my back stayed in two weeks. When I mentioned how badly I was in pain before he simple handed me a prescription for percoset without much comment.
After he removed the second set of moles, those stitches also stayed in two weeks. An entire month of stiffness and stitches was very confining, and the scars I have from it are very ugly. It's been over 18 months and I can still see every hole from the stitches and every line where the stitches crossed the scar. They also, all 6 of them, still itch horribly and ache/give me sharp stabs of pain on a regular basis.
I've had three other moles removed prior to this: two others on my back and one under my arm done by GPs. None of these have ever caused me a single problem and the scars aren't nearly as severe. Im already planning to have a plastic surgeon fix the six Dr. Wilken did, and hopefully that will help the appearance, itching, and pain.
I did find Dr. Wilken's nurse extremely friendly and helpful, and the office staff was great. When I realized my insurance ran out just before my final appt (i was livid because my appts were supposed to be done by then, but Dr. Wilken had double booked and cancelled mine), the staff was very understanding and helpful in my payment.