I enjoy working there. The staff and providers care and work hard to meet the needs presented by our patients. Most of our patients appreciate what we try to do and are very "patient" as we do our best to provide the best care possible. We will always work on being better at providing the very best of service and clinical care.
One Star is too good for this very poor excuse for a health care center. Alice Ann Calhoun is the one Dr. in St. Michaels now that the other has retired. She arrived after having her license revoked in Arkansas for "not prescribing properly" (and other alleged charges) and sent for continuing ed. to Vanderbilt U. She didn't learn anything about prescribing properly. I was one of her first patients in St.M., and I was packed and ready to leave for my usual 5 months of traveling for my 40-year career. I just wanted my regular refills for the trip. She didn't even say "hello" before she slapped a form in front of me to sign. Basically, it took away a normal non-narcotic med for a 50-year disability. She nastily told me that I was now going to be monitored by her every 3 weeks and I couldn't travel anymore. In short, she ruined my life and the ability to make a living. I am going to be homeless because of her and her boss at CCHS, Dr. Michael Fadden -- who says he doesn't understand why I feel "harmed by CCHS." I sent a formal Complaint to the MD Board of Physicians and they insisted that Calhoun acted "professionally." No politician, including the governor, will investigate that Board. MD needs any Dr. who will live in isolated rural towns, and they don't care about "quality health care for all," the actual logo of CCHS. I would sue this funded health care system if any lawyer in MD would take the case, but they "stick together" to get the funding for rural health care. Calhoun is unfeeling and unqualified to prescribe or treat. She is a family physician with a bad reputation and the poorest of ratings on Health Care sites. I was lucky to find a CRNP to fill my prescriptions, but it was too late to travel and continue my career/create any income. She has so much to answer for according to other patients that I am writing my last book, an autobiography, with a special tribute to the malicious Dr. who ruined the last years of my life. Someone has to get her to quit practicing medicine in MD, as they did in AK when they revoked her license. Her personality is so obviously skewed that she can't even pretend to care what happens to patients. She seems to delight in being malicious. Now that she is the only Dr. in town, the elderly who can't travel to the nearest city have no choice but to use her as a Dr. and hope that she doesn't make more mistakes -- which have been noted. The office staff gossips loudly about patients, and their attitudes are no better than Calhoun's. Residents pray for another Dr. to come to town....
Almost the entire staff have attitudes. Dr. Moore in Pediatrics is the only good doctor. They are far from kind and compassionate and treat you in a condescending and impersonal manner. I even called the office manager in hopes of reaching a solution to my dilemma and was cut off many times as well as talked down to and approached during the conversation with defensive talk and an abrasive attitude. Do not go to Choptank Community Health. I have never been to a place that seemed to have very little concern for providing "quality health care for all" as they claim in their mission statement.