Doubleday C William MD
1900 Saint James Pl Ste 600, Houston, TX 77056
Doubleday C William MD has not yet specified accepted insurance plans.
Additional Specialties: Dermatology
05/01/2012Provided by Citysearch -
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.
10/06/2011Provided by Citysearch -
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
08/16/2011Provided by Citysearch -
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.
04/06/2011Provided by Citysearch -
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.
12/07/2009Provided by Citysearch -
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!
11/11/2009Provided by Citysearch -
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.
11/10/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I have been a patient of Dr. Doubleday's for over 3 years now and I would also have to strongly dissagree with the previous reviews. Before I came to see Dr. Doubleday I had seen several other Dermatologists that were unable to improve my condition. Dr. Doubleday's diagnosis was quick, confident and followed by an immediate path to treatment. I appreciate that Dr. Doubleday explains how to use the medications that he prescribes. I never feel rushed or confused when i leave his office. I can confidently say that I have never before had the quality of care and treatment that Dr. Doubleday provides. I will certainly continue to vist Dr. Doubleday for all of my skincare needs and would highly recommend him to anyone.
09/22/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I left his office feeling upset because he refused to help me if I didn't want to get an injection. Said that he couldn't help me so I left there no better off. He didn't take the time to listen to my past experience with this treatment. He's a terribly arrogant doctor and I wasted $30 and an hour of my time. I will never recommend him to anyone. The worst doctor experience in my adult life. I've only heard of arrogant doctors like him.
08/04/2009Provided by Citysearch -
If you visit this physician pray that all goes smoothly, if you should question any of their practices he and his administrative staff will go out of their way to dehumanize and humility you instead of providing anything that resembles care. Recommendation: Seek out another dermatologist that behaves professionally and insists their support staff do the same.
01/28/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I went to see Dr. Doubleday as a new patient for a condition I have had for my entire life. I went to see him because I couldn't get into my regular doctor quickly and I didn't want my condition to get worse. I know exactly what procedure I need for my condition as I have tried everything in the world for this problem over the years and only one treatment works. Dr. Doubleday acted as if my condition was nothing and told me I should take vitamins (duh, if it was that easy why would I be here getting injections). He would not perform the procedure to the fullest extent. My treatment involves getting injections in multiple areas and when he only did one large area, I asked him to do the other area so it wouldn't get worse and he said ""No, I don't want to plus I already threw away the syringe"". I was in tears when I left his office. I can't believe that he was so arrogant, rude, unconcerned for my wellbeing, and obviously cheap if he couldn't open another syringe! To add insult to injury, my insurance has always paid for my injections in the past. Of course they aren't covering Dr. Doubleday's charges. I should have known since he told me the insurance didn't usually pay for the injections and I told him that they always have in the past. I received statements but hadn't paid them because I have been trying to figure out why the insurance isn't paying...well today I got a letter from a collection agency. This is ridiculous. The lady from the office called me once regarding payment and was very rude when I told her I was trying to figure out why the insurance hasn't paid since they always paid the other doctor's charges in the past. Unfortunately I don't think my problem was worth his time, maybe if I got Botox or some expensive cosmetic procedure then he would have been a nicer man. I will NEVER, NEVER, NEVER go back to him again or refer anyone I know to him (and I have friends with money who could afford his expensive cosmetic treatments).
04/08/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I was less than impressed with his bedside manner and knowledge. I knew exactly what the issue was, which is why I sought treatment in the first place, yet Dr. Doubleday didn't agree and because he was the doctor he wanted to do things his way. Well, lo and behold, it turned out I was right -- no surprise there -- so needless to say, it wasn't a great experience when I went to Dr. Doubleday to help and all he did was make the issue worse by ignoring it. Had he been proactive and taken my medical history into account, the results would have been much better.
04/05/2007Provided by Citysearch -
I went to see Dr. Doubleday with the referral of my mother, who had visited a few times. She had previously mentioned how she didn't like the staff, but continued to go anyway because of the excellence of Dr. Doubleday. My appointment was at 9AM, but it was not until 10AM that my name was called to just go into a room. As a new patient, I expected it to take longer... but not that long, especially at the beginning of the day. The ""office manager"" was extremely rude and looked my mother and I up and down as she was taking us to the room. She seemed really irritated about having to deal with us. Then she started asking me questions, which I had already answered on all the paperwork that I had filled out, which was right in front of her. She was not pleasant or apologetic about us having to wait so long.
When my mother asked how long the procedure would take, she snapped and rudely said something along the lines of ""Well I haven't even looked to see what you are having done today so I can't tell you!"" I must reiterate that this was said in a rude, almost condescending way. To sum it all up, my mother and I left before seeing the doctor, as we felt like they obviously didn't have it together enough to properly take care of us, and will be seeing another dermatologist that can get to us on time, or at the very least be polite and apologetic for being late.
I will say that the lady that worked the front desk who checked us in was extremely polite, but the lady who called herself the office manager was unprofessional and has no clue what customer service is. I am sorry that this lady is in charge, she does not to justice to Dr. Doubleday.