Dr Purifoy is ok as a doctor, although somewhat arrogent. His staff is another matter. There is a nurse named Brenda that is rude, hateful and downright mean to patients. The worse thing about this is that she is allowed to get away with it. I have had her argue with a doctor's orders and insist that she give medication "her" way because that's what she's always done. I can't believe Dr. Purify keeps her on staff. Speaks to his ethics. The best thing about this practice is the PA, Mona. She is great.
They made sure every single question I had was answered, and are always available if I think of any more questions I want answered. They've never been late to any of my appointments. I've even showed up early sometimes and they've always been ready and prepared. They had quite a few interesting magazines, which made my time in the waiting room go by much faster. The waiting area here is extremely spacious. There is never overcrowding and everything is spaced appropriately. I've been other places that left me unattended for quite awhile, but not here. They would never leave me unattended and they always go the extra mile to make me feel cared for.
We found his manner to be condescending, rushed and actually just a little arrogant. He appeared very rushed and spent 12 minutes with us.
We had X-rays taken for which we received the results via telephone (no real problem)and at that time we were told he wanted to discuss continued treatment and scheduled another appointment.
Upon arriving he gave us the X-ray report which had found something on my wife’s lung and wanted to know if we wanted to have more tests done. His exact words was "get back to me with your decision". Total time this visit was 45 minutes waiting and less than 5 with him. We had wanted to make him our primary care doctor but he never discussed my wife's other issues at all!
For this visit he charged us $75 of which I have to pay $20. I went home and looked up on the internet additional information to understand what he didn’t/couldn’t tell us. I don't think it is ethical to charge an office visit to deliver results we already had on the expectation we had to have more tests "if we wanted to" with little to no advice from him. We didn't get any "value" but paid a premium price!
Soon thereafter my wife developed more pain and that convinced us to find another doctor. Our new doctor had X-rays taken which showed 2 broken ribs! He spent 40 minutes on our first visit to make sure he understood all our questions and explained a course of treatment.
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