Edward R Cohen, DPM practices as a Podiatrist in GULFPORT, MS.
ServicesEdward R Cohen, DPM provides podiatry in GULFPORT, MS at 12056 MOBILE AVE, GULFPORT, MS 39501. Podiatrists are able to treat conditions and disorders of the foot, ankle and lower leg. A Podiatrist may treat bunions, calluses, ingrown toenails, heel spurs or foot deformities.
To determine if Edward R Cohen, DPM can help you, please call the GULFPORT, MS office at (228) 832-4475 for more information.
OMG! Never again. I really DONOT understand how this person can get any good reviews from any patient. I feel he has his family or same staff give him a good review. I needed bunion /hammertoe surgery. They did not explain that he only uses topical anesthesia not general for something as a bunion removal or hammertoe where. He has to break toes or insert wires . Well he injected my foot fifteen times trying to get it numb. Fifteen times...I finally asked him to stop. He wanted to continue asking me if he can at least do the hammertoe. My foot was bleeding from all the injections. No one explained the procedure to me and when I tried getting a staff to explain he interrupted he and injected me with lidocaine. I have problems with a anesthetics which I tried to explain that they DONOT work as well as with other patients and he just kept injecting until I stopped him. There was no running water in his office , I did not realize this until his wife walked into where my procedure was to take place and started talking about the problem with some staff. They had not paid bill and water was turned off. That's when I realized that Dr. Had given me antibiotics which he handed to me not in a cup but holding them in hands without washing his hands. Lord have mercy on those patients that schedule visits. They have no regards for HiPPA privacy laws. Patients diagnosis are discussed in front of other patients. Sutures are removed with patients sitting next to each other. He does not look at you directly to discuss anything regarding treatment. He swabs area of foot with one swab of cotton with alcohol , instead of cleaning whole foot with betadine solution for an open surgery procedure. His office has no computer, everything is outdated. He tells you how much you have to pay him before surgery is performed in front office waiting area. Complete disregard for patients security and surgical procedure. I DONOT understand why his office hasn't been closed for malpractice.
My appointment with Dr. Cohen was scheduled for 4 o'clock. When I checked in there were no less than 20 people in the waiting room. Keep in mind, also, that there is only one doctor in the facility. Firstly, I was frustrated because they were unable to find my referral. I had it faxed to their office 2 weeks prior, and confirmed that it was there. The receptionist made a phone call to the back area where insurance is processed. The office said that they didn't have it. They sent a tech back to check again. When he returned he told me that it was not there. One final tech went back and returned with the referral...20 minutes later. Throughout this time, all of the techs were yelling to eachother across the lobby about the condition of each of the patients that were currently being taken care of. As a hospital employee myself, I knew that this was absolutely a HIPAA violation. When I was finally called back (one and a half hours later) I was taken into a room with another patient. Our exam chairs were facing each other, and there was no partition in between. She and I both had our symptoms, diagnosis and treatment discussed in front of each other, again, with no regard to HIPAA regulations. I received x-rays from a tech who was CLEARLY not qualified for the job. I am an x-ray tech, myself, and I know that the images he took were not standard x-ray images. He also practiced improper technique when making his exposures. I was given steroid injections, even though I refused them. I first asked if the injection was going to be safe as I am still breastfeeding. He was unsure, so he looked it up on his phone. When he was unable to find a satisfactory answer, he continued to draw up the steroid anyway. The tech in the room at the moment and I both said that it probably wasn't necessary, and that I would try the orthotics and sleeping boots they had given me and that we could re-assess at the next appointment. He proceeded to inject me anyway. As he was preparing for the other foot, I told him that I did not want the injection, and he obliged temporarily, but ultimately injected me anyway. I was also later informed that the wait had been so long because, in an attempt to make up fir the holidays that week, Dr. Cohen scheduled 40 patients betweek 2:30 and 6:00 that evening. This clinic is absolutely unprofessional and I would NOT recommend it.
They've never dismissed any of my concerns as unimportant, and take every concern of mine very seriously. They were easy to reach in an emergency. When I called they answered right away and I was so relieved to hear a friendly voice. They answered my questions and spent a lot of time with me. I didn't feel like they were trying to rush my appointment at all. They make sure to treat all their clients equally and without favoritism. I've always hated it when I've seen favoritism going on at other places I've visited. It's nice that it doesn't happen here. I felt very safe in their care. I definitely trust them.
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