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.
I went to see Dr. Cohen because he is only one close to where I live. Overbooked was an understatement, disorganized, the office was dirty, the staff looked like they picked their clothes up out of the floor and put them on, HE looked unkept. The only person who looked professional was the black tech. He was professional, friendly and spoke. The receptionist was late, I was a new patient and had to ask for my own new patient paper work.
Dr. Cohen did not wash his hands between rooms, I watched as he rushed between them. If my toe was not injured as bad as it was, I would have ran... When I finally was seen, I asked my husband to make sure he put gloves on. HE did not listen to me, he treated me for an ingrown nail not an injury, the tech had to go back and get him and I had to get stern with him about what I wanted done.
I did not go back for follow-up. I work for physicians, had my own NP look at it.
My main reason for writing this review is that I was completely confused when I left Dr. Cohen's office. I just felt uneasy so I decided to spend some time, after the appointment, doing the research I should have done before I went to see him. Even then, I would have been confused as there are great comments and really bad ones. HMMM ??
Here is my experience; The place was too really over booked. I sat there wondering how one Doctor could see all of these people since my scheduled time was at 4:00. When I left at 5:45 there was still a crowded waiting room. The staff is not properly trained. I think most of them are family. One member in particular was a young kid around 20 years old who was supposed to do a Ultra Sound. He set up a portable unit that the Dr. carries from office to office and then told me he wasn't really sure how to do it. I asked how long he had been working there and he said about six months. He was around 19 years old with NO training. He did tell me that the ultra sound would tell the Doctor where to inject medicine and how much. Really? And you are leaving this to an untrained 19 year old who doesn't like his job?
Dr. came in and with no explanation as to what the problem is, the method for correction or what would be injected and gave me several shots. Now I'm the idiot who did not ask more questions. So bad on me. Now I realize how stupid I was. No gloves. No hand washing. No explanation. The crazy thing is I woke up today feeling better but I just can't shake the uneasy feeling and will have to look for another Dr.
My best guess is that they see tons of patients and bill lots to the insurance companies. The office is packed, very dated and not clean. The staff all seemed new or newer. He may be the best Dr. ever but I can't ignore the warning signs so I wont be going back.
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.
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