N/G. I was hopeful & excited about Dr. Beata Danek after reading good reviews here. I was still hopeful and excited after waiting 25 minutes just to give a medical history to a ESL staffer who seemed to not understand 90% of what I said. I then sat and waited almost 2 hours in an exam room – still hopeful and excited – listening to multiple patients being taking care of in other rooms. Not just double booked – this place was quadruple booked. Never a good sign.
When the doctor finally came in, she was rushed, rude & talked over top of me while supposedly (again) taking my medical history. She was dismissive, patronizing and nasty about anything I said regarding my health history, family history – questioned everything in the most degrading way – my condition, even the way my father died – as if I were lying? It was positively bizarre,
When I suggested that maybe we were having a communication problem she decided that I was ‘insulting’ her – and I honestly was not – she did speak English fairly well, but it seemed like perhaps she couldn’t understand what I was saying as she was attacking & misinterpreting every single answer I gave.
Tho honestly – I am not sure how she could really hear anything I was saying as she was typing away, looking at her computer screen – and was very hurried, annoyed, busy, talking over me – steamrolling over everything I was saying – and then scoffing at everything I said.
It was exhausting, frustrating & frightening -She had me in tears, shaking and almost in crisis right there in the exam room after her “doctoring”.. which frankly wouldn’t have passed muster in a prison camp! and the exam? Aside from yelling at me and arguing with me — she poked at my ears, my mouth, pushed my arms down, and felt my stomach, I’ve had more of an exam from my hairdresser.
Offered me flu shots, a mammogram and anti-depressants?? I mean – hey fine – but I can get ALL of that stuff at those Walgreens clinics. I thought I was visiting an actual doctor? I am sure she felt I ‘wasn’t a good patient’ – because I questioned some of the absolutely bizarre things she was saying regarding my conditions –
but I have no desire to have “SHE WAS A GOOD PATIENT” engraved on my headstone after some clued out rushed doctor kills me with incorrect treatment!
As a patient and as a paying customer, one that has just wasted many many hours out of my own working day to be there, losing a days pay – to see a DOCTOR for HELP – I absolutely have the right to ask questions about medical treatment options I am being given. And especially when what I am hearing
a) makes no sense b) could endanger my life.
In my opinion this is simply =not= a good doctor, maybe at one point she was – but now? It is VERY apparent she is just trying to get you the heck OUT of her office if you have any real problems – especially if you are EEEk an HMO patient – she just wants to refer away (is she getting kickbacks?) and focus on her more profitable cosmetic surgery stuff – and here’s the rub – she’s doling out Botox?? And doesn’t know what Myasthenia Gravis is??? Be afraid.
Overbooked, rude, unprofessional, and terrible communicator – listed as a family practice doctor but primarily is selling plastic surgery and botox out of a dingy office – is obviously only taking in and triple booking HMO family practice patients to try and make a buck from the volume – is NOT interested in actually ‘caring’ for someone beyond getting them in & out.Cannot recommend. life is too precious.There are plenty of great doctors in the Chicago area, this is NOT one of them.