J.l. L. on Yellow Pages
2 years ago
06/27/2018, 01:07 AM
I do not recommend Dr. Kevin L. Gardner. He is my mom’s primary care physician, unfortunately. Dr. Gardner gave her a preliminary diagnosis. We were able to get her to see a Neurologist who recommended further tests with a Neuropsychologist. The tests determined a different diagnosis that was different than what Dr. Gardner found. The new diagnosis gives her a lot more time to live, and the Neuropsychologist’s recommendations for treatment will help her cope with the illness. The test results were sent to Dr. Gardner’s office, but he will not follow through with the Neuropsychologist’s and Neurologist’s recommendations for treatment. Dr. Gardner refuses to cooperate with family members—even with the proper legal paper work (Power of Attorney, Advance Healthcare Directive)—who just want to help their mom and sister get the best treatment for her illness. Dr. Gardner feeds her more and more pills to treat symptoms, instead of working with her to develop a treatment plan.
In a separate instance, when my mom went to see him, he didn’t test for anything; he only told her to wait it out. As the weeks went by, the condition got worse, so we took my mom to another doctor who actually did do some tests. Because of Dr. Gardner’s laziness and neglect, my mom was bed-ridden for three weeks because the condition was so bad.
His actions, or lack thereof, in respect to these two incidences, and among others, are indicative of a physician that has grown lazy and negligent in his 20+ years of practice. He has no follow-up skills. Because of my mom’s neurological condition and mental state, she can’t understand reason or logic, so we can’t persuade her to change doctors. Unfortunately, she will only listen to him and no one else. But to those of you who can understand reason and logic, do not have Dr. Gardner as your primary care physician.