Dr. Downs is a good doctor and seems to be a great person! I am very satisfied with the surgical procedure.
But, after our initial meeting, I only briefly saw him before I was put under for surgery. During my 1st visit after surgery, even after asking to see Dr. Downs, I still did not get a chance to meet with him to ask the questions I wanted and to thank him.
I understand the doctor is very busy and has many patients, but it should be protocol for any doctor to visit with their patient at least once at the initial after surgery appointment.
I have had 4 surgeries and even the military doctors who you would never expect to see again visited the first time after surgery. The specialty doctor who did my last surgery had his own practice as well as other places similar to Dr. Downs and he made the effort to see me at EVERY appointment after my surgery.
Now, I don't expect that, but AT LEAST the first meeting should be standard, it at least extends the courtesy that every patient is very important.
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