Rating Feedback for Dr. Tashman (2508965)
In the spirit of full disclosure, this the first time I have felt a need to respond to negative reviews at this site. I am generally a receptive and easygoing person and figure that most intelligent readers at this site can tell the truth from exaggeration. It's just that I find these particular comments so damning and over-the-top as to scare potential patients from considering my practice.
The anonymous nature of the 12/22/12 posting make it impossible for me to address the alleged verbal exchanges in this pregnancy. But I do take such accusations seriously, indeed personally, and I am deeply hurt by them.
I have lost sleep trying to figure out how any real patient of mine could paint such a picture of my solo practice.
Generically, let me say that I follow and support the recent initiatives by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to prevent elective deliveries(vaginally or cesarean)prior to 39 weeks If I wrestle with couples at all it is to use such inductions only when I fear a less than optimal outcome by waiting(e.g.-for patients with diabetes, high blood pressure, fetal failure to thrive. . . and the like). My office manager, Jenny, has tired of hearing me dissuade expectant parents of even considering an inappropriate induction. I would never jeopardize the well-being of mother or child(this is a "no brainer" from a practical, professional, liability and, most importantly, a personal stand point). I couldn't live with myself if I didn't do my best! I believe the record bears this out.
Of this, I am proud but not boastful. I don't claim to be perfect-I have been known to sigh audibly on the phone at 3 am when awakened by a patient who wants a prescription called in but leaves me on hold while she retrieves the pharmacy phone number!
OKAY, GLAD I GOT THAT OFF MY CHEST-I FEEL MUCH BETTER NOW.
Rather than attempt to address every component of the writer's negative comments, I invite you to read the contributions of the vast number of patients who "get it".
If interested in my practice I suggest you try an introductory visit(often for the price of a co-pay). I believe you will find us a good match for any couple desiring an interactive relationship with an obstetrician. Of course, you are always free to keep searching--no hard feelings, REALLY!
Hunter S Tashman