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jameshutch's Review of: Dr. daryl) hodgkinson

Rating: 2.91 (out of 10)
Review Date:
October 23, 2011, 3:31 am


DOCTOR INFORMATION
Doctor Name:   Dr. daryl) hodgkinson (My Profile)
City:
Double Bay
State:   (*)
Country:   Australia
PATIENT INFORMATION
Reviewer:   jameshutch (Contact Me)
View My Before/After Photo Album(s):   None available
Did you get any procedure(s) done by this doctor?   No
Date of your procedure(s):   November 30, -0001
Procedure(s) I had done:   None
MY PERSONAL REVIEW
 

 

Hi, I would firstly like to thanks the people who have reviewed this doctor, and just say that I went to him for a consultation but did not pursue surgery. I think you can tell a lot about a doctor following a consultation with them, and after reading the other reviews here, I think I was correct.
I had a previous surgery involving a fat graft to my cheeks. Unfortunately I was unlucky, and experienced a very rare complication, where the doctor had injected into an artery in my cheek that blocked blood supply to my nose resulting in some tissue damage. I went to see Dr Hodgkinson to consult about repairing this after a very traumatic experience. He was extremely rude and lacked all empathy and compassion. When I told him about the complication, he first looked at me like I was making it up. It wasn't till I showed him the photos from the complication that he actually started listening to what I was saying. Then he looked at some photos of me before the operation and started saying how much worse I looked after having the operation, which is not something I needed to hear at the time. He also tried to recommend some additional operations to me, like adding more fat grafts.
After my experience in the consultation there was no way I was going to have surgery with him, but I am glad I made that choice after reading the reviews here. You need a doctor who will be completely honest with you, and will look for the right solution for you, not get as much money from you as possible. Further you need a doctor who cares about their patients, which clearly Dr Hodgkinson doesn't. If you ever have a complication, that last part will be very important.
 
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