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suzettep's Review of: Dr. Mack Cheney

Rating: 2.00 (out of 10)
Review Date:
December 20, 2013, 9:55 am


DOCTOR INFORMATION
Doctor Name:   Dr. Mack Cheney (My Profile)
City:
Boston
State:   Massachusetts (MA)
Country:   United States
PATIENT INFORMATION
Reviewer:   suzettep (Contact Me)
View My Before/After Photo Album(s):   None available
Did you get any procedure(s) done by this doctor?   Yes
Date of your procedure(s):   October 20, 2002
Procedure(s) I had done:   None
MY PERSONAL REVIEW
 

 

I had surgery from this doctor. I went in for fixing up health issues that involved poor breathing problems from an acquired nasal deformity.
The doctor didn't take time to discuss with me any of the aesthetics. I trusted that he didn't do this with me because he "knew" what he was doing, plus I was there to fix my breathing and nothing else. I had a diagnosed sleep apnea from an earlier problem.
Insurance was covering this operation because it was solely for breathing, even so, I would have consider finding some funding for cosmetic work if necessary.

I went in for the surgery.

I came out initially with better breathing.

But after a few weeks my breathing got bad again and I was left with the same problem.

I hardly could breathe out of my nose AND my nose became very ugly, aesthetically as the nose "settled into shape" after healing.

I had to go again and get my nose REOPERATED ON.

I had to pay extra expense for this and find a different doctor. In addition, I had to go through the same process again.

If Mack Cheney had kept his hands to himself, stopped working on patients then, I would NEVER HAVE HAD TO HAVE REDONE THIS OPERATION.

AND I WOULD NEVER HAD HAD TO HAVE THE BAD OPERATION IN 2002 by him - exposing me to unnecessary general anaesthesis, etc.

Very frustrating but even more so, who knows what could have been caused by that operation and maybe I'm lucky that the guy didn't slip during the operation and I'd be even worse off.

Could it have been possible for this doctor to have known he might have had a problem and quit working and saved some patients from more problems?

The problem I saw back then was that he didn't fix my nose properly as he STATED HE WOULD. I believe he's no longer practicing and his record has a sanction against him or a removal of his license. I do not know for sure, but this is what I think I read on the medical boards.

There is also info on him regarding alcholism, so I sure feel I was lucky to have gotten out as I did!

Even so I believe he's teaching at a university now. Great huh?

Do lousy work = get your license suspended = still get a great job with great pay
 
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Medical Skills, Techniques & Knowledge:
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Does your doctor have good knowledge of techniques?
Were you well informed by the doctor?
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Accessibility:
Was doctor accessible and helpful during pre-op and post-op?
Is there good after business hours support?
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Personality:
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Did the doctor take time to listen to your needs?
Did you feel rushed when trying to talk?
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Does the doctor love being a doctor?
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Office & Support Staff, Nurses:
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Price:
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Office & Surgical Facility:
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Is the office comfortable and the décor aesthetically pleasing?
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