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Before you take your child to see this lady- Dr Suzy Pope- do your homework on who she really is. Real name is Dr Soultana Chatzopoulos and she was involved in a lawsuit where a special needs child died.
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#714255 Review #714255 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Roanoke, Virginia
Reason of review
Poor customer service
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Grins On Green Bay Staff Review from Matawan, New Jersey

Dr pope needs to be transparent about lawsuit! An Autistic teen died! Just be up front with patients please!
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Thank you for the Info. She is obviously using another name because of the Law suit against her.

Yes, I see that she was Involved in this special needs child's death. How horrible ! I will be taking my child elsewhere.

The Fenanyl Patch should not be used on a child who is opiate intolerant. She should have known better.

This child died at the hands of this dentist not being diligent in her actions. Parents need to be aware of her history.

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#674229 Review #674229 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Matawan, New Jersey
Reason of review
Poor customer service
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Here is the link to the lawsuit article about this pediatric dentist! http://www.icare4autism.org/news/2009/10/simple-procedure-goes-fatally-wrong-for-teenager-with-autism/
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#640557 Review #640557 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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West Pasco, Washington
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Review in Dental Services category from London, London

OMG! Talk about false advertising... The doctor's real name as it appears on her license is Soultana Chatzopoulos and she was involved in a lawsuit over the death of an Autistic child in Seattle! Google this and it will all come up! Be wary of who you take your kids to! Always do a background check! Tried to warn people through yelp and they won't publish it. Obviously her marketing folks pay for advertising - money talks.
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#629542 Review #629542 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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London, England
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BE WARY- PROVIDER'S NAME IS NOT NAME ON LICENSE- WAS INVOLVED IN LAWSUIT

Provider goes by another name on license- has been involved in lawsuit where a teen died Nice doctor and staff but practice is really more conducive to a more affluent population. A Facebook special needs support communicated concerns about the lack of transparency in her advertising involving her real name on her license (for lookup purposes) and thus found links to the lawsuit she is named in as well as the news releases that told the story. Because of the lack of transparency, several parents are unwilling to try her office out. It’s too bad because she may be completely innocent in the findings but she isn’t giving parents a chance to make those decisions for themselves. Any bad outcomes in medicine or dentistry involving a special needs child are a red flag for any parent that has one. The more we are informed the more we will trust the provider, hospital, clinic, etc. Please see the following links for the name SOULTANA CHATZOPOULOS https://www.hipaaspace.com/Medical_Billing/Coding/National_Provider_Identifier/Codes/NPI_117471****.aspx http://www.drbicuspid.com/index.aspx?sec=log&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.drbicuspid.com%2findex.aspx%3fsec%3dsup%26sub%3dapm%26pag%3ddis%26ItemID%3d302921 Fentanyl patch blamed in autistic teen's death October 2, 2009 -- The mother of a 15-year-old boy who died from wearing a fentanyl patch prescribed after dental surgery is suing Seattle Children's Hospital and the two dentists who prescribed the drug. The hospital has accepted responsibility for the boy's death, calling it a "fatal medication error." But a thorough investigation concluded the tragedy was not the fault of any one individual, according to hospital officials. Michael P. Blankenship of King County, WA, was admitted to the dental clinic at Seattle Children's Hospital for a routine teeth extraction and cleaning procedure on March 9 of this year, according to a complaint filed in King County Superior Court. The attending physician and surgeon, Barbara Sheller, D.D.S., and her assistant, dental resident Soultana Chatzopoulos D.D.S., are also named in the lawsuit. After the surgery, Blankenship was prescribed a fentanyl patch for pain relief because he was autistic and could not tolerate pills or liquid medicines. He was given a 100-microgram patch, the highest dosage of fentanyl sold in patch form. Drs. Sheller and Chatzopoulos had never written or issued a prescription for a fentanyl patch and were unfamiliar with the proper dosage that should be prescribed to any patient, according to the complaint. They also were unaware of the potential contraindications -- notably, that the patch should only be given to opioid-tolerant patients, the complaint alleges. Blankenship was not opioid-tolerant, according to the complaint. The complaint faults Drs. Sheller and Chatzopoulos for ignoring or failing to inquire whether any of the contraindications for prescribing fentanyl existed when they prescribed the medication for Blankenship. The discharge nurse, hospital staff members, and the staff pharmacists also assured Blankenship's mother, Tammy Jarbo-Blankenship, that the patch and dosage were safe. She went ahead and applied it that evening, but found him unresponsive the next morning. Paramedics were called to resuscitate him, but their efforts failed. Blankenship's younger brother was present when his brother was declared dead, then carried out of the home in a body bag, according to the complaint. The King County medical examiner determined that the cause of death was from fetanyl and ketamine intoxication. The concomitant use of fentanyl and ketamine increases the risk of respiratory depression, hypotension, and profound sedation that could lead to death, according to the complaint. The dentists were either unaware of or ignored these risks when they prescribed fentanyl while ketamine was still in Blankenship's system from the surgery. Also, the amount of fentanyl in Blankenship's system at or near the time of death was 19.1 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL), a level considered toxic for a patient who is not opioid-tolerant. The complaint alleges that Seattle Children's Hospital and its doctors were negligent and reckless by failing to maintain and/or follow appropriate safeguards for the proper and accurate prescription of the powerful pain medication. "I cannot even begin to describe the pain and sorrow that I feel for the death of my dear son," Jarbo-Blankenship said in a prepared statement. "Michael's needless death has devastated my entire family, and has especially impacted my youngest boy who still refuses to live in our home where Michael was found dead. And knowing how egregious and preventable the mistake was just makes our grief and suffering that much more unbearable." David Fisher, M.D., medical director at Seattle Children's Hospital, said in a prepared statement that the hospital staff is "deeply sorry" for the family. "While this medication was prescribed and dispensed with the intention of providing the best care for the patient, in this case, both the delivery system and the dose were inappropriate," the hospital said in the statement. "Our detailed root cause analysis identified that this occurred because our processes failed at multiple points." As a result, the hospital has changed its policy on fentanyl patches. Hospital clinicians now need to get approval from pain medicine specialists before prescribing and administering fentanyl. Also, the hospital has added information to its medication database that highlights the indications and contraindications for using a fentanyl patch. Jarbo-Blankenship is seeking unspecified damages for wrongful death, severe grief, and emotional distress. Copyright © 2009 DrBicuspid.com
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WE tried to raise this alert on Yelp and Google and our posts keep getting taken down. She must have a really good SEO company paying for advertising with these companies because she is really trying to hide this information.

She just needs to be transparent about this.

Its very misleading to see all the perfect 5 star reviews and not one mention of this at all.

#956651

Yep- I heard this also- looked this up and it's true- there needs to be more transparency so we can protect our kids.

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#597914 Review #597914 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Chicago, Illinois
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Provider not transparent
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The doctor needs to be more transparent about whole name on license so that potential patients can look information up and make educated decisions

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