Non responsive Cardiology office staff to an urgent request.

Still nor response from the cardiology office.Great doctor, terrible office management.Go somewhere else like BJC.
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#3051427 Review #3051427 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Saint Louis, Missouri

Non responsive Cardiology office staff to an urgent request.

I needed to obtain an urgent approval from my Cardiologist to another surgeon for a minor surgery that was going to ease me from some significant pain. Although the cardiologist is excellent, his office staff is severely lacking in customer service skills. My request to their office provided the surgery date which was occurring in 5 business days. I attempted to find out if the staff could turnaround that request expeditiously. The frontline customer service rep (Monique) who I needed to engage with was discounting and condescending and informed me that their office could not provide me an ETA other than that the physician had 10-15 days to respond according to SSM policy. Monique would not allow me to talk to a nurse and had no concern that I would likely need to reschedule my surgery and thus extend my time in dealing with the pain. She did not care, she provided automaton-like responses. I had to move out my surgery and hope they respond in time to my next scheduled surgery--moved one week later. I am moving to a new cardiologist and staff who place patient health first over office paper pushing policy. This is "health care?"

User's recommendation: Find good doctors AND good office staff if you want to successfully advocate for your own health.

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#3030586 Review #3030586 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

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I received a notification from a collection agency for a bill that apparently was unpaid. In 17 years of being a patient of SSM I have never had an unpaid bill. The reason Im so angry about it is because I got no email or even phone call about it! They could have notified me!
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#2984549 Review #2984549 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Location
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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