After three opinions, Dr Rex Moulton Barrett being one of them, I decided to go with another one. Rex Moulton Barrett scared me because he forgot things, that were on my new patient paperwork, that had been in his possession for months.
That were contra indicative to having surgery, and was ready to perform the surgery and we had even gotten to the pre-op appointment, when he realized that it was not good for me to have the surgery for 6-12 months.
This not only scared me but left me not feeling comfortable or capable in his hands.I went on to seek two other opinions and was relieved to find another doctor that I felt listened and paid more attention to me and took very good care of me and was attentive during the entire process and didn’t forget about anything or look over anything but instead treated me with respect and as an individual.
A dr should always be knowledgeable about their patient and up to date on who they are before and during their visit and never forget anything about them, if so, the patient is in major danger.
You are your best advocate when it comes to your health and if you feel something is wrong, go with your gut and don’t talk yourself out of it,
even if you have to go out of your way and drive further or get several 2nd, 3rd or even a 4th opinion.It’s worth it.Also, Alameda hospital is horrible and if your surgery is scheduled there, I personally would run, not walk and wish to be operated on at a real hospital with real and up to date equipment and staff.