Dr. Patrick M Tibbles MD

  • Emergency Medicine

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10 patient ratings,
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  • Highly Dissatisfied
    70%
  • Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
  • Wait Time 33.8 minutes
  • Promptness
  • Friendly Staff
  • Bedside Manner
  • Easy Appointments
  • Spends Time With Patients
  • Appropriate Followup

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1.0 June 22nd, 2016
He was one of the rudest doctors i have ever dealt with. He misdiagnosed me once, so the second time when i encountered him, i asked for a different doctor. He told me i could not be seen by one of the other 2 doctors working that evening and that i would have to wait 6 hours until the shift change if i wanted a different doctor, then left the room. The second time he came into my room, i was in the middle of an allergic reaction to a drug, and ignoring that, he asked if i was ready for him to be my doctor. I again asked for a different doctor and he told me rather rudely that he was going to put me into the hallway so a patient who "wanted my care" could have the room. He then canceled all of my orders for tests and had me moved into a curtained area. Awhile later, after a nurse change, the new nurse asked what i wanted to do. I was writhing in pain, and she told me i could not have a different doctor (there were 3 on that night in the ER) and that if i wanted treatment, i needed to be seen by him. I grudgingly consented and they proceeded to dope me up with so much Ativan (3 doses in a 4-hour time span) that i wasn't even aware of the doctor's examination, much less anything else that happened during my time in the ER. I got my diagnosis (which was partially correct this time) and then he proceeded to give me a medication I was allergic to, which i promptly vomited in the ER. What a nightmare that night was. I strongly do NOT recommend this doctor. He was rude, arrogant, and punitive because i didn't want his care (by doping me up with high doses of sedative and then giving me a medication i was allergic to).
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1.0 January 9th, 2015
Wait time
5 minutes
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
Spends Time with Patients
Appropriate Follow-up

Negative Comments

Having a doctor yell at you while you are doubled over in pain is not exactly what i would call good bed side manner. He basically told me all i wanted was drugs and that there was nothing wrong with me. I left crying, and he told me he would keep me "in his thoughts"
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1.0 October 17th, 2013
Canadian Man on Disability abused & misdiagnosed by Dr. Tibbles
Wait time
60 minutes
"36 hours of lies and hell."
Easy Appointment
Promptness
Friendly Staff
Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
Spends Time with Patients
Appropriate Follow-up

Positive Comments

absolutely nothing positive

Negative Comments

Driving on our way back from Florida to home in Canada my husband ran out of his prescribed pain medication for a chronic condition and went into withdrawels, which can be life threatening, so went to emergency to get 3 pills to get us home. We gave our Doctor's phone and address information and no one called him for over 24 hours. When I called the ER nurse responsible for contacting patient's doctors, she said she didn't have time to deal with trash like us. Dr. Tibbles automatically classified us as "drug seekers" and told me his symptoms weren't from withdrawel from his prescribed meds, and then ran $7,000 of tests. The staff physically abused him, and when he tried to get them to stop, they labelled him psychotic and sent him to the police pschiatric jail and told me I could contest this by going to court with $250.00, which we didn't have left for the trip. At the psych jail they couldn't figure out why he was sent there until I mentioned Dr Tibbles name, at which point they said they'd had problems with him. The psychiatrist at the police lock up apologised and prescribed the three pills we needed. Our doctor's fax never would have been found except a nice police officer went from desk to desk at the ER and found it had been sitting on an ER desk for over 24 hours.

General Comments

After running ovefr $7,000 MRI"s and other unnessarly tests claiming my husband's symptoms weren't from withdrawel from his pain meds, when we went to a Canadian emergency immediately upon arriving home, it turned out his withdrawel severity was compounded by double pneaumonia....7 grand and no one listened to his chest or took his temperature...but 2 orderlies and a nurse did do an enema forcibly on him the first time I left the room to call our Canadian doctor. At one point another patient asked what was wrong with my husband and Dr. Tibbles replied "nothing, just the usual Friday night garbage we get in every week". We never paid the bill and because no South Dakota lawyers will sue the hospital unless you give them $50,000 up front, Dr. Tibbles is still there....!!
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