This is my first post on a blog & there will be many. I am here to expose doctors who have been cheating and thus taking advantage of their profession to earn some extra bucks.
Sunita Tandulwadkar, is quite a good (probably only in books) name in the field of IVF in Pune. She has a team of immature doctors who need spoon feeding from her.
She, the senior doctor, among these bunch of doctors doesn' t know how to talk to patient & their relatives who have just gone through the worst treatment of IVF in their hospital.
We know at least 6 couples who went through IVF at Ruby Hospital under Dr Tandulwadkar' s consultation and not just a single case of success other than just one or two cases whose gratitude letters are pasted on her wall.Other than those,there is no database of successful cases for reference purpose for new patients who want to hear first hand experiences of successful IVF stories.
She is very commercial. She asks people to go to Pune hospital if they are coming to Ruby Hall Clinic so that she can run her business smoothly as Pune hospital is more a charitable trust hospital and the receipts also are pretty much the same. She gives a receipt of Pune Hospital which has her clinic address and does not give a break up of the bill amount. The bill says \" Received with Thanks From XYZ \" cash of XYZ rupees and nothing more than that. No description of the diagnosis, treatment given or injection/medicine' s names etc.
If you would ask them, we need break up or a proper authorised bill for the huge payments we are making (which goes upto Rs.80,000-90,000 other than Rs 55,000 for rest of the procedures exclusive of medication costs)etc, they will say \" it is like that only & go and talk to m' am if you have any objections .And none of the patients can object to it, as ,all people are looking forward to, is a successful pregnancy and dont want to spoil relations with the chief consultant as after all,everything is in their hands. Patient puts her entire trust into the doctor and doesnot question anything that she does.
Your first visit and she will suggest you IUI. Your second visit and she will suggest IVF. And if you ask them that you want to try on your own and just need her assistance in conceiving naturally, and if you come to them later, she will get irritated, even talk uncorteously.
Her receiptionist, Sheila, is equally unprofessional.She doesnot know how to talk to the patients . It seems these guys have not been told how to be empathetic to patients who are already worried or even devastated in some cases with not being able to become parents and come to them for help.
My wife called them up the next day of IVF as she experienced some unexpected bleeding (which should never happen ideally). She called up one of her doctor and they said their madam is busy and after an hour she calls up and says nothing to worry.Just relax as its normal in some cases.No medication was given to her. We were really worried at the response and when she kept trying calling her doctor, nobody picked up the whole day. Then, I tried calling all the doctor' s and even same happened with me. Later, I called them directly on the landline through reception and finally I was able to talk with Mrs Sunita Tandulwadkar. What an irrational response that was. Since, by that time she had known that things have gone beyond hands, she spoke in a loud voice and tried to dominate the conversation.
Finally,she said i am increasing your wife' s medicine dosage as she needs more medicinal support.After the increased dose,although the bleeding stopped ,but,by that time we had already lost the precious embryos (imagine-just on the 2nd day of embryo transfer we had lost the embryo already).All the time,patience,efforts and money down the drain.Resultingly,the pregnancy report was negative.
Post operative care was also pathetic.After embryo transfer (which was done in the operation theatre),she was left all alone in the O.T. with nobody to attend to her.She kept calling doctors for some assistance but nobody listened to her for about an hour.Finally,they came inside and asked her to walk back from O.T. to her recovery room.
When we went to see the doctor after the negative pregnancy report,she was not at all apologetic or concerned.She offered no explanation and just told us the alternatives available with us.When we tried to inquire more about the possibilities available and chances of further success,she literally showed us way out saying that \" I have more patients to see.\" .This was absolutely disgusting and unprofessional on part of a doctor who is next to God for unfortunate ones like us.
We regret going to her and wasting our time,energy,patience and hard earned money on her.
We would never recommend Dr Sunita Tandulwadkar to anybody.