Nightmare with Dr Illiana
I wanted to share my horrific experience with Dr Illiana as I really dont want any woman to waste her time with this person.
For those people who are used to hospitals in the UAE such as City, American, Medcare, Welcare etc you are in for a bit of a surprise once you get to Belhoul. The hospital is very dated. The gyni section at the hospital is more like a zoo with no organisation. It took a long time to get my file set up. Once this was done I sat to wait for Dr Illiana.
Anyway if your doctor is good the cosmetics of a hospital are not important. Unfortunately in my case the doctor was worse.
First of all I walked in to a very impersonal consultation in which there was Dr Illiana and an assistant Dr waiting to see me.
Secondly she has a thing for shouting and not letting anybody get a word in. Within the first few minutes of sitting in her office my head had started to hurt and all my questions were still unanswered as she wouldn't let me finish even one sentence. It started to feel like a battle..
Thirdly she was rude enough to comment on 'doctors in UK being useless' as she didnt believe I had PCOS as according to her its impossible to get pregnant with it. Shocking that a doctor of her expertise thinks women with PCOS can never get pregnant. So rather than consulting with me she started to attack my previous doctors and their diagnosis. As her background check continued she decided to also comment by saying 'your gland should have been removed the first time you had a bartholin cyst'. Again shocking. Every doctor will tell you that for those who suffer from bartholin cysts the doctors first diagnosis would be to let it heal on its own, then to do marsupulisation. The entire gland is only removed in extreme cases.
Believe it or not it actually gets worse. Next she did a scan to check the baby and asked me where I am in my pregnancy, I told her exactly 14 weeks 5 days of which I'm sure as I've been monitored throughout the cycle we got pregnant in. Her response is that 'thats impossible your 12 weeks pregnant and the baby's heartbeat is 110'. Obviously this worried us as it meant the baby had not developed since our last scan and that the heartbeat was also low. I tried to get dr Illiana's advise on this and she just kept shutting me down by saying 'whats your problem your young why are you so tense go home and relax'. So clearly not answering my question.
Worried and with a very bad headache from her shouting we left the consultation.
The next day I spoke with Medcare as I started to experience some sharp abdominal pains. Medcare was the other hospital on our list of choice. The doctor carefully listened to everything I had to say and said that featal developing being 2 weeks or more behind is definitely something they would want to check to make sure everything is ok. She asked me to come in so I went in today.
Ladies, baby is measuring right on schedule in fact two days ahead with a 156 heartbeat. I have no idea how Dr Illiana has got her licence and i strongly advise you to not waste your time. I will be filing a complaint about her to her superiors. She is rude, loud and clearly does not have the medical expertise.
Im so relieved to have Medcare Hospital covered under my insurance. This will definitely be the place I deliver.