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Dr. William Boothe

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Plano, Texas



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Boothe Eye Care And Laser Center
3900 West 15th Street
Plano, TX 75075

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I am going to set the record straight on this website and talk about my experience with Dr. Boothe.  I am doing this because I find lots of the negative comments here to be either misleading or fundamentally dishonest.

At my initial consultation, the wait time was no more than what I expected for a doctor's office and it is true that I was shuffled from room to room quite often.  The reason was simple: they had lots of tests to run and the equipment was in a number of different rooms.  I didn't notice the 'cattle call' mentality that some complain of.   His staff was courteous and professional.  I will say I thought that the person I talked to - who I took to be a sales guy - was slightly more pushy than I would have liked.  He seemed offended that I didn't want to schedule the surgery for later that week.  I, however, was not offended by his pitch.  His job was obviously in sales and he did his job well.  People need to remember they are getting a consult for elective surgery.  They need to expect that someone will try to close them during that initial consult.  It's good business.

The day of the surgery I was in a different waiting room, but it did not have the desolate conditions described in the other reviews.  There were lots of chairs, but they were comfortable.  There was a television and plenty of magazines.  Everything was started and was completed in the amount of time I expected from a doctor.  In other words, I was out a little later than I thought I would be, but I was not inconvenienced in any way (the delay was less than 10 minutes).  The stories about people being fired in the middle of surgery, at Dr. Boothe using profanity, or of Dr. Boothe treating his staff poorly also appear untrue.  I witnessed absolutely none of this behavior.  Dr. Boothe stuck me as an individual who ran a tight ship in his office - and that is exactly the way an office like this needs to be operated.

I was quite scared at my followup the day after surgery because I couldn't see well.  I did not see Dr. Boothe at first, but I did see a an opthalmologist.  He was a doctor and clearly knew what he was doing.  However, when he thought my eyes were a bit too swollen, he had me see Dr. Boothe immediately (I did not even ask to see Dr. Boothe - it was done automatically).  Dr. Boothe put my fears to rest and told me that the amount of swelling was causing the problem and to be patient.  Things cleared up greatly within 72 hours of the surgery.  I went back a few days later and things were much improved.  I didn't even need to see Dr. Boothe that day, but exchanged pleasantries with him in the hallway, and he actually took an interest in me and wanted to see how things were progressing.  The same day I had a shotgun match - my first after IntraLasik - and I won.  It was great being able to shoot using only protective shooting glasses (rather than the perscription lens I had to wear previously to see my target).

As far as the comments on his personality, I will say this.  He has the personality of a doctor.  People should not go into this office or any other doctor's office expecting to meet someone like Jay Leno.  I don't think Dr. Boothe would make a very good lawyer or game show host, but he is certainly an outstanding eye doctor.  I don't regret going to him and would definately go back.  I do not believe the negative reviews on this website tell the full story or provide an accurate portrayal of Dr. Boothe or his practice.


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Comments by cootiequeen on 01/16/11, 7:57 pm

Jason...i believe you are lying and being paid to write this.  The place is filthy and the chairs are old and torn and there  are boxes and supplies are all over the floor. 


Comments by RyansMom on 03/12/11, 8:42 pm

Jason,
People just don't make this stuff up.  I happen to be one of those people that has been through it too.  Did you get yours for free?  If you had a smooth experience..CONGRATULATIONS~You are still a young man.  Lets see how long your good results last. 


Comments by TxRph on 03/16/11, 1:59 pm

Sorry Jason, but I had my original procedure done at a real opthamologist in another city and state. It was like a NORMAL office.  It was where I went for my regular eye exams, but my doctor didn't perform LASIK, so I saw one of the other doctors in the office.

The office was clean, had nice furniture and decor. Like you expect in an MD's office. I was brought back saw the MD. HE did a complete exam and told me my options.  I then went and saw the lady who always took my copays like any other visit. She told me my cost options. If I paid cash it was less or I could finance it. There was NO pressure and I was NEVER told these prices are good for this week only!!

The day of my procedure I went to his surgery center on the 1st floor of the same medical office building. (Oh, it was a medical building attached to a hospital...like the towers at Baylor Downtown Dallas).  I took the valium tablet that I was given and told to relax in the waiting area.  It was a nice office just like the other one.  When it was my turn for the procedure I was walked into a room with a SINGLE TABLE. I was the only patient in there. He did the procedure. The nurses gave me all my followup instructions and emergency call number. ALL of my follow up visits were in their regular office just like if I were going for a regular check up, new contacts, glasses etc. IT WAS LIKE A DOCTORS OFFICE!!!

If I have eye touble now or need to have my regular eye exam for glaucoma, etc do I go see Dr. Boothe? They have never contacted me since I left the office for my final lasik check up.  That was in 2009....it is now 2011.

I did go see another doctor in September 2010 just to have my eyes tested to see if I had the correct vision. My 'reading' eye is perfect. My 'distance' eye could be better. The new MD prescribed a contact for me to wear on my 'reading' eye so I could have vision so I can drive at night.

This other opthamologist didn't even ask who performed my LASIK. They knew right off the bat if I had questions about the sucess of my surgery which MD I had seen.  So, even his peers know he's a quack.  This md did give me a name of a doctor that could reverse my Monovision...the only MD that my doctor said he/she would allow to perform surgery on them.

Dr Boothe:

Professional? NO
Bedside manner? NONE
Regular long term care? NO
Cattle call? YES


If you want to be the only patient in the room and feel like you are getting personal service----find someone else.  If you don't have a regular opthamologist get one. Have your eyes examined by an MD that doesn't perform LASIK., so you know your correction needs and you get good advice from someone that doesn't have a ve$ted intere$t in your care.

There are good ones at the new Methodist Medical building on Beckley...check them out...make sure they DON'T do lasik.

Good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 


Comments by TxRph on 03/16/11, 2:27 pm

Jason,

After re-reading your post this part caught my attention:

'I will say I thought that the person I talked to - who I took to be a sales guy - was slightly more pushy than I would have liked.  He seemed offended that I didn't want to schedule the surgery for later that week.  I, however, was not offended by his pitch.  His job was obviously in sales and he did his job well.  People need to remember they are getting a consult for elective surgery.  They need to expect that someone will try to close them during that initial consult.  It's good business.'

You admit he was pushy - a sales guy - he was offended you wouldn't signup right away.

Sorry, but I am NOT buying a car...which is also elective.  I had back issues for many years. I was referred to The Copes Clinic which did non-invasive correction for scoliosis and other spinal pain issues. In the office I saw 4 different people and in the end they all came in the room and tried to tell me how much they could help. It was a sales pitch...and I didn't bite. Here is a nice link for that Quack... http://www.scoliosis-support.org/archive/index.php?t-7133.html

You shouldn't expect a 'sales pitch' for ANY medical procedure...elective or not. 

Are you a car salesman?



Comments by ster on 04/26/11, 12:32 pm


I completely agree with these comments.  A medical office should NEVER pressure patients to have a procedure done for the sake of making sales.  Never.  That is so unethical.  Yet, this is exactly how Dr. Boothe's office is run.  I spent $150 for a consultation and it was horrific.  People are right when they say it is a cattle call.  I was given tests in the hallway by young kids.  They were trained to do just one little thing.  When I finally saw the doctor it was very quick and he did not want me to ask questions.  He had the personality of a piece of celery and that is being generous.

After reading all these reviews, I am so glad I made the decision not to have the procedure done.  I am really glad I did not cave into the pressure in the sales office at the end of the visit.  It was just like being in the office when you are buying a car.  Again, that is so unethical!  It scares me to think about young, impressionable people going to that office and making a mistake that they cannot undo. 




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