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Dr. William Boothe

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2002 Dr. Booth performed lasik surgury on me the 1st time on 6/14/02. It  was a disaster and he ended up performing 3 additional surguries on 11/11/02, 06/22/03 and 01/19/04. he also installed tearduct plugs and kept requiring me to use 3 very expensive RX eye drops throughout the duration, which did not help at all. I also witnessed his harsh, loud rantings in his office which really is unacceptable! My eyes were/are worse than before he even met me on the initial visit on 6/3/02 for the initial screening. Between the 19 months of his care and terrible outcome, excessive waiting times and poor communication with Dr. Booth himself, I can substanciate all the poor ratings I have read on this website! I am presently wearing glasses (bifocals) and my eyes have been itching and irritated for the last 10 years! I tried my best to be patient with Dr. Booth, but he really is an arrogant person with no compassion or ethics. After the forth surgury he advised there was nothing he could do about my poor eyesight, and that I would require bifocals again. When I asked for my money back, he walked out of the room! All I got from him during this fiasco were excuses and rude comments. He may very well be talanted and performed many surguries, but I assure anyone who is contemplating being treated by him to do some research and give it allot of thought first. Just look him up on the web - He claims it's a conspiracy - I simply went to him because of his incredible marketing schtick. I should have dug deeper. Hope this saves some misery that I have had to cope with for 10 years. His practice should be investigated by the proper authorities and perhaps shut down.






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Attention all prospective patients,

Be forewarned!!!

The Texas medical board has placed two (2) board orders on Dr Boothes license within the last 5 years. You can read them if you look up his license at the Texas Medical Board website. His license number is F9221

From reading reviews at other websites it appears he has a reputation of being insensitive to patients, and a verbally abusive a**h0le to work for. Do yourself a favor and go somewhere else. Don't risk your vision.

Sincerely,

Duane Crithfield



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Not given This doctor is rude and disrespectful to his staff and his patients. I've heard him yell at both patients and staff and heard him fire one staff member in the operating room because he didn't respond quickly enough.  His business practices are at best unethical.  Before you sign the forms and write a check, you are treated like royalty, but once the ink dries on your check, you are treated like cattle, just being herded through.  Getting follow up visits is a nightmare, and the waiting room for post-op patients is dismal with no windows, little airconditioning, inadequate seating.  I frequently had to stand, and long wait times; I waited over four hours on two occasions and never less than an hour and a half.  Promises are made, but not kept as far as results from the surgery.  I would definitely NOT recommend this office to anyone.

Recently I called to request my records be sent to my new opthomologist, and this office charged me $25 to mail a one page summary of my medical records.  This is after I was charged $450.00 extra because they couldn't schedule a 're-do' on my left eye before the two year guarentee period expired even though I had reported the problem for three months. 

This doctor spends a fortune on advertising which he can well afford.  He also does surgery on sports figures and celebrities for free in exchange for endorcements.  Don't be duped. . .DO NOT waste your money and time in this man's office.  Go somewhere that will treat you like a person, not livestock.  

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2002 DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT go to this doctor.  As a potential patient you are treated like royalty. The staff is charming and can't do enough for potential patients.  The new patient waiting room is pleasant, comfortable, has beautiful and comfortable furniture, a refrigerator with chilled bottled water, and trays of packaged snacks.   The clinic even sent a limo  from Plano to Arlington to bring me to surgery.  But as soon as the ink dries on your check, you are treated like cattle in a round-up.  Follow up appointments are totally overbooked and I have waited as long as 5 hours in the office to be seen for a 5 minute visit.  The only time I ever saw Boothe was during the initial surgery and the two subsequent surgeries to correct problems.  My vision is still less than 20/20, but I got so frustrated, I just gave up.  The second time I scheduled surgery to correct my left eye, it was before the two year guarentee period was up, but because they 'didn't have space for me on the surgery schedule' until after the two year period, I was charged 400.00 for the second surgery and my vision was worse than before. 
The waiting room for post-op patients is dirty, crowded, and hot with inadequate seating and very uncomfortable and tattered chairs.  When I went up to the pre-op area to sit because I had been standing for two hours in the 'hold,' I was told by a very rude office staff member that that area was off limits for anyone except 'new patients.'  I told this staff member that I had been waiting for two hours in the dark, dank, dirty, crowded room, and I had been standing the whole time.  I continued to tell him that if he wanted me to move, he would have to bodily move me.  He allowed me to sit there grudgingly.  I had three potential patients ask for my opinion of Dr. Boothe and my surgery, and I simply told them the truth.  When the staff member heard me, he told me again that I'd have to move back to the post op area and again I refused.  I was called suddenly called in to be seen by the optometrist (not an opthamologist as I was told in the initial interview)  for less than 5 minutes.  After this, I had extreme difficulty getting an appointment and it was always scheduled at the most inconvient time.  I always had to take time off work because they wouldn't schedule on my days off.  In addition, I was driving from Arlington to Plano and the traffic was horrendous.  They always scheduled me so that I'd be in the worst traffic.  I know this was retaliation for my being honest about my experience with the Boothe Clinic and it's staff. 
Post-op patients are treated like cattle. . .just herded through.  I can honestly say this was one of the worst experiences I've ever had.  The staff is rude and unprofessional. Dr. Boothe is one of the most unpleasant people I've ever met with less personality than a wilted radish. The staff are terrified of Dr. Boothe who yells and curses at them in front of patients.  I personally heard him fire three employees while I was there.
So heed my warning unless you are willing to be treated like scum, receive terrible service and risk losing your vision. 

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lasik  I had the worst experience in my life from Dr Boothe.  I first went in to see if I was a good candidate, and of course he said yes for Monovision.  They scheduled the surgery a couple days later on a Friday night.  We left their office about 1:30 am.  When I woke up the next morning I could not even open my eyes.  They were so dry and stuck closed.  I was scared and crying.  My daughter spent about an hour constantly putting in wetting Drops so I could open my eyes.  We called the office as soon as they opened.   When we arrived we had to wait.  I could not see anything.  When I finally was seen 'not by doctor boothe' they asked me to read the eye chart.  The eye chart was totally black.  I could not read anything.  They took me back finally to see dr boothe and he took out the dry contacts they had put into my eyes after the surgery. 

I could see some, but he also schedules another surgery a week later to correct my eyes.  During the first surgery you could hear him yelling at his employees.  My daughter was sitting with me the whole time.  This is really scary since you are under a Lasik machine, your vision goes black and you hear all this yelling.  He apparently had the wrong file, and he fired the employee right there on the spot.

After my next Lasik I still could not see correctly.  I work with numbers all day so this was effecting my work as well.  He told me this was because I had dry eyes.  I needed plugs in my tear ducts.  I was going to his office almost every day to have these put back in.  I was driving to his office every day..  The office employees even had me come in the back door so I did not have to wait in the waiting room like everyone else that was usually there it least 2 hours.  I was always seen by dr boothe.  He kept saying I had 20/20. 
 They have you read these charts that you actually memorize the words because you see them so much. 

Then I receive a phone call on my voice mail from an ex-employee that was there and knew that they had messed up my eyes, and they were just trying to cover it up.  I believe this was true.  I confronted Dr Boothe about this and he said not to believe the employee.  He was just a mad employee.  I do believe the employee because I was actually going to dr boothe's office everyday for it least 4 months.  I got so tired of everything and the plugs coming out all the time, but when the plugs were in my eyes flooded with tears, making it even hard to see or read anything.  I told Dr Boothe about my night vision and the large hallo's  I see, The sensitivity to light I have.  He just kept saying this is because I have dry eyes.  None of this was explained to me at all.  I finally had asked for my money back.  I was told NO I have 20/20.  I still to this day cannot see correctly.
 
I cannot read at distant, or close up.  I cannot read a prescription bottle.  When I look at the moon I see 2 moons at night.  I have a hard time seeing my 65' TV in the living room, I cannot read the schedule on the Dish on what is playing.   Dr Booth wrote me a prescription for glasses for when I was driving.  This was just as bad.  The glasses made my distance weird, but then I could not even ready the dash on my car.  The only thing this helped with was the hallo's not being as big. 

If there was a way for this to be reversed I am not sure I would trust anyone to do this.  My eyes are so dry all the time as it is.  This is the worst experience that I have ever done.  My price I had paid for this was 3600.00.  I feel my eyes have been messed up by Dr Boothe.  There is nothing you can do either.  When they say they will refund your money if you are not 20/20, well according to their office you will always be 20/20 or close.

I have recently seen a doctor because of my vision.  He could not understand what Dr Boothe had done to my eyes.  My distant eye should have been my close up, and the following on my other eye.  He mentioned that he has had a lot of people come in with the same problems that I have.  The glasses that I would have to be wearing now would be Trifocals.  They cost is almost 400.00 plus the office visit.  This is the main reason I wanted Lasik was to not have to wear glasses.  I cannot wear contact because they irritate my eyes so bad. 
I would  not recommend this to anyone especially Dr Boothe.  The thing is there really is not turning back or having this reversed.  You will have more dry eye again for the Lasik, and who knows if you would see worse or not.
This is my experience and I want everyone to know about this before this can happen to them.
I had the worst experience in my life from Dr Boothe.  I first went in to see if I was a good candidate, and of course he said yes for Monovision.  They scheduled the surgery a couple days later on a Friday night.  We left their office about 1:30 am.  When I woke up the next morning I could not even open my eyes.  They were so dry and stuck closed.  I was scared and crying.  My daughter spent about an hour constantly putting in wetting Drops so I could open my eyes.  We called the office as soon as they opened.   When we arrived we had to wait.  I could not see anything.  When I finally was seen 'not by doctor boothe' they asked me to read the eye chart.  The eye chart was totally black.  I could not read anything.  They took me back finally to see dr boothe and he took out the dry contacts they had put into my eyes after the surgery. 

I could see some, but he also schedules another surgery a week later to correct my eyes.  During the first surgery you could hear him yelling at his employees.  My daughter was sitting with me the whole time.  This is really scary since you are under a Lasik machine, your vision goes black and you hear all this yelling.  He apparently had the wrong file, and he fired the employee right there on the spot.

After my next Lasik I still could not see correctly.  I work with numbers all day so this was effecting my work as well.  He told me this was because I had dry eyes.  I needed plugs in my tear ducts.  I was going to his office almost every day to have these put back in.  I was driving to his office every day..  The office employees even had me come in the back door so I did not have to wait in the waiting room like everyone else that was usually there it least 2 hours.  I was always seen by dr boothe.  He kept saying I had 20/20. 
 They have you read these charts that you actually memorize the words because you see them so much. 

Then I receive a phone call on my voice mail from an ex-employee that was there and knew that they had messed up my eyes, and they were just trying to cover it up.  I believe this was true.  I confronted Dr Boothe about this and he said not to believe the employee.  He was just a mad employee.  I do believe the employee because I was actually going to dr boothe's office everyday for it least 4 months.  I got so tired of everything and the plugs coming out all the time, but when the plugs were in my eyes flooded with tears, making it even hard to see or read anything.  I told Dr Boothe about my night vision and the large hallo's  I see, The sensitivity to light I have.  He just kept saying this is because I have dry eyes.  None of this was explained to me at all.  I finally had asked for my money back.  I was told NO I have 20/20.  I still to this day cannot see correctly.
 
I cannot read at distant, or close up.  I cannot read a prescription bottle.  When I look at the moon I see 2 moons at night.  I have a hard time seeing my 65' TV in the living room, I cannot read the schedule on the Dish on what is playing.   Dr Booth wrote me a prescription for glasses for when I was driving.  This was just as bad.  The glasses made my distance weird, but then I could not even ready the dash on my car.  The only thing this helped with was the hallo's not being as big. 

If there was a way for this to be reversed I am not sure I would trust anyone to do this.  My eyes are so dry all the time as it is.  This is the worst experience that I have ever done.  My price I had paid for this was 3600.00.  I feel my eyes have been messed up by Dr Boothe.  There is nothing you can do either.  When they say they will refund your money if you are not 20/20, well according to their office you will always be 20/20 or close.

I have recently seen a doctor because of my vision.  He could not understand what Dr Boothe had done to my eyes.  My distant eye should have been my close up, and the following on my other eye.  He mentioned that he has had a lot of people come in with the same problems that I have.  The glasses that I would have to be wearing now would be Trifocals.  They cost is almost 400.00 plus the office visit.  This is the main reason I wanted Lasik was to not have to wear glasses.  I cannot wear contact because they irritate my eyes so bad. 
I would  not recommend this to anyone especially Dr Boothe.  The thing is there really is not turning back or having this reversed.  You will have more dry eye again for the Lasik, and who knows if you would see worse or not.
This is my experience and I want everyone to know about this before this can happen to them.



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Comments by arcticsnowcaps7 on 06/27/10, 11:14 pm

Your comment was very helpful.  I hpe you are not wearing those blasted tear duct tubes any longer.  I hear they are just another gimmick for some doctors to make more $.  I was also told by another doctor that normal eye drops work better.  The tube thing is not only not necessary but can be harmful.  I believe the ex employee.  People who are let go when angry often don't make up these things.  What happens is that they now are able to come forward because they have nothing to lose.  This person obviously didn't respect this Booth character and partly because they were angry for being fire but also felt driven to tell you the truth about what happened.  You already knew they messed up - or you'd have good eyesight.  This person just confirmed what you already knew. 

I would think you should sue this clown for ruining your eyes.  You trusted him and all he did was yell at his employees, scheduled you at  a late hour 'after' he was already tired working all day and then screw up!!   I hear these type of surgeries are more successful for the doctor when they operate in the morning early on in the week.  This guy was obviously tired out from a long week and then to do this at 1`:00 AM...shocking!!!!!   WHAT A NUT CASE HE IS! 

He is one of the most greediest characters.  And then to top it all off, they resort to sneaking you in the back dioor - not to make it so you don't wait, but so you don't start talking with the other soon to be patients.  They wouldn't want to lsoe any new business, now.   Very sorry for what happned to you.  I hope it will in some ways get better. 

I also hope this doctor gets sued or somethign.      


Comments by cootiequeen on 01/16/11, 7:51 pm

Your story sounds exactly like mine.  I kept getting 'your eyes' are dry for over a year.  I did every thing the doctor told me to do and kept going back month after month.  They too told me i had 20/20 but had to get glasses.  I should have trusted my instincts when I walked into their filthy offices.  I now have to see another dr and see if i can reverse the damage.  horrible horrible experience.  why is there not any type of class action suit againist this guy?


Comments by RyansMom on 03/11/11, 8:01 pm

Sounds very familiar to me too.  I just had my third surgery on one eye and have had two on the other one.  My vision is much better than it was before the surgery.  However, my eyes are very dry and they keep having to put tear duct plugs back in my eye's.  I am wondering if they will ever stop doing this.  It cost me $25 in gas for each appointment.  I started this journey almost two years ago now.  He does run a very tight ship and his employee's seem very afraid of him.  He is all business and barks very loudly at his employee's.

They require you to handwrite a statement that you risk your eyesight before each surgery.  Probably so you cannot sue in the future.

It has been a nightmare...I did do my homework and thought he would be the best since he had done the most surgeries.  He has done the most probably because of all the repeat surgeries he has to do to get the 20/20 vision.   You risk your eyesight with anyone you trust to do your eye surgery.  I just want to get this over and done with!


Comments by epod101 on 02/06/12, 11:45 am

Sounds familiar.....Every check up I went to, I 'had dry eyes' and was told that it would clear up once my eyes have adjusted....It's been two years and I still have dry eyes and nothing helps.....and oh by the way, I need glasses again....$3600 for what???...to constantly have to put drops in and finaly give in to wearing glasses again....my night vision is horrible....go to a different doctor... 


Comments by neverchooserestore on 02/06/12, 8:58 pm

There is a doctor in Houston..George Koch , that operated on my eyes and gave me my vision back.  I could barely see for 18 months.  Dr Boothe kept telling me my eyes were 20/20 because I could read black letters on white after I took  a minute for two  to  try to  focus.  I could not see any white print or any other color print. IF your eyes can be repaired , he can do it.




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2010 My experience with Dr. Boothe was horrible.  I waited 4 hours in a waiting room the day of the surgery.  I wasn't given enough numbing medicine so I could feel everything during the surgery.  When Dr. boothe came in to do the surgery he didn't say a word, walked up to me and started poking and prodding me without explaining anything.  I started to wince because I wasn't numb and could feel pressure on my face, and Dr. Boothe told his assistant to hold me down so I wouldn't move and then proceeded to keep pushing down on my face.  After the first part of the surgery they had me sit down to wait for the second part (which I didn't even know there would be a second part), and I started crying from the pain.  No one said anything to me but someone handed me a tissue and told me to not rub my eyes.  The second part of the surgery felt like someone was pricking my eyes with a needle.  Again, no words from Dr. Boothe. 
 
Dr. Boothe also prescribes 3 different drops that will cost a lot more than you might anticipate, but I wasn't told about the cost beforehand from Dr. Boothe's team.  Other friends of mine who have gone to different doctors were prescribed only 1 or 2 drops.  Dr. Boothe never once saw me for a follow up visit so I wasn't able to talk to him about how the surgery went.  Most of my friends have had the exact same experience with follow ups.  I never saw Dr. Boothe during any post op visits; I only saw the other optometrists that work for him.
 
I went back in a year and half later to talk to him about my right eye, which is not 20/20.  It took convincing to get him to see me.  As soon as he walked in the door, he told me I wasn't getting my money back and the money back guarantee only worked if I got another surgery! When I tried to explain why I didn't want another surgery (because the first one was horrible), he said it didn't matter and he wasn't giving me my money back.  All I asked was for the money for the right eye so I could go somewhere else, but he refused to discuss it.  He told me 'I'm not talking to you about this anymore' 2 minutes into the conversation and walked out.  He said I was trying to take advantage of him!  And I've never had a bad doctor before in my life!  I also know several people who have had experiences with him.  Biggest regret, I should have listened to the other people who had similar experiences and not gone to him.

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Comments by stevo1 on 05/26/10, 10:41 am

I just wanted to thank Dr. Booth.  My whole experience was incredible and I can actually see the alarm clock next to my bed now.  It is so nice not having to stumble to the bathroom in order to put my contacts in first thing in the morning.  I will never have to buy saline solution again!!!  He has such a great bedside manner which was evident in the initial consultation and he and his staff put me at ease right from the get go.    I was not prepared for how quick the recovery time was.  I had the surgery on a Friday and was back at work on Monday morning.  I never would have had the nerve to go through this type of surgery without their support.   Thanks again for your help!


Comments by neverchooserestore on 05/26/10, 11:14 am

This comment is obviously a ' made up ' comment by someone in Dr.Boothes employ. 
There is no way anyone could say anything positve about his 'bedside' manner and the care of his staff.   On at least two occasions I was seen by his staff in a storage room and in a closet once .  What a joke!



Comments by LisaR1966 on 06/09/10, 5:17 pm

The review from stevo1 is absolute bullcrap.  Dr. Boothe has one of the least appealing personalities and bedside manner of any doctor I've ever seen.  He was so odd during my visit that I wondered if he had some form of autism. I even joked about his lack of personality to family members.  His staff was generally very nice, but during one visit several of the female staff got into a screaming match with each other in full hearing range of all of the patients.  I had my surgery on a Friday and I could not see well enough to drive until the following Wednesday..  I can't imagine anyone returning to work on Monday.  My eyes were still way too uncomfortable and cloudy.   My left eye does not have 20/20 vision as promised and when I told the associate that I could not see well up close with my left eye, they said if they corrected it my distance vision would be reduced so there was no point in correcting it.  There are times when the vision in my left eye is cloudy and I can't see well close up or far away.  I don't think I was blatantly lied to, I don't feel like I was given the whole picture.  I really don't feel they were very honest or ethical.


Comments by neverchooserestore on 06/09/10, 7:51 pm

To other former patients, there is help.   Dr. Boothe suggested that my Restore lens, that destroyed my vision could be repaired with Lasik...I had it done and it was much worse.  He then recommended another procedure after that which I had the good sense to refuse.

Patients, if you have a Restore lens and you cannot see clearly, it will never work for you and it needs to be replaced with a monofocal lens...either far sighted or nearsighted.  I chose nearsighted and will someday replace the lens in my other eye with a far sighted lens when my weakens. 

I went to a doctor in Dallas  that did all the research to find out the best Opthamolgist to perform this procedure. He is in Houston and I now have my sight back, something I thought would never happen.

Dr. Boothe never told me that the restore lens should not be implanted if your job requires good vision as the blurred vision, difficulty in focusing and halos is a frequent side effect. 




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20009 I had LASIK in 2000 in Baton Rouge at age 34.  I had a wonderful experience then and my vision was great.  Now jump ahead 10 years, I moved to Dallas and now feel like my vision was not as good as it was then so I wanted to have an 'enhancement'.  This is a standard term for patients with previous surgeries. EVERY followup visit I saw my Surgeon!  He did all the exams. He asked how I was doing. I felt like he really cared.

BUYER BEWARE! So, one day I called Dr. Boothe's office.  To inquire about cost.  I was told it was about $800 per eye.  I thought geat., so they scheduled my appt the NEXT DAY. (Tuesday)  Looking back I should have used my brain.  I arrived at my appointment and the building was not really what I expected but I didn't think about it.  I walk in tell them my name and sit in a room with chairs set up in movie theater style. Their is a TV but it is not showing regular programming, but a video of the procedure and how easy it is and how wonderful Dr. Boothe is.

I am called back and one guy looked at my eyes, did a dry eye test, had me read a chart.  I was told Dr. Boothe would have to examine me to decide if I was a good candidate for surgery and they had this new procedure called 'monovision'.  Since I was a pharmacist he said it would be great because it would prevent me from needing reading glasses and still give me great distance vision.  I was then shuffled into another room where a guy would talk cost.  He rattled off prices for 1, 2 or 3 year post-op care.  None of the prices were 800 per eye.  Well I had already paid $150 for my FREE consultation which went toward my surgery.  The price was only good for that week.  I felt pressured, I was uneasy, but like a dummy I scheduled because I didn't want my $150 to be lost. Plus, I HADN'T SEEN DR. BOOTHE YET!!  I then wait to see Dr. Boothe. He walks in room with some staff member. He measures my eyes and she is rattling off numbers. Blah, Blah, Blah he tells me I am a candidate for Monovision only if there is enough tissue to make the corneal flap, which won't be determined until i am having the procedure.  I opted for Monovision.

Like all these other reviews, the day of surgery I felt like we were cattle. The rooms were bare, chairs uncomfortable, and we waited as we were passed from room to room, etc. The only time I saw Dr. Boothe was when he did the procedure. Shuffle to other rooms a doctor looks at my eyes then free to leave. I am told I have 20/20 distance vision....and perfect reading vision.  The reading is great at 18' or less.

I have red eyes for WEEKS after procedure.  Am told that is normal. I scheduled an immediate appt which all the sudden was TWO WEEKS.   I demanded an immediate appt, I was placed on hold and finally was given an appt in 2 days.  I see a doctor there who saw how red my eyes were.  I could tell he was concerned. He said to change to different brand of drops and come back next week.  Then 1 minute later he said no come back in 2 days.

I go back and my eyes are still red. He puts in punctal plugs and tells me to come back on monday.  My eyes were red for weeks.  I used drops constantly. The techs at work even joked about how I set a timer for my next set of drops. The redness finally went away.

Now, 8 months later I am still not pleased with the result. Monovision is not what it is all cracked up to be.  DON'T GET IT.  My distant vision is slighly better than before, but not what it should be. My reading vision is great if the object is about 18 inches from my face.  If the prescripion is typed and lying on the counter I can't read it.

Now, I want the Monovison reversed.  So, I look online to see if it is possible.  Why? Because no one really explained it to me.  I should have asked more questions, but felt rushed to make decisions.

I SHOULD HAVE NEVER DONE THIS WITHOUT DOING RESEARCH.  Screw the $150, I should have gone home and thought about it.  While D Magazine did help me fiind the BEST Orthopedic surgeon for my back, it did not help me find the best lasik surgeon.

Now I don't know what to do.  Do I go back to Boothe to have the monovision reversed since it will supposedly cost only $800 since I went with the 1 year follow care.  Or do I find another MD to do it and pay again?

I am also going to schedule an appointment with an opthamologist just to see what my REAL vsion is.  Then I will see Boothe and have them tell me what it is.  Then I will have the real answer.  I wish I still lived in Baton Rouge. I feel like I would have been treated like a patient. (But, I would have never found my great orthopedic surgeon. I guess take the good with the horrible.)

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Comments by Nick99 on 05/17/10, 2:38 pm

Scary. Thank you for sharing your story. Thanks to you and others like you, I have decided not to get this procedure. Many, many thanks!


Comments by RussB on 07/03/10, 2:52 pm

So sorry to hear about your experience. Of course don't go back if you had a bad experience (just basic logic). Make the short drive to Baton Rouge to see your reliable relationship oriented Doctor and find out if he recommends doing anything or standing pat.

Remember the simple business principle (which you have now already learned), that sunk cost should never be considered or used as justification for making current or future decisions. Always make the decision that is best going forward independent of any prior decisions. Let us know what you decided to do.




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Not given Please use due dilegence when choosing a surgeon for lasik surgery.  Dr. Boothe performed my surgery, and it was the worst experience of my life.  He does not explain anything he is doing while performing the surgery, but also degrades his employees while he is performing the surgery.  I wanted to walk out in the middle of my surgery!!!  You will only meet with him once, and he will relate to you only as a number when he is performing the surgery.  Bad decision on my part.

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Comments by smiley5150 on 01/03/10, 2:01 pm

any idea which Dr. I should go to for lasik

Comments by TXMomma2 on 01/29/10, 12:57 pm

To bad the site doesn't allow for negative scores.  I would surely give it to Dr. Boothe and his entire staff!  The actual surgery itself was good and my vision was super after the surgery.  I wish to warn anyone reading this that if you choose this provider, you choose to be treated like some kind of livestock animal.  The only time the Doc himself ever spoke to me was on my initial day in for the consult. The day of the surgery I sat in the waiting room with MANY others.  (BTW, you will find that every corner, nook, etc. has a chair shoved in it.  Therefore, to increase his herd size for maximum profits.)  After receiving a light sedative and numbing eye drops, I wait again.  When called again, I assumed it was my turn to go in for the surgery.....WRONG, I am led to the closed door of the surgery room to wait for the prior pt's surgery to take place and then as he was led out on the other side of the room, I was led in and placed in 'the chair'.  Never saw Dr. Boothe, and HE NEVER SPOKE TO ME THAT VERY DAY!!! The surgery was quick and as I was led out of the room, the next patient was led in.  A short time later I was gone.  Again, Dr. Boothe NEVER SPOKE TO ME OR ANY OTHER PATIENT DURING THE TIME I WAS THERE.  Follow up visit was horrible.  The office staff evidently lost my chart and kept me waiting while others who arrived later went ahead of me. While sitting in the crammed hallway, I took it on myself to mention to Dr. Booth when he came out my plight of waiting.  He scolded me for interrupting him, and yelled to his Office Manager 'Come deal with this!'   Come to find out, they knew the RATH of BOOTHE that was waiting for them when he found out about my lost chart.  ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Comments by sylsmith on 02/19/10, 9:45 am

Clearview Eye Care & Laser Center in Southlake is wonderful. Really! Dr. Ryne is fabulous. They care about their patients, they treat you well, they're helpful, they explain EVERYTHING, they don't rush and they're very professional. Oh, and they don't make you wait. I had my surgery done on Tues, Feb 10 then next day I could see better than 20/20.
www.clearviewlaservision.com
check out their reviews on google as well.
They might be a little pricier but these are your eyes we're talking about. they do have financing plans and a discount if you're with VSP.


Comments by cocopuff on 06/08/10, 10:15 pm

I heard on CBS news that Dr. Boothe is suing a girl who wrote negative stuff about him. Just saying.


Comments by admin on 06/08/10, 10:41 pm


Thanks for the tip.  Below is a link to the news item which describes how Dr. Boothe is requiring his patient give a deposition to see if there is even enough evidence to file a lawsuit.  The patient wrote her comments on a Google website, she stands by her comments, and refuses to remove her review.

http://cbs11tv.com/local/online.review.lawsuit.2.1740514.html


Dr. Boothe has also requested a deposition from DoctorScorecard, which is scheduled for next Tuesday.  I plan on attending the deposition but will refuse to reveal the identities or any personal information about the people that have shared their experiences here on DoctorScorecard.  It will then be up to Dr. Boothe if he wants to litigate this issue in an Arkansas court.






Comments by admin on 06/09/10, 5:11 pm


I would like to correct my previous comment.  The CBS article appears to have incorrectly stated that Boothe's patient wrote the review 'on Google'.  I am very happy to see patients are standing up for their right to speak freely about their experiences.


Comments by TxRph on 06/23/10, 9:11 am

I have to stand behind TXmomma2.  She is absolutely correct on the herd of cattle. I too have only seen Dr, Boothe twice.  The day of my initial exam when he measured my cornea to see if I was a candidate for an enhancement from prior LASIK in 2000. I asked questions about monovision (that they pushed like crazy). He seemed irritated that I was taking up his time asking questions.  The only other time I saw him was the day of surgery. He said 'do you still want monovision?' I have never seen him again!  I hate the monovision. I felt so rushed to make a decision...RED FLAG...but that is my fault and I have to accept full responsibility.  Don't do monovision.  What if something happens to your farsighted eye? You will then be legally blind. If something is obstucting my right eye I can't see anything past 15 inches clearly.

I think one of the reasons they push monovision is because you will NOT have PERFECT vision.  Therefore, if you feel your vision is not as good as it should be they can say well you had monovision.

DON'T DO MONOVISION!


Comments by cootiequeen on 01/16/11, 8:10 pm

i had monvision about 10 years ago and loved it, but had a great doctor.  i went to dr booth for a tweek,,,,and now regret the day i stepped into that office.  i know i would never get my money back and i would never let him correct his surgery...I now am willing to travel our of state to my original doctor and see if he can correct my terrible vision.  it's worse than when i went in and they keep telling me i have 20/20.




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Not given The doctor cursed and screamed at his staff while we were waiting to be operated on.  I was supposed to arrive there at 5:30 in the morning and the doors weren't even open.  Here it is a year later and they still have not corrected my vision.  I had been to Dr. Booth before over 10 years ago and had no problem having my vision corrected.  Yes, he is very nice to his patients but not to his staff.  I was appalled and commented on his unprofessionalism to his staff especially when patients were waiting in the operating room and were nervous about having their eyes worked on.  He said he should get into another business - I told him, yes, but certainly not something around people since he not a people person.  He has tried to shut down (and succeeded) other websites where people have complained about him and spent over a million dollars doing so.  His offices are filthy.  Things change a lot in 10 years.  I went through the procedure twice in that day as he did not complete the flap in my eye correctly.  Although I was given pain medicine, I was told I should not be in much pain - I was.  Because I knew it should not be this painful, I called the office and they said 'don't worry about; it;s normal'.  It wasn't.  I ended up taking so much pain medicine I went to the hospital because I couldn't breath in.  Between Dr. Booth and his staff I could have died.  And I still can't see!  The aftercare doctor did not put in the silicone piece in my tear duct until over a month later and we believe this is what has caused me not to have the vision improvement even though I used all the tear drop and antibiotics as instructed. 

His ego is too big as warranted by the 'famous' people who have their pictures in his office who had surgery.  I am sure he wants to make sure that those people don't have problems or pain as he wants their endorsement.  But for us regular people - he needs to find another job.

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I went to Dr. Boothe after becoming recluse due to a never ending unsightly and very uncomfortable pink-eye-like swollen eye caused by seasonal allergies.  Of course, back then I didn’t know this was the cause.  I visited Boothe to see if he could find the cause and help me manage the issue so I could have a life again.  He unsuccessfully tried a few eye drops then recommended he put a stint in my tear duct to prevent tears from draining.  I was 22 and the thought of eye surgery scared me and my mom horribly.  Mom was *really* against it, but he was relentless.  He’s very matter-of-factly condescending, and is quite capable of making you feel quite stupid in the event you have the audacity to disagree. So, he attempted to do the surgery and it hurt a lot. I’m not sure if he didn’t use enough anesthetic, didn’t wait long enough, or what, but it was terrible. My mother and I protested mid-surgery and left right away never to return again. Later I found a new family doctor in the area and decided to ask her what the eye issue could be. She said it wasn’t an eye issue at all, it was an issue related to allergies. She said Boothe should have known this and redirected me to an allergist and should never have attempted surgery. She suspected he was interested in retaining business as long as possible, especially since I had excellent insurance.
 
I met a lady about 5 years later who had a patch on her eye. She discussed a doctor that had done something wrong to her and now she was blind in that eye. She described all sorts of other unsavory symptoms and mentioned she was going to sue him for what he’d done. I asked her which doctor so I could stay away, and she told me it was Dr. Boothe.
 
One less important aspect of visiting his office was that his staff double booked all appointment time slots so people would be in his waiting room for hours and hours on end. I went to him many many times to treat the above issue, and every single time included a horrendous wait.


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Comments by Donmiller on 02/05/09, 12:43 pm

Doctor Boothe did a fantastic job on my eyes. I wanted to get LASIK  surgery performed because contacts irritated both my eyes and I didn't like wearing glasses while playing sports or going out. Now that I have had the LASIK procedure, I can see the football clearly, and I don't have to worry about breaking glasses. When I go out at night, I can look my absolute best without having to squint to see things. I also like being able to wear regular sunglasses again when it's nice out, instead of paying a lot of money to get special prescription ones made.

Thanks Dr. Boothe. you gave me my sight back.



Comments by breezynorthwind on 05/04/09, 10:01 pm

Someone got lucky with him - he's still dishonest.  To try and perform an operation on someone who clearly didn't need it is disgusting and crooked.  Of course he'll do some procedures on the level and make the patient satisfied.  But, that doesn't make him honest - as he's also performing unnecessary procedures on other patients.  Some leave and find out from other doctors they never needed it! He needs to be taken to court for dishonest practices and running his practice like a cattle ranch.  Don't condone him just because you were satisfied - if you knew for a fact he performed needless procedures on trusting patients would you still think he's so great?  I would hope not!!  Or, that will encourage that type of behavior.  Hope it doesn't happen to you one day!  Don't be so gullable! 


Comments by iqchip on 07/09/12, 7:24 pm

Don, you even have the slogan for his commercial in your post.  How much did he pay you to write that?  Are you a part of his reputation management team?  Its funny how obvious the ones here are who are part of that.  Everyone else gives him a 1 or 2, and tells tons of horrible stories.  Then suddenly you see a a few 10's across the board that describe a compeltely different office/doctor.  So either you are part of a paid team, or you should get out of the twilight zone. 




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Thats right ladies and gentelman Dr.Boothe is suing me. I guess its ok for him to spam the search engines with his company and voice HIS opinion on his services and only the good side (havent seen one) of the surgeries he has done. BUT Mr. Boothe you fail to realize there are 2 sides to every coin. Since i am in a case now i am protected by law as of rightnow, to voice my opinion and do my research about you. the internet is a wonderful thing isnt it, you can find out just about anything. By the way i see he is hiring ONCE AGAIN for the same posistion i was 'Terminated' from (when in fact i quit) or maybe he didnt hear me while he was screaming and cursing at me (he has microphones all over the ceiling inside the company so i hope he has proof i 'threatened him and scolded a employee on those said microphones, if not all he has is hear say. I have collected over 200 REAL post about this man only 4 of them being actual people and not his spam service or himself logging on websites to praise himself and the rest are not good at all.

he says i threatened him? well Mr. Boothe if saying im contacting a lawyer for your harrassment is threatening then like many others have said you should find another line of work, seems to me you should be used to being in court. As to the lady who was tricked into signing the paper where you have to write out a statement, well he does the same to his employee's with his 'employment agreement' or whatever it was i signed that was 'all it say's is if you leave this company, or are terminated you cant work for a rival company'. What he (the office manager) left out was all this about not posting remarks about him on the internet.

It bothers me to see a man who has almost blinded people, talks to his staff in the manner he does and hides behind his papers. if you dont want people to say bad things about you, or disstroy your reputation then maybe you should do your job, maybe you should get off your high horse and rejoin reality and treat people as humans and not door mates, it truely makes me wonder how you treat your family. Come sue me Dr.Boothe, you win? i have to things in life to give and they both have holes...my hat...and my voice. if you have the freedom to spam the websites then the rest of us have a right to speak as we please, even if you trick us into thinking its ok to sign. He states i have cost him lost money, well he doesnt stop to think
1.) the economy is terrible rightnow
2.) Word by mouth can either be your best friend or your worst
3.) Never stops to think cursing at his employee's during surgery would fall ear to the clients on the   table or in the chairs (again word by mouth advertisement).
I could be here all day and talk about this guy...but you know what i'm going to use my time and energy on my wife, and baby boy and this case. Thanks to those that have contacted me and come forward in this manner with information. you can contact me at fergusonjeremy@msn.com
think its time to hire a investigater and a few other public resources about things. oh one last thing he a -D rating on the BBS website next to that is F....Enough said


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Comments by eashon on 12/17/08, 9:19 pm

I had surgery done there just a few days ago.  This was my second surgery.  The first was done 9 years ago with no problems.  The staff, at that time, were very knowledgeable and helpful.  Things have changed since then.  I heard the doctor in the operating room cursing at his patients.  The room was filthy as were the bathrooms.  I got there at 4:15 AM for a 5:30 AM operation and like some others had to wait until 8 AM to actually have it done.  I had to wait till 4:45 before someone got there to open the doors!

I was not given instructions on what to expect with an enhancement.  I have to agree with the ex-employee that many of the employees there are not doing their job as I also saw them playing games on the computer and defintely not informing their patients of what they need to know.

Because the doctor did not complete the cornea flap (not sure what this is) correctly, I had to go back in.  He told me he wanted to get out of this business.  When I asked him why, he said he didn't make enough money!  If I hadn't already been on the table I would have dropped on the floor!  With the hundreds of people he sees each day plus obviously not spending money on a cleaning crew, he must spend the money on trying to get websites to stop allowing consumers to complain. 

Dr. Boothe, I totally agree with you.  You need to be in another business where you don't have to deal with people.  You are definitely not a people-person and have no bedside manner screaming at your staff in front of your patients.  Maybe you should take some people-skill classes.



Comments by richardpl on 01/21/09, 11:42 am

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2008 While Dr. Boothe may be a fine doctor his business leaves a lot to be desired. I had 3 appointments, not one of which was done on time. I waited in a room for an hour waiting for a test I'd already had. When checking out before surgery I was told by the receptionist I was having a surgery that I had never heard of (PRK) in only one eye and would have to come back in a couple of weeks to do the other. I would not check out until someone, anyone would tell me what was going on. My counselor' (not a doctor) finally came and explained the procedure. I finally agreed (I shouldn't have) and showed up at 6:45 am for an 8:00 am surgery. I got to the waiting room at 7:35 with 4 people ahead of me. At 10:00 I was finally escorted to the surgery room AFTER more than 6 people who had arrived after me. At 11:00 I left the surgery, not performed, because they took every last person in the room before me. I asked, NO EXPLANATION. I told them why I was leaving...not one person spoke to me. This business is run like a cattlecall with very little regard to the individual. Dr. Boothe seemed competent both in my meeting and watching him in the surgery. But even he didn't tell me about the surgery he had scheduled for me or that I would have to return. Very, very poor customer service and accountability. I would not recommend this office.

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Comments by Ex-Employee on 12/11/08, 8:33 am:

I am now an ex employee of Dr.Boothe Eye Care And Lazer Center of Plano, Texas. I must first tell you that Dr. Boothe is a complete jerk and curses at his employee's (even during surgery), and correct me if im wrong but isnt this harassment? He will act friendly to the clients face to get there $$. But the way he treats his staff speaks for its self. The break/exam/porter room tells you how he feels for his staff. This break room for all of us to eat in is filled with cleaning chemicals (floors, toilet, wax etc.) which all sit by the 7x4 section of the eating area. Correct me if im wrong again but isnt this against OSHA standards and regulations. Also if your an employee forget about saying 'good Morning' to him because his response will be 'I dont talk to people like you'. Arrogant much Dr.Boothe? There are blogs about all this posted on the .net and forums where clients/patients have posted about these issues. He maybe a good Eye Dr. but is setting himself up for many lawsuites one of which i am filing today. Harassment lawsuit anyone?




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No treatment I have read over other comments and would like to confirm that as a former employees wife Dr. Boothe is an out of control employer.  He belittles employees infront of patients and peers. He uses profanity while doing this.  Patients call frequently to the office to complain about this but he praises himself that he rules his office with an iron fist.  (Something he is quite proud of).  His employees are afraid of him but apparently need a job so sit back and take it.  While this one didn't and I wish the others were able to do the same.  As for his number of lasiks performed.  He does 120-150 in one day.  Ask which one you will be if you plan on scheduling.  Advertising every 10 minutes on the radio brings in alot of people.  Not too many patients come referred by others. Too bad they don't know what kind of physician they are supporting.  If you doubt any of this visit the office and see how it goes.  I recommend you see a doctor who gives his employees the respect you would expect him to give his patients.  Good results are achievable by good and up to date equipment. 

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2007 I had restore then lasik...Vision was bad after restore lens...blurry or shadows and halo's

I asked for my money back and I would go away.. Dr. Boothe would not return my money and Insisted that I go ahead and have the lasik and my vision would be fine.

Had the lasik and my vision was worse than ever and lasik was not done right. This has been going on for a long time with the typical keep coming back

I have fnally decided to go to a physician in another city with high credentials & associated with a hospital...Harvard educated..to try to correct my vision. I've already seen him.and I'm encouraged

I had good far sight vision but needed glasses for close up. Now, because of the blurred vision....my brain has to tell my eye to focus to see with the blurred vision and I can only read a few words at a time....glasses wont' fix my problem...the restore lens has to be removed and I have a choice now of a permanent far sighted lens or nearsighted lens...I'm not sure how the bad lasik procedure from Dr. Boothe will figure in to this ...

When I finally have a final cost for all this work and will know if I can even get my vision back to where it was, I will pursue a possible malpractice suit.

Dr. Boothe spent 3 minutes with me prior to all this and another 5 minutes after the procedures. He relies totally on the forms that he makes you sign to keep the lawsuits at bay but I believe a doctor owes his patient a full discussion...verbal.. of the risks and possible outcome. I have a job requiring very high functioning vision and now I have only one eye that I can count on


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I had excellent far sighted vision....my closeup deteriorated ...I'm over

50.   I had to wear glasses and I did not want to so i made the mistake of going to see Dr. Boothe....so many surgeries...must be good....WRONG

His hourly employee recommended the restore lens and followed up by lasik because the restore.....ruins your far sighted vision.  I saw Dr. Boothe for 2 minutes..he showed me a card with small print and said I would be able to read the card with no problem ...I would have 20/20 vision.  

Result....the restorelens left me with blurred vision, halos, and I could only read a few words at a time....

I asked for my money back and I would go away.  NO , I could not have my money back...I had to have the lasik and my vision would  be perfect.  

Now I can't see near or far....everything is blurry and I can read up close   ONE WORD AT A TIME....don't ask me to read a sentence or a street sign.

the office tried to rush me into doing the second eye before the first healed...Then I would be almost blind in both eyes and unable to work

DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN ....he just wants your money and thinks he's above the law because he makes you sign the desclaimers.

On the lasik...they did not want me to read the warnings but I had to write in my own handwriting that i read and understood it but they didn't let me read it.   i CANNOT BELIEVE I WAS SO STUPID.

Also the lasik correction was done poorly also and they recommended doing it again...That didn't happen...I was petrified of allowing that man to touch my eyes again...the next time , I might end up blind...as that is also in the fine print that you can't read.

I'm seeing a physician in another city , associated with high quality hospital ...to see if he can repair my vision..

The restore has to be removed and replaced with either a far or near sighted lens...

BOTTOM LINE...if your needs require high full function vision for your work....run the other way and don't have surgery unless you really have to ...God gave me one set of eyes and Dr. Boothe took one away.



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Comments by drbootheisthebest on 11/17/07, 6:47 pm

DR Boothe  is the finest in the  country !!

 



Comments by bubbabubba on 12/16/08, 10:31 pm

Based on what ALL is posted on this guy-- There is NO WAY I'd ever let him operate on me....too much mixed info--
BUBBABUBBA


Comments by Ex-Employee on 01/08/09, 5:18 pm

drbootheisthebest is just another one of his spammers or Dr. Boothe himself




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The lasik surgeon I chose does not meet the reputation thought. Long wait times, numbers mean more than quality and an unfriendly atmosphere along with a surgeon who has no personality have left me with subpar lasik at this point. I was told to give it a year but my review is based on my experience. I will follow up in 6 months and let you know if it gets better.  I feel like when your wait 6 hours just for your pre surgery and 2.5 hours each followup you should get better service and have experience employees who have college degrees.



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Comments by restoremyvision on 09/25/07, 4:48 pm

I had restore then lasik...Vision was bad after restore lens...blurry or shadows and halo's

I asked for my money back and I would go away.. Dr. Boothe would not return my money and Insisted that I go ahead and have the lasik and my vision would be fine.

Had the lasik and my vision was worse than ever and lasik was not done right. This has been going on for a long time with the typical keep coming back

I have fnally  decided to go to a physician in another city with high credentials & associated with a hospital...Harvard educated..to try to correct my vision.  I've already seen him.and I'm encouraged

I had good far sight vision but needed glasses for close up.  Now, because of the blurred vision....my brain has to tell my eye to focus to see with the blurred vision and I can only read a few words at a time....glasses wont' fix my problem...the restore lens has to be removed and I have a choice now of a permanent far sighted lens or nearsighted lens...I'm not sure how the bad lasik procedure from Dr. Boothe will figure in to this ...

When I finally have a final cost for all this work and will  know if I can even get my vision back to where it was, I will pursue a possible malpractice suit. 

Dr. Boothe spent 3 minutes with me prior to all this and another 5 minutes after the procedures.  He relies totally on the forms that he makes you sign to keep the lawsuits at bay but I believe a doctor owes his patient a full discussion...verbal.. of the risks and possible outcome.  I have a job requiring very high functioning vision and now I have only one eye that I can count on 



Comments by neverchooserestore on 03/12/10, 11:43 pm

Just another comment for your readers to not have the Restore lens.  if you're another one of the many unfortunate recipients of this lens BY DR. BOOTHE, you will not be able to see any print but black on white, it will take you minutes for your eyes to focus for reading, reading is word by word..no more page or site reading, halo's around lights destroy your night vision.  A good doctor that is NOT TRYING TO RIP YOU OFF , would tell you all the negative features of this lens. They also would tell you that NO AMOUNT of tinkering with it will make it work if it doesnt work right after surgery. You need to have it taken out before the doctor continues to treat your eye like a laboratory experiment until you have NO CHANCE to ever RECOVER YOUR VISION.  


Comments by dryeye4years on 08/16/11, 6:23 pm

I had lasik in 2007.  Developed dry eye in right eye.  I spend $30.00 wkly on Refresh Plus.  I cannot leave the house without my eye drops.  I cannot be outside without wearing biker's eye wear to protect my eyes from any wind.  I've given up reading and yard work which I loved.  I went to Dr. Boothe last year and paid $150.00 for the office call and was given a prescription which cost $300.00 so I did not fill it due to not being able to afford $300.00 mthly.  Insurance would not cover the prescription.  My right eye aches.  My vision is not 20/20.  I wish I would have kept my glasses.  I need them more now then I did before the surgery.  I would give Dr. Boothe the worse score.  He's just in it for the money and doesn't care at all about you after the surgery.    




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2006 I have not and will not be a patient of this doctor. Reasons for this is one I've talked to the staff and source will not be name. This doctor has committed malpractice in his employees eyes but threatens them with legal action of a non-disclosure agreement they have sign. He has also fallen asleep during surgery (This can be confirmed by his staff). He also treats his staff like they are slaves and not human beings, yes they are getting paid but even I wouldn't work for what I'm hearing them say he calls them and the way he treats them. He is always firing his office staff because of incompetency when he is the one who is incompetent. Today he has had two of his staff walk out of the surgery room and quit. One being a technician and another being an ophthalmologist. His office is also out of regulations concerning health laws. I highly do not recommend going to this doctor.

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Comments by Ex-Employee on 01/08/09, 5:24 pm

this post was dated in 2006 but yet im the reason he is losing business....yeah right


Comments by opthalmicassistant on 03/07/09, 6:58 am

i have heard through the grapevine through a reliable source that he has insomnia so he starts early and ends work super late, like sometimes 1 am. also, one of the benefits over working for an opthamologist is you can have your eyes done for free which my employer did for me, of course i wasnt your run of the meal normal patient...thats just my luck. i had thin corneas so i could not have any procedure that required a flap being made due to lack of corneal tissue and if i did why flap could have torn or abblated or worse...i could have had poor results and needed an enhancement(because unfortunately that does happen, not just to boothe)but i wouldnt have been able to get an enhancement due to lake of tissue if i did lasik, so i had to go with a more painful but rewarding procedure that gave me 20/15 vision that actually had to scrape my epithilium off and let it grow back(kinda like a lizards tail if it chopped off) but i did it because my doctor told me my best option which i already knew because im the person that works up pts. that alone proves that everyone is NOT an ideal candidate for lasik or intralasik because i would have rather had those istead of lasek because of the pain involved but i didnt because i did not want to risk my outcome at all. but my comment about free surgery when you work for an opthamologist was just that i heard he makes his employees get it done very very late at night due to the insomnia. now like i said i do not know if any of this is true becasue i never worked for him. i have also heard more things from an ex employee that worked for him years ago that came to us for surgery but i would hope and pray that he did not make his employees do what she said because it was appalling, the accusation. yeah i know hes done numerous surgeries but its quality not quantity and meeting certain patients needs and also screening them for other possible eye disease. also i hope that he really doesnt let pts wear their contacts to the consultations then take them out because they MUST be out for a few days for the cornea not to be warped and go back to its natural state. that could affect outcomes and needing retreatments especially if a pt has astigmatism. but good luck guys. i hope things change for you and you get your eyes fixed because we have fixed and enhanced multiple eyes and done multiple enhancements or had to tell pts that the doctor they went to has made there eyes where there is nothing we can do unfortunately. and i know thats a scary thought but no one is perfect not even doctors and we all think(including me)they should be. but that saying is true 'what goes around comes around' i did however read a comment on the doc i work for on another site and it was clearly boothe but the person i work for basically only has a handful of complaints and the complaint i read took me about 15+mins to read and quite honestly the language/vocabulary that was used prevented me from understanding what happened but i do kow that i was an attack on him personally not professionally and thats unfortunate. goodbye!



Comments by opthalmicassistant on 03/09/09, 8:18 pm

he makes his employees sign a 'contract' otherwise known as a 'no compete clause' what this means is that if an employee leaves his office and is employed by another doctor in the opthamology field he can sue the doctor. even though this is not going to be held up in the stae of texas courts, doctors will not hire people who once 'belonged' to boothe because the will be tied up in legal action and for what....to lose money? if i was a doctor i would not touch an employee of his because no person is worth that much money. in some ways he cares about the money but in this way....its more about proving a point and to scare his employees into staying.




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