Report: #401233

Complaint Review: Winters Chapel Animal Hospital

  • Submitted: Sun, December 14, 2008
  • Updated: Sun, March 06, 2011
  • Reported By: Atlanta Georgia
  • Winters Chapel Animal Hospital
    3017 Peeler Road
    Atlanta, Georgia

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This animal hospital tells nothing but lies and they are also true Scam Artists. They do not care about their clients nor do they care about the well-being and the health of their clients health. They also like to scam people for money as well. This animal hospital can't be trusted nor should they be in business. They also have extremely terrible and awful business practices. I urge you to not go to this animal hospital and have the veterinarians there care for the health and physical well-being of your animals. The veterinarians there just completely stupid and not trust-worthy. The review from Atlanta City Search (below) proves it.

This is the Review that was left on the Atlanta City Search site by another extremely dissatisfied clinent of their's:
Dr. Nachamkin
04/17/2008 Posted by jmc2002

Overall premise of situation: Cat was throwing up night before for several hours. He was just put on Thyroid medicene by the Dr about a week prior which wasn't reacting well to him. So I took him in for a look at to see if the medicene was right strength. Not to run 15 other additional tests when he was a healthy cat before the thyroid medicene was prescribed. Situation and results: Winters Chapel and Dr. Nachamkin ran unauthorized tests (after getting off the phone with us and telling us no extra work would be taken because it would be a waste and nothing was likely to show) that ranked up a $300 bill. When I called to speak to the Dr about his choice of testing and authorization he proceeded to raise his voice and say I was questioning his skills as a Dr. I explained I wasn't but didn't give him a blank check for my cat services (especially when he A) had extra work 6 weeks prior all turn out to say he was a perfect cat and B) he said he appeared to be just fine in the office that morning and had not thrown up etc so he would give him IV and anti-nausea medicene and monitor him). So of course, I was shocked to see a $300 bill for bl*od work etc. He argued his rights to do what he wanted and then said he would take the charges off with a refunded check. I said thank you as I think that the panel ordered was out of line for the symptoms and past extra work of 6 weeks ago, He then yelled you will get your records back too and Hung up on me. That was uncalled for and unmature. Especially for a man of his age and practice discipline. Overall rating: I rate him with one- star. There is another Dr there that I have seen, a woman and she was pleasant. So I limit my review to him. But, there are many places out here and you seem to see whomever they give you so if the odds are you might see him, I would go somewhere else.

This is my friend's ROR (Rip Off Report) on Winters Chapel Animal Hospital:
I used to be a client of Winters Chapel Animal hospital and my dog(s) used to be a patient of theirs. They were both Dachshunds, I no longer have them and have rehomed them for (certain reasons). Dr. AJ Silverman, D.V.M has given out personal information about one of my dogs that I did not give him consent to do so. He told person's veterinarian that purchased one of my Dachshunds from me about what had happened to her. This was back in June/July of 2006 and he never apologized for it. This veterinarian is NOT a good veterinarian at all. I immediately had him copy all of my dogs records and moved my dogs to another veterianrian that would never do something like this to his'/her's/their clients ever. I would never ever recommend Dr. AJ Silverman, D.V.M as a good veterinarian to anyone at all. If you have a new puppy or kitten or an adult dog or an adult cat, please stop seeing him immediately. If you have a new puppy, new kitten, new adult dog, new adult cat and are thinking about having Dr. AJ Silverman, D.V.M as your veterinarian...please do not have him as your veterinarian. He will do the samething to you. This is a warning to all the people in Atlanta, Georgia who have dogs, cats, puppies, and/or kittens (new and not new). I want to see Winters Chapel Animal Hospital be shut down for good. I don't think that it is ethical for them to practicing veterinary medicine and giving out personal information about the health care and treatment of their clients' pets and the people that own them. This veterinarian is completely ignorant and stupid too. I will pray and hope that he gets his license to practice veterinary medicine revoked permenantly. I know that he has already done it to several other people. Please DO NOT make the same mistake that I did by having him care for the health and physical well-being of you pet(s). I am in the process of filing a report against him with GVMA, the state of Georgia, AVMA, and AAHA, along with any other veterinary medical association that he might and/or might not be a member of.

Very unhappy
Private, Georgia

This a friendly warning to not ever use the completely incompetant and completely stupid veterinarians that work and own this animal hospital. Animal owners new, old, and potential BE AWARE!!

Atlanta, Georgia
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#1 Consumer Comment

Long Time Client of Winters Chapel Animal Clinic

AUTHOR: Bob L - (United States of America)

We have been clients of this animal clinic for 25 years and have the highest regard for the professionalism and caring attitude of the doctors and staff. We have had 3 dogs and a cat over the years. I could not imagine the doctors acting like what was described in these two events. It seems totally out of character for Dr. N and Dr. S. I have had lengthy conversations about health issues of my pets, and I appreciate their caring and the time taken to describe the health issues and possible treatments. I cannot imagine a staff more in tune with the clients and their pets. Recently I had to purchase special dietary food for our dog. I found that their prices are lower than any I could get on the internet. Over the years, we have recommended this practice to several friends, and they also heap praise on the doctors and staff.

A very satisfied customer!
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#2 Consumer Comment

Long time satisfied client of Winters Chapel Animal Hospital

AUTHOR: Dr. Gold - (U.S.A.)

As a physician myself, I am very cognizant of abilities and caring of providers of health care. In the past fifteen years, my pets (six cats and two dogs) have been clients of Winters Chapel. The docs there, most of the paraprofessionals there, have always been friendly, capable and caring individuals. I've gone through tough times with some of my pets and the staff at this location have gone through them with me. I'd fired several other veterinarians in the area because of hesitancy, indecisiveness and impersonal behavior. I'd not found that at all at Winters Chapel. When my wife's favorite cat had to be euthanized because of terminal diabetic renal failure and constant pain, the veterinarian cried with me as we gave the injection. You don't see that at most places.

Sure some folks will have bad interactions with people providing services. I don't know if the story above is true or is merely perception and interpretation. But my experiences over the long haul will keep me coming back to these folks. They give a darn!
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#3 UPDATE Employee

This person does not know us at all.

AUTHOR: Laurie - (U.S.A.)

We do not rip anyone off. We have been in business for 30 years with the same doctors. We have clients that have been coming here for all those 30 years. I have worked here for over 10 years and would not still be here if the doctors ripped people off. The doctors here are very knowledgeable, fair, great with the animals and with the owners. I would never work at a place this person described. We also have the lowest prices in the area.
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