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I have been an intensive care nurse for over twenty years , in that time I've worked with hundreds of physicians .oh let me also add , that I work in a trauma center where we deal with life and death everyday. Last week I had a pelvic ultrasound , which showed a large pelvic mass , the tech went out and called Dr Audell, and she came back gave me an order for a blood test to detect ovarian cancer, and told me to see Dr Audell in five days good bye! That's not compassionate care , she could get on the phone with me for a minute , or have me take the elevator to her office for two minutes ! We called her when I got home then she got on the phone and was condescending ( this mass was described as huge by the tech) told me things don't go fast " like Icu" . Next morning I had an apt with my internal med doctor and the results WERE read from my ultrasound and they were arguing with me about faxing them to him , like I'm supposed to wait for Dt Audell , who doesn't give a Rats Ass about her patients! I told Dr Audell I have my picture on the wall in my intensive care unit for doing my job well, she has no interest in doing even an ok job, plus my blood test was high, she neglected to tell me there are false positives nor did she say" I'm sorry " or " I wish you well when you meet the oncologist" ! She absolutely should not be in medicine , she is a person devoid of compassion and empathy and she wouldn't recognize kindness if it was staring at her in the face
This review is 7 years late, but it is a well earned. I decided to have my daughter with Dr. NorrisWalsh, but Audell delivered my baby. <br>When it finally came time to have my daughter in the hospital though, I realized what a mistake I made. I was welcomed into my delivery room by a rude nurse trying to dictate what I could and count do on my phone because I wasn't in pain when my water broke, I was notifying friends and family. <br>Hours later, I'm feeling tons of pain. Waiting for my cervix to expand. They finally gave me the epidural, but I was no where near ready to deliver. <br>A day and a half passes! Dr. Margaret S. Audell is the on call doctor. She comes in and rudely greeted herself, saying she was going to be next door delivering another baby and then taking a break for a nap (it was the middle of the night, but I've never heard of doctors napping on shifts) <br>My nurse comes in awhile after and tells me that we are going to start pushing. I asked her where the doctor was and she said she was napping still. <br>I begin pushing with the nurse, I was in so much pain, I just wanted it to be over. I pushed with her for over a HOUR before Dr. Audell came in and checked on me. She finally told us that we had to have an emergency CSection because my daughters head was crooked and my cervix was too small! <br>Exhausted by this point, I sign the papers and wait for them to take me in. <br>As they're cutting me open, I hear them talking. My daughter cries, a beautiful baby girl! <br>As they're sewing me up, I hear the nurse say "don't forget that rag" as my mom sees them pull out a bloody rag from my insides that they almost forgot in there! <br>I'm so exhausted and drowsy at the end of surgery, I barely remember holding my daughter for the first time. Unknowingly at the time, that was the only time I was able to hold her for the next few torturous weeks. <br>I'm transferred to their after delivery room. <br>I'm in so much pain and not getting any better. They allow me to eat my first meal after delivery. I was in so much pain, but starving after two days without anything but ice chips. <br>My daughter was being taken care of by amazing nurses in the NICU, she had jaundice and an infection from delivery. <br>The nurse urges me to try to walk. I could barely move from the pain, but I forced myself. Finally the doctors realize that I'm not showing any improvement so they order tests and scans to try to find out what might be wrong. Nothing shows up. They finally decide to insert a camera in my stomach. So I sign those papers and wait for surgery. <br>After surgery, I wake up with a tube down my nose and a bag hanging from my stomach for drainage. Dr. Audell tells me that they took 3 inches of my intestines for tests because they found a small "nick" or "cut" on them from the CSection. <br>I wasn't out of the clear yet. I remember one night being in so much pain, telling my dad to pray for me because I hurt so much. My parents were worried, thinking that I wasn't going to make it. No one could figure out what was wrong. And delivery was supposed to be in and out, not this case. <br> They transferred my rooms four times during my stay. Days pass, unable to move from the pain and I haven't seen my daughter again. The doctors still have no idea why I haven't shown improvement! They had an infectious disease doctor helping, he was great. He told me I had a blood infection and that I needed a blood transfusion. <br>Finally, showing some signs of improvement, they take my nose drainage out. They let me see my daughter, they wheel me to her in a wheelchair. Unable to hold her still, I was overjoyed by being able to just see her again. She was able to go home shortly after that day with my parents. <br>Twice, that's all I was able to see my precious daughter in the first almost month of her life. Three and a half weeks. <br>I continued to improve over the weeks, forcing myself to walk through the pain. They made me cough to prevent my lungs from filling with liquid. I was so depressed knowing I wasn't with my baby and stuck in a hospital. <br>Finally, the nightmare was so close to ending. After three and a half weeks, going in for what should have been a simple delivery, and only seeing my newborn twice. They let me go home. <br>Yes, I should have sued for malpractice! I was young though and just wanted to spend my time with my daughter. I have four scars on my stomach from Dr. Audell for her mistakes. They remind me everyday of that horrible experience of my first born. <br>I recently had my second child, with a WONDERFUL doctor who has his own practice in Newport Beach. He told me that those doctors should have known that my cervix was too small to begin with and should have prepped for a scheduled Cesarean. He gave me his cellphone number to call him anytime I needed to and he would meet me at the hospital. 3 days later I was out & healthy. <br>I will NEVER go back to that medical group again and I urge any pregnant woman to stay away from Dr. Margaret S. Audell!!!
Worst doctor I've had in my lifetime. I went in for my first ultrasound after finding out I was pregnant for the first time in my life on a high. We couldn't wait to see our little baby. We waited 30 minutes to be seen and then went in for the ultrasound. It didn't go well, the ultrasound tech couldn't find a heartbeat and said our baby was the size of a 6 week old, when we should be 8 weeks along. She didn't say too much, but let us know that the doctor would review the results. Dr.Audell saw us and told us that our our baby didn't develop and we were having a miscarriage. Without giving us even a few minutes to process this information, she went immediately into her spiel about the three opinions we had to abort the baby, and then said so which would you like to do? I need to schedule it. When we had blank stares in our eyes she said, oh, do you need 5 minutes? She left the room and we both broke down in tears, realizing what had just hit us. Her overall demeanor is unfriendly, unsympathetic, and as others has mentioned she doesn't listen and cuts you off mid sentence. She is awful. I went to Mission OBGYN for a second opinion and the experience was night and day. Do not go to Dr. Audell. You will be thoroughly disappointed and uninformed. She does not offer guidance like a doctor who cares should.
I would stay clear of this Dr. My daughter had a 10:20 appointment that was rather important. She was leaving for college that weekend and developed some serious issues coupled with a positive pap smear result. When she arrived to the location close to 10 minutes early she got lost inside of one of the large adjoining buildings and called the office for help finding the office. She had never driven there herself and was unfamiliar with the large hospital wing that the office is located in at the Laguna Nigel office. To be honest finding the office requires driving down a back alley like way and finding the parking lot etc, can be a headache on a first time visit. She called the office and explained she was lost inside of a large building that appeared to be the address on the web site and could they help her find her way. The person answering for their office was not even on location and just kept saying "go to the back of the hospital". As a result she arrived at 10:27. She was then told that the Dr would take one more person before her but wouldn't see her today as she wanted to go do a house visit. Sorry but you don't just drop a patient over 7 minute tardiness, particularly when the Dr. herself was already at least 30 to 40 minutes behind schedule. Moreover the office knew my daughter had symptoms that needed medication before she left town but did nothing about it. I always saw Dr Winter at this office whom I love but I would stay away from this lady. Clearly she doesn't care about her patients if she decides randomly when she will take a patient and uses a 7 minute delay on arrival as a lame excuse to cancel when she probably wanted to take a lunch break. I guess it was okay that she was already running a full appointment behind schedule. Clearly she is one of those I am god I can do what I please type of power trip Doctors.
Due to a history of sexual abuse obgyn appointments are very traumatic for me. <br>Dr Audell treated me with kindness and sensitivity. I needed a colposcopy and was terrified ,she was very gentle, took her time answered all my questions, and even gave me a hug at the end of the appointment. Thank you Dr Audell for making what can be a very traumatic experience much easier for me.
She is one of the worst doctors I have ever had in my entire life. Condescending, didn't listen, fake and worst of all was illinformed. Without divulging much in the way of health information, suffice it to say that she misdiagnosed a very common and simple result from blood work due to inadequacies of skill. She is terrible, stay away. She also did something that no doctor should ever doshe held my prescription for birth control hostage via a voicemail that said "if you want refills then you have to come back in for an appointment." Unacceptable on so many levels to me. The horror that is OC women's group is a separate review.