Not same as Van Marel.....Doug Van Marel was an amazing Doctor who took his time with his patients. He cared about them, answered their questions, made sure they knew all they needed to know about their specific illness. He did'nt herd his patients through his office as if they were cattle. I'm not trying to be critical of the New Doctor they brought in to replace Dr. Van Marel, he is really nice and sincere, but does'nt seem to know about certain illnesses that an Internal Medicine Doctor should know about. We felt rushed through because he was TOO busy. And Hes not the only one...the Dr. we were seeing at BC was even worse....don't get me wrong, he was nice....but again, we were rushed through, he tried to change everything that Dr. Van Marel accomplished, that was working, and all he wanted to do was argue with us about the meds my husband was taking...We have'nt had decent care since Doug left.....so now we are going to have to drive to Billings twice per month just to see a decent internal doctor, either that or drive out to Mayo every month...can't afford that!!! We miss Dr. Van Marel.
[This message has been edited by T Brown (9/25/2009)]