A couple weeks ago, while trying to get something in a cabinet, I fell off a ladder and my right hand went through the kitchen window. I went to the ER, and instead of patching me up and sending me to my PCP to get a referral, Dr. Roxas from CHOMP made calls to a couple of doctors to see who is available ASAP, as I severed the tendon and nerves between my thumb and pointer. I had no feeling in my right hand where it was cut. After a few hours in the ER, I was told that Dr. Morwood would be seeing me, and I saw Dr. Morwood the following day. After a consult with Dr. Morwood, he scheduled my surgery to be a few days later.
Consultation: Danielle and Patty are very sweet and professional ladies. Dr. Morwood was very informative, even gave me, Danielle and Patty a lesson on flexor and extensor tendons, which I very much appreciated. I asked how long the surgery would take, and he said he did not want to give me an estimate, and that he doesn’t look at the time while doing surgery as he wants to take his time and not be “rushed”.
Surgery: I remember going in the pre-op area at the MPSC, seeing Dr. Morwood briefly, he told me he would be seeing me soon, and then I was wheeled away to the surgery room. After transferring to the table, the Anesthesiologist told me exactly what she was going to do… I blinked 3 times and I was out like a light. I woke up in the recovery area 3.5 hrs later and everything was done.
Now, 1 week after surgery, I can feel my whole hand again (although 2 days after surgery I was wishing he didn’t repair the nerves because it hurt like a SOB!). The pain has subsided significantly, and in 2 days, I get the splint removed so he can check on the healing of my hand.
I see how a lot of posts talk about Dr. Morwood’s “bedside manners”… Your doctor is your doctor. He is there to make sure you are taken care of. Fix what has been broken. Doctors take their work very seriously. They’re not there to hold your hand or coddle you when you’re hurt. He’s there to fix you and send you on your way…. as he has other patients to tend to.
All I can say about Dr. Morwood is that I’m glad he did the surgery on my hand, he is very professional and straight to the point. He will not talk to you if his back is turned as he wants to give you his undivided attention when you speak. If you think he has bad “bedside manners”, maybe you all need to grow up and stop being so sensitive.