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Arthur M. Carlin, M.D.
What was your first impression of him/her? rn Dr. Carlin was impressive. Dr. Carlin was easy to talk with. I was impressed because he has the ability to see past the store front, so to speak. I stated that she, my daughter, went to the gym with me when my other best friend could not, Dr. Carlin was quick to make note that I considered my daughter to be my one of my best friends. You just know when you meet good people. I felt that he was a good person. I really liked his demeanor. Dr. Carlin was confident yet caring.rnHow did your impression change over time? rn Dr. Carlin was impressive. Dr. Carlin was easy to talk with.rnrnHow would you describe his/her office staff? rn The office staffs were friendly and professional. And the Nurse and PA (Elisa) were both professional and efficient.rn Dr. Tour and Elisa are Dr. Carlinís PAís, they do a terrific work. The both have good bedside manners and make you feel comfortable when documenting your information. Wonderful Wanda, She is famous you know! She is listed in the credits of one of the required reading books. She is truly an angel and I canít say enough about her and those great organizational skills. Everyone was extremely nice and could not make me feel relaxed enough. My questions were address with most professionalism, and to my satisfaction. The process that is established to care for the patients is well managed.rnHow much does he/she emphasize aftercare? rn Aftercare is complimented with access to the nurse and other staff.rn Follow up appointments are booked prior to surgery, rn Dietitian appointment is scheduled 2 weeks after surgery with telephone and internet contact communication.rn You are educated on what and how to meet your new needs as a bariatric surgery patient.rn The process that is established to care for the patients is well managed.rnrnDoes he/she have a structured aftercare program? rn Yes it whole process is a team effort. Nutrition, support group, exercise, education, medical and emotional support are addressed.rnrnHow did he/she address the risks of surgery? rn Most of this information was covered in the orientation, given by the head RN, Wanda.rn How would you rate him/her overall? rn I think he is a 10. I have no complaints. All my needs were addressed before I experienced them.rn Which is better, surgical competence, bedside manner, or are both great?rn I think he excels in both, and is a well rounded surgeon.rnrn I am truly satisfied that my journey took me to Henry Ford Hospital and Dr. Carlin and the Bariatric Center.rn
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Describe your behavioral and emotional battle with weight control before learning about bariatric surgery.
I have been over weight ever since I was in my teens. I have always felt very unconfident because of my weight. I remember wehn I was young I would not eat when I was on a date, because I was afraid that my cate would be upset at how much I ate. Or that he might think I was a Pig. Even befor that I had issues about self confidence because, My Mother was morbidly obese. The kids made fun of me because of her condition. I did not want her to go to any of my school stuff, because of that. I never told her though. Ever time I would try to lose my weight, I always started with determination. some how I would gradually become side tracked and end up losing the battle. It almost seemed as though when someone would give me a compliment of how...
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