I am so glad to read you review auntie! I thought I was the only one! His office was close to my house when I moved here years ago and needed to see someone about a swollen ankle that I'd had for a few weeks. He told me I had gout...nothing was working that he prescribed and the more research I did on this illness I realized I needed a second opinion--sprained ankle. It took me a long time to go back, but I needed to for a soar throat with a fever. He did a strep test that came back negative, and proscribed a drug that after consulting two other doctors and the ER I would NEVER take! Prednisone. The side affects were horrible, and wouldn't help in the long run. After things hadn't changed a week or so later I went to get my second opinion only to be told I had mono AND strep., bleeding ear infections, and a common cold. They immediately put me on an antibiotic similar to amoxicillin, and a very strong dose of pain meds for the next four days. I hate that I still have to pay him for his lack of help!! It’s been two months since this fiasco and I still have issues, because it took so long to get the medicine I needed. The damage has been done! Horrible service as well! When I scheduled my appointment with him this last time I was told 6pm. I showed up at 5:30 to fill out forms for new insurance, and was done with them by 5:40. I waited in pain with screaming kids until 6:30, sat down in the back room until 6:35, he came in and was gone by 6:37. At 6:45 I was taken back to be given a strep test and by 7:36 he came back to tell me it was negative, and the prescription.
If I would have followed my instincts, I would have left after the first five minutes of my appt. I was new to town and went to see Dr. Bruner . He came in the room complaining, left the door open, he was very brusque, did not listen to what I was telling him and alluded to the fact that I was getting older. He dismissed the fact that I was in pain. He ignored the symptoms I was seeking help for and ordered a bunch of tests that as it turned out, had nothing to do with my problems. After three visits he told me nothing was wrong and completely misdiagnosed me. Good thing I didn't listen and got a second opinion, I received the attention and help I needed from another physician and as it turns out, I needed surgery asap. Do not waste your time and money on this doctor. He doesn't want to be bothered by his patients, he just wants to collect the office visit and send you on your way. He may have been good once, but that day has passed.