When I was diagnosed with invasive squamous cell carcinoma in January 2007, Dr. Bicher was recommended to me by my OB/GYN. When I called her office for an appointment, I was treated with professionalism as well as compassion and given an appointment for a consultation the next afternoon.
At my initial appointment, I was very nervous and frightened but Dr. Bicher and her staff immediately put my mind at ease. Dr. Bicher has a calm demeanor that exudes a quiet confidence. I loved that there were pictures of her husband and children in her office.
My husband and I met with Dr. Bicher, first, in her office and were able to give a detailed history of the problems that I had been having. She looked over my medical records and asked a lot of questions. Next, Dr. Bicher performed a thorough exam where she initially "staged" my cancer. (The CT scan that was performed the next week verified her initial staging.) After the exam, my husband and I were shown into her office again where she explained the type of cancer that I had, the surgery that she would perform, the probably outcome and issues that I would deal with along the way, and allowed us to ask every question that we could think of. I felt like I was a partner in my care rather than just a patient. She helped me feel more in control of my situation. That was a blessing.
I never once, felt rushed or hurried through the process. She was empathetic and concerned about me but gave me every confidence that I would be OK.
The experience, from start to finish, was as pleasant as it could have been. That is saying something!
While in the hospital for the hysterectomy, the nursing staff had nothing but praise for Dr. Bicher. I was told numerous times that if they were having surgery, she would be the doctor that they would choose. I saw her immediately before the surgery and numerous times during her rounds. Any concerns that I had were addressed quickly.
I know that Dr. Bicher is an extremely busy woman but I never felt that she had any other patients other than me. I felt as if my care were her one and only priority.
I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone facing cancer or pelvic/GYN surgery.
I am thankful that I was sent to such a competant, talented, and caring physician.
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