Dr. Carney has definitely changed my opinion of doctors and the health care profession. Until just recently, I have been averse to going to the doctor for anything. However, I just moved to Austin and needed my blood pressure and cholesterol meds refilled and just happened to contact Dr. Carney's office (in my insurance network). I was able to get in fairly quickly and she reviewed my family history and the meds I was on and was reluctant to refill my meds without doing a complete workup on me. I agreed to all that she did because it was so vitally necessary given my family history and the diseases they were afflicted with. She is a doctor that believes in educating and resolving medical issues at the root of the problems instead of just treating symptoms. She has worked with me to change my diet and to live a healthier lifestyle and for that I am truly grateful! I would not hesitate to refer her to anyone interested in finding a doctor who genuinely cares for the patients' health and well-being.
Donna, Austin, TX
Dr. Carney is serious about teaching patients to save their lives! So, if you are finally serious about taking charge of your health, you must enlist her help in your endeavor. Never, in 58 years, have I had such a thorough, informative, satisfying experience in a doctor's office. She has addressed all my issues including cardiac, diet and pain management wholeheartedly and now has me back on the path to lifelong vigor. Enough to keep up with my grand-kids, at least. She has even convinced my "meat and potatoes" husband of the benefits of a vegan lifestyle! Your search for a competent and concerned doctor who administers professional yet personal care should end with Dr. Linda Carney. But, be fully prepared to follow the doctor's orders and she'll bless your heart like she has mine.
Well here I go again, I just wrote a new review of Dr. Carney and it has disappeared into limbo.I just want to start by apologizing to Dr. Carney and her staff for the mean and untrue statements I had said in my former review. I was in pain and totally fed up with the whole medical establishment. I had been mislead and lied to by another person at my Orthopedic Dr.. Long story short, I broke my foot and went to Tex Med Clinic because I knew they had X-ray machines and I was pretty sure my foot was broke. They were great there and gave me a referral to an orthopedic surgeon to make sure I did not need surgery. My visit with Dr. Hassan was pleasant and he gave me the choice of getting a plaster cast or going with an orthopedic boot so I could bathe. I chose that one of course. I had received pain medicines at the Tex Med Clinic and when I ran out and needed a re-fill they said I needed to call my Orthopedic Dr. to obtain futher pain meds being that he was the one taking care of my foot. I called there and was put through to the nurses phone line and left a detailed message. I waited all day to hear back, finally late that afternoon I called the practice again to see if she had gotten my message. I talked to the receptionist and explained my situation. She told me straight up that Dr. Hassan did not prescribe pain medicine and that I could have the pharmacy fax over the refill request but that it would be denied. I was very confused being that he is a surgeon and did not prescribe pain meds? I asked her what I was supposed to do she said " That's not my problem". I hung up in tears and confusion. I then decided to call my Primary Physician Dr. Linda Carney. It was by then 4:00 in the afternoon. The receptionist was very pleasant and told me to come right in. How many Dr.'s would see you that fast even though it was an hour before closing. That is one of the wonder-full things about Dr. Carney, if you are her pt. she will take care of you. I explained to her what I had been told by the receptionist at Dr. Hassan's practice, she was as confused as me. She told me that she was worried about my liver functions being that I had taken alot of the medicine, and that the Tylenol in that could hurt you. She did not give me pain medicine that day and I think that is why I wrote the bad review, I was in so much pain and could not get any relief from my Dr.s, Dr. Carney told me to come in the next morning and give blood for labs, so she could check my liver. I went, and she gave me a prescription for pain, I thought it was not quite enough to handle the pain I was in, but it was better than nothing. I want to apologize for the things I said about her and the staff. They have been nothing but nice to me, and always helpful and friendly. Dr. Carney is a very caring Dr., and while I am not the ideal pt. to have, she has put up with me and for that I am grateful. I would recommend her highly if you want a Dr. that truly cares about your health and will try and get you to follow her advice. I think where we have Knocked heads the most is diet. I am not vegan nor vegetarian and I don't want to be. I respect her opinions, and I hope that from this day forward she will respect mine. Dr. Carney and her staff are top notch and once again I aplogize for my statements.They were said in frustration that had nothing to do with her practice. Buda finally has a wonderful female doctor and anyone raeading this should call her if you need a Primary Dr. she is wonderful as is her staff.
Buda, TX - 5 Star Review on Yelp
I know Dr. Carney from the time i spent in Austin, TX, very professional and always listen to what i have to say. I got so tired of doctors telling me i'm sick because i'm overweight. It's very refreshing to finally have a doctor like Dr. Carney that actually listens and goes out of her to make sure you are comfortable and understand what your body is trying to tell you. Excellent Dr. and i'm happy and lucky to have found here.
Buda, TX - 5 Star Review on Yelp
Dr. Carney and Staff, You guys are the greatest: This is the first time that I feel that I am being really cared for as a whole person, and Dr. Carney you calm my soul when I am in your presence. Please never change. I wish you all a blessed Christmas and may God bless you for your healing work.
Dr. Carney is truly a gift to this earth. She is what doctors should be and need to be!
I don't know if there are enough characters to allow me to express just what an incredible doctor Dr. Carney is.
I first learned of Dr. Carney after I saw her husband speak on her behalf at a pot luck. Dr. Carney's husband talked about her approach to treating patients using a preventative care method rather then a treat the problem after it has already occurred sort of way.
That resonated with me big time! I care about myself, the environment and animals so naturally I eat a Vegan diet and had done so for nearly 20 years. Dr. Carney promotes eating this way in lieu of the cholesterol/saturated fat laden Standard American Diet aka SAD.
I thought it would be awesome to have a Vegan doctor little did I realize that was just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to just how amazing Dr. Carney is.
She is truly an educator. And when I say that please don't groan and think "oh she is gonna talk my ear off about going Vegan etc", what I mean by educator is that she explains to you so much about your body and how it works.
She teaches you how different foods/ingredients effect your body. What vitamins and minerals your body needs and why. Each and every test she does she tells you in depth and in terms that anyone can understand just exactly what she is looking for and why.
Dr. Carney shared with me a story of a patient who came into the ER (before she started her private practice) and he had just had a heart attack. She asked him if his primary care doctor had ever told him how to prevent a heart attack in the first place to which he responds no.
That is one of the many things that inspired her to start her own practice and run it the way that she does. Dr. Carney offers patients so much GREAT information as to how they can take control of their health and prevent so many illnesses (like heart attacks) from happening in the first place.
Before becoming a patient of Dr. Carney's I had no idea that I had been receiving sub-par care from prior primary care doctors! 10 - 15 minutes with a doctor is typically all the time you get. Not Dr. Carney! She has skipped lunch just to make time for patients and to make sure she does her job to the fullest extent possible!
And to Justin P. who says she "over reaches her role as a GP", I believe other doctors UNDER reach their roles and do the bare minimum!
Granted I can not attest to her lack of tolerance for non-Vegans because I am one however I can only assume that since she is (or probably was at this point) your doctor that she just wants you to be as healthy as humanly possible so obviously she is going to recommend the healthiest lifestyle choices to you!
If you smoked crack, I am willing to bet she would advise you to cut that out of your diet as well!
But that is neither here nor there!
Dr. Carney is an amazing doctor who does things a whole heck of a lot different then most doctors these days and it is a welcome change!
If you have the chance to have this woman as your doctor I can not recommend it enough! She is worth the drive (I drive an hour just to see her!) and I am truly grateful to have Dr. Carney as my doctor and you will be too!
Pflugerville, TX - 5 Star Review on Yelp