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From Business: Convenient care for the entire family is just what South Arlington ordered. Chronic allergy sufferers, weekend athletes, and everyone in between now have a place to get well and stay well. From colds and cuts to sports injuries and preventive care.
505 Omega DrArlington, TX 76014
This medical facility is state of the art and ready to help all women with their ob or gynecological needs. There are several different doctors in this practice and the staff is friendly and professional. On site lab services available.
From Business: Welcome to Methodist Family Health Center - Charlton, nearby to keep your family healthy and bright. Whether you need treatment for colds, cuts, sports injuries, or preventive care, remember that our healing hands are conveniently close at hand.
From Business: Methodist Family Health Center–South Grand Prairie has proudly served the South Grand Prairie community for over 15 years. We offer leading-edge technology - including electronic medical records - while honoring the best traditions of primary care medicine. We strive to develop long-term relationships with our patients. We…
From Business: Your neighborhood Methodist Family Health Center - Lake Prairie is nearby to keep your family healthy and bright. Whether you need treatment for colds, cuts, or preventive care, remember that our healing hands are conveniently close at hand.
From Business: Methodist Mansfield Medical Group is conveniently located in the professional building on the campus of Methodist Mansfield Medical Center. Every member of your family - from infants to teens and adults - has easy access to high-quality, acute, chronic, managed, and preventive care, including the nationally recognized To L…
From Business: Methodist First Aid Family Care in Wylie provides both routine care and prompt medical treatment for minor illnesses and injuries. Our physicians are board certified in family medicine and specialize in urgent care, primary care, and sports medicine for both children and adults. For your convenience, we can see you on a wa…
From Business: At Methodist Richardson Health Center, we focus exclusively on primary medical care for adults 18 and over. For more than 15 years, the community has relied on our internal medicine physicians to provide comprehensive care and treat a variety of health care issues, ranging from hypertension to rheumatoid arthritis. Our boa…
From Business: At Methodist Breckinridge Family Medical Group, we are committed to providing high quality care in a warm and friendly environment. Our office is conveniently located at the corner of George Bush Turnpike and Renner Road in east Richardson - not far from Breckinridge Park. We serve patients of all ages. Methodist Breckinri…
My first time here and also my last I did not like the long wait I was in especially when I'm not feeling good at all. I saw people come in after me and leave before I even got called. My appointment was at 1:10 and its now 1:45 this is just rude and ridicoulous!!! I will not be recommending any…
From Business: At Methodist Richardson Medical Group, we specialize in comprehensive, high quality care for adults. Our physician, Pamela Singh, MD, is board certified in internal medicine. Dr. Singh has many years of experience in providing routine care for common illnesses and managing chronic conditions such as heart disease, high blo…
From Business: At Methodist Richardson Family Medical Group, we are committed to providing high quality health care in a warm and friendly environment. Our office is conveniently located on the main campus of Methodist Richardson Medical Center on Campbell Road. We serve patients in Richardson, Texas, and neighboring communities, includi…
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1200 Overlook TerFort Worth, TX 76112
I have been seen by Dr perl for over 7 years for a work comp injury. She has fought for me from day one. When they have Dr's insist nothings wrong she shows them proof and writes her essay to them. She is also very smart in other areas of the dr field. Would recommend and have recommended family…
2207 Michigan AveArlington, TX 76013
I find Dr. Okolo to be very thorough, considerate, and very understanding. She is diligent and takes time to listen to you before making prescriptions. She's indeed a good doctor to have as a personal care physician and I intend to continue to use her.
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Childtime: the best kept secret in day-care (learning center). Childtime went through a phase of not having a permanent Director and things were different. After a few months a permanent Director was appointed and things seems to be turning around. However, we had already made the decision to leave and try another day-care (learning center). We were tempted by fancy technology, defined daily learning schedules and that they never had any openings (surprisingly a slot was opened & we had to act fast). After two weeks I quickly realized I made a hug mistake. The new daycare was all smoke and mirrors. Nothing was occurring as promised during the tour. Nevertheless, leaving Childtime helped me appreciate this day-care more. So what made me run back to Childtime. 1) The friendliness in the greeting as I enter and exit daily. (no fake greetings here) 2) The Staff and Directors takes the time to listen to my concerns big or small. Even if my concerns were out of the norm (first time mom). 3) The teachers verbally telling me how my child's day went and not just handing me her daily sheet. 4) There ability to take care of my child's needs (sleeping, feeding, diaper changing) and also finding time to engage with her in developmental activities (physical, cognitive, social, emotional, etc.). 5) The class sizes are small. My child gets more attention and less accidents occur. 6) My daughter loves the staff (I watch my child's emotions because she is only 18 months old and she can't say "mommy I hate these people". The glow she had on her face when I went to visit two weeks after leaving was amazing. She wouldn't let the teachers go, I had to pull her away.) 7) Lastly, I am at ease when I leave my child because I know she is in great hands. Being able to go to work and not worry about my child is priceless. Every day-care has its plus and minus and they are still working thought some things but Childtime is right for my family.
I cannot say enough about Advanced Physical Medicine. Dr. Allen and her team are awesome. Dr. Allen cares so much about her patients and co-workers. Being a patient at APM is more like being part of an extended family. I have been a patient for over 5 years with Dr. Allen. Dr. Allen has helped me get rid of migraines. Since I have been her patient, I have had maybe 2 migraines. Before her, I was having migraines daily and was on medication. I was able to stop taking medication and still keep the migraines at bay. The massage therapist, Keicha, is amazing. The room is always very clean and organized. My husband and I have been getting massages there since before Keicha. She is by far the best masseuse they have had at APM. Keicha is not just a masseuse, she is a message therapist. She always starts by asking what problems you are having. Sometimes I go in and need the full body massage; front and back. Other times, I just need back massage. She has always worked out all the knots and stress in my muscles. She doesn't just massage; she actually gives you suggestions to keep those knots from coming back between massages. If you are a chiropractic patient, she also takes into consideration your chiropractic care when deciding what type of massage is best for you. She works great with Dr. Allen and not against her. A couple of years ago, we also saw the weight doctor. Working with him, I lost 15 pounds. My husband lost 25 pounds.
I read some of the other reviews and needed to comment. I do not go to the doctor unless I really need to and was a little worried after reading some of the reviews stating he did not help a patient. Well I can tell you that is the complete opposite of my experience. They got me in the same day, only a short wait for my appointment which was on time. He came in the room in just a few short minutes. He talked to me and let me explain my situation. He looked my over and agreed to what I had stated. He gave me the necessary perscriptions. I went home and started taking as directed and I have to tell you I was already feeling better by the next day. 2 days later even better. As I said I do not cry wolf and run to the doctor for every little thing and he read my chart so he knew that. He was quick but I call that effecient as I did not want to have to sit around - I wanted to have an appointment, get whatever was needed and send me home to rest. If you are indeed sick, I would go to Dr. Hoffman as he is there for his patients. Thanks Dr. Hoffman as I am able to return to my very busy work schedule because of your help.
My four year old has been attending Madinah Academy since January of 2011. We love this place! The staff is so respectable and caring. Its a smaller and slightly unknown center and they really get to know the family. I have had my son at various child care centers but this has been by far our best experience. I cant believe my son is learning to speak and write two languages along with all of the basic writing and other skills he would need to prepare him for Kindergarten. This is not to mention the wonderful values and kindness they help to instill in him. Did I mention the prices are SO affordable?! This is actually the most affordable place I could find in the Arlington area, and trust me i called around! Oh and I also love that the center is in a quiet but central location right near Park Row and Center st. If you guys are looking for a place for your child you dont have to take my word for it go and tour the place yourself!!
This place has the friendliest nursing staff I've ever experienced! My previous experiences in Southlake and Grapevine made me feel like a number or just a body. The staff at those places seemed almost inconvenienced, you know? Or like they'd rather be on their phones.. NOT at Trinity Park. The four nurses that I had the pleasure of interacting with were professional, warm, personable, and took the time to keep me and my partner comfortable, informed and honestly it didn't feel like going into/leaving surgery at all. They were so sweet and accommodating and I can't thank them enough for their humor, positivity, and care that goes into the work that they do. This staff took the stress right out of what would typically be a stressful event. ����Choose����this����facility����
Dr. Gorski saved our baby's life and my wife's life. My wife had a difficult pregnancy; she suffered from pregnancy-related high blood pressure called "ecclampsia" that actually caused her to pass out (it could have caused her to have a stroke and killed her and our baby). Our old doctor said she fainted because she had a full stomach and it was nothing to worry about. We were still worried so we switched doctors to Dr. Gorski who correctly diagnosed her ecclampsia and got her treated for it. A few months later my wife gave birth to our healthy daughter. "Highly recommended" is not saying nearly enough about this gifted, talented doctor.
I have seen so many good changes here lately at the center ! I love when my kids come home and randomly start counting or singing the alphabet ! I didn't even know my 2 hear old knew his ABC! And I also love that it's a Christian facility and my children are learning how to pray . I would recommend t this center because it's clean, much cleaner then other centers I have seen! I also have noticed they don't have junk food on their menu my sons old day care gave them chips and cookies all the time . It's great center and my son and daughter love going there !
I had some female issues. I went to two different doctors and they could not tell me the cause of my issue. I went to see a third doctor...Dr. Kallam. Within a couple of minutes, he knew exactly what the issue was. Wow! He is great! He has a great bedside manner! Another thing that I love about him is you are not left sitting in the room waiting forever for him to show up! He has his patients scheduled where you do not feel rushed. He takes his time and makes sure you are well informed. Kudos to Dr. Kallam and his staff!!
This is the best child care I have ever had my kids at. I am so thankful to find them. They are a family owned and they will make you feel apart of their family. Their staff is the best the 4 year old teacher has been there 19 years!!!!! and some the staff were students and are now collage students. This is a true home away form home. They have a program that will have your children ready for school. I think this is the best kept secret in Arlington.
This church has some of the best, most exciting worship I have ever encountered. The music is anointed, and it draws you close to God, while bringing Him glory. The pastor, Rev. Gerald T Waite, is anointed and preaches powerful, thought provoking messages that are culturally relevant for today. My kids love going to kid's church, where they are learning more and more about their Savior, Jesus Christ! I love this church. They make you feel right at home!
Physicians and surgeons help to keep people - from infants to the elderly - as healthy as possible. These individuals provide diagnoses and treatments for a wide variety of ailments, and preventative care and early detection for more serious illnesses. Whether you love or hate going to the doctor, the fact is your physician is there to listen to your health concerns, take preventative measures against diseases and advise you on your options for staying in tip-top shape.
In 2013, there were more than 1 million doctors of medicine in the U.S., over 854,000 of which were active. Additionally, in 2012, there were about 18,000 active general surgeons in the country. It's important to know which type of physician or surgeon you need, how to choose the best one, and account for other considerations in order to stay healthy.
Patients can choose from a wide variety of physicians depending on doctor specialty and what problems they are experiencing. Here are a few of the most common types of physicians that you may see in your lifetime:
Your GP is the doctor that you go to for regular checkups, vaccines and to identify health issues. GPs can treat many different illnesses and injuries, from the common cold to a broken arm. If your health requires a second opinion or expert care, the GP will refer you to a specialist who has the skills to focus in on the issue.
Heart attacks and heart disease are some of the most common afflictions seen across the country, making cardiologists important to your long-term health. These physicians specialize in studying and treating the heart and related diseases.
Other than a GP, the dentist is likely the most common physician you'll ever see. These professionals work with the human mouth, ensuring that your teeth and gum health are up to par. Patients typically go to the dentist twice a year.
Dermatologists are focused on skin-related issues and diseases, from skin cancers, to acute acne, eczema, psoriasis, and general cosmetic concerns like aging and scars. Most will also perform annual or semi-annual mole checks to screen for any signs of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer.
If you have a number of sinus infections or have had your tonsils taken out, you've likely seen an ENT specialist. ENTs handle ailments related to the ear, nose and throat, often related to taking out tonsils and treating hearing issues.
For many women, their gynecologist and obstetrician are the same person. These professionals work with the female reproductive system to focus on reproductive health, fertility issues, prenatal care, options for new and expectant mothers, neonatal care and childbirth. OB/GYNs can also help in the early detection of breast or cervical cancer.
There are obviously a number of physicians that you can choose from, but how do you know if they're the best choice for you? Here are a few considerations to help you pick a physician:
Look at Your Insurance
Before you get down to the details, you need to verify which doctors are covered by your insurance and whether they are in or out of your carrier's network. Rates may be cheaper if the doc is in network – a doctor can be covered by your insurance but not necessarily in network. Out of network is typically more expensive. Doctors often add and drop plans, so it's important to ensure that your options are compatible with your insurance plan. Doing your homework will help you avoid unexpected expenses.
Check for Board Certification
Your physician should be certified through the American Board of Medical Specialties. Doctors must earn a medical degree from a qualified school, complete three to seven years of residency training, be licensed by a state medical board and pass one or more ABMS exams to be certified.
Examine the Reviews
Reviews of a doctor can reveal a lot about what your experience may be like. People may grade on staff friendliness, availability and effectiveness of treatment. Looking at these evaluations and getting recommendations from family and friends can direct you toward a physician for your needs.
Surgeons can literally hold your life in their hands, and it's important to find the best one that can put you at ease and treat you effectively
You need to feel comfortable with your surgeon. It's important to communicate your concerns and that your surgeon can respond adequately. Surgeons should be willing to go over the details of your procedure and answer any questions that you may have. They must take the time to discuss and address your worries.
If you're going in for surgery, you want someone that knows what they're doing and has a high success rate. Ask how often the surgeon performs this surgery and try to find one that regularly does it. This will give you peace of mind that you're in capable hands.
Your decision on a physician or surgeon can be majorly affected by the insurance plan you have. You may have insurance through employment, your spouse, your parents if you're under 26, or the marketplace if the previous options don't apply to you. It's important to understand how your insurance works to have the full picture of what you'll need to pay for.
Your insurance will have a deductible, which is the amount that you're responsible to pay for covered medical expenses. Some plans have coinsurances, where you must pay a certain percentage of the bill, and insurance will cover the rest. Co-pays state a flat rate for certain services, like paying $20 when you visit your GP or a $100 co-pay for an emergency room visit. Once you reach your out-of-pocket maximum, which will differ if you're an individual or within a family plan, your insurance may pay for 100 percent of covered medical expenses for the rest of the plan year.
If you plan to go to the doctor, need medication or have been recommended for surgery, call your insurance provider or go online to see what your plan covers. You can choose the best doctor for your needs, understand your options and prevent yourself from being blindsided by medical expenses.
Most doctors require a phone call for an appointment, although some may provide online scheduling as well. Be sure to have your insurance card with you when you set an appointment, and to bring it with you to the actual appointment. They need the ID numbers to verify your coverage, and will usually make a copy of the card for their files so you don't have to show it again unless your insurance changes.
When you call, let them know if you're a new patient, as this will require you to complete some paperwork for your first visit. Tell them the reason for your visit, such as your symptoms if you're feeling sick. It's also important to inform them if you have Medicaid and to find out if you need to bring anything to the visit, like current medications or medical records.
From here, the receptionist will likely ask what dates and times work best for you. During your call, it's important to be honest about your symptoms and the reason for your visit. This information will help the doctor treat you and give him or her an idea of what to expect. Your appointment may progress faster as a result, and the doctor can come prepared with a list of options to better care for you.
Doctors see a number of patients in a day, sometimes in 15-minute increments in areas where the physicians are in high demand. This can leave little time for doctors to perform thorough examinations, and they can end up missing certain problem indicators. While some problems, like a cold or flu, can be diagnosed in this time, more complex ailments require attention, which takes up time. Reviews can illuminate which doctors actively spend the necessary time with their patients and which ones are pressed against the clock to meet demand.
Surgery has some more dire risks attached to it, so be sure to talk to your surgeon about the potential issues that can come up as a result of your procedure. If a patient has a reaction to anesthesia, it can cause very serious complications, but this is an uncommon occurrence. Blood clots can be a significant problem after surgery, often caused by inactivity during recovery. Infections, numbness, scarring, swelling and death are all possible, but the likelihood of these issues will vary depending on the type of surgery you're undergoing. Talk to your doctor about your concerns and your risk potential.
Surgery affects people in different ways, but as you begin to emerge from anesthesia, you'll want to alert your nurse to any issues you may have. The nurse will tell you how the procedure went, what effect it will have on your condition, what to expect when you get home and how long it will take to get back to normal. If you start feeling pain, the nurse may give you medication to stop it from getting worse. When possible, it's also advised to move around to avoid blood clots from developing in your legs. This can be as simple as occasionally flexing your knee or rotating your foot.
Some surgeries are outpatient procedures, where people are released the same day. For major surgeries, patients may stay at the hospital for a few days to be monitored and address any concerns before being sent home. Discuss with your surgeon the projected length of the hospital stay and what you need to bring.
Your recovery time and follow-up expectations will vary depending on your procedure. For example, you can be expected to be on your feet within a few days of having your wisdom teeth taken out, but it may be weeks before you have fully recovered from a broken foot or heart-valve surgery. Your surgeon will give you a list of things that you'll need to do during this time, including what medications to take and when you'll be able to get back to work and other activities.
Every surgery will have a follow-up call or appointment to discuss your recovery and allow you to ask any questions about unusual symptoms or changes in your overall health. If you have a major operation, like heart surgery, it's important to make regular checkups with your doctor or a specialist to ensure that everything is normal. Visiting a doctor will help deter infection and verify that everything is healing as expected. These appointments will give you peace of mind about your state of health and ensure that any issues are caught early on.