THE EMERGENCY ROOM STAFF GIVE EXCELLENT CARE For what it is worth, I wish to Acknowledge several or more E. R. Staff that Deserve High Praise for a Job Well Done at Grady's E. R. *Catch Me I'm A Star *Terrica Lowe *Donna Johnson (RN) *Elliot Post (Supervisor) *Eric Brown (NP) *Dr. Hirsh (MD) *Kimberly Hill (Lab) *Ms. McCain *Candance Morgan *Ronnie Richey *Deborah Triage) *Chakeita Cofield (Traige) *Banner Zimmeman (Triage *Tyreca (Triage) Transporter The names listed above are people that work in the E. R. of Grady Health Care Stystem. They all went Above and Beyond what was expected of them. Grady should be O' so Proud of the Emergency Room Staff. Special Special Thanks to Deborah (Triage Area) of the E. R. I believe she is a Transporter. Deborah is Truly Great with the patients that are seen in Triage. Also 2 Amazing Triage Nurses "Chakeita Cofield and Banner Zimmerman". They were something Wonderful to Behold in Caring for the Sick and the for real 911 cases that came in. Thank and Praise God that I am a Grady Patient and so are my wife and kids. Thank you for this opportunity to share positive feedback about Grady's E. R.
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I went to Progressive medical center after suffering from exhaustion and a poor memory and a lack of energy. I felt like it was 4pm at 11am. To cut a long story short, the diet that they put me on, my weekly routine along with the supplements that they prescribed have drastically helped my health. It was a combination of leaky gut, gluten reaction and an exhausted thyroid that were the cause. Overall, the staff was very kind and receptive and the doctors answered my questions very professionally and knowledgeably. Its a well rounded approach, you also see a dietitian as part of the process. In my case i had a LOT of blood work, stool tests and a saliva tests that revealed a great deal of information to help me with my condition. I would give this place 5 stars, if it wasn't for the cost. You wont spend about 3K+ out of pocket like some of the other places that are as reputable or similar (my opinion after reading other peoples reviews on the facilities i researched), but you might have to pay about half that much(in my case)...this might be more or less depending on what they are treating. This is the amount out of pocket (After insurance had kicked in). Did they warn me about the cost on the first visit....YES....do i regret the amount that i have to pay(i have a 12 month payment plan).... NO. When your health starts affecting your job, relationships, and confidence(memory loss), it put a different perspective on how much i was willing to pay. Most importantly, i can remember stuff far better than i have in years and i cant put a price on that! If you have a short term disease, injury (flu, sprained acl) then this might not be the best place for you. But if you have a chronic disease, then I would highly recommend these guys! They really know what they are talking about.
Thank God for Progessive Medical. I had been to over 30 different doctors over the course of 2 years and was told by each that I either had nothing wrong with me, my ailments were all in my head or that they couldn't do anything for me and I would live out the rest of my life in pain and confusion. My wife had heard about Progressive and decided to do the new patient tour without me (as I was bed ridden by this time) and returned home excited. I could tell from the first appointment with the doctor that this place was different from any other I had been to. They listened to what I had to say, looked me in the eye as I was talking, and didn't rush me out so they could get to their next appointment. I was immediately given a treatment plan that was adjusted as my condition required. After 2 years of searching for an answer, I was given one by Progressive Medical! In 3 short months I was driving again! I continued to improve under their care and haven't looked back since. This place is super comprehensive, so at first it does seem confusing because all that is going on inside one building. (Which is another great attribute. You don't have to drive all over town to see different doctors and get different treatments.) I hate to think what my life would be like today if my wife hadn't taken that patient tour and insisted I go. They gave my wife her husband back, my kids their father, and me my life!
Things have really changed over at Grady in the past few years. They are in the process of building a brand new Emergency Department Tower that will relieve the insane congestion of the current tiny ER that so many have experienced. The doctors at Grady are from Emory and Morehouse so you are getting the best of the best. Some of the floors have been completely renovated but I can assure you that the equipment and the staff are of the highest quality. Yes, Grady treats a lot of gun shot victims, but you wanna know what? Those people walk out of Grady as well. Grady has 2 helicopter pads on the roof that all day receive patients that are too critical to be assigned to just any hospital in Atlanta. If I had to trust my life to ANY hospital in the greater Atlanta area, I would choose Grady!
If you are looking for an alternative to standard medical treatment this is the place. Each staff person was very attentive during their visit with me. Exceptional service, a quality facility and a wonderful atmosphere to be restored back to health. I came into the facility "dragging my leg" and unable to put weight on my foot due to a tear in my tendon and two sprains in my right knee. After only one "pain management treatment", I was able to walk out of the facility walking on my foot. Dr. Mike Gramazio is wonderful in administering pain management - he definitely has the "magic touch" (blessed hands). My visit and satisfaction with Progressive Medical is certainly deserving of not only five stars but ten!!!
PMC and the staff members have been very attentive and they are very caring and informative. I have been treated for conditions that my traditional doctors do not even care to acknowledge that may be the underline cause for my heart condition, such as leaky gut and mercury poisoning . PMC is trying to find a solution opposed to just treating symptoms. Overall, my health has improved. I also enjoy going to the Pain Management department and trying their alternative methods of treatment. When I leave a session, I am energized and more alert. I recommend trying the hyperbaric chamber! Awesome experience so far!
We called Royal Flush Plumbing out to my elderly mother's house over off of Briarcliff Rd so that we could get a second opinion on a new sewer pipe. Another plumber in Atlanta, Ga had been out because her toilet lines had gotten clogged. This other company told her that she needed all new pipes and it was going to cost $4800.00. Royal Flush came out and said that all the line needed was to be "snaked" and it would cost $175 to try that. They did it and it worked. Way to go guys! It's nice to see that not everyone will take advantage of the elderly. You all are awesome!!
First all I want to say this is the best place I came to. I've been to so many places and know one couldn't tell me what was wrong with me. But when I went to progressive medical group. They treated me with respect and right away did lost of testing and they told me I had hypothyroidism . And they also give me natural suplyments . And ever since I've felt soo much better I recommend this to anyone. Who's medical issues haven't been resolve. Please check them out for your self. And find out. Good luck to all those sick people out there. Who haven't found relieve.
Girrrrrrrrl! This is an customer oriented company! They are fast and efficient. All the plumbers are licensed. You can tell because they take their jobs very seriously. The conversations between the workers is on point. I like this because I didn't have to reexplain myself to the plumber once he got here. Talk about honoring the 24/7 motto. It was 2am when I called and I didn't have to pay an after hours fee. He didn't try to over sell me or make me pay for some junk I did not need. I was soooooo happy I called.
I was a smoker with huge anxiety problem for over 30 years. After spending two sessions with Alisa I am now a non smoker. And 6 sessions later I have my anxiety under control and I don't have panic attacks at work anymore. It has now been eight weeks since I have had a cigarette. I only wish I had have done this sooner. Thank you Alisa and Hypnois 2 Change for all of your help and support. I Highly Recommended for anyone who is ready to quit smoking or dealing with anxiety to see Alisa.
There has perhaps never been a better tool for do-it-yourself home handymen than the internet. With detailed instructions and videos explaining how to perform a number of common maintenance and renovation tasks around a house, an untrained homeowner might be surprised at how much he or she can accomplish with a quick search online. But even with all of this information, there are still many jobs that lie far outside the scope of most DIY enthusiasts. General contractors are there to fill in this gap.
A general contractor specializes in seeing a home remodel or repair project through from start to finish. To do this, the contractor works with the client - whether they are a homeowner or business - to nail down the scope of the work. Then he or she will turn to one or more subcontractors for specific tasks, like equipment operation, design, electrical work or whatever else is needed.
In essence, general contractors could be thought of as middlemen between a homeowner or business owner and any number of specialists. To get their money's worth, many assume they should just "cut out the middleman" and hire specialists directly, but this often proves more difficult in practice. General contractors won't be completing an entire project by themselves, but should have a long list of dependable experts who can work together and accomplish any task. They might also serve as the manager on the site of a construction project, overseeing workers and providing guidance and assistance when needed. For larger projects, though, the contractor might only handle administrative matters and employ a foreman or other professional for on-site supervision.
There are many general contractors who also specialize in certain tasks themselves. There is usually at least one general contractor on hand to organize the construction of an entire home, for example. But general contractors could also help a homeowner add an additional bedroom, build an in-ground pool or complete a major landscaping project. They could also work with a business to add or improve office space, whether that means making more room or converting a commercial building from a nail salon to a restaurant. Basically, if it's a job that involves building or repairing, a general contractor probably knows how to get it done.
No matter what the exact job may be, a contractor will probably need to accomplish several other essential tasks in pursuit of the ultimate goal, which may include:
- Understanding and applying for building permits to meet local regulations
- Organizing a budget and adhering to it throughout the project
- Gathering all the necessary tools and equipment, from hammers and shovels to large excavators and generators
- Securing the construction site and equipment after work hours
- Working with personnel on-site to address any issues
- Keeping records of materials, labor and all other expenses
Every general contractor performing any kind of work on a project must be licensed to do so in their state. The guidelines for the specifics on licensing vary from state to state. Some states might only require registration of contractors, which is different from licensing. Registration typically means that there must be a written record of what work is being performed and by whom, but it does not guarantee professional knowledge. Licensing, on the other hand, involves an examination process to assess professional competence.
Whether your state requires licensing or registration of contractors, there should be a record of most professionals willing to complete certain projects in your area. Check your state or county website for more information. In states that require licensing, every licensed contractor's contact information is available online or from another public source.
Not every project needs to be completed by a licensed or registered contractor. If it's just a minor job that won't take more than a day or two, and will cost less than a few hundred dollars, it's likely not necessary to find a licensed or registered contractor. However, anything bigger or more expensive, or a project involving plumbing or electrical work, needs to be completed by a licensed or registered professional.
General contractors also must be covered by an insurance policy. This should include liability coverage for any property damage that could be inflicted in the course of a job. It should also include a worker's compensation policy in case anyone is injured on the job. Before hiring a contractor for anything, ask for written proof of this insurance to see exactly what is covered.
A number of trade associations for contractors in the U.S. exist. Some of the biggest include:
- Associated General Contractors of America: Represents more than 6,500 general contracting firms and more than 9,000 specialty contractors nationwide.
- Associated Builders and Contractors: Represents non-union contracting firms.
Most trade associations for general contractors will provide references for anyone looking to hire a contractor for a specific project. They may also provide a number of benefits for their members, including assistance with licensing, training, insurance and business development.
Hiring a General Contractor
No matter what you need accomplished, you want to choose a contractor who can get the job done right at a reasonable price. Obviously, this is easier said than done, but there are a few steps you can take to ensure you find a trustworthy general contractor.
Finding general contractors
The first, and perhaps most reliable, way to find a general contractor is to ask friends and family members for a recommendation. If you know anyone who has had major work done on their home, particularly if it's a similar job, ask them who they hired and if they were pleased with the result. You could also ask neighbors about who they've hired if you notice work being done on their house. Many remodeling contractors post signs in front of homes to advertise their services. As a general rule, it's rarely a good idea to hire a contractor who solicits work by going door to door.
If you are considering hiring a contractor without a personal recommendation, ask the contractor for references from past clients, and do as much background research on them as possible. Look for any complaints (or compliments) online to get a better idea of their track record. There are a number of websites specializing in connecting contractors with people or businesses who need work done. These sites may also allow past clients to submit their own reviews of the contractor.
Before hiring a contractor, make sure you are both in agreement on the project's budget. It's normal for most contractors to charge clients a premium not only for the labor expenses and zoning expertise, but for acquiring the materials as well. Be as clear and concise as possible regarding what you'll be purchasing yourself and what you will be paying the contractor to complete. Homeowners may be able to find a better deal on raw materials when they purchase these directly, but they first need to be sure they aren't buying the wrong things.
Don't forget to discuss how the project will be finalized and what will be done about cleanup. Plans for how the work site will be cleaned at the end of each day as well as at the conclusion of work need to be put in writing. An experienced general contractor should make every effort to keep the workspace clean and prevent dirtying or damaging any other area. Even so, talk with the contractor about the daily schedule, the logistics of transporting workers and equipment, and how cleanup will be handled.
As previously mentioned, you need to make sure to follow any state and local regulations regarding construction work, which includes hiring a licensed or registered general contractor. Ask the contractor for proof of their certification before signing anything, as well as their proof of insurance. You should also check your homeowners insurance policy to see if they offer coverage for contracted work. You may want to call your insurance provider and ask for more details on what your plan will and won't cover.
Perhaps the best way to feel safe about a contractor and the work being done is to hire a contractor you trust. This is why relying on personal references from friends and family is so important, and will often provide a great deal of peace of mind. If you aren't able to obtain a reference, work to conduct extensive research on the contractor as well as the work you are hiring them to perform. This should bring everyone's expectations into alignment and result in a safe work environment.
Before any money changes hands, there should be a contract to sign. Make sure the specifics of the work to be done and all costs are listed in the contract, right down to the most precise details. If you forget to have something included in the contract after signing it, there's rarely a chance of recourse.
Once the specifics of the job are nailed down, be sure to discuss the payment schedule with the contractor. This is important because paying too much up front offers the homeowner minimal leverage if the quality of work does not meet expectations or contractual specifications. Try to establish a reasonable pay schedule with the contractor, such as paying 10 percent of the total cost for each 10 percent of the work that is completed. It's a good idea to include this payment plan in the contract as well.
Finally, look into getting a lien release signed before work begins. If there is ever a dispute regarding payment over the course of the project, a contractor or subcontractor could place a payment claim, or lien, on your property. This can trigger a long legal process that may be frustrating. To avoid this, ask the contractor to sign a lien release, which is a legal agreement that states that any payment accepted is final. This can come in handy if a contractor has his or her own payment issues with their subcontractors. Signing a lien release form certifies that any payment made by a client to the contractor is enough to pay for any goods or services rendered. A lien dispute could also be prevented by performing due diligence prior to picking a contractor, as any contractor with good credit and a long track record of satisfied clients should have no trouble paying for materials and labor once all contract conditions have been met.
Once work is underway, it's never a bad idea to check up on the progress of the job, either by staying in touch with the contractor over the phone or visiting the site in person. If you work with a trustworthy professional, it's probably best to keep your distance and allow everyone to stay busy. If you want to keep an eye on things, make sure workers wear the right safety gear and that everything looks to be moving along according to schedule. Finally, once work is finished and you are satisfied, be sure to thank your contractor and tell friends or family members about your experience.