Posted: 1/17/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I think like most of us I will do everything I can to procratinate going to the dentist. However on this occasion past procratination I am sure it what caused my problem.
I woke up at 5 am with an excrutiating pain in my tooth, the kind that makes a manly man tear up kind of pain. I couldn't even think straight.
Fortunately I have a very dear friend that is a doctor and I was able to call him for assistance. He referred me to Dr. Richard Hlista.
They were not open yet but I managed to get Dr. Hlista cell number and withing minutes of leaving a message I was getting a return phone call tell me to come in as soon as possible they would make time for me.
That in its self blew my mind but when I got there the concern and comfort I was provided was well beyond any doctors office I had received. The staff was extremely friendly and compasionate, it was obviously they cared about me and felt my pain.
Dr. Hlista was in immediatelyl. Not like most doctors offices that you fill out paperwork, wait in the lobby, eventuatlly get moved into the evaluation room to wait longer for the doctor to finally come in and spend a few minutes with you and send you off with a large bill.
He assessed the problem and within minutes had the pain reduced to nothing. We took x-rays immediately (with something that look like it was from the future-pretty cool), met with me to discuss what he found and problem solved.
I cannot emphasize enough what a wonderful experience this was under the circumstances and would, and have, recommend Dr. Hlista and his staff to anyone. I completely understand why doctors refer to him.