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I am not sure why all of this complaining on this site against this business. I have been a patient since 2004. Yes, Dr. Smith does look at his computer but he does listen. He is very helpful and has been instrumental in turning my life around. Getting prior authorization is not a new thing as one reviewer put it. It is standard practice. I will say this office makes a person take responsibility for their own care and maybe that's the problem with these reviews. People reviewing are lacking the responsibility to care for themselves. Dr. Smith (just one of the doctors there) won NAMI's Doctor of the Year award a few years ago. Dr. Smith does not do counseling. He does medication management. They have a staff of licensed social workers to care for the counseling needs of the patient. These reviews are just bogus. The phone situation has never been a problem. I have emailed and always gotten return emails right away. I have called after hours and always received a call back. I have left messages and always been contacted. These are straw men issues these people are bringing up. I have only one thing to say. These people are mentally ill who wrote these reviews and obviously they have made little progress.
When I first came to see Dr.Schwartz for RSD, I was not sure how many visits I would need. I was very optimistic from the start. I realized since he is a specialist, it would definitely take several appointments to see what I respond to. I have been seeing Dr. Schwartz now for 2 years and my appointments are now only as maintenance. He has helped me tremendously. Have an open mind when you go to a specialist. These wonderful doctors need to try all they can to help get you better.
A lot of psychiatric care involves medication. You do have to have regular check ups. A doctor cannot prescribe medication and not see you to re check your progress. He could get in trouble. Therapy is also part of treatment, just medication will not work. Blaming a psychiatrist office for your lack of success is not going to help you.
I have been taking my pet family to Pleasantburg Veterinary Clinic for almost 20 yrs. and wouldn't consider going any where else. the whole staff is friendly and caring,and Doc is very concerned about every pet that comes through the door.He takes his time and explaines what is going on with your pet and answers all your questions.
I have not been to my appointment yet. The only complaint so far is that I am in agreement with another reviewer in that the "phone tag" game for communicating with them is ridiculous! I don't want counseling , just med control. So, I really hope Dr. Smith works out since another reviewer said that is about all he does.
I had different vet for my cat many years ago. After she passed in 1997, I bought 2 dogs. The vet I had at that time misdiagnosed my female dog and she died of heart failure in 2005. A neighbor of mine suggested Poinsett Animal. I've been very happy since. I would highly recommend this facility to anyone with pets.
My daughter has RSD and we came across Piedmont Physical Medicine on the internet. After going from Dr. to Dr. We are now at the right place. We are extremely pleased with the care Dr. Schwartz is giving her. We now have answers.
I am a new patient. I really appreciate the honesty of Dr. Schwartz. I wanted relief from my pain and he did not come in selling me a bag of treatments. He gave me my potential options and let me take the lead.
Dr. Schwartz is wonderful. I am finally feeling some relief from my pain. I came out today in bad weather and so thankful he was open. If it was any other doctor I probably would have cancelled.
I met Dr. Schwartz at the airport and he was telling me what he does. I have a bad ankle from a runners accident and decided to come in from Atlanta . One of the best decisions I have made.
Choosing the right vet for your pet can be tough. After all, your furry friend can't tell you how he or she feels about the doctor. Even though you're not the one treated by the vet, whoever your animal sees is obviously your decision. Since many veterinary diseases and injuries can turn into emergencies very quickly, it's important to have a go-to vet. This way, you can ensure you'll know whom to see when your animal needs care.
Speak to your friends and family about vets who've treated their pets. You can even talk to your groomer or an animal shelter worker for referrals. When you visit the clinics you've been referred to, check that the facility is clean, animals are separated and the staff is calm and courteous. Not all clinics are American Animal Hospital Association accredited. This accreditation isn't a legal necessity, though a clinic that's AAHA-accredited is guaranteed to offer high-quality medical care. To receive accreditation, the clinic has to meet the AAHA's standards in the areas of facility, equipment and quality care.
If you're looking for a specialist, you want to make sure he or she is board-certified to practice in that specific area of animal medicine. You'll want to make sure your vet is also convenient to visit, so there are factors to take into account.
The type of animal you own should play a part in which vet you choose as well. While your options are vast if you have a dog or cat, you may have to visit an avian clinic for your bird or an exotics clinic for your snake.
Just as there are many types of doctors, there are many types of vets. Some focus on livestock or house pets, while others may specialize in dentistry or surgery. They may work in a veterinary clinic or zoo, working specifically with the animals housed there, or travel to farms to work with livestock. Since horse racing and other equestrian activities are so popular, some vets are trained to work just with horses.
Diseases, like malaria and yellow fever are also transmitted through animals. Some vets have insight to diseases that affect both humans and animals. Vets have contributed to the treatment and cure of many diseases that plagued both humans and their furry friends.
Government agencies employ veterinarians as well. When an animal comes from a foreign land, these vets quarantine them and check for any diseases that may be present in an effort to control new diseases that can be brought into the country. Other Specific types of vets include:
A vet assistant works alongside the veterinarian and helps out around the clinic. In some cases, they may assist vets in surgery or restrain struggling animals during tests or lab work. The everyday duties of a veterinary assistant include; monitoring and caring for animals after surgery, keeping medical records, cleaning animals' teeth, feeding and bathing them, cleaning cages, sterilizing surgical equipment, giving animals medication, collecting samples for testing and performing laboratory tests, and offering grief counseling to pet owners.
It's a good idea to bring your pet to the vet regularly. This way, he or she becomes familiar and comfortable with the care providers, and you can stay on top of your pet's preventative care. If the animal is small enough, bring it to the office in a carrier. Just as you visit the doctor for a yearly check up, you should bring in your pet for regular check ups as well. During a routine veterinary visit, the vet will probably begin by asking you if there have been any changes in your pet's behavior or habits.
The vet will then take your pet's vitals, like weight, temperature, pulse and respiration rate, and perform a physical examination of the pet. During a physical exam, the vet checks the abdomen for swollen organs, and the legs, feet and joints for any potential problems. Depending on the age, breed or condition of your pet, your veterinarian may also check the eyes, ears and mouth.
When your vet conducts a full body examination, he or she will check out your pet's coat and skin, noting any hair loss, itchy spots or lumps. Keep note of your animal's shedding habits so you can let the vet know if anything seems abnormal. The vet will check for parasites, fleas, ticks, mites and heartworms as well.
Vaccinations are also important to your pet, especially if you have a cat or a dog, and your vet will suggest that you make sure they're current. Keeping up to date with vaccinations can prevent your furry friend from getting distemper, rabies, hepatitis and lyme disease. Some vaccinations last longer than others, so speak to your doctor about staying caught up with your animal's shots.
Just like your own health insurance, you want to make sure your animal is covered before he or she needs veterinary services. Some common animal surgeries can cost thousands of dollars, and you don't want to end up having to foot a surprise bill that costs more than your paycheck.
There's no set price for pet health insurance. Costs can depend on factors such as where you live, the age and breed of your pet, and how much coverage you want. Before you take out a pet insurance policy, you'll want to meet with your vet to go over what he or she thinks your animal should be covered for. Many vets believe that you should make sure cancer, chronic disease, hereditary and congenital disease, and common breed-related medical conditions are all addressed in your policy.
Some pet owners can't afford insurance for their pet, so there are other options to make paying for surprise pet visits as easy as possible. Some pet stores have wellness plans - which tend to be much cheaper than an insurance policy - that offer shots, check ups, screenings and discounts on various procedures your pet may need. A lot of veterinary offices offer payment plans for pricey procedures as well, as long as you have decent credit history. For a last-ditch option, there are even privately funded organizations that offer pet owners financial aid for their pet's treatments.