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19296 Stone Oak PkwySan Antonio, TX 78258
RMA of Texas is without a doubt the BEST place to go if you are having trouble conceiving. They have the most warm, friendly, and competent staff--staff who will call you back for ANY question you might have--and within a reasonable time period, and Drs. Hudson and Arredondo are both awesome. …
109 Gallery Cir Ste 131San Antonio, TX 78258
I've been going to this doctor for 6 or 7 years and the office staff have always handled my calls, questions, messages and the like with professionalism and ease. I get calls back same day or next. And I love that he's added an assistant to his practice. If he can't see me, she can. Wait time va…
2034 Babcock RdSan Antonio, TX 78229
I absolutely love this clinic. I started going here for their weightloss program and now Kathryn does may Botox injections and Latisse follow ups as well. I cannot say enough good things about about her. She's great. And so is the rest of the staff. I highly recommend checking them out.
104 Gallery Cir Suite 114San Antonio, TX 78258
I had an allergic reaction when stung by a wasp. I waited less than 30 minutes to be seen by a courteous staff. Dr. Gogu was just as courteous. It more than makes up for the 5 hour wait last time I went to the ER:)
19223 StonehueSan Antonio, TX 78258
Thanks! Dr. Yvonne Lai is wonderful! I went to North Central Urgent Care on recommendation from friends. I have to say the staff was great. The doctor demonstrated care and professionalism. I had seen two physicians at other facilities and neither could properly diagnose why I was in so much…
4805 Fredericksburg RdSan Antonio, TX 78229
Great Patient Care!! If you are seeking a great clinic and physician to lose weight I highly recommend IMC Oak Hills. Patient care is one of the most important things in searching for a clinic and they do an amazing job at that. Information provided by the staff is a plus as well as from Ms. M…
19222 Stonehue Ste 101San Antonio, TX 78258
Dr. Roka has a large practice and it's not by accident, he is a great compassionate doctor. His staff, not so much but I have managed with them because I take an active role in managing things and sometimes you have to use a little more effort to get things done right. Same with your health, i…
150 E Sonterra Blvd Ste 220San Antonio, TX 78258
My whole family has been going here since it opened and I've never had an issue. Dr. Geralde has found less invasive ways to treat our ailments which were spot on. His network of associated specialist are the best in San Antonio. I understand that due to the staff and his knowledge and and co…
414 W Sunset Rd #215San Antonio, TX 78209
After a serious medical problem I experienced an extreme weight loss which left my breasts 'empty', only the skin remained. I visited several doctors for consultations regarding breast augmentation. I was told a 'lift' was required prior to augmentation by a couple of the doctors. This was deva…
8228 Bandera RdSan Antonio, TX 78250
When I first went to see doctor Schultz, I could barely walk. The man was helpful and cheerful, and got me able to at least move a little without pain. I only missed work on the day I laid out to find help. His caring staff, and at his craft has given me relief and ever increasing mobility. Advi…
5025 Broadway StSan Antonio, TX 78209
This is a cool place to work out. Once you understand what to do, you'll never want to work out at another type of place. It's for people who want to work out and get resuts without it being about ego. I'm really happy here.
19178 Blanco RdSan Antonio, TX 78258
Dr. Yazdani is simply a brilliant physician. It impresses me just how precise his diagnostic always is. Sure, everybody can think twice before going with him because he doesn't accept insurance, but this is a minimal fee when you value your money, time, and most of all, your health. He pulled…
19238 StonehueSan Antonio, TX 78258
A big shout-out for the staff of ABCD Pediatrics and Dr. Schlossberg for their amazingly calm, collected and professional performance in the mist of the technological difficulties they had to face. My son has a stubborn ear infection for which I was able to get an appointment on the same day (al…
7400 Merton Minter StSan Antonio, TX 78229
Drs. Epstein & Xiou, Neurosurgeons correctly diagnosed my back problems that had left me semi-paralyzed & in relentless pain for years. I woke up and the pain in my legs was gone. As an OR nurse myself, I can say that the nursing care on 2W was some of the most caring & …
3066 E Commerce StSan Antonio, TX 78220
CommuniCare Health Centers is a breath of fresh air! Now that fewer physicians are accepting Medicaid patients I have found it extremely difficult to see a doctor for myself and my children. CommuniCare's east side location (E. Commerce) was not at all was I was anticipating it to be. The fir…
6496 N New Braunfels AveSan Antonio, TX 78209
I was refered here by a co worker who said the wait wasn't long and his wife received excellent treatment when she went. My own experience was great. The receptionist actually smiled and me and made me feel like I was welcome there. I only waited about 10 minutes before I saw Dr. Guillory. He wa…
4499 Medical DrSan Antonio, TX 78229
Dr. Schorlemer is wonderful! He always makes me feel that my questions are important. He never rushes me and takes a genuine interest in what's going on in my life and with my health. After delivering all 5 of my children, seeing me through a miscarriage and delivering 2 of my grandsons he fee…
109 Gallery Circle Ste 115San Antonio, TX 78258
Doctor Ibarguen is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist who has been caring for my sons condition for the last 5 months. Before seeing Dr. Ibarguen, we had seen several other specialists in the same field, which had done nothing but exploit our insurance running complicated and painful test and proced…
700 S Saint Marys StSan Antonio, TX 78205
Dr. Avila is one of the most generous, careful, and respectful doctors I've ever encountered in any field of medicine. If you are in need of pain management, he's your guy. I was lucky enough to find him when all other options had failed me, and I had tried almost every modality of pain care the…
18518 Hardy Oak BlvdSan Antonio, TX 78258
I've been to a few Physical Therapy Centers over the years, but nothing compares to San Antonio Center for Physical Therapy! The staff is second to none. They are super friendly, and ready to help in any way possible.I really enjoyed all of my visits. It felt like I was working out with friends!…
24165 W Interstate 10San Antonio, TX 78257
I have ben a patient of Dr. Gomez for about five years now and I highly recomment her. She is a caring and outstanding physician. Her staff, everyone of them, is professional, courteous, and caring. This is a friendly office and I wish to repeat that all the staff members are caring and help…
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I WILL NOT go to a civilian hospital!!! Did that a couple of times and it was horrid. I've had a couple of upper and lower GI's, Laranyx repair, a double bypass due to a heart attack. If you can rate a hospital up there with a 5 star hotel, well this is it!! the heart attack and following allergic reaction to morphine caused me to have to apologize to the nurses and dr's.for my rude behavior. They were understanding and did not expect me to as tooo many ppl do this. They had only my best interest at heart, were understanding and loving while i was the worst patient from below. I was emberassed at my attitude and treatment of them. Never once did they loose their cool with me when it was warranted. 3.5 weeks due to heart attack, surgery and they were angels. I tried not to bother them as I know they are busy, understaffed, underpaid and have many NEEDY personalities to contend with. Removal of the chest drainage tubes I have to say was a pleasant experience as the nurses were well versed in making it painless. And they allowed me to sleep as i have problems with it. If they took pressures they did it such a way as not to wake me. I have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING bad to say of this hospital. I was treated like a queen each time I was there. To each and every worker there from the housekeeping staff to the dr's I THANK YOU for my life!! And for finding problems I had no idea existed but only through your extensive and sometimes odd tests and caring, those problems are fixed or being handled. To my ANGELS thank you. And my family thanks you also.
I've been to a few Physical Therapy Centers over the years, but nothing compares to San Antonio Center for Physical Therapy! The staff is second to none. They are super friendly, and ready to help in any way possible.I really enjoyed all of my visits. It felt like I was working out with friends! Brian Nietz is an amazing Doctor of Therapy. He is very knowledgeable, professional, and an absolute blast to be around. I am a 40 year old athlete. A few months ago, I tore some ligaments around my ankle to go along with previous ankle injuries. My ankle was in pretty bad shape. The first doctor I went to said I needed multiple surgeries to repair the damage, and that I would never walk again. So I went for a second opinion. This time the doctor recommended Physical Therapy. To make a long story short, I went to San Antonio Center for Physical Therapy, and here I am playing basketball a few months later. Running and jumping after the first doctor said it wasn't possible. I will be forever in debt to Brian and his staff for literally getting me back on my feet! They are truly the best Physical Therapy Center in town!
Dr. Yazdani is simply a brilliant physician. It impresses me just how precise his diagnostic always is. Sure, everybody can think twice before going with him because he doesn't accept insurance, but this is a minimal fee when you value your money, time, and most of all, your health. He pulled me out of a severe sinus infection in just one visit and with only one treatment. An issue that couldn't be solved by a primary doctor and a renowned specialist in 5 and 3 visits, respectively during the course of more than 3 months. Absurd. Going with Dr. Yazdani is a walk through the park. He's punctual, super smart, and very friendly, as well as his staff. If you're lucky enough to live in San Antonio and are having health problems, just pay a visit to Dr. Yazdani. I'm sure he will be the best doctor you'll ever meet. Thanks, Dr.
If you like personalized service with a dedicated physical therapist working with you then this is the clinic to go to. I've seen a few PTs and was pleasantly surprised with Mike Barnes style and professionalism. From speedy registration, expert evaluation and treatment I would give this professional a 9+. The last PT I worked with, I was lined up with 5 other patients in an open room style whilst the PT or his two students worked with me - a 30 minute treatment dragged out for 60 minutes. So if you like your privacy and efficient treatment times, don't hesitate to call this clinic. Located just a two minutes drive from the IH10/Boerne Stage Rd Intersection (tucked behind the HEB supermarket), this clinic is extraordinarily convenient with extremely accommodating hours (as early as 6:30 a.m. and as late as 7:00 p.m.)
While in the process of reaching our vacation destination, my husband fell and broke his hip and was hospitalized in the Audie Murphy VA Hospital. Believe me it was not the vacation we had planned but we are sooooo thankful we were in that area when he fell. We were very satisfied with his eleven day stay there. From the time I drove into the emergency entrance until he was dismissed 11 days later, we were treated with respect, love, attention and caring doctors and nurses. We could not have asked for better care while on the 4th floor. We shall always feel indebted to all the staff there. They were super! I stayed at Days Inn fairly close to the hospital and the owner and workers there were very considerate and took care of every need. Thanks so much San Antonio.
My daughter has been attending A Plus Pediatric Rehad for over 3 months for speech therapy. She began at around 13 months old. Her speech has developed steadily since. The clinic director is a very nice, helpful lady. All the employees seem very sweet and understanding too. The only thing i'd have to say is that i wish they were more informative about my daughter's progress. They simply take the child in, do whatever it is they do, bring her out to you and say bye. You never get any updates on improvement, or suggestions on how to help ur child at home. Even when u ask, you'll simply get a "she did good" or "she cried today". Some therapists are better about it than others, though. Besides, this point, this location is a very nice place. I wouldnt change it.
The physician and his staff are probably the nicest people I have ever met at a medical facility. I had fevers, temperature, night sweats, and failure to thrive for a while and luckily the doctor ran some blood work and diagnosed me with a curable form of leukemia. I am grateful to Stone Oak Urgent Care & Family Practice for saving my life and will continue to see him as my PCP and will recommend anybody to go here as you will not find a more nice and intelligent physician out there as this guy has an MBA and PhD in addition to his medical degree. Also, the new location on Stone Oak Blvd is brand new and amazingly beautiful, which is an added bonus to the great physician. Thank you Stone Oak Urgent Care & Family Practice!!!!!!!!!!!
CommuniCare Health Centers is a breath of fresh air! Now that fewer physicians are accepting Medicaid patients I have found it extremely difficult to see a doctor for myself and my children. CommuniCare's east side location (E. Commerce) was not at all was I was anticipating it to be. The first thing I noticed as I drove into the parking lot was how clean it was. The staff greeted me as we walked in and the best part was that I was able to see an OBGYN and dentist on the same day. While I was at my appointments my husband got a check up and my children were able to see a Pediatric doctor and dentist. Talk about convenient! The experience far exceeded my expectations!
I've been going to this doctor for 6 or 7 years and the office staff have always handled my calls, questions, messages and the like with professionalism and ease. I get calls back same day or next. And I love that he's added an assistant to his practice. If he can't see me, she can. Wait time varies; I've waited 5 minutes, I've waited 40 minutes. But I know that sometimes I'm the one making others wait due to my issues, so I try to be patient while others see him. I've heard the office staff handling difficult patients before and I can say I've never heard them be rude or careless with their words. I give the whole office and Doctor Ramirez 5 stars across the board.
Finally, a doctor that listens and works with you instead of bossing you and treating you like your beneath him or less intelligent. If your going to a Doctor that herds you like cattle in and out your appointment, go see our favorite one, Doctor Yazdani! Seriously.....Hurry! There are not many Doctors left like him! You won't be disappointed at all! NOTE: When you turn into his office address DO NOT STOP at the first Medical/Doctors office you see from the road as you enter the parking lot, that is NOT our favorite Doctor! On entering the parking lot, go to the right and drive towards the rear suites.
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.