I visited this clinic today after a Google search for allergists in Charlotte. When I called I spoke with someone that was very pleasant and she informed me that they have walk-in hours everyday from 9 am-11am so I decided to stop in. The woman at the front desks attitude left much to be desired, but I have had an incessant itch for weeks and needed to see an allergist so I let it go. She gave me a form to fill out and upon returning it to her she stated that I had to pay the $125 consultation fee upfront. I told her that it is not typical to pay for a visit prior to being seen and she informed me that "That's not how they do things". I paid the fee and sat down. When I arrived it was 10 am and there were only 2 people in the waiting room so I figured the wait wouldn't be long. WRONG! I arrived at 10 am, filled out my paperwork and paid the fee, and then sat down at 10:10. I was called into the back by a nurse at 10:45. Her name was Tierra I believe, and she was very nice and pleasant. She weighed me, checked my temperature and blood pressure and then led me to a room stating the doctor would be in shortly. After a few minutes I checked the time and it was 10:56 am, good timing I thought. I sat in that room alone for 45 minutes. On 3 different occasions I went to the desk and asked about how long would it be before I was seen because I had to leave by 12 pm, not an unreasonable request since I arrived at 10, and on the 3rd trip the doctor himself said he would be in shortly. I waited an additional 20 minutes and the doctor never came in. Frustrated I went back to the desk and informed her that I couldn't wait any longer as it was now 11:55 am and I was in the room for an hour and waiting since 10 am when I arrived. She seemed surprised that the doctor hadn't come in, and directed me to a window to get a refund. Because of the helpfulness and courtesy of the nurse that assisted me as well as how nice the woman who refunded my money was I will give this place 3 stars. For the most part everyone was friendly, but the wait and the attitude of the receptionist made this a place that I would not be returning to.
He has been treating my son for the past 3 years. Yes, he doesn't sugarcoat what he says. That's what helped us, as parents, and my son understand and distinguish between what the medicine can do to treat the symptoms and what we need to do on our end. It can work only if all have a clear direction. Our son, who has ASD and suffered in all sphares due to constant conflict at home, low grades and low self esteem turned in to an honor student in 1 year. It wasn't easy all the way and visit to the Dr. may not seem pleasent. However, we must realise that he's a Psychiatrist not a Dentist. No offence meant, Please try to get the point.
This is a good church but I registered for Toys-4-Tots with them in 2011. I got a call to pick them up on the spot. I could not just up and get them at that moment due to the fact that I needed transportation that day. I called after the new year because I was told to do so. To make a long story short they never returned any of my many calls and the kids never got their toys.