1655 Bernardin Ave, Columbia, SC 29204
Rick Milne is a TERRIBLE ophthalmologist. I have a MAJOR PROBLEM with his lack of responsibility and his LACK OF MORAL OBLIGATION to his patients.\r
Rick Milne will tell you that if your vision is not good two weeks after surgery he will see you, assess the situation, and in most cases be able to ""tweek"" the lens for the desired vision. That is what he tells you BEFORE you have the operation. After the operation he disappears and you have to see the gatekeeper who will give you a prescription for reading glasses and will do everything in his power to get you out of the office and away from Rick Milne.\r
I find the blatant abuse and misrepresentation of physician/patient trust to be a moral outrage. Rick Milne is in the lens replacement business for the $$$$$. He doesn't give a flying rip about improving the quality of life of his patients. I'm glad that his business is lucrative, but I am outraged that he uses bait and switch tactics to spend the least amount of time possible with his patients. He could not care less about the outcome of his lens replacement surgery. He is all about checking the boxes to cover his behind. \r
Rick Milne also confesses to be a great Christian. He has political right-wing Christian books and magazines in his waiting room and he always says ""God Bless"". I wish he were more Christian in his approach to truly taking care of the needs of his patients and not being such an obvious money making machine. No one blames the man for making big bucks with his lens replacement operations. However, he should have the moral fiber to see that every patient has the most satisfactory results possible. He is a creep. ""Physician heal thyself"".\r
Sears Fine Food
439 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94102
As a fourth generation San Franciscan, I have many happy memories of going to Sears after spending a day shopping with my Mother on Union Square. The waitresses were always so nice to us. The food was delicious. I especially enjoyed the bacon and eggs, and the Swedish pancakes. It was a fun place to go because we always saw people we knew along with hoardes of tourists. \r
After I became an adult I still loved going to Sears. It was a destination after a trip to 450 Sutter for a dental cleaning or a place to grab a lunch with the friendly waitresses after shopping at Gumps. (The real family owned Gumps, not the new chain store that purchased it).\r
Sears will be greatly missed by native San Franciscans as well as the tourists. We will miss Sears.
Galleria Park Hotel, a Joie de Vivre Boutique Hotel
191 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94104
Galleria Park is the hotel I recommend for people who want to stay in Downtown San Francisco. It is just a few short blocks from great shopping on Union Square. It's also close to the Financial District, Museum of Modern Art, and Moscone Convention Center. No other hotel group comes close to The Kimpton Group when it comes to providing quality, boutique hotels that all have a good restaurant on the premises. Galleria Park is one of The Kimpton Group's crown jewels. The staff is very friendly and the prices are reasonable.
Hotel Del Sol
3100 Webster St, San Francisco, CA 94123
I always recommend Hotel Del Sol to guests visiting San Francisco who want to be close to Union Street, Chestnut Street, and The Marina. It is so wonderful to have a place to stay in The City with free parking. The rooms are functional and the motel (?) is clean and quiet. Everyone that I know who has stayed there liked it very much. It is for people who want to be close to Union Street and The Marina. The ""hipper than thou"" crowd might be more comfortable at The Phoenix in the trashy and dangerous Tenderloin section of San Francisco.
49 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036
Triomphe is a wonderful place to dine if you're going to the theatre or not. The food is extraordinary, the service is friendly and professional, and the ambience is wonderful. It's a small and intimate place where the wait staff know what is being served. All four of us had different entrees and we were all delighted. The lamb and guinea hen are fantastic choices.