These people are horrendous. I was in an argument with someone who called the ambulance and said I was going to hurt myself. I explained that it was not true and that I was not hurting myself or others. The report indicates that I was coherent and oriented. I refused transport and they insisted I go. They are now sending an outrageous bill and are trying to up the mileage. The ambulance report says 4.3 which matches my GPS. They bill says five miles. According to the tariff they have filed with the PRC says that they are even supposed to disregard the first mile
My 12 year old has kidney disease and 100% fully paid for state disability insurance via Calif. medi-cal....they refused to bill his insurance and are demanding us to pay them outside of our insurance. This is illegal and against the law...I have a legal background and if they dont fix it within the next 30 days, I will report them and cause them to loose there license. I got them on a 3 way call with our insurance company and our insurance company told them to send a bill and they will pay it. A.A.S has not sent a bill as of todays date (almost 2 years now). i am now going on every review website there is until AAS understnads they cannot prey on customers and break the law. As per the law, since my son is on lifetime disability for an incurable kidney disease and has full 100% coverage from the state of California, there NOT ALLOWED to receive money from me, they are required by law to bill my insurance I provided to them 5 times already.
Worst medical experience of my life - this business must closePlease don’t waste your time going to that place. It is not worth the few bucks you will possibly save.In few words: I was YELLED at, the dr refused to offer me an explanation for my test results, TOLD ME TO LEAVE, and as I recorded her yelling at me, she called the POLICE to have me removed (though the police reaffirmed upon arrival my rights to have an explanation for a service I paid for). Details:I’m trying to volunteer to work with an amazing children's program at UNM hospitals and they require a TB test. I have a family dr and insurance, but it would take a few days for my dr to be able to see me so I decided to follow a suggestion and have the test done at a local business close to UNM hospital in order to speed up the process. It is a place that takes no insurance, so I paid in cash. I was told after the shot I would have to go back in person to get the results.Upon my arrival the receptionist (not a doctor, not a nurse), just asked to look at my arm and when she saw there was a little redness around the place where I took the shot, she just said I was positive for TB. As a biochemist, I wanted a more thorough explanation of what they were exactly they were testing for, how they were testing, if any medication I could be taking could possibly give false positives, margin of error, if having taken a shot for TB as a child could have interfered with results (as researching later I found out it does, because they just test for antibodies against TB, and that is exactly what a shot does - gives your immune system a chance to develop antibodies against it). I just had QUESTIONS. They repeated that just a piece of paper and a brief dismissal was all I was entitled.As I insisted, the dr (a very bad tempered, rude woman) came and signed the paper w/out as much as looking at me, and I noticed she put a quantitative value (11 mm?) as the reason for my positive result w/out any examination. I directly asked her for further explanation and she yelled: "for $15 you just get a result w/ no explanation, if you want to talk to me you need to pay more". Though money was not the issue, I do take issue with the fact that they charged me for a service and refused to fulfill their duties. If they feel $15 is too little, they can charge more, but whatever they charge, it gives the patient the right to results and to an explanation of what was done and what those results mean. The paperwork they handed me was a mass production pamphlet w/ general directions to call the health department. I told them I would rate that clinic and share w/ prospective costumers how poor their service is and how they refuse to fulfill their obligations to patients. At this point the dr came back (she did not seem that busy after all) and yelled at me to LEAVE. She said it was her personal business and that I had to leave.I realized the situation was so bizarre that unless I recorded it, it would be hard for people to believe how a doctor can act this way, so I got my iphone and recorded her yelling at me. As she realizes what I am doing, she tells the receptionist to call the police and have me removed and goes back and hides. That horrible doctor and her equivalently horrible behavior affected me in nothing as I am easily able to pay for blood work (a more quantitative instead of qualitative test), and I am able to easily move on. However, realizing that this clinic’s vast majority of patients are under deserved communities, those without any health care, I feel it is my obligation to voice what happened, so that patients in need and less informed of their rights, won’t have to be scared under the threats of a hateful doctor who refuses to perform her job. There are many wonderful doctors able to perform their job well, but those who choose not to should not be practicing medicine.
This was the most horrible doctors visit I've ever had. This woman (Dr. Near) literally yelled at me because I didn't have insurance, and continued yelling for 10 minutes. Well there's lots of people my age who don't have insurance, not because we don't want it, but because we cn't afford it. Further she ADVERTISES that she fills in the gap and sees people who cant afford insurance. I came to see her for a digestive issue. She could have ordered a simple test, but I ended up having to do that on my own. From the things she said to me, I could tell that she didn't fully understand how the digestive system works. Do yourself a favor and see a different doctor. She's unbelieveably horrible.