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The holiday festivities are over, but January doesn't have to be a drag. It's actually the best time to finish projects and organize your life – all while having a little fun.
2207 Michigan AveArlington, TX 76013
I find Dr. Okolo to be very thorough, considerate, and very understanding. She is diligent and takes time to listen to you before making prescriptions. She's indeed a good doctor to have as a personal care physician and I intend to continue to use her.
1115 W Randol Mill RdArlington, TX 76012
From Business: Dr. Alexander Berlin is Board-Certified by the American Board of Dermatology and specializes in all aspects of dermatologic surgery, including Mohs surgery for skin cancer, laser, and cosmetic surgery.
6210 Campbell RdDallas, TX 75248
I had disability of neuropathy and had searched out a treatment. I had gone to a neurologist who provided pain reliever medicines but no cure or treatments. I was told that was all that could be done. My neuropathy had traveled from my toes to above ankles.I was driving by the Mid Cities DFW …
647 S Great Southwest Pkwy Ste 105Grand Prairie, TX 75051
Dr.Dobson was so educated and caring. I have had several procedures done and will continue to go to him and refer anyone I know to see him. Thank you Dr for all of help. His staff and office manager are awesome and so caring you feel like family rather than a patient.
5204 Colleyville BlvdColleyville, TX 76034
Dr Le did my EGD, Dr Holden did my sleeve. Both Drs were awesome! So professional, knowledgable and obviously care deeply for their patients. As a nurse, sometimes it's hard to be the patient, but they made me feel so well-cared for and like I did not need to worry about anything. They have give…
1721 Cimarron TrlHurst, TX 76054
1601 Lancaster Dr Ste 100Grapevine, TX 76051
From Business: Dr. Daniel Beck is a Dallas, TX plastic surgeon in private practice in the Southlake area. He is a member of the renowned Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute. With a focus in aesthetic rejuvenation for the face, breast, body and skin, he specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries using both surgical and nonsurgical …
1001 Singleton BlvdDallas, TX 75212
From Business: We are constantly trying to improve our customer service and offer a satisfaction guarantee. We only offer reconditioned ranges rebuilt to the highest industry standards and our staff is fully trained to refurbish and recondition all appliance Electric or Gas Stove or Range.
The holiday festivities are over, but January doesn't have to be a drag. It's actually the best time to finish projects and organize your life – all while having a little fun.
Dr. Karakourtis is very caring towards all of his patients. If you are ill and need to be seen he will find a way to make it happen.
Dr. Brentlinger is an extremely kind and professional physician. I recommend him highly. I am so happy he is my doctor.
Dr Daniels is very professional and made me feel certain he would be able to help me find the answer to my problem of why my hands are numb amd tingling all the time.I will certainly recommend him to everyone I know that needs his services.
I've been going to Dr. Pohn for over 13 years now and won't go anywhere else. Sure, sometimes the wait time is longer than preferred but Dr. Pohn is not one of those doctors that will throw an antibiotic at you and send you on your way. He listens. He cares. He chooses what treatment is best for YOU. If you're that worried about wait times then go somewhere else where you won't get a personable experience and the doctor knows nothing about you. I will sit here, because Dr. Pohn is worth the wait.
My late husband saw Dr. Berlin in the ED 5 years ago. My husband presented with early sepsis with 104.6 fever and uncontrollable shaking. These are common sepsis symptoms, yet Dr. Berlin missed them and misdiagnosed him with the flu. Sepsis is the 3rd leading cause of death, 1st in children. For 7 hours my husband received Tamiflu and IV fluids, none of the vital IV antibiotics he needed for sepsis. Sepsis is very treatable if caught early. My husband was 40 years old. He suffered greatly in terrible pain. He didn't receive morphine until he had been dying for over 12 hours. I was a 35 year old widow with 4 kids, 2 under the age of 3. Suspect sepsis, save lives! Please learn the symptoms so you can save your loved ones!
Unprofessional, and unreliable staff; This office use to be good. My family were patients for over 10 years and happy to see Dr. Pon, but for some reason this place has went to the dogs in recent times. I'm very disappointed in this "practice turned puppy mill". I swear, if I could give a no star review, I would. It does not even deserve the one star.
This place is horrible!! DO NOT take your kids here. I have had so many bad experiences with them and trust me I have given them time to change. I have been with them for 4 long years that will change this week. I just found a new doctor and his staff were very friendly getting us all set-up for the kids 1st appointments this Friday. I would say 4 years is patient enough. I never complain much but for example, when my kids get sick I cannot just take them to the doctor like normal places do. This place you have to schedule an appointment and when you finally do see the doctor which is the following week or the next 😂 the doctor looks at them and is like "Oh they do not need medication just plenty of water" 😳 like really? My kids with fever or ear infection and all you can say after diagnosing them are for them to drink water?? 😐 Yeah! I think it is time for a change plus they are always mad up there and you don't see anyone smile up in that place ☹️ as if they're miserable working there. I have heard great things from family and friends of the other (Rainbow Clinic) locations but I cannot go to those since this one is just up the street it is more convenient location wise. Every time I go, there is maybe one other person waiting to see the doctor and you still have to wait in the lobby for an hour 🤦🏻♀️ Why?? No one is in there!!! 😂 I seriously do not get it!! If I could give them a 0 star I would. Unfortunately, in order to leave this review, I have to at least have selected one star. When they moved it from Collins to Ballpark Way they really should have hired new people (HAPPY) ones. Js!! Either way ✌🏼 Rainbow Clinic Staff!
Wonderful! Great service, friendly staff, easy parking, close to home. I walked out with a years supply of contacts and beatific Maui Jim sunglasses!
Quality First Senior Care has assisted us in the care for my sister, Betty, for over 3 years now. Betty had a brain tumor removed, followed by radiation treatments. Unfortunately, almost a year after the surgery and radiation, Betty began to experience localized seizures and we had to move her into an assisted living facility. We contacted Bibi Pedrosa and the other folks at Quality First Senior Care to provide additional assistance for my sister in the facility where she was placed.They have been excellent in responding to our needs and have provided very good care for Betty. I should mention that Betty is a large individual (approaching 300 pounds at one time) and Quality First made certain that she had people who could handle her and who were reliable. Betty has been treated as a member of the family and cared for lovingly. Unfortunately, my sister's health is continuing to deteriorate and she is now largely bed-ridden and cannot communicate effectively. Her current caregivers are providing her excellent attention and encourage her to reach her maximum potential. Our family has come to depend on Quality First and would highly recommend them to anyone.
I had a bad experience with one of the staff members, Stephanie. I was already nervous about the procedure and her attitude made my experience worse. Stephanie was very unprofessional in how she addressed her coworker and how she assisted me throughout the night. I will never go back there again nor will I ever recommend anyone to this location.
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.