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Lived there 4 months and glad to be out. The management was unresponsive to most needs and did not return calls.My car was broken into, vandalized, and I was left with a $600+ bill to make it operational again, so do not think their courtesy patrol means anything. The paint was so thick in the apartment that the doors stuck. I was scared to have my kids close the bathroom door, because I knew that they would not be able open it without help. The windows and doors provide no hot/cold resistance to the outside, so our electric bill was usually $200/month in the winter for a 1000 square-foot place…that is ridiculous.People rummage through the trash bins almost on the hour throughout the day and night.Furniture is discarded near the dumpsters and often sits there for weeks before being removed.Be aware that they will make you pay for a professional carpet cleaning out of your deposit when you leave. I had to pay that even though the maintenance person who did the walk through agreed that the place was cleaner than when we moved in. Also, they never told us we owed any remaining utility costs when we moved out, and then a little over a month after we moved out, we received a gas bill for $1.98 with a $35.00 collection fee, and the management had no ability to deal with it on my behalf. They often just tell you to deal with it. If the management knew what they were doing, they would have taken the residual out of my despite, BEFORE returning it to me, and saved me the $35 collection fee.I would recommend against living at the Santa Rosa apartments. If you have other options you can consider, it would probably be best to live somewhere else.Good luck.
I would never go back to this particular store because of the treatment I received from the manager when I needed to return/replace a defective article. I had all of the paperwork and yet he would not come out and look at the defective mdse on my car, nor would he agree to replacing it., He and the girl working with him seemed very unhappy, and I thought maybe because it was July 4th and they were upset that they had to work. Regardless, he said I waited too long and when I explained I was in the hospital he said that was no excuse and gave a personal tale of woe of his own. I felt humiliated, and left the store. As I pulled out of the lot he came chasing after me; for what, I don't know, but his attitude was so frightening to me I did not ever want to go there again. His two young male coworkers who sold me the items were exceptional, helping me buy what I needed. Sadly, the manager needs better skills to work with the public.. I only wanted what I paid for..nothing more, nothing less. Instead, I got insulted.The district manager has called me and apologized, saying this was not normal behavior for this manager. Perhaps a bad day for him,but I don't expect that from any store I patronize.
Nothing but great things to say about this place I've gone here for multiple services and will continue to go back for as long as I live. .I get my face waxed by Carter, My brows are always looking flawless. she is so great with recommending the products I need for my face, The products come from italy and they have all different skin type products.. I use a mixture of different products they carry and my face did a complete 360. Its amazing! . I made the decision a month ago to get my lips injected, Yana the nurse gave me exactly what I wanted! I am so amazed with how they turned out. They are full and big but look natural. I recommend Europhoria to anyone who does spa or medical.. Not to mention the staff is amazing and so helpful.. They walk you back and provide the best customer service offering you water and what they can do to make your spa day the best day... I've also got a massage a couple months ago, and Melisa is the best!!! She had just the right pressure and got so many of my knots out of my back.. You can not go wrong with any service here, or any service provider. I will not go anywhere else besides Europhoria.
I have been coming to europhoria for years now. The atmosphere is so relaxing and everyone is so Knowledgeable. When you come in you are greeted by the Front end where they check you in for you services and then take you back to the locker room to prepare for your services. The location is decorated so beautifully you can truly tell every piece was hand selected and placed in its perfect spot. In the locker room there is everything you need even to get ready after your services. then you go to the Tranquility area to wait for your service provider. When they come I am always asked about my concerns and my treatment is customized to address those concerns. The massages, facials, medical teams are AMAZING!!! and the Stockdale facility has the most amazing Pedicure i have ever had! All of this and then there is the tanning! they have special beds that filter out the light and focus on the browning portion of the light spectrum so you CAN NOT BURN !!! i highly recommend a visit and to even sign up on their memberships they have one for every price point and depending on what treatments you want to do to address your concerns.
Europhoria/ Club Tan/ Eurotan they are all awesome. Not only are they there to serve you but they know what they are talking about. Each employee is trained to know about everything they sell/utilize. Example, I got a dermasweep facial(which are fabulous) and my aesthetician knew every detail about the products she was using on my face. She even recommended to me a different type of facial that would really help benefit the type of skin I have. Yes, it can be pricey...BUT...you will find all there services to be extremely beneficial in the long run. It might be kind of scary to sign up for a year contract but as I have come to find out it is awesome because I can maintain my color my nails AND my skin all year long! I haven't yet tried everything on the menu but I cannot wait till I have the chance too. I have noticed a lot of the reviews claim they have to book so far out but that is not true. They are open now longer hours to help benefit every customer! I wouldn't give this place anything less than 5 STARS!!
Europhoria is my FAVORITE place to go when I need some me time. Where do I even begin? From start to finish no matter what service you're there for, the employees cater to your every need and make you feel relaxed whether you're there for a 20 minute service or a two hour service. I have never left this place feeling anything less than relaxed, renewed, and beautiful. The variety of services here are unbeatable, you name it, if its a spa or medical service you can get it done here. I am currently in the process of getting laser hair removal at Europhoria and WOW in just two sessions my results are ALREADY amazing! I can't wait to never have to use razors again! Not to mention the Signature 4 hand massage, talk about a relaxing experience! I have never felt more relaxed in my life than during this massage where not one, but TWO massage therapists are working to relieve tension and promote ultimate relaxation. No matter what service you do, you are sure to be relaxed and happy with your results!!
I absolutely love the eurobeds at Clubtan, i have been feeling pretty pale lately and really wanted to get some color without damaging my skin. This company has a Eurobed which filters out the unhealthy rays generally used for tanning and gives a really natural color. They have contoured mattresses and fans to make it cool while you are tanning, and you're not sweating on the acrylic beds like at the gym or other places. I never burn and my tan is always natural and pretty. They also have a spray tan booth that gives you an instant and long lasting tan in less than 5 minutes!! Love using the spray for special occasions and nights out. The store location and environment is more spa like than a tanning salon, and the staff is super sweet and attentive. I started coming so much i got a membership and the membership services are never ending! The spa location of the company, Europhoria, has facials, massages, saunas, and more!!! Love this place!!
EuroPhoria is one of the classiest Spa's I have ever been too! You walk in and immediately feel important and so relaxed. From the elegant decor they have to the hospitable staff, I know I will be taken care of and pampered. They have both a sauna and a wet steam room which are both so fantastic to do before a facial or massage. They have facials to help with just about every skin concern you could possibly have from acne prone skin to aging skin. My favorite is the Dolce. They also have all kinds of massages from a gentle Tranquility to a deep tissue to really work out the tension. I believe they even have a four handed massage that I can't wait to try. Great thing is they also offer medical aesthetics too. From laser hair removal to fillers and wrinkle relaxers. This is a one stop place that will definitely make you feel like royalty! Highly recommend.
From the moment I walked in the I was thoroughly impressed by not only the décor but by the staff as well. The girls running the front desk were extremely friendly and polite. I loved that even though it was a busy up there they still took the time to walk me back to the changing area and to show me around the spa before getting ready for my service. After changing for my facial I was escorted to the waiting area where as soon as I sat down the girl brought me a glass of water and asked if I would like some tea as well. Next they took me back for my facial which was amazing you could really tell the aesthetician was not only very knowledgeable that she was really passionate about her job. I highly recommend to swing by europhoria if your looking for some relaxation and high quality service.
From the entrance to the greetings from staff, I must say I was well impressed. Quickly sat well knowledge staff. I recommend trying the strawberry lemonade first then when it's time for refill get the peach lemonade. We did orDer a half onion straws and it was plenty big. I'm afraid to see a full. Waitress took our order after careful looking at menus we decided to get the tri tip 10oz and beef brisket 10oz. Once food arrived it looked delicious. Tri tip was definitely melt in your mouth and so devine. The beef brisket is so juicy yet tender and the sauce is awesome. Sides of cream coleslaw and sweetpotato fires were perfect with the main dish. I recomend if it's ur first time to look threw the menu and definitely try the beef brisket and tri tip. Will definitely be returning for more.
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.