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Very friendly, courteous staff. However, I wasn't pleased with the way they operate. I called to make an appointment for 1/16/15, fell on ice, chipped front tooth. Was told that they had an orthodontist on site. I was evaluated by a dentist, and I was told I would need a root canal before the bonding, I also needed an Orthodontist evaluation. The orthodontist was not there until the next day, Friday, Do you think they could have scheduled my appointment for Friday instead, so that I could see both the same day? Of course they could have, but did not. I scheduled an appointment for 2pm, the following day to see the orthodontist. I was evaluated by the orthodontist. I was under the impression that the orthodontist would at least move the tooth, just for relief, and to enable me to eat until I could see the the Endodontic doctor who would perform the root canal that I needed before the bonding and bridge work. The orthodontist informed me that another orthodontist would be taking over for her and I needed to make an appointment to see this new person who would take over my care. Do you think someone called me between 9-1:30 to tell me that I should re-schedule or give me the option, since this orthodontist wouldn't be following up throughout the duration? Of course not. Once informed that nothing could be done due to the sensitivity of my teeth, and my need for the root canal prior to anything else, I refused to make the appointment. I informed them that there was no need to follow up with the new orthodontist until I had the root canal. You want the fee of 3 office visits and no work? The new orthodontist would have repeated the same, citing the need to have the root canal first, so what was the need presently? None. No one was going to do anything before the root canal, so maybe they felt I needed to hear that three times? Ridiculous. I will return after the root canal, but before the cap is placed before the new orthodontist consult. Also, they require too much paperwork. I was handed another form at the follow up visit, asking for information that they already had the day before, what changed in 24 hours? Patterson Ave office, Baltimore, MD.
My first experience with PC Troubles was in early 2013 when Tom Rago arrived at my home to provide service for my Dell desk top. The Dell machine was top of the line when I purchased it 5 or 6 years earlier. I had a long conversation with Tom as he was repairing the machine. I was so impressed with his knowledge and expertise that I decided I would contact PC Troubles if I had further computer issues. I have two desk top computers and one lap top. Later that same year I attempted to load Windows 8 on my desk top. The upgrade did not go well and I called Tom to come and fix it. He picked up the unit and took it to his place of work. As I recall it was going to cost more to fix it than it was worth. I decided to purchase a new desk top built by PC Troubles. On my invoice it is described as a Commercial Asus server/home base desktop tower. Commercial Asus mother board, totally upgradable. With high resolution video AMD 4 core 128 gig SSD drive, 48 speed LG DVD writer, 1 terabyte hdd, 4 gig Ram. It came with all the software I needed plus antivirus software. The speed of this computer still amazes me. I am now running Windows 10 with 2 monitors. It is the best and most reliable computer I have ever used. Last year I had Tom upgrade my wife's desk top and my lap top. All three computers are running Windows 10. Occasionally when an issue arises with any of the three I phone Tom, he takes control of the machine with Team Viewer and fixes it. At this point I am so pleased with PC Troubles that I recommend them to my friends and family. The prices are reasonable and I can not think of anything they could do to improve their service.
I'm an frequent visitor of Kool Smiles upon each visit I'm greeted and seen with the best service. The staff is very patient and has a way to calm my girls and mind you I have three that are seen all at the same time and I entrusted them while I run from area to area cause they are all different ages , and I have never had an unhappy child after being seen and receiving procedures sometimes ; but after bragging about how ultimate you guys are from the front office to where the action happens , I'd like to give a special shout out to the three staff members that gave me the best customer service in a long time and I thank you for all your information and support with helping me get my children to healthier approach to caring for there teeth Ms. Cherrie, and Onika, and thank you. Also Ms. Green for helping me to get in and out on an emergency visit you rock , thank you Patterson office for having the ultimate care....
Fantastic Dentist. Before going to Dr. Hubert I had hated dentists, in part because I never had a good experience. After 3 years without seeing a dentist I knew that I had to get my crappy teeth checked out and after much research decided to try Dr. Hubert. He and his team were fantastic; I continued going regularly for 4 years and even referred two other patients. The only reason I left is because I left Baltimore this summer. In fact, leaving the only good dentist I've ever had was something I considered when deciding whether to leave Baltimore at all, and I was very sad to leave this practice. Having just attempted to see a new dentist I was reminded of how much I miss Dr. Hubert and his team, and I wanted to leave this review to give the highest recommendation for a dentist I could (and as someone who need frequent painful procedures at the dentist office I think that means a lot!).
The best dentist office we have ever been to. The staff was so friendly and attentive to us and our son. They have a very welcoming and child friendly environment. The staff really cares about it's patients and makes it a fun visit for kids. If all locations for this franchise are like this one then all other children dentist offices mind as well close their doors now because they will NOT be able compete! We can't thank the staff enough for everything they did. We were a walk-in appointment on a Saturday and the office was busy, yet it still turned out to be the fastest dentist office experience we have ever had. Only problem we have, is there is not enough of these franchise locations in the area but It is completely worth the 30 min drive for us! :)
Though this office is close to my residence and the people are very professional, the wait times are ridiculous. On my last visit I made an appt for my children for 4:15pm. Our names weren't called until 5:20pm and only to sign the waiver for care and get X-rays "started". My 19 mth old son needed to be changed so I went to my car to change him and move my car closer to the office door. My 13 yr old called me to tell me they couldn't be seen because I wasn't in the building and they were about to close. At 5:20 they knew they would close at 6 and should have rescheduled appointments before or when I first arrived. This is a big inconvenience because I have to now wait for a make up appointment for my children and have waisted 2hrs out of my evening.
All I can say is this office is not at all what it once was when it first opened. Overall the staff are friendly however there are a few who belittle the company standards. Appointments are NEVER on time, always off by HOURS. Understaffed and have way to many appointments scheduled for the same day and time all day just in case they have no shows. So if everyone shows up that office is a disaster & not enough seats while you wait for hours. I've been sent home and ask to reschedule several times with excuses. My latest experience caused me to look into seeking a NEW dental office for myself and 3 children so if you are looking for an unprofessional,understaffed and over appointed,inaccurate office this one is surely for you.
The office is very well organized and clean. I have a love and hate relationship with dentists but from the moment the staff started attending me I knew it was going to be great experience. Front desk lady, Deja was very friendly. Bella super sweet lady. Her sense of humor made it much easier to relax. The hygienist Michelle was gentle and informative. She left my teeth feeling beyond squeaky clean! Dr. Whang is BEYOND amazing!! I had a temp crown done as well with Dr.Whang alongside with Cherrie. Cherrie knows what she's doing with those crown molding and getting the fit just right! The staff showed compassion and care through out my visit! Kool Smiles totally ROCKS!! Definitely going back!
Dr Griffin and Miss Michelle are the greatest echoes miles they really made me feel comfortable then let me know everything that was going on and what was going to happen and what I was going to feel they last a joke and they were really professional I did not like Dennis and they took all that away in one day I can say that kool Smiles you did a great job hiring Dr Griffin and Ms Michelle and I hope that you can find more people like them or least clone them because they are the greatest and I thank you both for your services for the lies and smiles and you did a great job thank you so much Dr Griffin MS Michelle thank you so much
Today I had a dental visit for my son whos 7. The Dental assistant Ms.Angel who worked with Payton was so amazing. She made sure he was taken care of and comfortable throughout which made the visit 10 times easier especially dealing with a nervous child. She explained parts of his procedure that I didnt understand and that made me feel better as a parent ...This is the second time he's had to have work done and luckily the second time he had her as a dental assistant and Im so pleased! She works so well with children! I would reccommend this place a million times especially if everyone had the pleasure to come in contact with her!
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.