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2608 Harwood RdBedford, TX 76021
This doctor and his employees take their time in caring for you. The office also has the latest technology. Very impressed. I would never hesitate to recommend them and I have already sent 3 co-workers to their office, who raved about them as well.
2425 Highway 121Bedford, TX 76021
From Business: Texas Orthopedic Specialists, P.A. is committed to providing comprehensive, caring and professional specialized orthopedic care to Tarrant and contiguous counties of north central Texas. We strive to provide our patients with exemplary customer service. Our pledge is to treat our patients with dignity, respect, courtesy an…
493 Westpark WayEuless, TX 76040
From Business: * Specializing In Joint Replacement of the Knee, Hip and Shoulder * Arthroscopic Surgery Of The Shoulder & Knee * Carpal Tunnel Release, Trigger Finger Release, Excision ganglion cyst, Ulnar nerve transposition * Rotator Cuff Repair * ACL repair/reconstruction *Treatment of Fractures-reduction and fixation *Treatment of sp…
1103 Texas TrlHurst, TX 76054
From Business: With over 150 years experience, PAMA physicians have helped thousands of patients like you achieve Pain Freedom. Our Physicians are Board Certified and Fellowship Trained in their specialty fields.No need to worry whether you'll receive the most advanced techniques—PAMA's leading edge expertise ensures you receive the late…
2608 Harwood RdBedford, TX 76021
From Business: If you are in Texas and looking for a podiatrist in Bedford or Flower Mound, we welcome you to our practice.One of the goals of our Web site is to provide you an extension of care. As you navigate through the site you will find a wealth of information about podiatry, foot and ankle ailments, treatments available, exercisin…
1701 Park Place AveBedford, TX 76022
Really amazing and friendly staff. The physician obviously very experienced and professional in her field. We felt at home and in the best hands possible. Would recommend to anyone with looking for a great physician and team.
1615 Hospital Pkwy Ste 103Bedford, TX 76022
From Business: Dr. Prentice was born in New Iberia, Louisiana. With degrees in Psychology & Education and after 8 years of teaching, Dr. Prentice and her family moved to Shreveport, Louisiana where she went to medical school at LSU. She completed her internship in Internal Medicine then completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecolog…
1615 Hospital PkwyBedford, TX 76022
I see Dr. Emmet and have had a wonderful experience each time I've been there. The front staff were very efficient and polite. I felt like Dr. Emmet took extra time to listen to my problems and really seemed to care about me as a person.
1750 Norwood DrHurst, TX 76054
Dr. Mary Ann Blocks clinic, http://www.TheBlockCenter.com, offers exceptional service and advice to parents of kids who have been diagnosed with ADHD or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Her book No More ADHD educates us (the parents) on how to treat the underlying cause of ADHD without …
350 Westpark Way Ste 120Euless, TX 76040
From Business: Dr. Farmer is a native Texan, born and raised in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Following graduation from Haltom High School, he attended Texas Tech University. Dr. Farmer proceeded to attend the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston where he received his medical degree. He then completed four years of specialty tra…
1305 Airport Fwy Ste 421Bedford, TX 76021
Dr. Fisher has made changes in the Management and staff seems to be efficient, friendly, and Dr. Fisher really explains my heart in a way I can understand.. Great Clinic will recommend to anyone!!!
3024 Highway 121Bedford, TX 76021
From Business: Mid-Cities Family Care is a medical facility outpatient health care services for female and male patients. It conducts physical examinations and offers laboratory, medical management, infusion therapy, X-ray and injury care solutions. The center also provides the Botox, Restylane and Perlane services. Mid-Cities Family Car…
1701 Park Place AveBedford, TX 76022
Dr Kathy Doody was informative and helpful throughout our process of using an embryo donor. We were able to go through all pre-screening and transfer in about 3 months which surpassed our expectations. We were given realistic expectations and once I became pregnant, the monitoring and feedback w…
2305 Central Park BlvdBedford, TX 76022
My son has been seeing Dr. Posnok for 4+ years. He is very thorough and ensures that my 9 year old has everything he needs to control his asthma. Dr. Posnok's staff is may seem a little cool when you first walk in, but I assure you it's only because they are working quickly behind the scenes t…
501 W Harwood RdHurst, TX 76054
My 17 month old daughter broke her arm above the elbow falling off the couch after climbing to reach an item on the counter. We took her to the ER where a temporary splint was placed on her. The ER doctor referred us to Dr. Quatro since our daughter was so young. My wife called that Monday morni…
1609 Hospital PkwyBedford, TX 76022
I was born with HHT, a relatively uncommon genetic blood disorder. Honestly I would not be alive today had it not been for Dr Gill. I was diagnosed with HHT as a child. I was able to live a normal life until I turned 40. Then I began losing more blood than my body could replace on its own. I had…
517 Harwood RdBedford, TX 76021
I've been seeing Dr Chad Clawson since 1997. He is great at learning his patients' needs and treating them appropriately. I usually have upper back and neck issues, whereas my wife has lower back and hip problems. We both walk out feeling 100% better after an adjustment. The best part about …
469 Westpark WayEuless, TX 76040
My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Tafle for about 12 years or more. He answers all questions and has a great bed side manner. Will explain thing in plain English. Great sense of humor. Office staff is one of the best. Very helpful on phone and in person.
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I've been seeing Dr Chad Clawson since 1997. He is great at learning his patients' needs and treating them appropriately. I usually have upper back and neck issues, whereas my wife has lower back and hip problems. We both walk out feeling 100% better after an adjustment. The best part about his practice is that the phenomenal care is so affordable you don't even have to worry about insurance. He even offers specials which are extra handy for injuries that require multiple sessions or for family. My wife, mother-in-law, myself, and kids have been treated by Dr Clawson.
The staff was great. Everyone was friendly and took their time with us. I felt very comfortable from day 1 over the phone with Chrissy who answered all my questions. My consult was with Dr. Kathy and she is very smart and spent a lot of time with us. My doctor was different for each procedure based on who was on call so we did not get to know just one really well, but we trusted them all. And most importantly, they delivered and met our expectations and made our dream come true!!
The doctor and nurses were amazing. Our concern was with the IVF coordinator. There was a lack of response and information to the messages we left and it was concerning as a patient going through this process to not have someone get back with us in a timely manner (left six messages and it took 5 days for a response) to let us know what was going on with our procedure and medications. We absolutely love Dr. Doody, the nurses, April, and Marisol is the best phlebotomist!
Dr Kathy and nurse staff have been absolutely amazing. I would say that the overall experience has been great. Though I do feel as if I had to really follow up multiple times with the patient coordinator and that became tedious and frustrating at times. She also does not have what I would consider to be good bedside manner, she is just very formal and very matter of fact. Which is fine, but sometimes you need a little more compassion
Dr. Kathy and her staff have been exceptional throughout our whole treatment process. Every person we deal with, from the Dr. to the nurses to the front desk to the billing department has been patient, flexible, forthright, clear, and above all kind. In this kind of process it is critical to feel comfortable with your care providers and we could not be happier with the care we have received at CARE.
I recommend Dr. Chris Pace and rate him as excellant. His communication skills with me as the patient were great, explanations were easy to understand and what needed to be done in the future was straight forward. The first time I was introduced to Dr. Pace was through the emergency room services at HEB and I adopted him right there and then.
Dr Kathy Doody was informative and helpful throughout our process of using an embryo donor. We were able to go through all pre-screening and transfer in about 3 months which surpassed our expectations. We were given realistic expectations and once I became pregnant, the monitoring and feedback were very good.
Great doctor, but horrible office staff. They rudely answer and hang up. My husband went in place of me last time and had nothing nice to say about his experience as well, confirming I'm not the only one. The only thing I like is scheduling, but I'd rather go elsewhere for better customer service.
Kaner Medical Group is committed to community health through health and wellness education not only for its patients but also for the entire community—it's all part of Kaner Medical Group's commitment to healthy living for everyone. The doctors and staff are friendly yet professional.
Dr. Kathy Doody and her staff are honest, open, and extremely caring. When I experienced a loss, Dr. Kathy provided personal care that helped me through the process. Without reservation, I would recommend CARE Fertility to anyone experiencing struggles with fertility.
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.