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This place is a joke... poor, poor, poor customer service and lack of empathy for their patients. My first appointment for my son was scheduled two months ago to manage his medications and they scheduled me with someone who's been out of the office for months. So then I had to wait another month to get my son in and it was our first time in. We were ten minutes late because I couldn't find the place. They wouldnt see my son and he needed to get more medication. They cancelled my appt. They asked to reschedule and I told them hell no. Why would I come back to a place like that. If I'd known a month ago how they were I wouldnt have bothered and I wouldnt had to scramble to figure out my sons medicine before leaving town. Never been dealt with so unprofessionally. Go to place that cares...
Very knowledgeable, caring, and willing to look more into my unstudied disease!
Kim Spears: Yawning during appointments, not really listening to patient doesn't really give a dame. This is my experience but if you make up your on mind if you dare!
As in many reviews, my experience was that they are slow, understaffed, and use this as an excuse that you should be more flexible in your schedule. The problem is there management staff. They were arrogant and uncaring when I polity pointed out there scheduling backup that extends over 1 month! This, to simply get a prescription filled of a common blood pressure medicine. They will not hire more people to handle the basic paperwork of their doctors and they have a general air of uncaring aloof you have no recourse above me attitude. Run screaming! The attitude filters to the staff who tell you your symptoms instead of listening. There are better doctors out there.
This place is terrible. Had one appointment and decided to make several more appointments in advance when my second appointment came I unfortunately needed to cancel due to getting the flu and was very contagious. I called early and left a message to cancel and got a call several hours later saying that I no showed and they have a strict no show policy and cancelled all my other appointments. I was never informed of this policy that they cancel appointments if you can't make it in. The lady then proceeded to tell me that the time slot for my appointments were made especially for me. I never once asked for that time, it was offered to me and it worked with my schedule. Guess I should have risked everyone's health and gone in. Bad business and will not be going back.
Great service. Great prices. Clean environment..................................................
I had to give her one star to post but she's definitely a zero. Going to Gina reads like a horror story. Gina did not use our insurance that we provided. She did not even begin billing the insurance until our sessions were completed and only when my wife asked her repeatedly with many unreturned phone calls and emails. When my wife asked her to bill insurance she didn't even have the correct dates of therapy attended. That was March 2016 that all this work started for my wife and its October 2016 and we still haven't been refunded our money from Gina! My wife has gone back and forth with her for months but Gina never really seemed interested in helping us. She said things like "welcome to the world of insurance" and "I don't know what to tell you." Gina explained that she changed her accounting system and that our info was lost and that there was not much she could do about it. My wife worked hard with the insurance company and straightened out all of Gina's mess and got her paid in the latter part of August. Gina still didn't believe she had been paid by the insurance company, said she has no record of the payment and we had to get her proof. When Blue Cross called her and told her she had been paid she MAGICALLY found the proof of payment that she was too lazy to search for us in the first place. Now that she knows she owes us guess what she says? I don't have the funds to pay you you'll have to wait 30 days. What! We have waited over six months! We have done all the work for her and juggled our finances for her incompetent behavior for 6 months and she wants us to wait! She's been paid over two and a half times the amount of her services and even blamed all of this on my wife after she admitted her accounting error. She said," this snafu could have been avoided if your wife"......Unbelievable. Gina's not willing to take responsibility for her actions, something I would think she should have learned in counseling 101. Save yourself look elsewhere.
STAY AWAY! Clawson does not listen to patients. He is a doctor for money and uncaring about how the patient performs after treatments. My surgery failed and he turned his back on me and walked away.
Went to urgent care today, waited for two hours to be cared for by a rude young oriental physicians assistant. I had pneumonia most of the winter, finally healing and then caught a cold. I was worried about relapsing. Anyone whose had pneumonia knows how hard it is to get rid of and it weakens you for months. Anyway she acted like I was a hypochondriac, lectured me about the Benifits of exercise not realizing how badly I'd rather be hiking than Sick. She wouldn't give me antibiotics and I left feeling $100 more broke, like I was somehow a week person. Made me wonder why she got into medicine, certainly wasn't out of compassion. More than anything, she made me feel small and I feel sad that she is the face there to help people in need
Fantastic! I had a difficult time in surgery...Dr. Bell saw me through all of it. A true life saver :)
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.