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Less than year ago I visited Dr. Wenrick’s office in regard to pain I was suffering in my jaw, neck, and unexplained movements throughout my mouth and face. I was under the supervision of a neurologist, was prescribed muscle relaxers and other medications to address all of those issues. I was told that without surgery my condition would not change, would require continuous medication for the rest of my life, and possibly the condition would worsen. At Dr. Wenrick’s office I was examined and fitted for a mouth guard, which I wear at night. This past week I stopped taking all medications and am free of the symptoms I mentioned earlier. My jaw has had an opportunity for respite which in-turn relaxed my neck. Medication and pain free at last, after nearly three years!!! I now wake rested and in no pain.This past week I had to come in for an emergency appointment because my puppy used my mouth guard as an unsupervised chew toy. Dr. Wenrick and her staff repaired the damage. My visits always find Dr. Wenrick and her staff to be professional, courteous, understanding, and insightful. I feel like an informed patient and person that matters. Without a doubt I would recommend Dr. Wenrick for anyone that is in need of dental care or is suffering from pain in the jaw.
I have been a patient for several years now. My first impression when i drove up to the office was "Top-Notch" It is beautifully lanscaped & very clean. I arrived a few minutes beforew my scheduled appointment & opened the door to a Beautiful atmosphere, with soft music in the air , the lobby/waiting room makes you feel calm & cozy. The receptionist/Staci was very friendly and professional. I dont have dental insurance & the doctor was able to finance the work that needed to be done on an easy affordable payment plan. Dr. Wenrick has been my 2nd Dentist EVER & WILL ME MY LAST! I sat down in the comfy dental chair for her to examine me, they then did x-rays. I am so tender in the mouth, they were so gentle with me. I didn't feel or rushed for any services or suggestions. Dr. Wenrick was able to help me with my headaches, by getting me a digital mouth splint, & brighten/whitened my teeth with their services. I have had some fillings as well there, I was always eager to go in & GET HEALTHIER, NEVER once left in any pain. I WILL ALWAYS use & refer this DENTIST & WONDERFUL STAFF to EVERYONE!
If I could tell everyone how wonderful and amazing this dentist is I would. For the past year I have been with Dr. Wenrick and have seen every patient that has walked through her door. Patients dealing with TMJ disorders, headache problems, past dental nightmares, patients that have been medicated and sedated just so they could try and live somewhat of a pain free and normal life, and told that was the only way. Well I'm here to tell you its not, and there is another way!!! I feel so very blessed to be a art of this amazing team and our amazing patients that have put there trust in us and this amaing Doctor. Our patients get a standard of care that is truley outside the norm of this town, they see results and progress, they come off the medication and start living again. Dr. Wenrick is a wonderful, caring, and gentile kind of dentist who finds the problem and fixes it-- She is unlike any dentist I have ever worked for in the past and I would reccommed her to evryone who has ever wanted that in a dentist. If we could post all the stories we hear here daily you would never want to go anywhere else.
3 July 2014I am surprised at the comments below because I had a great appointment. I will say I was disappointed when I first came in to the clinic. I heard people talking in the back room, and laughing, but no one was up at the front desk to greet me or the other 4 people that came in behind me. I believe the staff was on their lunch break. Every Dental Clinic I worked in, ( 31 Years as a Dental Assistant), had alternating lunch hours so that some one was always there to greet patients. How ever, the Hygienist was warm, courteous, and respectful. She did not talk down to me. No one there knew I was a retired Dental Assistant. No one tried to sell me any thing. She did tell me I should consider a bite guard for my bruxism. And she is right. It is a preventive measure that will save me thousands of dollars, and my teeth, in the future. It is up to the buyer to be careful and to say no. Remember, the dental staff is working for you. You hire them to help you care for your teeth. You have the final say so. This is my Dental Clinic from now on.
Dr. Prieto is a fantastic physician. He listens & takes into careful consideration many variables, when approaching a patient's condition. He is attentive, thoughtful, helpful, & practical. I have painful/ long-term issues. due to ongoing surgeries. However, I have been complying with Dr.Prieto's care plan (I have changed my dietary habits, lifestyle, etc). I am hopeful that I will experience a full recovery & try to maintain a positive attitude. I will continue to seek his professional guidance, -- It is difficult to live with immobility & pain. Dr.Prieto is careful about prescribing medications. I do believe that there are a great deal of people that battle with chemical dependency issues. He probably very aware of the problem. Especially, within his field/ profession. He is a really good doctor & he genuinely cares about his patients.
A+++ Experience! Dr. Wenrick fixed years of problems that others could not help me with. After 4 crowns, 10 fillings, and a root canal I am finally pain free. She is the only Dentist that took the time to explain what was going on with my teeth. During the evaluation Dr. Wenrick took the usual x-rays but what really impressed me about her was that she took photos and showed me with her camera on the TV what my teeth looked like in real time. She showed me fillings that had broken off and parts of my teeth that had eroded and exposed roots. I can honestly say she is the only dentist that did not hurt me with the needle! After all the work was done she showed me before and after photos. When you meet Dr. Wenrick ask to see my photos. I gave her written permission to share my file with others. All the Best, Shawn McKeever
Going to the dentist is probably my least favorite of doctors visits. After a visit to a dentist in another state, my anxiety and fears were greatly heightened by over six hours in the dentist chair and unnecessary dental work. Once moving to Tennessee, I began looking for a dentist. I visited a few; but was unable to find a dentist that truly understood the need to be gentle. That was until I found Dr. Wenrick’s,and after my first visit I concluded that this is the dentist for me. For the first time, I felt comfortable and she and her staff were wonderful at easing anxiety and fears. If that wasn’t enough, she also has an artist eye and is a perfectionist. All in all, her work is exceptional and her gentle touch is just what I needed. I highly recommend her.
If you have been dealing with TMJ, Dr. Wenrick is the dentist for you. I have had very bad experiences with other dentists. Not many dentists truly know how to deal with TMJ, and Dr. Wenrick is a treasure indeed. At the age of 41, the damage done to my jaw is pretty bad. In just a few months of being treated by Dr. Wenrick, the pain has decreased at least 90%. I don't have as many migraines as I used to, and my range of motion has increased. Call her TODAY. Get in as soon as you can. The sooner you get treatment for TMJ, the sooner you will have relief. Dr. Wenrick is ALWAYS learning more about the treatment of TMJ, and, I am sorry that I will not get to see her anymore, as we are moving. If I could, I'd take her with me!!
I have a son who had a terrible experience with a desntist before coming here. I hot the chance to explain what happened and how to handle my son, and it has always, ALWAYS been a pleasant experience for him. The waiting room is sectioned, but the adult side is quite uncomfortable and lacks any adult distractions such as art, tv, or updated magazines or books. However, with that said, I would still only take my children here and would be willing to sit on a concete floor for the experience he gets. They also use white fillings instead of metal. The staff is nice, welcoming, knowledgable and remember you. Its a small staff, so there is never a ton of people (if any) in the waiting room with you.
Sorry-not sorry, but those below me who are complaining are over exaggerating or just plain lying. I have NEVER had any bad experiences from this dental office or with any of the staff and I've been going there for years, along with my younger brothers, since it opened and everyone is amazing and nice. Dr. Ham is quick, to the point and professional. She even jokes with you, as does everyone else in the office. They take their time with you, ask you questions, make sure you're ok and laugh and tell stories with you. I highly recommend this place and recommend people to stop lying!!! This place is great! (And it's quick too btw! I was out within the hour, no pain or anything.) :D
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.