Hurricane Harvey: Where to Give and How to Help »
In the wake of a disaster, communities outside the affected area want to know how to help. A variety of reputable organizations ha…
640 Tyrone Blvd NSaint Petersburg, FL 33710
From Business: Our practice is dedicated to provide high quality, compassionate and cost effective health care to the patients we serve. Our ultimate purpose is to help people w…
3001 N Rocky Point Dr E #125,Tampa, FL 33607
From Business: Serving Tampa Bay Since 1992, We are Your Expert Source for Varicose and Spider Vein Treatment, Botox and Cosmetic Fillers, Laser Skin Resurfacing, Liposuction an…
5800 49th St N Ste S-109Saint Petersburg, FL 33709
From Business: Orlick, Berger, Kasper, M.D., P.A. is a recognized ophthalmic sub specialty practice delivering state-of-the-art patient care in Florida since 1991. Our mission i…
4167 5th Ave NSaint Petersburg, FL 33713
From Business: We are dedicated to serving our community by providing superior health care and personal attention for our patients. Our mission is to take pride and gain satisfa…
2419 W Kennedy Blvd Ste 101Tampa, FL 33609
I rated a 3 star because the staff was nice, dr. Walsh very nice. But after 3 months. Or after all the swollen went down after getting a breast augm…
51 S Main AveClearwater, FL 33765
From Business: CLEARWATER Pain Care of Clearwater 3150 N Wickham Rd Ste 9 Melbourne FL Office: 727-572-6261 Fax: 727-443-2501 Hours of Operation: Monday to Wednesday 8:30am t…
12020 Seminole BlvdLargo, FL 33778
From Business: With Board certified Physicians who are fully trained to care for all of your medical concerns, Suncoast Family Medical Associates are prepared and waiting to tak…
In the wake of a disaster, communities outside the affected area want to know how to help. A variety of reputable organizations ha…
One out of every seven Americans will face a substance addiction. Here are some resources to help you help a loved one, and notice…
The holiday festivities are over, but January doesn't have to be a drag. It's actually the best time to finish projects and organize your life – all while having a little fun.
I am a tonsil cancer survivor and due to radiation and chemo endured 8 1/2 yrs ago, I have serious swallowing issues that arise over time. I moved from IL where I had been under the care of a wonderful ENT but had difficulty finding an ENT who was knowledgeable in cancer after moving to FL. I was at a point of only being able to eat soft foods like mashed potatoes and soups (no meats) for the past year. A GI doctor did a balloon dilation on me which did not work. I was aspirating with almost every bite. Then I found Dr. Steiniger. I made an apt for a Fri and we scheduled a rigid dilation for the following Wed (3 rigid dilations done in IL in past years were successful). I was eating within days and even meat within a week. The GI doctor wanted to insert a feeding tube which, according to him, I would have been on for life. Instead, I am eating and enjoying food. Dr. Steiniger is thorough, knowledgeable, and compassionate - all excellent traits we hope to find in our doctors.
I've been going to the Turley Center for almost a year now for both myself and my kids. I've never experienced anything bad on my behalf but it's another story for my kids. Dr. Reyes and Weirsma have been nothing but the best. Both are very kind and caring, as are the front desk staff on both sides downstairs. However, I took my kids to the office for what I thought was more than just a really bad cold and was told by Dr. Clayton to "let it pass, it'll run it's course." No tests were done at all. I decided to get a second opinion from a local pediatrician's office as they got worse over the next couple of days as I was trying to do as the doctor said and "let it pass." Turns out it was RSV. I'm very disappointed that the diagnosis was missed and sort of brushed off as if it was nothing. I'm no doctor or nurse but I know when something is really wrong with my children. Very nice lady but I just wish the illness was taken more seriously.
I have dealt with acne since I was in my early teens. I’ve been on proactive, tried every over the counter product imaginable and even had some laser treatments. After reaching my wits end, I did some serious research and came across Dr. Kass. After my initial consult, I was ready for treatment that day! The thing about Dr. Kass is that he doesn’t pull any punches and is very frank and very realistic about the chances for improvement. But his before and after photos truly speak for themselves. I had a deep peel and filler done to help with my acne scaring. I was unable to go out in the sun for quite some time, but it was well worth the wait. My skin has never looked better! The scars have diminished so much. The fine lines and bumps are almost all gone. My skin is amazing improved, so soft and smooth compared to before treatment. It brings me to tears to know that there is finally a treatment out there that works so well!
Last year my sister in law had a croton oil peel by Dr. Kass, she had terrible lines on her face and after the peel she looked as smooth and tight as could be. I decided at that point that I needed to have this peel done. The decision was easy for me since she had already had it done and I saw what amazing results are achieved first hand! I did meet with Dr. Kass for a consultation to discuss further concerns I had about my face, and decided to go ahead and book a facelift and have the croton peel done at the same time. I felt like a pro during my pre and post op experience since I had already witnessed it before. I’m just had my 3 month check up with Dr. Kass and I was right on par! My fine lines and smokers lines around my mouth were gone; my face was no longer sagging. Anyone who is thinking about doing this needs to see Dr. Kass, he’s the best!
very confused about my mri result ordered by primary MD. went to another neuro specialist in st. pete first. Everything clarified in detail by Dr. Arora. I was very satisfied with my visit. New diagnosis of MS and have been doing well on treatment started. Staff helpful and friendly. Doctor answers questions well. Father who is 78 has seen Dr. Arora as well for recent stroke and is doing good. Dr. Arora saw dad in the hospital and in the office. Aunt with parkinsons also seen and doing much better on current medications. located on hospital campus with parking garage and easy building entrance. Many people stop to park on first floor but ample parking at higher levels. Very good physical therapy facilities on first floor. I am walking much better now. Highly recommend Dr. Arora and his office
Dr. Hayes is top notch. I recently had surgery at Morton Plant Hospital (where she is affiliated). Most noteworthy is that Dr. Hayes held my hand while I drifted off to sleep during the administering of the anesthesia. I have NEVER had a surgeon do something so compassionate before. She is patient and caring and really took the time before surgery to hear my concerns. Morton Plant Hospital..another great experience. I felt tended to every moment I was there. And with a smile. I have never met so many genuinely nice people. Today I received a Thank You card from Morton Plant Hospital and it was signed by all of my attending medical staff. Celebrity treatment all they way!
I decided to go to Dr. Kass to receive Restylane in my lips. More than anything I wanted to go to a doctor who did the injections himself, rather than using an esthetician or nurse. Two of my friends go to him, and they are always very happy with their results. I was able to get in a few weeks after I called for a consult, and received treatment same day. Dr. Kass was very patient and very gentle and explained everything to me. My lips looking AMAZING! I wish I had done this sooner. There was very little pain, and swelling went away in a day or so. My lips look soft and sultry, just what I wanted! Dr. Kass and his staff of dolls are true sweethearts!
I saw a couple of extremely negative reviews about this medical office. They are *so* wrong.I knew Dr. Roberts, and he was great. Since he left, I have been seeing Dr. Malone. Dr. Malone listens, is caring, and exhibits great skill. I trust him.And as to the other negative review, just today I developed a condition for which I needed to make an appointment. That appoint is tomorrow morning for 9:00am -- that is excellent service.
I appreciate the care recently provided. Minimal wait time. Was very worried about my head scan and current condition. Building has a covered garage which makes it easier to get in and out on a hot and rainy summer day. I am 81 and difficult to walk far in the heat. Doc was pleasant and answered questions. He helped my husband as well. Staff helpful. Thank you.
I had great experience at this Dr's office in my visit there. The was staff was friendly,professional and cared about my issue. I had a emergency situation. Everyone was patient with me and the Doc was geninue and awsome.I definitely recommend this to people.Thanx Doc and staff again, I greatly apreciate you guys.
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.