I am searching for a dermatologist that takes medicaid. Not sure if Dr. Park does or not, but he removed 3 sebaceous cysts from the top of my head 19 years ago. I figured I'd see if he's still in practice. In doing the search I started to recall my experience with his office. I had a 20/80 PPO at the time and so my bill of around 600-800 dollars was a bit alarming considering the simple nature of the procedure. Basically, you freeze the topical skin area of the cyst and cut a slit just large enough for the cyst to be extracted from, you remove the cyst with some sort of surgical pliers, then you stitch it up. I guess that's called surgery so this is why it costs so much. Oh', they also sent the tissue in for a biopsy in case it was cancerous. Dr. Parks was very pleasant and explained everything clearly. In fact I'll say he's an excellent physician. I had no stitch scarring at all. However I did have one tiny complaint that through the years became a much larger one. That is, Dr. Parks decided to leave a rather small cyst alone that day when removing the 3 larger ones. I regretted not insisting he remove it because it is now much larger than any of the 3 he removed that day. In fact, had he removed it I wouldn't be typing this! Within a couple of years that small cyst enlarged to where it was necessary for me to wear a hat. Considering his was the only cyst I had for several years after the surgery, it seriously bothers me that Dr. Parks didn't make better judgment to remove it along with the others. Especially considering how difficult it is to keep good insurance. Sadly I will have to give this otherwise pleasant experience 3 stars. However, if they take medicaid I will schedule an appointment with them. I won't mention any of this to Dr. Parks unless he decides to leave the smallest of my 3 cysts, in which I will point out that the quarter sized ( but flatter fortunately) cyst he is removing is that one he said to leave alone...and I imagine he said, "for now". As if like dentists we intend to go back every 6 months like to a dentist check up. People just aren't that rich, even with 20/80 insurance. I'm older now and just hope my medicaid works.
500 E Main StColumbus, OH 43215
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The Dermatology practices that I've been to in the past used the following mode of operation; they would ask me to fill out a voluminous questionnaire, then when I finally got to see the Doctor, he or she would ask "and what's wrong with you today" Even worse, if tests were required, I was told that "we'll call you with the results". That never happened, so it was up to me to call their rude staff and try to persuade them to get off their butts and look for my test results. At Eastside Dematology I still had to fill out a form, but they actually read it before the Doctor or nurse saw me ! After a thorough examination was made by Doctor Parks, who actually listens to his patients, a skin biopsy was taken and he informed me that they would call me in 10 days with the results. To my complete amazement, exactly 10 days after my biopsy I received a call from a very pleasant Eastside Dermatology nurse who explained my test to me. Since that time I've had to cancel and reschedule several appointments. Instead of hearing "The Doctor has no openings for the next decade" I found the folks who schedule appointments to be very friendly, helpful and accommodating and best of all, you can understand them on the phone!
The doctors and staff at Eastside Dermatology have been amazing. They've never made me feel like a number or that I was being rushed along without time to ask questions, and everyone there has always been so nice and welcoming. They also have open houses for their patients throughout the year, which is something very useful that I hadn't heard of before. I've been to other Dermatology offices in which the doctors never really explained what certain medicines do, what to expect, etc., but the doctors and esthetician at Eastside Dermatology have always explained not just the "what," but the "why" of what they're doing. The esthetician is great at what she does and has significantly reduced my acne scarring. I would recommend this office to anyone, and wouldn't want to go anywhere else!
I would like to respond to this review, bc my experience at Encore was completely different. She actually found a highly atypical mole on my skin and was very detailed in her exam. She answered all of my questions and wasn't in a rush. I had to come back for surgery to ensure that my mole was completely removed, and she did a wonderful job. Now, I come in every 6 months for a skin check. The office staff is very friendly. Yeah, Dr. Londeree can run behind, but what doctor is ever really on time. I believe she is worth the wait and will continue to come to Encore. I have recommended her practice to family and friends. Don't be discouraged over this angry person's review.
I had my first Dermatology appointment today at Eastside Dermatology. (I'm in my 30's and have never been to a dermatologist before) I was nervous due to my health issue. From the receptionist, to the nurse, to the doctor it was one of the most pleasant experiences I've ever had in any doctor office appointment in my life. The nurse was extremely helpful and informative. The doctor was pleasant, knowledgeable, and made me feel very at ease. I would recommend this skin care center to anyone in need of help. If I could give this center more stars I would. Best of luck!!
Great service, wonderful staff! I highly recommend this place. Unlike the big glitzy practice I previously went to where they don't care about real problems and just want to sell you creams and shoot you up with botox, this place is all about actually taking care of patients!!! What a novel idea! Dr. Chen is thorough, insightful, and to the point. He explained things to me that nobody else could or would. Has excellent reviews on Angie's List as well, which is how I found the place.
The entire Dr.'s office is fantastic! Dr. Denise Close helped me clear up some facial blemishes and scars and was always willing to listen to my concerns and answer my questions. Jackie, the cosmetologist specialist was also a great help and now I only use Glo-Minerals make-up! I have referred many people to this office!
i have rarely been treated so well by everyone i encounter at a doctor's office but this practice is an exception. The staff made me feel like a friend and the doctors i met with showed real concern for my well being. A rare find these days!
Dr. Londeree saved my husband's life. She spotted an early-stage melanoma that my husband had had for years but his other doctors overlooked. He saw Dr. Londeree just in time to be saved from a lot of suffering and possibly an early death.