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7121 S Padre Island DrCorpus Christi, TX 78412
From Business: Founded in 1981, Corpus Christi Women's Clinic is a full service women's health physician practice. We perform robotic, pelvic, endoscopic and hysteroscopic surgeries. Corpus Christi Women's Clinic provides gynecological and obstetrical care and offers treatment for infertility. It offers various imaging services that incl…
729 Everhart RdCorpus Christi, TX 78411
Lisa12/12/2016Great staff...everyone is competent and amazing! I like how Dr. Yzaguirre makes me feel comfortable and shows he cares...he explains everything thoroughly too which is nice! Plus he is honest!
4738 S Padre Island DrCorpus Christi, TX 78411
This place is awesome! I was blessed to have an awesome employee assist me with shoe insoles and shoes to help my plantar fasciitis. He was extremely helpful and I will be back for sure.
4738 S Padre Island DrCorpus Christi, TX 78411
From Business: The staff at Affiliated Therapy Group Practice, Inc. would like to extend a warm welcome to you and commend you for taking an active role in the care of your health. We hope that you find your experience here beneficial for not only the condition you have currently sought assistance, but also that we help motivate you to i…
5425 S Padre Island DrCorpus Christi, TX 78411
From Business: Aspen Dental dentists are dedicated to making it easier to get the care you need. They believe in treating each patient like family and providing comprehensive care in a compassionate and judgment-free environment. At Aspen Dental, we've simplified everything to give you peace of mind. We make payment the easy part with tr…
6120 S Staples StCorpus Christi, TX 78413
Dr Rojas and her staff are extremely professional and friendly. They put my child's anxiety to rest and had the upmost patience. Dr Rojas is very precise in explaining procedures and routine care. I especially love that she took the time to comfort me when I brought my 18 month old with an injur…
6500 S Padre Island Dr Ste 16Corpus Christi, TX 78412
From Business: Dr. Yassin has over 28 years of experience; she provides gentle dentistry to adults and children. Excellent service provided for teeth whitening (typically 30 minutes because of the excellent quality of products) crowns, bridges, lumineers, partials, dentures, extractions, root canals, filings and other services. Dr. Yassi…
3536 Holly RdCorpus Christi, TX 78415
Had such a great experience. The staff was so friendly and informative. I had an appointment set up in less than a week and for people that do not qualify for Medicaid or government assistance the cost is only $38 for an appointment. For a shorter period of time to wait for an appointment and a …
3420 S Alameda StCorpus Christi, TX 78411
I highly recommend you make Dr. Michael Elizondo and CC General & Implant Dentistry your new dental provider. Dr. Elizondo is friendly, professional, patient, and understanding of my needs. After a long appointment, he even called to check on my well-being. Dr. Elizondo and his staff show meticu…
4410 Dillon Ln Ste 1Corpus Christi, TX 78415
I've never had any trouble with the doctors or nurses in person, but when u call to set ur appointments they are always very rude over the phone!!!
13925 Northwest BlvdCorpus Christi, TX 78410
I LOVE IT THERE!!! I have to bring a 3 yr old and sometimes my 7 yr old also, they help me with the girls and keep them busy. and will see me at a drop of a hat when i have a Migraine, and even better then that they take my pain away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I went to the Kingsville office and everyone there was excellent. They saw me the same day I called to make an appointment. Dr. Clark was very thorough and was empathetic of my situation. I would recommend this office to anyone in a heartbeat.
My 4 year old got vaccinations that he already had twice, the one that he needed was missing. They gave him 5 shots in one sitting, pressing him down on the doctors chair holding him on hands and feet! He was mordefied and screamed. When he tried to get away from them he was scratched by the needle so bad that even 1 year later he still has a deep scar! He was never scared of doctors until we took him to this horrific place! It hurts be so bad that they treated him this way. Not only that. But I complaint about what happened and the Dr. and her staff were so rude to me. A couple of weeks later I received a letter that she would no longer treat my son and we are advised to look for a new pediatrician! Which we did anyway! Please please do not take your child there! I do have a picture of my sons scar and also reported the incident to the Texas Medical board. So they are aware of what happened!
THIS PLACE WAS RECOMMENDED BY SOME FRIENDS OF MINE TO HAVE MY MOTHER TAKEN CARE OF ...... THEY ARE VERY POLITE AND PROFESSIONAL. VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE IN WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT! THEY TREATED MY MOTHER WITH THE UP MOST RESPECT THEY HAD. WHAT AN AWESOME GROUP OF EMPLOYEES THEY HAVE WORKING FOR THEM. I WOULD RECOMMEND THEM TO EVERYONE.
Dr. Lewis has done two surgeries, and both times he has been careful, courtious, and above all an amazing surgeon. I would trust him with anyone I love to allow Dr. Lewis to take care of them. His entire staff is very caring and courteous.
I agree that this place is a scam. It advertises and looks like an after hours clinic, but they charge ridiculous ER prices. Infant seen for Upper Respiratory, given test for RSV/Flu, charged in excess of $1,000.
Dr, Caplin saved my life!!! I had been ill for some time now and did not know that I am allergic to several things. He conducted several examinations and told me exactly what I was allergic to. His office has all the necessary equipment to do proper diagnosis and has the best staff!! I thank God for putting this wonderful doctor in my path!! I am no able to enjoy my life without feeling so ill. Thank you Dr. Caplin!!
I've been to several urgent care clinics in town and they were filthy. I'll never forget waiting in an exam room at one of the other clinics in town and there were dead roaches in a little pile in the corner. This place is new, clean and very well decorated. I've been there a few times for myself and with my family and we've seen the nurse practitioner and doctor. Both of them are friendly and know their stuff. We were there yesterday and they had a full house, but we got to watch TV while we waited in the exam room. I don't know of any other clinics that have TVs in the exam rooms. We love it there and we'll keep going back.
The clinic is NOT an ER, but an urgent care clinic. We treat minor emergencies and basic primary care. We are open 7 days per week!
I came in very sick. They asked for my medical history and I gave them all honest answers. The front staff, intake nurse and X-ray tech were all very professional. The Nurse practitioner Rudolfo Deleon had an attitude about doctor's recent diagnosis. He came back into the exam room and threw the paper work for the former doctor in my lap in a very argumentative manner. I couldn't understand the reason for the way he was acting nor did he explain his actions. It was totally uncalled for. I really didn't need this while I was so sick. I was so sick I could hardly respond to him. In a very condescending manner he finally said well I can give u a shot and and some antibiotics. I said O thank you so much that's what I came in for. I didn't feel like I was being treated very well. I was the patient and I was the one who was paying for this. I expected a much more calm professional behavior from so called medical people. I called back to the clinic and asked that NP Deleon call me to discuss this. He wasn't man enough to make the call to me. I haven't received a call. Unfortunately, he left me no option but to write this review. I strongly recommend going to a clinic with real doctors who know how to act in the real world.
Knowledgeable physician;! Makes you wait long time; as if your time is not valuable. Inner office could be maintained a little better... staff uncaring!He's a good enough doctor, if you have the time, and want to deal with the difficult staff
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.