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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.
12200 Preston RdDallas, TX 75230
From Business: Since 1970, Cooper Clinic's reputation for providing comprehensive preventive exams spans the globe--conducting more than 265,000 exams for more than 100,000 people. Cooper Clinic in Dallas provides patients an individualized, in-depth picture of their health, an action plan to improve it and their test results--all in les…
3626 N Hall St Ste 600Dallas, TX 75219
2902 S Buckner BlvdDallas, TX 75227
I really enjoyed my two day visit with this office. Everyone was pleasant and the dentist was excellent! Everyone took their time and explained any and everything. The doctor worked swiftly and yet made sure I was fully comfortable and felt NO pain! I LOVED IT! Never knew that getting teeth pul…
2100 W Colorado BlvdDallas, TX 75211
Stephens Park Clinic and Dr. Kevin Bryant now have an appointment system. You can call and make an appointment and if your need is medically urgent they can usually work you in if you call.I have been a patient of Dr Bryant's for over 10 years. I have always been very well cared for. His diagnos…
4041 W Wheatland Rd Ste 120Dallas, TX 75237
Fantastic chiropractor!! I was skeptical to visit this place bc of previous reviews on yellow pages , but there were excellent reviews on google so I decided to give it a try. The chiropractor was super friendly and accommodating. I had been having neck pain for months after a car accident , but…
12221 Merit Dr Ste 1060Dallas, TX 75251
Dr. Sule and his staff were very friendly and sincere. I had a Juvederm treatment that was the best I've ever had. I've tried other plastic surgeons in town and Dr. Sule listened to me and gave me the exact treatment I was looking for. I feel so good about myself, he's the best!!!
9301 N Central Expy Ste 400Dallas, TX 75231
The Carrell Clinic Spine Center is high above any spine facility I have ever done business with. I feel these doctor's are some of the best in the nation. It is obvious to you on your first appointment with one of their spine surgeons. They each have a caring personality and while being thoroug…
5315 Ross AveDallas, TX 75206
If you feel like waiting over four hours and getting horrible service then this is your place.Also was not fully informed by the doctor of my diagnosis and why they gave me certain medications. I saw the doctor maybe a total of five minutes out of the entire time i was there.
1902 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Suite 100Dallas, TX 75215
This so-called ill manner quackery doctor should be called out for his disrespect of his patients and more specially his disrespect for the community's African Americans elected officials. Hirsch has shown his true bigot and racist ways in more than one way. Something I'm sure his ancestors wo…
122 W Colorado BlvdDallas, TX 75208
If I could give this place zero stars I would. I went here to see an OB/GYN. I was given medicine for BV, I requested the cream but they gave me pills. The pills didn't work. I called early on a Wednesday to see if they would prescribe another medication. No one called back. I called back …
3427 Trinity Mills RdDallas, TX 75287
After seeing the Dr. Regan for 6 months with the following symptoms I still had no diagnosis: - Sudden, piercing pain on my right side that doubled me over - Vomiting bile for 12 to 48 HOURS - Explosive diarrhea typically lasting 2-3 DAYS - Inability to maintain a consistent & adaptive body temp…
17610 Preston RdDallas, TX 75252
I don't know w ho she was , so called Kopel ?angry impolite arrogant non communicative and her lack of knowledge e is outstanding I rather travel 45 min. but never go to see her.
3133 E Lemmon AveDallas, TX 75204
From Business: MinuteClinic Dallas, located inside CVS/pharmacy #10351 at 3133 Lemmon Ave East, is a walk-in medical clinic. Services include routine vaccinations, health screenings, minor wound and injury treatment, physicals and more-- with no appointment needed. Our family nurse practitioners and physician assistants provide services …
6120 E Mockingbird LnDallas, TX 75214
From Business: MinuteClinic Dallas, located inside CVS/pharmacy #2979 at 6120 East Mockingbird Lane, is a walk-in medical clinic. Services include routine vaccinations, health screenings, minor wound and injury treatment, physicals and more-- with no appointment needed. Our family nurse practitioners and physician assistants provide serv…
8335 Westchester DrDallas, TX 75225
From Business: MinuteClinic Dallas, located inside CVS/pharmacy #4985 at 8335 Westchester Drive, is a walk-in medical clinic. Services include routine vaccinations, health screenings, minor wound and injury treatment, physicals and more-- with no appointment needed. Our family nurse practitioners and physician assistants provide services…
11661 Preston RdDallas, TX 75230
From Business: MinuteClinic Dallas, located inside CVS/pharmacy #7288 at 11661 Preston Road, is a walk-in medical clinic. Services include routine vaccinations, health screenings, minor wound and injury treatment, physicals and more-- with no appointment needed. Our family nurse practitioners and physician assistants provide services for…
809 Singleton BlvdDallas, TX 75212
From Business: Established in 1972, Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic provides a variety of health care services. It provides a variety of prenatal, adolescent health care, immunization, therapeutic optometry, pharmacy and geriatric services. The clinic offers blood pressure and sugar level screening and preconception counseling servic…
618 W Jefferson BlvdDallas, TX 75208
From Business: At Dr. Elba Garcia Dental Clinic, we all work to ensure that your smile is both healthy and beautiful. We offer a variety of dentistry services, including dental hygiene, crowns, and fillings.
10216 Garland RdDallas, TX 75218
From Business: r. Sonak Daulat, born and raised in Dallas, is board certified in internal medicine and allergy & immunology. After graduating from St. Mark's High School in Dallas, he received his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine in 1997. After completing his internal medicine and allergy fellowship from U.T. Sout…
8420 Abrams Rd Ste 208Dallas, TX 75243
From Business: The physicians at Family Clinic have made it their passion to deliver the most comprehensive medicine care for your entire family. Located in Dallas, our staff brings years of experience and training in the treatment of conditions such as high blood pressure management, pre-travel check ups, migraine treatment, vaccination…
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 have been With Dr. Bigham since the early 90's I absolutely will not go to another Dr. it would take more than 100 characters to say the good things about him. I give his phone number to so many people . And those that gave him a try are still with him. He's not quick to shove meds down your throat, he educates you about your problem. He gives bottom line up front suggestions about solutions to your problems. He is firm but fair. Most of all he knows his Patients. He listens to your problem before he makes any remarks. My family know when myself or my husband is ill, don't even think about taking us any where else. They always say! we better call Dr. Bigham cause she ain't going to anybody else. That's my Dr. The best.
He was a great help! Awesome physician and great surgeon! His staff was also wonderful. I can't imaging going anywhere else for robotic surgery.
Dr. Menon was very personable, friendly and kind and not that sanitized, aloof, clinical mannerism I often encounter. She took the time to listen to all our concerns, was very investigative and thorough in her approach, and not only explained, but even taught us about the system in play, so we could make the best decision about the different treatment options, without pressuring us to take any particular course. We left relieved and grateful to have been treated so well and with such dignity. Definitely recommend her for her knowledge and ability to relate and interact with people in a professional, yet compassionate manner.
If I could give this place zero stars I would. I went here to see an OB/GYN. I was given medicine for BV, I requested the cream but they gave me pills. The pills didn't work. I called early on a Wednesday to see if they would prescribe another medication. No one called back. I called back Thursday and Friday. I left messages all three times. Here it is Tuesday of the following week almost a week later and still no call back. Very unprofessional. Showed me that if they aren't getting my money than they don't give a d**** about me. So they will never see a dime of my money again.
I would advise against setting Don Greever. My session with him was incredibly insulting and unprofessional. Someone working in this field should realize that the things patients tell them are not always easy to say. I was told that I am too uneducated to be anything more than a follower. I'm too uneducated to be a leader or to stand up for my values, and when I argued he refused to see me anymore. It would seem to me that someone as educated as Mr Greever in human needs and behavior, would be able to remain professional through a difference of opinion, but this was not the case. He wants to tell toy WHAT to think, not help to train you in a more healthy thought process. Imagine if we taught our youth that until they reached their Masters degree, they were only allowed to be followers. That's ludicrous. I have never been treated as sub human as I was today, and I advise anyone looking for a genuine, caring, and empathetic counselor to bypass this option, and continue your search. (Side note: I graduated Summa Cum Laude)
Best clinic in the area, the doctors take their time needed with great professionalism to find what's wrong. On top of that, they are very caring people including the nurses.
They have a great walk in clinic and you don't wait long to get an appointment to see your doctor. Fast pace Exam and quick. I always get treated good. This is the most professional and honest place you will ever find. They are prompt, courteous and up front and do not recommend useless procedures. The best clinic in Dallas. I love the doctors here. They always take good care of us. Highly recommended.
Absolutely pleased with my first mammogram. The front desk girl was sweet, happy, professional. The next lady that did my mammogram was super! She had been doing it for 10+years, made me feel so at ease. I wasn't sure what to expect but I cannot complain one bit. Super happy with the Center. Thank you, I'll be coming back every 6 mos.
Dr. Dharma and her staff are great. It is always uncomfortable going to the gynecologist but Dr. Dharma has always made the experience less stressful. Very clean and staff is always helpful and nice! You get seen in a timely manner. Her staff are very nice and professional. They are so reassuring, attentive & involved!!! It's a great family to be a part of!!!
Everyone was very patient and kind. I was treated with respect and care. They explained everything clearly and answered every question I had. I even had a pleasant conversation with a nurse. Would definitely recommend. I can't even think of anything they could improve on. Really nice and helpful people. The doctor who saw me even helped me with other health issues! Thanks Women's Clinic.
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.