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Whether your home needs a complete renovation, or a room needs to be repaired, there are some things to know before you hire.
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Whether your home needs a complete renovation, or a room needs to be repaired, there are some things to know before you hire.
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Outstanding services provided by the entire staff. My care is tailored to what works best for me and I'm listened to and included in the plans for my care. Highly recommend!
Highly recommend!! Purchased storm doors from Home Depot. Odessa builders was contracted to measure & install doors. Antonio arrived on time, was polite, efficient & courteous. Would not hesitate to recommend this company.
Brought my 14 year old daughter to Mufti's clinic where you are initially greeted by a grumpy nurse or two.I explained that my daughter was in pain with flu like symptoms. He refused to see her based on her age (I think) and told us to go to her pediatrician. I am a single father without a car this week and had no way to get her to her regular doctor. So I called a cab to take us from Farmington to East Hartford, wait for us, then take us back. The cost was more than a doctor's visit. I made the cab driver's day. I would not recommend this guy if you are bringing a child or a teenager. Other wise he is a pleasant person. His head nurse reminds me of a miserable school principal.
WOULD NEVER RECOMEND. They are contracted with Home Depot West Hartford. They have no showed at least 4 times with no phone call. Never told me parts were missing from Home Depot. Door installation & its been months incompetent F rating customer service will report to BBB they should never be used not trust worthy. Use anyone but home depot or Odessa. Horrendous customer service, no regard for client or time wasted ZERO culpability NEVER use ODESSA F - minus rating requires a star to submit they deserve negative stars
I paid Home Depot to have a quote done for a front door entry replacement at my house, and Odessa Builders were the contractors that contacted me who would be coming out to do the quote. We made a date, and then that morning they called me to cancel because the "guy had a personal matter to deal with" and so we had to reschedule. Then on the rescheduled day, we were 1.5 hours into my 2 hour window and I hadn't heard from them, so I called the main office and the receptionist called the guy to check in and see where he was. She then says he was on an install job that was running long and he wasn't going to be out to my house until much later. Whatever. So I wait... 2 hours go by, then 3, then I finally give up knowing this guy isn't coming out to my house. So Odessa blew me off completely, and here I am the next day and I STILL haven't even heard from them. I already called Home Depot, cancelled the quotation and got a refund... I am going with Lowe's now and Home Depot's corporate office will be hearing from me. Steer clear of Odessa, they are clearly inept at customer service so I can't even imagine what their installation / labor ethic is like.
I worked for all state construction. The Company is small fifteen to thirty field employees depending on how much work they have. The Fab shop in Farmington is good sized a lot of equipment. The wages are low for a Pipe fitter Welder trade and There benefits package is not that great. They have a lot of Potential as a Mechanical Contractor there leadership needs to make some changes they seem to be all about themselves and not the Employees. Good employees are the key to success for any company.
By far and large one of the worst experiences I've ever had with a healthcare specialist and I didn't even make it into the door. Their answering services are medieval at best. Expect to wait 30+ minutes which require constant inputs to remain on the line. When you do get though, Don't expect caring staff to show empathy for your pain or suffering. You might be scheduled sometime in the next 2-3 months, that's if you had a referral from your PCP. Leave a message? What a joke. They might get back to you in the next 3 weeks if they bother to check their messages that month. This is hardly a professional facility and the company should really get their act together. GO ANYWHERE ELSE!
I bought a storm door over a month ago from Home Depot, Odessa called and said they could put it in on Dec. 24 and would call on the 23rd to confirm. I took a day off from work those 2 days to make sure I was available. Apparently they called on the 22nd when nobody was home and they never returned another call. Now they won`t be open until next Monday and Im supposed to wait??? I would never recommend this company they have been unreliable. I`m returning the product and getting my money back and will go to Lowe`s across the street, they said they would have it in the next day, with a discount!!!!!
My experience were just the opposite of the other review. I bought a storm door from Home Depot just before the Holidays. A guy drove by our house a couple of days later and took measurements of our door. On January 2 I called Odessa about doing the install. They already had all the paperwork and were able to schedule it for the very next day(!). They showed up in the time window and the install went off without a hitch. No issues.
I have been waiting for two months to have a door installed. I bought a door at Home Depot and Odessa builders is one of the contractors they deal with. After playing phone tag and not returning my messages Odessa finally sent a guy out to measure the opening. The guy they sent measured the opening wrong and ordered the wrong size door. Finally they sent another guy to install the door. When he arrived, right off the bat he told us he couldn't install the door because it would not fit. Odessa got a hold of the first guy and he was adamant that he measured the opening right, he didn't and tried modifying the door and in the process ruined it. Now I have to order a new door and who knows when it will get installed? I f you need some work done on your house don't call these people and if Home Depot tells you they will call them, tell Home Depot you want someone else. Odessa Builders make reputable contractors look bad.
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.