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1700 Prairie City RdFolsom, CA 95630
From Business: Mercy Medical Group - Folsom, Primary Care is a medical group that offers many services, including family medicine, pediatrics, and primary care. Visit Mercy Medi…
1580 Creekside Dr Ste 250Folsom, CA 95630
From Business: Mercy Medical Group - Folsom Cardiology is a cardiology center that offers many services, including cardiology, electrocardiogram (ekg), and chest pain treatment.…
2110 Professional Dr Ste 120Roseville, CA 95661
The only complaint I would have is the confusion with insurance. They said I'm not eligible but my insurance says I'm current. Not sure where the di…
8001 Madison AveCitrus Heights, CA 95610
From Business: Mercy Medical Group -Fair Oaks, Primary Care is a medical group that offers many services, including family medicine, primary care, and internal medicine. Visit M…
1264 Hawks Flight Ct Ste 100El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
From Business: Mercy Medical Group - Hawks Flight, Primary and Specialty Care is a medical group that offers many services, including dermatology, family medicine, and primary c…
4987 Golden Foothill PkwyEl Dorado Hills, CA 95762
great dr and all the other dr in her practice are great
2200 Sunrise Blvd Ste 250Gold River, CA 95670
From Business: Mercy Medical Group - Plastic Surgery & Laser Center is a medical group that offers many services, including breast reconstructive surgery, body plastic surgery, …
6555 Coyle AveCarmichael, CA 95608
This is one of the best medical groups around. The doctors are absolutely wonderful. Staff there also very nice.
6620 Coyle AveCarmichael, CA 95608
I love this medics group the fact that everything you need is so easy to access it I need ENT or Ortho it's all in house and easy to accesss. Love …
550 W Ranch View Dr Ste 3000Rocklin, CA 95765
From Business: Mercy Medical Group - Rocklin, Primary and Specialty Care is a medical group that offers many services, including allergy/asthma, primary care, and behavioral hea…
3427 Robin Ln Ste 100Cameron Park, CA 95682
From Business: Mercy Medical Group - Cameron Park, Primary and Pediatric Care is a medical group that offers many services, including internal medicine, pediatrics, and primary …
3941 J Street Suite 260 350 364Sacramento, CA 95819
From Business: Mercy Medical Group - Cardiology is a cardiology center that offers many services, including cardiology, electrocardiogram (ekg), and cardiovascular surgery. Visi…
3000 Q StSacramento, CA 95816
From Business: Mercy Medical Group - Midtown, Primary and Specialty Care is a medical group that offers many services, including family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatri…
3941 J St Ste 270Sacramento, CA 95819
From Business: Mercy Medical Group - Cardiac Surgery is a cardiology center that offers many services, including cardiac surgery, electrocardiograms (ekg), and cardiovascular su…
4400 Duckhorn Dr Suite 100Sacramento, CA 95834
From Business: Mercy Medical Group - Natomas, Primary and Specialty Care is a medical group that offers many services, including family medicine, primary care, and ob/gyn. Visit…
9394 Big Horn BlvdElk Grove, CA 95758
From Business: Mercy Medical Group - Big Horn, Primary and Specialty Care is a medical group that offers many services, including family medicine, primary care, and pediatrics. …
8120 Timberlake WaySacramento, CA 95823
From Business: Mercy Medical Group - Timberlake, Primary and Specialty Care is a medical group that offers many services, including behavioral health, internal medicine, and pri…
8220 Wymark DrElk Grove, CA 95757
From Business: Mercy Medical Group - Wymark, Primary and Specialty Care is a medical group that offers many services, including family medicine, primary care, and pediatrics. Vi…
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We needed an ear, nose and throat specialist, but the wait at our HMO was two weeks. What now? An emergency room seemed like overk…
Thomas did an amazing job on a toe procedure that I had done. He definitely deserves a cookie or 2 ����
Skin cancer diagnosis after biopsy. Scheduled an appointment. Took off work. Drove to the office only to find out that they didnt do that type of surgery in their office. Asked if there was a surgeon closer to our house and they told us no...they would refer us to a doctor farther away. After some research, found a surgeon who would do the procedure about 10 min from home. They should have called to tell us they couldnt do that procedure in their office. Now we have to pay for the office visit.
it's been a year that I was asking for ~$700 refund that I over paid to them. I called them numerous times and every time they gave me difference excuse. the last call told me the check was sent out 2 weeks ago. but I haven't see it yet!! now I called at least 5 times at different days but no one answer the call! are they really going to return money back to me?!
Dr. Taylor is punctual, professional, and has a wonderful and helpful staff. It is difficult to trust someone with your eyes, but she has earned my trust enough for me to be able to recommend my friends and family to her practice. Thank you Dr. Taylor.
The front desk is so rude, even to those who are handicaped or in the middle of a crisis, even if it has been caused by her. You must back up your My Chart notes regularly as they can be corupted at any time. If she decides you are too hard for her to treat you will be walked around the block and refered to countless specialist that have the deer in the headlights look and may be given medicines inapropriate for your condition and I recomend that you look up everything perscribed. UC Davis seems to have a hard time with treatments allready established, as it dose not seem to matter how much records you bring, she resists reading them and seems to get confiused easily. If you have a chronic condition, UC Davis is not the place for you as they cherry pick and then exile hard patients to satalite facilities for someone else to deal with and take no responcability for their actions not matter how unethical they may be seem. You must be your own advocate as Patient Relations address your concerns angrily and you may need to have a back up treatment plan in place on the inset. Mychart is an easy tool to back up you testing and results and I can not stress enough to do it in real time as the information and appointment times can be changed. I learned to print and keep a file after my word was questioned then later inacurate information was added.
Beware! Prior to procedure read every document before signing. Does your insurance cover heavy sedation? Anthem Blue Cross does not. Folsom Anesthesia knows this very well, so they buried a release in the pre-surgery paperwork, you know the ten pages of fine print legalese that you are given two minutes to glance at before signing your rights away. You will not be given a choice as to the type of sedation used, so you better make sure that you insurance covers it. Do not trust Folsom Anesthesia, they knew our insurance would not cover heavy sedation, they said Anthem Blue Cross denies it every time. Now we are stuck with the bill.
Horrible horrible horrible. I've already wasted my time writing my review on previous websites and I am not going to again here for them... please do not go here. No one cares for you! Wrong diagnosis, horrible services, lack of knowledge and I will never allow anyone I know or love come here. Please stay away!!!!
Came here for a workman's compensation claim and it was a fast process. The staff was friendly and helpful.
Love Dr. Spears. Very nice to have him as our Family Practice Doctor and our Pediatrician. He is great with the kids and I just adore him. He is the only reason we have stayed with Mercy.
I fired my primary care phsician yesterday. I called khouri's office in the morning, and told them I had run out of pain meds and I couldn't last until my doctors appointment at 3:30. ( A flash fire burned my right hand and arm with extensive second-degree burns, and also my face forehead and ear on my left side)The front office agreed to call in a prescription to the pharmacy that morning. later i found out khouri did not want to issue a prescription without more info. I asked if they felt it wasnt important to let me know that? At that point I would do almost anything for my growing pain. they choose not to tell me or answer my phone calls was highly disrespectful and unethical. I decided he wasn't the kind of primary care physician I wanted, and left his office and went to the emergency room for my pain meds. He is uncaring and unethical. He caused me to endure very significant pain for most of the day because he did not want to go out of his way to help.-Henry
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.