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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.
8941 Coit Rd Ste 100Plano, TX 75024
777 Walter Reed Blvd Ste 200Garland, TX 75042
From Business: Dr. James B. Maddox is an established board certified otolaryngologist in Garland, Texas. An ear, nose, and throat physician treats all ages, ranging from infants to seniors. The expertise of an otolaryngologist can benefit patients with allergies, chronic ear infections, delayed speech caused by fluid in the ears, dizzine…
3016 Communications PkwyPlano, TX 75093
From Business: Dr. Rao is a doctor who is specially trained and experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases and related conditions. These include asthma, hay fever, sinusitis, hives, and certain kinds of allergic reactions to foods, insect stings, and drugs. Dr. Rao and his team will help you get tested, get treated a…
2801 Bolton Boone Dr Ste 101Desoto, TX 75115
Excellent service!! Very professional staff. Went to get treated for allergies and was greeted by they're friendly staff. The doctor works wonders.. He is awesome.. glad that i made the choice in chosen Dr. Pflanzer as my allergy specialist.. i would recommend him any day..
760 N Shiloh RdGarland, TX 75042
6300 W Parker Rd Ste G22Plano, TX 75093
5904 Chapel Hill Blvd Ste 103Plano, TX 75093
I went to the Center to get dysport and laser done. The prices are very reasonable. The office is beautiful. Dr Kavosh is sooo knowledgeable. I've read a lot about different cosmetic treatments and he certainly seems to know what he is talking about. Handsome, personable and good with a needle a…
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.
If you have other options to take your children to other pediatric specialist -please take them ! Otherwise you will face unprofessional lady jain jyoti and her office stuff..they all together so unprofessional , rude, disgrace and etc. And the waiting area so dirty and stinks ..Run from that place and don't turn back !!
this facility had a general surgen implant a port in mothers heart that was supposed to be flushed once a month. No information was given to her until a year later by an ER doctor. Do Not Go Here if worried about your health
I can't say enough GREAT things about Dr. Patel and his staff. The hygienist was excellent and very easy to work with. Dr. Patel was awesome! He is truthful and doesn't try to convince you of extra worked needing to be done. I was going to a dentist who I felt I was being lied to and ripped off. They told me I had periodontal disease and a cavity, only to be told by the hygienist and Dr. Patel that my gums where healthy and I had no cavities. If you want and honest and great dentist then I truly recommend Dr. Patel. You won't be disappointed! :)
He gave me an ultimatum over a small weight gai in 12/13. He was so harsh when I went to a psychiatrist she said I had a case of PTSD. I refused to cooperate with him. He can be very harsh & cold. Mostly an "in & out" doctor. Not recommended.
I can't say for myself if Dr Mendez or Dr Pena are good doctors. However I have been referred to them many times and heard nothing but good things about them. The only problem is getting through the guards also known as the office staff. I've made an appointment for times and they've always look four a reason to not let me see the doctors. They are not very friendly either. I even had trouble making the appointment by phone because I would call one day and make an appointment and then they would claim I didn't have one. Another time I called to make an appointment and they said that the doctors were not accepting new patients until the new year... January 2014. So I waited until then. The receptionist told me to call her back while she ask if they are now accepting new patients. When I called back she set the appointment for me two days later, I needed to change the date for the appointment. When I call to reschedule, the reception is refused. Even though I already had an appointment set, She told me they were not accepting new patients. The next day my sister called and ask if they were accepting new patients and the receptionist said yes. A week later I attempted to make an appointment again. The appointment was finally; however, after driving all the way over there from Plano and filling out the new patient forms, they sent me away because I didn't have all my money for the insurance deductible. I asked if I could pay my co-pay and bring back the deductible. So not only said no, but told me that I didn't have a co-pay, which is not true because I called the insurance company myself. I still heard good things about these Doctors and friends kept urging me to try again. At the end of January I called again to set an appointment. They started the "we're not accepting new patients" game again. Literally an hour later I called and got the appointment. Few days later, I called to confirm the time of the appointment and AGAIN she claimed that they were not accepting new patients and told me to call the beginning of February. I called January 31 just to see what story they would give me this time. Suddenly new patients were being accepted so I set it for that same day. I came with insurance copay proof and plenty of money to pay.Everything seemed to be working okay. I was waiting for my name to be called...and then... Here we go again...the nurse called me to question my reason for visit. Once I mention ADHD as one of the reasons she tells me that neither doctors will be prescribing any control substances anymore. I know for a fact this isn't true because I know people who have been treated by them for ADHD, anxiety and treatment after getting back surgery. So they just sudden cut those patients off? They sent me away again. This time for the very last time. None of what they were saying was in the documents I signed and none of that was mentioned when the appointment was set and their was no indication of that on their website. I really don't believe the doctors actually said that. So if you want to be jerked around by the office staff, waste your time and gas driving there, then go ahead. I believe the practice will be so much better once that whole staff is fired and replaced. They give these doctors a bad reputation.
This really is a bad pediatrician... I called to see if I could bring my son in because he was breathing funny. The receptionist told me to hold while she spoke with the pediatrician but never came back to the phone and never called back . She then called me 2 days later asking how my son was this was an awful experience!,,,,
This doctor LOVES FOR YOU TO FEEL EXCRUCIATION PAIN DURING YOUR LABOR AND DELIVERY! This man left me with post traumatic stress syndrome and scarred and physically disabled for the rest of my life. Whatever you do DO NOT USE THIS DOCTOR IF YOU VALUE YOUR SELF, YOUR SANITY, YOUR UNBORN CHILD OR YOUR BEAUTY. When I first thought I was pregnant I went to his office to get tested and throughout my entire pregnancy he was my doctor. He was a great doctor the entire time I was pregnant. But when I went into labor it was like a horror story. He refused to give me an epidural because he likes for you to feel pain so you will never want to have a child again. I told him I could feel everything he laughed, said good and then started cutting me open. I went into shock and had a Seizure during my C Section. I couldn't even see or hold my son after. I can't even exercise anymore because the muscles in my stomach are completely separated. The scar he left on me is the most disgusting thing I've ever seen. This man is a psychopath and should not be a doctor. He is insane and anyone that has a story even remotely similar to mine you should contact me so we can file a class action law suit against this insane horror story of a psychopath! If there is anyone that deserves to be labeled a Domestic Terrorist or should receive the death penalty it is this man. I have no clue how he even has a good review, it must have been written by himself! Sledger3333@gmail.com
it was too good Dermatology office in Garland and Dallas. i visited howsden dermatology for my family health and all the Dr are too good in Medical and Surgical.
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.