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1615 Hillendahl Blvd Suite 100Houston, TX 77055
From Business: About SBCHC Spring Branch Community Health Center is a private, non-profit community health center providing quality and affordable healthcare services to the underserved community of Spring Branch. Our mission is to increase the number of healthy families in our community by providing high quality, comprehensive healthcar…
5808 Airline DrHouston, TX 77076
from other clinics that i have visited this is the best one and most efficient, it also has the best doctors and friendly for example Dr.Rodriguez which is my kids doctor she's very nice and realy knows what she's doing . thankyou dr.rodriguez for everything . …
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Dr. Rashmi Nandish is not just a Kind, Competent and Excellent Dentist, she genuinely cares for her patients' well being (particularly the Children) and one can trust her intentions and decisions are not motivated by office administration concerns.Myself and my daughter who is now 7 years old have been Dr. Rashmi Nandish's patients' since my Daughter grew her first set of teeth.Dr. Rashmi Nandish's motto of "prevention is better than cure" has paid off.My child and I practice good dental hygiene following Dr. Rashmi Nandish's guidance and my daughter is cavity free.Dr. Rashmi Nandish's office is welcoming and staffed with kind, polite, caring and competent staff.My daughter looks forward to 'going to the Dentist' because of the positive experience she enjoys there.At one time, she had one of her temporary teeth extracted because it wouldn't come out on it's own and she didn't feel any pain from the injection or removal of the tooth.Dr. Rashmi Nandish's Dental Office is quite a few miles from my residence but we wouldn't go anywhere else simply because the experience is like visiting Family.The office is well equipped with the latest Dental Technology and the minimal wait time goes unnoticed; with toys to occupy the children and a variety of programs to watch on TV for the adults, whether it's in the Waiting room or in the Dentist's chair. There are also magazines to thumb through.My daughter recently had a dancing accident during the weekend which resulted in her gums being split open revealing the teeth within.I immediate called Dr. Rashmi Nandish's Dental Office, got an appointment and my Daughter was seen within the hour.Fortunately (after X-Rays) the diagnosis concluded that the wound will heal.The teeth will be reviewed again during the next checkup.I recommend without hesitation Dr. Rashmi Nandish's Dental Office, to anyone looking for an Excellent Dentistfor their Children or themselves.
On Friday,May 11, 2012, while visiting my sister in Houston, I experienced severe NSAIDS adverse effects of excruciating abdominal pain and spams; continuous projectile vomiting, dehydration, and blood pressure of 164/114. Within less than five minutes, Pam, the RN on duty, escorted me into an examination room and in the epitome of compassion, empathy, and professionalism, immediately performed a very thorough assessment of my vitals signs; detailed and extensive inquiry pertaining to my current pain, and relevant medical history . Three minutes later, Dr. Mark IM, (ER MD on that day) assessed and evaluated my excruciating abdominal pain and promptly rendered appropriate medical treatment which consisted of: IV fluids,(for dehydration due to excessive projectile vominiting); Lab work (for purpose of obtaining baseline of my electrolytes); and IV medications for abdominal distress, spams, vomiting. I arrived at Sacred Heart 24 Hour Emergency Center at 9:30AM and by 11:30AM was home, resting quietly. In addition, Dr. IM referred me to a GI specialist. I was a RN for 23 years and worked many speciality units, including ER. I am blatantly honest to proclaim that all Emergency Centers, ER, and Urgent Care Centers MUST AT LEAST ATTEMPT TO ACHIEVE THE OUTSTANDING LEVEL of PROFESSIONALISM, INCLUSIVE of RENDERING EMPATHETIC and COMPASSIONATE CARE to ALL THEIR PATIENTS. Therefore, it would behoove other Emergency Centers in Houston to model Sacred Heart 24 Hour Emergency Center. Lucila Leal, School Psychologist
I filled out this before but it seemed to blank out and disappear so maybe a duplicate now.ICU staff are not taking ICU seriously when they're spending a lot of time laughing and displaying an environment of gaiety every day, which causes a delay in emergency response to empty medical bags and or patients requesting help. The patients should feel that professional with a 'serious can-do attitude' are right outside their doors, not immature people in a Bennigan's happy hour. At one point my friend desperately needed to use the bathroom, and ICU (female) response was "You just used the bathroom!" and they ignored her!!!! I asked a different nurse and he responded and took care of her bedpan needs. The men were more professional for the most part than women, not always, but usually. Women were giggling a lot - ICU is about saving lives and making quality of life better, not about giggling and a fun atmosphere. They took a long time to respond to medical analyzer alarms indicating a need for a replacement bag of drugs/medicine. I've been to the Methodist several times and I prefer the Methodist ICU mentality to St Lukes. I'll use a name, Dr Wheezer -he operated on my friend and apparently did a good job on her carotid artery, cleaning the plaque; however, he was very arrogant and pushy with the patient. He did a good job, but his arrogant demeanor is lacking passion / compassion.
Dr. Mattioli did my sister's LASIK a few years ago and thankfully I was able to find him at his new practice.I've had a consult done at another LASIK location but they weren't as welcoming and thorough as Dr. Mattioli. He sat down and discussed every finding and actually explained it in basic terms from my first consult up until the day of my surgery.His team is outstanding. They specialize in what they do and of course are darn good at it. I rarely leave an office knowing everyone's names or what their personalities are like outside of work, but Laura, Jonah, and Janet make an extra effort to have conversations with you to take the ease out of having a boring eye exam. Can you say team LONGEVITY? They've been with him for over 8 years!Lastly, I have to briefly touch base on his technology for all you tech enthusiasts out there. The practice is fairly new so that also means new equipment and newest laser technology! Your check-in paperwork is completed on an ipad. All of your test data from the eye exams are mapped out on a computer screen so the Dr. can go over and point out what's normal and abnormal within your exam. My LASIK procedure took less than 20 minutes and I was able to see the wall clock for the first time without glasses in 17 years! Thanks Dr. Mattioli - Laura - Janet - Jonah!
I went to the office for an appointment with Dr. Brueggen because I had a few dental implants put in before, but they were failing and I decided to switch dentists and look for someone who knew what they were doing. At my appointment, Dr. B said that my case would be somewhat complicated. I had lost a lot of bone and he would have to grow new bone to be able to place the new implants. Dr. Brueggen put me at ease because he seemed so confident. He was very matter of fact about what needed to be done. I was scared that it was complicated because I've already been going through a lot with these dental implants and was looking for a miracle. But I had to do what I had to do and just trusted my gut and went for it. After the surgery, Dr. Peter had finally finished making my teeth, and when he gave me the mirror to see, I couldn't stop crying! My teeth looked so perfect! It's as if he knew what I looked like before I even had any dental problems. My teeth matched my face so well, I looked 10 years younger! I am so happy! Finally, they completely exceeded my expectations! I really thought that something bad was going to happen and that Dr. B wouldn't be able to help, but he proved me wrong! Thanks to everyone in that office! I'm definitely recommending you to everyone I know!
I would like to thank the staff and doctor at pearl dental for doing such a good job of taking care of me. I was like most people extremely nervous about going to the dentist and haven't gone for years. Part of it is the fact I never had insurance. I was expecting them to see my mouth and make up all this expensive treatment that I couldn't afford. Instead the front staff which were super nice took me in, I had minimal wait which was surprising for a doctors office, and than I was given X-rays. The doctor who saw me was an extremely patient and friendly and easy to talk to guy. He seemed genuine and honest which is a huge deal to me. The back staff were so friendly and than it turned out I only needed a cleaning and 2 fillings which I was shocked as I was expecting a huge bill. It's obvious they aren't here to try to gouge the patients. The cleaning the doctor did and he did an amazing job my teeth never felt so clean in my life. Thank you pearl dental, I don't normally write reviews but I felt so good after leaving here I had to let the world know that this is the best place. You guys have a patient for life.
Thành thật mà nói, tôi rất thích bác sĩ , chủ của Nhân Hiền, người thường có mặt trên truyền hình rao giảng về chăm sóc và kiến thức về nha khoa. Nhưng cách mà các nhân viên làm thì không thể chấp nhận !- Bác sĩ phải giáo dục cho nhân viên về thái độ, cho dù những "cụ" nha-công (dental technician) còn trẻ măng.Nhưng ngoài chữ yes, no, mặt lạnh như băng Alaska ! Là dân Việt , phải biết lễ phép với khách hàng lớn tuổi. Chứ không phải được vài chữ yes, no rồi xem thường những người không nói được tiếng Anh- Đúng là như một cái chợ, như tôi đã nói với người nhà của mình và bạn bè. Honestly, I likes Doctor who is office owner and also the host of a dental care program on Vietnamese TV show. He has great knowledgment of dental care. But his employees did not as good care of customer as he does. - It is business ! ok . So what ? But it couldn't be a meat market, but market between profeesional people and patientsThank of people beforer making living from people. " N. H " is very nice name.But to deserve this name, the doctor has to do much more with his employees.
I am extremely neurotic about my teeth and have seen the same dentist since my childhood. Even after leaving the state I continued to fly home just to see my dentist. After being referred to Uptown Dental Spa by a good friend, I decided to give it a try. The atmosphere was soooo relaxing you really do feel like you are in a spa! They pamper you and treat you as you would want to be treated! Not to mention, the staff is extremely friendly and personable! They explain everything they are doing and always welcome questions or input! I ended up having a small procedure and Dr. T made me so comfortable that I really didn't feel a thing. The advanced technology they have in place and the services they have available truly make them a full service office! Long story short after 28 yrs of the same dentist I have made a permanent switch to Uptown Dental Spa. .......By the way, my hubby got a facial and hand massage along with his cleaning!!!I know that companies often rate themselves on these things….this is 100% legit!!!
Update: I have been bringing my children to this Dentist for three years. I love everything about this dentist office. I was taken aback when I was called because my children have missed their appointment today. I explained their dad is the one that scheduled off to take them and he had an emergency surgery an aneurysm was removed from his head. Dell who is normally very kind proceeded to then say "okay well I have been told that your children will have to find a different provider". I then called back to find out if I can receive their medical records and Dell stated it is a law that they can only be sent to the new provider. She was rude and seemed irritated by my request. I was confused and asked again she seemed upset and transferred me to the Office Manager Margaret. Margaret was pleasant and explained what the process was and agreed to have those things sent over to me. It is unfortunate that this decision was made, because Dr. Lewis and her staff are excellent. The way this situation was handled was unprofessional.
I have had the pleasure of visiting Dr. Pagnani on several occasions for treatment and really appreciate the extra time and attention that she spends to be sure that she truly is addressing my needs. Additionally she ensures that I maintain proper stretching and diet between visits and is clearly committed to improving my overall health as a doctor . She is a true professional!When I found out she was opening Healthpro Chiropractic & Acupuncture I jumped on the chance to schedule my first visit when they open on April 2nd. It's already on my calendar :) I have also recently had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Dannug and appreciated his dedication to sports medicine and look forward to treatment from him as well.I wish them both the best with Healthpro and I will be a regular patient. I would gladly recommend their services to anyone who is looking for professional chiropractic and acupuncture. BTW if you haven't tried acupuncture out yet, it is one of the most relaxing and rejuvenating treatments I have ever had.
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.