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While my family has previous had only extremely positive interactions at Southeast Idaho Family Practice for many years, we were incredibly disappointed by the lack of professionalism and rude demeanor demonstrated by FNP-C Jon Rozack. He treated us with disbelief, eye rolls, snide comments, and a condescending attitude for a legitimate medical condition for which we sought medical assistance with no potential for abuse nor associated with any form of controlled substance. He even suggested we talk to the office manager and seek treatment elsewhere. While our overall experience with Southeast Idaho Family Practice has been 5-star including the outstanding Barry Bennett MD, the unprofessional behavior of FNP-C Jon Rozack was so abhorrent a 1-star is currently deserved.
If you have any health problems whatsoever, don't bother!! They are only accepting healthy patients!!I called Dr. Pertulla's Office looking for a new General Practitioner. His office staff told me that he was in fact taking new patients. I informed them that my husband was a patient of his. They asked a bunch of questions one might normally answer in an initial consultation and then told me that they would speak to him and get back to me the following Monday. I did not hear back from them so the following Wednesday afternoon, I called his office again. I went through the same questioning and was told they would consult with the doctor and get back to me by the end of the day. The response (sight unseen) was a recommendation that I see an Internist. I'm looking for a doctor who has gone into the business to help people. Not someone cherry picking who's healthy enough to make it easy for them!!
I have gone to Ammon Urgent a lot. I have never had a bad experience. They have always been fast and very friendly.
I cut off the tip of my finger, went in to urgent care carrying other half of finger. They ask me to keep pressure on it and have a seat. I noticed there were others there with cold or flu- and one that was taking a UA for his company. After waiting for a half hour I went to the front desk with part of my finger in hand and asked the lady at the desk if I could get in soon as possible to see if they could sow other part of my finger back on. The lady at the desk asked if I was still bleeding I showed her my gauze and asked what do you think. She said that I should go to the ER. Why couldn't they tell me that a half hour prior? I will never go back and they should change there name from URGENT CARE, to wait care. Horrible experience.
We have gone to Ammon Urgent more than 20 times in the last two years and have had a positive experience almost every time. The doctors and nurses are very caring and take the time to make sure that you get the care you need. There is one front receptionist that is not super friendly but all the others are very nice and even remember our names. We mostly go with our children for strep tests but I have also gone in when I needed a sewing machine needle removed from my finger... oops! and recently I got very sick and they worked hard to figure out what was wrong. I recently had to take my daughter to Redicare, because Ammon Urgent was closed, and it reminded me how much I like Ammon Urgent.
Brought my 3 year old son in for a strep test. The doctor(I can't remember his name) was very frustrated with my son the whole time because wasn't allowing him to swipe his throat. He was so impatient and flustered that it was making my son even harder to work with. I was told that the quick test came back negative and that he wanted to do a longer more accurate 24 hour cultivation because his throat looked suspicions. I was told I could either start the antibiotic or hold off until the more accurate test results came back. I don't like to give antibiotics unless I know they are necessary so i picked up the perscription and waited 24 hours. I never heard back from them so I called them. They told me the results were still not back but that they should be back by the next day and that the dr would call me after reviewing the results. The next day, right before they closed I called them again because I still had not gotten the results. They then told me that there must have been a miscommunication between staff and dr. And the test had never been sent out. I told them that I had been waiting to know whether or not to start my son on antibiotics or not and they told me to just start them. So I never did get the results for my sons strep and ended up giving him antibiotics that I didn't know if he needed or not. I will not be going back.
This doctor is dangerous and reckless. My wife had a very bad reaction to dangerous drug interaction between a medication she has been on for years and a new one prescribed by Dr Baker. It could have very easily been avoided if Baker wasn't both so completely arrogant and ignorant. We even asked him if it might be dangerous to take with her other meds and if maybe we should check with her specialist first. He said oh no, it'll be just fine. No problem. No need to check because he already knows it's fine. Well, the reaction to the dangerous combination of drugs was so severe that my wife wasn't even able to stand up. All it took was a simple google search by us to see that the drugs are very dangerous together. If Baker had only been responsible enough to spend 10 seconds checking, it all could have been avoided. I feel that anyone who goes to see Dr Baker is putting their life at risk.
The only reason we are even giving one star is because we weren't given a choice to leave none. My husband called in and spoke to the receptionist on the phone when he made the appointment, he told her his insurance provider and was told there wouldn't be any fee, his insurance would cover it all. So we made the appointment, paid $30 for a babysitter for our kids for the day so he could make it in, and he drove down from Blackfoot. Once he got there the receptionist told him that some policies had changed with his insurance in January and there was normally a $120.00 fee he would have to pay, but since they had told him on the phone it would be free she was going to apply some discounts to lower it to a $20 copay, plus the fee for his contacts, he agreed with that and signed the forms for his insurance. After the appointment they charged him $80 and he still has to pay for his contacts. I called the office to talk to the lady to try and work something out they lied to me and told me my husband was fully aware of the fees and signed a form, but as I previously stated, he was told she was going to only charge him the $20 copay and took her word. I am super disappointed in this office, we thought the awesome reviews and "Family" name meant they were a reputable company, but we will not be returning and in our opinion it is a waste of time to go there. I did not appreciate the way the receptionist treated me in our call either, she was rude and accused my husband of being a liar. We had priced out other offices and would have chosen one more affordable had we known this was how we would be treated.
I took my 6 year old in that had fallen off monkey bars. They took X-rays and said nothing was wrong. The girl at front desk is very rude. My child continued to be in pain for several hours so I took him to ER and he had a very obvious supra condylar fracture. To top it off he had severe allergic reaction to whatever pain medication Ammon urgent care gave him. I am just glad I trusted my mothers intuition and got a second opinion and my child is sleeping good tonight. Not impresses at all.
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.