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After not having a Dr for 20 years, I had my first appointment with my new Primary Care Physician - Dr. K. Klotz at the 38th St. Center. I took too long selecting a physician, so my insurance assigned me to him. I was planning on choosing a female doctor but not wanting to waste time, I decided to give him a chance and I am so glad I did! Scheduling was a bit of a bear, had to wait several weeks before I could get in, but they said that was because I am a new patient and scheduling shouldn't be so limited once I am an established patient. The Facility is fairly new. It appears well maintained, fresh and welcoming. Free Parking that is somewhat inconvenient - not enough handicapped spaces and even those are a good distance from the door. For those of us who are mobility challenged, the walk to and from the car is excruciatingly difficult. The Health Center is a well oiled machine - organized, convenient, and efficient.. Every single staff member that I encountered was friendly, polite and knowledgeable This being the initial appointment, it was a lengthy process. Dr. Klotz was wonderful. He spent considerable time discussing my concerns. I felt that despite all the patients in the building, in that moment I had his full attention and he actually listened. He was kind, and respectful yet honest and straightforward. All of my questions were answered in terms that I could understand. As far as first appointments goes, the good Dr. knocked it out of the park! I have spent a long time suffering and today, just by taking his time with me, he gave me with a long forgotten tingle of hope, a flicker of light at the end of this long dark tunnel of pain. I look forward to continuing down this path, to improvement and recovery, with him guiding the way! (you have no idea how happy I am right now! lol) An added benefit to this facility is the convenience of having so many different services at the same location - made me think of a Health Care Mall. I accomplished intake, Dr's visit, flu shot, blood labs, X-rays, and Pharmacy without having to leave the building. It can make for a long day at the doctors office but it more than makes up for it by saving me gas money and drive time! These are all the little details that I was trying to find while searching for a Dr. Sorry it is such a long read but I wanted to make sure it was all in there for the next person scouring the web for a new Physician. Stay Healthy!
I was 21 when I carried a large box into the back seat of my car. On and off for the past 20 years, I’ve dealt with lower back pain. When I was younger, the pain would come and go away with rest. However, for the past 5 years, the frequency of aggravating my lower back has increased. It seems the most trivial bending over can cause days of painful spasms. A cocktail of anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxant, and pain killer usually does the trick, but I’m also loopy for about 5 days. I finally thought I’d give acupuncture a try. Recently, I met Harry and learned that he is a Chiropractic Doctor and acupuncturist. Harry was very thorough in his diagnostic examination. I felt that he was skillful and experienced, and he explained his findings with detail. It was very comfortable interacting with Harry as he was locating scar tissue. Harry’s expertise in both chiropractic and acupuncture is a perfect combination. He was deliberate with his hands as he walked me through what he was doing, while continually checking for understanding. I saw Harry twice a week receiving a combination of acupuncture and adjustments. In a short 3 weeks, he had addressed the scar tissue that was causing my lower back muscles to spasm. The scar tissues that was extremely tender during my initial visit were now painless. My full range of motion is back, and I am on my way to strengthening my core to continue long term prevention of re-injury. I have confidence in my daily activities and don’t feel the need to take it easy on the tennis court. Before, I was being careful all the time, but now, I feel normal again. Most importantly, my back pain issue was treated without any painkillers or other drugs that kept me from functioning in my daily life. Seldom do I write testimonials, but I feel so strongly that Harry can help many more people with similar back conditions. He gets to the root of the problem whereas drugs give temporary relief of the symptoms. Harry has practiced for years, and his combination treatment of both chiropractic care and acupuncture really do work. JJ
is what I was told after having left 3 messages last week and I walked in on Friday to the Dental Dept. to find a young lady just sitting there chatting with patients. I asked for an appointment and She REFUSED to make one stating,"Appointments are only made on Monday and that's the only day I answer the phone". Well OK I left called Monday NO ANSWER, left a message, no call back. So I called the main number and choose the Executive Assistants extention, and complaned. She was appalled at how I had been treated. She was taking my complaint to her boss and would call me back. My treatment last year was very pleasant and everyone was just as sweet as could be. But this sour apple isn't going to cut the mustard with me, it's to bad that one person can ruin everyones day. They are a service provider and they are there to serve and I'm not going to take that kind of treatment from a staff member.. I know that this is not the kind of impression that they want to leave on the public. Everyone there in 2009 were super people and would go the extra mile for the patient and I feel that this young lady just don't have what it takes to run a office or be a secertary. Needs more training or a different job. I trust the executive assistant will get this taken care of. If you don't file a complant they don't know there's a problem. This is the first problem I've had after one year experience with them.
Aaron (foot/leg pain) I started going to Dr. Harry in August of 2013. The first thing that told me this was different than going to see a regular doctor was the fact that he actually talked to me for more than 2 minutes before rushing to tell me what pill I needed to take, or what stretch I needed to do, then scribble it down and leave. Most doctors focus on the surface issue, not the real CAUSE. I am a prime example of this; I was told I had plantar fasciitis after a 30 second scan. This was completely wrong. Dr. Harry on the other hand spent almost 45 minutes with me on my initial visit. He listened to how I was feeling, what other doctors had told me, and then proceeded to ask more questions. He wasn’t in a rush which made the appointment meaningful and engaging. After our discussion, he talked to me about trigger points and proceeded to touch three that were blocked by scar tissue on me. It was amazing! The issue was not plantar fasciitis at all, which I had been doing treatments on for 5 months. After the first acupuncture session, I felt results and pain subsiding. With every session, the pain would dissipate a bit more until it was gone. I highly recommend giving acupuncture a try. It addresses the issue physically and mentally, and is quite relaxing.
Harborside Healthcare is an excellent nursing home. My mother was a patient there for 6 months following her surgery to repair a broken hip. My mom had many complications and needed round the clock care that I could not provide at home. With many reservations, I admitted her to a skilled nursing facility. Needless to say, I could not have been more surprised by the care my mom received. My mom was treated just like she was a family member. The nursing staff was caring and compassionate and very dedicated to their residents. I was included in all plans for my mom's rehabilitation and kept fully informed of her progress. The staff went out of their way to make my mom feel at home. They provided all kinds of "extras" - like making sure she had her favorite beverages to drink (that weren't on the regular menu) and sending someone in to read to her at night before she went to bed. The staff at Harborside works very hard for very little money, I would imagine. These are truly dedicated angels who go the extra mile to take care of their patients. I would recommend this facility to anyone who is faced with the extremely difficult decision of having to put their parent in a nursing home. This facility will take excellent care of your family member!
This was my first time in a doctor's office in quite a few years. I came in & Was greeted immediately. The lady at the front desk gave me my paperwork to fill out for my insurance & stuff. When I was finished I sat back down & started to play my Nintendo DS...(something to pass the time since every other doctor I'd been to kept me waiting in the wait area for 30 minutes & then left me in the exam room to sit on the bed for an hour and a half). I was playing my DS for 10 seconds and I heard the Nurse call my name. That was fast. The nurse was very nice. She was very sociable and had a great sense of humor. She informed me on some really great things like HPV shots, TeTnis shots, Depo Provera shots and some other birth control methods. While She was giving me the shots she was carrying on a conversation w/ me to help me take my mind off the shots. And that was just the nurse. When she was finished up w/ me she informed me that Dr. Rodgers would be w/ me shortly. I'm thinkin' yeah right & break out my DS again to make time go by faster. I only waited 5 minutes & the Dr. was already knocking on my door. Dr. Rodgers was very nice & knowledgeable. I'll definitely be back!
Dr. Thomas and his staff are the best group I have ever experienced I have 4 kids of which three were delivered by Dr. Thomas. He is old school and they dont make doctors like him anymore. He knows me and my family by name all their detail of hospital stays etc....Dr. Thomas is not flashy, doesnt have big offices and works out of a converted home. This I would assume keeps overhead down and allows him to NEVER turn away a patient even if they dont have insurance. In my 22 years of having him as our doctor there were times it took me a year to pay off bills and never once was I denied service and they always worked with me. His bedside manner along with his staff of Practicioners is awesome and they never treat you like your on an assembly line...if you need a half hour of their time you get it...because of this you may wait for your appointment longer then most doctor offices, however always remind myself that I get my time when I am in that room. They always see your kids if their sick and I have seen them stay open to 7pm on days when they fit people in. I have a Riley child who over the years has needed last minute visits and I always get to see him.
I am really curious about this and I wonder really what it is about? Maybe someone could give me some positive feedadk on it? I sure would like to make friends from here, and be a great blessing to others on the way! So I will stay interested until I hear back from someone. Stay blessed and working for the kingdom of God!! Sincerely, Melissa Prado (317)908-2786 jesuschild74@Yahoo.com
I would highly recommend Dr. Harry Shao. I tried different chiropractic doctors before and results were very insignificant. Dr.Harry Shao spend a lot of time on my first session explaining why these diseases happens in my body. I really appreciated his honestly , not “ sugar coating”. I had insomnia for years. After 5or 6 sessions with Dr. Harry Shao, I can sleep very good every night. Dr. Harry Shao treats not only the problem but also the cause of it. You can treat a problem but it can return if you do not treat the cause. He also helped to diminish fine wrinkles on my face…Very nice bonus for ladies . I can sleep at night, feel more energetic and able to enjoy life. Thank you!!!
I tried different chiropractic doctors before and results were very insignificant. Dr. Harry Shao spend a lot of time on my first session explaining why there diseases happens in my body. I really appreciated his honestly, not " sugar coating". I had insomnia for years. After 5 or 6 sessions with Dr. Harry Shao, I can sleep very good every night. Dr. Harry Shao treats not only the problem but also the cause of it. You can treat a problem but it can return if you do noy treat the cause. He also helped to diminish fine wrinkles on my face_ Very nice bonus for Ladies. I can sleep at night, feel more energetic and able to enjoy life. Thank you!!!
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.