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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.
1626 Forest Ln SGarland, TX 75042
From Business: Garland Eye Associates provide medical and routine eye examinations, glasses prescriptions, contact lens supply and fittings, cataract surgery and emergency eye care. Drs. John M. Haley, Gordon C. Keehn, and Carlton M. Haley are in practice together to serve all of your eye care needs. We are proud of our facility, locatio…
Serving the Irving Area
From Business: Texoma Medical Center (TMC) is an acute care hospital with a medical staff of more than 200 physicians. The main campus is located in Denison, Texas, approximately one hour north of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and just south of the Texas/Oklahoma border. In addition, Texoma Medical center operates a number of locations…
2913 N Belt Line RdIrving, TX 75062
From Business: Dr. Conrad Bryan is your neighborhood eye doctor located at 2913 N. Beltline Rd. Your Irving eyecare center offers genuine eye care where your eye health and wellness is our primary focus. Annual eye exams are a recommended cornerstone for ensuring the health of your eyes. In addition to checking for changes in your vision…
2021 N Macarthur BlvdIrving, TX 75061
Good doctors. Terrible billing and administrative staff.I absolutely loathe having to deal with their billing, insurance, or office staff. Very argumentative and unhelpful. :-(
Serving the Irving Area
From Business: The doctors at North Texas Foot Care Associates have received extensive training of the foot and ankle. We believe that conservative care is always the best option.However, when a surgical procedure becomes necessary, Dr. Sciortino is well versed in all aspects to correct the functional workings of the foot and ankle. Some…
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…
1200 Overlook TerFort Worth, TX 76112
I have been seen by Dr perl for over 7 years for a work comp injury. She has fought for me from day one. When they have Dr's insist nothings wrong she shows them proof and writes her essay to them. She is also very smart in other areas of the dr field. Would recommend and have recommended family…
4100 W 15th StPlano, TX 75093
From Business: Dermatologists are physicians (medical doctors) specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the skin and its appendages. There are medical and surgical sides to the specialty. Dermatologic surgeons practice skin cancer surgery and removal of growths and lesions. Dermatologists also diagnose and treat people …
4140 Lemmon AveDallas, TX 75219
I have been going to Hair Today Gone Tomorrow because of their amazing customer service and outstanding treatment process. I was a little nervous at first but the girls made me feel comfortable and answered every question I had. I had laser a few years ago and lately it all started coming back…
107 Suncreek DrAllen, TX 75013
My son had a lot of issues, stemming from no Dental Insurance. The entire staff treated him like the most important customer. They also had a great understanding of our financial issues, and came up with a plan. The technician who took care of him was outstanding, and I forgot her name. So sorry…
3060 Communications Pkwy Ste 100Plano, TX 75093
From Business: Dallas Minimally Invasive Spine specializes in full endoscopic spine procedures and the comprehensive treatment of disorders and diseases of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, including musculoskeletal problems, disc problems and degenerative conditions, spinal deformities, fractures and tumors. We offer complete man…
8941 Coit RdPlano, TX 75024
From Business: MEDICAL DOCTOR'S OFFICE
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..
2301 S Hampton Rd Ste 200Dallas, TX 75224
Dr. Boyd is one of the best doctors! As well and her Nurse Practitioner Aquia Ward. They cares about all their patients and the staff is great and very friendly. I had a great experience and not to mention she does surgeries. All the females in my family visit Dr. Boyd and love her. I would reco…
800 W Arbrook BlvdArlington, TX 76015
I was hurt at work and had been to about 11 doctors who said I had some problems but they couldn't help me. I was recommended to Dr. Rosenstein by a client of my husband's. I made an appointment, came in and heard the words I hadn't heard before. We can definitely help you. Tears rolled down…
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.
Dr. Cano is a super personable, passionate, friendly and extremely knowledgeable chiropractor and truly cares about your comfort and overall health. He asks detailed questions about your sleep, eating habits, and activity to get to the root of the problem. And he went out of his way to develop a real plan for my pain recovery. I have suffered from ongoing hip, lower back and shoulder issues that have remained unresolved for years despite efforts from other chiropractors, multiple pillow/ mattress changes, undergoing x-rays and regular massage therapy. After a few visits to this office for adjustments, consultations, and acupuncture, I have already noticed slight changes. I'm encouraged that by sticking to a regimen here, the results will be exponentially better compared to my previous experiences. So Glad I found him thank you so much for your professionalism and high level of care.
Three days trying to get an appointment, called last week 5 times, called yesterday 17 times, I left several messages, I received one phone call back that I could not answer, Then today I called 6 times already, spoke to someone and no response, no one has called me, so I guess I will look for another Neurologist
Dr Basanti had been on point and caring always. She has been focused on my issues and has pursued answers for my diabetic problems. She is the most reliable physician I have ever had for my diabetes. Thank you for being!Carolyn Kendall
Since this group joined a larger network, their patient care and customer service has declined dramatically. Forget getting phone calls returned or prescriptions renewed. Do yourself a favor -go somewhere else. The way patients are treated here is deplorable.
I'm only giving it 1 star because it would not let me leave it blank. I would advise against seeing this doctor, states online she accepts my hmo plan. When I called to make an appointment the receptionist told me the wait was until Oct. 8 months away. My coworker called to make the an appt with her PPO plan and what a surprise, they have an opening in less than two weeks. I get they don't like my plan, it may not bring as much money in, then why take it at all.
Best Doctor ever!!If I could I would give him 10 stars.He has treated my Mother Cindy for over a year now.her and I have been very pleased with how he has always treated her.This doctor has a very good bed side manor,and is very compassionate with his patients.This man truly has a great heart and will always make sure his patients understand everything that is ailing them.I honestly can't say enough about how great of a doctor this man is.He truly has a great gift to be able to help sick people.
Dr. Allen and his staff are very unprofessional. He refused to see me when I developed problems after a surgery he performed. He did not take my current insurance so he said he could not see me even though I offer to pay cash for the visit. His staff was very rude. They documented my file that they were referring me back to my "ophthalmologist" (the doctor that referred was not an ophthalmologist - he was an optometrist who could not possibly treat the pain and floaters I was experiencing). Stay as far away from the practice as possible.
I wouldn't recommend anyone to visit this clinic. I was turned away yesterday because they wanted me to do my annual physical first. I was in a lot of pain yesterday and needed to see the doctor, they weren't try to hear it. All they said was can you come back tomorrow so we can get your annual done. They weren't even busy at the time (no people in lobby waiting). I never heard of anything so stupid in my life, I thought doctors were suppose to take care of the sick, apparently this practice doesn't. After pleading with them and trying to tell them I could come back another day to do my annual I was still denied. I have never been this disappointed in a doctor my whole life. It seems that the staff is running the show there, not the doctor. Everyone do yourself a favor, STAY AWAY FROM THESE IDIOTS!!!
I have been with Tiena since I moved to Texas in 2001. I should have known something was up when my current physician told me it was his last day and he had nothing favorable to say about Tiena. I just thought he was disgruntled. He gave me a prescription for my BP meds. I couldn't get it filled because they had not gotten the pre-authorization from my insurance as required (and as I reminded them to do). I called Tiena twice to get the authorization processed. No one returned my call. I finally went to the office. The office manager, said they would try to get the authorization, but if they can't I would have to spend another $95 (or possible $139) to see another physician to write a new prescription. I waited a week and finally received a letter from my insurance stating they declined the authorization because Tiena did not provide all of the information needed to process it. I never heard from Tiena. I received the prescription in December 2014. It is now March 2015. I refuse to call or go to their office again. They are incompetent and obviously don't need my business. Looking for a new Primary Care Physician. #poorcustomerservice
Very good clinic! This place was walk-in also but has gotten very busy so they really want you to make an appointment now. Excellent doctor!
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.