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Such a great place! All nurses and providers are wonderful!!! I would recommend then to anyone! My kids love going to see the magic tricks done by Dattel!!
I have to agree with another reviewer in that the old lady at the front desk is extremely rude and obstinate. The rest of the clinic is great, it really is just ruined by her rudeness. There have also been multiple times when she has shown herself to be transphobic.
If no stars were an option that is what you would see here. I honestly do not understand how the other two reviews could be about the same clinic. They do seem suspiciously alike though so maybe it's a paid review. So to the point. I just walked out of this office after waiting for two hours with my daughter for her yearly. I am a medical professional so I have a complete understanding of how a doctors office runs. I understand that sometimes a wait is necessary. However, I do expect to see the doctor for more than five minutes after such a wait. I do not exaggerate when I say Dr. Datell was in the room with us for no more than five minutes. No apology for our wait and no answers to any questions as the other reviewers had the privilege of experiencing. For the past two or three years at LEAST every visit to this clinic has left me frustrated and some times in tears but I continued to give them the benefit of the doubt and forgave. We will never return to this clinic again.
Extremely rude front desk staff. When asking staff questions they are super rude in their responses. They we tell you everything they can't do with no followup of what can be done to resolve an issue. Never meet a front desk staff so rude......
love dattel!! everyone here is great!! dattel takes his time with all of his patients. makes sure that you have the answers to your questions!
I have seen Dr. Fadare for the last 3 years. I've never been happy with his office staff. When the Leavenworth office was closed in February, I was not notified. I had scheduled my appointment in January for the beginning of April. Not only did I show up at a closed building, but they billed my insurance company and billed me for a no-show. I called the KC office from the closed building and told them I wouldn't make it down there in time. They claim to have left me a phone message, but I would have thought they would send something in writing about the office closure, or at least continued to call until they actually spoke to me. When I called the office for a renewal and had my pharmacy fax the request, it was written for the wrong medication.Most recently, I have called to schedule and appointment and no one answers the phone. Their message states that if you leave more than one message, it will only delay a call back. This seems like a big "up yours" to me. Instead I tried calling again (during regular office hours). It was late in the day and they still did not answer. I'm pretty sure they weren't on the phone or with patients for a solid 30 minutes. I am just amazed by the complete lack of professionalism and courtesey.
've gone to Dr. Fadare for almost 10 years and only experienced small problems. However, the past few months I have not been able to receive any of my medications due to the incompetence of the secretaries. My pharmacy has been waiting 3 months for a simple dr's authorization, and after 15+ faxes and 5 voicemails, they claim they have never received any contact and surely my pharmacy is making a mistake. After finally admitting they did receive multiple faxes over the past few months, they told me that I am not on the top of their priority list and they will get around to it when they have time! She ended up hanging up on me when I demanded that she actually does her job that I pay hundreds of dollars for and am not receiving the services for! THIS IS THE RUDEST AND MOST INCOMPETENT SECRETARY I HAVE EVER DEALT WITH! I WILL NEVER RETURN TO THIS DOCTORS OFFICE AGAIN!
I lost my husband in Afghanistan September 13, 2013 and I have been going to see one of the counselor's since that horrible day. My counselor has been a gift to me that I can not even begin to explain. I did not want to go, did not want some one to say to me, How does that feel? How does that make you feel, after all that is what we see on tv. It was nothing like that, he just told me to start talking to him, tell him about the service. He is easy to talk to and I have found comfort in my visits. Thank you Chris.
DO NOT come to this facility whether you are looking for employment or treatment. The staff is more dysfunctional than most of the clients. They are severely understaffed, for obvious reasons, and cannot be trusted. The clients many times go weeks without getting their needed prescriptions filled. The staff, mostly supervisors, have created a very tense and racial atmosphere for staff and clients. If you value yourself and your work ethic is high, do not rely on this place. Your job is always on the line and many are very dishonest here. If you are looking for treatment, go elsewhere.
I joined crossroads in July of 2009. I was 19 year old homeless junkie. I had hit the lowest bottom of my life when I started outpatient. I had been living with various addictions since I was 16 starting with an eating disorder that progressed into alcohol to pot to cocaine to LSD to opiates to any and every drug i could find. I was obsessed, alone, and out of control. I had tried to get sober threw many programs, treatment centers, hospitals, and A.A./N.A. but i could never keep more than 3 months of sobriety at a time. No matter how matter how miserable or far down the scale i had gone it was never enough to get me to stop. I had not always been so obviously crazy and out of control. I was a strait A student in high school and was involved in dance, debate, student council, church, and many other activities. The disease progressed so quickly my family didn’t even know how to react. My eating disorder soon turned to a drug addiction in a matter of a year and I hit the ground running after that. It wasn’t long before i had dropped out of college, wound up homeless, overdosed, fell in love with heroin, and basically just wanted to die. I came to crossroads as a last resort. I was desperate and nothing else had worked. Outpatient taught me how to work a twelve step program honestly, find what i now call God, deal with my feelings, and learn to forgive and love myself. I made friends who truly loved me for who i was and i finally learned how to be me for the first time. I reconnected with my family who i am very close with today. Words cannot say how much gratitude I have for this program. I love my friends and my life here. I am happy for the first time in a very long time. I choose to stay and i choose to stay sober because i want to. I have found somewhere i feel like i belong and can start building my future. I have been working for a few months and plan on going back to college in the near future. After the hell i went through for many years with my disease, I’m grateful for that experience because it lead me to the life i have now. I wouldn’t trade my worst day I’ve had in sobriety for the best day i had in my addiction for anything
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.