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I've had 2 ER experiences this year for my tween son, and we are OK with the service we got. The first time he swallowed some wire from his orthodontics, so he wasn't put at the top of the list for ER, but after 2-3 hours we were out with instructions and radiographs. That was about 4-5 pm in February. The last time was this week at 11 in the morning Tuesday. He had agonizing pain and was taken in quickly, seen by an RN within about 20 minutes, had blood and urine sample, given some narcotics for the pain, then taken to radiology about 20 minutes later. They found what they expected, a kidney stone in the ureter. Then we saw the doctor for a couple minutes and were let go with Rxs. The clerk came to our room to get info for insurance. We had different insurance in February than we do now; the bill we paid was around $500 for that visit with deductibles and co pays. We now have a high deductible plan so not sure what the bill will be - maybe in the $2000 range. I of course will review the invoice for accuracy. I took my foster child there for a broken arm in 08 and they were very prompt with her, as best as they could be, sedated her, reset and splinted the bones, then we went to UMC for follow up (CC insurance). They said the doctor set her bone very well and all they were going to do was put a cast on, no other pulling or surgery necessary. Yes, hospitals charge $10 for one pain pill, and the person to dispense it, deliver it, and the cup you drank the water out of. Most of it they intend to write off for business tax issues. I was at Mountain View several years ago and waited 6 hours in the ER waiting room for them to sonogram my leg for a DVT. I was not happy, in lots of pain after an accident, and virtually ignored until I hobbled up and complained at the desk. Then it was 5 minutes. In 2012 my mother in law, while visiting, tried to be seen for HBP and HHR at UMC ER, and after 30 minutes we drove her to Centennial, she was in after 5 minutes, given medicine, admitted overnight and better the next day. I'd recommend Centennial unless you are down south, then I'm sure you'll find care that way, but this is the best ER in the north part of town. Don't know about "regular" service there. Depends on doctor, I suppose.
I decided to go around and check out the Dr before I went to see him myself. I saw good and bad reviews on him. I decided to go in and see him and in my oppinion he is great. He was the nicest Dr I have ever seen. He listened to what I had to say, he asked me questions, he talked with me the entire time, and he really cared about me and how I was doing. There were a few downfalls to his office though.... He has a small waighting room. He does need a bigger office so I asked the girl at the front desk and she said as soon as the lease is up, they do plan to move into another office that is much bigger. They do the best with what they have. I cant fault them on that. My only other complaint is the waight. I waighted a total of 35 min. If you think about it he is a "shrink". He is there to listen and help you. Now that I think even more about it how can he set an exact time that each patient will be seen? He cant. He does not have a set routine to follow and he cant just say OK, your time is upo get out right. I understand now. That makes me feel better and makes me realize that he is really there for the patients. He does not rush them off he gives them the time we need to say what we have on our minds. I think him for that. I say this because most of the complaints are about the waight to see him, try to think of it that way and maybe it will make you realize why and why that is a good thing and not a bad thing.
In 2003 I spent 3 mos in umc due to thefact my 13 year old daughter was hit by a truck and was very seriously injured, and wasn't suppose to make it, but thanks to the wonderful doctors and nurses and respitory techs, phyical,speech and occupatioal theripists and everyone else tat was invovled in her care. She as able to come home! and made almost a full recovery she is deaf in one ear due to accident and has titaiam rod in her leg due to the accident, but now she is a happy 19 year young women which has her whole life ahead of her. And the 3 mos I stayed there they were wonderful. There was another young girl which she shared a room withafter she got out of the ICU which was was also involved in avery serious motorcycle accident in 2003 which she was the passanger on the bike the driver died instantly leaving her severely injured both legs were broken skull fracture ETC>>. Even after thy had to make room for other patient on the overflow rooms they made sure they stayed together not seperating them cause they got to be friends andthey did well together and thoght they would dobetter recovery wise if they stayed together knowing they almost had the same injurys. And they did! So I give my deepest thanks toUM to their companiate care that my daughter received . And exspeically saving her life, and the life of the young lady in my daughters room.
I have read so many reviews about Dr Zedek on different site. Frankly, he is the best. I think the people who are not happy with him need some help. I have been with him for years and he is the best. I went thru quite a few before I found him and I would never see another Dr. He has always listened, always thoughtfull, he has a funny since of humor, and best of all, HE CARES about his patients. Thats why he works 7 days a week from 7 am to 6pm. If that is not carring I dont know what is. He is the best. I reccomend him to everyone and everyone who has been to him LOVE HIM. Yes sometimes the weight is a bit longer than normal but he does take walk in and emergencies. Who else does, no one. How cool is that, he will see you right away if there is an issue. All the other Dr's dont care, they send you to the emergency room. Bull crap. Dr Zedek cares and he is there for his people. Thank you Dr Z.
I just wanted to let everyone know the dr is great. He is always there for you and he always has been for me. One thing I have noticed is that with all of the people he sees on a daily basis, only a few have been on here to wright a review.... some good some not so good. Considering this man sees over 50 people a day that many negative reviews is amazing. As we all know if we are pissed off we want everyone to know so we go and tell everyone but only a few special people go on when they are happy with the results. Funny. I am one of the happy people. He is great, he does care, he does spend time with everyone, and he is GREAT at what he does. Now that I have spoken my oppinion, I hope that if you need help you see Dr Zedek. He is the best and his staff is great. Very sweet girls that are always willing to help or answer a question for you.
I have suffered with sciatica pain for over 10 years. I love to take long walks, but after 20 minutes or so, I would be hobbling back home, in serious pain. I would have to lie down with my right leg elevated for 15 minutes until the pain subsided. Even after that, I would be limping around the house for the rest of the day. Then, I was referred to Dr. Francis. After only 2 visits, I am now taking long, brisk walks for 45 minutes with NO PAIN! When I get home, I don't have to sit or lie down at all. I am able to continue functioning normally for the rest of the day with no discomfort! I can't believe it! I feel like I have a new lease on life! I highly recommend Dr. Francis and have complete confidence in his ability to help me correct other medical issues that I have, as well. Thank you, Dr. Francis!
My name is Vera. I'm 82 years old, I was in this hospital and discharged Feb 19th 2010. I want to tel lyou about this wonderful nurse, her name is Judy, she is so caring understanding. The most wonderful nurse, she has time to listen to your problems. They are so lucky to have such a wonderful nurse at this hospital. I don't know what you pay her, but it isn't enough. If every nurse was like her, they wouldn't have no complaints or problems. I will always remember her how good she was to me, and with all the other patients. I'm at home now, not doing so good but with God's help I'm going to make it. Thanks, Vera
The only reason I gave 4 stars was because the wait time to see a doctor was nearly 2 hours, but despite the wait I must say that everyone from check-in, to nurse evaluation and doctor evaluation, was excellent! I took my grandmother to urgent care today and the guy at check-in was very nice and helpful, when we went to see the nurse she was very friendly, caring and helpful. The wait time was lengthy, but the nurse did say it was extremely busy today. When we finally got called to see the doctor he was the icing on the cake! So nice, informative and showed great concern for my grandmother. He prescribed her some medication and took time to explain everything to us. He treated us very well. The excellent service here made the long wait tolerable!
I had never had colonics therapy before visiting Healing Waters. To tell you the truth, my perception of this therapy was that it was an extremely uncomfortable and embarrassing experience....HOWEVER, I was proven wrong. The staff at Healing Waters was very informative and caring and completely eased my mind and body. Roland is so knowledgable and informative that I learned more about the therapy and my body than I expected! Colleen was amazing helping me to feel extremely comfortable and also giving me great recommendations to better my health and take care of my body! IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT COLONICS AND ARE NERVOUS, get to HEALING WATERS AND THE STAFF WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU AND HELP YOUR MIND AND BODY TO FEEL GREAT!
I see Bert there and I live in pahrump so it's quite a trip to go there every month but it's SO worth it. I was unfortunately used to the sub par health care out here and ended up at AP&R because my doctor retired. I was very surprised by how they went out of their way to help me from day 1. Everyone is very friendly and accommodating and seeing Bert the wait time is like 15 minutes or less. Bert really makes me feel like he cares. We joke around and laugh and he always has my best interests in mind. I couldn't ask for a Better DR and with the shots they give me and adjustments my pain has decreased to an acceptable level. They have a lot of different options to treat ur pain. I'd recommend anyone to go see Bert.
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.