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I do not recommend Dr. Kevin L. Gardner. He is my mom’s primary care physician, unfortunately. Dr. Gardner gave her a preliminary diagnosis. We were able to get her to see a Neurologist who recommended further tests with a Neuropsychologist. The tests determined a different diagnosis that was different than what Dr. Gardner found. The new diagnosis gives her a lot more time to live, and the Neuropsychologist’s recommendations for treatment will help her cope with the illness. The test results were sent to Dr. Gardner’s office, but he will not follow through with the Neuropsychologist’s and Neurologist’s recommendations for treatment. Dr. Gardner refuses to cooperate with family members—even with the proper legal paper work (Power of Attorney, Advance Healthcare Directive)—who just want to help their mom and sister get the best treatment for her illness. Dr. Gardner feeds her more and more pills to treat symptoms, instead of working with her to develop a treatment plan.In a separate instance, when my mom went to see him, he didn’t test for anything; he only told her to wait it out. As the weeks went by, the condition got worse, so we took my mom to another doctor who actually did do some tests. Because of Dr. Gardner’s laziness and neglect, my mom was bed-ridden for three weeks because the condition was so bad.His actions, or lack thereof, in respect to these two incidences, and among others, are indicative of a physician that has grown lazy and negligent in his 20+ years of practice. He has no follow-up skills. Because of my mom’s neurological condition and mental state, she can’t understand reason or logic, so we can’t persuade her to change doctors. Unfortunately, she will only listen to him and no one else. But to those of you who can understand reason and logic, do not have Dr. Gardner as your primary care physician.
I have been going to Dr Hurst for 25 years. Dr Hurst has delivered all 5 of my kids. I first saw him when I was 20 years old and pregnant with my 1st child who is now 24 years old. Dr Hurst is wonderful. His office staff though is very rude. I used to live in Provo and I would travel 2 hours just to see him. I would highly recommend Dr Hurst he is awesome.
Katrina is fantastic to work with and loves what she does every single day! She puts her customers first and it shows. Her team is friendly and has many years of great experience to help with all of your insurance needs.
Katrina Livingston Insurance Agency in Layton, Utah is serving all of your auto, home, business, and life insurance needs.
Had been a loyal customer for 5 years. Had a few issues with Sean's staff through the years but Sean was always able to retain me by owning up to the mistakes and doing everything he could to ratify the receptionist Sierra's mishaps and forgetfulness. I unfortunately decided to part ways with American family insurance due to the unprofessionalism in Sean's office and found another insurance agency to be a little more mature and much more experienced.
New patient. Dr. Janowski was great. She answered my questions & asked many questions in return, which I appreciated. She was very informative & helpful. My issue is with her nurse/assistant. She seemed irritated or annoyed while I was there. Just not the nice, welcoming environment you are hoping for when going in for dreaded checkups. I had some blood tests done, & Dr. Janowski advised me to call in one week for the results. One week later, I called on a Monday, the receptionist transferred me & I left a message. The recorded message states that it will be 24-48 hours before a call is returned. Wednesday arrived & still no return call, so I call again, I'm transferred, & leave the same message. It is now Friday. I called again and explained my dilemma to the receptionist, and she simply stated that the results have been mailed to me and should expect them soon. Gee, thanks. When they have drawn 5 vials of blood, the least they could do was call me back to tell me. Won't be going back
We showed up the 15 minutes early to fill out the paperwork and waited over an hour for the consultation. The front staff is very unprofessional- we listened to a 15 minute gripe session of how other staff don't do their job. Then they say the clients personal information (insurance, social security, dod, etc.) out loud for the whole waiting room to hear.
I had insurance through them for almost ten years (along with most of my family members). Money was getting tight so I needed to switch to a cheaper insurance company. I cancelled with Jason on December 10, 2014. I noted in my records the day and time of our conversation. He said he would take care of cancelling my auto insurance policy.Months later I find that they have still been taking money out. Okay, 'no big deal,' I thought. I would just call them up and get the money refunded. Well, he said that he could only give me back money for the last 30 days! He also said that there was absolutely nothing he could do. Then he had the nerve to ask me, "Why didn't you notice that we were stealing from you sooner?" (not the exact words of course).This is unacceptable service. If I had made a mistake like that I would have refunded the person with my own pocket if I had to, but I guess to each his own. They were okay for a long time but I would highly recommend going somewhere else after this problem.
One of the worst agents we have ever worked with!!!! We signed up to have a house and car insurance. We never received insurance cards and when we asked about it they said it was in the mail. 3 months later still nothing!!!! Then after 3 months our car insurance was dropped b/c I had a D.U.I. 4 years ago and have chosen not to drive since then. The Agent said that if I did not reinstate my license and start driving again that my partner would not be able to have coverage!!????!!! less then 30 days later we get a letter in the mail that we need to pay on house insurance which we already paid into the escrow. When we went to talk to the agent, he was not in his office, even when his assistant said he was, and has not returned ONE phone call to us! This agent is a coward and a lier! DO NOT GO TO THIS GUY!!! State farm has many MANY other agents to work with and this one should lose his license.
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.