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2215 Wildwood RdLittle Rock, AR 72207
1100 N University Ave Ste 1Little Rock, AR 72207
My husband had the worst experience at this hospital. The room had no heat. He wasn't given night time meds till 2am. The beds had rust onthem. And …
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We needed an ear, nose and throat specialist, but the wait at our HMO was two weeks. What now? An emergency room seemed like overk…
I can not say enough great things about this clinic! I'm not sure what Kylee's role (the girl at the desk) is because she seems to do it all, but she is nothing short of amazing! There is not enough words or things I could say or do for her to show her how much I appreciate her! The first time I spoke with her she took the time to answer all of my questions, she spoke to me with respect and true compassion, but most of all she was friendly! It was like picking up the phone and calling that friend you hadn't talked to in a while. She's the reason I picked this clinic and I am so glad I did! I never felt like a addict here! I never felt like me or my issues and pains were insignificant, I didn't feel rushed once Dr.Murphy came into my room. I was treated like a human being who mattered by all of the staff! Dr.Murphy is hands down the best doctor I have ever seen. She was truly caring and concerned. You can't put a price tag on quality health care, your quality of life, or peace of mind but you definitely get that here at this clinic. If you're looking for a detox program or pain management clinic stop searching and call them today! I know you won't be disappointmented. I have recommended others-some I know, some I didn't, and they all say the exact same thing!!
Will not honor their prices... Beware!I went to Walmart on 01-30-2015 to buy some ammo for my gun. I walked back to the counter and looked in the locked case. I found a box of 100 count 40 caliber bullets with a price tag of 18.97. There was an associate who came by and asked if I needed help. I told her I would like to buy 2 boxes of that ammo. She unlocked the case and got the ammo for me. She proceeded to ring up the ammo for 34.XX each. When I pointed out that the shelf tag was 18.97 she remembered and asked her manager. The manager said they would not honor that price as laws wouldn’t allow her to honor the price.I am unaware of that law but that isn’t the point. This is the third time in the past couple months (2 different Walmart’s none the less) that Walmart has had ammo in the wrong spot and wouldn’t honor their shelf price. I could see if the ammo was on a shelf where a customer could simply move the product but when it is behind a lock and key then that is clearly the fault of Walmart associates.Walmart ledges to “Show respect for the individual” How is that respectful to put things in the wrong price then not honor it?Walmart ledges to “The customer is #1 Always” Well I don’t feel like number one. I feel like I have been lied to.
I found the clinic through a google search because I do not have a regular doctor I see. I hardly ever have the need to see one. I am uninsured at the moment but found myself with a rash caused by an allergic reaction to something that I had come in contact with. I treated it with a couple of things, but it didn't seem to be making a difference so I began looking for a doctor.I called ahead to ask for an appointment. They told me to be there at 4pm, so I showed up about 15 minutes early expecting some paperwork. I was back with the nurse and doctor at 4pm and was leaving by 4:45. They weren't too busy that particular afternoon, but I thought they were very nice and everything moved quickly which I appreciated. Dr Murad and the nurse practitioner were extremely nice and helpful. They answered questions and explained everything to me and prescribed some things to get rid of the rash quickly. It did not cost me an arm and a leg and it was 100% worth it. Dr Murad even sent a text the next day to check on me and made sure I knew I could email, call or text or just come back by to see him if there was a problem or just to let him check the progress. Great place!
If I could rate Dr. Wirges with 10 stars, I would!! He's wonderful! He's a very caring and kind doctor, which is VERY rare to find these days! He did my carpal tunnel surgery on my right hand, and I'm recovering beautifully! His nurses are also very nice! The administrative staff is another story, unfortunately! They're what we call, "Nice-Nasty"!! I've had a couple of "run-ins" with a couple of members of the clinic's staff, and I wish there was a way I could avoid them and skip right to seeing the doctor. Rarely, do you hear a "Please" or "Thank-you"! The space between the seating and where the flow of traffic is very limited, so when someone passes you, they're almost in your lap! But you don't get a "Excuse me" or any other niceties! If I could, I would rate them a 2 1/2 stars. But this review is about Dr. Wirges. I think he should teach a class to a LOT of other doctors, and call it "Bedside Manners 101". If you have any issues with your hand (I believe he's exclusively a hand doctor-Orthopedic Hand Specialist), then by all means, book an appointment with him! He's a rare jewel! I love him!!
There are four surgeons that practice at the Little Rock Surgical Clinic, but I only have experience with one of them. Everyone is very professional and caring and they'll do everything they can to take care of your needs. Every time I've had an appointment, I've been called within 30 minutes of my appointment time. One experience I had with them: I showed up for an appointment extremely weak from severe dehydration and they wanted me to go straight to the hospital, which conveniently is right across the street. I had driven myself to the clinic, but they didn't want me to risk my life, even driving the short 2 minutes it would take to get to the hospital. My surgeon actually offered to pay a cab fare, but luckily, there was a nurse there that was willing to personally take me and make sure I was taken care of. I strongly recommend these doctors for whatever your needs may be. There are two colorectal surgeons and two general surgeons. I really do love this clinic!
Gosh, I cannot believe these reviews are about the same physician and office as the one that I'm familiar with. I had complained of pain to my GYN and to my PCP and they simply ignored me. When I finally talked to a neurosurgeon and he said he couldn't help surgically, he gave me the referral to Dr. Mocek. My interaction with him leads me to believe that he is anything but a jerk! He has always been kind and helpful to me. I have to admit the price of the drug testing is daunting, but because I have much less pain than before, I just put up with it. I've had some bland interactions with some of the staff, but I've also had some great ones with nursing staff on their clinic days as well as during procedures. The scheduling persons are always courteous and efficient. Wish you'd give them another try!
i have had several pain doctors throughout the years and i have been so blessed to have found Dr. Mocek. He has an excellent bedside manner, is patient and listens to you. He takes his time and finds out the best option for you. I have an uncommon nerve disorder and is extremely painful but with Dr. Moceks help my pain is under control which is a dream come true. I have my life back which is what he strives for. Typically depending on what is being done you are looking at maybe 45 minutes to an hour wait. unfortunately for pain doctors that is just part of it. I have waited MUCH longer at ther pain doctors. If you are looking for a kind, trustworthy, dr that will take action to get you out of pain he is your man
About four years ago I injured my SI joint. It was the most pain I ever experienced. A friend recommended Touchstone. Mike, the therapist worked with me slowly and carefully until I recuperated. He knew exactly what to do. He not only is a licensed therapist but he also is certified in SI joint problems, which is not always easy to find. I still do the exercises that he taught me and I have very little problems today. I use to take shots for the problem and even contemplated surgery at one time. But thats in the past now. I have a daughter who is a physical therapist so I know a little about theropy. And believe me he is good.
I have told everyone I love Doc Rob. He's been my PCP for many years and I love the fact that he doesn't take appointments. He does walk-ins. I don't know of any other doctor in this city that does that. Through the years he has sent me to various specialists for those things that come with age and I've always liked his choices. Like him, they are physicians who will discuss what is going on in my body and why and how to fix something that is wrong. Besides that, I'm a SciFi person and he is a SciFi author. We just clicked the first time I went to his office. He's been the best doctor I've ever had. 10 years and counting.
I would highly recommend ARC Express Walk-In Clinic. I wasn't feeling well so I called the clinic; they told me to come right in, that they could take care of me then. I filled out some medical information and was seen immediately by Donna Wright. She gave me a thorough exam, diagnosed me and wrote me a prescription. All the staff was courteous and knowledgeable. I will go back to the clinic. Oh, yes, and their price was very reasonable; a lot cheaper than my doctor charges me! If you don't have medical insurance, you should really try this clinic; you won't be disappointed.
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.