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I'm glad someone has described this facility with accuracy! I will add this clinic is pathetic. I felt like I walked into a place with a lot of actors. Meaning there was no rectitude, ethics, or professionalism. You better have fortitude to tolerate their insolence. I watched them play a lot of people for fools. Some of them probably but, their supposed to all have an oath they honor & yet they have the audacity to play people for fools. That oath to help people has to be a passion & what I witnessed.....They don't have that. The place needs new management to fire everyone & establish a better place for these people that have to come here because, their choices are limited. I wouldn't go here again EVER!
Incompetent employee’s & physicians lack intelligence & conspire with Longmont United Hospital & LPD. I was in a MVA 9/4/2000, LUH took the bonus money to not diagnose me so, I have 2 slipped vertebras L-1 & L-2, TBI, hemorrhaging on the left side of my brain which was never stopped & my spine never was operated on to date. I had to come here to get Dr. Brett to fill out my disability form for Met Life Long-term disability, he wrote my disability TBI with the qualifying disability codes & he wrote “We will inform you if anything changes” My next visit a uniformed officer pulled up as I was a block away (color of law) to do what is not his job, on TAX PAYER’S money to conspire because, after that letter Met-Life a month later says they need an update from a doctor, with TBI it’s easy to be deceived. I had to be introduced to people I knew until I could remember them. The staff is condescending, as of 2/16/18 They tell me we can’t give you a copy of that letter because, “your not a patient of Dr Brett’s anymore” you would think they could come up with something a little more clever then that? I had just signed a release of information! It’s because, LUH & LPD want to oppress me but after 15yrs. I’m taking them to court, LPD planted drugs on me & LUH don’t want to be accountable if they can control what people think by discrediting me. These guy’s are helping them hold me prisoner. Oct. 27th LUH prescribed my mom (a senior citizen) medication with over 121 side affects! She died Oct. 30th 2017 they murdered her! You never prescribe elderly people medication with over 10 side effects because they’ll suffer from most or all of them. Read LUH’s review. Then the 2nd week of November the Salud Clinic cut my Dad off of insulin (He’s diabetic) luckily we got hold of the right people. These guy’s tried to murder my dad. It’s this city’s way of “protecting money” Ofc Hazen the drug planting cop, I called him a scumbag he said, “gotta do what you gotta do to protect money” “While LPD & LUH keep me a broke prisoner, we’ll murder your parents so your homeless & out on the street because, we, Boulder Community health, & Next Care already tried murdering you” The accountability Act amended in 1986 but, never enforced. Don’t trust these incompetent doctors with your life!!! This is pertinent & a public concern.
Very personable, attentive, no rushing through the appt. Very nice people, professional and competent. Referrals typed out for you, Doctors very knowledgeable. And very nice!
If you want honest caring dr do not go to this practice. I was seeing Diane Smith. She was not caring nor responsive when you needed her help. I had eye problems and she would not write a referral for me to an eye dr until I came to see her. She said she needed to follow medicare protocol before she could do a referral. In my opinion, this is a rip off because I think she just wanted to get paid by medicare for services that were unnecessary. I did get a referral from my neurologist and was able to get my eye problem diagonosed. What was she going to do when she saw me----she had no experience in this field, I am now going to look for another primary care dr, Her assistant Carmen was of no help. She just repeated what the dr told her with no compassion or concern. Telling me that a referral takes longer than 10 minutes to fax over, yet my neurologist did it in less than five, If a dr will not work with you, I suggest you move on, I did tell her off and she did not like my tone of voice and I did not think she had the compassion to be a APN.
I love this office. Have been going there for almost 14 years and everyone has been very nice to me. I don't know where all these negative feedbacks come from. I wouldn't think of going anywhere else. I go to Dr. Cooper. He and his nurse, Peggy are the best! They take time to listen to everything you have to say and are genuine and caring people. I've had only the best treatment.
Awful, Awful, Awful. This whole office was rude, hurried, impersonal. From the front desk to the doctor, there was not one pleasant experience. Read the reviews before you schedule here! There is no reason to visit this office unless you're somehow required to by law. They left me standing in hallways, not directed where to go next or what to do, repeatedly. I will never be back & wish I had read reviews before I scheduled!!!!!
I took my almost two year old daughter to this provider, and none of the staff at this establishment so much as smiled at her. No one spoke to her whatsoever; there was absolutely zero acknowledgement of her as a person, let alone the patient in question. Despite billing itself as a family practice, this office was not at all catered to children. Other family practices have had a toy or two in the examining room, a mobile or something above the table to draw the child's attention. This office had nothing like that. My daughter was terrified of the staff before it even came time to do the physical, which was cursory, consisting only of an ear check, for which I was asked to pin my child to the table in the completely prone position--apparently, the doctor could not use an otoscope on a child sitting in a lap. The doctor, once again, did not interact with my child whatsoever. This office uses numbing cream and preemptive ibuprofen for innoculations to help with the 'pain'; they also employ an arrangement for the actual injecting process which involves one employee holding the child's legs, and two employees sticking her thighs on the count of three, while I was instructed to hold her arms. Once again, the patient (not quite two years old) was pinned to the table in the prone position. The doctor stated this was due to research having shown shots to be less 'painful' if performed at the same time. In my experience with my older son and other children, the 'pain' is less a problem than the FEAR, and as you may imagine, my child was absolutely terrified, shrieking in fear before even getting the injections. I would never take her there again, and I would not recommend it to anyone. This system does not allow me to give less than a star.
I will never go back to Salud. I went in, using Medicare, trying to find a local MD for my prescriptions (for seizures & other problems). It was nearly a 3 hour wait. The front desk person wouldn't tell me how much I might have to pay. When the Physician's Asst. finally came to get me, he acted extremely Oddly. He kept his face about 1" from mine, firing questions at me---at the same time that the MD was asking questions & filling out a computer form. I felt very uncomfortable with two people shouting (literally) questions at me. After about 45 min. of this, they told me "you aren't ill enough to see us, you will have to go to Boulder County Mental Health." When I'd first come in, I told the PA that BCMH had sent me to Salud because I was "not ill enough to see BCMH doctors." An absolute run-around. I've heard similarly bad things from other people.
Front desk receptionist, Linda, is horrible. She is rude and condescending and shouldn't be talking to people. If it weren't for the fact I really like my doctor there I would find a new practice just to avoid dealing with her.
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.