I am a retired NYC Firefighter and my wife is a Critical Care Nurse (37 yrs.). We moved to Florida to live happily ever after. Not knowing any medical personnel or medical facilities we took the chance and selected from ads and or online recommendations. LESSON LEARNED !!! I had been seeing Dr. G. Balaji for over a year. Every time I had an appointment I sat for "EXTENDED" peroids of time past the scheduled time. In the interim of visits to BHC, I was had major back surgery (rods, pins, plates, screws,etc) Dr. Balaji was my primary care, He was part of the procedure. When it was time to be discharged, Dr. Balaji was requested to acknowledge. I was told he would be in to do so early in the morning, so I had family come to pick me up. Dr. did not show up till late afternoon. I sat there in pain for over 6 hours. Two weeks after surgery Dr. Balaji requested I see him. Despite the pain I was in, I sat in his office over an hour (past the scheduled time) until I could not take the pain and left. Dr. Balaji was still my primary care and had also given me a prescription for heart medication. I had not seen this Dr, for a year. My prescription had expired. I was told I needed to see Him before it could be renewed. I was okay with that BUT at the time I had made plans for a trip. I was told in other words "too bad" and could not be helped. When I expressed my feelings, told Him I was not satisfied and would rather see another physician in the BHC, I was told NO and to seek out another practice, (this would take weeks before I could do so AND also go without medication until that time). Considering the circumstances, you would think "PROFESSIONALISM" would take the forefront and at least part with the very much needed prescription and possibly a mutual understanding, BUT NO !!! I find Dr. Balaji to be only concerned with money. His dubious credentials and lack of respect for patient care leaves much to be desired. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND HIS SERVICES.
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Doesn't even deserve one star don't go here we wasted 2 trips 150.00 doctor didn't listen didn't care looks to me like someone there to waste your money and just give you pills that don't work, this place should be shut down. You walk in and good luck most of the time no one is there at the front desk so you wait forever and then get treated like crap. We wasted so much money for nothing. Yea it's cheap to be seen but you know what when you go back a month later saying nothings changed and he fills you fUllman of crap says he's gonna write a script for more steroids and then changes his mind and makes the pRobles worse. Total waste of time and money , this place should be shut down.
Really nice staff and Doc. Cheap, fast and clean. We go for physicals and colds. Also got stitches there. Great people, great price.
Peds in Brevard is a is a meat market for kids. They move you in and out like cattle, and do not offer the kind of personal care that you would expect from a pediatrician's office. Instead of doctors, they will set you up with a physicians assistant, who are NOT doctors, but simply prescription writers. You will wait in the waiting room for some time, you and your kid contracting whatever sickness you didn't have before you walk in. When asked for copies of the medical records, I was given the hardest time and most unprofessional treatment I have ever had to deal with from a "professional" office. Dealing with the manager (Ann Booth) was more like dealing with spoiled teenager, who was mad at me for some reason, like I was taking my business elsewhere... which I have done since this last incident. You would do you baby a great service to find one of the smaller pediatricians in the area.
It is sad that people will give such a wonderful doctor such horrible reviews! This is a wonderfully caring man and doctor alike. He truly listen to your issue at hand and pays great attention to detail. He DOES charge his listed prices. However, he clearly states that other issues to be dealt with, other than what is initially stated, will cost $10 each. Considering prices of health care & our country turning to basic communism practices regarding such, everyone who has TRIED to degrade this Doctor should be ashamed. I've been a loyal patient for over 3 & a half years and there is a reason I've chosen this man. It's called compassion, integrity, intelligence & sensibility. Someone's past, doctor or not, plays not into their practices & therefore should not be judged based on such. Don't go in for a "soar throat" & expect to speak to him about your "back problems" & walk out with pain medication. Get a grip! I've NEVER felt compelled to write such a review, but I am absolutely disgusted by the negative comments about Dr. John Magri. He is a VERY helpful, fantastic doctor that I have had the pleasure of visiting in my times of need. Ignore these negative reviews! You will find that this is the best priced, most legitimate practicing, ethical doctor you can find. Shame on you people who have found ridiculous things to downgrade him on. Dr. Magri, as always, keep up the excellent work and TRULY, thank you for your services! I will remain his patient and put the good word out for him for as long as he is practicing, and if you assume your small minded complaints will put him out, the joke is on you.
With NO insurance, I was terrified when I became ill with the Flu, a friend recommended this clinic since she too had NO insurance and been going there for years. I was so happy when I was able to get in on a saturday afternoon and be seen in less than 20 minutes by a really nice doctor who also understood my problem real well and gave me some free samples. He wrote me a prescription and sent me across the street to pick up free medicine. Its a week later and I feel so much better! So nice to know places like this exist for people like me! Recommend it for sure to every one!
This place is a complete disgrace to the healthcare profession. My wife walked in there today for a checkup because she was sick and wanted to make sure it was not serious. The doctor was incredibly rude when she asked a simple question about her back and if he might be able to diagnose that as well. He accused her of wanting pain meds and told her if she did not like it she could go somewhere else. Completely unacceptable. Do not go here. You will be sorry you ever walked in the door , especially when dealing with people like this.
Update: I will NEVER go see Dr. Magri again. His disturbing display of irrational and belligerent behavior today is contrary to my past experience w/ him. His Nurse Practitioner is less than competent so I decided to see him instead. He asked me no health questions, did no examination, and didn't even look at me while he wrote. He looked for ways to insult the fact that I'm a student. Every time I opened my mouth, I got a reply like, "I don't care about that." When I tried to gently reason with him with regard to the diagnosis (which no doctor should make without asking any questions or doing an exam), I got an answer like, "Well, that's what I'm going with." What doctor stares down a soft-spoken young woman as she's paying bill in order to try and seem intimidating? I heard the woman ahead of me comment similarly to the Office Manager when she came out to pay.
I was so glad to find this clinic as I do NOT have any insurance or much $$ to see a doc. check it out: www.Melbourne-Medical-Center.comI found them and printed out their $10.00 off coupon which was a great help. Walked right in and filled out some papers. They had me in a room less than 15 minutes. Really nice office, clean with Marble floors.Pretty nice staff and even easy going polite doctor. I had the worse Flu, and he gave me some samples and sent me across the street for some free antibiotics all on a weekend. They also did my friends immigration physical cause they have an INS civil surgeon, she needed the physical for her green card :)Pretty affordable and easy sailing.Thanks!
Their nurse practitioner misinformed me about a medication & when I told Dr. John J. Magri about it he rudely told me to sue the practitioner if I wasn't happy & to go somewhere else. I approached him with calm & got complete rudeness in return. I'd rather pay a real doctor with ethics than to ever return. For his lack of patience he has one less patient.