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She has help my boxer Frankie jo by using the hydrotherapy. Frankie will be nine in April and starting to exhibit the typical arthritis of larger dogs. I've seen a huge difference. She does not in any way try to sway you from leaving your current veterinarian. Its about time someone finally came up with this option. Very down to earth and shows much concern with your pet. No overcharging. Love he
I have been to a LOT of doctors and the ones at the Wood Clinic are the only ones that really seem to care! We moved away and now I can't find anyone that compares. They REALLY listen to what you have to say and seem to genuinely care!!!! I miss Kelly and hoping when we move back up there I get to see her asap! She just seems to understand and care about the torture my mind goes through!
I think BOTH of you, were ONLY going for one reason ...PERIOD!! If they called you in for a med check, then they had their suspicion, and I am SURE they had a good reason. I have been going there for a long time, and they treated me with the upmost respect! They are not about handing out whatever it is you want, these Dr's and staff are PROFESSIONAL and were NOT born yesterday! Dr. Gregory Wood and his staff went out of their way to HELP me when I was going through the most difficult time of my life, and IF it wasn't for them, I would NOT be here today...THEY SAVED MY LIFE!! The FDA is breaking down on Dr's and keep track of what they give out, and IF I were them, I wouldn't want to lose my license either to support someone's habit! I know that they do infact give out controlled meds to people who need them and don't abuse them, they would NOT let anyone suffer! if you follow their rules and regulations, you get treated with RESPECT, but if you choose to try to test their knowledge, they will dismiss you! I am not trying to insult you, but don't talk about a facility, just because they didn't do what you wanted anymore...I guess they were smarter then you think, and IF I had my way the Dr's/ clinics that do give controlled meds on a regular basis, would be shut down! I suggest that you go to a pain management Dr or mental health Dr. maybe they will be able to ENABLE you, because this facility is there for the people, not the drugs or the money! They been around long enough to know when someone is just after controlled meds!! Go a head and insult me, call me names, whatever it is you want to do, because what I have said is INDEED nothing but the TRUTH and you know in your head and heart it is! And usually when a Dr transfers, to WOOD HEALTH CARE, it is because they also want to be in an atmosphere, and directed by a WONDERFUL Dr. such as Dr. Greg! I say ***Wood Health Care*** you are the BEST at what you do, and I am so HAPPY that I am your patient... = )
i have seen this one doc for a while in my life where i was comfy to go to about my disability then she moved to the moundsville wood health care i would show up every month to see the doc and get my meds it got to where i moved and didnt show one month around the time i was suppose to and they quit seeing me. the wood health care woman at the front desk says i was sent papers that was not even seen by me that had said for me to come in for a med count or something like that. they was suppose to have sent it to my other address where i was no longer their anymore and it wasent even that long after they said they sent that letter i was in their for my monthly check up hell i was even early. they didnt treat me at all and it was embarrassing that day. they treated me awful. i have waited two years and iv called in resently to see if i can see my doctor and they told me they will talk to someone and get back to me and still i have not heard nothing from them. im a good person and to be treated like this is awful i would really like something done about this.
The older blonde secretary at the front desk is very rude. Tip: you probably shouldn't cuss out patients under your breath after you put them on hold when others in the waiting area can hear you. I would not bring a stray dog to this place and we will not be returning.I know who you are talking about, She can be a BIT&amp;amp;%.She is Nice though if you are nice to her. My thing is...................................Quality Poor to fairThe practitioners are OK I guess. Although I did tell her I did not have anybody to care about me, and stay after me to get the needed test done that I should have done. I told her to stay after me, but she did not. I guess they really don't care about there patients. Also when you call for information, you are only allowed to talk to a nurse, and they are always in a big huge hurry, and make you feel like you are bothering them. All the Nurse wants to do is Get you off the Phone. Over all, I really do not really like the service. But it is hard to get a doctor around here. EDITThen yesterday I called, I TOLD THEM I needed to get scheduled for a colostomy ASAP as I was past due, and I was going to be off work for the next two weeks, and I wanted to get it done while I was off work. She called back (Marie) and said June 2nd. I told her, I had hoped to get it all done while I was off work. , she said well if you want to call them, I asked her, did you tell them I was off for two weeks, and wanted to get it done while I was off? she said She Faxed It over (She said she didn't call *all* of the offices)Well then why when I called the center, 1 2 3 BAM! they got he right in this Friday May 17th, and I will have the colostomy done early next week. I called her back (Marie) and told her I got right in, she was like Oh good!I said I'm sorry, I think you could have done more to get me in ASAP, and I don't believe you told them I was off for 2 weeks, and wanted to get in while I was of.I also told her I was not happy over all with the Clinic, and would likely be looking for another doctor. Tell me then , what the he%% did I need her for, ( Or there referral department period) when I got better results calling my self. Know and good doctors in the Moundsville Area taking new patients?E mail me at my user name AT frontier DOT COM
Choosing the right vet for your pet can be tough. After all, your furry friend can't tell you how he or she feels about the doctor. Even though you're not the one treated by the vet, whoever your animal sees is obviously your decision. Since many veterinary diseases and injuries can turn into emergencies very quickly, it's important to have a go-to vet. This way, you can ensure you'll know whom to see when your animal needs care.
Speak to your friends and family about vets who've treated their pets. You can even talk to your groomer or an animal shelter worker for referrals. When you visit the clinics you've been referred to, check that the facility is clean, animals are separated and the staff is calm and courteous. Not all clinics are American Animal Hospital Association accredited. This accreditation isn't a legal necessity, though a clinic that's AAHA-accredited is guaranteed to offer high-quality medical care. To receive accreditation, the clinic has to meet the AAHA's standards in the areas of facility, equipment and quality care.
If you're looking for a specialist, you want to make sure he or she is board-certified to practice in that specific area of animal medicine. You'll want to make sure your vet is also convenient to visit, so there are factors to take into account.
The type of animal you own should play a part in which vet you choose as well. While your options are vast if you have a dog or cat, you may have to visit an avian clinic for your bird or an exotics clinic for your snake.
Just as there are many types of doctors, there are many types of vets. Some focus on livestock or house pets, while others may specialize in dentistry or surgery. They may work in a veterinary clinic or zoo, working specifically with the animals housed there, or travel to farms to work with livestock. Since horse racing and other equestrian activities are so popular, some vets are trained to work just with horses.
Diseases, like malaria and yellow fever are also transmitted through animals. Some vets have insight to diseases that affect both humans and animals. Vets have contributed to the treatment and cure of many diseases that plagued both humans and their furry friends.
Government agencies employ veterinarians as well. When an animal comes from a foreign land, these vets quarantine them and check for any diseases that may be present in an effort to control new diseases that can be brought into the country. Other Specific types of vets include:
A vet assistant works alongside the veterinarian and helps out around the clinic. In some cases, they may assist vets in surgery or restrain struggling animals during tests or lab work. The everyday duties of a veterinary assistant include; monitoring and caring for animals after surgery, keeping medical records, cleaning animals' teeth, feeding and bathing them, cleaning cages, sterilizing surgical equipment, giving animals medication, collecting samples for testing and performing laboratory tests, and offering grief counseling to pet owners.
It's a good idea to bring your pet to the vet regularly. This way, he or she becomes familiar and comfortable with the care providers, and you can stay on top of your pet's preventative care. If the animal is small enough, bring it to the office in a carrier. Just as you visit the doctor for a yearly check up, you should bring in your pet for regular check ups as well. During a routine veterinary visit, the vet will probably begin by asking you if there have been any changes in your pet's behavior or habits.
The vet will then take your pet's vitals, like weight, temperature, pulse and respiration rate, and perform a physical examination of the pet. During a physical exam, the vet checks the abdomen for swollen organs, and the legs, feet and joints for any potential problems. Depending on the age, breed or condition of your pet, your veterinarian may also check the eyes, ears and mouth.
When your vet conducts a full body examination, he or she will check out your pet's coat and skin, noting any hair loss, itchy spots or lumps. Keep note of your animal's shedding habits so you can let the vet know if anything seems abnormal. The vet will check for parasites, fleas, ticks, mites and heartworms as well.
Vaccinations are also important to your pet, especially if you have a cat or a dog, and your vet will suggest that you make sure they're current. Keeping up to date with vaccinations can prevent your furry friend from getting distemper, rabies, hepatitis and lyme disease. Some vaccinations last longer than others, so speak to your doctor about staying caught up with your animal's shots.
Just like your own health insurance, you want to make sure your animal is covered before he or she needs veterinary services. Some common animal surgeries can cost thousands of dollars, and you don't want to end up having to foot a surprise bill that costs more than your paycheck.
There's no set price for pet health insurance. Costs can depend on factors such as where you live, the age and breed of your pet, and how much coverage you want. Before you take out a pet insurance policy, you'll want to meet with your vet to go over what he or she thinks your animal should be covered for. Many vets believe that you should make sure cancer, chronic disease, hereditary and congenital disease, and common breed-related medical conditions are all addressed in your policy.
Some pet owners can't afford insurance for their pet, so there are other options to make paying for surprise pet visits as easy as possible. Some pet stores have wellness plans - which tend to be much cheaper than an insurance policy - that offer shots, check ups, screenings and discounts on various procedures your pet may need. A lot of veterinary offices offer payment plans for pricey procedures as well, as long as you have decent credit history. For a last-ditch option, there are even privately funded organizations that offer pet owners financial aid for their pet's treatments.