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The holiday festivities are over, but January doesn't have to be a drag. It's actually the best time to finish projects and organize your life – all while having a little fun.
I have never seen an Urgent Care Clinic that efficient as this office was. I was impressed the way they work out the system. All employees are smiling, very respectful and not wasting time just yapping around. I took my wife to the office. Doctor was very knowledgeable and intelligent, definitely knew what he was doing, made us feel comfortable. We were in and out of the office in no time quite satisfied with the place.I will recommend Dr. Dhaliwal and his office to anybody looking for doctor in New Port Richey or Spring Hill area.
Whether you are searching for a family doctor, want to restore your health, or simply want your health concerns answered, Dr. Wert’s office is where you belong. This man not only has 35+ years experience with numerous honorable awards/achievements, he is also compassionate about what he does and the relationships he forms with his patients. Dr. Wert takes pride in what he’s called to do in life- and that’s saving lives.
Dr. Vahora is professional, kind and caring. The wait time was much less than some doctor's offices I have been to. She spent time with me and I never felt rushed. She gave me excellent advice. I went to her for the Mona Lisa procedure and saw immediate positive results. Her staff is competent, friendly and completely non-threatening. I would most definitely recommend her to my family and friends!
Staff has been helpful, professional, kind, friendly. Opposite experience with my doctor. Agree with other review my pets get better health care than offered in this location. Mistakes on dosage of some medications, substitutions on others even after being repeatedly told about bad reactions to them. Try to push medications not needed, alternate brand names. NO effort to show any empathy or care for this patient. Does not listen to patients or read previous records.
i went to this clinic telling them that me and my husband were trying to conceive. they gave me a prescription that i had to call the doctors office for 2 times. then i went to the er because i had symptoms of pregnancy after stopping the medication they gave me because it made me constantly bleed. come to find out the er doctor told me the medication the gyno from this facility gave me was a birth control and it was 91% effective. so instead of helping me and my husband conceieve they were preventing it. Ive called this facility with questions while i was taking this medication and they told me they would call me back numerous amounts of times and i have never received a phone call up to this day which is about a month or so since my last phone call to this facility. my suggestion is to do your self a favor and find another doctor quickly and dont waste your time.
I highly recommend Integrated Medical Center. Dr. Mike, Dr. Peterzell and their staff are very attentive and knowledgable with the most up to date services and equipment. Thank you Integrated Medical Center of Florida! You are appreciated!
This was the worst hospital I've ever been to I had a broken shoulder and they sent me home with a cheapest sling I have eternal seen and they treat me at all when I went to a very good hospital they said I should have never been sent home because I been a shoulder replacements my humeral head is broken and they didn't do anything and they knew this I should been kept for a shoulder replacement for the next day so if you want decent human treatment go anywhere else but here. Because of there actions I haven't yet got a shoulder replacement and I can't lift my arm up or even reach for anything unless it's something light on the floor. I reach out to the side my arm is totally useless . I can't brush my hair with it and it my right shoulder and I'm right handed I can't even write at first until lately I can sign my name just from normal body Healy I can write small notes with a lot of pain. So now at the I'm at the mercy of my health plan of finding a doctor to replace my shoulder that is has to consider fixing a not new break which is more complicated than if they had done there job and they didn't even give me pain medication and I was taken in a ambulance.
I'm 10 and all the nurses were there for me at all times and made sure I was okay and they all loved me they were so caring idk what I would have done without trinity
Where do I start well at least the staff was nice! I'm 38 years old and never felt so unwelcome in a doctor's office!! That the doctor did not care about anything that was wrong with me! Very rude and argumentative. Trying to push pills basically telling me that anybody with a general anxiety disorder will take medicine for the rest of their lives!! Sorry doctor I know little bit more about my own anxiety disorder to know that I don't need to be put on medication everyday! I haven't been on medication and years for it! Now let's talk about the pinched nerve in my shoulder, that we started discussing basically told me that I will be messed up for Life unless I get surgery and that's not a guarantee doctor never even saw MRI X-ray anything of my back didn't even try to see where I was having the pain! Unreal a doctor that is like that with patients shouldn't be a doctor!!! Obviously he does not care about the well-being of patients he's too worried about his own pocket! Just by my own experience reading all the rest of the reviews on him, I wish I would have read them first! There are many doctors out there look around first read the reviews!!
Dr. Caulderon is awesome! The office is nice, and the front desk receptionist is very nice! However, the ultrasound tech is the RUDEST medical professional I have had to endure this pregnancy (baby girl has made it to almost 7 months so far!). I was transferred to a high risk ob, being that I have had 2 early miscarriages within the past two years, and also because I tested positive for blood disorders and Lupus... Before the necessary switch, I was looking into changing doctors anyway based on the 2 experiences I had with the ultrasound tech alone. The nurse could be nicer as well but nowhere near as nasty as the tech. Which is sad considering the doctors and front desk go above and beyond to ensure the patients are taken good care of. I feel very robbed of a happy experience for the 2 ultrasounds I had with this nasty lady. I have only had 4 ultrasounds so far, so she basically ruined half of them at this point. My friend recommended me to this office but did warn me about the u/s tech and the way she was treated during her pregnancy, so I know I'm not just being hormonal! Lol. If you're unhappy with your job/life, interacting with expectant mothers is definitely not an ideal atmosphere for you!! My experience at this office would have been so much better had it not been for the unprofessional way I was treated by this rude woman who had the obvious displeasure of revealing my first child(to make it past 5 weeks) to me. Unfortunately, because of my medical history, this will be my last pregnancy.. She really impacted my experience negatively and I will never get it back. If at any point you feel uncomfortable, as I did, do not be afraid to switch doctors. Many great doctors (with great office staff) to choose from in the New Port Richey/Trinity area.
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.