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Poor manner, worse staff and billing procedures. Esp. when patient is in pain...little empathy. Billing staff fails.
As a very thorough and outstanding physician, I would say Dr. Brateman is one of the best. Good patient side mannerisms, talks to you, is genuinely concerned. The office is OK. He runs too large a patient load though and things breakdown from there. Hard to get appointments - I was told I'd have to wait a month and a half for annual physical appointment. He runs the business, like a business - there are no prisoners when it comes to being late or missing an appointment. Charged almost $100 for missing an appointment. I was traveling for an emergency trip for work in Houston, could have never made it. No prisoners when it comes to being late on a bill. I had misplaced the late fee charge and within 45-days it was being followed up on by a collections agency. I then went to pay the bill in person and book an appointment. I was told this was not an option. I asked for my records was told the bill needed to be paid. I undertsand professionalism and a need to be thorough. However, empathy and understanding should guide that. I got nothing and the receptionist, while she felt bad, told me this is the direction from Dr. Brateman himself. Patient lost
Avoid this vile place. They SCAMMED ME. iI am pain free and CURED with a $10 bottle of Ancient Magnesium Oil. Do not bring loved ones here.i wastreated her for 12 years for diabetic neuropathy.. I was seen by many doctors her, especially during dozens of hospitalizations. The main doctors I saw there were. Dr. Kevin Thompson, Dr. Nisha Thompson, Dr. Warra, Dr. Nolan, Vascular Surgeon, Dr. Marc Borovoy and his partner, John Miller, Podiatrists. Dr. Tolia, head of the Josilin Diabetes Center And hisfive specialists for a total of 20years. Dr. Suchta Zambare And Dr. Nicha, Iconic Holistic Practice. I had debilitating neurophy for 12 years. Every one of these doctors treated me for at least five years, Borovoy and Miller for 20 years. Everyone of them told me there was no cure for the pain, only Opioids and pain meds. I was pumped full of all types of opioids. And pain meds, given numerous painful tests, I was told at each visit, probably 130 appointments, I was told there was no cure. I found the cure, listed at 90%, in medical journals from Canada. , the natural mineral that is crucial to the body, when depleted, by age or diabetes, cause chronic pain. It is a cure or helpful in alleviating chronic pain. I have reported the hospital, and all of the doctors noted above ro the Medicare, Whistle Blower division of the Detroit office. I believe not only was I scammed, but Medicare fraud committed. Dr. Borovoy filed a complaint against me for continuing to call his office since he already returned the $900 I had paid for one of his bogus treatments and he and Miller will no longer see me, Iwent to their practice for 20 years, of course they never mentioned I could be CURED for $10 by a natural mineral. Their practice sees many thousands of Diane’s, many have neuropathy. The MEDICARE, WHISTLE BLOWERS UNIT will conduct an impartial review, if fraud was committed, then they will face FEDERAL CHARGES, perhaps even federal prison. They will all have to deal with their consequences if found guilty.
This doctor looks, sounds and seems like a dream come true. She is vile, charging her patients $500 a month for her iconic holistic practice. I saw her for five years, until 9/2017. She pumped in full of opioids, pain pills, natural supplements (she has 8 companies, one of which is a natural supplement store, two seem to be lavatories that she orders very expensive blood work from. When I would not sign up sor $500 a month program she told me all the problems I recently acquired (Opioids caused me irrepairable damage, heart, kidney, bladder, resulting in incontinence. She said there is absolutely nothing that can be done for neuropathy. She said that to me at least twice per appointment. On 9/2018, my intuition told me to look up Canadian Research for pain relief of neuropathy. Up popped a medical journal article that said Ancient Magnesium Oil cures chronic pain, including neuropathy, even if someone has it for many years. I got a bottle, sprayed it on my feet, legs, buttock, hands and arms. In less than an hour I was pain free.4 months later my balance issues is fine, I am not Dizzy at all, and I have not neuropathy pain, %CURED. When I called office to tell of my cure she did not call me back. I did write her and told her how angry I was that she never told me about magnesium oil, a very quick cure. All she wrote back is sorry I feel that way, that she had given her clients that don’t want to take meds it and that it worked for some but not all patients. That one note is evidence that she had given it some of her clients. I have made a complaint of Medicare fraud, Whistleblower, against her. She was extremely popular, she probably had 2-3.000 clients, she has been in business about 20 years. The federal agents wil vet my medical records, if they find fraud, then she COuLD face federal prison,restitution, and steep fines. Ii know she has a family, and if she went to prison it would devestate them. She did stand by, and write prescription for Opioids that did irrepairable damage to my heart, kidneys, bladder and other serious damage. 20% of my life was spent struggling with horrific, agonizing pain that was unnecessary. She obviously has no conscience, seems Godless, and she will have time to prove her intent to the feds, they take Medicare Fraud most seriously, check the Detroit website, they have a long list of doctors and other med workers that were caught. Many got years and years in fed prison, along with having to make restitution. On the other hand, I feel absolutely better than I have isince I was 40, I am 68 now. My balance is normal, my blood pressure is normal, I am not dizzy. I am 100% pain free. I know the damage from the Opioids will be with me all the rest of my life. I more than likely will suffer effects from my horrific treatment, but, for now I am 100% pain free. I thank God I will never have to see her again, unless I am required to go to court to testify against her which would be utterly delightful.
As the head of Josilin Diabetes at Providence Hospital, in Novi, MI, I was treated by him o an in the last few years by Dr. Such a Zambare. At each encounter I asked about the latest treatments for neuropathy. I suffered agonizing, brutal pain for 12 years. They said there was no cure, told me to take Lyrica, and the Opioids my PCP Dr. Chellam, from Iconic Holistic Practice also at Providence Hospital. They all were scamming me. My neuropathy was CURED by, Ancient Magnesium Oil Spray, A $10 dollar item bought in the Health Food store. It has no leaflets with toxic side effects, it is a natural mineral that when depleted causes pain, getting progressively worse as time goes on. These doctors knowingly, and barbarically withheld this info from me, and I have to assume tens of thousands of others. I have submitted complaints to the Detroit office of Medicare, Whistle Blower. The feds will sort it out, they will thoroughly vet my 24 years of medical records. IF they determine Medicare fraud in my case they will vet records of their other patients, IF they find fraud they COULD be sent to federal prison, and have to make restitution. They have nothing to worry about if they are, in fact, innocent.
As part of the Josilin Diabetes Center, at Providence Park Hospital, Novi, MI, I saw him in the hospital, doing rounds for Dr. Chellam, I had been seen by the one of the five specialists, waved the revered Kirit Tolia. For 12 years they told me there was no cure for neuropathy, only coping, Opioids and Toxic drugs like Lyrica. I found my cure in Canadian Research, $10 bottle of Ancient Magnesium Oil Spray. In one use I am 100% pain free. To me it looks like fraud, I have made a complaint with the Detroit office of Medicare fraud. They will scrutinize my medical records, and some of Josilin diabete’s other patients, the doctors will have access to due process. If found guilty, they very likely, would get prison time.
This review is for CONTINUING CARE AT FOX RUNI had both mom and dad living here since Fall 2015. Have had numerous issues that never get resolved--the biggest one is lack of communication and follow up with staff. Overall, there are many shortcomings with this place:1. Lack of communication between staff members and staff and family2. Lack of accountability3. Small resident rooms--bathrooms not set up to accommodate wheelchairs or walkers4. Dining room--very crowded and cramped. Not designed for residents in wheelchairs. The food is subpar.5. Rehabilitation department--seems like they do not want to do rehab. After 10 visits they stop when resident is "not progressing". I have done PT many times--I know it can take weeks of therapy for improvement. My mom went to Continuing Care at Fox Run after a fall--she is still in a wheelchair due to lack of therapy.6. Activities: it is not uncommon to see most of the residents lined up in front of the TV.
Honestly if I could leave 0 stars I would. I have been going to this practice for over 4 years now and the only reason is for dr. Bullach. If I could see him anywhere else I would. After today though I WILL be looking for a new doctors office. It started when I called for an apointment, the lady on the phone was beyond rude to me and helpful in no way shape or form, after asking for an apointment with Dr.. Bullach I was told he couldn't see me AT ALL and I would have to see a different doctor.Upon coming in to the jam packed doctors office ten minutes ahead of my apointment time (as I was asked) I was not greater by anyone, after sitting for ten minutes i approached the window for a second time and requested to speak to someone. Once my insurance was handed over to them I heard the ladies complain about my insurance plan. I then spent over an HOUR in the waiting room, at 4:58 the ladies upfront started to pack up to leave while I and another patient where still waiting. Finally an hour after my apointment time I was finally called back to a room where I waited another 30 minutes for the doctor while I listened to everyone leave. I honestly began to think I had been forgotten. Now I know anyone reading this might have some issues with what I said about the ladies up front but I will let you know that I have worked in a medical setting similar to this one, and never in my career working there did I ever treat anyone with as much disrespect as I have been treated today.On that note I will highly recommend Dr. Bullach to anyone just find him at a different practice.
Keep on looking. Don't go to this clinic. They charge a new patient fee for everyone in your family ($70) on top of the fee for any other services you need. I was already a returning patient when I took my 5 year old for 2 immunisations. The cost of immunisations was $175 and as my son hadn't been there before they wanted to charged an additional $70 new patient fee even though he is 5 years old and his mother (me) was a returning patient.mdisgusting rip offs.
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.