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This review is long overdue. I am moving 3K miles away in the next few weeks and I will miss Dr Bacia, and the wonderful staff at Powers Drive Animal Hospital for their compassion and outstanding care. When my shih tzu puppy developed a limp that could no longer be ignored, I took her to see Dr. Bacia. An X-ray revealed (in layman terms) that one of her two leg bones stopped growing while the latter kept growing... This put increased pressure on the bone socket and ligaments which caused her limp that would have progressively worsened over time, if not addressed asap. She was in surgery the following day. Dr. Bacia gave me two options: Have the surgery done by another vet with more experience in the type of surgery required (substantially more expensive, too) or trust him (Bacia) to perform the surgery himself. Since I knew Dr. Bacia as my puppers vet, I trusted him implicitly and chose him to perform the surgery. The surgery involved slicing the ulna bone in half to release the pressure from the socket, etc. with the hope the bone would grow, heal, and eventually fuse back together over time. For two months, she was confined to my apartment with no play time while under 24/7 supervision. It was a stressful time for the both of us... but in the end it was so very worth while!!! She is once again the playful puppy I know her to be minus the limp that once plagued her. I never expected her to fully recover but she has! And I couldn't be more grateful to Dr. Bacia and the his staff!!! I highly recommend Dr. Bacia to anyone who is serious about the care of their pets. I trust Dr. Bacia as if he were my own doctor and frankly the comprehensive care he offers is better. Dr. Bacia and the staff at Powers Drive Animal have seen me through some of the worst times with my puppy. The staff is well informed and trained, and they handeled my pup with sincere compassion and respect. These people genuinely care for animals and how they are treated. I have had many animals over my lifetime and experienced a lot of veterinarians in my time... Dr. Bacia and his staff are among the best in my opinion. I so appreciate the time he commits to staying current with new methods of treatment. And I so appreciate the time he took with me communicating every detail of every process, procedure, x-ray through her recovery. I don't know how he does it all ... he is truly gifted at what he does! I will forever be grateful! The staff are wonderful, professional, and compassionate people. I honestly don't know what I would have done without them all! I will miss Dr. Bacia and his staff more than they will ever know!
After reading the reviews about Dr. Sheikh I was very hesitant to keep my appointment. I was referred by my family physician so, I decided to see him When I walked in the office I was immediately greeted with a warm smile and a heartfelt hello by a competent, organized receptionist. After a short wait I was taken to the back and was asked questions about my health history. I had never experienced such a thorough discovery of my past and current health issues ever in a doctor's office. After about a 15-minute wait Dr Sheikh entered the room and also asked me questions and did a physical examination. Afterwards, Dr. Sheikh explained to me what his professional opinions were of my health issues that was followed up by a clear explanation of what tests he wanted done to confirm his suspicions . Dr.Sheikh answered all my questions and I found him to be a genuinely caring, easy to talk to and I felt his passion for helping his patients to feel better. Two of the tests were done in his office by his staff that were also professional, comforting and thorough. That evening after leaving Dr. Sheikh's office it was the first time in weeks that I had a good nights sleep now knowing that my care was in the hands of such a knowledgeable, professional physician. Everything that I had read in the reviews is so unfounded. It saddens me to think of all the people out there that are missing Dr. Sheikh's ability to make them better because of untruths reported by disgruntled patients. Perhaps these are patients only looking for pain medications for their addictions. Lastly, the office is not dirry as what i read in a review alrhough, the office could use some redecorating but honestly I could care less about the color of the walls! I want to thank Dr. Sheikh and his entire staff!!!!
I presently have three dogs and two cats and have been going to Dr. Mole for some 20 years. I have had many pets that have grown up and now past on seeing Dr. Mole and his friendly staff. They are just as great when your pets are newborns as when you are with them in their final hours. Almost all of his staff has been with him for many, many years! That says a lot. It sickens me to see the few reviews written on here from ONE obviously lousy pet owner. It is so funny that all of these bad reviews were written on the same day - 11/2/09. Hummm, would you say that was the same person just trying to strike out. Wow, what an awful owner, I am glad my pets don't have you as an owner because everything you said is so untrue. Dr. Mole's place was renovated and is just beautiful inside. He has an awesome kennel with elevated large runs, that you don't even pay extra for. My pets love their Pet Park area and get taken there all the time by Doreen. She has been there for 17 years and oversees a spotless kennel and boarding facility. The rest of the staff is friendly and always accommodating whenever I have called or just walked in with an emergency. I have sent numerous family and friends there that have always been happy, especially once they have met Dr. Mole and now his son Dr. Chris Mole. It is just a shame someone can sit on the internet and write four awful, untruths in a row to try and put a blemish on this outstanding practice and the staff. Check them out, you will see what I mean! They are great~~~ lifetimepetlover!
I was suffering from extreme pain down my left leg and was really struggling with my work as I sit for long periods of time. I thought that I had a collapsed disk and was relieved to find out that this was not the case. After one session with Dr. Nguyen, I was able to move around again and I felt such a relief both physically and mentally knowing that I was in good hands. I was relieved and a little surprised; I never thought I would feel so much better instantly. After three visits I was able to stand up straight again as well as being able to get a good night’s sleep. My recovery was much faster than I expected as I have learned from the past that it can take up to six weeks but with Dr. Nguyen’s help I was mobile again after only a week. I am now watching how I am carrying things, how I sit at work and also do stretching exercises every day. With Dr. Nguyen’s professional experience I now know what the root cause of my back problems are, and with the exercises I have been shown I hope to put my back problems behind me for good. Overall I found the service very professional and friendly and I give it a AAA+. I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Nguyen to everyone I know for her expert help and professional advice. Excellent service at a very reasonable cost.
I've been going to Dr. Joseph for 8 yrs. I find him to be honest, prompt, and he is extremely intelligent. He was the only doctor who was willing to help me figure out why I was having certain symptoms. As far as his staff goes. They are dependable, hard working, and to the point. Would you rather them to work like the employees at the health department. I have missed and changed appointments many times and they still showed me respect by moving quickly in order to help solve my problems. I'm so sorry that some of you do not understand that Dr. Joseph is one of the most respected Doctors in his field and he has many years experience in his practice. Therefore, he doesn't have need to baby sit and pretend that he is listening. He is a very smart man, and if you would really listen to what he says, even as little as it may seem, you would actually think about those comments he makes and you would understand what Dr. Joseph is trying to say to you. Don't make life harder for people than it needs to be. All the reports I'm reading about easy access to medication is absurd. What's really sad, is the fact that there are people out there, who actually go see Dr. Joseph and waste HIS time with their false intentions.
I RECENTLY JOINED GOWANI MEDICIAL AS A HEART PATIENT. I HAVE ALOT OF ALLERGIES TO MEDICINE SO I WAS VERY CAUTIOUS ABOUT TAKING HEART MEDICINE AND HAVING AN ALLERGIC REACTION. DR. GOWANI MADE SURE I HAD THE RIGHT BLOOD PRESSURE AND CHOLESTROL MEDICINE FOR ME. SO WITH THE RIGHT HEART MEDICINE I GOT MY CHOLESTROL DOWN TO 84 EATING ALOT OF CHEERIOS AND EXERCISING ALOT. WHEN I HEARD IT WAS AT SUCH A GOOD LEVEL THEN I SLACKED OFF A LITTLE AND NOW I'M BACK TO SQUARE ONE AS FAR AS CHOLESTROL. I AM BACK ON TRACK EATING CHEERIOS AGAIN AND DRINKING LOTS OF WATER AND EATING ONLY WHITE MEAT AND NO RED MEAT AT ALL. I WILL GET MY CHOLESTROL DOWN AGAIN AND THS TIME KEEP IT DOWN!!! I WOULD HIGHLY RECCOMMED GOWANI MEDICAL TO ANYONE WITH A HEART PROBLEM. THE STAFF AT THE OFFICE IS VERY NICE AND MY FIRST APT I HAD TO TAKE MY TWO CHILDREN WITH ME I DIDN'T HAVE A SITTER AND THE STAFF UNDERSTOOD AND TREATED MY TWO CHILDREN VERY NICELY. MY KIDS BOTH TOLD ME AFTER THE APT IT'S A VERY NICE OFFICE AND THE STAFF IS VERY NICE. DR. GOWANI IS A VERY SWEET CARING DOCTOR AND CARES ABOUT ALL OF HIS PATIENTS!! SO IF YOU WANT TO BE IN THE BEST CARDIOLOGIST CARE DEFINITELY GO TO GOWANI MEDICAL YOU WON'T BE SORRY!!! SINCERELY, NANCY BOLTON
I just read the post below and couldn’t help but write my own. I've been at Lerner Family Chiropractic since May and honestly couldn't be happier with my decision to start coming here. I was definitely skeptical about coming in and honestly, the process seemed a bit weird to me, but being here has literally changed my life. I’ve learned more about REAL health, the nervous system, nutrition, and exercise in the past four months than I ever have. The doctors and staff are so supportive and definitely care about everyone. In regards to the statement “obviously they write reviews of the practice for themselves” – couldn’t be further from the truth. I have personally met many of the people that have their testimonials on the wall (I recognize them because their photos are posted with their stories) and the healing they've experienced is pretty incredible. If you are considering coming to Lerner Family Chiropractic, I HIGHLY encourage you to do so. I wish the person below would have at least experienced care before speaking so negatively about it. I love Lerner Family Chiropractic and am so thankful to be there.
I had a small spot on my shoulder that would sometimes bleed after a hot shower, I just thought it was dry skin. After doing a bit of research on my own I decided I needed to see a dermatologist. I asked friends who they saw and several recommended Knight Dermatology. I don't normally post things like this but felt compelled to get the word out about this place. The entire experience for me was like nothing I had previously experienced with medical practices. Everyone there seemed to take their jobs seriously and make me feel at home. During the examination I was educated on many topics, I felt as if they took the time to explain everything to me and I consented to a biopsy of the suspicious spot. The biopsy came back as basal cell and I scheduled to have it removed. I was nervous going in but the staff and the Dr took such good care of me. I told them that I was worried about scarring and they did a special closure for me that left a tiny pink scar. I can't tell you how happy I am that I chose this practice and this Dr to take care of my needs. I would highly recommend this practice to everyone.
I was just contacted from the last review person as they knew that I use Dr. Mole's hospital, Curry Ford Animal Hospital. We are neighbors. It is amazing that Yellowpages.com is allowing someone to post several reviews all in the same day. It is obvious this is someone just trying to pull down the ratings. These are all the reviews dated 11/1/09. Give me a break! Would 4 or 5 people REALLY just run right home that day and write all these negative things. I don't think so!!!!! I spoke to Dr. Mole and he told me that they had fired an awful tech that had worked there for two weeks. The guy was really mad about being let go but clients and staff were complaining about how bad he was. Well,.... and here you go. This is what these hidden reviews do. You can see he doesn't mention anything about a specific incident with his pet at this place. No he just wants to lie and make up false statements from front to back on the building. That's because he was NEVER a client with a pet there. You blew it this time, Yellowpages.com on not checking for junk before posting!
My wife and I have only been Dr. Salzman's patients for a couple of months, but we have found our favorite. We haven't had any luck with our Family Physicians in the past. Usually because of greed or lack of interest. On our first visit to Ignacio Salzman, MD, he made us feel as if we were important to him even if we had never met him before. During the 2nd month after we made our physician change, I caught some kind of an intestinal virus. I almost died but Dr Salzman made time for me to come into his office to see me. He spent more time with me than I know he had scheduled. Being off schedule didn't seem to be important to him as a physician. Things like that means a lot to my wife and me. He knew exactly what to do to make me feel better. Within another day I was good as new. Another good thing about him,,,he's not a "prescription writer" type physician. He only gives you what you need to treat your medical conditions. If I had the opportunity to speak on his behalf, I would speak for him and give him recognition he deserves as a Great Physician.
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.