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I give it a D+ for overall experience. I had an appointment at 10 a.m. I am used to waiting at any dental office, but as I sat there I became increasingly disturbed by the number of people I saw come in and wait 10 minutes and then were taken back for treatment. I also sat facing the open hallway of hygienists walking back and forth and every time they looked at me they grimaced, no smile, no attempt at even fake concern. If anything they made me feel unwelcome. My husband left after awhile to go do some errands, he returned at 11:20 and I was still sitting there. Four patients who arrived after me had already been called. At 11:45, the receptionist told me the doctor would see me soon. I was relieved, because I did have a terrible tooth ache and I needed it pulled. As I waited they took in TWO MORE patients who had arrived at 11:15. My husband was getting very angry and so was I. Finally, at 12:15 they sent me back. Oddly enough the only part of the experience that went well was when I finally sat in the chair and the Dentist extracted the tooth. Dr. Anderson is very skilled and put me at ease. Now, I am not sure what the big deal was with being seen, but I do know I got a lecture on smoking as I was leaving that bordered on hostile. I also was told my dental condition was due to the smoking. PERIOD. When I told the hygienist that I had been treated for my periodontal disease and that my hypothyroidism contributed to the condition she reacted as if I was an ignorant child. Her response was derisive. So, I am wondering if this clinic just refused to treat me till later because I was a smoker? I don't know but did feel very ostracized. There was also some misrepresentation about pricing over the phone, I did not like this at all. They did adjust the bill somewhat later. Overall, if you do not mind the wait and the judgemental atmosphere, the dentist is excellent, perhaps he is unaware of how his staff are treating the patients, I dunno. Also, the receptionist was very kind and I could tell she was upset that I was left waiting for so long. I had waited 2 hours to be seen, and watched six patients who had arrived after me go in before me. I was also the last person to leave when they all went on their lunch break, there was no one left in the office. I found this also offensive, I had been sitting there with my hand over my cheek because of severe pain, I had to get water five times to help distract me from the pain and I was kept waiting. I never saw any other patient in such pain as I was. How did they know I was a smoker, I answered the question on the form I filled out at the beginning. Update to this story: I mentioned that I felt this dentist was good. I retract the statement. I was in severe pain within 10minutes of leaving this dentist. I thought this was normal, because he mentioned once I had the pain meds I would be fine. 8 months later I went to another dentist to have an extraction, boy was the experience quite the opposite. I was in pain when I got there, it was alleviated immediately. I was given a shot to numb me. I was not told to wait two hours and when they were done, they had me sit for a half hour to make sure I was ok. There was NO pain. I asked this dentist why the previous extraction went so badly. He told me that it sounded like the procedure was rushed and he told me that I should have never been rushed out of the office like I was. So Serene Dental gets an "F". There is no reason to treat patients so appallingly like this place.
In all honesty, if you are looking for the best dentist in the Orlando then you should definitely visit Dr. Nash. There are many reasons why I felt the need to write a 5 star, personal review for Dr. Nash & his team in Orlando. Before even visiting the office, I took a few minutes to browse the site and was absolutely blown away by the organization and amount of resources offered online. If you have any questions about the services offered, what to expect then you will appreciate how helpful the website is for patients. I mean you don't even have to go in to the actual office to start getting the help and information you need, and I think that's absolutely wonderful and unique to this office. I moved from Atlanta to Orlando recently and the transition hasn't been that easy. I was not expecting to have issues migrating to a new doctor and dentistry in Orlando - but to my dismay, there were a lot of problems in the process that I encountered. However, none of these problems stemmed from my experience with Dr. Nash. As a new patient, I felt really comfortable and welcomed into the office upon my first visit. I liked this a lot. People usually tend to go to the same dentist their entire life - and this causes new patients to feel unwelcome or even awkward at new offices. Believe me when I say that at Dr. Nash's dentistry, you will not feel this way! In fact, whether you are a new patient or a regular, you can expect genuine care from the services and overall good vibes at each appointment. I don't know about you, but when it comes to dental care, it isn't about machinery or the amount of people there are bustling around the halls.. it's about the QUALITY of services provided. I mean dental tools can range in design from different brands, and the number of quantity one has in stock, but ultimately the performance of such tools depends entirely on HOW they are used by the hygienist, dentist, et cetera. All in all, I hope you can find this review helpful while deciding upon dental care services. I just wanted to give a truthful and detailed account of my own experiences to help those of you struggling to settle on a dentist because I know how difficult the process can be! Don't be disappointed with your choice, because I wasn't :).
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!!!!
so I skipped my biannual cleaning eight times. Teeth cleaning hurts me and I am not a frequent flosser. I didn't get my cleaning done...more tartar build-up....cavities....more fear....no cleaning....no treatment....This situation continued several years and I ended up with a lot of problems in my mouth. Every day, I thought to myself, "I need to go see a dentist, I need to go...". I wanted to go to the kindest clinic, and I ended up here after reading the reviews. I told the hygienist about my concerns with painful cleaning. It still hurt in places, but what mattered was that she cared. Knowing that she was caring, and also caring about getting the job done for my better health, I simply trusted her. Dr. Nash has been great with my cavity treatments. He is very kind, and will try his best to make you feel comfortable. I am forever grateful. Dr. Nash did all of my fillings. He is great. Thank you for filling my big hole!! My bite feels natural and He lets me know it is OK to come back if i have any problems. For people who are scared.... I know how you feel. After getting my cavities treated, what I thought to myself was..."Why didn't I see a dentist sooner? " Please, do yourself a favor and go see Dr.Nash. They are very kind and helpful. I want you to go before the problem gets bigger and you may have to do a big procedure rather than a simple filling. Thank you everyone from Dr. Nash's office.
Well I just read the review from the other parent. I want to say I have never received anything but a loving and caring attitude from the staff at Dr. Goldstein's office. I have three children who have all been with him since their first tooth. My son is 17 and still loves going there. He loved the fact that he could go in with the other kids and play while the hygienist or dentist handled everyone else. My other two children are 11 and 12 year old girls. The big room behind the locked door as referred to in the last review has all types of video games as well as other things to help the children relax. The door is also a glass door that you can see straight through. I have been back in that room on several occasions as well so I have been able to see the setup and know that those kids are well cared for. The atmosphere is so quiet for parents waiting because all the kids are in the back. I also know that when I tell my kids they have a dentist appointment they are excited to go rather than scared to death as I was when I was a child. I too remember the first time my son went there and finding out that the dr did not allow parents in the back. I was a little nervous but after the more than 16 year relationship I can say this is a first class PEDIATRIC dentist office that caters to its patients.
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 was a new patient at this office, my initial visit was wonderful. I scheduled and paid a deposit for a procedure that was to take place about a month after my visit. Four days before my procedure was scheduled, my husband had an emergency surgery. For obvious reasons, my appointment slipped my mind. When the office assistant called the day before to remind me of the appointment, I had completely forgotten about it. It was my first day back to work since my husband’s surgery and I was still getting my bearings. The office assistant said they have a 48 hour cancellation policy, but that she would speak to the manager to see if it could be waived given the circumstances. The assistant called me back later and advised me that the manager declined to waive the fee and said the $150 deposit would be applied to the $150 cancellation fee. I told the assistant that I didn’t have strength to argue about it, but that I would definitely not be a patient there any longer. I will not patronize any doctor or medical professional that does not understand a patient having an unforeseen medical emergency! What ever happened to good old fashioned customer service?
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.
Dr. Vallillo is an amazing dentist! His cosmetic work is by far the best I have seen in Orlando. I interviewed 7 top local dentists before choosing Dr. Vallillo to do my upper and lower restoration. Part of what impressed me about Dr. Vallillo is that he also understands functionality as well as the cosmetic aspect which is so important. I was initially nervous about the work looking natural, but the end result was something you would see from a top Hollywood dentist, just amazing work. I now get compliments on my &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;beautiful smile&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot; all the time and it has changed the way I feel about myself. Dr. Vallillo doesn't need to advertise, because his reputation speaks for itself. The staff is also very friendly and top notch. If you are looking for a smile makeover or you have restorative issues and you need an expert, look no further, Dr. Vallillo is the best out there.
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.