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I am a single mother with 5 children facing health, financial, emotional and more challenges all at once. Desperate while seeking for help I made errors due to lack of information and no experiences. When I called the lawyers office to set up an appointment I had the blessing of talking to Tanya first. It was amazing that there was no judgment towards me, showing excellent listening skills even with my accent. She was very professional, caring, and at the same time, polite. She made me feel like if she knew me forever. When I met with her and Jeff the lawyer all I was doing is trying to get some information and see if there was a way to correct the errors I made due ignorance and to learn what kind of consequences I was about to face. They took my case. They have taken care of me step by step in an amazing and wonderful way. A lot of professionals are hungry for money and want money, but there are only a few who truly care for their client. To tell you the truth, it is not truly about me but the well being of my children in the process of everything I’ve been facing. Jeff, Tanya and the staff have been honest, professional, and caring. They don’t say it but they show it. This is great!!! I recommend for you to give yourself an opportunity to meet them and trust that they will do what is the right and best for you and your family. No, I am not being paid by anyone to say these words which are even better. A lot of businesses pay to get great feedback, but they don’t.Saying thank you is not enough, but showing appreciation in every way possible is what I am trying to do by sharing my experience with you. Not only that, but I am telling you that you will be in great hands if you allow them to help you through this process.
I had the opportunity to be a client of George "Dutch" Anderson , of the Dan Newlin Law Office. I was in a auto accident, and he personally kept me updated on every aspect of my case. He never let me feel alone in the process. He even kept my file in his office so he could update it when needed.When my husband first contacted him, he was confident that Mr. Anderson, would give my case all the time it took to follow me and my medical issues. After the accident I returned to my home state of New York. Even though my accident happen in Orlando while I was there on business, Mr. Anderson made arrangements for me to been seen by doctors in my local area, on Long Island. I was hospitalized a few times in NY and under specialized care . Mr Anderson followed up with my Doctors in NY, to make sure all my medical needs were cared for.We moved to Florida, shortly after the accident, Mr..Anderson provided me with Doctors to look after my medical care. He made sure that my Social Security Disability was filed and accepted.When I had a question, Mr. Anderson, he would have the answers I needed. I never had the need of an Attorney before, and being disabled because of a car accident, made it a scary experience. He treated me in a kind and professional manner.My son was also in the accident, and he was represented by Mr. Anderson as well. Since my son was a resident of Florida, Mr. Anderson made sure all my son's medical needs were cared for. The accident was not my son's fault as we were hit by an Airport Rent a Car van, that come over to our lane.Just the thought, that my life changed in one second, showed me the need to rely on an Attorney. Mr. Anderson was the right choice for me and my son.Carolee Kaufold
I'm very happy to give a great review!! I was in a car accident on Thanksgiving evening 2016. Nobody plans on getting in a car accident, especially getting injured! Throughout the years I've heard some new horror stories from friends and family members of mine that have dealt with other lawyers and had really bad experiences. Being tossed around from lawyer to lawyer, lawyers not answering phone calls and ultimately not getting the settlement they deserved. Naturally I was worried but I was referred to go to Dan Newlon. Dan Newlin himself called me and right away I felt comfort and I knew I would be in good hands! Dan Newlin appointed me one of his top lawyers Melissa Lewis. I can't tell you how amazing she was... Not only was Melissa professional & knowledgeable but she went above and beyond to answer all my questions & always answered my calls. If she did miss my call she would always call me back that day even if she was in between meetings, picking the kids up from school or cooking dinner at home on a Sunday. ; ) Melissa Lewis was more than I could have asked for in a lawyer not only did she get me a great settlement for my case but no questions were left unanswered and I feel I left this whole experience with one more friend ! I am so thankful I chose Dan Newlin & Associates to represent me ! Seriously thank you guys from the bottom of my heart !❤
My review for them:Amazing experience from start to finish. I was mostly in contact with Ashlye's paralegal Courtney and Courtney was so sweet! She was very friendly and professional. She took the time to get to know me a little bit. I loved the fact that when she would call me we would talk about my case but she would also throw in things like "How's your new baby girl?", or "How are you doing?" She wasn't intrusive at all in the least bit. I really enjoyed knowing that not only was my case important to them; I was also important to the firm. I was always updated. Never left in the dark about things, which I really appreciated. Now what really amazed me after an agreement was reached, was how much work was put in to make sure I got the most money. They searched for discounts and other things to bring my portion up a lot higher than it would have been. They went above and beyond on that because reglardess they were getting their portion. They could have left it as it was but they didn't. They kept fighting for me even after the agreement was reached. I really hope I never have another injury again, but God forbid if I do, Dan Newlin will always be my go to! 100% recommend!!
I was hurt on the job through no fault of my own. I was hit by a car while standing by my vehicle. An elderly woman backed right into me. She didn’t even bother to look. Shortly after the accident, I received a call from her insurance company. Then they showed up at my house, even taking pictures. I was scared and immediately reached out to a lawyer. I researched auto accident firms online and was very impressed with what I read about the Law Firm of Michael T. Gibson. The personal experiences he endured with his grandmother and mother’s car accident really drew me to his firm. He could relate to what I was going through and brought a real passion to the process. The accident robbed me of the ability to drive a truck- which was my livelihood. I sustained a broken leg, serious damage to my hip and ACL. These injuries have confined me to a wheelchair and a walker. I still have several surgeries to go, but throughout the entire process the law firm has been there for me every step of the way. Always giving me timely updates on my case, and fighting for me against all odds. They always went the extra mile for me- particularly Luz, Jen and Syd!
I was rear-ended on 1-4, went to the emergency room, and laid around the house in pain for days until my dad said to hire an attorney. I contacted the Law Offices of Dan Newlin by e-mail on their website, and almost immediately I received a phone call from Attorney Ryan Rhyce. Then things changed for me. First, the law firm knows the best places to go for treatment. Second, I could focus on getting better while Attorney Rhyce negotiated with the insurance company. Trust me, negotiating with insurance companies is extremely difficult. For those of you who have been in a car accident and are looking on the Internet trying to decide whether to hire an attorney, call Attorney Ryan Rhyce. He is honest, and you can trust him. He watches his e-mail all the time, and it’s sometimes scary how fast he responds (for quite a while I have suspected there are two of him). You will be in good hands. Don’t try to evaluate whether or not you need an attorney. Attorney Rhyce will give you an honest opinion. Please call him. There is no need to suffer in pain on the sofa.
Realiable, prompt, extremely great customer service and solid commitment to the client, I've experienced nothing but the best from the best from my attorney Tara Tamoney; she was with me every step of the way. Rather it be by phone or email, Tara was prompt in returning phone calls and answering emails; she always made herself available to answer any questions I had pertaining to my case. She truly cared about me as her client. She was informative and she kept me aware of everything that was going on from the very first day to the close of my case. Often she would check on me; she was positive and confident throughout the entire process. Being so impressed with the professionalism of Tara, I've already started referring others to her. If you're looking for quality service from a genuine person producing positive results, look no further, Tara Tamoney is a great attorney; the Law Offices of Dan Newlin is the right place for you. I most definitely recommend her services.
I was involved in two car accidents back-to-back. I had heard very positive things about the Law Firm of Michael T. Gibson and decided to give their office a call. Prior to the first accident, I had never been in a car accident before. Dealing with the insurance company, selecting the right doctors to go to for my injuries was all foreign to me. I worked closely with Jennifer throughout the process and she could not have been more sweet and caring when it came to my situation. It’s hard to believe they had other clients with the amount of care and attention they gave to me! Any question I had was answered promptly. Their entire office is extremely helpful, everything is done in a timely manner. With my second accident, there was no doubt as to who I would call. That accident was more severe and Jennifer did an amazing job getting me the settlement I deserved. I always refer them to anyone involved in a car accident and will continue to do so. A.W.
We used Nayef Mubarak of NeJame Law Firm in Orlando for my green card case. I am a citizen of Venezuela and entered to United States in 2012 on a J1 Visa subject to the 2 year home residency requirement. After obtaining my second J1 Visa I married my husband and we contacted Nayef to help us. Gay marriage is fairly new in the US and we found Nayef to be very caring, accepting, experienced, and knowledgeable, therefore this is why we chose him as our lawyer. Attorney Mubarak helped us obtain an I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative) a waiver for the 2 year rule home residency requirement and finally a Green Card. Before our AOS interview and our last day with Nayef he did a good job comforting and ensuring us on such an important day. He was successful in preparing all the above applications and all of them were approved without any issues. We highly recommend Nayef Mubarak, especially to gay couples in a binational relationship with the same case as ours
Mr Dan Newlin and his staff Melissa Lewis were excellent people to handle my case and they were very very very professional caring and went the extra mile to make sure that I was taking care of medically and was checking on me and make sure that I was okay if I ever got in another accident I don't have to look for anyone all I can have to do is call the best attorneys handling medical issues for accidents Dan Newlin and his partners excellent excellent job and I want to thank Melissa Lewis and the private investigators and the medical staff that helped me along the way thank you very much and I approve this message. It was very unfortunate that my mother recently was involved in an accident and I did not hesitate to have her call Dan Newlin and his Partners to handle her case and her issues with her accident and they have show her the up most respect and giving her confidence and they will assist her throughout her process as well thank you
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.