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3060 Communications Pkwy Ste 100Plano, TX 75093
From Business: Dallas Minimally Invasive Spine specializes in full endoscopic spine procedures and the comprehensive treatment of disorders and diseases of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, including musculoskeletal problems, disc problems and degenerative conditions, spinal deformities, fractures and tumors. We offer complete man…
3151 W 15th StPlano, TX 75075
From Business: The health professionals at Adams Health Center will heal your pain issues, not just mask them with prescriptions. Come in today to experience natural healing. Our Doctors have over 40 years of combined experience treating patients with a wide range of spinal problems. Here at Adams Health Center our Doctors utilize the Go…
8941 Coit Rd Ste 100Plano, TX 75024
6100 Windhaven PkwyPlano, TX 75093
From Business: Dermatologist - Plano, TX and Flower Mound,TX Welcome! My name is Michael McGuiness. I have been a dermatologist in Plano, Texas with Plano Dermatology since 1996. Starting in November of 2010, I will also have an office in Flower Mound, Texas. My practice concentrates primarily on patients from adolescence to adulthood. T…
4100 W 15th StPlano, TX 75093
From Business: Dermatologists are physicians (medical doctors) specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the skin and its appendages. There are medical and surgical sides to the specialty. Dermatologic surgeons practice skin cancer surgery and removal of growths and lesions. Dermatologists also diagnose and treat people …
4100 W 15th StPlano, TX 75093
Pleasantly surprised with the very professional approach towards me from the initial appointment setup, registration, checkups, doctor's examination and the payment settlement. Very satisfied with everything - granted that my needs were modest.I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Golden.
6020 W Parker Rd Ste 240Plano, TX 75093
From Business: The physicians at Texas Orthopaedic Associates are among the most highly trained and experienced in the demanding disciplines of orthopedics and sports medicine. Our physicians are board certified, hold degrees from leading universities and medical schools, and have received some of the world’s most prestigious medical fel…
7000 W Plano PkwyPlano, TX 75093
From Business: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is one of the nation's leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopedic conditions and sports injuries, as well as certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. Patients receive treatment regardless of the family's ability to pay. For mor…
6101 Chapel Hill Blvd Ste 101Plano, TX 75093
I recently went to Dr. Lam’s office for Sculptra. Everything was fantastic. I found Dr. Lam on Google, and he was the only one I needed to have a consultation with. Dr. Lam is an honest, wonderful man and a true artist. His office staff is also warm and helpful. I have always been happy with his…
5930 W Parker Rd Ste 700Plano, TX 75093
I'm sad to hear certain reviews for this Dr. He has been by FAR the best that I've seen. I have been to several Endocrinologists in the past and I've never met one with such good bedside manners, medical knowledge and a very reliable staff. I have been seeing Dr. Sheldon now for almost 7 years.…
5425 W Spring Creek Pkwy Ste 280Plano, TX 75024
The most unprofessional practice. I called and scheduled an appointment as a new patient. They called back and rescheduled my appointment three times to different days and times. I finally asked them to cancel the appointment and I will go somewhere else. Also each time they call to reschedule,…
4100 W 15th St Ste 114Plano, TX 75093
If you are looking fora Dr who really cares and wants to help you, this is your man. Dr Gartenberg will help you to find out what's the problem and will not stop until he finds the solution. Very nice staff and always helpful.
5941 Dallas PkwyPlano, TX 75093
From Business: Doctors:Ladan Bakhtari, M.D.David E. Garza, M.D.Linda S. Bang, M.D.Manish Desai, M.D.Karin Bergman, M.D.Debbie Rushing, PA-CService Provided:Physicals/Annual Exams (sports physicals, etc) Well Woman Exams/Pap smears/Contraceptive management Acute Care (upper respiratory infections, bladder infections, sprains, etc) Chronic…
6200 W Parker RdPlano, TX 75093
From Business: Briant G. Herzog, MD, , gynecology, infertility and laser aesthetic medicine. He has served the Plano, Frisco, McKinney and Allen areas of North Texas since 1991. Dr. Herzog received his Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude in 1974, from the University of Utah and completed his medical degree at the University of Utah College of…
2520 N Central Expy Ste 100Richardson, TX 75080
I met the doctor years ago when she was in the Plano Road clinic.I have been so pleased with the care, her attention to detail and compassion she has shown. When I moved my elderly parents to the Dallas area, I recommended this doctor to them. My mother thanks me every day.Now, as jobs and insur…
7500 San Jacinto PlPlano, TX 75024
I have been to many doctors over the years and no one was so through and caring. Dr. Mech is one of the few doctors who treat patients in an integrated way to look at all of the factors that he can in order to help me recover.
3108 Midway Rd Ste 102Plano, TX 75093
I had the SmartSkin CO2 procedure on my face with PRP (plasma from my blood that rejuvenates cells). The procedure didn't take long at all, and I had only minimal discomfort around the hairline and jaw. Just so you can get an idea about my background - I am fair skinned with brown hair/blue eye…
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We needed an ear, nose and throat specialist, but the wait at our HMO was two weeks. What now? An emergency room seemed like overk…
This doctor and staff have treated me very well. I was very lost after a head injury and had multiple problems that were incorrectly diagnosed or just not treated by other places. Head injury patients get shuffled around the system in a very poor fashion because when your brain doesn't work you cannot figure out what to do or where to go or how to get help and find things. I have been through many things after my injury and do not believe I would be alive today without the help of this doctor and her staff. One thing that I think I have noticed is that she expects you to try and improve and take care of your health better and if you are trying more it seems she will focus more energy into helping you improve all aspects of your health. She helped me find other specialists who can help with more specifics of my condition such as a cognitive rehab therapist and sleep study etc as well as providing her own treatment. She also previously fixed a stomach issue that had eluded one of the major hospitals and a doctor rated as best in Dallas by Observer Magazine. Excellent doctor the only catch is that I think she puts more effort into the patients that put more effort into themselves so expect to be serious about your health.
I needed a primary care physician and was told this was a good group. I had one visit last year, which was less then satisfactory - the doctor doesn't do exams below the waist so I still had to find a different doctor to complete my long overdue annual exam. I don't need a doctor often, and because I needed an annual exam, thought I'd try it again.I waited 45 minutes for the doctor, asked 3 times how much longer, and finally had to leave. Their website says to let them know if you're going to be late so they can reschedule. The doctor billed my insurance company for a visit. I called them and explained I had seen the doctor and they need to submit a correction. Agreed. My insurance company has been trying to reach them for a week to fix this and because there is only one number for the whole group, no attendant, they're working on it.And today to add insult to injury, I got a bill for $25.00 to send my records to my new doctor who can keep a schedule.Unless you have time on your hands, willing to pay for services not rendered, run to the nearest exit.
I would recommend Dr. Komenda to anyone looking for a family doctor. First and most importantly I trust him. I get very anxious when going to the doctor and he is very calming. He is a very good listener, doesn't hurry me and spends time answering my questions and making certain I understand what is going on with my health. He cares about my overall health and does a great job in getting me the best care when I need a referral for a specialist. He makes the referral process easy. He stays current on all the new stuff in medicine. He is sharp and very intelligent. He always makes certain our prescriptions and the medicines we are taking are all the right ones needed. He doesn't push pills on us. He finds ways to address our medical needs without just putting a quick-fix with a script. He is quick to get back to us on any blood work or test we have. He has great follow up. He takes care of our family.
I was seen for emergency care, the staff, techs, and nurses were outstanding. They explained everything, and answered my questions with kindness and patience. I've since been back 3 more times for treatment and couldn't be more pleased with the care I've received. I've never waited longer then 10 minutes and the receptionist let me know what was going on. After my eyes were dilated and numbed, they took me to another waiting room wher I waited for 5 minutes (at the most). Dr. Robert Torti is the best!! He's very knowledgeable and has a gentle touch!! I will only go here for my retinal eye care! I have regained more than 95% of my sight in my affected eye!
I have been working and referral clients to Dr. Mehta for the past few years. She is compassion and caring when it comes to her patients. I believed in her philosophy as she once said to her patient, "I will get you what you NEED and not what you WANT." Dr. Mehta and her staff deal with the needs of people of all kinds of cultures, personalities, commitments and appearances and they did it so well with integrity, concern, and respect! Awesome practice! I would recommend Psychiatric Medical Associates in Plano to anyone who need help and have the courage to start the first step.
Dr. Maale is nothing short of wonderful! She performed surgery I needed on both eyelids and everything turned out to be precisely as she had explained to me that it would be. Her staff is simply one of the friendliest, most professional, and helpful, one might ever hope for and provides very good care as well. I give she and her entire staff, the highest possible marks in every way and am grateful to all of them!
I'm sorry Donald had a bad experience but my experience with Dr. Walsh was very positive. She caught something during my exam that 2 other gynos never found and now i know what's wrong and why i have been having the health problems that i have been having for 3 years. I'm am so happy to finally know what's wrong so i can do something about it instead of playing the guessing game i have been playing.
EXCELLENT service. AWESOME wait times WONDERFUL bedside manner. This is a woman that cares about her profession and the children. Every visit I made she always remembered both of my children and remembered their problems previous. I highly recommend Akbar as your doctor not to mention the office is super adorable.
Dr Lenora is an amazing doctor,she was my doctor when I had my baby 11/21/2014 in medical center plano,I was in labour and didn't dilate and she did the Cesarean section,I ran into my son's birth certificate and couldn't help myself but come look for her online and say thank you. God bless you Lenora
Hello Everyone,As a doctor, he is good doctor, but my problem is with his stuff, they have ZERO communication and their timing is ZERO, he need to work on his stuff and work harder with communication not by send a wrong address and wrong time to his patients.
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.