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The holiday festivities are over, but January doesn't have to be a drag. It's actually the best time to finish projects and organize your life – all while having a little fun.
107 Suncreek DrAllen, TX 75013
My son had a lot of issues, stemming from no Dental Insurance. The entire staff treated him like the most important customer. They also had a great understanding of our financial issues, and came up with a plan. The technician who took care of him was outstanding, and I forgot her name. So sorry…
777 Walter Reed Blvd Ste 200Garland, TX 75042
From Business: Dr. James B. Maddox is an established board certified otolaryngologist in Garland, Texas. An ear, nose, and throat physician treats all ages, ranging from infants to seniors. The expertise of an otolaryngologist can benefit patients with allergies, chronic ear infections, delayed speech caused by fluid in the ears, dizzine…
Serving the Plano Area
From Business: Texoma Medical Center (TMC) is an acute care hospital with a medical staff of more than 200 physicians. The main campus is located in Denison, Texas, approximately one hour north of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and just south of the Texas/Oklahoma border. In addition, Texoma Medical center operates a number of locations…
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…
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 …
8941 Coit RdPlano, TX 75024
From Business: MEDICAL DOCTOR'S OFFICE
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…
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…
4521 Medical Center DrMckinney, TX 75069
From Business: With more than 3 locations covering a 100-mile radius, DHAT provides health care services for the entire Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The provision of high quality, cost-effective patient care is the primary goal of DHAT physicians. By maintaining a staff of exceptional sub-specialists, DHAT is uniquely qualified to delive…
6450 Broadway BlvdGarland, TX 75043
From Business: Our Mission is to improve the Quality of Your Life. We are dedicated to helping you achieve your health objectives and keep you doing what you want to do in life. Life should be a positive journey, with the health and energy to work, play with the kids, participate in sports, spend time with friends and family, and then sl…
800 W Arbrook BlvdArlington, TX 76015
I was hurt at work and had been to about 11 doctors who said I had some problems but they couldn't help me. I was recommended to Dr. Rosenstein by a client of my husband's. I made an appointment, came in and heard the words I hadn't heard before. We can definitely help you. Tears rolled down…
2301 S Hampton Rd Ste 200Dallas, TX 75224
Dr. Boyd is one of the best doctors! As well and her Nurse Practitioner Aquia Ward. They cares about all their patients and the staff is great and very friendly. I had a great experience and not to mention she does surgeries. All the females in my family visit Dr. Boyd and love her. I would reco…
1200 Overlook TerFort Worth, TX 76112
I have been seen by Dr perl for over 7 years for a work comp injury. She has fought for me from day one. When they have Dr's insist nothings wrong she shows them proof and writes her essay to them. She is also very smart in other areas of the dr field. Would recommend and have recommended family…
399 W Campbell RdRichardson, TX 75080
From Business: Dr. Teska is a participating Medicare physician and a provider for most major managed care companies. Our office files insurance claims directly to these insurance companies as well as Medicare. New patients are welcome at our practice. Please refer to the New Patient Info page at www.drteska.com under the Office tab. Look…
2801 Bolton Boone Dr Ste 101Desoto, TX 75115
Excellent service!! Very professional staff. Went to get treated for allergies and was greeted by they're friendly staff. The doctor works wonders.. He is awesome.. glad that i made the choice in chosen Dr. Pflanzer as my allergy specialist.. i would recommend him any day..
The holiday festivities are over, but January doesn't have to be a drag. It's actually the best time to finish projects and organize your life – all while having a little fun.
We walked in for an appointment with my daughter and the first thing I noticed was Dr. Singh's frowning face. She asked for my ID and my daughter's insurance. I gave her my daughters insurance but my ID was left on my desk as I had been on the phone with insurance all morning and needed the number many times. I only had a copy on my phone. Before I had a chance to tell her this she began scolding me on why I didn't have my ID and asking if I drove there so she could tell me it was illegal to drive without my ID.Now, I have had some truely amazing, wonderful, caring doctors in my life as friends, family and working professionals. For this reason, we turned around and left, in a hurry. I have zero desire to have someone who begins scolding me on paperwork without so much as a "hello" in charge of my daughter's health. I do not believe that her mind is in the right place to do such important work if she can treat her patients this way. I understand going to this doctor if there is absolutley no one else available. But our experience here was with a very rude woman, not a professional.
This clinic provides very poor service. There are long wait times and I feel that the doctor does not spend enough time with me. Dr. Mehta is the dark, fat, lady with curly hair; she is so impatient is always in a hurry. I have decided to find another doctor because of this. Do not waste your time at this clinic, it is important that the patient feel comfortable with their doctor and this place doesn't cut it. There are other way more experienced and dedicated doctors out there you just have to find the right one and Dr. Mehta is definitely not the dedicated, experienced doctor that I am looking for.
Dr. Mehta is extremely unprofessional and rude. She is not compassionate to her patients ,in addition to that, during our meetings she interrupts our meetings by taking calls about other patients and discusses their private information in front of me this is a HIPPA violation and I will be reporting her. Do not visit her clinic there are other more experienced and professional doctors out there.
When my granddaughter was about 5 she had a terrible gravel scrap on her hand and her pediatrician recommended Dr Friedman. Not only did he do a marvelous job with McKenna but noticed that I had a keritosis on my nose. He romoved that. Now 12 years later my daughter, McKenna’s Mom, has an appointment and I’m assured that she too will have a positive result
Mr. Shadle never could diagnose my low testosterone. He diagnosed but never bothered to treat Bell's palsy in left side of face. He never gave me an injection to reverse it, leaving me permanently disfigured. I later got Bell's palsy right side of my face. I went to a real doctor who gave me an injection and it went away within a week. This man is just barely qualified to dig ditches. Anything more I don't think he can handle.Mr. Shadle was unable to diagnose my low testosterone. He diagnosed but never bothered to treat Bell's palsy in left side of face. He never gave me an injection to reverse it, leaving me permanently disfigured. I later got Bell's palsy right side of my face. I went to a real doctor who gave me an injection and it went away within a week. The left side of my face remains disfigured. This man is barely qualified to dig ditches. Anything more I don't think he can handle.
The Greatest. The Best Surgeon there is💞🙏. Thank you. I'm still Smiling.😀💞. Dr Jack, you're still talked about to anyone I meet if they talk about back pain.
DO NOT go here for Dysport. Product seems to be diluted and injector will sell you on needing more. Awful experience!
Each time I visit this clinic I am impressed with the friendly but professional manner in which I am treated.
As a new patient I completed and submitted all required medical forms, my Texas D.L., and medical insurance cards before my scheduled appointment in July, 2017. Upon arrival I was told the doctor was called away for an emergency at a hospital. So, I rescheduled for August 2, 2017 and arrived for appt. 30 minutes early. The receptionist told me that there was no paperwork on file for me. I'd have to do it all over again...very time-consuming forms. I walked out and booked an appointment for October with another ophthalmic surgeon in Bedford, instead of Plano. The receptionist at Dr. Ali's office did not even say, "I'm sorry we lost your documents." Very unprofessional. In my case, I'd prefer to wait for competence.
I suggest if you're coming to see this doctor...BEWARE of the crazy Dr's husband/manager. He does not refrain from harassing, cursing or threatening. I can NOT believe the service here! The gentlemen that answers the phone calls at the front claims to be the doctors husband - (saqib is the name). He was so rude over the phone. It was absolutely ridiculous. I was asking to get an appointment for my mother and I and he completely blew up on me when I asked him when would be the earliest appointment and if I had any other questions concerning my Gynocologist needs. He says it would be illegal for the doctor to answer any questions at the time of my appointment. Who says that? A doctor consultation appointment is when I have the right to speak to the doctor with my concerns. He says that's illegal. UNBELIEVABLE! When I asked for his name he refused to tell me his name and in return threatened me and hung up. When I called again for his name - he said very loudly that I was not allowed to be seen by the doctor and I can do whatever the "hell" I wanted. He said he was the manager of the doctor office and he was the doctors husband. Never will I deal with that again.
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.