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I joined rapid fitness about 3 years ago at one point it was 1 of the finest gyms in the area this sadly has changed in the last 6 months the staff has changed completely it would appear now that if you're a caucasian male over the age of 25 your not relevant and invisible 3 female staff members at the front desk cannot remember a simple question or task the moment they turn around to begin addressing it, twice she turned back and said I'm sorry can I help you my reply was I just asked you a question and you turned around I assumed to address my concern only to completely forget to turn around and ask me again as if I was a completely different person and say oh I'm sorry I didn't see you csn i help you not to forget to mention it must of been payday becsuse the of the complaining about how hard they have to work snd their check sucks. now lets talk about the black guys use the locker roim as a club house african american man apparently on the down low you can expect to be proposition or if you're taking a shower expect to be followed into the shower stall honestly I'm not even sure if on the weekends management is on site it is disgusting sadly I'm sure it won't be long before this great gym goes out of business
I never thought that getting a Vasectomy would be so much fun! I know it sounds crazy, but after watching all 9 of DR. Monteith's instructional videos I felt more knowledgeable about Vasectomies than most of the population. The whole experience, from the website, to the apportionment, to meeting the staff, to the immaculate facility, to how modern everything was, to how amicable the Dr. was; EVERYTHING was incredible! But here's why you are reading this review; NO, there was NO PAIN!! Biting my tongue is 100 times worse than what I experienced during and after my Vasectomy. In fact, the most "uncomfortable" part was when the Dr. had to "feel" me to find where to apply the anesthetic spray. I followed all instructions and had no sexual activity for 2 days. on the 3rd day I was completely back to normal (yes, it felt great!) By day 10 I couldn't even find the small incision!! I totally recommend this practice!!
I woke up early to see what time capital urgent care opened today and started reading these reviews. I have been going here for years. If you are not sick enough to go to the emergency room but can't get into see your personal provider, this is the perfect place to go. The nurses and Dr.s are quick and professional, just the way I want them to be. If you want to go somewhere where you sit in the over decorated waiting room for 2 hours to see a Dr, that wants to ask you a million questions and then tell you to see your regular physician, don't go here! This facility is clean and quick! Every time I have gone in the past 5 years, they have taken excellent care of me and charged me less than my personal provider. Thank you,Lisa
First Impressions are important. Very busy staff, impolite and not professional. I had an unpaid balance of $9. over 3 yrs ago and i wasn't aware until i had a dr visit. Then was told they don't send out bill notices under $10 and i couldn't be seen until it was paid. After being a loyal patient for over 10 yrs all i ask was why they couldn't inform me prior to my visit. I was told they were understaff and it's not their policy to make patient/customer aware of balance until they arrive at the office. Very inconsiderate and inconvient. No apolgy given. Good Dr, but service is horrible. Took my service eleswhere and very pleased!
I have trusted Dr. Brower with my chiropractic care since 1998 when I had a pinched nerve. He has restored my hipps and neck several times to a pain-free state. I have sent my husband and my mother to him with excellent results. My mother is on a fixed income and says he is very affordable, even when she had no insurance. I plan to start my 15 year old daughter this week. The staff always remembers me, even if I have been away for more than a year.
I love the personal training machine! The monitor in front tells me exactly what I need and it's tailored to my specific program! No more needing to remember what routine to follow and what weight to start with. Even if I miss a week, it picks back up right where I left off! The trainers are personable and give you guidance only when you want or need it! I would recommend everyone giving it a try-out today!
Best Spa in the Triangle. I recently moved from Manhattan where I had a a spa I loved. Well, I love Blue Water Spa even more. I was quite surorised ro find this level of expertise and service in Raleigh. My favorite treatmemts are Botox and laser skin tightening. I highly recommend this spa to anyone and everyone looking for execellence in medical spa services.
I was in constant and persistent pain and looked forward to back surgery for some relief from lower back pain that went all the way down my left leg. I had to take pain pills to do normal activities. Now I am nearly pain free. Thanks to Dr. Buttram and his staff for their professionalism. I am so happy I had the surgery. Dot Jackson
My doc, Lyman Smith, and his team have been lifesavers for me. Going above and beyond what a normal team would do. Fighting with insurance for my rights instead of making me do it, getting me medicine comped by a drug company when Aetna refused to pay for it. I' don't know what I would do without them taking such good care of me.
I really enjoyed my time here. The staff was always nice. I received great care. Never had long wait times. I was able to attend free health classes. They helped me submit all documentations for my auto accident and offered lawyers for me us. I would use them 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.