Physicians And Surgeons in Salisbury, NC

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1. Salisbury Psychiatric Associates

427 W Innes StSalisbury, NC 28144

(704) 637-5151
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2. Piedmont Interventional Pain C

320 Jake Alexander Blvd W Ste 103Salisbury, NC 28147

(704) 797-0065

Dr. Wilson and staff have always been extremely kind and courteous during my visits. The practice is ran in a more than acceptable manner in a very…

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Salisbury Pediatric Associates, P.A.

3. Salisbury Pediatric Associates, P.A.

129 Woodson StSalisbury, NC 28144

(704) 636-5576

From Business: At Salisbury Pediatric Associates, PA, we know that from birth through the teenage years, your child undergoes many changes. We're here to help you navigate the j…

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4. Rowan Family Physician

650 Julian RdSalisbury, NC 28147

(704) 637-0640

I need a Dr that can help me when I need medical help that is what they are there for now I am stuck with any medical help ( unles I go to ER) they …

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5. Donna R Childress MD

611 Mocksville AveSalisbury, NC 28144

(704) 633-7220
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Whitaker, Robert N, MD

6. Whitaker, Robert N, MD

330 Jake Alexander Blvd W Ste 101Salisbury, NC 28147

(704) 637-5668
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7. Novant Health Salisbury Surgical Associates

911 W Henderson St Ste 410Salisbury, NC 28144

(704) 637-2750

Dr. Cekada refuses to see patients whose insurance is in transition even though the patient is covered. He asks for money "up front" from…

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8. Farrington CM MD

401 Mocksville AveSalisbury, NC 28144

(704) 637-1123

If i told my best friend about this company;i would say they r the most caring people.They don't just see you as money ;they want to help and really…

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Centralina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Inc

9. Centralina Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Inc

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BBB Rating: A+

400 Mocksville Ave Ste ASalisbury, NC 28144

(704) 633-6044

I would recommend him to everyone. Dr. Furr is a caring and passionate doctor.

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10. Charlotte Eye Ear Nose and Throat Associates

530 Corporate CirSalisbury, NC 28147

(704) 637-0158

From the friendly and knowledgeable reception personnel to the knowledgeable nurses and Dr. Dorton; these people exuded professionalism and caring. …

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Dr. Yuthapong Sukkasem, MD

11. Dr. Yuthapong Sukkasem, MD

310 Statesville BlvdSalisbury, NC 28144

(704) 636-5326

He is a great dr.Nice and sober.great help

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12. Northlake Nephology P

310 Statesville Blvd Ste 2Salisbury, NC 28144

(704) 797-0570

Highly recommended as an answer to solving high BP issues. Fighting this thing for 20 years and never knew what controlled my BP until now. Dr Salma…

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13. Smalls-Stokes, Sheila M, MD

1910 Jake Alexander Blvd WSalisbury, NC 28147

(704) 633-7213

The phone number on this page is wrong!!!

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14. The Pain Relief Centers

1035 Lincolnton RdSalisbury, NC 28144

(704) 637-5767

I don't understand why people are saying that this office is horribly ran. I have had nothing but very professional experience at every visit. The …

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15. Rowan Primary Care

1406 W Innes StSalisbury, NC 28144

(704) 639-0407

I really like this doctor office they really listen and empathise with any problem you maybe haveing. They have been really patient.

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16. Salisbury Ob/Gyn

135 Mocksville Ave Ste 1Salisbury, NC 28144

(704) 645-9200

Absolute WORST OB/Gyn office I have ever been to! Didn't take my complaint seriously, don't value your time, staff is VERY unfriendly! As a member o…

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17. Carolina Spine & Hand Center PA

1809 Brenner Ave Ste 102Salisbury, NC 28144

(704) 636-4646

HAD AN APPT THIS MORNING TOOK MONEY TOOK MY BLOOD PRESSURE THAN SHE SAID THEY WAS CLOSING LIKE GOING OUT OF BUSINESS ' HURTI…

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18. Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute-Salisbury Pediatric Cardio

129 Woodson StSalisbury, NC 28144

(704) 403-2860

From Business: For more than 50 years, Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute has provided comprehensive cardiovascular care to pediatric patients throughout the Carolinas.

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19. Bengur, Ahmet, MD

129 Woodson StSalisbury, NC 28144

(704) 403-2860

From Business: Dr. Bengur, located in Salisbury, NC, specializes in Pediatric Cardiology at Carolinas HealthCare System.

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20. Cook, Amanda, MD

129 Woodson StSalisbury, NC 28144

(704) 403-2860

From Business: Dr. Cook, located in Salisbury, NC, specializes in Pediatric Cardiology at Carolinas HealthCare System.

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21. Dr. James J. Mazur

322 Mocksville AveSalisbury, NC 28144

(704) 636-7015

From Business: Podiatrist James Mazur, DPM is committed to increasing his patients’ quality of life by providing excellent foot and ankle care. With two rural locations in Salis…

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22. Mid Carolina Cardiology

911 W Henderson St Ste 230Salisbury, NC 28144

(704) 633-9620

From Business: Founded in 1988, Mid Carolina Cardiology is one of the largest cardiovascular groups in North Carolina and South Carolina. It provides personalized cardiovascular…

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23. Novant Health Farrington Family Medicine

860 Jake Alexander Blvd WSalisbury, NC 28147

(704) 637-1123

From Business: The Farrington Family Medical Center is a provider of health services in Salisbury in North Carolina. The center specializes in family practice, internal medicine…

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24. Simmons III, Benjamin, MD

340 Jake Alexander Blvd WSalisbury, NC 28147

(704) 403-6240

From Business: Dr. Simmons III, located in Salisbury, NC, specializes in Urgent Care at Carolinas HealthCare System.

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25. Coffin, Kealin, NP

340 Jake Alexander Blvd WSalisbury, NC 28147

(704) 403-6240

From Business: Dr. Coffin, located in Salisbury, NC, specializes in Family Medicine at Carolinas HealthCare System.

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26. Northeast Endocrinology-Salisbury

340 Jake Alexander Blvd WSalisbury, NC 28147

(704) 403-8320

From Business: NorthEast Endocrinology, located in Salisbury NC, offers comprehensive treatments to improve the quality of life for our patients.

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27. Dr. Erlinda B Abella, MD

118 N Ellis StSalisbury, NC 28144

(704) 637-5401
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28. Tedrow, Umpai P, DO

628 W Innes StSalisbury, NC 28144

(704) 637-8040
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29. Smith, David N

300 N Fulton St # 14Salisbury, NC 28144

(704) 633-0923
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30. Rowan Prime Care

125 W Kerr StSalisbury, NC 28144

(704) 637-5809
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Dr. Allison is friendly enough. However, even with an appointment you'll find yourself waiting anywhere from 45 minutes to and hour and a half to see him. If you call in to get a prescription refilled, he will consistently take his sweet time to refill it. I'm talking up to a week. He doesn't seem to have an interest in finding out what is really going on with a patient, and I am tired of doctors like this. DO NOT GO TO DR. ALLISON.

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If i told my best friend about this company;i would say they r the most caring people.They don't just see you as money ;they want to help and really get to the problem at hand and figure out the best way to help and fix the problem .They don't just say ok ;i think u may have this problem or that problem they look at all kinds of options to reall help u gget better;no matter what medical or non medical problems you may have.The nurses at Farrington Family Medical Center are so sweet and caring.They take the time to talk to you and ask all the questions needed to help the dr.s and staff give you the proper treatment needed for u.Thanks so much for the caring you give;to help people fix their medical and non medical needs.Thanks Brandy Dillard

Did You Know?

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.

Different Types of Physicians

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:

General Practitioner
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.

Cardiologist
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.

Dentist
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.

Dermatologist
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.

ENT
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.

OB/GYN
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.

Choosing a Physician

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.

Choosing a Surgeon

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

Compatibility Factor
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.

Expertise Level
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.

Understanding Your Insurance

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.

Setting Your Appointment

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.

Risks

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.

Aftercare

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.

Recovery and Follow-up

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.