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7515 Grissom RdSan Antonio, TX 78251
I am a medical student who was trying to get a few of my supplies for my class. I bought the taylor percussion hammer, babinski telescoping reflex hammer,ekg aliper, gniometer, medimeter, cardiometer, tuning fork,kelly forceps,dissection kit, standard pocket otoscope, penlight,infrared thermomet…
7950 Floyd Curl Dr Ste 300San Antonio, TX 78229
She is soooo easy going. She explains things so clearly. Her experience is wild...she can read what is going on by the sentences you start. She makes you laugh when you are feeling nervous, but does not come on too strong or "fakey". She is WONDERFUL.
7950 Floyd Curl DrSan Antonio, TX 78229
I've been going to Lone Star OB/GYN since my second pregnancy back in Feb 08 and have fallen in love with the doctors and staff. They are very punctual when it comes to getting you in close to your appointment time. (Obviously they will run late if your doctor had an emergency surgery or somethi…
104 Gallery Cir Ste 114San Antonio, TX 78258
I had an allergic reaction when stung by a wasp.I waited less than 30 minutes to be seen by a courteous staff. Dr. Gogu was just as courteous. It more than makes up for the 5 hour wait last time I went to the ER:)
19223 StonehueSan Antonio, TX 78258
Thanks! Dr. Yvonne Lai is wonderful! I went to North Central Urgent Care on recommendation from friends. I have to say the staff was great. The doctor demonstrated care and professionalism. I had seen two physicians at other facilities and neither could properly diagnose why I was in so much…
11403 Oconnor Rd Ste 108San Antonio, TX 78233
From Business: We are dedicated to providing smart health care to those families with: Health Savings Accounts (HSA) - Discount Health Cards - Major Health Plans (Credentialing Pending)
7950 Floyd Curl DrSan Antonio, TX 78229
From Business: Welcome to the online home of San Antonio Skin & Cancer Clinic. Our professional and courteous staff has expertise in the care of skin and we treat and diagnose diseases found on the skin. We are located in San Antonio, Texas and we proudly serve patients throughout the surrounding communities. We provide personalized serv…
525 Oak Centre Dr Ste 200San Antonio, TX 78258
My wanted to research whether I really need laser spine surgery San Antonio after being told by my primary physician. This center I discovered online will give me a second opinion and they explain how I can be helped without having surgery. I made an appointment with them. I anticipate it will b…
5107 Medical DrSan Antonio, TX 78229
Dr. Akhrass has always been a great doctor and I've been coming to the clinic for about ten years now. But times and the quality of care have changed. The wait times for scheduled appointments are usually 1-2 hours. So if you're scheduled to be seen at 2:00 pm, you can almost guarantee that you …
1303 Mccullough Ave Ste 135San Antonio, TX 78212
This is not a medical practice. This is where you go if you have an STD or an obesity related disability. If you are interested in your health, have a job, really don't have all day to sit around a filthy noisy waiting room, and speak English go elsewhere. I waited 105 minutes and left--even som…
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There are a lot of medical device companies in san antonio but we choose to give my business to this dme provider as our friends used them before and they liked this medical equipment supplier a lot and have recommended it to us as well when we were in need of one. This medical equipment store carries products from mckesson, medline , pedifix, FLA orthopedic products, JOBST compression stockings and so on. We needed a few medical supplies so we walked into this medical supply store to get a raised toilet seat with arms, bath and shower chair with padded seat and also have rented a full electric medical bed with hospital bed mattress and bed rails. They have these products in display as well so you can get a feel of these products before you buy it or rent them. We also got some miscellaneous wound care supplies such as the bandage dressing, wound care cleaning products such as gauze, medical tape, wound dressing supplies. We have also got the hammer toe products from pedifix, they also have a vast product line of foot care products as well in display. We were also interested in bathroom rails, wheelchair cushions and some safety products but we had spent a lot than we have anticipated for, so we would make a trip back in the next few days to get more medical products from them. They were very friendly and have given us a lot of insight on the medical products we needed. We would definitely use this dme company in the future again as well. The only reason why we did this review because our friends who recommended us this place said that they initially had a bad time with a medical supply company before so we thought it would be helpful for others who are in need of medical supply products for there family. Thank you Primo Medical!
I bought my new portable cpap machine at this cpap supply store in San Antonio. I bought my old cpap which is resmed airsense 10 from an online store and it was under warranty but I had to send it back and it took a few days for the cpap to be fixed. I had torrid nights sleeping without my cpap machine. I was annoyed with them. A friend of mine then referred me to primo medical supplies he said he had an issue with his fisher paykel cpap machine. Then he took his cpap machine to them and they have provided him with a alternative cpap machine for no additional charge until his machine has been fixed. That was so nice of them, he said. We pay a few extra dollars at this medical equipment stores than online stores but if they are taking care of us when we have problems.I would stick to these small businesses itself. I don't make my money in a easy way so I would love to save every bit of it but for my medical needs or anyone's health needs. I would recommend people to stick to these medical supply stores who help there neighbors and take care of them. Even though the transcend cpap machine is cheaper online I got it from this store as friend is completely satisfied with them. I endorse this store to anyone who needs medical supplies in San Antonio. Go primo!!!
Portable Oxygen concentrators are hard to find in san antonio. I came across this medical equipment rental place last year when i had a family emergency. I had to rent a portable oxygen concentrator as my oxygen saturation levels are not good at higher altitudes. I constantly monitor it using a finger pulse oximeter which is very handy. Anyways, i had rented the portable oxygen concentrator from this medical supply store a few times now. It is very easy to use and light weight. I had rented the Inogen G2, Inogen G3 , simply go by respironics and oxilife independence portable concentrators for my trips. I liked the Inogen G3 as it is easy to carry around. The Oxilife independence and simply go concentrators do continuos flow and pluse flow. Initially , i needed one with continuous flow rate so i had to rent those but now all i need is a pulse flow. I had a hard time initially when i had to research on the portable oxygen concentrators. So, i am also posting the pictures that i have, so that way it would be helpful for familys and users who are new to oxygen. One last thing they also had airsep focus concentrator it was very compact but can only do 2 liters pulse i.e was not suitable to me. Hope my review helps the familys and users of the oxygen machines.
HI my name is Benita and I am currently the office manger here at Children's Night Clinic and I would like to clear up some false information that I see above. OK first off we DO take community first Medicaid so rodriguez1984 I do not know where you got that info but it is wrong. And as far as us not seeing fever and breathing problems that is another false statement almost every patient that comes to our clinic has a fever as one of their symptoms so to say we do not see patients with fever is not true, and we always see patients with breathing problem asthma is one of the main illnesses we see here. Now of course if a patient comes in and it is almost closing time with a high fever and/or is asthmatic with trouble breathing that is the only time we would refer to the emergency room because we would not have enough time to clear the patient up and/or run any test if necessary. I advise anyone thinking of bringing their child to our clinic to call us rather than going off reviews because not all statements made on a review are accurate as proven here. Thank You and we look forward to helping your child.
My wife injured her leg and she wasn't able to walk and we needed a wheelchair with an elevated leg rest so she can keep her leg elevated. So we have rented a wheelchair from this medical equipment place for a few days. When the doctor said she can start walking little by little then we approached this medical supply company again and they had couple of alternatives which is a knee walker and iwalk 2.0 (similar to the crutch). So we have rented knee walker for a few days and also bought an iwalk as my wife had to climb the stairs. The knee walker was good when she had to walk long distances. The iwalk 2.0 crutch was very helpful with stairs. Finally after few months when she was getting better and the doc suggested a walking boot and this place also had the walking boots which is also known as a cam walker. The price quoted at the doc's office was much more higher than they had. This is a one stop shop for medical equipment rental and purchases. I would definitely recommend primo medical supplies to everyone.
As a cpap user for the last 15 years, i need to constantly use my cpap machine everyday which keeps me active and motivated everyday. My daughters pet got to my mask and it was ripped apart. I was looking around to find a medical supply store in san antonio who would carry cpap supplies over the weekend. Made a few calls and wasn't able to find a cpap store which was open on saturdays in san antonio. Finally my daughter came across this cpap equipment supplier on yelp. They have a good selection of full face cpap masks by resmed , philips respironics and fisher paykel. I used a simplus full face mask by f&p but after looking at a few masks they had i wanted to try the resmed full face mask quattro fx. I also bought some cpap wipes and cpap filters for my machine. Primo was a lifesaver as they are the only cpap supplier that carry the cpap masks and supplies in stock and are open on saturdays. Thank you for saving my weekend primo !!
I have bought a new invacare low electric hospital bed with assist rails on it. We also bought the low air loss mattress which heals decubitus and ulcers on the back of the body.My grandfather loves his new bed as he can get up from the bed without anyone's assistance. The assist rails are better than the basic half rails because you can set it in 3 different positions which is a convenience. The bed has a 5 year warranty and the quality of the bed is top-notch. We needed it right away and primo medical had these in stock and delivered it the same day we ordered. The delivery driver was nice and gave us the demonstration and had answered all the questions we had. It's a great place and would recommend you all to anyone who needs a medical supplies right away.I almost forgot about the add on tray we bought, the bedside table was good as well. Thank you taking care of us right away!
I bought a new Inogen G4 portable oxygen concentrator this oxygen supply store in San Antonio. I have also looked at several other pocs such as the invacare platinum, simply go by respironics, oxlife independence concentrator, airsep focus. They also have the older version of Inogen G3 concentrator with a 5 year warranty but I chose to go with the newer version. This medical supply store is closer to my house. I asked them why should I buy it at your store? Then the gentleman smiled at me and said we have a 24 hour emergency line in case anything goes wrong with the unit we shall provide you a loaner until your unit is being fixed. Where as the online stores wouldn't provide that service. I liked the answer so I went ahead and bought the portable oxygen concentrator with an extra battery. Thanks primo and will come back to get my filters and nasal cannulas.
Ran in for my appt with bulging red eyes & not :"a clue "as to why. Dr. Evans spoke very softly & slowly. Kept me calm & explained what he was doing and what outcome would be good or bad. Even when he ran out of ideas and still no answers, I was still calm and asked what else we should try? He gave me a list of things I needed to get done and we exchanged cell numbers. We kept in touch through it all. After 4 days with slow progression he kept in touch promising to do his best at making sure my eye problem does not get worse. I believed in him without any doubt. Once my "problem" went away, Dr. Evans ran me through a whole other set of tests and got a very ecstatic clean bill of health. We were both very happy and I am glad to refer him to some of my friends who also have Lupus. Thank You So Very Much Dr. Evans!!! Sincerely, Lisa A.F.
Dr. Yazdani is simply a brilliant physician. It impresses me just how precise his diagnostic always is. Sure, everybody can think twice before going with him because he doesn't accept insurance, but this is a minimal fee when you value your money, time, and most of all, your health.He pulled me out of a severe sinus infection in just one visit and with only one treatment. An issue that couldn't be solved by a primary doctor and a renowned specialist in 5 and 3 visits, respectively during the course of more than 3 months. Absurd.Going with Dr. Yazdani is a walk through the park. He's punctual, super smart, and very friendly, as well as his staff.If you're lucky enough to live in San Antonio and are having health problems, just pay a visit to Dr. Yazdani. I'm sure he will be the best doctor you'll ever meet.Thanks, Dr.
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.