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This office is truly amazing! All of the doctors are very talented, caring and genuinely concerned about your child. You will not find better providers. Even though they have a very successful and busy practice you feel as if you are the only family in the office! The nurses and administrative team greet you by name and a warm, caring, knowledgeable and professional. I highly recommend this office to family and friends and would never go elsewhere!
Parkinson's Place in Sarasota Florida is a most wonderful place to be! Under the direction of Marilyn Tait, who speaks to the ‘Care Givers’ and patients several times every day, (You see, I have been a diagnosed Parkinson’s Patient for about three years.) holds all persons involved with Parkinson’s Place in awe!The ‘Ask the Doctor’ lunches featuring Dr. Juan Sanchez-Ramos, MD, PhD, have been most informative and helpful.We are first–time ‘Snow Birds’ and as such we have had a great deal to get organized. However, I can’t wait for next October and my return to Parkinson’s Place.
My wife was 4 days post surgery (C-Section) and did not feel up to making our daughters appointment. They would not reschedule without charging us a $25 fee for not giving 24 hours notice. The office staff agreed that our request to waive the fee was reasonable but would not waive it..... None of our 3 children will EVER go back there!
I'm sorry I disagree with every one's comment's.My son has been with Dr.Freatherman's office for 13 years . Never had any problems with any staff they are all wonderful including Sue.My son has been very sick and the office also takes him in right away.They are a great group and we love all the doctors and nurses and the front desk girls.
I called the office after moving back into town to see if Dr. Featherman is accepting new patients. The nurse was very bla and not personable but the Dr is worth it i thought, my sisters and I were patients 20 years ago. The nurse said my daughter could not be seen because she is on a slower vaccine schedule. I explained that my husband had allergies to some vaccines so we were taking it slow in case she had a reaction, to better pin point if she was allergic. She left an awkward silence and said we aren't accepting her as a patient. Its too bad children aren't accepted on a case by case basis and the nurse is the face of a whole practice. Sorry Dr. F.
All the reviews are accurate. The Doctors are great, yet the fees are unethical. I got a bill for $0.75 yes only. When I called in to pay, they said there is a late fee of $7 that cannot be waived claiming that it is past the 30 days, saying that they sent more than one bill. I GOT ONLY ONE BILL! I sincerely called to pay it $0.75 they insisted on $7 late fee. In my history with Comprehensive Child Care, I always overpaid and they held my money. Several times I ask them to send me back my overpayment to me, they say NO keep it for another visit. Really Unethical.
All the reviews are true 100%. The doctors and nurses are wonderful! But the front desk is absolutely terrible! Worst I have seen in a business setting, specially "Sue". They need to rethink their office members as they will lose more and more people.
THEY CARE MORE ABOUT MONEY THAN YOUR CHILDREN. I paid an $8.00 charge 1 day late and they charged me a $7.00 late fee!! They refuse to credit the account even when I told them I would change pediatricians, that they would lose 2 patients!! DeeDee, the office manager, told me she didn't care. Also, they continually hold a credit balance on your account without telling you. When I asked for an accounting of my previous bills, DeeDee told me it would cost $15.00 for a financial statement. So it is ok for them to hold your money without telling you, but it is not ok for you to be 1 day late with an $8.00 charge, which by the way comes in a statement that says due upon receipt, but their 30 day calendar starts the minute they print the bill, not the day you receive it!! No doctor's office is worth being treated like that. There are plenty of pediatricians to choose from.
Wish I saw these reviews before I used them!Child sick, I call at 10:30 AM and may an appointment for him that day. Appointment is made for 1:30. Child starts to feel better, so I decided to cancel the sick visit, I call and they are at lunch, I received the answering service and left a message that we are canceling.One week later.. I get a bill for $25.00 for cancelling the appointment! I spoke to the office manager, who was rude and just wouldn't budge. There "policy" is a $25.00 fee with less than 24 hours notice. Since the appointment was made only 2 hours prior to my canceling.... 24 hours notice was not possible. I told them I would be chaging doctors, they really could have cared less.In all the years I have been going to doctors, (and I have had many) I have never ever had this happen to me. If fact, I have regretfully canceled a few appointments with short notice, and not a single doctor charged me a cancellation fee. I like the doctor in the office that I saw, but how the office is ran, and the office manager... this experience (and two other not so great dealings with the office that I overlooked) has made me decide to say Goodbye to this money caring facility!
Once again, another NEGATIVE review about the office staff!!!! It's unfortunate that the doctors haven't picked up on the rudeness and lack of compassion from the front office staff... WE have had insurance issues with them not resubmitting the claim before but I let that go....This time, I am not letting the issue go and we are moving all 3 kids from there...will NEVER go back to them again! My suggestion would be STAY AWAY!!!!
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.