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I hired Comfort Keepers to clean my home as I cannot do it myself anymore, I walk with a cane and walking is very painful. Also my husband has had 2 strokes so I really needed help.I felt so good when I hired them. Had to put up a deposit (2 months of what my bill will be). And they hold it till you stop their services. But I felt I now had someone to help me and I could add hours when I could manage the extra cost.The girl was to be here last friday. First visit. She did not show. She was to be here from 9 to 1 that first time and 3 hours each visit thereafter. NO SHOW. I called the office. The manager called and said she would check. The girl was not answering her phone. Manager said she would get someone for us. She would call back in 20 minutes. Nothing. I called and kept going to voice mail. Finally I was told they could get no one for me.I had the sheets lying on the couch and the cleaning supplies and paper towels on the counter. All set for them. Had to cancel appointment I had set for later that morning. All in all I made half dozen or more calls and most went to voice mail. I told at least 2 people that I did get what happened and nothing.The COO suddenly was on the line from Lake Charles I think, not sure, but she seemed upset when I told her about no show and etc. Told her I had a big thing of paper towels in the trunk of my car that I was going to get the gal to carry them in for me. I had carried everything else in but that was too heavy. She sent out the manager from here in Shreveport to carry them in for me at no charge.And she said she would make things right for me. To give her till monday. This is sunday. Meanwhile I am thinking, with private help they break things, steal things and just do not show up. So I thought Comfort Keepers would be the thing. Well, I am thinking if you cannot do it yourself, you are flat screwed. So I am back to checking around for private help and will also see what CK tells me when they call back. But I must say I am real let down about it all. I will try to let you know what happens. I also needed them to take me for my cataract surgery but now I am thinking if they cannot show up to run a vac how can I depend on them to pick me u for surgery. We have no family in this state and our friends all moved away at retirement or died so we are very alone. I thought I had found a company that would help us. Now wonder if help even exists.Will try to let you know what the COO does on monday if I can find this site again. And of course you can get back to us if you like.
They take care if you. Thank you
Mrs.Wanda Puckett treated me so disrespect Three time ,she refused to pull my tooth, I waited a MONTH she refuses to pull anybody else also.I NEVER SEEN a establishment so unprofessional I'm my life.The young lady took my vital signs she told me I should have stay going to University Health. SHE was playing while she draw my blood I fear needles. Her and the other staff member was discussing sex. That was the first time .Second time I had my appointment to the so called dentist ,I never met her,she treated me LIKE a bowel movement or something. Due to me not getting my med from the doctor in same clinic I was so upset,she wrote me 4 referral ok I took the so called pain med and I has the worst reaction I call they told me to walk I. I did i was throwing up blood Mrs.Wanda Puckett wrote the same prescription that had me sick.How on earth can she call herself a dentist that care acting like that ,I don't want no one I'm my mouth with that attitude, ok I had another appointment a MONTH later for the only tooth she agreed to pull do you know she belittle me and was telling my i don't take care of my mouth. I left, I DON'T recommend a killer to go here she is heartless you can see it in her unprofessional eyes,SHREVEPORT LOUISIANA can't do without this place .I can't understand why they still in business because if you can't deliver your job and write referral to see a you need you license took.I don't recommend you to go here.And I will be contacting ADA .BECAUSE NO ONE DESERVE THIS TREAT.LEAVE YOUR PROBLEM YOU HAVE AT HOME.Or get a puppy or something. THE WORST DENTIST IN THE WORLD
Very professional and caring staff. Owners are knowledgeable and up to date on trainings which made me feel more at ease about care. I would recommend this company to my friends and family.
I have been with this company for 3 months and have had 3 different people since I signed up. The first one came two times, asked if I would consider her if she went into business on her own and then called the company and said her car needed some repair. And she never came back. I was left sitting and waiting until I called the company and found they were closed every other friday. Called the emergency number and was told (when they called back) that he (the director did not do the staffing, but he would make a few calls and see what he could find out. It seems that they thought the girl's car would be ok by next day, but she never called or spoke to them again. Tony said he would find someone else. By then I had waited 45 minutes and knew it would take another hour or more to get anyone so I said forget it.I got on internet and started looking to see if I could find the girls phone number and what I did find was a warrant for her in Texas.I called the company about this and was told they only check in Louisiana. But I know it was listed there too.Second girl came. Did a beautiful job of dusting, etc., came twice and quit the company saying she had too much going on in her personal life. 3rd month and 3rd girl. Very pleasant, acted sedated. Did not seem to be able to read. I put all cleanser products on counter and she went under counter ??? and used my degreaser dishwasher liquid to mop my vinyl kitchen floor and my bathroom tile floors.I said no you should use the Pine-sol, that other stuff will make us fall, slippery gunk. So she used the entire half=bottle of Pine-Sol to redo the floor.She broke the end caps off my mini-blinds, maybe hit them hard when using swiffer. Broke hanger off my swiffer taking it off the hook.And put the wet mop in the broom closet before leaving which I did not realize until I noticed no mop in bucket in the laundry room. So soaking wet mop was on top of dust pan, broom, swiffer, dust mop, etc.I was very nice and let her go in 2 and a half hours instead of 3, said she had done plenty and could go. A waste of money and more money to spend to buy more cleaning products.After she left I noticed her large handbag on a chair. She had forgotten it. And my husband came in with her cell phone charger that was plugged in and laying across the floor. She had been on her cell about half the time she was here, making and getting calls.I am talking with another company next week. Hopefully this one will work. She came back to pick up her handbag about 2 hours later. And asked me if I would use her if she quit the company and went out on her own.Hopfully this other company will be one I can count on. With no family in this state it is hard and I had hoped for people I could depend on. I would say NOT this company.
Thank you LSU medical center for helping me after Willis knighton messed me up. Yeah have played a big role in my life and want to give y'all the best rating for y'all's expertise.. Thanks again Brian Martin.
Just walked in for my appointment and already would not recommend to anyone the staff lied about having everything I needed when I called a week ahead of time and everyone I have talked to are very rude a smart butts
Terrible! Dr Cherese Irby across the street sent me over there after my visit with a copy of the paper work I filled out at her office. I told her when I got there I had no insurance and I didn't want to be mailed any bills. She said all I would have to pay was $100 for the visit. If I knew I was gonna get a bill for $382 in the mail. I wouldn't of got the blood work done. I don't even know why I needed blood work done. That was in 2013 I never paid and now I'm trying to get it off my credit. Cause I never agreed to pay any more than $100 witch I payed cash up front. She never even gave me a call back with the results. I think she must be getting kick backs for sending them customers. That don't even need blood work done. Haven't been back to a doctor since.
I was seen in the ED and misdiagnosed because the physician would not listen to my concerns, missed obvious medical symptoms, and operated only on her preconceived ideas. Now I am having to suffer in severe pain over the weekend until my physician's office opens on Monday. Next time I feel I need emergency treatment I will bypass any and all of the Willis Knighton facilities and proceed to University Health or to Highland even though these facilities are much farther from my location!
These people are very unprofessional. I would not DARE hire these people to care for my mother ever again. The supervisor Julie is trailer trash with a nasty attitude.
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.