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225 Mariner BlvdSpring Hill, FL 34609
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I like going to dr Pop. He is caring, listens to you and the office staff is good and efficient.It is a different kind of care. Thank you.”Elsie F.
5196 Mariner BlvdSpring Hill, FL 34609
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We needed an ear, nose and throat specialist, but the wait at our HMO was two weeks. What now? An emergency room seemed like overk…
My elderly mother was diagnosed by her PCP with shingles on her face around her eye. So he sent us Ms Shah's practice. This office saw us right away which was really great. We saw a very personable man who is only there a couple days a month (his name is either Bill or Bob). He too immediately said it was shingles and he started writing out a prescription for her and all of her instructions as well as making notes in her chart. But later that day she started getting extremely nauseous. I wasn't sure if it was the medication he put me on or not. So I called the office back the next day right when they opened (in fact I ended up calling twice because my mom was so miserable and no one was calling us back) so I could talk to someone about the possibility of changing my mom's meds or dosage. He wasn't there but Ms Shah was. She called back at the end of the day and told my mom to stop the medication and go back on the antibiotic eye drops the walk in clinic gave her for pink eye (which she definitely did not have). My mom was very sick so talking to Ms Shah was a little confusing to her (you know how fuzzy your mind is when you are in severe pain and you're nauseous on top of it). However this woman who has never met my mother nor saw what her face looked like, decided to take her off shingles medication and put her on pink eye medication. There are a couple different known medications for shingles and I was hoping she would change my mom's meds to one of those. I called my mom's PCP back and they changed her medication. Don't bother with these people. The right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing. All she had to do was read my mom's chart to see her diagnosis and know that she didn't have pink eye
I have been seeing Dr. Abskhroun for many years now. He is the best doctor I ever had. Always helpful in any questions I have. He takes the time to find out what is wrong and why. He does NOT take 3 minutes like other doctors just to get to as many patients as possible, instead he takes his time and is very precise . His staff is always polite, waiting time is excellent, 5min- 25min not like others that over book and make you wait for an hour or two. He is our PCP for all my family and everyone has only good things to say about him. I do not understand people that can say anything negative about Dr. Abskhroun. When I am there I only see satisfied patients coming out. Talking in the waiting room with others (although you do not wait long as I mentioned before I would say an average of 15min) You can only hear good thing about Dr. Abskhroun.
This doctors office is not what you would expect if you are looking for a down to earth, friendly, communicative primary care doctors office. I got the impression early that this office is not about quality medical care. I was left to get severely acute anemia before this doctor referred me to a real professional doctor. This doctor didn't bother to tell me that my blood tests were indicating that there was something wrong. The nurse who orders the prescriptions, well she could never get it correct. Two months in a row of phone calls and a letter sent requesting proper meds and dosages she still was unprofessional and lacking in medical standards and could not or WOULD not get it correct. I would not recommend this office to anyone who is sick.
Love Him! Finally a Dr that will talk to me like a real person. He listens to my concerns and is on top of whats going on with treatment options. He doesnt dismiss my issues nor does he try to push prescriptions to cover the ailment...He actually gets to the source of the problem! I have been going to him for 2 yrs but wish it were longer cause hes made a world of difference in my health and life. The staff is always friendly - they know me by name/face even though I only go a few times a year. I have recommended him to several friends and family members and they say the same thing and actually thank me for telling them about him. Hands down I highly recommend him!
Dr. Terzigni has been my personal physician since we moved to Spring Hill in 2005 so that's 8 years ago. He just moved into his new office near Mariner which is really nice. He spends quality time with his patients. We share the hobby of cars so if I'm not ill we can talk about our latest rides. He has gotten my cholesterol to record low levels and kept me off BP meds at the age of 66. He is hooked up with enough specialists to see to the odd condition too. I personally like David Terzigni and respect his opinion. It is really nice to have a Dr who will probably not retire before I die.
Switched to this office when my daughter was six months old. We've now been going here for four years. Every experience wth them has been pleasant. The entire staff is friendly and helpful. I have not had one bad experience here. We are usually in and out in under an hour, even for sick visits. I can count on one hand with fingers left over how many times we've ever had to wait more than an hour. So happy to have found a great doctor for my kids.
Excellent caring Doctor. Has been my Doctor for 5 years. Takes his time to explain diagnosis and makes sure I understand the program to follow. Very clean office and the staff is very professional and friendly. His early diagnosis saved me from being paralyze so I can not thank him enough! Is hard to find doctor that still cares....
THIS IS THE BEST DOCTOR ! HE FOLLOWS UP ON EVERYTHING . HE CARES, THIS THE FIRST DOCTOR THAT HAS CALLED AT HOME TO FOLLOW UP AFTER HOURS! IF DOES NOT KNOW THE ANSWER HE WILL RESEARCH AND PERSONNALLY CALL TO DISCUSS !!! I LOVE THIS DOCTOR> HE CARES ABOUT HIS PATIENTS!
Dr. Rao is a very kind and caring PCP. He is only in the Spring Hill office Mon & Wed 9am-5pm and it can be hard to get through to someone on the phone because Sherry the receptionist is always slammed.
Explains everything. Professional, pleasant, respectful, great bedside manner. Couldn't be more pleased with his attention to detail and caring!
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.