While I admire the profession, I am not too fond of doctors. Dr. Gilbert, however, is different. He actually treats patients as if they have an ability to think and he seems to allow patients to have some input in their own healthcare options. This is quite impressive and it is a big deal for me, especially because I am a Myers-Briggs INFJ (and INFJs tend to want to feel some control in situations). Also, he is very perceptive in that he is quick to notice patients' quirks and personal preferences and seems to oblige. The older schools of medicine may have indoctrinated doctors (no pun intended) with the idea that medicine is medicine and necessary procedures override the patients' need to feel safe, secure, and unbothered. Dr. Gilbert is fairly contemporary and 'marches to the beat of his own drum'. He wants patients to trust him and he ambitiously strives to be worthy of such trust.It may be that we both favor contemporary schools of thought, but that's good enough for me.
590 Morris Majestic RdMorris, AL 35116
7. Jefferson County Department of Health-- Health Centers-- Numbers Listed Are For All Services Except Where Noted-- West End
1308 Tuscaloosa Ave SWBirmingham, AL 35211
2201 Arlington AveBessemer, AL 35020
From Business: Bessemer Health Center is operated by the Jefferson County Department of Health, which offers a range of health care related services. Established in 1917, the Je…
3867 Pine LnBessemer, AL 35022
Birmingham, AL 35233
Birmingham, AL 35201
3021 Crestwood BlvdIrondale, AL 35210
Do yourself a favor and do not go here. He was rude, slow, and unprofessional. Go anywhere else.
If you're really sick, go somewhere else. You'll be told you can't actually see the doctor for months out. Then you'll see a nurse practitioner who forgets to perform part of the exam. You can forget actually getting in touch with someone via telephone. You can leave messages and they will not be returned. And if your treating nurse takes a week's vacation, apparently no one else there can do anything about prescription call-ins or diagnostic tests ordered. They are quick to tell you how busy they are, but when you do visit, there is never more than 1 or 2 patients there.
I visited the office Friday in search of a good primary care physician since I have quite an extensive medical history. I was very glad to arrive and find out there weren't 3 additional 3:30p appts booked as I have had happen before. My wait time was nil and the staff was great and quite personable. I felt like they took their time with me. The online patient portal is definitely convenient and I love being able to see my actual lab results.
We met Dr Bob after my elderly father in law was bite by our dog. He and his staff were very professional and caring. There where several follow ups for wound care, antibiotics and all the necessary things you'd need for a dog bite. We were so impressed that we now use him for the whole family and all our needs.
Awesome place the reviews I read are dead wrong. Service is excellent!!!!
This is the most frustrating doctor's office I have ever experienced. They NEVER answer the phone, and I mean never. You have to leave messages to make or change an appointment or check on a prescription and then they have to call you back, which sometimes takes a couple of days. Sometimes they just don't call back. It results in an endless game of phone tag. Time to move to a doctor who has a staff that actually answers the phone.
I took my daughter with a bad rash to see Dr. Bob. He came in the room looked at her did not ever touch her and charged me $ 75.00 because I don't insurance gave her meds which really did the job. We narrowed it down to being 3 different things and he want to do allergy test ( remember no insurance) and would not give any meds to help me narrow it down to one thing. He got rude on the phone with me told me that a lawyer would be charging me. I did not ask to talk to him his nurse sent me to him. and when all was said I told him since he could not help me to transfer my daughter records he raised his voise at me and hung up the phone on me before I could tell him where to transfer them. He has also done some things to my friend and my mom. Dr Bob if you read this or even care you are not the only doc in this area. Your office used to be a great place when the other Dr was there. Okay it makes since now. It was the other Dr that cared and keep it nice not you. Sorry I have told about 15 friends and all has something bad to say now.