The January 2017 To-Do List »
The holiday festivities are over, but January doesn't have to be a drag. It's actually the best time to finish projects and organize your life – all while having a little fun.
The holiday festivities are over, but January doesn't have to be a drag. It's actually the best time to finish projects and organize your life – all while having a little fun.
One stop shop type of doctors office. The doctors don't just give you medication to fix your symptoms but figure out solutions to make you live a healthier lifestyle regardless of age. Staff is also great, you can tell that they love what they do. I'd recommend to a friend or family member.
BE AWARE: Just because people are educated with degrees and own medical facilities does NOT mean that they operate with integrity and genuine concern for a patients health. i was referred to a sleep study and never received the results form this office. Its been a year and a half with numerous phone calls. It turns out that my case is quite severe and life threatening. I never heard form them... This lace seems all about the numbers. No one notified me of the results. Insurance forbids duplicate tests as they are expensive, so I have been at the mercy of this awfully run clinic. My condition got worse, yet all they are concerned with is personal status. Yes, I saw one of the owners. DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THE NICE WEBSITE.
Doctors are great and so are the Nurses but trying to reach someone to schedule an appointment is almost impossible. If you call early (8:00 AM- 9:00 AM) you get an option to leave a message for scheduling, if you call late in the day (4:00 PM- 5:00 PM) you get after hours message even though they are open. Heaven forbid you try to call during lunch.
This PA is VERY rude & uses expletives in front of patients. He told my sister to "Cut the bullshit" after asking about her injuries since "there was more to the story" & that he'd been doing this for 27 years. When she asked if she was irritating him, he said he had "a low tolerance for bullshit."At the end of the appt., he offered her an Rx for pain meds, but when she saw that it was a spinal injection, she refused. He stated that, "Women do this all the time & men hate it." My sister tried to explain her fear of needles but he interrupted, saying he had 7 sisters, 1 wife & 2 daughters so he knew what he was talking about.She felt degraded, violated & more depressed than she was before coming to Anwan. She told me she's never been treated so badly in a customer service setting, let alone as a PATIENT.If you enjoy being talked down to, then we highly recommend Roberto Springer, PA. Good luck in your path towards holistic wellness & make sure to leave the "bullshit" at the door.
I must say that this is one of the worst medical facilities ever.My son went in on Monday for severe allergies, he is having problem breathing. We waited 2 hrs and 45 mins to be seen. We need a prescription for Zertex D.They must have a deal with walgreens for kickbacks because all my prescriptions are always sent to Walgreen even though I always request Walmart. Well, this visit, it gets even worst. (Wed morning) 11 am, went back to request that they send they prescription with alternative meds to Walgreen. I was told it would take some time. I called back at 5:30 and was on hold for 40 mins. They again sent the prescription to Walgreen and told me that If I wanted it to go to walgreens and have them send it to walmart. I asked to speak with someone who could better help me and they hung up in my face. To be fare some of the people are nice. But the service, the patient processing, the wait, and the overall patients experience is horrible horrible, the worst
Awesome Dentist!! Great staff!!We had to visit Dr. Beckford for an emergency, she fits us in and did a Phenomenal !!! jobThank You..
I had a physical scheduled for 11:30. I arrived at 11:20, and waited one hour in the lobby and another hour in the exam room, waiting to be seen by a doctor. Gave up and left without being seen. The "medical staff" the I encountered seemed inexperienced, but were nice. However, the overwhelming feeling is that this practice is all over the place. I hate that I wasted my time here and scoffed at the offer to "reschedule." As if.
The sales person (Evan) quoted us a price based upon a list of features we wanted, a list I emailed to him. He assured me that the camper he had in stock had all the features we wanted. We arrived later to find that the TT, in fact, did not have all the features. When I pointed this out and asked about having them add the missing features (e.g. wood paneled refrigerator cover), he said that they could add them but we would have to pay for them. This, after he had already quoted me a price based upon the list I gave him. NOTE: the sales person (Evan) was not knowledegable about the product at all. He obviously didn't know what he was talking about and clearly just made up stuff assuming we didn't know any better. We spoke up a few times to correct him but finally gave up and just smiled when he fed us another line. We bought the trailer anyway because it had the decor we wanted and the decor changed with the next production cycle. After the tech hooked up the trailer to our truck, I asked him if he put grease on the ball and he said, "No. We should. It is a good idea to do that but we never do." (Really? Did he just say that?) During the walk-thru, we noticed that the trim of one of the exterior storage compartments was bent. We pointed it out to the tech doing the walk-thru. He made a note and took some photos with his phone and said he would report it to the warranty department and they would order a replacement and call me when it came in. I also mentioned it to the salesman and he assured me that they would get the information to the right person to get it corrected. After a couple of weeks, I never heard from anyone so I called and spoke with the person in the warranty area (Jamie). Surprise!! She had no record of it. She took the information over the phone and asked me to send some photos. A couple of weeks later, I sent an email to check the status and received an auto-response that she was no longer there. I started over with someone else who supposedly took her place (Cat). No one ever responded to me despite multiple emails to her and Adam, the service advisor, asking for an update. Our first trip, we went dry camping and found that the battery they installed had a dead cell and would not hold a charge. First of all, the battery they installed was a standard "cranking" battery, not a deep cycle battery. I was told at Interstate Battery that this is not even the right kind of battery for a travel trailer. I took it back and asked about the deep cycle battery. The service manager (Kevin) told me that the "cranking" battery was fine, they put them in all their TT's. He then proceeded to tell me that I would not need the battery anyway. He said I should never rely upon the battery for power but should just always connect to power with "the power cord thing". (This was the service manager?) . I asked about occassions when I am dry camping and there is no power source. He said all campgrounds now have power poles at the sites. I told him that was absolutely not true; many campgrounds do not. He said he had never heard that. Clearly, he is not a camper. In fact, I got the impression through this process that no one I dealt with at Peco aka Campers Inn has had any experience camping. I purchased my camper in July 2016. Today it is September 14. I am still trying to get the warranty issue resolved. I spoke with the service manager (Kevin) last week and he assured me he would get right on it and call me back before the end of the day. I had to call Kevin again today because he never called me back. He didn't even remember our conversation and had no notes from our last call. It is clear that there is a management problem at this dealership that can be seen all the way from the top down to the front lines. I recommend looking elsewhere for your RV needs.
His makes an extended effort for going the extra mile.Sometimes volunteering his services.His makes every effort to keep you inform about your health. His even returns phone calls in timely fashion. His promotes postive habit threw out his office.Works very diligent, without running out of the room to the next patient. Dr. Royston is very personable, attentive , and knowledgeable.I can go on and on .Ms. Theresa Parker patient 13 years
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.