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We have a few tips from The Car Seat Lady co-founder Dr. Alisa Baer to keep your kids safe on the road.
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If I could rate less than 1 star, I would. I was a patient in early August for 3 days of unbelievable neglect. When I was advised after 1 day at home that I needed to head for the E.R. again, we made a beeline for Kaweah Delta where the difference in all aspects was night & day. NEVER AGAIN TULARE HOSPITAL!
My initial appointment was May 09, 2017. What a wonderful experience! From the moment that I checked in to the moment that I met the nurse & Doctor ,I felt so comfortable. Great experience!
She recently got terrible staff, stay away from this place. It took 6 phone calls for me to get a referral which the doctor had recommended, every time they had no idea what I was talking about. Recently I had a big issue where I was forgotten about in the waiting room, or more appropriately ignored, as one of the issues I came in for had not been addressed. I asked for a call back from the manager and never received one. Stay away.
You would think with all the improvements they have been doing it would make a difference in the wait time in the ER. If you have a life or death situation, I suggest driving to ANY other hospital.
My son was a patient in the ER in early August and received the best care! He was seen promptly and his pain managed quickly. Can't say enough about our local hospital-- from the attentive front desk staff, to the caring nurses and kind doctor. So thankful we have such a great medical facility right HERE in Tulare!
First off, highly unprofessional. I made a follow up appointment then got a call that they needed me to reschedule so, I did. Frustrating but no big deal. Then the day of my appointment they called me two and a half hours before my saying that the doctor was running late. The lady on the phone asked if I wanted to reschedule or still come in. I said well if I can, I 'd still like to come. What time? She said to still come at my original time. I said, okay cool. Keep in mind I live an hour away from this office but they could get me in sooner than an office around me. When I get there, the office is empty except for two people at the front desk. They looked at me like why are you here and told me the doctor is running late he had an emergency surgery. I said, so he's not here? They said no and he will not be coming. I was a little more frustrated now because I was told to still come in. They said he had JUST called to let them know but apparently the rest of the office knew since no one else was in there like normally. Today, I finally was able to see the doctor. The lady at the front desk asked me if I wanted to pay my copay I said not really being nice and laughing. She even laughed too. I told her what happened and that I had to keep wasting time and money to get down there. Everyone has jobs and lives so changing the appointment and showing up to nothing is not good. She was not going to budge one bit or try to say sorry. Finally, my mom got up and told her they need to accommodate me some how. Either a cheaper copay or whatever. She said she would talk to the doctor. I said thank you because really that's all I wanted. I also told her that I know it is not her fault at all cause I felt like she felt I was attacking her. I then sat down I thought we were ok. A few minutes later she stood up from her desk and in not a nice voice said what if it was you having surgery!? Would you want the doctor to leave you in the middle of the surgery?! Something along those lines. I was SHOCKED. I thought I was nice and I don't know why she was SO upset. All I was saying was next time I would have liked a call saying not to come in. She basically kept telling me I was wrong. The doctor ended up telling her that I had to pay if I wanted to see him so shocked and unfortunately I did. Three men came in after me. One of them said he was way early but was waiting. She took him in at my appointment time... I think he said his appt. was at 2:45 when mine was at 2:15. Then she took in the other guy that came in after me. Finally, I was taken in at EXACTLY 2:45. It was really obvious that she did that on purpose and so unprofessional. I feel like there was nothing I did that should have made her that angry. Maybe she was having a bad day but she was extra nice to everyone else. When I got home I called the office and asked if I could talk to the office manager. Well, it was her and she said she was the office manager after a pause on the phone. I couldn't believe it and still am not sure if I believe she is. I will not be going back to this place at all. The doctor knew what was going on and in my 2 minute appt. he never said one word about it. Not even a sorry about that. I do NOT recommend. I have NEVER had an experience like this in my life. Most offices are accommodating and caring. Really unfortunate.
I'd give a half star or no star if it would let me but since it won't then I'll have to go with 1 star. This place claim's they take walk-In's but they will turn you away. I called in advance & was told yes they take walk-In's so I went & stood in line for over 30 minute's just be told they don't take walk-In's. When I told them that I called & made aure before hand she augured with me & when I asked to speak to a supervisor she claimed there are no supervisor's in the office & to call the number that's on there website. So I did once I turned it in they told me to go back because they do take walk-In's, so again I went just to get turned away again. This isn't a place you want to go to be seen if they just want to give you ryn around &
This hospital can do much more for patients. One thing for sure, it certainly lacks nursing staff. Patient's are neglected because they're busy with other patients. ALL patients are important. Also, the number of visitors is certainly not enforced in the room. Some people are very inconsiderate to the other patient who is trying to sleep.
This hospital is amazing! My dad was having a lot of pain and went to the ER.. They gave him a CAT Scan and let him know that his appendix was inflamed and leaking so he would need surgery. He went in for surgery and had an awesome surgeon named Rebecca Zulim (not sure that is spelled correctly) She came in and explained everything so well and we appreciated it so much. After surgery she let us know what went on and let us know that he was fine and would be recovering for an hour before we could go and see him. His nurse was Kim Hughes (not sure of spelling) and she was the BEST nurse I have been around. She did a wonderful job taking care of my dad and answering the many questions we had. It was always good to see her when she made her round to check up on him. It was so nice to be in such a great environment. All of the nurses, doctors, and security guards were really awesome and very willing to help us in any way we needed. If you are looking for a great hospital with awesome people and want to be taken care of in every way then this is the place for you. I will definitely be going here if anything happens to me. Thank you so much TRMC!
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.