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I have been going to Access Pain Management since October of 2013. First and foremost, I have to say that this clinac is about as close to being a pill mill as I am to meeting Santa Claus.If it were a pill mill this clinac wouldn't have so many rules and regulations that have to be followed in order to remain a patient there.The reason for my 2 star rating is due to the fact that this pain management clinac has changed doctors 4 times since I have been a patient there. The newest doctor has been with Access for the past 3 or 4 months, and I haven't met him yet. I was told last month that I would be seeing him in July, but still have not been seen by him. When I asked why I wasn't able to see him this month I was told that he was taking new patients from another pain management clinac that had closed. So, I'm not scheduled to be seen by Dr. Hackl until my appointment in September. I have been seen by a APRN.,CNP who is very pleasant, well informed, answers all of my questions, and explains how Dr. Hackl practices pain management. I understand that Dr. Hackl is taking on new patients, but feel that I should have been seen by him on my first appointment when he started at Access. I was told by Dr. Hackl's APRN.,CNP that my pain medications were going to be lowered, due to the fact that new government rules and regulations have been implemented on all pain management doctors. I don't have a problem with my meds being decreased as long as it is gradual and I can still function on a lower dosage. July was the first time my oxycodone was decreased, and it was decreased by one pill per day. I was told that next month the milligrams will also be lowered. Even though I think Dr. Hackl's APRN,.CNP is very competent, I should have been seen by Dr. Hackl before any changes were made on my medications. As far as the staff, I was treated very well by the ones that worked for the previous doctors and by the ones that are employed with Access now. The compliance nurse Debbie, the woman that seemed to be rude to everyone else, is no longer working for Access Pain Solutions. I think patients that felt she was rude were those that were let go for breaking rules. Personally, I felt like she was very nice and did her job very well. Like everyone else my review of Access Pain Solutions is just my opinion. I plan on staying with Access Pain Solutions as long as they don't change doctors again. If they do have another change with their doctor, I plan on finding a new pain management doctor that has been with the same clinac for a minimum of 5 years or has a private practice that has been operating for at least 10 years.
Recently, Dr. Steven Feher operated on me to repair three hernias. I have been very pleased with Dr. Feher and would like to recommend him to anyone needing surgery. I know that he does a lot of hernia operations, and I am not sure what other type of surgeries that he performs. I started off with an initial visit for him to evaluate my situation. I had two double hernias down low and one hernia up higher on my abdomen. Dr. Feher was very easy to talk to about my hernias. He communicated with me in detail about: my condition, the actual procedure that he would use to do the surgical repair, how long the recovery would take, and that after two weeks I could resume my normal activities. At times he would stop and ask me if I had any questions, and then he would patiently listen and then answer them. At every point I was completely comfortable with him. The actual operation went exactly as he had said. I stayed in the hospital overnight for them to monitor me and make sure my pain was being managed properly. Dr. Feher visited with my wife in the Waiting Room immediately after my surgery to give her an update and answer her questions. Then he came to visit me in my hospital room to check on me and explain how things went. He even brought a few photos showing me what the mesh and the repair looked like from the inside. Then he came first thing the next morning to see how I was progressing. In summary: I am Extremely Pleased with Dr. Feher! If I ever need a surgeon again I will go to him without hesitation. I highly recommend him. Honestly, I do not know of anything he could have done to improve on the job that he did for me!
Since the new doctor (Jeff) has arrived this office has improved substantially. The staff is friendlier and things seem to be better. I do wish they would pay attention to NOT treating clients as criminals first until they are convicted. Although in this line of work maybe you have to treat everyone that way. (doubtful). I have had a terrible problem with 3rd party lab billings by a Millennium Laboratory and Northeastern Health Systems something I was never advised about or authorized whatsoever. These bills are now over $6,000 and no one will answer a question in the office they just hand you off with a phone number. I'm sorry but Access Pain created the billing problem and they should fix it. They also need to tell the clients before the testing about the possible billings they might receive. I honestly think there is an ethical issue on these lab billings because you know they are doing the same bills to Medicare and Medicaid. Our tax dollars are probably paying those fraudulent bills because I would just bet there is already a payment arrangement between Access Pain and the 3rd party labs. The effect of this is that the fraudulent labs are getting paid twice once by our tax dollars on bills that are inflated by 2,000%. I have already shipped an entire file to my attorney on this just incase the labs want to play dirty. Again, I should not have to deal with these labs, Access Pain should be handling it. They are the ones ordering the tests! Lastly, I know those girls work hard and it is not a personal thing, it is a business matter that should be handled by the business office.
To many physicians you are a case with a condition in exam room 1,2 or 3. Many of them open the door and the first thing they do is look at their watch and make sure you see that also. Time is money. But not with this doctor. Your met with a genuine smile and a firm handshake. She immediately disarms you and you know your a patient - not a case. Like you and your problems matter. Her expertise in her field is stellar and matched with her patient care you cannot go wrong. She has surrounded herself with a fantastic staff who exude the same enthusiasm in dealing with people. Humans - not cases. So if you need and seek top quality care from a doctor and staff who not only know what their doing but truly care to provide the best care to each "individual " who comes through the door - look no farther. I moved here and never thought I could find the kind of doctor I had. The bar was set so high. But Dr Kuykendall not only met but has exceeded any prayers I had on finding a new physician to treat my long standing chronic condition. This encounter has been a blessing to this old man. So again if you seek a truly top notch doctor on top of her game with a warm and caring staff call on her and her team. You will not know disappointment. It's an honor to write this review for them and so well deserved.
YOU all are great, very caring to this 64 yr old nurse, that has so many issues too numerous to write here. But they are kind, and yes sometimes in bit of a hurry, but consider the patient load they have, its hard enough to get thru a day full of patients, then you get many patients that are having issues with their meds and of course then it is going to take longer to get them on the right meds and give their time to that person. Waiting on nurses and doctors is a 100 yr old problem, that is why it is called a waiting room, I dont believe you should have to wait over an hour, if so, someone should come and tell you how much longer it will be, so maybe you could go somewhere, grab a drink or burger and be back in plenty of time for your visit. Personally I believe they are doing the best they can. BUY I HAVE A QUESTION FOR ANYONE, I NEED their new phone number and address, tried calling the old one and it is not in service, they should have had their new number available with the recording that the number was no good. I dont know what to do, I dont know where they are, only in Broken Arrow, no address, no nothing, thanks to anyone who can help me PLEASE, email me please at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know. HELP ME PLEASE, I have my appt next Wed. thanks so much
I absolutely could not be happier with this urologic specialists. They really seem to have their stuff together. They did not drag out my appointments, were more than friendly and informative. They worked very well with my insurance company and saved me lots of money being in the network, I’m talking like thousands of dollars saved. I showed up they said this is what is going on and this is what we can do about it. I had surgery 3 days later and recovered nicely. Next surgery was about 6 weeks later to take care of the other kidney and it was pretty much pain free. Now both kidneys are free of kidney stones and without any problems I will not have to come back to see Doctor Gancarczyk for another year. I would not judge this place off the two previous negative reviews as this building has 20 different doctors and I would hate for one of them to ruin it for other great doctors like Dr. Gancarczyk.
I have been seeing Dr King for years. She was also my Mother's Doctor. She is one of the BEST Doctors I have ever had. She is very good at explaining things; very friendly; very good at listening; she never acts like she is in a hurry; and she is extremely thorough. Several years ago when I had a spot on my lung Dr King ordered some Pulmonary tests (in addition to other stuff). The guy doing the tests asked me what kind of Doctor she was and when I asked why he stated that she had ordered the FULL battery of tests and he had only seen lung Doctors do that never a primary care doctor. That is an example of how thorough she is. If you are sick, Dr King will find the problem. She is always on time in regards to appointments. I cannot remember her running behind...certainly not the 1 1/2 the other poster referred to. Her office staff is (and always has been) very friendly; courteous; and professional.
Today I went to get my monthly prescription for pain management and they lowered my meds even though my foot is broken and worse than before do to an accident. I was told by the "administrator" that before they were "doing me a favor for my foot pain." He said I had to have my pediatrist deal with my foot pain but by law I can't have 2 prescriptions of pain meds at once. I told him this and that they were not managing my pain then. He rolled his eyes at me. To make things worse, I get to te pharmacy and the D.E.A. number had expired. So I can't even get it filled for a week. They sure did drop the ball. I've never had any issue before but after talking to the "administrator" who likes to roll his eyes at clients and they give prescriptions with expired D.E.A. numbers I'll be looking elsewhere.
Dr.Kent is a very patient and careful person,in short words I describe him as a perfectionist,of several surgeons who I saw for my TT,MR, he was the best decision to choose,I loved his seriousness and professionalism.He help me to took the best decisions for my body shape. El Doctor Kent Es una persona my cuidadosa y paciente,en pocas palabras lo describo como todo un perfectionista,de varios cirujanos que consulte para mi operacion de tummy tuck y reparacion de musculo el fue la mejor decision que pude Tomar,me agrade su seriedad y professionalismo, el me ayudo a tomar la mejor decision de acuerdo a la forma de mi Cuerpo.
She is a wonderful physician. I had my dad get a physical and she was thorough in the follow up visit. I think it is just depended on us, we should communicate with the physician and I think that is the only way they can assist with our problem. She was very professional with everything and accepted us even if we were 30 mins late and she was suppose to get out 15mins ago! Great Physician, I recommend her! And, for the pharmacy, I recommend OMNI PHARMACY on 81st and Memorial. Great Pharmacy. All the people are very friendly and helpful.
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.