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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.
1815 10th StWichita Falls, TX 76301
I had surgery a few weeks back and went Dr Mehta for follow up. Since I am new to the area I do not have a babysitter and had to take my children with me to my appt. Since I've always taken then to my appt I didnt think it would pose a problem. Dr. Mehta refused to give my my diagnosis becaus…
200 Mlk Jr BlvdWichita Falls, TX 76301
From Business: Community Healthcare Center is a local, not-for-profit primary medical care, dental and counseling clinic welcoming all ages in Wichita County and the surrounding 13 counties in north central Texas. Our licensed medical, dental and behavioral health clinicians – and their care teams – are committed to providing superior ca…
1600 11th StWichita Falls, TX 76301
Be sure and keep an eye on EVERYTHING THEY DO.. They are very INCOMPETENT! I have three members of my family at this hospital, and every time was terrible. . There is a MAJOR breakdown in communication. I have absolutely no confidence in the "hospitalist" and the nurses leave alot t…
1921 9th StWichita Falls, TX 76301
Dr. Ghanbari has always been professional in his service. I went to Dr. Ghanbari back after my daughter was born. He as well delivered my first granddaughter, my niece and many many friends children i call family. I always tell people to go to him as he is a delight and his nurses are nice and p…
90 Park RdNocona, TX 76255
The staff is extremely rude. My husband has been a long time patient until today. After a month of being in pain, multiple trips to the doctors office, 2 visits to the ER in less than 5 days and a request after each ER visit that he requested a referral to the specialist the ER doctors suggest…
1301 3rd StWichita Falls, TX 76301
From Business: The Family Health Center is a private, nonprofit medical service organization. It has been in operation for more than 30 years and specializes in primary care. The center offers a range of care services for uninsured and underserved families in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties in southwestern Washington. It offers treatment …
2211 Midwestern Pkwy Ste 3Wichita Falls, TX 76308
Normally I would not respond to any reviews, but since I was directly mentioned, I feel as though I must. Dr. Olaya is a wonderful doctor. I work beside him every day. He is very conservative in his approach and treatment of lost pregnancies. He is PRO-LIFE and would NEVER suggest for a woman to…
2451 S Fm 51 Ste 300Decatur, TX 76234
From Business: List of major dysfunctions, conditions, maladies, or problems treated, non-surgical treatments. We do Physical examinations, evaluations-mammography, EKG, cholesterol, alternative medicine, new procedures/equipment. Women's health care, in-office procedures, types of anesthesia x-ray services, nutritional counseling emerge…
2445 W Oak StDenton, TX 76201
From Business: Our physicians each have more than 30 years of experience treating patients with rheumatic disorders including- Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, Autoimmune Diseases, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Paget's Disease, Polymyalgia Rheumatica, Sjogren's, as well as many others. They understand th…
2217 S Sycamore St Ste 101Palestine, TX 75801
From Business: Internal Medicine Associates of Palestine is a full-service community clinic proudly serving our residents with comprehensive preventative, diagnostic, and advanced medical care. Our highly trained physicians and caring staff treat a variety of conditions for all ages. Our state-of-the-art lab, x-ray, and sonography equipm…
1100 W Business 380 Unit FDecatur, TX 76234
From Business: Decatur Pain & Spine Center by Integrity Transitional Hospital is proud to server Decatur, TX and surrounding areas. We understand that everyone has a unique tolerance pain, and through the judicious use of pain medications, we may be able to alleviate some of your pain. We utilize pain medications, injection techniques an…
1600 Brook AveWichita Falls, TX 76301
From Business: Board Certification: American Board of Surgery Medical School: Texas A&M University Health Science Center, College Station, TX. Residency: Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR. Boar ... (See complete bio at Seton Healthcare Family)
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.
Dr DeAsis is always very thorough. Appointments have almost in time. I always refer anyone that asks to my dr.
Do not go to this place. They don't know or respect the meaning of a appointment time! First appointment waited 45 minutes to 1 hr & second appointment waited almost 1hr 45 minutes for someone to say your eyes look good. If I could give 0 stars I would! #learnhowtoscheduleappointments
Drs didn't so exam EVER.They used.or students n took their word for it . I was sent for cataracts check.up 5 YEARS THEY SAID NO CHANGE. THE DR DIDN'T LOOK! I'M NOW HAVING CATARACT SURGERY. RIP OFFS.
My Patient Status Is Being Wrongfully Terminated By A Dr. Chris Duhan without the privilege of any logical Dialogue as to the poor reasoning of his flippant decision. why! My husband took me too see Dr. Duhan in my wheelchair, and I do not walk on my chronically painful right leg due to horrible accident. I was extremely weak, and a bit confused from days suffered from restaurant food poisoning. I could keep nothing in my tummy, esp water. Tech ordered me to weigh, and I could not very easily comply with out embarrassing my self in front of my husband, or in public. Duhan did not have the wherewithal to understand any kind dialogue between Doc and patient/ husband. I saw him 7 min., E.g. before he promptly showed me and my husband who pushed my wheelchair down a long hallway to the outside door. He was really looking like a big powerful man on campus,& I perceive he was acting like a big movie star for all the techs to see. He doesn't have time for a really sick lady like me anyway. I have all my family at this my clinic. He wrongfully Terminated my patient status in a letter giving not a single word as to the reason why! I called him when he sent me a letter. Duhan did not call me back, but sent a tech to call for him, asking what I needed. Well, I called her hours prior to tell her I wanted- - - to respond in kind to the Duhan letter. Dr. You never called. I want to know how a Doc who works for a clinic can legally turn me away from my families other Doc. At the clinic. He would not give one reason why a desperately sick individual who was not treated properly, was thrown out after seven minutes e.g., and $75.00 later that blue cross made us pay that day. He has no recourse , but to clearly understand he was way too busy on his half day to deal with a very weak lady, with diabetes, food poisoning, and crippling pain. A Truly ill patient. He is sorely regretting this if he cares about bedside ethics. The last thing I said as he stood watch over the outside door like a Queens Guard. You will regret this! Kell West never dismissed me, Duhans Words only. Big, Beautiful Smiles. I hope you had your stress or joy that day at my expense, because you will never forget such an inexcusable action for for a board certified physician. Regards, Kell West
Dr. Sheen the best. Im walking as of a week ago without a walker or a cane. I haven't walked since 2010 without a cane. Thank you Dr. Sheen...I am discharged as of today from rehab..
Excellent Doctor. Would highly recommend.
absolutely the best doctor and his staff is off the charts. they want to get you were you need to be
Be sure and keep an eye on EVERYTHING THEY DO.. They are very INCOMPETENT! I have three members of my family at this hospital, and every time was terrible. . There is a MAJOR breakdown in communication. I have absolutely no confidence in the "hospitalist" and the nurses leave alot to be desired. Even the care coordinator and patient service manager cant seem to get things done. They want to keep Wichita Falls residence from going to the Metroplex for their health care.. but after what I have experienced.. The metroplex would be a better option. T his place is a law suit just waiting to happen due to negligance. It needs major improvement before someone is seriously injured or dies from the lack of attention the staff gives patients.
Dr. Duben shows interest and listens carefully to my concerns. He takes the time to explain in detail all information needed to understand the "whys & wherefores" of my treatment. He is well educated, and knowledgeable in Medical Science and gifted in human compassion. I am very blessed to have him as my doctor
Normally I would not respond to any reviews, but since I was directly mentioned, I feel as though I must. Dr. Olaya is a wonderful doctor. I work beside him every day. He is very conservative in his approach and treatment of lost pregnancies. He is PRO-LIFE and would NEVER suggest for a woman to have a surgery that would terminate her pregnancy. He always holds out for the best outcome. However, sometimes that outcome is not what we want. If there is as much as a glimmer of hope for a viable pregnancy, he will do everything possible to insure that pregnancy is indeed viable. When the prognosis is grim, then he will do what is safest for his patient. I understand wanting to do things naturally by allowing your body to take care of itself. (I have had many miscarriages) But serious complications can arise very quickly and the last thing you want is emergency surgery and/or serious illness. I would also like to mention that yes, some patients have trouble understanding most doctors because of accents. However, he will explain everything to you and make sure you understand. During times of emotional stress, things can appear more exaggerated than they really are. He just wants to make sure everyone of his patients understand his diagnosis', prognosis and treatment options from his own words.
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.