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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.
146 Garden HwyYuba City, CA 95991
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.
We needed an ear, nose and throat specialist, but the wait at our HMO was two weeks. What now? An emergency room seemed like overk…
Dr. Broutski was very. Caring and attentive to me while in his care. He took the time to make sure everything I needed was taking care of.
The worst place I have ever been to.. Referrals are minimum 3 to 4 months, then it takes them another mounth to get your results. This is provided they get you a referral at all.. So trust me if you like your self and want to live go anywhere else, if you want to remain sick and in pain and possibly die, this is the place for you!!!No joke you will wish you never set foot in there clinic. I will be posting Drs name and all of helpers soon..Do your self a favore and just hang out in lobby and watch all the arguments with receptionist and patients because they do not do there job. 2 and 3 year old children could do the job they do. Anyway try it out I guess if you don't believe me.In a very short time you will have wished you had listend to me...
I just had the most unprofessional, rude, and sarcastic conversation on the phone I have ever had at a professional establishment. I had called this clinic a week ago and left a message for my children's' doctor. (I am not currently in CA) I recognized that the number was most likely the doctor's office, and when I answered, she asked for my ex-husbands wife. I replied with my name, asked if this was regarding _____&_____, and that I was their mother. That's when she became incredibly rude. I then asked for her name and where she was calling from. (No, she had still not introduced herself) She refused to tell me even what business she was representing. She just repeated through the whole conversation that this was a confidentiality issue. The conversation went no where, and she continued to get more and more sarcastic. I was then told that their dad would have to call and say it was ok to speak to me. If it's a confidentiality issue, couldn't I have had just anyone call? They are my children and I know all of their information. I did have him call. He was told right away that it says clearly in the file who I am. This encounter was incredibly upsetting as a mother. This is a person representing a professional, my kid's doctor. My experience was not speaking with a courteous and helpful doctors office, but more a hostile and inconsiderate child.
This Dr., I am told, has left the Yuba City, Ca. area of practice. I have nothing but the highest regards for him. If he is setting up a new practice in Roseville or SAC area I should like to know. (Another doctor of mine has moved his practice to SAC. I am following him there in Sept.) I have worked for Stanford for 23 years and can recognize an outstanding doctor.
this is not even the correct number. it is 530 749 3242. yellow pages can't even get it right for crying out loud. the number listed is for the sutter county health department.
We've been here waiting for over half an hour only to be told that the doctor is busy they say 10:15 so we show up early to be on time out of respect instead of seeing us at the determined time they make us wait.... Great job guys!!!
Contrary to the review from Blake S. - this is the BEST urgent care clinic I have been to, of the two clinics I have had to utilize. I was at Sutter Urgent Care on 8/29/2014 and I had the best care possible! EVERYONE, up to and including the person taking care of admittance, was very professional, kind, and considerate. What I thought was a fractured or broken bone in my foot, turned out to be broken vessels on the top of my foot. My foot was very swollen (I could not wear a shoe) and bruised (the bruised color was due to blood under the skin - not actual bruising). Although the 'wait time' was 1.5 hours, I was immediately taken to a room, via wheelchair, and my foot was x-rayed within 20 minutes. I left the clinic with an ace bandage wrapped around my foot and ankle, and a postoperative 'boot' that I have to wear for 2 to 4 weeks.Blake S. touts that he is a 'medical professional' (he mentions this twice), however his knowledge of the medical field is questionable. An MD is REQUIRED to be on site when a PA (physician’s assistant) is on site, therefore, if prescription medication is required, the prescription would be written by the MD. Clinics, hospitals, urgent care facilities and doctors cannot provide a person with immediate pain medication upon request, if it is a narcotic. It is against the law. I am not a health care/medical professional, however it does not take a rocket scientist to know that any medication of a narcotic nature (most pain medications), requires a prescription written by an MD - a PA cannot write prescriptions. If Blake S. had a broken leg and broken ankle, common sense would indicate that an MD would write a prescription for pain medication and not just provide Ibuprofen for such a painful injury. Blake S. did not indicate x-rays were taken to verify broken bones, so it may have been his word against…?? I do not have the intent to disparage Blake S. – however, his comments about his injuries and asking for pain medication, but offered only Ibuprofen, raises questions regarding the reason for his visit to the clinic and his injuries.This urgent care facility has an onsite lab, onsite x-ray, onsite MRI and onsite CT scans. There are 4 doctors and 3 PA's that work at this facility. I was treated by Dr. Anthony Tseng - who was polite, friendly, professional, and took the time to explain my injury, how it may have happened and how to take care of it when I got home. Unquestionable time, patience and instruction from Dr. Tseng.I would recommend Sutter Urgent Care to anyone seeking immediate medical advice/attention. I rated this facility five stars, however I would have rated it higher if it were possible. Do not hesitate to utilize this facility if/when necessary. Five stars and all A’s!
He treats his patients as individuals and not with a common diagnosis for everyone.
This is the worst clinic I have ever been too and I have NEVER seen such an unprofessional group of doctors in my life.I am a medical professional myself and this clinic is the laughing stock of the Yuba City medical community.Most of the healthcare providers (such as Paul Shank) aren't even doctors, they are Physicians ASSISTANTS, and they they do NOT have the ability to prescribe controlled substances (such as painkillers, sleeping pills, anxiety medication, or anything that requires a DEA license) regardless of what your injury or reason for going in is.If you go in with a broken leg or severe burns the strongest thing that they have the authority to prescribe is 800mg Ibuprofen which you can get over the counter.The worst thing about all this is that they won't admit that they do not have the authority to prescribe these medications, they will simply say that you are exhibiting drug-seeking behavior.I went here with a broken leg and a broken ankle after I crashed my 4-wheeler and after asking for something stronger than Ibuprofen (which I knew wasn't strong enough to even put a dent in the pain as I am a medical professional myself) they wrote that I was seeking drugs, as if a broken leg and ankle aren't painful enough to warrant stronger medication than Ibuprofen.Basically the only reason to go here is if you have something like a urinary tract infection or the flu or a fever.If you have a serious injury/illness go to the hospital emergency room where you can see a REAL Physician and not a Physician's Assistant, and a REAL Physician has a DEA license and can prescribe the medication necessary to treat severe injuries like serious burns & broken bones.
my 92 year old mother goes to dr afato and we both think very highly of him
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.