"Dr. Baran is an excellent doctor. He has an excellent bedside manner and takes the time to explain everything he does, everything about your diagnosis and also takes the time to address all your issues and answers all questions and concerns.
BUT, his office staff is horrific. They are curt, rude and very unprofessional. They have no respect for patient privacy or HIPAA laws. If you need a referral to a specialist, its a painful process to get one, IF you manage to get one.... Getting prescription refills is extremely slow. After several insurance claim errors I finally left his care. Its too bad such a great doctor loses patients due to an office staff with zero customer service skills and blatant disregard for patient well-being."
There are several kinds of primary care doctors. Which specialty you search for depends primarily on your age:
Adults see internal medicine doctors (also called "internists").
Babies, children, and teenagers see pediatricians.
Seniors see geriatricians.
Anyone can see a family medicine doctor.
Primary care doctors see people for check-ups, physical exams, or routine bloodwork. They also help people with chronic illnesses manage their conditions.
Primary care doctors are very important. If you haven’t seen a doctor in a while, you will most likely start with a primary care doctor. If you have medical problems or concerns, your primary care doctor can diagnose you and refer you to the right specialist for further consultation.