"The staff was nice, the office was nice.. but my care wasn't.. \r
I read the reviews before making my appointment since I really needed help with my laryngitis and wanted a Doctor who would really take an interest in helping me. I said I have esophageal reflux diagnosed a few years back and they went with that - suggesting a buy a mattress riser (a specific brand), checking that I didn't have any cysts in my throat, and prescribing medication. They did not address my extreme congestion. They called in a prescription, wrote a prescription for me to take to the pharmacy, and gave me a sheet of reflux lifestyle directions - but none of it included direction to get a sinus spray that I saw in my online notes the next day. One prescription was for something we didn't talk about, and the other was for the same medication that he wrote for me to purchase OTC. The pharmacy tech was confused by the notes, as was I. I was referred to another department, and they called asking me why I was coming. I was given no information to provide them, they were scheduling a test that ended up not needing, and now they're trying to figure out what I need an appointment for. I can't be confident in a doctor who doesn't provide clear information to me, doesn't write clear documentation or clear direction to other ppl trying to help me. It's great that he's nice and personable, but I'd be happier if he gave me a clear diagnosis, clear direction on what to do, and clear information to my pharmacist and the referral office. I just want to be able to breath and speak like a normal person.. but now I have no idea.. "
Facial Plastic Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2675 N Decatur Road, Decatur, GA 30033
What is Facial Plastic Surgery?
Facial plastic surgeons are physicians who provide surgical or medical treatment to change the appearance of the face, head, or neck. We communicate a great deal through tiny, natural movements of the face, so the work of a facial plastic surgeon requires an unusually high level of skill.
Facial plastic surgeons provide a number of treatment options, such as:
Cosmetic surgery, intended to enhance the appearance. These procedures are usually considered elective, although they can be psychologically very important to patients. Cosmetic procedures seek to increase physical beauty, and can include facelifts, liposuction, and nose jobs.
Reconstructive surgery, to correct the appearance. Often these procedures are considered medically necessary and treat patients who are experiencing negative effects due to an aspect of their appearance. Procedures that can be considered reconstructive may include the removal of birthmarks and scars, repairs after serious accidents, and the correction of problems such as cleft palate.
Medical treatments that do not involve surgery. This category of procedures includes Botox, wrinkle treatments, injectable fillers, or medical skin products.
Facial plastic surgeons may have trained as plastic surgeons first, but most physicians who specialize in facial plastic surgery actually begin as otolaryngologists, or ear, nose, and throat doctors. A large part of the training that all otolaryngologists receive in medical school involves surgery on the face, and facial plastic surgery is considered the largest subspecialty of otolaryngology.
The field of facial plastic surgery is changing rapidly, with new advances in the past few years, such as laser therapy, minimally invasive surgery, and microsurgery. Facial plastic surgeons are able to use this knowledge to help you feel confident about the face you present to the world.