"Bedside manner is poor - she's abrupt, interrupts and wants to do more testing than what is needed. (Went in for a rash from sports and was asked to conduct tests to determine if I need more calcium/vitamin D when nothing indicated that necessary...) Processing through her office is very slow. Paper receipt for my taxes came from a book you can buy at Staples. Didn't want to schedule my next annual appointment because they don't like to schedule out that far.\r
Unresponsive through electronic health record management system, office was extremely dated and concerned me from a cleanliness perspective. I witnessed her rudeness also to a pharm sales rep. Can't even call in a simple prenatal vitamin prescription refill (originated from her because I was trying to get pregnant when I was seeing her and my previous Dr. Recommended taking prenatal prior to becoming pregnant) without needing to be seen again (when OB has no issues and there's medical evidence of the need.) It's a vitamin...I'd rather go to urgent care for a no urgent issue than be seen here again while I shop for a new PCP."
"I love Dr. Sherman, but his office manager declined me as a patient over $80.00. I am an insured patient who would pay what I could but still owed 80. They wanted me to pay off my account in Dec. I already wasn't have a Christmas for my family and I was planning on paying it, but something came up with my daughter at school and took what I had left. When I went to my appoint in January they had cancelled it with out letting me know. I wasn't able to get my blood pressure medicine. So I have been with out for over a yr now. "
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.