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By: Rebecca H.
J Grant Hormell MD
If you want to go to a great doctor who listens to your symptoms, cares about your well-being, and doesn't look at you as just a paycheck...then do not go to grant hormell. He has previously misdiagnosed me when I was very ill leading me to insist that something be done about it. In a very arrogant manner he suggested that I should be in the "prime of my life" and that my "virus" would just have to "take its course". After I insisted that something be done he begrudgingly wrote me a referral to a nose throat ear specialist. I went to see them and they immediately put me on antibiotics and steroids because, in their words, it was quite obvious that I was developing pneumonia and considering I had been dealing with the infection for 7 weeks at that point that my body was too weak to fight it off without help. That is one example, of many, which display the arrogant level of ignorance this doctor possesses.
By: joey.trimble.14
Lifeworks Health Center
I found Michaels place of business on here and decided to go to him for my back pains now i'm a heavy guy so i had some obvious reservations about going through something like this in fear that i would be frowned upon .. it's embarrassing obviouslyafter not more then 3 mins into the session Michael made me feel like a million buckshe saw me as no different as the last patient or the one after me we were just bodies to him to use his magnificant skill on .. the whole session was just amazing and i learned quiet abit about acupuncture and chinese culture as a whole .. i would trust Michael with my own mothers well being that's how much faith i have in him and i'm just looking forward to the next time i go in for a session ... could not be more pleased!the guy is a genius at what he does ... just amazing !! 5 stars doesn't do this man justice he's a 10 star kind of guy !!! if you have any reservations about going to him he'll make you forget them within the first 5 mins of your visit ..
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