• 1.Singapuri, Mohammed S

    250 E Ponce De Leon Ave

    Decatur,GA

    5.68 mi

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03/24/2013
By: john.odonnell.75054
Saint Joseph's Hospital Of Atlanta
My experience is a little old--it occurred July 4, 2001. Turth in advertising requires me to say I was born in St. Joseph's over 70 years ago, but have not lived in Atlanta since 1970. I was visiting to attend a wedding and staying with friends. I was supposed to go to the Rehearsal Dinner, but was feeling ill, so I declined hoping to attend the wedding on Saturday. The friends with whom I was staying had dinner plans. BTW, I should be considered a knowledgeable layman, having worked in healthcare administration for decades. Four years prior to this, I had had an angioplasty so I was conscious of potential heart problems. When my friends arrived I told my host that it would probably be wise to go to an Emergency Room for a blood test to see if I was having heart problems. I was vaguely surprised when he suggested St. Josephs. Predictably, the ER was a zoo on a holiday weekend. Eventually blood was drawn and my host proved to be the really good friend and stayed with me. The staff put me into one of the ER cubicles while we waited. Eventually the ER physician came in about 3 a.m. and told me that the blood tests had proven negative for the enzymes indicative of a heart attack. However, he encouraged me to stay in the hospital for an angiogram the next morning. I decided that I must be having some type of flu, and declined. But my friend supported the idea--I must have looked really bad. Reluctantly, I agreed. Angiogram results: The good news: No heart attack. The bad news: Blood vessels in the heart, 85% occluded. Consulting with the cardiologist who recommended a CAB (a bypass). Having observed a number of those operations, I was less than enthused at the prospect plus I did not have medical insurance. I asked about another angioplasty. They advised against it saying in a relatively short period of time, the problem would recur. When I mentioned the lack of insurance, they said something "Let St. Josephs take care of you. Also, they said the CAB would be performed first thing Monday, which meant I would miss the wedding. I was also bummed because I had been exercising in an effort to not have heart problems. I decended into a combination "blue funk" and pity party--still resisting the idea of a CAB. As a result, things were kind of up in the air. One of the nurses, who deserves my everlasting thanks, came in and counselled me. By the time she left, I was more amenable. They sent in the heavy gun--the anesthesiologist. By the time he arrived, I had come to grips with it. Before he could open his mouth I said "Let's do this."I've gone into this detail so that readers will know that St. Josephs really does care and, take this from someone in a position to know, does a great job. I was pretty much of a deadbeat, and I received care worthy of a Chief of State. I would like to think that I was a knowledgeable patient--let the wounds drain and exercise as much as you can. In fact, I made them sit me up in the chair rather than the bed when they brought me to my room from Intensive Care. I felt compelled to write this when I read a couple of the reviews. There are two low ratings. One is the result of the doctor's orders, not the hospital. In fairness, staph can be very very difficult. The other low rating was because of a mixup about telephone numbers. I can see why that might be inconvenient for the person, but it hardly deserves a low rating. As far myself, I am seen by a Harvard-educated cardiologist at a tertiary medical center. However, he wants to see me only annually, and this is 11 years after my surgery, which also prevented a heart attack. The sites where the veins were removed from my legs were more problematic that the operation. Thank you, St. Joesphs. Thank you, ER. Thank you, cardiologist. Thank you, wonderful Nursing Staff. Thank you, Dr. Snyder and the surgical staff. I think Someon was really looking out for me when they caused be to be where I began life.
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03/18/2013
By: nancy.still3
Saint Joseph's Hospital Of Atlanta
I was scared to death when I got to this Imaging Center. I was trying to find out if I had a bone infection which everyone seemed to think that I did. I hope that I am in the right place to write this review.The man and woman that was in Imaging set my self easy and helped me in so many ways.Their names, I know only by first names, Were Rodney and Katie. I have, a son and daughter named Rodney & Katie. I thought in my mind that this IS the right place, their names are like my children's and what a coincidence They took the best care of me, My waiting time was legitimate, right on the button.I have trouble with my back..Rodney helped fix my back so that it would not hurt me. The table was just like all tables, it was bad. All tables are bad all over the place but Rodney help me overcome the pain by helping me lie there with assistance of pillows and etc. He was the right man for the job. I enjoyed these two people very much.If you have to have something like this done, Don't hesitate. They are good people and will not just put you on the table and tell you to 'wait' until it's over. I am so glad that I had the pleasure of knowing these two kind souls. I will never be afraid of having this testing done again. I am so happy that I got to meet them.They are very good at what they do.. St. Joseph's be happy that they enjoy their work. Nancy Still, penned 03/18/2013 @ 4:15 p.m.
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03/18/2013
By: nancy.still3
Saint Joseph's Hospital Of Atlanta
A very good place to go IF anything happens to you. I stayed two weeks on 4 South. Was wonderful in all ways. They even got a heat pad which was wonderful.Nothing but good things happened to me. Dietary came in and helped me with food choices and also for help at home with direction on how and what to eat at home. The lady was very kind and even put edible orchids on my food tray but could not eat it, was too beautiful and put them in book to preserve them for future memories. Will never forget them. It was just a great place to be sick if you have to be sick. I had surgery which was a little unpleasant, but after the surgery, I did not have any more pain in my foot which was what the surgery was all about. Thank you St. Joseph's for being kind and thanks to 4 South for their nurses and healthcare people on that floor and in the surgical wings of that hospital. I, of course, was ready to come home. I have another surgery on the same foot to do and I do hope that this trip is successful as the one in Sept. 2012.I have one picky thing to say.. and that was the bed. It was awful. It's not suppose to be like home tho. Hospital beds are known for their beds being horrible. This one was not horrible, just tolerable. But that's ok. I still had a wonderful experience with them.. Nancy Still (penned 03/19/2012 @5:45 p.m.
03/05/2013
By: atl_bull_moose
Institute for Higher Living
Great practice, run independently by a great psychiatrist: Dr. David W. Tascarella, M.D.My personal experience with Dr. T came about when my mother's boyfriend suggested that I get tested for ADHD--at 25! We came to the Institute for Higher Living and I had a three-hour diagnostic session with Dr. T.I was greeted by a nice woman with whom I had spoken by phone already, and she told me Dr. T would be just a few minutes. I have found many psychiatrists will double or triple book in case of no-shows: Not Dr. T!The diagnostic was amazingly thorough! He listened to every word I had to say, and offered some amazing insights into how our minds work and why I was feeling the way I was. We spoke more about a variety of topics, until we both felt we had said our piece.Dr. T got me taken care of. Since my diagnosis for ADHD I have started my treatment, and I feel like a fog has lifted from my brain. It's like I just accessed a level of functionality I never knew I had. I scheduled my follow-up appointment with the same wonderful lady, and went on my way!
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10/20/2015
By: Rainey H.
Krawiecki, Nicolas
After a bad experience with another pediatric neurologist (whom several friends had bad experiences with as well), we were referred to Dr. Krawiecki. What a God-send this man is! It is so scary to have to take your child to a neurologist to begin with and he puts you and your child totally at ease. He is so patient and kind and makes you feel as if he has all the time in the world to devote to you and your child (which was the complete opposite experience we had at the first pediatric neurologist's office). He also did not immediately jump on the prescription meds wagon, as many doctors do. He took the time to review videos that my husband sent him via email and called us back personally. If your child is ever in need of a neurologist, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr. Krawiecki!!! He is amazing!
11/13/2016
By: Lexi B.
Woolfson Eye Institute: Dr. Jonathan Woolfson, MD
I absolutely love the staff at Woolfson. Everyone is absolutely incredible. Dr. Lackey has a special place in my heart because we bonded right from the start. When she asked why I wanted to get LASIK I shared the story and started crying. I hardly ever cry and it was such a special moment. Susan was wonderful about answering any questions I had before and after surgery, being able to text or call her anytime was extremely helpful. I also loved Amanda, she was so sweet and supportive the entire time. Dr. Woolfson and his crew were also incredible. I felt extremely comfortable and welcomed. After surgery I felt a bit light headed and the team made sure they found me a snack. They went above and beyond the call of duty. I can now see 20/15!!!
03/24/2016
By: Jennifer N.
Woolfson Eye Institute: Dr. Jonathan Woolfson, MD
Everyone has been fabulous! Dr. Woolfson was wonderful and every single doctor that I have met here has been kind and helpful and professional. I have and will continue to recommend this practice to many friends in the future. I have seen 'deals' online for LASIK, but seriously--who would want to purchase a cheap deal when it comes to their eyesight and their future vision. This was actually extremely affordable for the top notch quality that I received. I have been extremely impressed all around. I came here when my eye doctor told me that I could no longer wear contacts (almost 20 yrs. of wear was damaging my eyes) and I feel like Dr. Woolfson saved my vision and changed my life for the better!
03/04/2017
By: John S.
Woolfson Eye Institute: Dr. Jonathan Woolfson, MD
Dr. Woolfson was absolutely amazing. In a practice this large, I would not have expected to work with the doctor directly and have that personal touch. This made a difference and is one of the main reasons I went with this office. They actually cared about me at every level and seemed genuine in their interactions. The surgery process was smooth and the team was amazing. Dr. Woolfson went through my chart along with the others prior to surgery and was able to pick up on small details normally just brushed over by other doctors. Dr. Woolfson is a leader in his craft due to his knowledge, experience, and attention to detail. If I had to do it over again, I would choose this office every time.
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12/14/2015
By: Angela M.
Sono Bello Laser Liposuction & Body Contouring
This was one of the best decisions I ever made. I am so happy with the way things turned out. From the day of my first consultation to 6 weeks post procedure, the staff has been more than helpful and accommodating. Every step of the way was explained in detail which made me more relax and comfortable with decision and the procedure itself. I must admit that the day of the procedure I was apprehensive, but the staff quickly put me at ease. I had very little down town (procedure on Thurs....back to work on Monday), and little pain and discomfort. I just don't know what took me so long to do this, but I'm SO GLAD I FINALLY DID. Thank you Sono Bello.
09/21/2014
By: Golden P.
Sono Bello Laser Liposuction & Body Contouring
This was my very first experience with Sono Bello! Not only was I knew to the area but a friend referred me here. I was doing a tun of research online that was best for my needs, and they had it all. The staff are very friendly, professional, and they keep a standard to look Good while doing it. There office isn't hard to find and they keep the area neat and clean, which I am big on! I got my free consolation on a Tuesday, I was back two weeks later ready to go. They answered all of my questions and made me feel comfortable. Professionally trained staff that knows how to get the job done! I highly recommend Sono Bello for all your SKIN CARE needs.
Tips & Advices
This depends on the facility. Patients should call to find out if they'll need a referral from their physician prior to making an appointment.
Aside from hyperbaric oxygen treatment, most wound care centers offer:
  • Debridement: The removal of dead skin and tissue surrounding the wound. This can be done surgically, using a whirlpool bath, syringes, enzymes that dissolve the tissue, or wet dressings that dry on the wound and absorb the dead tissue.
  • Dressing: Wrapping the wound in a protective film, gauze, gel, or foam.
  • Compression stockings: Tight-fitted fabric sheaths that encourage blood flow.
  • Artificial skin: A covering that is applied to the wound for several days as it heals.
  • Ultrasound: The use of sound waves to promote healing.
  • Growth factor therapy: The use of materials naturally produced by the body to encourage quick cell growth.
  • Negative pressure therapy: Creating a vacuum around a wound to encourage faster blood flow to the area.
Depending on where the treatment is administered, hyperbaric oxygen treatment  can cost $100- $1,000. After insurance is applied, patients may have a copay of $10 -$50 or a coinsurance fee of 10 percent to 50 percent.
Most wounds should heal within two to six weeks. An individual should seek chronic wound treatment if a wound has not begun to heal after two weeks or is not completely healed after six.
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