Precious L Braswell MD Obstetrics And Genecology
Dr. Braswell is laid back and funny. Those are the pros. However, office visits require long waits. I've never been there and waited less than 45 mins... I don't think I've ever waited less than an hour. That's JUST for vitals. After vitals you go back to the waiting room and wait some more. Finally, you're put in a room where you, again, wait some more. At LEAST another 30-45 minutes.I switched to Dr Braswell during the last two or so months of my pregnancy because I wanted a doctor who I could get comfortable with. Where I was before rotated doctors and so there was no guarantee as to who would deliver me. I expressed this concern. However, I soon learned there was no reassurance at Dr Braswell's office either. My first experience at her office was that I got there and was told that she was out on delivery. I waited several hours for her to get back . My second experience was that she was on vacation and I was being seen by the PA. There was another occasion where I came in and was told that my appointment needed to be rescheduled because she was out doing a delivery. However my question is why didn't the office staff call me before I left work early and came all the way to the office? The times I did actually see Dr Braswell she was pleasant enough but always seems to be in a hurry. She would answer questions but it always felt like she was answering them with one foot out out the door. Sometimes she literally was walking toward the door while answering. Not to mention one time when she gave me results from a test they did and seemed to blaze over them while verbally implying that I already knew them. How would I have? I even had to be the one to ask about the results. Had I not I wouldn't have found out important info about my pregnancy. I had to ask about everything. How was my urine sample? How is my bp? Where I transferred from they told me everything they were doing and so that's what I was used to. I think Dr. Braswell is too busy. Part of this could also be because the office only seems to open Monday through Thursday. Is this the norm for private practices? Doesn't seem normal to close every Friday and for the one Doctor to be off every weekend. Needless to say, I still ended up being delivered by a perfect stranger. This being my 1st pregnancy, it was important that I felt comfortable but I didn't. As far as current experiences. I contacted Dr Braswell's office on several occasions because I had a concern & question about some post delivery symptoms I was still having and wanted to verify if it was a true concern. Again I felt as if she was way too busy to give me proper attention. The receptionist also made it seem as if my call didn't deserve a direct conversation with Dr. Braswell, all of which would have taken 3 minutes. It appears that once you deliver you are no longer a concern. After several times calling and excuses from the receptionists, I still have yet to receive a call back. I just gave up. All of these perfect reviews that she's getting, I'm not buying. If I were to base my review only on personality then, yes, Dr Braswell would get 5 stars. But at the end of the day, I rather have a snob who at least took good care of me and ensured that everything went well pre and post delivery.
Progressive Medical Center
I went to Progressive medical center after suffering from exhaustion and a poor memory and a lack of energy. I felt like it was 4pm at 11am. To cut a long story short, the diet that they put me on, my weekly routine along with the supplements that they prescribed have drastically helped my health. It was a combination of leaky gut, gluten reaction and an exhausted thyroid that were the cause. Overall, the staff was very kind and receptive and the doctors answered my questions very professionally and knowledgeably. Its a well rounded approach, you also see a dietitian as part of the process. In my case i had a LOT of blood work, stool tests and a saliva tests that revealed a great deal of information to help me with my condition.I would give this place 5 stars, if it wasn't for the cost. You wont spend about 3K+ out of pocket like some of the other places that are as reputable or similar (my opinion after reading other peoples reviews on the facilities i researched), but you might have to pay about half that much(in my case)...this might be more or less depending on what they are treating. This is the amount out of pocket (After insurance had kicked in). Did they warn me about the cost on the first visit....YES....do i regret the amount that i have to pay(i have a 12 month payment plan).... NO. When your health starts affecting your job, relationships, and confidence(memory loss), it put a different perspective on how much i was willing to pay. Most importantly, i can remember stuff far better than i have in years and i cant put a price on that!If you have a short term disease, injury (flu, sprained acl) then this might not be the best place for you. But if you have a chronic disease, then I would highly recommend these guys! They really know what they are talking about.
Progressive Medical Center
Thank God for Progessive Medical. I had been to over 30 different doctors over the course of 2 years and was told by each that I either had nothing wrong with me, my ailments were all in my head or that they couldn't do anything for me and I would live out the rest of my life in pain and confusion. My wife had heard about Progressive and decided to do the new patient tour without me (as I was bed ridden by this time) and returned home excited. I could tell from the first appointment with the doctor that this place was different from any other I had been to. They listened to what I had to say, looked me in the eye as I was talking, and didn't rush me out so they could get to their next appointment. I was immediately given a treatment plan that was adjusted as my condition required. After 2 years of searching for an answer, I was given one by Progressive Medical! In 3 short months I was driving again! I continued to improve under their care and haven't looked back since. This place is super comprehensive, so at first it does seem confusing because all that is going on inside one building. (Which is another great attribute. You don't have to drive all over town to see different doctors and get different treatments.) I hate to think what my life would be like today if my wife hadn't taken that patient tour and insisted I go. They gave my wife her husband back, my kids their father, and me my life!
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!
I found out on 6/28/17 that I had stage 1 breast cancer - shock of my life. You meet with doctors and surgeons but none were as kind as Dr. Ghazi, his PA Emily & nurse Robin especially. I was so scared and Dr. Ghazi could tell - he looked at me at one point and said "Tara, we are going to take good care of you, it's going to be okay I promise". I needed to hear that as I was having a hard time emotionally processing what was about to happen to my body. I hate metal expanders they suck but I understand their importance for what is best for your skin, the time needed before implants, etc. So I hope he never loses that upbeat, kind & supportive bedside manner that so many doctors don't have. We as patients need to feel like you as our doctor, care about us.