Kaiser Permanente Locations Locations & Hours Near Bakersfield, CA - YP.com
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By: Tracy F.
Kaiser Permanente Stockdale Medical Offices
I've been a member for about 15 years. Their doctors and nurse are great. They're very knowledgeable and they are very thorough. They also like to teach their members how to stay healthy. My only complaint is the pharmacy; they're a bit unorganized. Most of the time, prescriptions are ready when they're supposed to be, but sometimes, they're not ready and no one notifies you of that. You can order your prescriptions online, but they don't tell you how much they will charge your credit/debit card until they ship the order. I'd like to know the cost of my prescriptions at the time I placed the order.
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Academic medical centers provide the widest range of specialty care treatments, including the latest technological advances, clinical trials, and surgical techniques. In general, an academic medical center is a better choice than a community hospital for complicated treatments or rare diseases. Pediatric intensive care, especially, is usually performed at academic medical centers.
Academic medical centers offer a broad range of specialized services, from allergists to urologists. Some of the larger medical centers have entire hospitals or clinics focused on a particular medical service, such as cancer treatment, though specialties vary among the centers. Patients whose community hospital or local doctors do not have the facilities or expertise to address complex medical conditions can be referred by their primary care physician or local specialist to a major medical center (there are more than a dozen in the United States).
Yes. In addition to their inpatient hospital services, medical centers can offer a wide variety of outpatient services, such as pain clinics, rehabilitation centers, surgery, imaging and laboratory, mental health treatment, and outpatient cancer treatment. Medical groups – doctors in private practice but affiliated with the medical center--will also have offices within the medical center.
Physicians, nurses, physician’s assistants, residents, and attending physicians makeup the clinical staff of an academic medical center.
Medical center accreditation is not required, but most centers work voluntarily toward accreditation because it represents higher standards of healthcare quality and patient safety.

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