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By: Lisa H.
Dr. Michael M Dvorkin, MD
What a wonderful doctor!!! Mom was experiencing excruciating pain in right hip, had a scan and diagnosed with a mild fractured hip and arthritis. She was referred to two orthopedic surgeons. We called the 1st doctor and was told she couldn't get an appointment for two weeks. Then we called Dr Dvorkin's office, explained the situation to receptionist, who put us on hold and talked to the Doc. She got back on the phone and said come in now....Wow!!! Mom went to the office, he reviewed the scan and said he could do surgery that Monday, this was on Tuesday. He was willing to rearrange his schedule. Being skeptical, at 80, and never meeting this Dr. before, she said she would wait. We researched Dr D and found he was very reputable. Two weeks later, Dec. 5, 2016 she went under the knife. He did such a great job, she was up the next day, walking on a walker and was released within 2 days. She was off her pain meds within 4 days. Today, Jan 5th was 30 days, our 2nd follow up and she is doing great! Dr. D is so informative (explaining every detail) and he is so caring and understanding. His staff is very remarkable also, attentive and friendly. They went the extra mile initially talking to the doctor and scheduling Mom right away. Mom was under a lot of stress deciding whether to live with the pain or get the surgery. She is thankful she made the right decision, having the surgery and getting the right doctor. You rock Dr. Dvorkin....Thank you!!!
By: mcguirk
This is THE place to go for women's exercise! YOUR effort determines how challenging or easy the workout is. If you are young and healthy and push yourself at every workout station, your heart-rate will be up and you'll be sweating in a few minutes. If you are older and cannot tolerate vigorous exercise, the program is flexible enough that you need not worry about injury. The Curves program targets all muscle groups and includes stretching after the 30-minute workout to increase the benefits of the exercise and increase flexibility. Carol, the owner, is always there to guide you if you need help or advice. I have been going to Curves for Women at The Rotunda since it opened in 2004. This is the first form of exercise that I have been able to stick with for so long. One surprising advantage of exercising at Curves at The Rotunda is the great camaraderie and many laughs that make you feel "at home." I highly recommend it to all women. Try it once. You won't be disappointed.
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By: nickguitarguy
Advance Correction Chiro PC
I went to Dr. Levin at their Wilkens Ave branch with a prior auto collision injury. He fixed me up so well I didn't need any kind of therapy or pain management afterwords. I love the staff their, they are friendly, courteous and they truly care. Having read the other review I don't believe he completed therapy with the Dr, but only 1 appointment as anyone who knows the staff and the Dr there knows their interest is only in making the patient well. I am currently seeing him again (3 years later for first time) because of another auto collision. I have faith that within a short time he will have me up and going stronger than ever. By the way, my exercises didn't start till 3rd visit, but mainly because alignment issues had to be corrected prior to beginning my physical therapy parts of my sessions. Trust this doctor. He will get you well where you don't have to come back.
By: wendy.spivak.5
In my many years of trying to stay fit I have joined countless health clubs and find myself enthusiastic and compliant for the first few months then the excuses start to mount--bad hour for class, too crowded and noisy etc Then last year I tried Curves in Hampden. I have not only increased my attendance time since starting but have also lost pounds and inches. Why the difference--no fixed "class" times, can go nearly anytime during the day. Work at your own pace. Instructors are helpful but not overbearing. And most of all it has become a family. We are all there for the same reason for the hour or so and the friendly chatter makes it all the more delightful..Try it, you'll love it.
By: ruthwarren
Paul M Apostolo MD PA
His humor and approach to medicine relieves fears you may have, he is quick to respond to any emergency and keeps his patients informed. If an appointment needs rescheduled, it is done without hesitation. I have found that even if you haven't seen him for several years, he remembers who you are, makes you feel more like a friend instead of patient. And even if you haven't even seen him as a patient yet that day; his hello, will help you relax until you feel better just by saying hello and seeing his smile. RNW
By: kmkane
I've really been enjoying my 6+ months at Curves, especially the Monday night Zumba classes! It's a very non-threatening place to start a fitness regimen, especially if you're joining because you feel that you're out of shape and could stand to lose a few! Women here are of all ages, shapes, weights, and fitness levels. It's a collegial and non-competitive environment. No spandex required :-) You are your own "competition" and the staff is very good at helping you to measure your progress over time through computerized tracking and periodic weigh-ins and body measurements.
By: triciaj
I've been coming to this curve for a few months now, and have really come to enjoy my membership with them. I must admit that at first, I was hesitant about coming there, considering many of the members are older than I am, but when I refocused my thoughts, I realized 1) that the workout was about me, 2) many of them are more in shape then I am lol, and 3) it really is a place to come without having to feel self-conscious about who I am, and how much I could or could not endure. SInce then, my progress has been great, so long as I show-up, which is definitely on me. No regrets!
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By: Mari H.
Advance Correction Chiro PC
Many, many thanks to Dr. Levin & his staff! I was visiting the Baltimore area on business from Iowa and was having intense back pain. I was supposed to go on to NYC for a much needed vacation over the weekend and thought for sure I would have to cancel those plans. However, the staff got me in the same day and Dr Levin had me feeling better in no time! I was very impressed with the thoroughness and caring of everyone in the office. I would highly recommend Dr. Levin & his staff!!
By: F. K.
Health Associates
I would like to say this practice is composed of wonderful caring people... For example, Shirley Critzer, Practice Manager, is a thoughtful, altruistic professional who went out of her way [and beyond her job description] to help and inspire my 7-year old daughter's medical career aspirations. This is a perfect example of effective medical practice leadership in the community through inspiration, selfless service and encouragement. Thank you, Shirley!
By: tish1026
I have been a member of Curves in Hampden since 2009. I've found that in order to achieve the results you aspire to obtain; a three day workout session is necessary. My goal weight has been fulfilled and I enjoy every workout. The atmosphere is fun and energetic. The Curves staff and also my fellow workout clients are helpful and encouraging too. So COME TO CURVES IN HAMPDEN AT THE ROTUNDA!!
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Aside from hyperbaric oxygen treatment, most wound care centers offer:
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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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