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10/06/2015
By: Sam G.
Sparks and Favor PC
So my wife has been going here for a while and really liked her gyno Dr. Brown. They usually do a great job. However, my wife got pregnant recently and we wanted to get her in for an appointment ASAP because we thought she could be 8-10 weeks along. We played phone tag with the billing dept. and nurses for two weeks just to talk to the right person to make the appointment, with them KNOWING she was pregnant for the first time and really wanted to see a doctor to know what was going on. Then today when we finally got her insurance info squared away and were ready to make an appointment, they told us that we have to pay for the entire delivery in advance (before we even had our FIRST appointment) or we could break it into three payments of about $400. They didn't mention anything about a pre-payment during the two weeks when we were trying to make an appointment. I really feel like the nurses and billing staff didn't care about my wife or our pregnancy and we'll be going elsewhere. Dr. Brown is great but the other staff really dropped the ball with us.
11/27/2014
By: Robert N.
MedCenter Hoover
My daughter fell and cut her knee at Oak Mountain Park the day before Thanksgiving. I took her to MedHelp on 280 only to find it closed. It was 3PM and the hours on their website were listed as 8A-8P. Another urgent care on 280 was also closed so I called MedCenter. I was relieved to find them open and took my daughter right over to them. Every staff member, from the front desk to the support personnel in the back, was very pleasant and exceptionally caring. So too was Dr. Crawford. As an MD myself, I have regrettably found the medical care here in Birmingham to be less than optimal on a number of occasions. Not so at MedCenter. This was not brain surgery, just a few stitches, but very professionally and competently done from start to finish. Thanks and a tip of the hat. I would not hesitate to return.
07/16/2013
By: oldmanray
Carr, Dennis D DMD MD
Dr Carr Is a good Dentist. I do not trust his office staff. Their business practices are not very ethical. They overcharged me for an extraction and when I caught them and requested a refund they stalled for 7 weeks. They did a panorama xray unnecessarily on me when I had arranged for my primary dentist to send a current xray and I verified that they had it. Their Panorama equipment is somehat poor and they should not have done this xray. They checked my insurance coverage and saw that it had been long enough since the last one for it to be covered but they should have let my primary dentist do it with their better equipment. Dr Carr needs to monitor his staff more closely.
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09/03/2014
By: Angela J.
Dr. James M Abroms, MD
I appreciate Dr. Brandner for not only allowing me, but inviting me to be a willing participant in my own health care. With a family history of devastating heart disease and diabetes, Dr. Brander has taken my health care concerns very seriously and has taken an aggressive approach to getting my numbers where they need to be. He does not settle for that being almost good enough. His bedside manners are a tremendous asset as well. He injects humor into your visit and makes no difference between his patients; Mountain Brook or Bessemer, all are given the same heart-pleasing care. I highly recommend him.AJ
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05/16/2017
By: Tracy S.
Bouchard Alain Dr
I went in to the hospital in 2014 with what I thought was a heartattck. Dr Bouchard came in daily and checked on me not convinced it was a heart attack. He set me up for an angiogram and while waiting I went into a what I call a bad spell I couldn't breathe and didnt know what was happening and Dr Bouchard and his team went to work turned out I was in congestive heart failure. He took great care of me and has been working with me ever since. He also recommended and got me in with an awesome rheumatologist who works directly with him. Together I am better than ever! His staff and team are awesome
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09/19/2015
By: Patsy R.
UAB Rheumatology
A wonderful clinic with a considerated, knowledgeable, doctor named David Spalding. He is the best. His nurse and the other staff are polite as well as caring to the needs of their patients. I have never had to wait and have always felt Dr Spalding was attempting to help me get well. If you desire excellent medical care, he Is an outstanding and a fantastic Rheumatologist. He even tried to find a pretty shoe store for me on his iPhone.
06/20/2017
By: Claire D.
Sparks and Favor PC
The best ob/gyn practice in Birmingham. From the receptionists to the physicians, nurses, technicians, and the exit clerks as you leave the office, everyone is helpful, professional, and seems genuinely wanting to help you. I was very anxious about needing surgery, but throughout the process my questions were answered and I was reassured. My actual surgery went so well that it was barely a pause in my normal life! Thanks to all of you!!!
08/02/2017
By: Jack T.
Bentley Amy MD
The Doctor and her staff has always been great .I have been in their care for 8 going on 9 years now. They are the best if I need a refill call in its done unless they need to check me out to see if the meds are working. I ask for 1 med and she said no and I knew I didn't need it which was good for me .She doesn't give out meds if you don't need it doc and her staff are the best .Always happy to see her and her staff Jackie
01/19/2011
By: georgeterrell
Urology Centers Of Alabama, P.C.
I see Dr. Thomas Moody at this practice and Surgical Physician's Assistant CHRIS SPIVEY-- He is my favoirte urologist I have seen in the state and she is WONDER WOMAN for folks with ED or Peyronies Disease issues. Never thought I'd be ok with a woman for procedures like I have done in regard to that but she is THE BEST ever. Never could have done all I have had to do had she not been in charge of my treatment.
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08/18/2015
By: Greg M.
Seale Harris Clinic PC
Good fast services in and out for medical clinic. I had advised my Dr that I added a herbal med in low dose with there prescriptions in which my numbers where getting better and I felt better and ask to run my A1C and test to see, pow I was told to find me another Dr and to leave with out any testing. Just don't understand certain Dr's anymore I would like to be healed if possible not prescribed!
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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.
Most health insurance plans cover wound care. Patients should check with the clinic and their health insurance provider before seeking treatment to be sure.

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