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By: krismc
Chico Immediate Care Medical Center Inc
I had to have a finger stitched up and was told there was no cost to have the stitches out. The care & treatment was great. However, when I went back for the removal of stitches, The PAC asked if I had and oozing from the would; said I did and she asked if I wanted a proscription. I said ok & she called in a prescription.She didn't tell me that calling in that prescription would change the visit to an $88 dollar office visit. I didn't know this until I got the bill. I was also charged $100 for a finger splint that can be purchased on Amazon for less than $6. I protested with the owner who reduced the office visit to $25 and the cost of the splint to $35. (I had attached the Amazon info to my email)The medical staff were great; the front office staff had little customer service skills.
By: Maggie L.
Chico Immediate Care Medical Center Inc
Had a minor skin problem that was treated by PA. Nurse was OK, she did her job. Reception staff in-take and out were friendly and helpful. I left there with PA asking me "what are you still doing here". I had not been in this facility for over five years and am not the type of person that enjoys going to see a medical professional. I thought the PA was professional initially, which is all I care about, but left there telling myself that I probably would not return for medical treatment due to the PA's comment. I have insurance and pay my bills and I was not rude to ay staff member there.
By: yvetteb
Dr. Walter Sam Mazen, MD
The people here are really friendly and very helpful. The midwifes take time to get to know you. the doctors are great, never felt uncomfortable at all in this experience was my first child... i highly recommend them to all my family, friends, and co-workers.
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OB/GYNs learn to treat infertility as part of their standard education. OBGYNs who further their training in reproductive endocrinology and infertility are known as fertility specialists.
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OBGYNs can prescribe or perform the following types of birth control:
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  • Birth control shots
  • Implants
  • Diaphragms
  • Vaginal rings
  • Cervical caps
  • Intrauterine devices
  • Tubal ligation
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Women do not need to see an OBGYN to obtain over-the-counter forms of birth control such as male condoms, female condoms, or sponges.

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