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By: Rebecca Z.
St. Francis Medical Center
This hospital has treated me like a queen. I had extremely serious kidney condition and almost lost one. It was quickly diagnosed and immediate treatment begun. I had to be seen twice in ER due to complications and was treated with respect and very quickly attended to. My ER physician and nurse were with me almost constantly. They reassured me and kept me well informed. I have had all outpatient surgical procedures (7 in the last year) done at this facility and actually remembered my name and made each procedure bearable, pain-free, and comforting. I recommend this hospital to everyone I know.
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By: Dante L.
Incline Orthopedics
Dr. DeVanny was very professional and took a conservative approach to a fracture of my right forearm from a motorcycle wreck. With proper splinting (quite different from what E.R. had done) and rehab, it healed without surgery. He took time to explain things and had a very good bedside manner, different from many surgeons! He is not just in it for the money; he cares!
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By: M. A.
CBP-Brain Center
This office made me feel very comfy. I was impressed with how friendly the staff was from front desk to the docs and therapists. The quality and results of the treatments can't get any better. If you have a brain injury, that's the place to go.
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By: Vonnie M.
Native Roots Dispensary
This store will not honor the free gas at the Gas And Grass for signing up. ITS THE SAME BUSINESS!! Just wrong!!
By: jamesmiddleton
Premier Orthopedics
Best doctor in town. He really cares about his patients.
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