By: J. S.
Woodhill Family Medicine
When we first arrived in the Columbia area, our military insurance provider appointed Dr. Yousefian to be our primary care doctor. He is simply the best. I've lived in many locations and come in contact with many, many doctors and yet, for me, Dr. Yousefian stands out as one of the top in his profession. He's kind, empathetic, and a patient listener. Even more importantly, he's proven himself highly dedicated to giving my family the best care possible. The nurses and office staff are also exceptional. I had a medical emergency and not only did the doctor continue to reach out to me until my crisis passed, several in the office did as well. Very impressive. The office staff (and I'm talking every single person I've interacted with...) are the kind of people who run and open the door for you when they see you in pain, work tirelessly with your insurance to get you the appointments you need in the quickest time possible and are ever ready to answer any concerns that you may have. I've even been at the practice very late in the evening and yet they didn't rush me out, giving me all the time I needed to make sure all was in order before I left. (A special "shout out" to Judy who reached out to me many times with kindness and concern during my medical crisis and remained unsatisfied until I got all the tests and appointments I needed in an impressively short amount of time. Also a note of gratitude to the receptionist who recently worked and worked with me and the schedule to get my child, with an ear infection, in to see our doctor on short notice. ) I would also like to point out that it is a large practice so, yes, sometimes I encounter a "phone call overload" and can't get through. I can really empathize with the reviewer becoming frustrated with this, but I've learned to simply wait 15 minutes or so and try again. I'll usually then get through to a friendly and apologetic voice.As a final note, I'd also like to add that it's a bit of a drive for me to get to this practice. I have to drive 40 minutes from my home (sometimes many more depending on traffic) to get there, not by choice but because my doctor shifted offices to this location. Even so, the drive, to me, is worth it because I feel that my children's and my health are in good hands and you really can't put a price on that or weigh it against any minor inconvenience.
By: elizabethincola
Jackson Smile Studio
Dr. Jackson absolutely saved the day! Talk about going above and beyond!!!! I had an absolute nightmare of dentist emergency. It was a Friday night and my front veneer came out. Well, that would not have been the worst thing that could happen to a person, obviously, except that I was leaving to go to a national sales meeting on Sunday for the week, and it was looking like I would be going without a front tooth!!!! I frantically called the emergency dental line and to my surprise got Dr. Jackson, himself! Not an answerinbg service- major points! Then I find out he is heading to Myrtle Beach with his dear wife, but that he is willing to meet me before he goes and fix my tooth at 11:30pm!!!!!!!!!!! Who does that these days???? Only my dentist, with professionalism, precision, and with a Jackson Smile! I would recommend him to anyone and everyone looking for an amazing dentist. He was my hero that night and I was able to go to my meeting with all my teeth and a big smile on my face! : )
By: K H.
Palmetto Family Medicine
I am rating the practice as pretty good overall. However, management of the practice leaves a lot to be desired. Can't tell you how many times I have called and simply can not get a body, even the operator, to answer a phone call. I tried at 4:25 every extension possible and suddenly got the answering service. One of the most difficult practices I've ever had dealings with in regards to getting someone to answer a call. Their phones are so screwed up that when you opt out to the operator to a "0", you go to dead air and the call just hangs in never never land. Really enjoy the new PA, but simply and absolutely HATE the management of the practice and phone situation. Now that PFM is part of Lexington Medical Center, their billing is even screwed up too. Got a bill for a first time visit and when I got it, i was already in the 31-60 cycle showing I was late. NEVER had seen that charge before and could never get a straight answer as to why I was late on the first bill.
By: shagnat1
Johnny Y Smith MD
Dr. Smith has lost has passion. I used him for 25+ years, then he got to where he doesn't listen to his patients, spends maybe 3 or 4 mins. with them, and doesn't respect any of the knowledge they possess about their own bodies and issues. Ask him a simple question one time, his response was "lots of things cause that." !!!???? That's his attitude now. I had to leave him for a doctor who at least listened to me and cared enough to discuss options and different procedures instead of just a "one way only" path which of course had to be his. I noted to him about a med I was one was raising my triglycerides, he flatly denied it until I showed him from the drug manufacturers own website that I was correct. Changed the meds and my triglycerides fell by over 50% and have been in line ever sense. There are many other issues too numerous to site. He's just burned out. Find a younger more eager doctor than Johnny Smith @ Lex. Family Practice.
By: happyhariette
Raman Orthodontics LLC
BEST place ever! Dr. and staff are all so friendly and take sincere time to make sure you have the best experience you can imagine. They gave me a FREE consultation and shocked me by accepting my insurance which made my already affordable payment plan that much better. The office is beautiful and clean and everything looks so modern and hip! Dr. Raman not only answered all of my questions as a concerned parent but he took extra time to talk to my daughter about what braces would be like for her and made her anxiety about the whole thing go away. We've just started "treatment" and the flexible schedule people up front and his assistants make you feel informed and comfortable, they help schedule my appointments around my work and my daughters active school and sports schedule. I'm so happy we've chosen this doctor, and I love all the free cookies and coffee
By: Pat C.
Clark, Lloyd W MD
I am a nurse who has eye problems. A good physician can make a big difference in the experience and often the outcome of you situation. I asked my optometrist if I had to leave Columbia to get the best care. I am particular about the doctors I use for myself and after years of being a nurse I know that not all doctors have the same expertise. He assured me that Dr. Lloyd Clark had good credentials and he felt I would like him. I did more investigating on my own and then finally decided to try Dr. Clark. I have now been his patient for a while and I am very pleased. He is very knowledgeable, professional and gives you time to state your concerns and problems. All and all I would highly recommend him to everyone.
By: tammybenjamin
Lexington Family Practice Northeast
Not perfect, but nowhere near these other reviews. I've almost always received a call back the same day. I've always been able to get a same day appointment. Dr. Nunnery and his nurse Aimee are excellent. I've also never had any issues with the front staff either. I've had x-rays done, lab work done, and an ultrasound done. In all aspects, I was treated with professionalism and kindness. We have had a few issues with refills pre-authorized but with as strict as Big Pharma and the Insurance Companies are getting about meds, I can understand. As long as Dr. Nunnery and Aimee stay the same, I'll continue being a satisfied patient.
By: Jenni A.
Harbison Hill Dentistry
I do not agree with any of the negative comments below. This office has been great every time I have gone. The technology is new and the staff is very friendly & nice. I usually see Dr Triola - who is so gentle and knowledgeable. She was out on maternity leave and I had a bad tooth ache. The other dentist in the office Dr Ifraitekh saw me the same day and got me out of pain. This is the BEST dental office I have ever been to. There were absolutely no suprises on my bill and they went over what I needed and how much it was going to cost before they did any work. I HIGHLY suggest you give them a try.
By: Sheryl C.
Lexington Family Practice Northeast
The Dr I see here is wonderful if I can get an apt. The staff is little to be desired..no call backs..waited 4 months on a referral, you will be put on hold while the receptionist finishes her personal conversation..got tired of having to call office manager to get any results...I have a medical condition that has to be followed no support here...do not expect great things once you leave the exam room. It is a shame that the Dr is as effective as his staff allows him.
By: Jackie J.
Dr. Gerald A Fishman, MD
Dr. Fishman is all right. He has helped a lot of people over the years. Experience is good. He seems to be more hemmed in since the new health care law, and in my opinion does not talk as freely. His assistant Tammy is as mean as the dickens and a control freak. You cannot tell her one thing. If Dr. Fishman tells you he wants this done, she changes it as if she is the doctor. She talks to a person like they are dirt. Can hardly stand going in there because of her.
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