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05/13/2015
By: Dee T.
Chin, Linda MD
Dr. Linda Chin and her staff, especially her assistant, Darla, are very caring and supportive of her patients. Yes, although her practice is very busy, HIPPA has required that they take a patient into a room separately from anyone and then that person can consent to whether or not they have you in the room with them. They are all courteous and are excellent doctors, assistants and staff. As a result, you are given as much time to talk with Dr. Chin and most of the time, unless an emergency takes place, you are seen on time and in a friendly and professional manner! I have used their offices for several years and although the laws have been changed (thank you government for sticking your nose where it doesn't belong in my health care) she is very caring and supportive of her patients. I would recommend her office and staff to anyone and Dr. Royer is her partner in the practice and is also very patient and friendly. As the practice has grown substantially over the last few years, they still see you as a patient not as a number and you should get all your facts from personal visits not from a disgruntled patient's spouse who doesn't know that the laws have changed due to the government and not the doctor's policies. They are superb and I have my entire family using her offices as well. I have recommended her as a doctor many times and she and her staff are caring, supportive and even though they are extremely busy, they take their time and they don't embarrass or mistreat any of their patients and spend more time and know you on sight when you come in! There aren't many staff members or doctors who can recall what problems you have or who you are by sight rather than reviewing your records.
01/03/2017
By: Rebecca R.
Reese, Chasity R
We needed to find a General Practitioner in Columbus, Ga as our doctor was now 80 miles away. We found Dr. Chastity Reese was taking new patients, so scheduled an appointment for my husband who had taken a fall, been to er x2, and was still in a great deal of pain. First impression was the neatness and organization of the waiting room area. All toys for kids had small parts attached so that they could not present a fall hazard for others.Upn being called back to examining room, the nurse was quite adept at getting things done in an efficient manner, and as quickly as she finished,the doctor entered.Dr. Reese in a Doctor of Osteopathy, which I believe gives her more information about the human body, and for the next 30 minutes, I watched as she went over my husband with a "fine toothed comb". She gave him a COMPLETE exam and sent him for back xrays. We received a call the next morning telling us the results would need a surgery fix, and we KNEW she had uncovered all stones to lead to this discovery. We would strongly recommend Dr. Reese to others who are looking for a well qualified, exceptional bed-side manner physician in the Columbus, Ga area.
02/20/2013
By: calotras
West Georgia Pediatric Partners
Dr. Mac is THE BEST pediatric doctor in this world. He was my 25 year olds doc and still sees my 16 year old. He figured out what was wrong with my friends’ baby after they had seen several other docs. He is truly amazing! I just love Dr. Mac. Thanks for taking care of my kids for the past 25 years. He is wonderful about keeping you informed when you have a child in the hospital having surgery and when they are there to be sewn up! (Boys, go figure!) I'd recommend him to anyone yet I think that his practice has been full for years! He also has Dr. Donna Yeiser in with him, she is awful nice and knowledgeable as well.
02/01/2015
By: Wayne E.
Raborn, Stephen D MD
Two days ago I received a complete comprehensive physical with detailed attention to my concerns and medical issues. Took an unusually complete social history and prior to my first visit, he anticipated my medical needs and provided crucial information I would need for continuity of care. Never rushed and as a registered nurse since 1969 who has worked virtually every specialty except renal dialysis, I was impressed with his ordering appropriate tests and avoiding the shotgun approach of so many phphysicians. I am blessed to have him as my physician. A +.
02/20/2013
By: calotras
Valley Healthcare System Inc
I love my doc but getting to her is like pulling teeth! These folks never answer the phone, I wonder why they let it ring so many times. Go ahead and transfer me to the machine, I'm headed there anyway! And they are nowhere near the best in returning your calls either. Basically this place sucks until the moment the my doc enters the room with me. There is also a dental clinic and they are a little better at the phone but not much and a mental health side that thankfully I've never had a need to contact.
11/14/2012
By: natasha.skidmore.5
Paul Steinwach MD
I love the staff, Could not ask for better people!!! They know each one of my children by names and know each of thier conditions, good and/or bad. If and when I see them outside of the office they still know exactly who each of us are. If there has ever been a problem with anything they have went over and beyond to fix it and make it right. I have a new grandbaby on the way and they are not taking new patients and I am truly sad because I have no idea who else to take the new baby too.
06/02/2017
By: Hazel B.
Floyd, John, MD
Can't say enough good about Dr. Floyd! He is the consummate professional, very personable and caring surgeon. We felt blessed that he was available to repair a femur in my 100-year-old Dad! He listens fully to patient and family concerns and addresses them immediately. Many surgeons come with a poor bedside manner and a God Complex - NOT THIS ONE. He is as down-to-earth as they come.
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03/15/2015
By: Eric M.
Blackman Road Family Care
I really liked Dr Patel. She was thorough and friendly. They gave me some shots after diagnosing me. Very few docs will give you a shot in their office due to profitably. She prescribed me good medications and I already feel better after just half a day. I will return for any urgent care needs.
01/03/2013
By: pam.land.12
Dr. Charles S Scarborough, MD
That he is the best surgen you will find in Columbus, GA when it comes to womens surgery. He has other associates who all specialize in other fields of surgery and you can be sure to receive the best care from Doctor Scarborough his staff and accociates.Pamela Land
09/09/2013
By: juspooh02
Feoderis, Basilio, MD
I had to transfer my baby because he keep being sick after my third time going. I barely saw the Dr. And had to see the PA most of the time. I just transferred my baby to another Dr.
Tips & Advices
A child should see his or her pediatrician frequently during the first few years. Once the child reaches age 3, parents should schedule a doctor's visit at least once per year. Before that, however, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests parents arrange visits according to the following schedule:
  • 2 to 5 days old
  • 1 month old
  • 4 months old
  • 6 months old
  • 9 months old
  • 12 months old
  • 15 months old
  • 24 months old (2 years)
  • 30 months old (2.5 years)
No, parents should call 911, an emergency physician, or a pediatric emergency physician if a child suffers an acute illness or injuries. Doctors in these fields are more qualified than pediatricians to handle emergency situations.
A well-visit is a routine visit with a pediatrician to track a child's development, discuss medical or emotional concerns, and receive immunizations and medical advice.
Yes, pediatricians provide immunizations for infants and children up through 21 years.
No, pediatricians do not have to be board certified.They're only required to have a state license. However, certification indicates a dedication to studying pediatrics beyond the requirements.

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