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08/07/2017
By: Joe W.
Norlanco Family Medicine
My family and I have been going to this practice for several years, and we use to like it. But until recently they became mean with some of their doctors. My wife went there with bad sinus infection, and Dr Gish I think was her name about 46 years old told my wife she refuses to give her any medication because she wasn't sick enough. She now has what I believe is the beginning of pneumonia . She had to fight with their nurse just to find out if they will give her medicine this time. We are changing doctors after this. We went from Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster , Penna to Hershey Medical Center, Hershey Penna. Is this the result of obuma-care????*Any thing that has to do with Norlanco Family Medicine In my opinion and experience( S T A Y A W A Y)
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12/15/2016
By: Nichole M.
Norlanco Family Medicine
When I recieved a bill in the mail for lab results, I called the office to find out why I was billed for something I didn't recieve. They said I needed to call the billing dept, who said I needed to call the lab, who said I needed to call the insurance, who said I needed to call the dr's office. I finally talked to a very combative and rude woman who said basically, that it isn't their policy to call patients with the results, the patient is expected to just keep calling them until the results are in. When I asked why I wasn't notified of this absurd policy at the time of my visit, she just huffed and said she would have a nurse call me with the results (3 months later).
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