By: ginacond
Sparks Regional Medical Center
My care during my stay was excellent. They did take care of my medical needs. The Doctors and staff made sure I understood everything before during and after. There was only one nurse on the fourth floor that was rude and put out because I asked a question. Everyone else was great. My problem is every time I go to see a physician I have a co-pay that I pay at the time of service. It never fails that I receive a bill for that same co-pay a month later. Each time I go to see a doctor I know I will have to call the billing office and wait on hold for approx. 20 min. When I do get a representative on the line, they act like they do not believe that I paid and have an attitude. It has sometimes taken 3 months to get it figured out, after numerous phone calls and faxes of bank statements showing proof of payment. In the mean time I have been turned over to a collection agency for something I have already paid for each time.
By: faithbook.ss
Sparks Regional Medical Center
good housekeepers, especially (Lara), she wrks. hard & seems like she really enjoys her job. thats hard to find nowadays & she always polite& kind& down to earth.
Tips & Advices
Academic medical centers provide the widest range of specialty care treatments, including the latest technological advances, clinical trials, and surgical techniques. In general, an academic medical center is a better choice than a community hospital for complicated treatments or rare diseases. Pediatric intensive care, especially, is usually performed at academic medical centers.
Academic medical centers offer a broad range of specialized services, from allergists to urologists. Some of the larger medical centers have entire hospitals or clinics focused on a particular medical service, such as cancer treatment, though specialties vary among the centers. Patients whose community hospital or local doctors do not have the facilities or expertise to address complex medical conditions can be referred by their primary care physician or local specialist to a major medical center (there are more than a dozen in the United States).
Yes. In addition to their inpatient hospital services, medical centers can offer a wide variety of outpatient services, such as pain clinics, rehabilitation centers, surgery, imaging and laboratory, mental health treatment, and outpatient cancer treatment. Medical groups – doctors in private practice but affiliated with the medical center--will also have offices within the medical center.
Physicians, nurses, physician’s assistants, residents, and attending physicians makeup the clinical staff of an academic medical center.
Medical center accreditation is not required, but most centers work voluntarily toward accreditation because it represents higher standards of healthcare quality and patient safety.

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