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09/04/2013
By: debbie.jeffords.18
Affinity Immediate Care
Affinity immediate care in galveston texas is awesome! Went there today first time. Short wait, friendly staff, Mark Henderson had a great bedside manner, thorough exam, complete treatment. Felt better in 2 hours. I went as walkin but discovered they have family practice. They will be my new doctor in Galveston!
05/31/2017
By: Dena W.
Affinity Immediate Care
Such a nice place! Everyone very friendly - front desk- nurse and PA were excellent to work with. Took their time with me and made sure I was fine before leaving.
01/27/2015
By: Mandy ` M.
Island Health Center
I have been a patient for about a year and a half. They are good about not making you wait long and I love that they have the weight loss clinic.
11/17/2014
By: Chris W.
Island Health Center
The staff treats you on a personal level and they give you individual attention. They show true compassion and concern.
05/25/2012
By: jonathansmith71
Island Health Center
The best part about the clinic is the speed with which they see you. No more waiting 3 hours to see the doc like UTMB!
08/27/2014
By: Caroyln N.
Island Health Center
The hours are very convenient and the staff is very friendly. They always make me feel comfortable when I'm there.
09/08/2017
By: Jo W.
Affinity Immediate Care
Making an appointment online was easy and convenient. Was seen promptly. Very good communication.
07/31/2014
By: Fred H.
Island Health Center
Five out of five stars. They offer a great range of services.
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