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By: momo8
Heritage Physicians Group
It is very difficult to get in to see the Doctor. The last three times I have called I have actually been told I should go to urgent care if I needed to be seen. The receptionists all have a pretty negative attitude, both in person and on the phone. Since they are who you deal with the most when you go to the Doctor, this makes an impression. I'm going to be looking for a new primary care physician after my recent experiences here. I don't recommend using this office.
By: Rick D.
Dr. Edward A Wortham, MD
Great doctor. He is now retired. However, he would spend a lot of time talking to you about the reason you came in and he listened to your concerns. Unlike a lot of doctors today. Encompass has several doctors like him.
By: Lura F.
Dr. Ann Karty, MD
The best I have ever had then and now ... still looking. Very knowledgeable. I imagine she got all A's in school.
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