By: stephanie.a.gardiner1
Sonny Joseph MD
I've been going to Dr. Joseph for 8 yrs. I find him to be honest, prompt, and he is extremely intelligent. He was the only doctor who was willing to help me figure out why I was having certain symptoms. As far as his staff goes. They are dependable, hard working, and to the point. Would you rather them to work like the employees at the health department. I have missed and changed appointments many times and they still showed me respect by moving quickly in order to help solve my problems. I'm so sorry that some of you do not understand that Dr. Joseph is one of the most respected Doctors in his field and he has many years experience in his practice. Therefore, he doesn't have need to baby sit and pretend that he is listening. He is a very smart man, and if you would really listen to what he says, even as little as it may seem, you would actually think about those comments he makes and you would understand what Dr. Joseph is trying to say to you. Don't make life harder for people than it needs to be. All the reports I'm reading about easy access to medication is absurd. What's really sad, is the fact that there are people out there, who actually go see Dr. Joseph and waste HIS time with their false intentions.
By: adventurluvr
Qadir Aftab MD
Much much better! I have been going to this office for quite a while and it is much better than it used to be. While I admit there have been some rough patches, what office doesn't have it's issues? You should see what goes on at my primary care physician's office (now those are some issues). Still, Tricounty is under new management it appears and many things have changed for the better. The downtown office has been repainted so it has a homier feel and the office staff is not the same as it once was. The wait time has dramatically decreased. I try to keep in mind that the doctor also treats patients at the hospital so there has been an ocassion or two when she's been stuck at the hospital and arrived late, but she is definitely worth the wait. Miss Bette, the nurse practitioner, has sometimes filled in for her on those ocassions and she is a sweetheart. They are really great doctors and the front desk ladies are great. They call me to remind me of my appointments and are always able to get me my refills whenever I call. Lately, I've even been able to email them whenever I'm too busy to give them a call. I would recommend them to anyone.
By: edward.cavanaugh.10
Tri County Psychiatric Associates
I have to agree with the other reviews. I have experienced terrible customer service from the staff at Tri County in the past. The phone was rarely answered when I'd leave a message no one EVER returned my calls......not once! However, I called today and someone answered the phone (Jan) . She was very pleasant and professional. Perhaps changes are on the horizon. The jury is still out. We'll see how things go when I'm actually there in person. Sadly, I have found the staff to be lacking in good customer service skills and been given the impression that I was doing THEM a favor by being there. On a positive note I do like Dr. Sofia Qadir. She is open to my input and participates in my sessions always exhibiting guidance and flexibility.
By: Candice R.
Orlando Psychiatric Associates Inc
I noticed the office has new staff in the front desk and that's good because they are a lot nicer. Glad they got rid of the rude ones. Dr. Raju and Donna are very nice and friendly. I wish that those of us who have good experiences would take the time to write a good review. They could do a better job with the furniture of the lobby, it's getting older and a lot has to do with how patients don't take care of the chairs they sit on. I like the therapists Orlando and Silvanna. They see my teenage boys and they are wonderful people and very professional. My boys love them.
By: dcdeland
Sonny Joseph MD
Dr. Jo patient for years. I couldn't live without the quick check-ins with him. His staff is wonderful and flexible. He is always there when you need him. He works with you to determine meds and will take your input. I think the world of him. He will do you wonders. I have had depressive illness since my 20's, but am able to manage it with his support. There is no reason to suffer. Get Dr. Jo's help and learn some about Cognitive Behavior Therapy that you can do yourself--Dummies Book on Amazon real good.
By: Celis T.
APG Health
I only have positive things to say about APG! I'm glad they are near me and are very easy to work with. I think the ones complaining are the ones that can't be helped. I asked as they say and I do follow the office policies. I don't agree with some of them but then again I don't agree with my credit cards interest rate either but I don't stop using my credit cards or do I bad mouth them either. I have a choice to move or stay. This place to help us and its APG not Burger King. We can have it all our way ;)
By: W. s. P.
Sonny Joseph MD
Dr. Joseph is an outstanding medical doctor and provider. I cannot praise him enough. He is super easy to talk with and he listens. He "gets it" as a doctor and has been most helpful. I find him extremely reasonable and always on point. No beating around the bush with Dr. Joseph. No fooling him either. I recomend him without hesitation. His office staff is as superb as well. No stress in interacting with Dr. Joseph or his staff. 100% professional in all manner, and then some.
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By: Michael W.
Sonny Joseph MD
I cannot begin to tell you how happy I am with Dr. Sonny Joseph! After consulting with five different doctors, Dr. Sonny Joseph is the only Dr. that was wiling to put me on a necessary medication to give me a better quality of life. He was able to remove and adjust medications to help me. Dr. Joseph is a sweet, professional, patient and highly intelligent doctor! Thank you, Dr. Sonny Joseph!
By: Carmen O.
APG Health
I've been a patient of this practice for over 15 years and I must say that I really appreciate Lourdes very much. She is helpful and even if she doesn't know the answer right away she will get the answer and more. No practice is perfect but I must say some of the things I am reading must be from patients that are extremely needy and rude themselves.
By: evildead
Greater Orlando Psychiatric Associates
Treated like a number. In and out take your meds. Nurses or my nurse doesn't really listen and talks to me in a manner that is very condescending. HOWEVER...she knew what she was doing with my medication and got me stable! I am ok with that!The previous reviewers review is exactly what I would say is true.
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