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By: Joanne M.
Carolina Orthopaedic Surgery Associates PA
(My experience was a few years ago) I was referred there from RiverView Medical Center, after seriously cutting two of my fingers. Everyone was kind to me and understanding. I couldn't have asked for better medical professionals to take care of me. They answered all my questions, and addressed all of my concerns. For those who are posting negative reviews, I am sorry you had such a bad experience. Yes, there are rude and unprofessional people in the field.To Some - not all - of the people posting: your bad experience might have had something to do with your attitude. Unless you work in the health field, you might not understand why you had to wait so long, or why someone behaved in a certain way. There are laws about who can say what and who cannot. Read up on HIPAA to learn more. (JCM)
By: Mandy S.
North Central Family Medical Center
Had to wait about 15-20 minutes, but to be expected. Doc took her time to listen and took me seriously, satisfied with one on one doc visit, but checking out was a different story. They were very busy and it took 10 minutes to even be acknowledged, another 15 to finalize my visit before I could leave. Took longer with checkout than the actual appointment.
By: Dishawn B.
New Hope Carolinas Inc
when I was a resident there my behavior was bad and getting restraind till I met staff who changed me and how I act made want to be a defferent person they told me how to cope with anger and the groups helped me also
By: Alex R.
Richter, Richard L, MD
Dr Gunter has been my family doctor for several years. Couldn't ask for a better doctor!
By: Alex R.
Dr. Malcolm L. Marion III, MD
Have no problems with making an appt. Or having to see a doctor a moments notice.
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