12/05/2012
By: kathleen.brown.520562
Northwest Family Medicine
WOW! I was really upset to see the comment from Sharon O'dell as I have found her comment to be as far from my experiences at this Dr.'s office as you can get. Dr. DeClerk has always gone above and beyond what any doctor has ever done in his efforts to help me and my family. He's come out to the waiting room to see me when I didn't have an appointment when I was upset about an insurance issue (not of their making) and has always taken the time to really listen to the issues we are having. As for the drug reps coming into the office, just because she's not seeing them other places doesn't mean they aren't there! How does she think all of the "free" samples get into those places? I certainly don't think Dr. DeClerk prescribes drugs hoping to cost you more money AND if they do and you bring that up to him he will help you find an alternative. I'm speaking from personal experience! Lets be fair!
01/10/2017
By: Renee L.
Gaines Ornette L MD
Dr. Gaines is now in Fayetteville along With Doctor Thurman ... Doctor Gaines has just a table not setup like with equipment in his rooms. I'm not sure if he will in future , but being a PCP I hope he does. Thier office people are the MOST RUDEST THE OFFICE MANAGER OMG SHE IS A B.NOT NICE RUDE AS ALL GET OUT! EXCEPT THE ONLY 1 THAT USE TO BE THE RUDEST IS NOW A SWEETHEART BJ !!! I'VE HEARD OF THIS HAPPING WITH OTHER PATIENTS WHO HAVE BEEN GOING TO THURMAN FOR YEARS . I LOVE DR GAINES AND THURMAN AS A TEAM , BUT I'M TIRED OF BEING TREATED WRONGLY WHEN I HAVE ENOUGH ON MY PLATE. YOU GO TO A DOCTOR OR TO GET HELP NOT MAKE YOU FEEL WORSE!!!
10/23/2012
By: sharon.odell
Northwest Family Medicine
Dr. DeClerk is fine if you are healthy, but if you have a serious ailment or any chronic disease he can't help you. Worse, I've been in his office many times with family members and there are so many Pharmaceutical Reps running in and out all day long you would think they own the place! They don't even have to check in, just wail back. For the last year members of my family have had medications prescribed that were "new" and extremely expensive, not to mention questionable. Sorry, we have left this practice for all these reasons and more.
02/15/2017
By: jeanne.eversbesaw
Northwest Family Medicine
My daughter went through a series of seizures with the final one being a Grand Mal. Being new to this community I had no regular physician. We went through 3 other docro offices that gave poor to rude service.That is not how we were treated at Dr. Declerk's office! They took us in the same day that I called. They also not only referred us to a specialist but, they ordered testing and made the appointment immediately. They took great care of us! I love this doctor and I really love the staff!
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05/26/2011
By: roger
Northwest Family Medicine
I have told my best friend, and Dr. DeClerk is a fine young doctor who cares for his patients and goes the extra mile to serve them. His staff is friendly, caring, and very friendly . Being new to this practice has a lot of advantages. No long waits and over worked staff or crowds in the waiting room.
04/18/2016
By: Jeffrey F.
Tate Healthcare Specialists Inc
Convenient location. Pleasant office environment. The staff is great and Dr Tate is the epitome of a caring professional.
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03/10/2016
By: Amber L.
Tate Healthcare Specialists Inc
Everyone was extremely helpful and nice and Dr Tate was easy to talk to and I'm on my weight loss challenge now!
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10/27/2015
By: Jennifer K.
Tate Healthcare Specialists Inc
I called and got our daughter in same day as I guess there was a cancellation. Dr Tate was awesome and helpful.
03/05/2015
By: Deborah B.
Timothy Yawn, MD
He is very good! He doesn't get in a hurry. He takes his time! I would highly recommend him!
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Aside from hyperbaric oxygen treatment, most wound care centers offer:
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