University Of South Florida in Saint Petersburg, FL with Reviews -
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By: Gary E.
Allen, Nila J
Dr. Allen and her Staff are absolutely Wonderful! They were very thorough. I will defiantly be back.
By: Nancy L.
Fana Medical Group
I have been trying all morning to reach this office as I'm out of town and in need of medication. It's always been a problem to reach anyone by phone but this is ridiculous. Something as happed to this office to harm the previous satisfactory response to patients.
By: Lilly D.
Patel, Harish J, MD
He doesn't tell you test results, why he's ordering things or what he's prescribing. They hand you the stack of papers when you're checking out. Very strange process.
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By: Nicole S.
Carillon Sports & Family Medicine
The Dr. is great, unfortunately his office management practices are questionable. When I attempted to set up yearly checkup, I was informed that I could not discuss blood pressure meds and a separate visit would be required to get a prescription refill. When I informed them I would have to find another primary care provided because it was ridiculous to set up 2 separate visits for insurance billing, they blocked my online portal access so I can no longer access my medical records. I have been going to this Dr. for 14+ years. It is sad that the office management is so poor that I have to go elsewhere. Totally disgusted. I will be filing complaint with my insurance company. Go to a Dr. where the Dr. and his staff care about their customers.
By: Alan C.
Dr. Lawrence G Kass, MD
Dr. Kass is an excellent injector who knows exactly how to correct crow’s feet. I’ve seen him 5-6 times before for Botox, and he never disappoints. I am writing this review because in my last visit, Dr. Kass confided how stunned he was when he received a critical review from a patient he injected Botox on and how stunned he was to receive it even though he was confident that he did nothing wrong for that patient. He also confided that for the very few critical reviews he has received they are always unreasonable patients who come for injections and then demand their money returned as did this last patient. He said that the reviews from his surgical patients are almost uniformly positive and appreciative of his skills. I have always had the very best results from his injections and he could not imagine going to someone else! His staff is always friendly and nice, and greets you with a warm smile. Dr. Kass is always a pleasure, and I feel at ease with my face in his capable hands.
By: Denise K.
Dr. Lawrence G Kass, MD
I came to Dr. Kass, not really knowing what I wanted. I just knew I was aging, and wasn’t looking how I wanted to. He listened to what I was concerned about, and between the two of us we came up with what I felt was an excellent surgical plan. I never felt pressured or rushed through my consult with Dr. Kass or his surgical coordinator. I came back one more time before I booked my procedure, and had decided to go with a facelift and eyelid surgery. Dr. Kass staff was very helpful with the scheduling process, and very willing to work around my work schedule. I followed the office staff’s suggestions of eating fresh pineapple, and taking an over the counter supplement called bromelain to help with bruising, and I am sure glad I did! Hardly any bruising and swelling wasn’t as bad as I expected it to be. I saw Dr. Kass yesterday for my 2 month post op appointment. After reviewing my before photos with him, it was beyond clear to me that I made the right choice in picking Dr. Kass as my surgeon.
By: Jamie W.
Dr. Lawrence G Kass, MD
I decided to go to Dr. Kass to receive Restylane in my lips. More than anything I wanted to go to a doctor who did the injections himself, rather than using an esthetician or nurse. Two of my friends go to him, and they are always very happy with their results. I was able to get in a few weeks after I called for a consult, and received treatment same day. Dr. Kass was very patient and very gentle and explained everything to me. My lips looking AMAZING! I wish I had done this sooner. There was very little pain, and swelling went away in a day or so. My lips look soft and sultry, just what I wanted! Dr. Kass and his staff of dolls are true sweethearts!
By: Jill H.
Dr. Lawrence G Kass, MD
I was referred to Dr. Kass by my optometrist. I found that with age, my eyelids were sagging and puffy, and I wasn’t happy with how I was looking. His office staff was very friendly and accommodating. Dr. Kass is extremely knowledgeable and skilled. He addressed my main concern first, which was my upper eyelids, and brought the bags under my eyes to my attention. My procedure was quick and nearly pain free. I just saw him yesterday for my “after photos”. I am ecstatic with the results and progress!
By: Darby G.
Bhargava-Patel, Kirti G, MD
I have been a patient of Dr Kirti Bhargava Patel's office for 20+ years. This is the worst office I have ever been too!Nurse practitioner Deborah Jackson has thee worst bedside manners I have ever experienced in my life, and after one visit with her I refused to be seen by her again!It seems that all Dr Patel is interested in is making money & doing the most procedures possible on a patient, even against the patients wishes.I called one month in advance for an appt with Dr Patel. I was told her next available appt was in 3 months. When I agreed to take that appt, I told the receptionist that my HRT would run out in 1 month and requested a 2 month prescription until I could see Dr. Patel. I was told that Dr Patel would not give me a 2 month prescription. I decided to find an OB/GYN. I scheduled an appt with Dr Brooke Ritter and saw here the following week. She's a wonderful Dr. and I will continue being her patient.Dr Patel treated me for hypothyroidism for 20 + years. But when my TSH level started to be irregular, I allowed Dr Patel 2 years to try different methods and prescriptions to regulate my TSH level. This included blood work every 3 months, a change of prescription every 3 months, and of course an office visit every 3 months... for 2 years. In then end Dr Patel could not regulate my TSH level.I decided to find an Endocrinologist. I scheduled an appt with Dr Nair the following week, and in 2 visits Dr Nair regulated my thyroid (TSH) level.On my last visit I was told by Dr Patel that I needed preventative sonograms/ultrasounds of my throat, abdomen, and pelvic. I explained to Dr Patel that I have no issues or complaints about those areas/parts of my body and that I felt healthy and didn't wish to do the sonograms/ultrasounds. Dr Patel politely told me that if I didn't want to complete the preventative care that she was prescribing me, then I could find another doctor. I am now in the process of selecting a new physician!
By: Glenn T.
Dr. Lawrence G Kass, MD
Approximately a year ago I walked into Dr. Kass’ office, and little did I know it would change my life for the better. I had spent the previous week researching for the best facelift surgeon in my area, and I found many great reviews about Dr. Kass. I quickly made an appointment with him and soon realized that I was making the best decision I had in a long time. I decided to move forward with an endoscopic forehead lift and facelift. I was able to get my surgery in the time frame I wanted and with what my work scheduled allowed. His office staff was always available to answer my questions, and calmed my nerves as the big day approached. After surgery I had nominal discomfort, with slight bruising and swelling. I followed Mary’s after care directions to a T, and was so glad I did. Dr. Kass said it was remarkable how quickly I healed! As I went in for my 1 year post op, I was amazed by my before pictures. I look like a brand new woman, with poise and grace. Coming to see Dr. Kass was the best decision I could have made! I am so much happier and smile so much more. The deep furrow lines are gone from my forehead, and my face looks like it did 15 years ago! Thank you to Dr. Kass for giving me back the confidence I always knew I had!
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