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02/15/2016
By: Brian K.
Dr. Lewis C Jones, MD
Dr. Milstead is an exemplary surgeon & human being. In 1984, when I was 16, I cut my right thumb off in a table saw accident. Dr. Milstead took care of my like I was his own child. Unfortunately the saw did too much damage to my thumb so it had to be removed 7 days after Dr. Milstead reattached it. For the next 5 years Dr. Milstead used his GREAT talents to allow me to once again be able fully use my right hand again. I was right handed and thanks to Dr. Milstead still right handed. I will ALWAYS be appreciative to Dr. Milstead for what he has done for me. I continue to see Dr. Milstead from time to time over the last 30 years and I consider him a friend. I have trusted him to perform surgery on my hand over 10 times. I can't say enough about how a AWESOME Doctor and person he is.
08/15/2017
By: Earlene C.
Van Norman Russell H MD
The energy that you feel makes one lnow how important it is to come to dr VanNormans to see what is coming next, I am 72 years old and work every day and he is the first person I have found that loves what he does as much as I love what I do,fabulous staff. I know manycome because they think he is so cute but it is really because he is a truly good person and he really does care about his patients he really does care. -Earlene Coleman StateFarm Agent.
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03/03/2016
By: Mary H.
Changing Behavior Services
well its been a rough ride with these folks, and im pretty much ready to call it quits. every month i have to wait on a pa for meds. this month its been six days waiting on the pa. i cant ever reach anyone in the office that knows what they are doing, today they said we have to wait until next tuesday, that would b another six days, and my daughter cant attend school without it, so she's missed several days. im sick of dealing with them good luck
08/17/2017
By: Cindy S.
Van Norman Russell H MD
Very helpful and knowledgeable, makes you feel comfortable. I would highly recommend dr van norman, He exceeded my expectations of eye surgery. I have 20/20 vision !!! I came from dry eyes, red eyes, not being comfortable wearing contacts. I could not see distance or up close very well. After my surgery I see wonderful colors and crisp clean details. With my busy schedule and traveling. I have my sight back. Meeting him has changed my life.
11/09/2013
By: instructors
Black Cypress Consultants
When I needed CPR certification in Shreveport for my job, I couldn't find anybody when I looked except Black Cypress Consultants, They have 4 certified CPR and First Aid Instructors and teach Shreveport CPR classes 6 days a week, They did my class on A Saturday and I didn't even have to take off work !! Thanks Black Cypress Consultants.
12/17/2014
By: Tracy B.
Dopson, Clif MD
Awesome doctor, that listens to his patients concerns, and your questions are answered in an easy to understand explanation. Easy to locate, great parking, & always looks out for the patients well being & comfort. Along with a receptionist that's one Super Woman who wears many hats! Evelyn is one very helpful & organized person!
08/21/2017
By: Thomas B.
Van Norman Russell H MD
Dr. Van Norman is very thorough in explaining options regarding cataract surgery. This made the decision process so much easier. The surgery itself was equally easy, painless and produced an excellent result. My vision in my right eye was immediately improved after surgery. I will have the left eye surgery in a week.
09/08/2017
By: Joe N.
Van Norman Russell H MD
AS a marksman, having to see both long range and close up is critical. Dr. Norman is very interested to learning how I use my eyesite during this process. He then comes u p with the best solution to accommodate my needs. Never had this interaction before with a Doctor, love it. Thanks for the hard work.
05/13/2017
By: Orlondo G.
Van Norman Russell H MD
Me siento muy agradecido con dios y el doctor van Norman por todo el trabajo y todo lo que el hiso por me gracias a el y la experiencia que el tiene yo puedo bolver bien Otra ves y a todas las familias hispanas les recomiendo al doctor van norman por su experiencia y su amabilidad grasias.
08/18/2017
By: Vickie B.
Van Norman Russell H MD
Great doctor,very caring. I am very pleased with my cataract surgery. I recommend Dr. Van Norman to my friends. I never thought I would be able to see without contacts or glasses. Dr. Van Norman put me at ease before my surgery. I am so happy to have found such a wonderful doctor.
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