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By: William R.
Steven Lu MD
An excellent doctor that I would recommend to anyone looking for a good doctor, ether on a cash bases or Washington State Medical Insurance.
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By: Alfred N.
Sea Mar Community Health Center
On average, you have 3-6 weeks before seeing a doctor. They'll not give you more then 15 min and prefer 5 min and you have to be referred for x-rays and other treatments.Remember this is a POOR PERSONS clinic. Not some nice doctors office where you drop $150 to see the doctor. You WAIT and if you don;t have an appointment, you could be sitting ALL DAY waiting.PLus, you usually end up getting seen by a PA NOT the doctor and the PAs are leery of handing out any drugs...In fact, you could be in AGONY and they'll suggest naproxen....Be warned, they cheated the state and had to repay 72 MILLION. Think of that! They care so much, they had to pay a FINE for CHEATING the state. Then they have the GALL to say "We care"....
By: annsvi
Salmon Creek Family Practice
My husband went there for an urgent treatment for work related injury a year and a half ago,. I received a bill from there which should have been covered by L&I, I have already made around 10 phone calls to the clinics billing department and to L&I, to this day the bill is still pending and nothing has been resolved. Horrible experience and horrible customer service. Will never go back to them.
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