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12/10/2014
By: S K.
Care Station III Inc
This morning I had THE MOST excruciating back pain I have ever experienced. I was unable to drive to my PC physician, & researched "Urgent Care" facilities in close proximity to my home.Aetna recommended some in-network facilities, so, I did a bit of research. Care Station patients wrote a plethora of negative experiences mostly re: the doctors' services. Based on these Googled reviews, my intention was to travel further to the alternate urgent care facility recommended by Aetna. The pain was too great, so, out of necessity, I went to the Urgent Care in West Orange.Please listen up . . . My first time experience at Care Center in West Orange exceeded my expectations. I was greeted promptly by a smiling and welcoming gal, who was extremely efficient, and provided SUPERB service. Maritza R. deserves a special "good deeds" gold star ! Because of her empathy and kindness, I was able to pay-it-forward while at the pharmacy, despite my pain. Whoot whoot.In addition, I was promptly seen by a thorough, informative, cautious, extremely competent, and caring physician who also deserves accolades. Her name is Marie Grace Witham, D.O. I highly recommend her. At her recommendation, I will be following up with Dr. Singh (sp) who specializes in sports medicine. Because of her confidence, I feel confident in her recommendation.The lab technician was also prompt, thorough, patient, kind, and informative. I apologize; however, I am unable to recall his name.PLEASE . . . Ignore the negative minutia and give this facility a try. Thank you Urgent Care, Maritza R. and Dr. Witham.P.S. This facility does not accommodate life threatening medical needs. GO TO YOUR NEAREST HOSPITAL ! They are more equipped to handle life threatening situations.
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