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My MD is Dr. time I've been shunted to one of the other doctors in this clinic. It's a huge clinic, impersonal. The front desk people are the most rude; clinical care staff are much more personable, friendly, polite, caring.
I'm not happy that I can never see my doctor. The purpose of having one MD as a PCP is to have continuity of care. Instead, this clinic only has continuity in the form of my chart (which can be read by whoever they assign me the next time I'm there).
And apparently there's a big problem with identity theft among their patients (maybe people trying to use the insurance card of a friend because they don't have access to medical care?) - they insist on seeing the insurance card AND a photo ID at every visit! I offered them a copy of my info, so it would be in my records (I don't usually carry that with me, so it can't be stolen) & they refused.
Another problem is that they don't take walk-ins, & it's nearly impossible to get a same-day appointment if there's a sudden problem. After being sent home from class (in late OCT 2011) because I'd fainted, I went to try and see my doctor. They said I could see another doctor a couple hours later, so I waited. When I went back to the check-in desk at the time I'd been given, they said my appointment was cancelled & they'd tried to call me. (My cell phone was on, in my pocket, & showed no missed calls.) They hadn't even paged the waiting area. They wanted me to wait another 3 hours, which I couldn't do, so the problem went untreated. It probably was the first manifestation of the dizziness which is still causing problems (JUL 2012).”
They arrived promptly and seamlessly took their places. They suggested different labor positions, used a variety of techniques to minimize pain, and even helped with little things like changing the bedsheets, filling up our birth pool, and bringing my husband anything he (or I) needed so he wouldn't have to leave me. They helped me feel at ease laboring in the way that was most comfortable for me, without being self-conscious--this alone helped tremendously. Their gentle reminders to relax helped me to not fight the contractions. They really were there to serve us, and did whatever was needed.
I'm not sure what we would have done without
She was born by Cesarean almost two weeks after her due date and had lost more than the customary 10% of her birth weight by our discharge from the hospital.
This is our first child and we were fish out of water.
I had a breast reduction at the age of 15 and was told for more than 18 years that I would more than likely be unable to breastfeed, so I never considered it a possibility. Shortly after our daughter’s birth, I was able to latch her and she seemed to be getting at least some milk from my breasts to our surprise! I could sense however that she may need some supplement from a bottle and formula.
After a few days and her first appointment with the Pediatrician and continued weight-loss, we could sense that she was having difficulty with both the bottle and the breast.
We made an appointment with
We were immediately put at ease by her comforting manner and obvious knowledge and experience. Just minutes into the consultation, she had our daughter latched onto my breast with ease and in a more comfortable and efficient position.
No doctor in the delivery room, hospital or our Pediatrician’s office had diagnosed this problem. We were referred to a wonderful oral surgeon who treated the
Along with our consultation and mentoring, she provides a 24hr hotline for questions and concerns and has always answered the phone when we’ve called. We have access to free weigh-ins, breastfeeding and
The Post-Partum Place is also the home to a couple of parent support groups. The Mother’s Club for new moms with infants from 0-6 months has been an invaluable resource to me!
Our daughter is now almost 4 months old and thanks to ”
The next morning my contractions were still pretty far apart so we were talking about ways to move things along (walking, etc) when the doctor came in to check me. Turns out my water hadn't broken completely but was just leaking. He broke my water the rest of the way and things started to progress quickly. That was at 8:30 a.m. and my daughter was born at 5:47 p.m. I never had ANY medication whatsoever during my entire stay in the hospital, which was my goal.
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