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  • D
    Palmetto Pediatrics Pa
    I called in the late morning to see if I could get my son in to be seen since his condition had not improved. The office staff said to come in at 2:45 and advised that he would not have to wait, he would be seen straight away.
    We arrived at 2:35, signed in and sat down. My son could barely walk and was in tears due to head and belly pain from the illness. I waited until approximately 3:00 before I went back to the front desk to ask how much longer it was going to be since we were 15 minutes past his appointment time. In that time I noted several children being called back for both well and sick visits, some of whom arrived after we did. I reminded them that they had told me we would not have to wait - they started looking around at charts and said they and quot;needed to see where his his chart [was]and quot; and this is when I noted that it was not even up to be picked up by a MA. I pointed him out and very politely and respectfully stated that he was burning up with fever and was battling waves of nausea. They said they would try to see if one of the other doctors could see him, which I was fine with as long as he was seen to quickly. About 5-10 minutes later they called us back. The MA brought us back and assessed his vital signs. At that point, he'd had Tylenol and Advil cycled throughout the day so his fever was waxing and waning. She was very flippant and said and quot;Oh, he doesn't even have a feverand quot; when it read 100.5. I advised that the same thing happened in the ER the night before and that within 20 minutes he went from 100.2 to 102.2. That didn't elicit any kind of response from her. Dr. Etheridge came in after about 10 more minutes. I gave him the rundown of what was going on. Not only is this my child, who I know better than anyone else, but I have an extensive medical background and know what I'm talking about. Dr. Etheridge chuckled dismissively and treated me like an idiot. I tolerated his blase attitude and lousy bedside manner up until he suggested that I administer Pepto-Bismol to my son to help alleviate his belly pain. The American Academy of Pediatrics' guidelines state that any salicylate-containing medication is contraindicated for febrile pediatric patients due to the risk of Reye's Syndrome, which is a rare condition that causes swelling of the brain - this can lead to debilitating brain injury and/or death. Aspirin and Pepto both contain these salicylates and both have warning labels on the packaging - so this isn't something I just pulled out of my hat. As politely as I could, I told him that I knew this was not the way to go and why. Then I asked for a second opinion because I felt like he wasn't meeting my child's needs. At this point, he attempted to give my son a digital rectal exam, which went over like a pregnant pole-vaulter after the poor kid had been suffering diarrhea for the last two and a half days. He said afterwards that he was looking for blood in the stool to rule out appendicitis. I had already told him that I had not seen any, and my son said the same. My kid hates the sight of blood, especially his own. A paper cut sends him into a frenzy - I'm fairly sure that if he was bleeding from such a delicate area he would have let me (and the rest of the known universe) know about it. Had I known this was his purpose I would have told him not to attempt that exam. I had also performed a rapid assessment on him to rule out appendicitis, since that's one of the things us EMS folks do when we have a patient with belly pain. His pain also was not relegated to the right lower quadrant. Again, I'm not an idiot. We were moved to another room where we saw Dr. Nordby, who we've seen in the past. She is the only redeeming quality about that office. I wish she would practice elsewhere because I would trust her with my children any day. That said, I refuse to take the chance that she might not be there because Dr. West handles her patient load when she is out and he's just about worthless too. I had to follow up with him by phone two days later because Dr. Nordby was off. I am being charged $15 for that phone call - and that is not covered by insurance. We will not be going back here ever again.
    - Sharron K.
  • B
    Oakbrook Pediatrics
    I would give the doctors an A but the staff really varies by the day as far as how responsive they are; it depends on how busy they are. Typically it is okay. I can't give them a glowing rating but they are okay. It's a pretty good office and I like the variety of experience and doctors that they have there. The doctor I use, Mary Tillman, has a good bedside manner. She does a good job at relating to the kids, especially my daughter. The nurses are usually pretty nice too. The office staff can sometimes be overworked and a little brusque but overall it is a decent pediatricians' office.
    - Natalie G.
  • C
    Summerville Pediatrics
    Office was dark and not very inviting. The day we were there it was crowded and very busy. It took a very long time to be seen and when we were the doctors seemed rushed and didn't seem overly concerned with our child.
    - Steve W.
  • A
    Sweetgrass Pediatrics
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    - Ava R.
  • A
    Pediatric Associates-Savannah
    I have used them for 7 years. He is very caring and hands on. Everybody is very involved.
    - Laurie H.
  • A
    Sweetgrass Pediatrics
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    - COURTNEY H.
  • A
    Palmetto Pediatrics Pa
    Perfect!
    - Christina H.
  • A
    Oakbrook Pediatrics
    I take my kids to Oakbrook for medical services. I am very pleased with the treatment they provide. Some times though, there can be a bit of a wait. I plan to continue using them in the future.
    - Victoria R.
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