U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary
 [Register]
Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary The Triangle Area
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 02-18-2011, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
118 posts, read 327,320 times
Reputation: 92

Advertisements

Who knew this would be so hard? Holy cow! I was hoping to find a good (preferably female) MD in the Cary area, but I'm having such a hard time. All I'm finding are FNPs, PAs and other non-doctors. I've looked back through past posts, but I'm not finding a whole lot of information there (or the practices recommended aren't accepting new patients). A little help please! Thanks!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 02-18-2011, 06:53 AM
 
61 posts, read 247,778 times
Reputation: 69
After my regular doctor , who was a great doctor died a few years ago I spent a couple of years searching for a new doctor. I was shocked by less than adequate care that received from most of them. One doctor seemed like he spent more time on the sidewalk taking smoke breaks than waiting on patients.

I can recommend Schmidt & Catchings in Cary. Although most of the staff are FNP I have received better medical care from them, than most of the MD's that I've seen in the last couple of years.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-18-2011, 08:35 AM
 
109 posts, read 326,213 times
Reputation: 65
I I love my GP. I agree that it is hard to find a good one in Cary. We had a couple of really bad experiences locally before we found our current doctor. Unfortunately, they are not accepting new patients. ( I know a half dozen people who have called the office to ask since January.).

You might want to expand your search to Raleigh or Chapel Hill depending on where you are in Cary. I would if our Dr moved away or retired. Here is an excerpt from the 2010 Best Doctors list. I see some at UNC, DUke and in Raleigh. Might seem like far to drive, but considering that you are essentially trusting this person with your health/life, I think the extra 10 minute drive would be worth it. I have found that having a bad Dr is worse than no Dr("Dont worry about that stomach pain, it is only a pulled muscle. Here are some pain killers, go home and get some rest" - when it was actually a ruptured appendix; "Don't worry about that sore throat, it is only irritation due to allergies. Here, take this throat wash to numb the pain" - when it was actually seriously infected tonsil that needed to be surgically removed immediately). Both situations went from being minor surgery to a MAJOR emergency due to bad advice. A good Dr can save your life. A bad one can shorten it.


2010 Best Doctors FAMILY MEDICINE

Kathryn M. Andolsek | Duke Diet and Fitness Center | Durham
Thomas A. Barringer | Presbyterian Novant Heart and Wellness | Charlotte
Lee A. Beatty | Riverbend Family Practice | Mount Holly
Blake R. Boggess | Duke University Medical Center | Durham
Jeffrey R. Bytomski | Duke University Medical Center | Durham
Thomas Cannon | Maplewood Family Practice | Winston-Salem
Sarah Cartwright | Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center | Winston-Salem
Frank S. Celestino | Wake Forest University Family Physicians | Winston-Salem
C. Randall Clinch | Wake Forest University Family Physicians | Winston-Salem
Michael L. Coates | Wake Forest University Family Physicians | Winston-Salem
Joyce A. Copeland | Duke University Medical Center | Durham
John Steven Corder | Hickory
Timothy P. Daaleman | University of North Carolina Hospital | Chapel Hill
Allen J. Daugird | University of North Carolina Hospitals | Chapel Hill
Clark R. Denniston | University of North Carolina Hospital | Chapel Hill
Jeffrey Furman | Chapel Hill Family Medicine | Chapel Hill
Robert Gianforcaro | Rex Family Practice of Wakefield | Raleigh
Margaret Gourlay | UNC Family Medicine Center | Chapel Hill
Margaret Gradison | Duke University Medical Center | Durham
G. Patrick Guiteras | Chapel Hill Family Medicine | Chapel Hill
Andrew Hannapel | University of North Carolina Hospitals | Chapel Hill
Jeffery Edward Heck | Mahec Family Health Center | Asheville
Margaret Helton | University of North Carolina Hospital | Chapel Hill
David S. Jackson, Jr. | Wake Forest University Family Physicians | Winston-Salem
Greg W. Knapp | The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University | Greenville
Mark P. Knudson | Wake Forest University Family Physicians | Winston-Salem
Lars C. Larsen | The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University | Greenville
William D. Lee | Raleigh
Gary I. Levine | The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University | Greenville
Lauren H. Lingley | UNC Family Medicine at Hillsborough | Hillsborough
William Long | Medical Plaza Family Physicians | Charlotte
Richard W. Lord | Wake Forest University Family Physicians | Winston-Salem
James Sloan Manning | PrimeCare Family and Occupational Medicine | Greensboro
James P. Manor | Carrboro Family Medicine Center | Carrboro
Albert A. Meyer | Coastal Family Medicine Center | Wilmington
Elisabeth Nadler | Triangle Family Practice | Durham
Sara L. Neal Moses | Cone Family Practice | Greensboro
Robert J. Newman | The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University | Greenville
Warren P. Newton | University of North Carolina Hospital | Chapel Hill
Mark D. Raupp | Chapel Hill Family Medicine | Chapel Hill
Daryl A. Rosenbaum | Wake Forest University Family Physicians | Winston-Salem
Jessica Schorr Saxe | Carolinas Medical Center Biddlepoint | Charlotte
Barbara L. Sheline | Duke University Medical Center | Durham
Susan F. Slatkoff | University of North Carolina Hospitals | Chapel Hill
Mark O'Neal Speight | The Center for Wellness | Matthews
Donald Spencer | University of North Carolina Hospitals | Chapel Hill
Beat D. Steiner | Prospect Hill Community Health Center | Prospect Hill
Kenneth Keller Steinweg | The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University | Greenville
Lillian McKay Teigland | South Park Family Physicians | Charlotte
Gloria M. Trujillo | Duke Family Medicine | Durham
Anthony J. Viera | University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Chapel Hill
Samuel (Woody) Warburton | Duke University Medical Center | Durham
Ricky Lee Watson | The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University | Greenville
Samuel S. Weir | University of North Carolina Hospital | Chapel Hill
Craig White Davidson | Family Medicine | Davidson
Bruce Evan Wilks | Carrboro Family Medicine Center | Carrboro
Susan J. Williams | Community Care Center | Winston-Salem
Kimberly H. Yarnall | Walltown Neighborhood Clinic | Durham
Adam Jason Zolotor | University of North Carolina Hospitals | Chapel Hill
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-18-2011, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Oxxford Hunt, Cary NC
4,420 posts, read 10,811,051 times
Reputation: 4132
I've been happy with Western Wake Medical Associates (all female practice). I've just seen them for fairly routine/minor things though (knock on wood!).
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-18-2011, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Triangle Area
67 posts, read 147,683 times
Reputation: 43
What type of MD are you searching for - a specialist or a general practitioner?

If you are searching for a general practitioner, I second the Schmidt & Catchings. I do not know Schmidt. But Suzie Catchings is truly awesome! If I recall correctly, Suzie is not a MD, but she is extremely knowledgeable and caring. We got superior care from her! Every time we saw her, I considered her care better than we got from many MD's.

If you're not searching for a general practitioner, let us know.

I have a MD at Duke who is superior; can't say enough great things about her! Dr Kate Mitchell (Rheumatologist). She is a specialist so you need a referral to see her.

Best wishes!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-18-2011, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
118 posts, read 327,320 times
Reputation: 92
I am looking primarily for a GP or internist at the moment, but a good GYN would be nice too! (Haven't even started to tackle that issue)

So a question for those of you who use FNPs as your "regular" physician....What happens if you're admitted to the hospital? Who becomes your attending physician while you're admitted?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-18-2011, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
118 posts, read 327,320 times
Reputation: 92
Quote:
Originally Posted by adlnc07 View Post
I've been happy with Western Wake Medical Associates (all female practice). I've just seen them for fairly routine/minor things though (knock on wood!).
Wow. I've been searching for info on this practice and found very little....but did find a lot of reviews. It's very interesting. Apparently you either love 'em or you hate 'em!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-18-2011, 10:11 AM
 
109 posts, read 326,213 times
Reputation: 65
Here is the link to the full report.

I think there is another caagory listed for internal medicine as well.

Business North Carolina - North Carolina's business magazine
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-18-2011, 10:29 AM
 
10 posts, read 18,814 times
Reputation: 10
REX/UNC Family Practice of Panther Creek. 2 board certified FP's both accepting new patients.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-18-2011, 10:59 AM
 
73 posts, read 158,788 times
Reputation: 46
Have you tried Preston Medical Associates? Dr. Vandergriff is a female Dr. there that pretty much my whole family has gone to for at least 15 years. I see the female FNP b/c that is what I am comfortable with but would recommend the practice. I assume they are accepting new patients, but not sure. Good Luck!
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top