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Old 08-02-2009, 05:50 AM
 
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How long do you have to wait before you see your doctor here in San Antonio?

Are they able to accomadate you when an illness arises and you have no appointment?

On a scale of 1 - 10 (one being not happy at all) how would you rate your doctor?

Frustrated with the wait for our doctor, I switched only to run into the same issue. Not to mention with our old doctor, when we had an emergency we usually had to end up at the med clinic. Is this the norm?
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Old 08-02-2009, 08:40 AM
 
Location: West Creek
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I dont trust doctors here, I go to Houston, or to Black Rox (you cant beat those mexican prices, and medicine)
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:56 AM
 
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I've had the same experience here, which really surprised me. I have lived all over (MD, DC, FL..etc..) and have never had a problem finding a good doctor--until I moved here. I have gone to Dallas/Ft Worth for specialists/surgery and I also go to Houston when I need a specialist. I wish I could find someone here so I could stop all the back and fourth trips!
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Old 08-02-2009, 05:19 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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How long do you have to wait before you see your doctor here in San Antonio? [b]Depends - if I just need a physical, it could be a couple weeks. If I'm sick or having sciatica issues, I can get in same day or next day)

Are they able to accomadate you when an illness arises and you have no appointment? Yes. I may not see my doctor, though - I might see the PA, which is fine for me

On a scale of 1 - 10 (one being not happy at all) how would you rate your doctor? 10

Frustrated with the wait for our doctor, I switched only to run into the same issue. Not to mention with our old doctor, when we had an emergency we usually had to end up at the med clinic. Is this the norm?
My doctor is Dr. Marijan Gillard at UT Medicine on Medical. I've been going to her since 2004 or 2005.

I will say that I am so, so rarely sick. I usually literally go to the doctor once a year. I did go in February this year (I had the flu), and I was able to get in the day I called. I saw the PA (her last name is Lenz, I think...) rather than Dr. Gillard, but that was totally fine - I got the flu shot and they sent me on my merry way.

I just got my physical - I think it was maybe two weeks after I called to make the appointment.
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Old 08-02-2009, 05:40 PM
 
Location: NW near Sea World...and in a house
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I dont bother having a regular doctor anymore just cause its a pain in the rear. Id rather go to Tx Med clinic...
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:38 PM
 
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I dont bother having a regular doctor anymore just cause its a pain in the rear. Id rather go to Tx Med clinic...
Same here.

For most things I just to to a walk-in clinic near my home {Gruesbeck Medical Clinic} and get what I need quickly.

The only doc I see regularly now is my endocrinologist for my thyroid, and it's an half a day trip to the southside on VIA, plus wait time of a good while.
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Old 08-02-2009, 07:08 PM
 
Location: West Creek
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+1 on Texmed clinic, I went to Houston for a cortisone shot, and an arthroscopic calcium deposit removal on my right elbow.
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Old 08-02-2009, 07:50 PM
 
Location: NW near Sea World...and in a house
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Texmed is so much more efficient than a doctors office. I had a horrible rash breakout on my arms. So I decided i'd go see "my regular doc" well since it had been a year or two i was now considered a new patient...so not only did a get charged $150 for being a new patient but then another 75 for the visit...and i didnt see my doc saw the nurse practitioner...who prescribed regular benadryl

3 days later the rash was worse ended up going to texas med the doc there prescribed some other cream (way better than cortizone and benadryl) and i was in and out of there in 45 minutes and my bill was about 60 bucks total.
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:07 AM
 
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For OB/GYN, on a regular basis, I'm ok with a 15 minute wait. If it's going to be longer - and I understand emergencies - as long as they tell me the expected wait time, I'm ok with that, provided it's not a continual problem. I left one practice because it was consistently a 45 min+ waiting room wait, then another 15+ minutes once in the exam room. I've been to a few practices in town and that was the only one with this problem.

Pedi I'm usually in within 15 minutes.

GP type doc - I officially have one but never go. easier to go to Texas Med Clinic for most things, and I get my vax at work.
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Old 08-03-2009, 01:32 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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I agree with walk in clinics being so much more efficient. I actually walked out of a doctors office because my wait was already 1 1/2 hours in the waiting room. I can't believe I actually waited that long, that my patience held up but I got sucked into a interesting magazine, lol.
The Southside has a new walk in clinic on Hwy 16/410 corner near the Whataburger. I was trying to find the website to it but couldn't find it. Same thing as Texas Med Clinic. There's also a pediatric one that's open from 4pm - 11 pm every day near Southwest General Hospital as well.
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