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1817 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL | Directions 3280328.568132 -81.363742
Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm
Neighborhoods: Rowena Gardens, Northeast
( No better than Butchers) I was given an appointment by my primary care doctor at the VA to see these people for a colonoscopy. It was the first time I had something like this done. I was not seen write away ( the waiting room was very busy)and when I was seen I believe the care was below standard. I was given general anesthesia for my procedure, and when the procedure was completed I was sent home with little restriction for eating food or activity. The next day I began bleeding through my bowel movements and I had to admit myself to the hospital. While in the hospital I had a situation where I bled so much that I passed out and had to be resuscitated through CPR and a blood transfusion. I had to have a second colonoscopy at the hospital to have the bleeding stopped. The hospital did notify the C.D.H. for comment and was basically disregarding for my condition. I am feeling OK and have notified my VA doctor and have asked to go to another GI clinic since If I can help it, will never go to this facility again. I was seen by Dr Ilagan.
I didn't even make it through the front door but I am so glad these people showed what scumbags they are before I did and after reading all these reviews it is confirmed. I made my appointment and it was scheduled for a Monday, on Friday they called and cancelled my appointment because my insurance was in a "Grace Period" after a major amount of stress and phone calls it seems all that means is that they hadn't billed me for that month yet and would be doing so after my appointment. I am unsure why that is even relevant I told the CDH I would be responsible for the bill but they canceled me anyway, my insurance company said most Doctors understand about the billing cycle. I dont care if I am bleeding from my belly button I will never use this place again all they care abou tit MONEY!!!
TERRIBLE!!! DON'T SIGN ANYTHING!!! The billing department is very very sneaky!They out-right lied to me to get me to proceed with a procedure they knew I couldn't afford. I told them up front that if a particular procedure was more that "X" amount of dollars I couldn't have it done. They assured me that the amount they told me to pay before the procedure would cover it because they called my insurance company to verify what my plan would cover. I got a bill from them 8months later asking for more money. When I asked why they didn't tell me I would owe this back before my procedure they said they had "no idea" my insurance company wouldn't pay that portion of my bill. Upon calling my insurance company I found out that they did in fact know my insurance wouldn't pay for it. I could get a lawyer but it would be more expensive to take them to court than to just pay the bill, which is, I'm sure, what they were counting on. I feel very taken advantage of and I am VERY VERY UNHAPPY!!!!!!!!!!
Excellent Care! Love Dr. Giday! – Our experience was positive and as pleasant as was possible. Every person that we came in contact with was delightful and I did not sense any negativity in this facility. Dr. Giday and his Team were just the best! My husband received excellent care from everyone there. I cannot believe that the negative reviews that I have read on this website are from the same place that we were at on 3-6-12.
Horrible place with policies that make no sense – Two hours held prisoner when my husband was having a procedure. The office staff are a bunch of angry nasty b++ches. The nurse manager is the same. There is absolutely no reason for a person to sit in their office for 2 hours waiting for the procedure to finish. That's why they have cell phones. We will never return to this place. Not only are their policies ridiculous, they allow smoking outside their front door and the smell comes in every time the door opens. Disgusting! There are much better places in Savannah than this and we will be going to one of them.
Would not recommend – It is interesting how Americans are complaining that the new Health Care systems would make patients wait long hours...well come to the "Digestive Health Care Center", I guarantee you would wait at least 1 hour. I waited 2.5 last time and this is the last time I go there.
The front desk staff has a very bad attitude and they are not trying to diffuse the situation.
Concerning the actual doctors, I am not impressed. And this might be because of the whole experience all together. The Doctors' Staff is a waste of time, if you have blood work done or anything else they need to follow up with you on, do not expect a call. I have called twice a left a voice mail, no return call.
I am not going there again.
I totally agree with you. This place is horrible and we will not return.
Awful staff, great doctors, but good luck getting through the staff to get to the doctor!! Making an appointment, paying a bill, everything is a hassel!! Save your time and find another place.
Great Doctors - Staff doesn't know how to use a phone! – Dr. Levine is probably the best GI in Orlando but his staff will treat you like you are a bill collector. I have some sort of GI issue and would like to have it diagnosed so I can move on with my life, but his medical assistant refuses (over a two week time span) to answer the phone or return phone calls. All I ever get is the voice mail. I have left repeated messages saying my symptoms are worse and have more symptoms, but still no call back. I have tried their operator and she can not say why nobody is calling back. The want to do a colonoscopy and said they would call to schedule it, but still no call back. Here I am, four weeks later, and I still have no diagnosis, do not know what my lab results are, and do not know what is going on. I am no better off then I was four weeks ago. I am, in fact worse off, because I have wasted a lot of time trying to get a hold of them and still have no idea what is wrong with me. I guess I will start the process over again with a different doctor office. Thanks for nothing. His medical assistant should be fired!
Dr.Lavine is a true DR, this man is a god send! – im a 27 year old with bad GASTRO problems, upon searching for a new DR i found Dr lavine. i read a lot of reviews about him and was kinda worried about how my appointment was going to go. Upon meeting Dr lavine he greeted me with a great handshake and a excited "hello Mr Ayres" he reviewed all my test results for the past two years from other DR's, then looked at me gave me a straight "shoot from the hip" opinion of what he thought about the other DR's findings...and then told me what he was going to do... this man is a true DR! all these other poor reviews are a far cry from who this man is! I'm so excited that I now have an awesome DR that doesn't waste time talking "CRAP" or ordering useless tests...WOW! please ignore the other moran's useless babble... DR LAVINE IS YOUR BEST BET IF YOUR SICK!
NOT IMPRESSED, LOOK FOR A BETTER DOCTORS – These doctors have a nice office, but they just don't take the time to listen. All they wanted to do every time I went to see them was to do tests, that were not necessary. They did not find out what was going on with me. I was referred to another gastroenterologist, who listened to me. He figured out what was going on, and started me on a treatment plan. I have had no complaints since, they have a nice office but they are overrated.
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