tortoisemom
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Shin, Alice M MD

Posted on: 7/20/2011

Great!

Dr. Shin is just awesome -- she's knowledegable, is always smiling and polite, and is great to talk to -- you can ask her all those kinds of strange questions you might have and she'll give you a friendly, non-judgemental answer. I've also seen her for general doctor sorts of things, and she is great for that, also. Highly recommended.

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Nava Sen Spa

Posted on: 7/20/2011

Perfect massage experience!

My mother and I got a massage together at Nava's -- my mother had never had a professional massage before, and I had never had one in a spa setting. I don't think I want to try anyplace else, though, after the great experience we had here. The whole place is very clean, and the staff are very attentive -- the woman (perhaps she was the owner?) who was running the front desk made tea for us, and the masseurs kept communication open by asking how the pressure was, what our preferences or trouble areas were, and those kinds of things. Most importantly for me, my mom was very at ease -- she can be shy about her body and was a little apprehensive beforehand about disrobing for strangers, but the calm atmosphere and their professionalism made it a non-issue. Definitely recommended. I wouldn't hesitate to go back... if only I could afford to make a habit of such indulgences!

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Stephens, Dan Bryan MD

Posted on: 7/14/2011

Effective albeit old-fashioned.

The good: "Dr. Dan" has been practicing since dinosaurs roamed the earth. He has seen it all and you can always rest assured regarding accurate diagnoses et cetera. The bad: He is old-fashioned in his views on women and gynecology. The ugly: These views will influence how he treats you. I know people (even in my own family) who think that "Dr. Dan" hung the moon, but if you want something that is outside of what he expects women to do with themselves, he shows his true colors. Personal examples? Due to a psychiactric condition, I felt that I should try going off of hormonal birth control; additionally, I do not wish to ever conceive children. As a result, I asked him for a tubal ligation, which he refused to perform because I had no children already. When I expressed my reasoning as to why I chose not to produce children, and explained that if I ever wanted children I would adopt them, he told me -- and this is very nearly, if not exactly, his reply -- "Well, you don't want to do that, because there aren't enough healthy white babies out there." Yes, he went there. And besides, as he told me, all women generally needed to be on hormones anyway, and if he had his way, any woman who worked for him would be on the pill because it made them essentially more manageable. He also is one of those old-school doctors who view menopause as a disease, and will inevitably throw hormones at you regardless of how they may negatively affect you.

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Robbins, Laurie Leigh MD

Posted on: 7/14/2011

Mostly good, but...

Dr. Robbins seems incredibly sweet and has great bedside manner, and I happily saw her for a few years. I quit seeing her, though, because she is not receptive to the idea of people choosing not to have children -- she denied me a tubal ligation, and told me I should probably be on hormonal birth control anyway "to keep a few extra pounds on" -- not a thoughtful thing to say to someone who has lived their life getting ragged on for being underweight, particularly because I have a psychiactric condition that renders me not exactly the best candidate for hormonal birth control (or reproduction, for that matter). I'm sure that if you want to have children she's perfectly lovely, though.

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Mcmillian, Rhonda Gregory MD

Posted on: 5/29/2011

avoid at all costs

after seeing dr mcmillan once, i found her to be cold but not too terrible -- it wasn't until my second appointment that she showed her true colors. it took numerous tries to even get her office to schedule me in. once i finally got to see her, she told my husband and i that the reason i had a hard time getting in was because she didn't want to see me because i was a hopeless case (yes, those were her words to a chronically depressed person) and she didn't like taking on hopeless cases. very very cruel and unprofessional; how this monster has a license to practice is beyond me.

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For Pet's Sake

Posted on: 6/5/2010

A wicked witch of a vet!

Dr Jason Hutcheson has been nothing but kind, but he prescribed an injectable drug for my tortoise that (as I found out later) is known to cause not only pain but also possible necrosis. She wound up with patches of black necrotic skin at the injection sites. I took her in for a followup exam for the necrosis and got Dr Shepherd, who manhandled her like a rock with legs, roughly CLUNKING her around on the exam table, which was totally uncalled for (especially as she is captive-bred and -raised and extremely tame and socialized). She was also extremely gruff and sarcastic with my husband and I. We were given some ointment and sent on our way without so much as an apology -- if anything, we were made to feel as if it were our own fault! I wondered if she was having a bad day or was socially retarded, but judging from others' reviews, it seems that she is just plain mean. No customer OR their pets deserve that. Go elsewhere!

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