I've been taking my kids here for the last 13 years. I have always been impressed with the Drs. and staff. Always courteous and never have to wait more then 10 minutes. Dr. Ho and Dr. Gregory have always been great about answering my questions even after hours on the nurses line. I cant imagine taking my kids to another Pediatrician.
The last trip my son had an infected ear. Both Doctors looked at it and decided the best treatment was no treatment. As a dad I wasn't very thrilled about the no treatment. Now as I have read up on the subject I understand why that was the decision and agree. Oh, By the way, his ear cleared up in 1 week. Hopefully making his immune system stronger in the process.
Area Marietta, GA
Cost Less than $250
Date October 2016
Posted: 3/15/2017 • Link to this review
Agree with previous review. My son was a patient of Sandy Plains Pediatrics for 7 years. He turned 18 2 months ago. I stopped in to ask them if they could transfer his immunization history from Georgia form to the form that the college requires. I dropped them off one week later they called and refused to do it. They said he was over 18. That put me in a bind to have find another doctor as a new patient and go thru all of that but then I found out I could have it done at the Walgreens Healthclinic and CVS Caremark clinic. His own doctor wouldn't do it but you can walk in just about anywhere to get the information transferred. You don't need to be seen by a doctor. It's just transferring information. They are rude on top of that. Dr. Gregory is rough mean and uncaring. She misdiagnosed my son over and over. We always prayed to get Dr. Ho. Just pass on this clinic there are so many others out there. If they're not willing to help a 7 year patient then they won't help you. Read on.. when I dropped off the papers I said to the lady there's probably a charge..I was ready to pay
Area Marietta, GA
Date February 2017
Posted: 3/14/2017 • Link to this review
Horrible do not come here. My son has an ear infection and I took him to this office last night. They told me the medication was sent to the pharmacy. I went to the pharmacy and it was not there. The pharmacy called this office and after finally getting through the pharmacist was hung up on. I then called myself and reached the after hours line. The lady said it was for sure sent to the pharmacy and maybe I was the one mistaken on where it was sent to. She suggested I call around to previous pharmacies. I did so and spent 3 hours last night trying to figure out where this was. I was never able to find it so this morning I called and I was told it was never ever sent over to a pharmacy yesterday. They diddnt sent his medication out till today. I was livid because I spent 3 hours trying to find it last night and I asked to speak to the office manager. A woman named molly got on the phone with me after a ten minute hold and verbatim said "mistakes happen" she diddnt apologize she was completely rude and told me she was not going to talk to me if I was upset. And that she diddnt need to listen to this. Do not go here this place is horrible unprofessional.
Posted: 3/01/2017 • Link to this review
My daughter is a patient here and we love this practice. We never have to wait more than 5 minutes to be brought back or for the Doctor which is awesome. The front desk and nursing staff is extremely nice. The visits don't feel rushed as the Doctors are very thorough and take their time with us. I definitely recommend!
Posted: 5/16/2016 • Link to this review
Dr. Gregory is excellent. I saw her with my daughter who was having breathing issues- she spent the time to explain and treat in the office. When she was not improving alerted the ER and then sent balloons when she was admitted overnight. She then followed up to see how she was doing
Posted: 2/06/2015 • Link to this review
So unimpressed with this practice and specifically, Dr. Gregory. I brought my 2-year old in for a sick visit and Dr. Gregory spent less than 60 seconds in the room examining my daughter before misdiagnosing her. As the daughter of two pediatricians, I found her to be impersonal and unprofessional. After describing my daughters symptoms and that she kept complaining that her mouth hurt, she didn't even bother to look inside her mouth because my daughter was a little uncooperative because she was in pain. I'm sure this is not uncommon with toddlers and most pediatricians have tricks up their sleeves in order to get kids to cooperate. She dismissed my daughters symptoms as mild flu when in reality she had a nasty and painful case of gingivostomatitis which was diagnosed the next day at Northside Pediatrics after a thorough examination by a qualified doc. Would not recommend Sandy Plains Peds.
Posted: 11/28/2014 • Last edited: 12/01/2014 • Link to this review
I have never met a pediatrician so cold and so unprofessional in my life. Also I was told to leave and I was not welcomed back over the fact I wanted to split up my child's vaccinations which I was told was ok. the very first visit I asked Dr Ho personally if it was okay to separate my newborn sons vaccinations which she said yes, but I would have to pay a copay for each visit. My next visit I saw the awful nurse practitioner who is worse then Dr Ho. my son received a vaccination that I requested and I was told from that point on the rest would have to be done at the health department?? I left very confused and felt very discriminated against. I decided to return one more time for a well check thinking ok, even if I have to go to the health department in between my son still needs a regular pediatrician so why not go to his well checks?? unfortunately it was that awful nurse practitioner. Once vaccinations came up I said while I'm here can I just get one or two? the nurse practitioner walked out I heard her talking to Dr Ho they were very loud and very rude blatantly talking about me knowing that I'm in the room right there where I can hear everything. Dr Ho comes in and then proceeded to tell me if I want to do some "funky" shot schedule that I would have to find a different pediatrician and they do not allow delayed vaccination schedules. Which is not true. I know people who to this day go to them and seperate shots. I still can't believe how I was treated.
Posted: 9/30/2014 • Link to this review
Per our Website our vaccine policy is stated clearly. We follow the vaccine schedule published by the CDC and AAP and do not see patients who do not vaccinate or split vaccines. As always there are some rare exceptions approved by the MD.
We believe in the effectiveness and safety of vaccines to prevent serious illness and to save lives. We believe that all children and young adults should receive all of the recommended vaccines according to the schedule published by the Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics. We believe, based on all available literature, evidence and current studies, that vaccines do not cause autism or other developmental disabilities. Our office does not take patients that do not vaccinate. http://www.sandypeds.com/policies.html
I have been taking my three children here for 9 years. I love the personal feel Sandy Plains Pediatrics has- from Kathy greeting us, to the nurses interacting with my children- giving them popsicles, to Dr. Gregory who lets my child "listen to her own heart" and Dr. Ho who always listens. I feel they know me and my family -as more then just a patient. The rooms are cutely decorated in unique themes - from hot air balloons to Toy Story. They understand my time- and I don't spend time waiting to be seen. I love it.
Posted: 11/01/2013 • Link to this review
My daughter just celebrated her 1st birthday and Dr. Gregory has been her (and my older son's) pediatrician since day one. Dr. Gregory recognized symptoms in my daughter that needed to be further evaluated at Scottish Rite. Because she referred us there early enough, my daughter's life was saved and she was able to make a full recovery from a serious viral infection. I am so grateful for Dr. Gregory's careful attention and expertise!
Posted: 4/10/2013 • Link to this review
My daughter has been a patient there for about 5mths. Dr. Gregory is the worse pediatrician to own a license! She looked in her ear for all of 5sec & said her ear infection was clear, and it wasn't, instead, it got worse, to the point tubes had to be placed. Dr. Ho and the nurse practitioner are worth seeing, but dr. Gregory is the one thats mostly always available, (gee, I wonder why?) Needless to say my daughter is no longer a patient, & I couldn't be happier with her new pediatrician. The staff and nurses are pretty friendly, but due to the practice busy schedule the time with the doctor is pretty brief.
Posted: 3/18/2013 • Last edited: 9/30/2014 • Link to this review
I recently spent time visiting and talking to staff at several pediatric practices in east cobb to decide where to take my children after our current doctor decided to merge her practice & could no longer accept our insurance. Sandy Plains easily rose to the top...at least in this particular corner of johnson ferry, Shallowford & lower roswell roads in marietta. The staff here is busy but friendly and very welcoming. I knew several people who took their children here and everyone has been pleased. Happy to have them onboard.
Posted: 10/14/2011 • Link to this review
I have been using Sandy Plains Pediatrics, specifically, Dr. Ho, for over 5 years. I find their staff very professional, the nurses respond quickly to phone calls, and the doctors know what they are doing. I am surprised people describe Dr. Ho as "detached and impersonal" as I have found the opposite to be true. Is she clinical? Yes, but she's my pediatrician, not my best friend. I like her quite a lot and as a pharmacist, I find her conservative approach to be just the right antidote for the give me a pill now mentality that exists out there. We will continue to use them until our kids are grown... another 16 years or so.
Posted: 5/23/2011 • Link to this review
Always very professional. When we leave there I have no further questions, all were answered by the doctor or the nurse practicioner. I like that my child does not always received a prescription for the latest and most expensive drugs, instead they take a more holistic approach to treating my child and I appreciate that.
Posted: 2/28/2011 • Link to this review
I've been going to this practice for years but I am currently thinking of changing. I can't stand the nurse practitioner. If you get her, you know you are going to leave with nothing to help you. She has canned answers that I have heard over and over and she doesn't listen. I like Dr. Gregory but I cannot get her every time. Dr. Ho is very impersonal and also seems to follow too many "rules" with canned answers instead of listening.
Posted: 12/22/2010 • Last edited: 9/30/2014 • Link to this review
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