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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 doingVIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
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.VIEW MORE »VIEW LESS »
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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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
I have used this office for over 19 years. Great doctors and a wonderful staff. Dr. Ho has been wonderful with my children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I have have used Dr. Ho as a pediatrician for over 7 years and like her and the office environment very much. Though there is one nurse practitioner that is a bit aloof -- if you specify that you'd like a specific physician upon making your appt., the staff is quick to oblige. Five stars.
My grandson is very well taken care of. The doctors answer all questions and let us know what to anticipate in the future. No long wait times. The staff knows us by name. It feels like family.
Dr Gregory is great. She's very attentive and thinks before she speaks, offering her sincere opinion, not some canned response she memorized at the direction of some huge medical conglomerate. She seems to genuinely care about the kids as well, which makes a huge difference. She also adheres to a 'treat the problem, not the symptoms' approach, which seems to be a passing fad. Dr. Ho is somewhat the opposite of Dr Gregory. We avoid her with anything but trivial visits. The same goes for the practitioner. I typed details but removed them as I began to feel sorry for them as I described their behavior. Having said that, neither Dr. Ho nor the practitioner are below par -relatively-, given the poor state of medical care these days.
At first, this practice was fine when we were seeing Dr. Grey. She left the practice and we started having to see Dr. Ho or more often unfortunately, Dr. Gregory. Our son has had chronic respiratory and sinus issues for a long time and they have shown no interest in actually finding the cause and course of treatment. Very dismissive with "oh, he's just at that age". We rarely see the Dr. anymore and most of the time see a nurse practitioner. After Dr. Gregory decided to admonish my wife for calling the nurse line with a legitimate question (she was apparently upset the nurse decided to page her at 10 p.m.), my child was "discharged from the practice" on a day he had become very ill and wound up at urgent care that day with a 104 fever. Highly unprofessional and dangerous. Much better service to be had.
The family had been discharged from our office two months before this phone call. The family had received notice via postal mail and certified letter which were returned refused. We continued to see the child for sick visits for an additional month, and had notified her of the need to find a new physician.