I've seen Dr. Talbot for the past 5 years. They are great at scheduling me quickly when I am acutely ill. But they hired a new assistant/ nurse/ technician about a year ago who is absolutely the worst. She will argue with you when you call for test results, and won't allow you refills when their office has re-scheduled your regular appointment and you will be out of meds. My mom also sees Dr. Laurie at this practice, and has had horrible care. She spent 22 days in hospital because Dr. Laurie decided she only needed an antibiotic. My mom ended up having to have fluid drawn from her lungs several times, and two units of blood.
Posted: 5/02/2011 • Link to this review
I have a fantastic Wellstar Cardiologist and when my former PCP moved, I thought I would get a Wellstar PCP so they could share info. Not so. Dr. Talbot does not make it easy to share info. I am also a diabetic and in four visits to her, not once has she ever checked my feet, which is basic for diabetic care. I also suspect that she bills my insurance company for extended visits and not just the 10 minutes she maybe spends with me. It is sheer laziness on my part staying with her, but I am not getting any decent medical care from her AT ALL.
Posted: 2/23/2011 • Link to this review
I have been going to Dr. Talbot for 5 years and find her to be an excellent doctor. She is very caring and always listens. I highly recommend her as a personal physician.
Posted: 8/31/2009 • Last edited: 6/08/2010 • Link to this review
I have been going to her office for about 3 years and only if I have to do so. Consistently, the person who manages insurance and payments is a witch. She has the personality of a fly. She obviously does not know people are looking for jobs. I was in there the other day & decided it would be my last time. I stayed b/c I was so sick. I really felt like telling her off because she was so abrupt and rude. She would leave my cards sitting on the desk close the window, instead of returning them back to me like I gave them to her. Too many things occurred for me to mention, but it was the last straw. And for Dr. Talbot, I never really know what the problem is when I go to her office & I leave just as confused. She does not want to prescribe medication; she believes it will just go away. I don't trust her diagnosis.
Posted: 8/13/2009 • Last edited: 6/08/2010 • Link to this review
Loves dealing with diabetes but seems overreactive. Prescription refill policy is weird. First visit gave list of prescription and told to bring pill bottles at next visit. Next visit, did not look at my empty pill bottles?? Would not follow my prescription provider's request for 180 day prescription. Now I pay more and have to trek to pharmacy every month to get refill. Patients should be seen and not heard kind of a Doctor.
Posted: 4/26/2009 • Last edited: 6/08/2010 • Link to this review
The staff and Dr. Talbot are nice enough and friendly. But everytime I have to ask for a refill or a referral I have to hear about how much of a problem it is for them to do it the way my insurer wants it done. I have no control over how my provider operates, I just feel blessed to have health insurance. Also I wish Dr. Talbot didn't refuse refills and referrals unless I came in for an another appointment first.
Posted: 10/15/2008 • Last edited: 6/08/2010 • Link to this review
Saw Dr. Talbot for over a year and always liked her very much and was happy with her as my doc. I was repeatedly frustrated, however, with the incompetence of the office staff when it came to scheduling tests, picking up things Dr. Talbot left for me, etc. THEN one day I woke up very ill. Had to see Dr. Steve Lammert (partner in same office) b/c Dr. Talbot was off. I had never felt so sick and needed to see someone right away. He was very condescending. Talked to me like I was retarded, and basically told me I had a cold. He was very dismissive. His nurse was a witch, too! I was having trouble breathing, had been vomiting and high fever since 2am. Had to lay down in my car after leaving office. On drive home I had to pull over b/c of vomiting and trouble breathing. Police officer called 911, and I was admitted a few hours later to Cobb General, high fever, severely dehydrated with bronchitis. Was there for 4 days! Because of this, I will never step foot in that office again, and had to find a new doc.
Posted: 11/27/2007 • Last edited: 6/08/2010 • Link to this review
In today's HMO world, doctors have become less personal and their offices have become an assembly line to get patients in and out as fast as possible. Dr. Talbot and her office aren't like that. The service is very personal and I like that Dr. Talbot is not only interested in my current health, but she pushes preventative healthcare and I feel like she genuinely wants me to be healthier.
Posted: 10/08/2007 • Last edited: 6/08/2010 • Link to this review
Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans 1994