Baby Doctor and Pediatrician in area?

Baby Doctor and Pediatrician in area?

Posted in the Beckley Forum

wondering

Rocky Mount, NC

#1 Nov 6, 2010
Me and My husband are moving to the Beckley area soon, I am pregnant with first child. I was wondering who a good baby doctor and pediatrician in the area?
wondering

Rocky Mount, NC

#2 Nov 6, 2010
Wondering who is what I meant to ask lol
Parent

Beckley, WV

#3 Nov 6, 2010
I love Kim Bennett at Rural Acres. He doesn't rush through the appointments, answers all my questions,(even the stupid ones my husband asks haha) his staff is awesome and they all recognize my kids. Which makes a big difference to me. They also have an on call number, I think most of the pediatricians do now, but they have always called me back promptly.

Anyway, I tell all my friends to go to him. He does interviews too before the baby is born if you want to go that route.
laughing my ass off

United States

#4 Nov 6, 2010
I completely agree! My kids were going to Dr. Johnsons office and I switched them both because they NEVER got to see Dr Johnson. My daughter turned 4 in January and he couldnt see her for her yearly check up until April, 2 days before I was scheduled for a c section with my son which really made it hard but once he was born I changed his doctor at the hospital, because Dr Bennett was there and saw him I really really like him. I like that if he is your childs dr then he is the one who sees him not his help!
Parent of 2

Parkersburg, WV

#5 Nov 6, 2010
I agree as well. I took my daughter to Dr. Kiami and at her one year check up after waiting there for 2 hours was told to reschedule because he didn't have time, when I switched I found out she was behind on her shots. Dr. Bennett is amazing with the kids. He doesn't ignore them like most doctors. He talks to them and asks them the same questions the parents are asked and explains to them if they are sick and all so they understand what's going on. Im getting ready to have another baby and just know he is going to do great with him.
Parent

Beckley, WV

#6 Nov 6, 2010
yep, I had the same experience with Dr. Johnson. Everyone went on and on about what a great Dr he was but after 4 appointments I switched to Dr. Bennett because I always saw someone different BESIDES Johnson.

Anyway, one more thing that was important to me, not sure if it is with you, but he is american and I dont have to question what he said
wondering

Rocky Mount, NC

#7 Nov 6, 2010
Ok thanks for the info on Pediatricians, but what about a good doc to deliver my baby? Whos a good one ??
answers

United States

#8 Nov 6, 2010
Do don't get anyone at raleigh general an deliver your baby only mid wifes delivery unless its an emergency an the dr's suck here I had one kid an then my 2nd was born n march 2010 an passed away in may 2010 in my home bc he has acid refulx an they didn't know what to do I guess!!!
zacker

Beckley, WV

#9 Nov 6, 2010
if you want a good place to deliver, i sure wouldn't trust ANYONE in the beckley area...CAMC Women and Children's is the place to go for that.

as far as pediatricians go, you need to check out Dr. Chele Staton. She is excellent and her staff have a great bedside manner with even the youngest of children and babies.

DO NOT take anyone to Johnson. I would call him incompetent, but that would be an improvement to his actual ability.
My Opinion

Beckley, WV

#10 Nov 7, 2010
I take my little boy to Dr. Ted Solari. He is WONDERFUL! We always see him and he is very patient and answers all questions.

As for delivery, I went to RGH and had no issues. Carolyn Spurlock (mid-wife) delivered my son and she was GREAT!

Best of luck!
well wishes

Beckley, WV

#11 Nov 7, 2010
hope all turns out well for you
Da Da

Richwood, WV

#12 Nov 7, 2010
I like Johnson, but I'd agree it seems difficult to actually get an appointment WITH him. The new doctor working at Johnson's office (his name escapes me) is very good also. We've seen him more than Johnson.

On a side note, mid-wife Carolyn Spurlock is the sister of that guy that ate McDonalds for 30 days in the movie SuperSize Me, Morgan Spurlock.
Jennifer

United States

#13 Nov 7, 2010
Da Da wrote:
I like Johnson, but I'd agree it seems difficult to actually get an appointment WITH him. The new doctor working at Johnson's office (his name escapes me) is very good also. We've seen him more than Johnson.
On a side note, mid-wife Carolyn Spurlock is the sister of that guy that ate McDonalds for 30 days in the movie SuperSize Me, Morgan Spurlock.
It's Dr.Fernald; we see him too. Very nice.
Angie

United States

#14 Nov 8, 2010
Parent of 2 wrote:
I agree as well. I took my daughter to Dr. Kiami and at her one year check up after waiting there for 2 hours was told to reschedule because he didn't have time, when I switched I found out she was behind on her shots. Dr. Bennett is amazing with the kids. He doesn't ignore them like most doctors. He talks to them and asks them the same questions the parents are asked and explains to them if they are sick and all so they understand what's going on. Im getting ready to have another baby and just know he is going to do great with him.
Dr.Khiami is the best peditrician in Beckley. You do have to wait usually but it is because he has so many patients and due to walkins. If your child gets up sick you dont need an appointment just take them in and that is great because usually you wouldnt be able to get a last minute appointment with another Dr. And i dont no bout you but my kids dont schedule or let me know ahead that they r going to be sick. If your child gets sick and it is after hours you have a pager and he will call you back. Also when my daughter was will sick and started having seirures he could not find the cause so he did not hesitate he sent her straight to Ruby Memorial in Morgantown. When it comes to kids he doesnt hesitate if they need a specialiat or something he sends them he doesnt say well lets do this test and that test and then lets repeat them in 2 days and then we will send them, he just does it. Because he acted so quickly and got her the help she needed she only had to be on meds for 3 years and now is seizure free. So in my opinion he is the best.
Da Da

Richwood, WV

#15 Nov 8, 2010
Yes, Fernald. That's his name. If you don't get to see Johnson, you get to see this guy and that's a WIN WIN, in my opinion, because both are great doctors that are very nice to children and easy to understand. I actually kinda prefer Fernald over Johnson, but I'm okay with whoever shows up.
Just me

Sophia, WV

#16 Nov 8, 2010
We see Dr. Fernald as well and love him! And when my kids are sick if you call to make an appointment you can request who you want! I love both Dr. Johnson and Dr. Fernald! As far as delivery it just depends who is working, Spurlock delivered my son and was great, Forst delivered my daughter and I didn't like her. Good luck in whoever you choose!
Just me

Sophia, WV

#17 Nov 8, 2010
And when you call Dr. Johnson for you child being sick they get you in the same day by appointment so you're not waiting all day and they don't get behind! And he also has a phone service for after hours and weekends!
Da Da

Richwood, WV

#18 Nov 8, 2010
Another win about Johnson/Fernald's office, besides having a choice between 2 great doctors, one of which you will definiately get to see, is that they share notes and know what each other are doing. So, you don't have one telling you one thing and another telling you something else. You get the benefit of 2 great minds working together. I wouldn't take my kid anywhere else. Plus, wait times are typically low.
Cowboys fan

Beckley, WV

#19 Nov 8, 2010
Anyone at access health are good, my wife and I use Dr. Mohan. He and his wife have been wonderful and even have tolerated us calling him at home once on purpose and once accidentally. He has been very kind and gracious and always helpful. I am no expert but he definitely has made us feel comfortable as first time parents.
Angie

United States

#20 Nov 8, 2010
I have never been told that Dr. Khiami did not have time to see my kids either but it is your choice and everybody has their own opinions and in the end wat u like somebody else might not.

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