Lookiing For THE BEST Pediatrician

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Wild Thing

Cookeville, TN

#1 Aug 9, 2010
We are looking for THE BEST pediatricians office in Cookeville. Any suggestions?
Here ya go

Cookeville, TN

#2 Aug 9, 2010
Dr. Franklin at Cookeville Pediatrics.. hands down.
Daisy

Manchester, TN

#3 Aug 9, 2010
Kids usually love Dr. Franklin. Sometimes parents don't like him so much.I have heard people say he comes off as abrupt or even rude, but I haven't had that experience.
We usually see Dr. Batson at Cookeville Pediatrics, but we like both Batson and Franklin.
Here ya go

Cookeville, TN

#4 Aug 9, 2010
Dr. Franklin is just "different", but like you said he is AMAZING with children. I really think he prefers children to adults. haha. He's super intelligent, and will go in detail about your child's illness.. He'll pull up studies,reports, statistics, everything. He never rushes a patient. I really trust his judgment , and feel that my children are in good hands when we see him.
Batson is good as well.:)
Yes

Gainesboro, TN

#5 Aug 9, 2010
He got my son's referrel for a stomach speacialist and he also done my 3 month old's spinal tap. I really respect Dr. Franklin and have a high opinion of him.
Dr Franklin

Manchester, TN

#6 Aug 9, 2010
Our daughter was really sick and we couldnt figure it out! I mean she was really sick for almost a full year. She missed a ton of daycare, due to her 'illness'. He listened to us and did all kinds of tests to rule things out.

In the end our daycare teacher diagnosed the problem! We couldnt belive how simple the problem was, but he was really good. Even though he didnt find the problem, it was reassuring that he listened to us and our concerns.

Plus the new location has a sick child play area and waiting room seperate from the well child area! I LOVE that!
Good

Manchester, TN

#7 Aug 10, 2010
Dr batson. He's great.
Hmmmm

Cookeville, TN

#8 Aug 10, 2010
Any opinions of Kids Kare or Dr. Climaco and Dr. Ramos?
concerned citizen

Cookeville, TN

#9 Aug 10, 2010
Dr. Franklin is the best
Here ya go

Cookeville, TN

#10 Aug 10, 2010
On Kids Care- I wasn't crazy about them. We switched from them to Franklin. They have a ton of patients, and I always felt rushed. Dr. Climaco is a VERY kind man, but it was rare that I actually got to see him when my children were sick. They usually sent in a nurse. The reason we switched had to do with their record keeping , and the nurses. My child was up to date on his flu shots.The nurse argued and told me I was wrong, and they had no record of giving it to him. SO, I thought I was going crazy, but went ahead and scheduled an appt. We get there and the receptionist calls me up after about 20 minutes of waiting to ask me why I was there for the flu shot when she looked it up it was CURRENT. I was so upset over that I switched to Franklin and have had no issues with them.
hummm

United States

#11 Aug 11, 2010
Dr. Samples was the best in cookeville. I miss him.
Cookeville Native

Chattanooga, TN

#12 Aug 12, 2010
Dr. Neil Treece at Cookeville Pediatrics.... no doubt!!!
Calm_Down

Washington, DC

#13 Aug 12, 2010
Dr. Climaco is very good and if you want an appointment with him - just ask. Otherwise you might get one of the other doctors or Nurse Practioners - which is OK if your child is just sick - nothing too serious. They are good as well.
one person

Cookeville, TN

#14 Aug 12, 2010
Dr. Franklin is a horrible doctor. Growing up I had two and three ear infections a month, Dr. Franklin told my mother I would "grow out of them" finally after five years of ear infections, my mother took me to an ENT, after taking one look at my ears he asked me who has been treating me, because it was a disgrace. I had lost over 75% of my hearing, and it took three operations to fix, my hearing is still not back to 100% and this was 15 years ago. Furthermore it effective my breathing and my weight consequences that have effected me in to my 20's. Do not take your child to this man, he is not trustworthy or professional.
i like batson

Rickman, TN

#15 Aug 12, 2010
i love dr batson he is my daughters doctor and I would refuse to take her anywhere else. Now as for frankilin he was my baby doctor 20 something years ago and my parents were and are still crazy about him
Batson

United States

#16 Aug 18, 2010
Dr. Batson is a great doctor, he is great with kids, takes his time and actually tries to resolve an issue without going prescription happy.

Since: Jun 10

Crawford, TN

#17 Aug 18, 2010
Tennessee Pediatric is the best Dr. Chakrabarty. Check out their website at www.tennesseepediatrics.com he is great with children and they quit crying before they leave the office.
dr chakrabarty

Cookeville, TN

#18 Aug 19, 2010
my son has seen the doctors at cookeville pediatrics and they are all assholes. they do excessive tests to collect money off of your insurance. none of them are worth anything. you can never get in for an appointment when your child is sick. i switched my son to Dr Chakrabarty. I have no complaints about him. he is so wonderful with my son and i can call or text him anything of the day or night if i have questions or concerns. he is hands down the best in town!
interesting

Cookeville, TN

#19 Aug 19, 2010
dr chakrabarty wrote:
my son has seen the doctors at cookeville pediatrics and they are all assholes. they do excessive tests to collect money off of your insurance. none of them are worth anything. you can never get in for an appointment when your child is sick. i switched my son to Dr Chakrabarty. I have no complaints about him. he is so wonderful with my son and i can call or text him anything of the day or night if i have questions or concerns. he is hands down the best in town!
Funny.. I always get in SAME day when my child is sick, and I'd rather have "excessive testing" than a doctor to overlook an issue. Then again, I'm a bit protective of my kid's health.
switched

Cookeville, TN

#20 Aug 20, 2010
Yes, Dr. Chakrabarty is the BEST in town. A very down to earth and genuinely caring person, who by the way decided to NOT go with hospitalists like all the other pediatricians were BULLYING him to do. He cares more about seeing his patients in the hospital than letting someone who doesn't even know them see them. It's been by far the best decision we have made with our child, and we have seen the docs at Cookeville Pediatrics.....will NOT go there again!

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