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curious

Jonesboro, AR

#1 Mar 1, 2012
Anyone use and first care doctors? Also who would you suggest if you do?
no way

Pine Bluff, AR

#2 Mar 1, 2012
quit them years ago, mean and incompetent at every level
guest

Paragould, AR

#3 Mar 1, 2012
tuckcan
guest

Dallas, TX

#4 Mar 1, 2012
None! Go to NEA Urgent Care.
curious

Jonesboro, AR

#5 Mar 1, 2012
guest wrote:
None! Go to NEA Urgent Care.
why?
guest

Dallas, TX

#6 Mar 1, 2012
curious wrote:
<quoted text>why?
because they have better doctors, example Maglothin, McDaniel, Hoke, Dow, and you will be establishing yourself with the NEA hospital. The new hospital will be opening in one year, and I don't think anyone will be happy going elsewhere then, especially for surgeries, due to rumored staph infection rate, or to the emergency room, due to long wait behind pain pill seeking patients that have always used it, because they are welcomed with open arms.
curious

Jonesboro, AR

#7 Mar 1, 2012
guest wrote:
<quoted text>because they have better doctors, example Maglothin, McDaniel, Hoke, Dow, and you will be establishing yourself with the NEA hospital. The new hospital will be opening in one year, and I don't think anyone will be happy going elsewhere then, especially for surgeries, due to rumored staph infection rate, or to the emergency room, due to long wait behind pain pill seeking patients that have always used it, because they are welcomed with open arms.
As far as that goes what makes you think the NEA ER will be any different? Besides I am wanting to establish so I won't have I wait in an ER. I am asking for opinions from people other than employees too, you obviously work for NEA. I do like the idea of a new hospital though, is the whole thing going to be opened in a year? I drove by the other day and it looked like it still liked a couple years at least, but I know nothing about construction.
They are all the same

Blytheville, AR

#8 Mar 1, 2012
I go to First care and my doctor is Dr. Ragland. He is a great doctor, however his nurses are rude and I can hardly ever get into see him. I will call and his nurse will say that he is full up and I can see him 2 or 3 days from now, well I am sick now and need to see a doctor that day. I asked if they could call me in a prescription, but again his nurse called me back and said that I havent seen him in a year or so, so I will have to come in. I explained to her that I have been to First Care twice this year but Dr. Ragland is always full and I have to see another doctor. I asked her what good is having a doctor is you can never get in to see him? She stated that I should ask for him and they can get me in. I told her, well that is what I just done and you told me it would be 2 or 3 days. I like Dr. Ragland but he needs to teach his nurses bedside manners, they are all rude and seem not to care. Dr. Teutkin is a nice doctor as well, I am thinking of switching to him.
curious

Jonesboro, AR

#9 Mar 1, 2012
They are all the same wrote:
I go to First care and my doctor is Dr. Ragland. He is a great doctor, however his nurses are rude and I can hardly ever get into see him. I will call and his nurse will say that he is full up and I can see him 2 or 3 days from now, well I am sick now and need to see a doctor that day. I asked if they could call me in a prescription, but again his nurse called me back and said that I havent seen him in a year or so, so I will have to come in. I explained to her that I have been to First Care twice this year but Dr. Ragland is always full and I have to see another doctor. I asked her what good is having a doctor is you can never get in to see him? She stated that I should ask for him and they can get me in. I told her, well that is what I just done and you told me it would be 2 or 3 days. I like Dr. Ragland but he needs to teach his nurses bedside manners, they are all rude and seem not to care. Dr. Teutkin is a nice doctor as well, I am thinking of switching to him.
good to know, thanks
guest

Dallas, TX

#10 Mar 1, 2012
They are all the same wrote:
I go to First care and my doctor is Dr. Ragland. He is a great doctor, however his nurses are rude and I can hardly ever get into see him. I will call and his nurse will say that he is full up and I can see him 2 or 3 days from now, well I am sick now and need to see a doctor that day. I asked if they could call me in a prescription, but again his nurse called me back and said that I havent seen him in a year or so, so I will have to come in. I explained to her that I have been to First Care twice this year but Dr. Ragland is always full and I have to see another doctor. I asked her what good is having a doctor is you can never get in to see him? She stated that I should ask for him and they can get me in. I told her, well that is what I just done and you told me it would be 2 or 3 days. I like Dr. Ragland but he needs to teach his nurses bedside manners, they are all rude and seem not to care. Dr. Teutkin is a nice doctor as well, I am thinking of switching to him.
I think they share nurses, so good luck with getting a better attitude.
i use

Little Rock, AR

#11 Mar 1, 2012
Try Clopton clinic, if you are over fourty you need a internal med doc. Ben Owens is the best! NEA guys are all wanting to retire.
They are all the same

Blytheville, AR

#12 Mar 1, 2012
guest wrote:
<quoted text>
I think they share nurses, so good luck with getting a better attitude.
It doesnt seem so. Dr. Tuetkin is at the Stadium location last time I seen him and all the nurses there were all nice. Its the Mathews location that is the one that has rude nurses. I have heard the doctors have seperate nurses. I know several people that have Dr. Ragland and all love him, its just they all say the same thing, his nurses are rude and you can never get in to see him. Both Dr. Ragland and Tuetkin are excellent doctors who sit down and always ask you how you are doing, and they explain stuff in down to earth explainations instead of long drawn out doctors terms. Just wish I could actually get in to see him whenever I was sick and his nurses held the same attitude he did. I have never had a problem seeing Dr. Tuetkin, he is usually the doctor I see if Dr. Ragland is full.
not pleased

Jonesboro, AR

#13 Mar 1, 2012
They are all the same wrote:
I go to First care and my doctor is Dr. Ragland. He is a great doctor, however his nurses are rude and I can hardly ever get into see him. I will call and his nurse will say that he is full up and I can see him 2 or 3 days from now, well I am sick now and need to see a doctor that day. I asked if they could call me in a prescription, but again his nurse called me back and said that I havent seen him in a year or so, so I will have to come in. I explained to her that I have been to First Care twice this year but Dr. Ragland is always full and I have to see another doctor. I asked her what good is having a doctor is you can never get in to see him? She stated that I should ask for him and they can get me in. I told her, well that is what I just done and you told me it would be 2 or 3 days. I like Dr. Ragland but he needs to teach his nurses bedside manners, they are all rude and seem not to care. Dr. Teutkin is a nice doctor as well, I am thinking of switching to him.
Amen. His nurse can be quite heinous.
guest

Jonesboro, AR

#14 Mar 1, 2012
i use wrote:
Try Clopton clinic, if you are over fourty you need a internal med doc. Ben Owens is the best! NEA guys are all wanting to retire.
that's incorrect. They're a) recruiting new docs and b) one is only in his 30s far from retiring and another will die while working and prob never retire. That's over half of the internal docs....
Nancy

United States

#15 Mar 1, 2012
They are all the same wrote:
<quoted text>It doesnt seem so. Dr. Tuetkin is at the Stadium location last time I seen him and all the nurses there were all nice. Its the Mathews location that is the one that has rude nurses. I have heard the doctors have seperate nurses. I know several people that have Dr. Ragland and all love him, its just they all say the same thing, his nurses are rude and you can never get in to see him. Both Dr. Ragland and Tuetkin are excellent doctors who sit down and always ask you how you are doing, and they explain stuff in down to earth explainations instead of long drawn out doctors terms. Just wish I could actually get in to see him whenever I was sick and his nurses held the same attitude he did. I have never had a problem seeing Dr. Tuetkin, he is usually the doctor I see if Dr. Ragland is full.
Dr Raglands nurses name is Stephanie. She is VERY lazy and rude. I dont know why he keeps her. Good luck in getting the first care nurses to do anything they dont have to do.
wow

Jonesboro, AR

#16 Mar 2, 2012
They are all the same wrote:
I go to First care and my doctor is Dr. Ragland. He is a great doctor, however his nurses are rude and I can hardly ever get into see him. I will call and his nurse will say that he is full up and I can see him 2 or 3 days from now, well I am sick now and need to see a doctor that day. I asked if they could call me in a prescription, but again his nurse called me back and said that I havent seen him in a year or so, so I will have to come in. I explained to her that I have been to First Care twice this year but Dr. Ragland is always full and I have to see another doctor. I asked her what good is having a doctor is you can never get in to see him? She stated that I should ask for him and they can get me in. I told her, well that is what I just done and you told me it would be 2 or 3 days. I like Dr. Ragland but he needs to teach his nurses bedside manners, they are all rude and seem not to care. Dr. Teutkin is a nice doctor as well, I am thinking of switching to him.
you obviously don't understand the issue. If a dr called in a script without seeing a patient he opens himself up to a lawsuit and could miss a serious issue. You can thank your wonderful lawyers and govt for this, you see if they didn't see you and it was something serious that you assumed was the flu then you would be saying that he should have known that. They do walk-ins everyday all day at all clinics. You may not see your preferred physician but you will see a Dr who can prescribe a course of treatment. As far as the nurses go, they are just doing their job. They aren't calling in meds that you think you need. That's how superbugs start, unneeded antibiotics or unfinished antibiotics. Furthermore if you have an issue that must be dealt with that day and you don't want to walk in, the ER will see you any time you want to go.
guest

Blytheville, AR

#17 Mar 2, 2012
wow wrote:
<quoted text>you obviously don't understand the issue. If a dr called in a script without seeing a patient he opens himself up to a lawsuit and could miss a serious issue. You can thank your wonderful lawyers and govt for this, you see if they didn't see you and it was something serious that you assumed was the flu then you would be saying that he should have known that. They do walk-ins everyday all day at all clinics. You may not see your preferred physician but you will see a Dr who can prescribe a course of treatment. As far as the nurses go, they are just doing their job. They aren't calling in meds that you think you need. That's how superbugs start, unneeded antibiotics or unfinished antibiotics. Furthermore if you have an issue that must be dealt with that day and you don't want to walk in, the ER will see you any time you want to go.
thank you for that! I'm so glad SOMEONE understands how things really work
guest

Walnut Ridge, AR

#18 Mar 2, 2012
I see Dr Kosinski at the First Care Stadium, he is the best dr ive ever had!! He doesnt sit and chitchat but he is VERY thorough and will not hesitate to order a test if he thinks something could be wrong!! Ive seen him for 6 yrs now and would not think of going to anyone else.
curiousgeorge

Jonesboro, AR

#19 Mar 2, 2012
I also see Dr.Kosinski and I have not had any problems with First Care.
not pleased

Frisco, TX

#20 Mar 2, 2012
wow wrote:
<quoted text>you obviously don't understand the issue. If a dr called in a script without seeing a patient he opens himself up to a lawsuit and could miss a serious issue. You can thank your wonderful lawyers and govt for this, you see if they didn't see you and it was something serious that you assumed was the flu then you would be saying that he should have known that. They do walk-ins everyday all day at all clinics. You may not see your preferred physician but you will see a Dr who can prescribe a course of treatment. As far as the nurses go, they are just doing their job. They aren't calling in meds that you think you need. That's how superbugs start, unneeded antibiotics or unfinished antibiotics. Furthermore if you have an issue that must be dealt with that day and you don't want to walk in, the ER will see you any time you want to go.
I understand there are protocols to go by but that is still no excuse for nurses to refuse to pass messages to the dr or refuse to deal with patient issues like I have had happen to me in the past.

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