Review: Junction City Pediatrics

Review: Junction City Pediatrics

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Horrible Experience

Junction City, KS

#1 Oct 7, 2009
Junction City Pediatrics is now a horrible ran business. My kids have been clients for over 10 years, but now the customer services is horrible. For a business that is ran to help children they do not act in the best interest of the children they treat especially if you have multiple children. They refuse to set up appointments for siblings on the same day. Their argument is that per their policy they don't allow it. When asked to see the policy they could not show anything. Then they say its the law. Ha...what a joke. Receptionist was rude, the Practice Manager - Shannon Gaston has no people skills & could not provide the policy to show this is their policy then offered to get something in writting to show it is the law but couldn't get that either. Very inconsiderate to parents w/ multiple children. Dr. Hannah would not see a client only b/c there was only 1 parent. I now see why so many people leave this business. Serveral families have referred me to practices in Manhattan.
Jenny

Dodge City, KS

#2 Oct 7, 2009
I take my children to Pediatric Associates in Manhattan. They are open late, open on Saturdays and Sundays for sick kids. It is worth the drive over there for my children. They have seen both of my children on the same day befor and there is always only one parent with my children at a time. No need for us both to always be there.

Drive the extra mile and take your children to Manhattan. It's worth it!
celeste

Junction City, KS

#3 Oct 7, 2009
You are better off going to see a doctor in Manhattan...but...if you/family member have an orthopedic problem...the only place to go is Topeka...trust me...I have been there!!!
money hungry

Wichita, KS

#4 Oct 7, 2009
Sounds like greed to me. The more appointments made, the more you have to pay. 4 kids, 4 different appointments, 4 different co-pay = easy way to make money off their patients.
Happy jc pediatric client

Gardner, KS

#5 Oct 7, 2009
I have been a client of JC ped for 5 years and Dr Hannah is the best Doctor our family has seen.He takes as long as he needs to do a complete exam instead of rushing to see more patients. All 3 of my kids love him. I hope he stays in junction city for a long time. I couldn't be happier.
donna

Junction City, KS

#6 Oct 7, 2009
Your right the hospital is a mess. I go to Manhattan for all my medical. Everyone should be doing so. The fundraiser lives in Chapman and so do some doctors. Many of the doctors come from manhattan to work one day in JC. But cindy never mentions that. Its always we have a new doctor...
Not true...
Docs

Wichita, KS

#7 Oct 8, 2009
I have been to Manhattan peds and here. Both good. Here they missed the right diagnosis once but it was just a minor issue. But I like the doc.
Carla

Gardner, KS

#8 Mar 23, 2011
I was checking some reviews and I have to agree with some of you. I'm new to Fort Riley plus I'm first time mom too. I just called to Junction City Pediatrics Associates to schedule her appointment to see a new doctor. My first impression... receptionist its very rude and therefore I'm not going to bother in taking my baby there. She said why you need to bring the baby in? well that is what responsible parents do when they have a baby. She gave me an appointment 2 weeks from now??. Called pediatrics associates in Manhattan and what a difference. She was very nice and made me feel comfortable. She also gave me an appointment for the day I need it 2 days from now.

Customer service matter.
Good Doctors

United States

#9 Mar 23, 2011
Pediatric associates in manhattan is the place to go. They stay open late because they want to avoid the ER visits. They are on call so you can contact one of the Dr's from that office at anytime. Our son was very sick last year and eventually had to be hospitalized, but they informed the Dr.that was on call about our son. If your child is sickthey will meet you at the ER when you need to take your child in. Would not go anywhere else.
agree

United States

#10 Mar 23, 2011
I see Dr. Getachew and she is a great dr, if they will schedule you w/her. The nurses are very nice and friendly. The receptionist is abrasive but I think that is just her personality. There is one dr there who is very rude. After getting the ok to give my baby cereal @ 2 months since formula wasn't enough for her I brought her in 2 weeks later because she was sick and the dr yelled @ me and my husband and told us we were going to have an obese 6 year old. I asked if she was sick due to having cereal and she said no, she was just going to be fat and I was ok w/having a fat kid continue her on it. I was offended and shocked. If I can't see Getachew I will take her to manhattan. I've heard wonderful things about manhattan pediatrics but had a bad experience w/one of the drs and that made me choose Getachew over them. If I ever do change drs it will be to go to manhattan but I will make sure I tell them I don't want to see the one dr lol.
observation

Junction City, KS

#11 Mar 23, 2011
I took my children to Dr. Rose in Manhattan. Excellent care and a reall caring Dr. 5 Star from me.
Looking For a Doctor

Manhattan, KS

#12 Feb 24, 2015
Anyone want to recommend a good Peds doctor in the area? Considering these reviews are from 5-6 years back.
Mom

Junction City, KS

#13 Feb 24, 2015
Looking For a Doctor wrote:
Anyone want to recommend a good Peds doctor in the area? Considering these reviews are from 5-6 years back.
Pediatrics Associates Manhattan-4 kids, 9 months to 8 yrs, males and females. Dr Gallagher is awesome.
Never again

Junction City, KS

#14 Mar 25, 2015
Pediatric Associates in Manhattan is by far the best. They're amazing, we love our pediatrician and all the other doctors and staff are very nice. Open 7 days a week and evenings.
I wouldn't go back to JC pediatrics if you paid me. Went twice after having my son and it was a nightmare. The receptionist was rude, nurse was rude and made you feel like a huge inconvenience for her and the doctor we had...wow. First of all you couldn't understand a word out of her mouth because the accent is overwhelming and she just acted like she could care less, hurry up get you in and get you out. Don't bother asking questions cause you won't get a straight answer. The place is filthy, disgusting and filled with the nastiest people JC has to offer.

Since: Oct 10

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#15 Mar 25, 2015
Of the type of people we have to deal with but would rather not, I'd certainly rate most medical clerks as above cops, lawyers, judges, and IRS agents.

Why? Bad experiences. IMO many or most are young married women who bought into this unrealistic dream of being a stay-at-home-Mom and being able to live as they wish (that is with the attendant new cars, two-story house, designer clothes including for the kids, exotic vacations, and the like. At some point they realize with what their husbands make that's just not possible. Of course, in most cases, the husbands knew that eons ago, and when their wives tell them, "We need to buy X, we need to buy Y, etc." they know exactly what's up. So many of them will eventually get the courage to tell her, "We can't afford it," and if she protests eventually they get to some variation of "well, if that's what you want, why don't you go out and get you a damn job?" Now, for some, that's the moment when the marriage is over, but at least when its' nature changes. No longer is this <la-la-la> "get maaaaried and live happily ever after" BS believeable, because he's stated clearly where he stands and the prospects for a quick turnaround of his career are few and far between. so, weighing the prospects of divorce, moving back in with kids in tow to Mama and Daddy's, etc., most bite the bullet and eventually follow Beth Ditto's advice and go out and get a job. But what job? When you got pregnant at 17 and married at 18 to some schlub you hardly know who was maybe the first one to slip you the meat, and your terminal degree is a GED or HS Graduate, prospects ain't much. But medical clerking requires just a pretty short online or junior college course and if you can read and write at a 6th grade level it's a piece of cake. Some fantasize and troll for Doctors, or at least Physician's Assistants, but most get resigned to staying married to ole whatsisname. Of course, she will have decided way ahead of this that what he earns is "OUR MONEY" but what she earns is "MY MONEY" and the really clever ones even get a separate account. OUR MONEY pays for house payments or rent, utilities, car, groceries, gasoline, the whole nine yards, but MY MONEY is for whatever she wants it for and she makes it clear to him he has no say in what it's used for. Of course, he's unhappy, she's unhappy, yada yada yada. But that's where the rest of us come in: having to deal with unhappy people in this sort of continual dissatisfaction means they make it rough for us. Especially if you're not somebody like her or somebody she's attracted to. YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary).
whataprickyouare

Junction City, KS

#16 Mar 25, 2015
The Kangaroo wrote:
Of the type of people we have to deal with but would rather not, I'd certainly rate most medical clerks as above cops, lawyers, judges, and IRS agents.
Why? Bad experiences. IMO many or most are young married women who bought into this unrealistic dream of being a stay-at-home-Mom and being able to live as they wish (that is with the attendant new cars, two-story house, designer clothes including for the kids, exotic vacations, and the like. At some point they realize with what their husbands make that's just not possible. Of course, in most cases, the husbands knew that eons ago, and when their wives tell them, "We need to buy X, we need to buy Y, etc." they know exactly what's up. So many of them will eventually get the courage to tell her, "We can't afford it," and if she protests eventually they get to some variation of "well, if that's what you want, why don't you go out and get you a damn job?" Now, for some, that's the moment when the marriage is over, but at least when its' nature changes. No longer is this <la-la-la> "get maaaaried and live happily ever after" BS believeable, because he's stated clearly where he stands and the prospects for a quick turnaround of his career are few and far between. so, weighing the prospects of divorce, moving back in with kids in tow to Mama and Daddy's, etc., most bite the bullet and eventually follow Beth Ditto's advice and go out and get a job. But what job? When you got pregnant at 17 and married at 18 to some schlub you hardly know who was maybe the first one to slip you the meat, and your terminal degree is a GED or HS Graduate, prospects ain't much. But medical clerking requires just a pretty short online or junior college course and if you can read and write at a 6th grade level it's a piece of cake. Some fantasize and troll for Doctors, or at least Physician's Assistants, but most get resigned to staying married to ole whatsisname. Of course, she will have decided way ahead of this that what he earns is "OUR MONEY" but what she earns is "MY MONEY" and the really clever ones even get a separate account. OUR MONEY pays for house payments or rent, utilities, car, groceries, gasoline, the whole nine yards, but MY MONEY is for whatever she wants it for and she makes it clear to him he has no say in what it's used for. Of course, he's unhappy, she's unhappy, yada yada yada. But that's where the rest of us come in: having to deal with unhappy people in this sort of continual dissatisfaction means they make it rough for us. Especially if you're not somebody like her or somebody she's attracted to. YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary).
Good to see your still the same old know-it-all, judgmental douchebag you always were, George. For a couple weeks there you seemed near human.

Since: Oct 10

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#17 Mar 25, 2015
whataprickyouare wrote:
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Good to see your still the same old know-it-all, judgmental douchebag you always were, George. For a couple weeks there you seemed near human.
eat chit Jerry
Bill

Junction City, KS

#19 Mar 26, 2015
The Kangaroo wrote:
Of the type of people we have to deal with but would rather not, I'd certainly rate most medical clerks as above cops, lawyers, judges, and IRS agents.
Why? Bad experiences. IMO many or most are young married women who bought into this unrealistic dream of being a stay-at-home-Mom and being able to live as they wish (that is with the attendant new cars, two-story house, designer clothes including for the kids, exotic vacations, and the like. At some point they realize with what their husbands make that's just not possible. Of course, in most cases, the husbands knew that eons ago, and when their wives tell them, "We need to buy X, we need to buy Y, etc." they know exactly what's up. So many of them will eventually get the courage to tell her, "We can't afford it," and if she protests eventually they get to some variation of "well, if that's what you want, why don't you go out and get you a damn job?" Now, for some, that's the moment when the marriage is over, but at least when its' nature changes. No longer is this <la-la-la> "get maaaaried and live happily ever after" BS believeable, because he's stated clearly where he stands and the prospects for a quick turnaround of his career are few and far between. so, weighing the prospects of divorce, moving back in with kids in tow to Mama and Daddy's, etc., most bite the bullet and eventually follow Beth Ditto's advice and go out and get a job. But what job? When you got pregnant at 17 and married at 18 to some schlub you hardly know who was maybe the first one to slip you the meat, and your terminal degree is a GED or HS Graduate, prospects ain't much. But medical clerking requires just a pretty short online or junior college course and if you can read and write at a 6th grade level it's a piece of cake. Some fantasize and troll for Doctors, or at least Physician's Assistants, but most get resigned to staying married to ole whatsisname. Of course, she will have decided way ahead of this that what he earns is "OUR MONEY" but what she earns is "MY MONEY" and the really clever ones even get a separate account. OUR MONEY pays for house payments or rent, utilities, car, groceries, gasoline, the whole nine yards, but MY MONEY is for whatever she wants it for and she makes it clear to him he has no say in what it's used for. Of course, he's unhappy, she's unhappy, yada yada yada. But that's where the rest of us come in: having to deal with unhappy people in this sort of continual dissatisfaction means they make it rough for us. Especially if you're not somebody like her or somebody she's attracted to. YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary).
That's quite the misogynistic rant there, Roo. Reads like the Roo War On Women.

Since: Oct 10

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#20 Mar 26, 2015
Bill wrote:
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That's quite the misogynistic rant there, Roo. Reads like the Roo War On Women.
Only to the learning-disabled. The real war on women is being conducted by a culture which includes the Prince Charming fantasy. In the case I mentioned, she found out when Prince Charming was 35 he developed a roving eye and a beer gut.
rolling eyes

Junction City, KS

#21 Mar 26, 2015
Aaaannd once again George comes in with a sidetrack bunch of bs and derails the thread. Thanks to those who have given good information and opinions on the subject at hand. Old George has led a sad life and his lengthy diatribes attest to his sorrow and avarice and not so veiled hatred of women.

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