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Old 07-20-2007, 02:59 PM
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Have you found a general practitioner? Who do you go to? After sifting through several doctors who were really arrogant and didn't convey a positive attitude toward us as patients, we finally landed with Dr. Steven Rivers. He is a relatively young man with a fairly new practice. It's hard to explain but the first few doctors we tried seemed like they were treating "end of life" patients and didn't want to establish a personal relationship. One doctor examined me, never told me what he found, walked out and sent his nurse in with two prescriptions. Did not even try to tell me what I had that needed treatment.

I still have 30 more years of good life left and want to be treated like a real human being and not "the next stupid ole troublesome patient."
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Old 07-20-2007, 03:29 PM
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We found a very nice M.D., Larry D. Foster who practices with Leesburg Family Medicine. He is located on 441/27 and you can get there via golf cart. The practice used to take walk-in's which made you feel like you were on a cattle call but they have done away with that. Dr. Foster has always taken time to answer any questions and appears to be very caring.
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I go to Dr. Rivers also, never met him personally, have always seen the nurse practitioner, Glenn, which I guess is ok. The nurse, Kathy Lee is the best and makes it all worth my going there!!!
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Old 07-21-2007, 06:02 AM
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I am very fortunate to be with Dr Camelita Eburuche MD. She is located just of Buena Vista on Mulberry Lane. Dr. Eburuche is an internist and really knows her medicine. She treats me like a friend. Barb
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Great question and I await more relies. I was shocked by the reply about Dr Foster. I didn't have the same experience as the previous comment but that is good. Maybe I just caught him on a bad day or something. He hardly gave me the time of day. I guess we have to be careful of first impressions as well.
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Another vote for Dr. Eburuche.
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Old 07-21-2007, 11:23 AM
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Because I am in a PPO I have to follow a list of doctors in order to have coverage. My biggest problem is finding an English speaking doctor. There are a lot of doctors here but not all speak English and not all are very good. At my age, 64, I need a specialist in Internal Medicine. I am diabetic; have heart issues and back problems so a general practitioner won't work for me.

Went to ExpressCare in Leesburg and over the months it got intolerable. Never saw a doctor but had many, many tests ordered. Ultimately left and now see Dr. Schwartz at Sumter Landing. He is very bright and personable but you do have to wait to see him. This is a major problem, waiting and getting appointments.

I fear doctors who are not educated in this country, always have. I don't know what is required for them to pass in overseas medical schools and do not trust the schools in the "islands" because I have seen 60 Minutes stories about them.

I don't know how foreign doctors are credentialled here and if they are required to do internship and residency in our hospitals. What tests do they have to pass, etc. Also, a doctor being "board eligible" is not the same as "board certified" in a particular speciality. Graduates from medical school are board eligible....to take the credentialling tests. Those who are board certified have passed the appropriate tests. Lots of HMOs have "board eligible" doctors and that won't work for many.

So, I am still, after almost two years, on the horns of a dilemma about medical care here.
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I too just saw Dr. Eburuche for the first time last week. My first impression of her was very favorable.

She is a graduate of Wayne State University (Detroit, MI) and did her residencies at Yale/New Haven.

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I have been seeing Dr. Dinesh Khanna for over three years. I have no reason to see him except periodic check-ups, but when I do go I find him very personable as well as professional and knowledgeable. I would recommend him.
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I have been going to Dr. Eburuche, an internist, since she opened her practice and find her very personable and she Listens. She is located on Mulberry Lane. I also go to to Dr. Jason Davis, a chiropractor, he is great. He is located in Laural Manor under the water tower.
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Whatever Doctor you pick, ask first , Where does he/she practice. It is a real bummer if your Doc. only goes to Ocala and the ambulance takes you to Leesburg. The Docs do not talk to each other from different hospitals, so it means you get the "catch of the day" at the receiving hospital, and whatever is wrong with you, docs you have never seen or heard of before will be taking care of you. They are very good at each hospital, but it helps if you are in familiar territoroy. If you want to go to Leesburg then pick docs with privileges there, same goes for Ocala. TVRH will send you to your docs practicing facility.In most cases!
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Anybody know any thing about Dr. Vivian Woodard??? She is across from home depot.
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Is there a good cardiologist here who is here more than one day a week and is who is US educated?

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Is there a good cardiologist here who is here more than one day a week and is who is US educated?

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Default Another Vote Against The Doc Already Mentioned With Mixed Reviews

A doctor already mentioned above with a positive and negative vote mis-diagnosed an infection I had so badly that I wound up in TVRH ER a few days after my appointment with him. Thinking back on the appointment I had with him, it's now apparent that he simply didn't take the time to figure out what was wrong. It was as if he had his mind made up before asking any questions.

Needless to say, I have severed my relationship with him (although he probably doesn't know it). If you've read the posts above, you can figure out which doc has now one vote "for" and two "against".
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