I wrote to Dr. Deepa Ramachandran to express my disappointment and have not heard back from her.
I send it along with my check which has been deposited. I hate to write this bad review but I do feel that people should be aware before coming to this office.
1. If you are a new patient, you will need to have two visits for your physical.
A pre-physical appointment to collect your health history and order blood work then you have to come back again to go over the bloodwork.
If you have insurance with a high deductible, you will be expecting a bill of $200+ since it’s considered an office visit and not your 100% covered routine physical.
The next visit will be your physical. I fought the first visit and was able to get it waived but I somehow received another bill for $41.95.
I just paid it because I do not want the headache it takes to get it resolved.
Dr. Ram goes though a third party biller and you have to call office then biller — back and forth –then office to figure out what’s going on.
Never been to a new office where I had to go to two appointments.
I took a day off for my first visit and have a busy work schedule so it was extremely inconvenient.
2. If you do decide to come here, be careful. I was told I needed a hep B vaccine but luckily they did not have it in stock.
I was traveling so I thought I needed it urgently. I went to my occupational health service and requested the vaccine.
They asked for my bloodwork and I gave them the results based on what Dr. Ram ordered and told me.
The other doctor reviewed my bloodwork and told me that I didn’t have the right test.
This just says you don’t have it right now but doesn’t tell me if you’re immune.
It was a Thursday and they said I would need more blood work to confirm and wouldn’t be back until the following week.
I was leaving that weekend. I called Dr. Ram and her staff said she was not available then after explaining where I was they came back to tell me Dr Ram said that I’m “probably” immune.
Imagine if her office did have the vaccine, I could have been given that at random with no evidence that I truly needed it…that’s scary!
Though Dr. Ram is very nice, I will not be returning for my medical care.