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Best Pediatrician in town
Posted on October 31st, 2016
Our entire family loves Dr. Alappan. She is kind and knowledgeable and helps us to feel comfortable when our kids are sick. Everyone I know that goes to her loves her.
Posted on September 16th, 2016
Dr. Alappan has been our pediatrician for the past 12 years. From the time that I was pregnant with my first child, she has always been open and honest about everything that I need to know. She is extremely knowledgeable and uses that knowledge to give the best care for my children. I have never had to second guess anything that she has told me and I am so grateful to have her as my children's doctor. I highly recommend her.
Wish I could give more than 5 stars.
Posted on September 16th, 2016
There really aren't enough nice things I can say about Dr. Alappan and her entire staff. They treat my entire family with respect and dignity. Sharis is always very professional and friendly when she greets us when we sign in at the front office or if she's scheduling an appointment over the phone. She does a great job of fitting us in on short notice or during a time of an emergency illness and we need to be seen. Chanquez is friendly, and works very well with my son when she calls us to the back and checks his vitals as well as when I speak to her over the phone. She's really sweet to us. Brittany is sweet, understanding, and friendly. Whenever I've talked to her over the phone or in person. Amy, is surely one of the sweetest people I've ever met. She's there to help diagnose and examine my son when he's sick or if he's just there for a well-check. She's ALWAYS nice, friendly, and if not for her patience. Let's just say I always joke with her and say "I know you guys probably call me the crazy lady because I always call with questions". And of course, she disagrees with me and we laugh. Because they feel like I do. It's better to be safe then sorry when you're unsure about something regarding your child. As the old saying goes patience is truly a virtue and she has it for sure. Being a first time mother I can truly say Dr. Alappan welcomed us with open arms and she has been there whenever my son has gotten sick. Her staff even calls back a few days later and follows up to see how he's doing and if he's feeling any better. She and her staff have made being a mother a smooth transition. Goddess knows without their patience, understanding, and bedside manner I might be lost. And no matter how many questions I have. They never have an attitude or act like they don't have time for me. I would definitely recommend Dr. Alappan and her staff to EVERYONE who has a child of pediatric or adolescent age. THEY'RE THE BEST!!!!!!
Positivie Pediatric Experience
Posted on April 10th, 2014
Dr. Alappan visited the hospital upon my 1st child's birth, to introduce herself. Her manner is mild and she is knowledgeable. She's ALWAYS available, yet in her rare absence there has been a well-equipped caretaker in her place. She's good about referring to other good care if it's something she's not equipped for. My 1st child, 2001, was pretty mild and cooperative, but my 2nd child, 2008, was a screamer. :-) However, we never felt like she was shunned. Patience was certainly shown. Both children are usually with us at visits and we've never felt uninvited. We're thankful for our positive pediatric experience!...On our way today, may have an eye infection on our hands!... Upon reading some reviews, thought I'd share mine.
Posted on August 29th, 2012
We have been going to Dr. Alappan for 8 years. She began taking care of my youngest child before she was even born by asking about her during my pregnancy. She is very caring and knowledgable. If a health situation requires specialized care she is willing to refer out to a specialist. Her office staff have been the same people since we have been going to her office. She never double or triple books patients. A previous reviewer said her office didn't have a well and sick side - that is not accurate. She has a glass enclosed sick waiting room separate from the well waiting room. Believe me, we been there many times with two children over 8 years. She has a small practice which allows her to get to know the families that come to her.
COLD AND UNCARING
Posted on May 24th, 2011
I cannot stress how horrible our first meeting was with this doctor. She is rude, uncaring and controlling. She actually told us that SHE is very particular about whom she chooses to accept as her patients. She has zero bedside manner and never smiles or even acknowledges our newborn except to examine her as though she were an object. Her office rules are ridiculous and petty. NOT a pleasant environment for any child. Her manner seems to be "her way or the highway," and we chose the latter!
Posted on February 25th, 2010
Being new to the area, I had no choice but to transfer my children's care from out of state. I came on this website to read reviews and found Dr. Alappan's to be satisfactory. However, our first and only office visit was a nightmare to say the least! This was a well child visit. Upon entering the office, I noticed that there were no spearate "sick" and "well" waiting rooms, which all modern offices do. Then, on the waiver I had to sign as a parent, I had to approve certain aspects of an office visit that were totally out of line. They wanted the rules to be such things as: No siblings allowed at appointments, no more than two adults at appointments, no yelling in the facility, no spanking in the facility, you cannot put DIAPERS in the trash at the facility, and the list continued. What PEDIATRICIAN doesn't let parents place DIAPERS in the trash. They stated it was for OSHA regulations, but OSHA has no such restrictions. Then, when my child started screaming from being cold and alone on the table (he was a newborn!) Dr. Alappan placed the stethoscope into her ears and said to me, "Get him to stop crying." Then it came time for his immunizations and I wouldn't let them give the rotavirus vacc. and she tried to undermine me the whole time. Then she said that we should wean the baby off of reflux meds. Um, no, you're not. But she wouldn't write me a new RX for the meds, nor would she discuss anything about it except that he didn't need them. Keep in mind that this was the first time she'd EVER seen him. I was completely offended and will tell everyone I know not to go to this practice, nor this so called "doctor". Very unprofessional! Stay far away from her!
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