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February 2nd, 2017Very Unprofessional Office Staff
November 3rd, 2016UNETHICAL
UNETHICAL! They made my appointment and never mentioned a consultation fee. Youâll find out later itâs because there isnât one. They got all my info asked for my insurance card called the insurance in front of me and I knew something was weird as she was being vague to the person on the other end asking about what the visit was pertaining to I have known that med spas do this sort of thing all the time. They use insurance companies to get money for services they didnât render. The patient never knows about it unless they later get a bill for the balance of the service. They got me in and again, never mentioned a fee. They waited until I had been seen and ready to leave to tell me there was a deductible. A deductible for what I said? She said it was a consultation fee. I told her that they never mentioned this on the phone nor did she attempt to take this on the way in like most legitimate doctors do. Why wait until AFTER the visit? All she kept saying was sorry but you owe it. If you donât pay it, weâll bill you. It did not matter how much I argued the unethical practice, I paid and left. This place takes your insurance (if you have it) and bills the insurance for a doctorâs visit knowing itâs not a real doctors visit for a legitimate medical concern. Theyâre a med spa that does cosmetic work for goodness sake. They know that isnât covered by insurance. They take your information and insurance card so they can later bill the insurance company for a doctorâs visit then try to squeeze a deductible from their patients without their knowledge. Since they now have all your information and you gave them your card, they can bill you legitimately. I am going to report them not only to my insurance but to all other outlets for their shady business practices. It isnât even about the money, itâs about the unethical practices. People should be told in advance otherwise I guarantee, most wouldnât show. The doctor spoke to me for all of 2 minutes so to have to pay anything is ridiculous.
July 24th, 2013Great to have my eyelids normal again!!
I am so grateful to Dr. Julie Hodge. I have suffered with eyelids pealing and being red for about 5 years. I was told by an eye doctor to throw all my eye make up away and start over. I tried doing that and it did not work. I went to Dr. Hodge and she told me I had eyelid dermatitis. She gave me prescription and within a couple of weeks my eyelids are back to normal and I can wear eye shadow once again. I am so happy. Thank you Dr. Julie Hodge.
July 25th, 2012She saved me...my self esteem and all the happiness! Best Dr. EVER
Dr. Hodge is nothing short of amazing. Before seeing her, I had seen 4 other doctors for my Chronic and very intense Eczema flares. My arms and legs started looking deformed from the flares; pustules, seeping, scratches, dark marks, and open wounds! I looked like a homeless person. I wasn't sleeping due to itching and scratching myself awake all night. I was absolutely miserable. (Side note, I was taking Microbiology and just learned about the Immune system and how it works. I made a small discovery that Dr. Hodge mentioned..and it is that one detail that saved me!!)I saw Dr. Hodge and she was very kind. Her staff was nice and very elaborate. I was a little defensive because I was worried she'd be like everyone else and walk in the room, write a prescription, then leave. Instead, she sat down, went over my history, and actually talked to me and got to know how badly I had been suffering (for 2 years!) She finally prescribed Anti-Histamines to me! The thing is, Eczema is also an Allergic reaction. My body was creating Histamines as part of the Immune response and she is the ONLY doctor out of a total of 5 that recognized this! (That's what I also learned in my class!!) Basically, my suffering ended in 1 day. My skin looks amazing. I feel great, and I finally have HOPE that I can now control my allergic reactions. I spent so much money listening to other doctors, and trying all of these expensive drugs...but at least it lead me to the right one. She is now my personal Derm, my family's derm, and my future children's derm because she has taken away my agonizing condition. In all sincerity she is the best doctor I've had the pleasure of meeting. :)
July 6th, 2012Great Doctor! Caring & Accomodating
Their office staff was awesome! They fit me in the same day within 2 hours and the doctor easily diagnosed my problem. I needed some Aquaphor for a bad facial hair waxing. They gave me 20% off my first office visit. Then, they gave me a free sample of Aquaphor so I wouldn't have to buy it. Dr. Hodge is very caring and obviously has a great "bedside manner." I will be going back for sure.
April 7th, 2011Uncertain of skill and knowledge
Dr. Hodge's interaction with me has always left me uneasy about her competency. I have had many treatments for both basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma, including a couple of Mohs procedures. I have some scars as a result and I'm not sure whether it could have been done better. After several years being treated by Dr. Hodge I have decided to seek a new dermatologist.
September 1st, 2010
Doctor Hodge did a great job on removing a skin cancer I had and it never returned. However I had another skin problem which ended up costing me thousands of dollars and was never resolved. It turned out she did diagnose it right to begin with but did not give me a high enough dose of the medicine to cure it. So she tried several different things did lab test nothing worked. I kept getting worse. I when on like this for almost a year believing in her ability to help me. It got so bad and it had cost me way to much time and MONEY, so I decided to change doctors and get another opinion. The new doctor diagnosed me after doing some lab work with the 1st visit. The 2nd visit was to check me out and tell me I was cured. The whole routine and visits with the 2nd doctor cost me under $300 and most importantly cured me of the torture I was going through. He told me the reason the medicine didn't work that Dr. Hodge gave me was because it was not a strong enough dose. I am so glad I switched doctors and wish I would have sooner.I must say Dr. Hodge is very personable and I felt very comfortable with her. I was just very disappointed in the results I had with her with the skin condition I had.
April 29th, 2010Really liked her
I had been to 2 other dermatologists and tried Dr. Hodge on a friend's recommendation. A basal cell spot on my face had been scraped 3 times by a former doctor and Dr. Hodge correctly noted that the spot was continuing to grow and had never been completely removed. A Moh's procedure took care of it once and for all. She took lots of time to explain the procedure to me and was caring in all regards. I continue to use her as my skin care doctor with great satisfaction.
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