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About Dr. Amy Illescas
Dr. Amy Illescas, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Birmingham, AL, with another office in Birmingham, AL. She has 17 years of experience. Her specialties include Internal Medicine. Dr. Illescas is affiliated with Brookwood Baptist Medical Center, Princeton Baptist Medical Center and Shelby Baptist Medical Center. She speaks English.
Dr. Amy Illescas has the following 1 specialty
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
- Binge Eating Disorder
- Weight Loss
- Weight Loss (non-surgical)
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Yes, I have had to wait a long time before. Especially if it is a "walk-in visit" and not a scheduled appointment (if your on time for your appointment, you come first.) Yes, she makes you come back every 3 months on most prescription refills. This is good medicine. And if your insurance (BCBS) doesn't allow just a nurse practitioner to see you, yes, you do have to see her as well. Frequently even if insurance does cover just an NP because she is responsible for your health and she takes that seriously. BUT, she is worth the wait to me. She always listens, is very caring (I even get hugs when things are really bad) and works with me on my medication and trying to keep costs down. She is very down to earth and frank. She is not for someone that needs a "delicate" approach. I also love her nurse practitioner and most of her staff. One or two can be abrupt but after working in massively busy physician offices before, it doesn't bother me. I also had my two teenage sons begin seeing her. After getting uncomfortable seeing their long time pediatrician (talk about long waits!) they had tried their father's doctor (male) and another dr. on a recommendation. Neither felt comfortable and since both have several health issues they had to have someone they could communicate with. They LOVE her. My older son drives 60 miles to see her. All in all, I don't wait any longer for her than I have many times in the past for other doctors and the level of care my family received is excellent.
As a first time patient, I was a little frustrated with a front desk staff member, and the wait time, but Dr. Illescas followed up and personally apologized for the wait time. Overall, I am satisfied with this office. Staff is friendly, thorough and Dr. Illescas is amazing!!! Highly recommend. If you have to wait to see her it is so worth it!
Went in for the flu. Not a new patient. Sat in the waiting room for an hour bent over with fever and body aches. Finally brought back to a room for another hour before a staff member even checked on me. The staff was pre occupied having a pizza party with a pharm rep. Never saw Dr Bently. Walked out after two missersble hours. Staff was rude and condescending. Will never go back. This team does not belong in public service. Walked in at the Narrows Clinic, in and out in an hour.
Was a satisfied patient until the last visit. She stood in the doorway and chewed my head off!! Did not even come in the room to examine me. I will never be returning,
Dr. Illescas is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Coosa Valley Medical Center
Chilton Medical Center
Trinity Medical Center
17 Years Experience
University Of Alabama School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1999
Baptist Health System
Dr. Amy Illescas accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- BCBS AL PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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