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About Dr. Bradley Hood
Dr. Bradley Hood, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Tacoma, WA, with another office in Tacoma, WA. He has 14 years of experience. His specialties include Pediatrics. Dr. Hood is affiliated with Multicare Good Samaritan Hospital, Mary Bridge Children's Health Center and Tacoma General Hospital & Mary Bridge. He speaks English.
Dr. Bradley Hood has the following 1 specialty
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
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We visited Dr. Hood for evaluation and treatment of our daughter who was struggling with behavioral issues and autism-like sensitivities and setbacks. Dr. Hood did not introduce himself and sat down at his desk and stared at us until I was the first one to talk. He spoke to my daughter only twice and made fun of her which made her very upset. He has a very harsh sarcastic manner. He didn't give us any real direction and then suggested medication. My daughter has not even been diagnosed yet. He gave us some questionnaires to fill out and we followed up 3 months later. At the follow up he looked at the questionnaires and said, "Well, according to you and your husband she has ADHD. I suggest you put her on medication." My daughter is 5. He then refused to let us leave until he listened to my daughter's heart and I spent 20 minutes trying to calm her out of an "episode" and convince her to do this as she screamed and cried about it. He just stared at us. When we left my daughter tearfully said, "I don't like that man." We won't be going back.
I am the primary caregiver for one of Dr. Hood's patients and after 3 psychiatrists refused to diagnose a 4 year old with ADHD, Dr. Hood was more than willing to pump a child with Ritalin. This child is no where near ADHD, but rather a child who has little to no structure in his life. The drugs have made the child worse, not better. Dr Hood should know better than to pump a 4 year old with toxic medications without a thorough psychiatric makeup and behavioral therapy. Rather, on the first visit, the child was prescribed drugs. Absolutely disgusted and I have 11 hours of consequences. Thank you
I feel like he was the first doctor who listened to us after almost 4 years of developmental delays and issues with our 5 year old rather than telling us he would just catch up. He had two years on an IEP with little progress and we were still being told this. My son previously saw Dr. Tripp which was a terrible experience but Dr. Hood has been willing to work with us and listen. He has still not confirmed a diagnosis for our son but his decision to try ADHD medication with our little boy has been such a good experience. When the first medication had awful side effects, the nursing line was quick to relay our concerns to Dr. Hood and he changed our son to a different medication right away. The second medication has been 100% positive.
He is very caring and will listen to anything you have to say. He is real and honest upfront and overall concerned overall about the welfare of your child. If he may not have the answer he points you in a good direction to find them. Great man doctor and one I would recommend to anyone. Being said slot of people see him and sometimes takes awhile to get in but defiantly worth the wait.
Dr. Hood is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Multicare Good Samaritan Hospital
Mary Bridge Children's Health Center
Tacoma General Hospital & Mary Bridge
14 Years Experience
Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In New Orleans
Graduated in 1999
Dr. Bradley Hood accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Multiplan PPO
- Moda Health First Choice Network
- Premera Heritage Signature
- Premera Heritage and Heritage Plus 1
- Premera LifeWise Connect
- Premera MultiCare Connected Care
- Premera VA Mason Med Center: Personal Care
Regence Health Plans
- Regence WA Preferred Provider Network
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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