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About Dr. Carol A Beals

Dr. Carol A Beals, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Lansing, MI. Her specialties include Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Beals has received 3 awards. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

22 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Carol A Beals is Great. Dr. Carol A Beals has been rated by 22 patients. From those 22 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Carol A Beals is 3.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Beals Institute

4333 W St Joe Hwy
Lansing, MI 48917
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Specialties

Dr. Carol A Beals has the following 2 specialties

  • Rheumatology

    A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
    Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.

  • 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Carol A Beals has the following 11 expertise

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Gout
  • Lupus
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Patient Care
  • Tendinitis
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis

Reviews

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I love Dr. Beals!

She is the best rheumatologist in the Lansing area. I've gone to others who had horrible bedside manners, and Dr. Beals is extremely understanding and compassionate. She listens to what you have to say, what your concerns are, and is realistic about "goals" for your quality of health. My initial visit with her lasted nearly 3 hours, she is very thorough, so I didn't mind spending that much time at a dr's office! Definitely recommend her to anyone dealing with an autoimmune disease.

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Best Doctor Ever!

I have been seeing Dr. Beals or one of her highly qualified medical practioners for over thirty years. Dr. Beals and her staff are the most caring medical providers I have ever had. Patients know that they are not just a number at the Beals Institute but rather a real person. They don't just treat my illness. They are interested in all aspects of my well-being. It is so hard to find medical practioners that realize that the patient is the number one person on the treatment team. They understand that at the Beals Institute. I appreciate that when I am not feeling well and require further testing that I don't have to drag myself all over town just to get my blood drawn or have x-rays taken. I can choose to get them done at the Beals Institute or back in my home town. I highly recommend Dr. Beals and her staff of medical professionals.

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Two Stars

From my own experience, and hearing about others, one word seems to describe Dr. Beal's practice and that is "erratic". Some people seem to have a great experience however, mine was similar to other reviewers...4-5 hours of waiting, uneccessary in-house Xrays, being seen by an assistant at the last minute after waiting hours to see the doctor. Dr. Beals is a very personable woman however I question her office mngmt. practices when some patients seem to get gold standard treatment and others the run around.

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LOVE this Doctor!

Dr. Beals was a nurse before becoming a doctor. This gives her not only the medical expertise of a doctor, but the caring and compassion of nurse. She even called me at home one WEEKEND evening to check on my condition! She does a complete exam...more than any other doctor has (including checking skin, nails, and hair for signs of my disease in addition to the usual x-rays and blood tests) She then gave me a copy of my history and physical to check that it was accurate as far as my complaints go. She wants to make sure that she does not miss a thing! I am a nurse myself and have never worked with a doctor this good before!

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Lot of Drama & Cost - Very Little Real Stuff

You will wait more than 2 months to get an appointment, wait 4-5 hours after you get there and then see the doctor beals for less than 2 minutes in which she will order every expensive test and treatment like remicade - all in her office. she will squeeze every last penny from your insurance. Then you will not see the doctor - nurse practitioner or PA. Speaks so sadly of our health care system that stuff like this can go on for years - more than thirty. Stay away from her.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State

    Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Education

  • University Of Michigan Health System

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Carol A Beals accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL PPO
  • BCBS Michigan
    • BCBS MI Blue Care Network HMO Group Enrollees
    • BCBS MI PPO Plans Group Enrollees
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • HAP
    • HAP Preferred PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • PriorityHealth
    • PriorityHealth Priority PPO

Locations & Directions

Beals Institute, 4333 W St Joe Hwy, Lansing, MI

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