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Dr. Henry R Ivey Jr Is this you?

About Dr. Henry R Ivey Jr

Dr. Henry R Ivey Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Vinton, VA. He has 44 years of experience. His specialties include Family Medicine. Dr. Ivey is affiliated with Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Dr. Ivey has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

20 Ratings with 10 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Henry R Ivey Jr is Poor. Dr. Henry R Ivey Jr has been rated by 20 patients. From those 20 patients 10 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Henry R Ivey Jr is 2.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Carilion Family Medicine

415 S Pollard St
Vinton, VA 24179
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Specialties

Dr. Henry R Ivey Jr has the following 1 specialty

  • Family Medicine

    A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
    The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.

  • Expertise

    7 Expertise

  • Immunization
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Family Planning
  • Check-up
  • Contraception
  • Weight Loss
  • Influenza

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One Star

I was a patient of Dr. Ivey's for more than 30 years. I went to school with his daughter and was one of her best friends. I thought that meant I would receive good treatment. During visits he acted like he wanted to be anywhere but there. The last few years I had been telling him my symptoms, not knowing if it meant anything or not...he was the doctor, right? I was told that I was fine...just getting older, and there was nothing wrong with me. In addition to my symptoms, my cholesterol was skyrocketing. He still seemed unconcerned. I asked for Lipitor and he wrote the prescription. After a few months, the muscle aches were unbearable and I had to discontinue taking it. When I had the next blood test, I had to wait 2 weeks...and several phone calls...to get my results, which was a letter stating that everything was fine except for my cholesterol and maybe I should consider Lipitor...?!?!? My gynecologist recommended another doctor and I was diagnosed with severe hypothyroidism...in fact my thyroid was dead and had been dead for years. My new doctor said my symptoms were "textbook" but my body was so far out of whack because I had gone so long without being treated. He said within 5 years I would've either had kidney failure or a heart attack...I'm 41!!! I began medication immediately but the damage was already done. I ended up in the hospital with anemia and had strained the muscle around my heart. I'm not mad at Dr. Ivey...I'm just so sad and disappointed. I thought he cared about me and was certain that he had my best interest at heart since he knew me personally. He ignored my symptoms...which I brought up several times...and as a result, damaged my health. If he doesn't care enough to look after someone he has personally known for more than 30 years, then I don't think he will look after any of his patients. I was in denial for years when I heard other complaints about him, but no more...your best bet is to find another doctor

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Many diagnoses on My Chart of conditions that I did not have. When evaluated by another physician, it was proven that I NEVER had many of these conditions and I was also being treated with medications which I did not need, e.g., 50 mg of HCTZ for high blood pressure. Depleted my electrolytes and caused my heart to go into bradycardia. Over a period of monitoring, it was established that I NEVER had high blood pressure. After bringing to his attention that his nursing assistant was archieving My Chart notifications meant for him as my PCP, refused to believe and dismissed me from practice and telling me that he was "so sorry that I was so unhappy". Office Manager stated that Dr. Ivey and his nursing assistant had a "very close working rapport'" and that she did not see how I could ever have a workable patient/physician relationship again -- all of this after serving as my PCP for 30+ years. If this should be your choice, you had better watch your back. You may be taking medications and undergoing referrals and tests that you do not need. I believe that Medicare became aware of this as they tried repeatedly to get me to complete a CONFIDENTIAL survey regarding my treatment and satisfaction with the manner in which I was treated and many other questions regarding treatment, medications, etc., etc. I still have these surveys in my personal files. When Medicare did not get them back, they started calling me. At that point I felt that I should stand behind my PCP, but at the end, I now feel I should have filled out that survey and returned it to Medicare.

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Needs to retire and send his patients to another office to a doctor who actually cares!!!!

Every experience with this man as my physician has been completely horrible. Save yourself the trouble, go see someone else, Oh and Beirne and Spencer are just as awful, find another office if you care about your health!

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One Star

If looking for a PCP who will support you and always be there for you, look further. This is not your choice. Besides, there are much younger physicians in the field with the most modern and up-to-date techniques. At the end, ask yourself if you just want a PCP on record only or do you want a physician who will put your health interests first -- DO NO HARM!!

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Very poor practitioner.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2009, 2012, 2013, 2008)

    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 (2013)

    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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Ivey is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    44 Years Experience

  • Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1974

  • Riverside Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Henry R Ivey Jr accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO POS
    • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry - Bon Secours Tier 2
    • Coventry - Southside Tier 2
    • Coventry Southern Health PPO
    • Coventry Virginia - HMO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Optima Health
    • Optima Health OptimaFit Direct HMO
    • Optima Vantage HMO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Carilion Family Medicine, 415 S Pollard St, Vinton, VA

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