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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.
- Preventive Medicine
- Family Planning
- Weight Loss
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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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
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.
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!!
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.
Dr. Ivey is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
44 Years Experience
Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1974
Dr. Henry R Ivey Jr accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem HealthKeepers HMO POS
- Anthem KeyCare PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- 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 Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Optima Health OptimaFit Direct HMO
- Optima Vantage HMO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsCarilion Family Medicine, 415 S Pollard St, Vinton, VA
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