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About Dr. James L Schneller
Dr. James L Schneller, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Tacoma, WA. His specialties include Pediatrics. Dr. Schneller is affiliated with Mary Bridge Children's Hospital & Health Center and St Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Schneller has received 2 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. James L Schneller 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.
Dr. James L Schneller has the following 10 expertise
- Sports Medicine
- Arthroscopic Surgery (Arthroscopy)
- Hip Surgery (Hip Replacement Arthroplasty)
- Pediatric Diabetes
- ACL Reconstruction or Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Graft)
- Knee Surgery (Knee Replacement Arthroplasty)
Dr. James L Schneller has 0 board certified specialties
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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Two big complaints are time and not honoring parents' wishes. Time: Dr. Schneller was never been on time in all of 6 years. We always waited a minimum of 55 minutes. I finally gave up arriving on time because to wait 1 - 2 hours with 3 children just doesn't work. It's really not respectful of other's time, especially if you're having to take time off work. By arriving an hour late, it solved the time problem and we continued to see him. Not Honoring Parents' Wishes: While arriving an hour late solved the issue of waiting so long, it did not solve that he continued to check my children for strep, even when there was no apparent reason to. When questioned as to why my children would need strep cultures done EVERY time they came in (they have never had strep) and refusal of flu shots, I put up with the expected lectures each time but finally drew the line when I saw they were proceeding with a strep culture and flu shot after saying I did not want them to be administered. That was when we finally left. Dr. Schneller does spend a lot of time with his patients and I would suggest they not schedule his appointments so close together so that he is not perpetually late. And he did follow up after appointments to see how the children were doing if they suffered an ear infection or a broken bone.
Dr. James Schneller was my childrens' doctor for four years. With each progressive visit he spoke more and more about his religion. Everytime I told him that I wasn't interested but he kept trying to convert me. I put up with it because he seemed to care about my kids and his religion didn't seem to interfere with the medical treatment he provided my kids, until our final visit. My special needs teenage son had some questions about his body. When he tried to talk to the doctor about masterbation the doctor called me in and told me to discourage it at all costs because "it" is evil, wrong and invites the devil. He said that it violates the commandment that forbids adultery and that I shouldn't allow him to even think about it. (How I'm supposed to stop his thoughts I don't know.)The next time I needed to make an appointment for my daughter I asked the receptionist if my kids could be seen by another doctor in the practice. The receptionist got huffy and rude. She said she'd look into it and get back to me. The next time I heard from them was a letter signed by all the docs in the practice telling me that, effective immediately, they were no longer my childrens' doctor(s). With two of my children having active referrals to specialists for special needs this was devastating. (It made all of their referrals null and void.) Their awful and inconsiderate unprofessionalism caused harm to my children.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
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.
Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2015)
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.
Dr. Schneller is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
University Of Washington School Of Medicine
Dr. James L Schneller 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
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- PHCS PPO
- Moda Health First Choice Network
- Premera Heritage Signature
- Premera Heritage and Heritage Plus 1
- Premera LifeWise Connect
Regence Health Plans
- Regence WA Preferred Provider Network
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsAllenmore Children And Young Adult Clinic, 1924 S Cedar St Ste A, Tacoma, WA
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