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Dr. Laura M Bleekrode 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.
- Pediatric Diabetes
- Down Syndrome
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I have taken my 2 teenage daughters to see Dr. Bleekrode since birth and USED TO think she was wonderful. Our last visit was so inappropriate, upsetting & shameful we will NEVER return. My 1st daughter was berated for wearing too much make-up, which as a conservative mother I thought was very appropriate (and how is this a medical concern?). My second daughter had made some bad decisions in her teenage life but has really turned herself around but Dr. Bleekrode told her that she is wasting our money by seeing her counselor (how is that her business?) That she was convinced my daughter is doing drugs and that she was going to make a note in her chart that she believes she'll end up in prison one day!!!! We just went there for physicals! My daughter was crying, I was shaking and later so mad at myself for not speaking up but I was in shock! That was a year ago and we are still upset about it. If it's not too late I may report her to the medical board. She was so out of line!
Dr. Bleekrode USED to be fantastic. But over the years and much office turnover, I feel the patient care greatly diminished. Instead of listening, the care seemed to turn into being told either my child will grow out of it, or getting pushed to take something. She is always overbooked and the support staff is new to the profession, lacking knowledge. I would suggest going elsewhere.
DO NOT GO HERE! We needed a new pediatrician (long story. ) We tried this office. The nurse practitioner is the best thing about the place, but everything else about the office is dismal. After the visit we were handed off to the RN. The advice we were given was reckless, strange and actually quite negligent. My child's situation was pretty serious and it was grossly mishandled. My child is currently suffering needlessly because NO ONE CARED at this office. I'm up late worrying. I may file a formal complaint - in fact, I think I will. Don't walk run the other way! BTW, I NEVER take time to review things online. This was THAT bad. Consider yourself warned.
I first took my son to Dr Bleekrode the summer of 2014 for a minor injury. I was happy with her. Then, I brought him back for a 2nd grade well child check a few weeks ago, and my major concern was his anxiety. He was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome several years ago by a neuropsychologist in our prior home town. Well, Dr. Bleekrode pointed to the diagnosis on the chart and said, "Do you BELIEVE that?" Evidently because some of his behaviors are not typical, e.g. he isn't monotone and he doesn't have a special topic of interest. I was caught off guard and started to doubt myself. Then she looked at Austin and said he is just making excuses, that it doesn't matter that we just moved to a new town or that his dad works all the time and is never home, that he should be able to deal with it. She shamed my son to such a degree that he put his head down and started crying. She barked at him, "Sit up. And look at me. LOOK at me." She told him if he comes out of his room at night, that mom is going to lock him in his bedroom. I don't know where the heck she got that idea; I would never do that. She also told him, as she was right in his face like a drill sergeant, that he had to eat 5 bites of everything at dinner or else nothing to eat until the next meal. I was stunned into silence, I'm embarrassed to admit. To top it all of, she prescribed Lexapro for him, which isn't approved for children his age. I won't be giving him that and I won't be going back to her. My son used to love going to the doctor, had no fear. That has all changed. Very sad and disappointing.
Dr. Bleekrode is a kind and caring pediatrician and spends lots of time with patients. The first time she met my son he was having stitches removed. He was scared and nervous. Before taking the stitches out she sat down next to my son and wanted to get to know him first. She made my son feel relaxed and cared for. Great Doctor!
On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2011, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2009)
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 (2011, 2012, 2014)
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 5th Anniversary Award (2012)
The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.
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Dr. Laura M Bleekrode accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem Blue Open Access POS Alternate Network
- BCBS GA Blue Choice HMO
- BCBS GA Blue Choice PPO
- BCBS GA Blue Open Access POS
- BCBS GA BlueChoice Option POS
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry CoventryOne - GA
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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