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Dr. Linda P Nims has the following 1 specialty
A dermatologist is a doctor who has extensive training and knowledge of the skin, scalp, hair and nails and treats conditions that affect those areas. These doctors will evaluate any abnormality, blemish or lesion on the skin in order to determine the cause and will determine a course of treatment.
Dermatologists provide patients with full body scans in order to identify any signs that are indicative of an illness that requires treatment, such as skin cancer. These specialists may also provide cosmetic services, such as mole removal, scar diminishing treatments and even botox and face lifts.
- Skin Biopsy
- Basal Cell
- Actinic Keratosis
- Acne (Acne Vulgaris)
- Skin Cancer
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I have been to Dr. Barry for a number of years and was satisfied with her care. I was switched to Dr. Nims for an annual checkup without being told -- I found out when she walked in the room. I have since been back for 2 follow up visits with her. I found the entire experience unpleasant. She doesn't look at you when speaking. She would only use technical medical terms to tell me what she was seeing. When ever I asked questions to understand further, I only got more technical terminology. Several times, I expressed that I couldn't understand what she was saying and could she explain it laymen terms. She couldn't or wouldn't. I think she is technically competent but her manner with a patient is very poor. Her analysis and recommendations were completely different from Dr. Barry. She wanted to put me on medication & creams and was pushing me to get an expensive skin treatment. These were the issues I was trying to get her to explain why I needed them. I have since stopped going and found another doctor. I agree with other reviewers, the office staff is horrible. The office waiting room and building do not make a good impression.
Dr. Nims performed some minor out patient surgery on me. After waiting thirty plus minutes in the near empty waiting room I was shown to an examination room and told to take my clothes off and to don a surgical gown. After I changed into the gown, the nurse appeared and asked me for advance payment of Dr. Nim's fee. I stated that I felt like the request was highly irregular and not anything like I had experienced at any doctor's office at any time (i.e. being told to disrobe and then being asked for payment prior to seeing the doctor ... say what .. ?) Even though I was very uncomfortable doing so, I gave the nurse my credit card to which she took, left the room and closed the door. I was very very uncomfortable with conducting business this way. Had I not already waited as long as I had, I think I would have dressed and left. To make matters worse, there was also some foul-up by Dr. Nim's staff in keeping my referral on file. I had to drive to my MD's office and retrieve a copy. Some time later, Dr. Nim's successfully conducted my minor surgery. I won't be going back to Dr. Nims. The whole thing with being asked for money after being told to undress prior to the surgery was creepy.
I had the unfortunate experience of going to Dr.Linda Nims. The wait was over an hour, finally when I met the doctor after brief discussion she prescribed medication for a dry scalp condition I had. I was under the impression that was the end of it, I paid my co-pay, headed to the pharmacist with prescription. The medication turns out to be quite expensive as the insurance doesn't cover the entire cost therefore I ended shelling out $100+ to buy the medication. After a few months I get collection notices from her billing office, for the office visit. Apparently my insurance didn't pay for the office visit because it was a pre-existing condition. When I called the insurance to inform them that this was the 1st time it happened and I didnt have previous treatments to this condition, to my horror they stated that the Dr. Linda Nim's report led them to believe that it was a pre-existing condition. After repeated calls to resolve the miscommunication to Dr.Linda Nims billing department and to her office, I had to give up due to lack of customer service.My only option is to appeal to the insurance company otherwise get stuck paying $150+ for my office visit. This doctor proved to be too expensive for me and lacks customer service, I never came across a doctor who would mess a claim like this and have a customer pay out of pocket. Patients beware!
When you call to make an appointment, the staff states they will call you back when they are less busy, but they do not call you back. Established patients cannot get an appointment less than 5 weeks in advance. When you arrive for an appointment, the wait time exceeds 30 minutes ( which does not include time in the exam room). The staff does not seem to care. As a patient, you are treated like a number. Dr Nims does not respond to phone inquiries from patients. They should not accept new patients, because they cannot serve their current patient base.
Dr. Nims is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
45 Years Experience
Medical University Of South Carolina College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1973
Henry Ford Health System
Dr. Linda P Nims accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
Aetna Innovation Health
- Aetna VA Signature Gold HMO
- Anthem KeyCare PPO
- CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
- CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
- CareFirst Maryland POS
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry Southern Health PPO
- First Health PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
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Locations & DirectionsDermatology And Dermatologic Surgery Group, 243 Church St NW Ste 200C, Vienna, VA
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