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Dr. Lyle B Amer has the following 2 specialties
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.
Dr. Lyle B Amer has the following 6 expertise
- Rheumatic Diseases
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
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If you like unreasonable wait times with an appointment (average = 1 1/2 - 2 hours), not cuz he is so great just because he is soo unfocused, and has no control of nor idea about sound and efficient office management practices; rambling dialogue about lab results, etc. which 50% of the time he never has in the file, and if you like a doctor that seems too afraid to practice that he refers the smallest issues to a specialist this is the doctor for you. My humble opinion...he is burned out but cannot retire because of family issues.
I've been seeing Dr. Amer for about 12 years now. In the beginning, I found him to be very patient and compassionate. But these days, he has appeared to become very impatient, stressed and rude. He often times acts as if I am bothering him, by merely just being his patient. I'm not one of those patients that is constantly calling the office and pestering. But in the past 12 years, I have called his office twice with questions. And he treats me rudely by not letting me speak and he is quick to assume, about what I am calling him about. This is where the office staff also comes in. It appears to me, that when a patient calls with concerns, the office staff does not give Dr. Amer, clarification, on what the message is about. Office staff has always been snobby and rude for all 12 years, that I've been there. They make you feel like your an immigrant, showing up for commodities, or make you feel like your invisible to them. Dr. Amer has too much on his plate. He needs to also schedule less patients per day. The wait times are incredibly ridiculous. I usually wait 1 1/2 hour to 2 hours, for a scheduled appointment. That's worse than the MVD. No ill person should have to wait that long to see a doctor. A doctor that appears stressed and that I have witnessed, arguing with patients, or as he may call it (frustration). Yes, he does apologize alot, because he is always late, takes phone calls during the visit, and also for being rude. But frankly, I'm done with that, so I will be searching for a new doctor, even if it's out-of-town. Hopefully, Dr. Amer reads this, and realizes that his service as a doctor is not as good as it used to be and figures out what he can do to be not only an excellent doctor, but also an excellent person. And the office staff, well, they have alot to work on. Customer service, without the snobbyness, being the first thing. This is Santa Fe, New Mexico, a very small city. No need to go to those lengths of being extra snobby and fake, as people might tend to be in a much larger city. Be real and improve service, both doctor and staff, just as you would do to improve a product.
34 Years Experience
University Of Colorado School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1984
Dr. Lyle B Amer 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
BCBS New Mexico
- BCBS NM PPO NM
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Presbyterian ASO
- Presbyterian Commercial
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsLev Levin Md, 2212 Brothers Rd, Santa Fe, NM
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