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Dr. Mark W Gilchrist 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. Mark W Gilchrist has the following 5 expertise
- Pediatric Diabetes
Dr. Mark W Gilchrist has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. Mark W Gilchrist is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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I truly enjoy having Dr. Gilchrist as my children's pediatrician. His staff is warm, welcoming, and knows my children by name. The nurses are helpful and kind to both me and my children. Dr. Gilchrist has a straightforward attitude and always does what's in the best interest of the children. He listens to what I have to say, listen to the children, and makes a decision that is best for each individual child. I feel confident in him and will continue to use him as our doctor.
I saw Dr. Gilcrist because I believed that I had strep throat. I was told by him that I did have it, and so he gave me a prescription for amoxicillin. About a week later, I broke out in a violent rash. My skin was covered with red dots all over my body. Arms legs stomach back.. You name it, it was there. I went to another doctor, and this new doctor told me that I really had mono. Mono symptoms mimic strep symptoms, and if one has mono & is given amoxicillin meant to treat strep, their skin will break out in a violent rash. Bottom line, dr. Gilchrist is very un thorough. He should have done a mono test but he did not. I am now seeing another pediatrician.
My daughter has been a patient of Dr. Gilchrist's for 18 years, yet today, I was extremely disappointed in his service. Our nurse was above and beyond in her caring attitude and personal attention to her issue. When Dr. Gilchrist entered, and I explained why we were there, he never even looked at me or my daughter. He wrote his notes on her chart as I talked, got out his referral pad and informed me that she would need a referral. When I voiced my concern about the seriousness of her condition, the only time he looked me in the eye, and his flippant, uncaring reply was simply "I hope they can see her quickly". A grand total of about 55 seconds was spent with my daughter. Less than 1 minute, after 18 years of care was what my daughter warranted to Dr. Gilchrist today. I don't know if he is burned out, having a bad morning or what. No excuse is valid for the apparent uncaring service that my daughter received today. Needless to say, it's time to move along to a new PCP.
All of my children were patients of this doctor at one time or another over the past 19 years and I'd always had a high opinion of him. However, after not having been in for some time, I brought my daughter in for a routine physical and shots and learned that he is not the man he used to be. He was extremely rude to us, very rough in his examination and in and out of the room in about 5 minutes. The only positive thing I have to say about the visit is that the nurse who attended to us and the staff were all very kind. Nevertheless, we will never be returning to that office.
We've been using Dr. Gilchrist for over 16 years. Recent experiences with another doctor's office in Apopka have confirmed what we thought all along; Dr. Gilchrist is what every pediatrician should want to be. He is always willing to take the time to make sure to explain the diagnosis and the treatment. And you won't see a PA at his office; you'll see the Dr. For the young Mother, his calm bedside manor will set you at ease. I'd definitely recommend Dr. Gilchrist!
28 Years Experience
Ross University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1990
Dr. Mark W Gilchrist accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- AvMed Empower
- Avmed Choice
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
- Florida Blue BlueOptions
- Florida Blue BlueSelect
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana HMO
- Humana HMO Premier
- Humana HMO Select
- Humana National POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
UHC of the River Valley
- Neighborhood Health Partnership Commercial
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsHealth Central Hospital, 10000 W Colonial Dr, Ocoee, FL
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