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Dr. Sandhya S Ravi 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.
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I have been taking my 3 month old to Dr. Ravi. Everytime we go I feel like she does a half a** job. Doesn't check ears, throat etc. and asks if there are concerns and when I respond with concerns - she says "oh yeah, that's fine that's fine." My daughter had a cold for three weeks in December 2017 which was fine we got through it, it moved to an ear infection though. We went to see Dr. Ravi and she prescribed an antibiotic. I waited for the pharmacy to call, after a few hours I called the pharmacy to see if it was ready..."ma'am we don't have a prescription for your daughter." So, I call the doc office they have to call me back because they have to confirm with Ravi and then call it over to pharmacy, Then my daughter was diagnosed with croup at 3 months. She prescribed liquid steroids...I said to her - "can you make sure it's called over this time"...she said "oh, you must've had a different doc"...I said "no, it was you." She said "oh, I get one mistake right?" She never called steroids over to pharmacy either. Then my daughter was not getting better, she said come back in 48 hours if she doesn't seem better. We went in again because her breathing was absolutely terrible...assistant took her oxygen levels and said..."you can tell she is struggling to breathe and her oxygen is low." Ravi comes in, doesn't check her throat, ears, just her listened to her lungs that was it. I told her that her breathing is concerning to me and she is not eating - I am worried about her becoming dehydrated. She said "her lungs sound fine to me." I said "well, your assistant just made comments about her breathing when she took her oxygen levels." She blew me off (of course my daughter sounds okay right at that point). So, I had taken a video of her earlier in the day and finally Ravi was like "oh my, yes maybe we should prescribe breathing treatments." Like, do I really have to show you videos to make you take care of my child!? So I waited two hours, pharmacy never called for her albuterol...I call them..."ma'am we have no prescription for your daughter"...call doc office again... "Oh, we will call it over now." She also said if she sounds like this the next day to take her for chest x-ray. I call to schedule her chest x-ray and the lady says..."ma'am we don't have a referral from your doc" (not surprised). I call doc office again...they say "we will call over now." Went and had her chest x-ray they said - "your doc will call you within 24 hours." Next day, haven't heard back and I call doc office to see about results they said "we will send a note for doctor to call you." She just called and said "I called you last night and your voicemail says it isn't set up." I said that's interesting because this is my work phone and my voicemail has always been set up and working. I will never go to her again. She isn't thorough, she blows everything off and doesn't follow through. Update - two days later...baby was not getting better Ravi continued to blow me off and said her chest X-ray shows she is just inflamed. She wasn't eating still or having wet diapers. I called our Care24 to see if they thought she should be seen - they said yes she needs to be seen immediately. She could have a UTI or be dehydrated. There are side effects to the steroid she is on (which we weren't told about). We took her to goodnight pediatrics and she doesn't have croup. She has bronchiolitis with a secondary virus of pneumonia in her right lung. She is now on antibiotics and has gotten better just twelve hours after being on them. Ravi should not be caring for small children! How do you misdiagnose for four days after seeing her three times and reviewing a chest X-ray?! This could have turned very bad for my baby if I didn't listen to my instincts.
My husband and I have had to move around to many different states and as a result I have seen many different pediatricians with my children. As a nurse I am very picky and have no problem firing a doctor and moving on to a better one. After having interviewed 4 Dr.s I was so glad we met Dr.Ravi, she is wonderful. Spends a great deal of time talking with us at every visit and not only does she answer all my questions thoroughly (even if she has to call me later at home with more information) but she also gives us great advice and brings things to my attention that I didn't even think of. I cannot praise Dr. Ravi enough she is so personable and a wonderful pediatrician.
She is a great doctor who doesn't use a P.A. It is amazing to get to see her everytime since other doctors send you someone with half a degree. Very easy to make same day appt. Nicole at the front desk is friendly and keeps the kids entertained. The M.A.s are great at giving shots and breathing treatment. Dr. Ravi never tries to talk you into uneccesary test to hike up your insurance bill, which other doctors have done to us.
Patients' Choice Award (2010, 2008, 2011, 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.
24 Years Experience
Andhra Medical College
Graduated in 1994
Dr. Sandhya S Ravi accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Aetna Whole Health Arizona Care Network
- Aetna Whole Health Banner Health Network HMO
- BCBS AZ Alliance Network
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA PPO
- Health Net AZ PPO HSA
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana National POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsPleasant Pediatrics, 9059 W Lake Pleasant Pkwy Ste E540, Peoria, AZ
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