Dr. Parker and his office. . . where to begin. Over the 1.5 years I used this dentist, I have accumulated a long list of negative reasons why no one should utilize his ""services"".
#1) Be prepared to sit in the waiting room for a MINIMUM of 30 minutes after you arrive, regardless of when your appointment was scheduled.
#2) If you are unlucky enough to have a tooth pulled by Parker himself, I feel your pain. The man took forever and couldn't get the tooth out. It broke, and my jaw hurt for months. I have had 6 teeth pulled in my life. I have never felt so much pain, and had to go through such a long process. On top of it all, while he was doing the procedure,and CLEARLY having trouble, he was having a conversation w/ one of his staff in the hallway and telling jokes the whole time!!!!!
#3) He wants your money and will create conditions that you don't really have in order to get it. Periodontal disease? Small gaps between your teeth and gums. Apparently he tells a lot of his patients they have this. I mean, how would they know if it's a lie. They put their trust into the doctor. Of course, when you ask if your insurance will cover this, they look it up and confidently say ""YES"". Then the bill comes and you find out, it's not. TOO LATE. You have to pay $300.
#4) In 2009, I used MetLife as my insurance provider. In 2010, I was forced to change to CIGNA due to my employer changing plans. I notified Parker's office of this and they said ""OK"". I continued going there, and guess what? Parker's office is not in CIGNA's network. Almost everything I had done was either not covered, or only at 50%. I didnt find out til the bills came! They did not have the decency to tell me this when I notified them of my insurance carrier change.
#5) Expect a busy signal when you call in to the office.
#6) Need a receipt to send in to your insurance provider or medical card? No, they don't have receipts for services. Just a printout of your billing account with abbreviations of services rendered. Microsoft Word?