Told I would see PA instead of Dr Gordon, ""unless you prefer to wait,"" after arrived for appointment. Of course fee charged no different whether seeing PA or MD, so overhead lower for the practice if patients see PA instead. Sorry, but I a high pay a high premium for health insurance every two weeks. I don't abuse going to the physician and my condition is not a common head cold or the flu. I could go to a RediClinic at my local grocery to see a midlevel practitioner for less money. If I had been asked up front when making the appointment, my preference could have been clarified. The young, all male medical assistants and clerical personnel exchanged glances and snickers as I was checking out. I will continue to look for a permanent MD in Houston after this experience.
Pros: Knowledgeable, experienced MD
Cons: Unprofessional office staff, substitute midlevel practitioner without asking