We've been taking our two children since birth (oldest now age three) and try to see Dr. Coffman if possible. He is always gracious yet professional. He has a good manner with our kids. He asks lots of questions and is always open to answering any of our questions. He seems genuinely interested in our children’s overall development as people, not just their physical bodies. I would prefer to see him in a smaller practice, but he's worth the hassles of a larger business.
When I was in a few weeks ago, I asked one of the docs how many patients they have. He said about 30,000. With 10 doctors that's about 3,000 kids per doctor. Yes, that’s quite a few and there are downfalls to that. I sometimes get the idea that our doctor doesn't really remember us at first. But usually after a minute or two, he seems to put it all together and we have a great conversation. In general...
• You can get an appointment on a moments notice.
• The ask-a-nurse service is very helpful. Be sure to ask lots of questions if you are uncertain about the advise they are giving They want to educate you.
• Well waiting and sick waiting ares are separate, with additional separate waiting for teens and newborns (pre-immunization).
• Open-house for interested families/ expectant parents.
• They make calls for newborn exams at FL Hospital.
• Even if our preferred doctor is not available, all of the other docs have access to our children’s records.
• There can be a long wait for same-day sick visit.
• It can be difficult to get an appointment with a specific doctor.
• A few times we have had a long wait, even for scheduled well-check appointments. This is probably to be expected at a large practice.