Dr. Dennis W. Remington

Doctor (MD)

Location:
Provo, Utah Map External Link
Gender:M
Specialty:Family / G.P.
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Practice: Freedom Med Center-Advance Med
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Phone:801-373-8500
Med. School:Univ Of Alberta, Fac Of Med, Edmonton, Alb, Canada
Grad. Year: 1969

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Online Appt. Scheduling: Unknown
Accepting New Patients:Y

Profile updated 20/10/13    Submit profile update    Subscribe to profile updates

Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 21 reviews. Dr. Dennis W. Remington has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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RID: 5422999
24/04/14 1 4 4 5 I really like dr. Remington. He spent a whole hour or more asking questions, listening, and explaining. He was very thorough so that he could find out what is causing my ailment. My only complaint is the staff. The ladies that work there, except for the lady that does the allergy testing, never smile, and aren't friendly and patient. They have the attitude of "I'm doing you a huge favor just by being here for you even though you're the patient and you're paying". I've called the office twice because I needed information on something, and the receptionist/s sounded like she/they (they because I don't know if I spoke with the same person each time) sounded like they couldn't wait to hang up the phone and like they couldn't care less. They hung up without even say bye or have a good day. Rude. The staff needs to either be changed or taught how to have better customer service and professionalism.  Respond
RID: 5317709
29/03/14 1 1 1 1 do not waste your time here. office is filthy and unhygenic and he misdiagnoses me forever, refusing to test me for something i was quite sure i had. he kept talking me out of it. now seeing someone else locally, i DID have what I kept asking him to test me for and am getting treatment. he only seems knowledgable about prescribing long term yeast treatments. have waited 2 hours in the smelly office treatment rooms only to be seen for 10 minutes.  See Responses
 
20/10/13 SYSTEM: First Name changed from "Dennis" to "Dennis W." 
RID: 2903011
09/10/13 1 1 1 3 I am amazed in the arogance of this office to have me wait in the exam room for almost 2 hrs. This was the 2nd of 2, and final visit. I waited in the exam room 1 hr. and 20 min. my first visit, thinking it was an exception rather than the rule. I went to Dr. Remington honestly with an open mind and optimistic, after reading reviews. He must be treating a large number of family members for the reviews, because me experience was anything but positive. To his credit, he will spend a good amount of time with you in the exam room, unfortunately it's not quality time. He talks more than he listens, everything that ales you is due to bad bacteria in the gut and allergies. If you go, do not let him talk you into his quack $40 allergy test (electro diagnostic)- quackwatch.org. The receptionist have absolutely no personality or sympathy. There is a time and place for everything but if you have been struggling with an ale meant for some time- don't waste any more time here.  See Responses
RID: 2758248
09/08/13 4 5 5 5 Dr. Remington has been a life-saver. I had severe allergies for years, to the point where I couldn't go out in public, could hardly eat. His low-dose allergen regimine cured me of most allergies, and has helped make the others manageable. No matter what your ailment, he takes the time to go beyond the norm in advising you and helping you.  Respond
RID: 2461222
30/10/12 5 5 5 5 Dr. Remington saved my husbands life. After years of being sick and losing so much weight, Dr. Remington was able to diagnose and treat his illness quickly. A lot of ideas are different and treatment requires compliance and patience, but it worked for us. I too saw him for fatigue and depression issues. His treatment works if you follow it. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 2421039
09/09/12 3 1 2 3 I too saw Dr. Remington after testing positive on Lyme tests. I was told my appointment would be a two-hour visit and I needed to fill out all the paperwork beforehand. I did my part. I was literally in his office almost four hours, but saw him a total of 30 minutes tops! His approach with Lyme is to clear the yeast first, get the body in the best health and then add antibiotics "if necessary." I won't comment on that. That's personal opinion. But...during the 30 minutes I did see him, he kept telling me about his vast knowledge on Lyme and the books about Lyme authored by himself. I did not feel the exam was thorough. He ran some allergy testing with a homeopathic device. Whether or not you believe in the accuracy of those devices is personal opinion. I did not go to him again due to the waiting time and because I did not feel he was personable or timely. I also prefer ILADS knowledgeable docs to his Lyme treatment approach. To me, he came across as very narcissistic.  Respond
RID: 2381975
22/07/12 3 2 4 4 I have really loved working with Dr. Remmington. I think he is a great doctor whom I can trust. I have found that the nurses are the same way. I however am baffled by the receptionist. I have never felt so unwelcome at a doctor's office before. I feel like they find me a burden when I check in, make appointments, confirm appointments. I think it is a shame that that is what patients first meet when they get to the office, considering that Dr. Remmington does such a fine job. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 2160876
26/05/12 5 4 5 5 My daughter had eczema so badly that I could not send her to Kindergarten. I had spent well over $5000 with other doctors who did nothing more than prescribe hydrocortisone creams and tell me she would grow out of it. I took her to multiple doctors with the same results including primary children's, UofU medical centers and one other holistic doctor. When we visited Dr R. he ran tests and informed us that our daughter had not only eczema but MERSA something no other doctor had found and tested her for sensitivities to food, her environment, and animals. She had over 48 sensitivities show up, this is something we had been telling her other Drs repeatedly but none listened. She couldn't sit by friends with pets, walk by the scented candle isle or eat anything besides rice cakes, without turning bright red. We took her to an allergist who said she was not allergic to any of these. Dr R gave her LDA shots and after 5 sessions she could eat anything and hold kittens and smell candl  Respond
RID: 1401997
30/03/11 5 5 5 5 I can honetly say that after 20 years of suffering with autoimmune disease and fatigue, Dr. Remmington gave my life back!!! I lost 40 pounds, have energy and most of all, I'm so much happier and no longer suffer with the ill effects of a chronic disorder. I feel I owe so much to him. I have told hundreds of people about his book "Back to Health". It has changed many people's lives as well as mine.  Respond
RID: 1299218
22/11/10 3 2 4 4 I went to Dr. Remington for thyroid issues I've had forever and found out later about all the stuff he missed. He didn't have my free T3 and freed T4 blood work done, nor did he check for vitamin D3, iron or other thyroid related blood work done. Now I know that any accurate knowledge of how someone's thyroid works should include those tests, not just TSH. He also prescribed Iodine...something very bad for Hashimoto's patients. He doesn't know these things because his whole practice is based on conquering Candida Albicans, which is a very disruptive condition, to be sure, but curing is not the solution to every problem and certainly, the suggestion to take iodine was actually harmful. In short, he is focused on one issue, Candida dominance, and isn't well-educated on other health problems he's presented with. Too bad~ 
Insurance: Aetna
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RID: 1270200
12/10/10 5 5 5 5 Extremely thorough and personaliized! I loved my last doctor but I was told by my last doctor that Synthroid is THEE BEST hypothyroid medication. Which I know it is not. Also was able to discuss other ailments that most other doctors do not take the time to understand. Couldnt rate this Doctor better in any way! The staff was really good too, everybody seems to just want to make you feel your best. My lab results have shown that my level of thyroid medication is right on for me, however why am I still having such bad hypothyroid issues/symptoms? I feel by going to this office that my voice has been heard and that I will finally get somewhere.  Respond
RID: 1243985
04/09/10 1 1 1 4 This is absolutely ridiculous. I went in based on everyone else's review of this doctor. I waited 45 minutes in the examination room. Dr Remington finally shows up and tells me that he is a homeopathy dr. I was open to this so we continued. After basically giving me a physical examination, and looking over my history, he recommends that I get a couple blood tests, and that I go on a yeast free diet similar to the candida diet. I felt ok with this and have been on the diet for a week. I never heard back from his office about the lab work, though he said they would call me. Also, I just got notice from my insurance that he charged me $345 for the visit and lab work. The lab work was only $21. So what the heck was the other $324? My final cost after insurance was $211. I have been to many other doctors and have never been charged even half of what this guy charged for one visit. 
Insurance: Aetna
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RID: 1109953
19/02/10 5 5 5 5 I visited a 3 other doctors about chronic pain and tiredness. The other doctors said it was age related. Dr. Remington ran some tests and diagnosed the problem as Lyme Disease. After a few weeks of treatment, the symptoms went away. I also like that he has a nutritionist on staff. 
Insurance: United Healthcare
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RID: 1098173
04/02/10 5 4 5 5 I have been seeing Dr Remington for 3 years now. I had been to Mayo Clinic and they had told me I was looking at long-term disability for my chronic illness. I ran from Mayo Clinic. Found Dr R a week later. He saved my life. His staff is very supportive. I am always well-advised about expenses and what my insurance will cover or not and whether something is an experimental treatment or not. We call him our medical Sherlock Holmes. He has the mind of a detective. I wish there were more MDs like him. He is our family physician now and we can't imagine seeing anyone else. I got an appointment with him as a new patient on the day I called because of the seriousness of my situation. He has also called me in the evening to answer my questions. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 842611
25/03/09 5 5 5 5 Dr. Dennis Remington is, in my opinion, the most caring, intelligent, professional and dedicated doctor I have ever had dealings with. Dr. Remington is interested in making people get better no matter what it takes. Dr. Remington has excellent bedside manner, he listens intently to his patients and goes over and above to do whatever he can to take care of you. Dr. Remington's goal is to heal his patients, as opposed to just covering over symptoms with band-aids and medications. I suffer from extreme chemical sensitivities to the point where I am isolated in my home. Dr. Remington works with chemcially sensitive people to help them try to regain their strength and life. I believe that Dr. Remington is saving my life as I know that I would have died without his help, treatment and assistance. I owe him everything. I would recommend him to anyone. His staff is wonderful, intelligent and friendly. They too deserve a wholehearted recommendation.  Respond
RID: 607914
05/06/08 5 5 5 5 Dr. Remington is nothing short of outstanding. I had spent thousands with several doctors and for endless painful and expensive tests with yet no diagnisis. I was completely disabled and disfunctional, expecting cemetery soon when someone sent me to Dr. Remington. He correctly diagnosed me in 30 minutes as having a classic case of Yeast infection. He put me on a program which had me feeling much better in 30 days, and completely well in 6 months. He saved my life. He cares about people and he doesn't gouge a person for money. He is perhaps the finest doctor I have ever been to.  Respond
RID: 385405
14/08/07 5 4 5 5 Dr. Remington specializes in natural cures and works very hard to be helpful and find things that will help his patients. He sits down and takes time to find out what the patient needs and their concerns. 
Paid (or co-pay): $75
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RID: 54368
03/11/06 4 5 5 I found Dr. Remington through a friend after researching information related to my fatigue, thyroid disorder, allergies and difficulty in losing weight. The program he prescribed was the first thing that worked. I feel so much better and have refered other family and friends to him. His staff was very helpful and I always knew exactly what was charged for a service and given the option of whether to do a test or not--especially on some that my insurance did not cover. I was always informed. We have also been happy with the natural thyroid hormone I buy from Dr. R (both the quality and the price) as well as the vitamins we get through him--and we have used high quality, expensive vitamins in the past. The only thing that may be hard for some is that the office visit will probably be long. However, Dr. R takes all the time with a patient that they need and answers every question and this does impact wait times. But I prefer to have this than have my questions brushed off. 
Insurance: United Healthcare
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RID: 34168
30/06/06 4 5 5 A great doctor who keeps up with as much as humanly possible for treating chronic disease. He helps patients that no one else will take. Spends as much time with you as you need.  Respond
RID: 15345
21/11/05 1 1 2 Dr. Remington's office is scamming patients by giving misleading information about how much services will cost for "experimental" proceedures. After Spending $365 for an allergy visit, I was told that I could now come in for additional shots at a cost of $100 each. When I tried to do this, they then informed me, that no, I could not get any shots without seeing the doctor and paying the office visit fee. In my opinion Dr. Remington is misleading patients about the actual charges they will pay for ongoing allergy treatments. 
Paid (or co-pay): $365
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RID: 12397
16/09/05 5 5 5 Always very helpful and knowledgable. Very kind and willing to help.  Respond