Ratings for Dr. Judy K. Orton
Dr. Orton has always been extremely helpful and answered all of our questions through the years. She takes her time and at no point during the appointment, do I ever feel rushed. Her staff is also extremely friendly and even when my daughter needs to receive a shot, she always leaves with a smile (and a great sticker to add to her collection!)
She is the best pediatrician. She has been my doctor for 21 years, and has always taken good care of me. She knows when to be concerned and when to say "you're fine." The office staff is excellent at answering your questions and helping you over the phone when you have a question. They even used to remember that I always wore some pretty awesome socks and would comment on them. I went in after passing out in school and her staff was concerned and caring. She figured out the problem and resolved it immediately. If she is unsure of what is ailing you (which isn't too often) she sets you up with a specialist to double check so nothing goes unnoticed. If she is doing rounds and can't see you at the office, she will arrange to see you at the hospital if it is urgent. Definitely is there as a resource and will look out for your best interest.
My infant son broke out in hives all over his body. I called her on Wednesday but because this was her "day to do rounds at the hospital". I was instructed to monitor him and call tomorrow if the hives did not go away. I called the next day, because of course the hives did not go away (by then my son was miserable). I got an appointment around lunch time. It turns out he had a SEVERE allergic reaction to the medication she perscribed for an ear infection! I am now looking for a doctor that has other practitioners in the office, so in the case of an emergency (hives/allergic reaction in a baby!!) he can be seen sooner. Thinking back now, I should have brought him to the ER , so at least he could have been diagnosed earlier and given relieving medication sooner! I was very unhappy about that situation. Also when I brought him in the secretary said "he doesn't look so bad" even thought he was completely covered and hives and couldn't crawl because he was in such pain!!
Dr. Judy K. Orton's Credentials
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- Univ Of South Fl Coll Of Med, Tampa Fl 33612 (Grad. 1986)
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