Ratings for Dr. Christopher J. Calvert
I have been using Dr. Calvert as my children's pediatrician for almost 7 years now. Overall, I am pleased with Dr. Calvert and his practice. He is a wonderful, patient & attentive doctor. He is now the lead doctor in this practice, since Dr. Kim recently retired the summer of 2016. The other doctor, registered nurse, and staff nurses in house are very good also. The practice is busy and popular, so you learn to be patient waiting for appointments. Depending on the time of day and the season, you can always expect a wait. Sometimes it can be long, too. But we have always gotten in to see a doctor the same day if we call with a "sick call". And the one time we called with a question and it turned out to be more serious than we thought, they had us come in within the hour. Overall, this is a quality pediatric practice that, even though they have a hard time staying on schedule, still gives you the care and attention your child needs.
Funny (PATHETIC) that this is an informational website based on personal experience and the "negative" feedback is REMOVED AS SPAM!! Just to RE-ad my experience...the staff is completely RUDE and the Dr is 100% unprofessional!! Made a mistake on payment, refused to see my child, I paid the fee and found another Dr...one month later I got a REFUND check!! So...it was all over NOTHING and the staff didn't do thier job!! I didn't owe anything and was turned away with sick child after TEN years of loyalty and TRUST...again...PATHETIC!! Remember why you're a Dr CALVERT...because of your patients!! Sad...
I went to dr. kim from birth to 21 years old, LOL .... he is AMAZING, and thats an understatement. This is why I now bring my infant here... figuring that those in the practice were trained w/similar values.... unfortunately, I'm disappointed. It took 1.5 hrs, 9pm friday night, for page return when baby had OVER 104 fever... I was already in the ER in triage by the time he called back telling me to go to the ER. Nice. Not the WORST thing, but I am disappointed. The wait is usually 1-2hours, docs are SO FRIENDLY but do not spend as much time as a ped should, I have to request to just have her weighed? again, not the WORST thing, just disappointed.
Dr Kim and Calvert are wonderful Doctors and everyone I know who brings their children to them will say the same. They are very helpful, take time to explain and answer all of my questions and go above and beyond to see sick children. Doctor Kim IS STILL with the practice. The office staff is more than helpful with all my questions and concerns. If you have a bill they give you more than enough time to pay it and are willing to work with you. YOU CANT EXPECT SOMEONE TO SEE YOUR CHILD IF YOU DO NOT PAY YOUR BILLS. I completely DISAGREE with the previous blog and think that they need to get their facts straight. Apparently they must be good if you brought your children there 10 years and I believe 7 of those years Dr Calvert has been there. I hope one disgruntle comment won't persuade anyone to miss out on one of the best pediatricians around.
Dr. Calvert is very friendly and helpful. My daughter was born with an extreemly rare skin disorder and he knew right away what it was. He is always very concerned about her and even called us at home after hours to let us know the results of a test.
I have always found the pediatricians at this office to be knowledgeable and communicative. They tend to be conservative in their treatment methodologies and are willing to defer to specialists when there is need (my kids have been sent to see a cardiologist, a dermatologist, opthamologists and a psychologist over the years). When a child is sick, they work hard to fit you into their busy schedule and they are good about returning calls in a timely manner, even on weekends or overnight. With three children under their care, I've pretty much seen every issue, from possible lead poisoning (negative!) to eye surgery, to ADHD, to stitches, to hospitalizations. Dr. Calvert is caring, throughtful and explains things well. The only negative I have with the group is that prescriptions can not be phoned in or faxed, but must be picked up in person from the office.
Drs Kim, Calvert and Conroy see my boys and have since each was born. They are friendly, knowledgeable and always make time for questions or concerns. I have called during off-hours and always recieved a call back very quickly. Also, I feel that they have always respected and supported my decisions as a breast-feeding mother. The staff is wonderful! I was referred to this practice by my OB who told me that most of the Drs and nurses he knows take their children there. What better referral can you get?
My baby has sick for over 6 months with vomiting, diarrea, runy nose and congestion. He and his associate kept having us come to their office and they would do nothing. I kept saying there was something really wrong and they just kept giving her medicine. Finally he told me "there is noting we can do, she is just sickly". I switched doctors and the first thing the new doctor did was give her and allergy test. She was allergic to milk, eggs and the family pets. Since then she has been 100% better. We waited too long and watched her suffer because we trusted him and his practice.
Dr. Christopher J. Calvert's Credentials
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- Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680 (Grad. 1997)
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