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Waited over an hour in waiting room before even going back to a room. With the time I spent waiting I could have driven to Vanderbilt- considering it for the next time since he is the only pediatric urologist in town and obviously knows it.
I waited 2 1/2 hours in waiting room, then another 40 minutes in room waiting for Dr. He came in and talked to me for maybe 5 minutes and said he couldn't do anything. Too long of a wait for that consultation!
We were recommended to this doctor for my son. He has been having pain before and after he urinates. The waiting room time was about 30 min. Once we got to a room, it was about 5 mins. wait on Dr. Hicks. He rushed in , introduced himself. , hushed through his and my questions., put my son up on table , examined his bottom for a couple of seconds and then left room for a few mins. Came back in and told me that he didn't see anything wrong and that he wanted to see him for a followup in 6 months even though I told him that my son's pain was so bad that he was in tears , Dr. told me that it was just "New sensation for little boys" , and rushed my son and I out. That was a wasted trip,, I will be looking for different doctor,, a mother knows her child and when there is something not right. So i do not recommend this doctor to parents.
Excellent care and service. My father likes Dr. Hicks and his staff. On his last visit he was very pleased/happy with 'Lucy'! If all doctors and doctor's staff were as cooperative, efficient and courteous, no one would dislike visiting doctors.
Our son was diagnosed before birth so Dr Hicks has been with us since day 1. We knew going in surgery was our only option, but Dr Hicks was more than willing to answer our questions and address our concerns. When we mentioned getting 2nd/3rd opinions Dr Hicks encouraged us to do so. He made sure we were comfortable with any treatment he recommended. Never did he push us into any decision and he was more than patient as we thought through our options. After visiting Vanderbilt and Children's (Birmingham) Dr Hicks was by far the best physician we met with, showing professionalism, knowledge and compassion for our son. Wait times at any medical setting are to be expected, impatient people need not rate any physician because you do not get an accurate review. As far as office staff, both locations were easy to work with. We have since recommended family to Dr Hicks who also have only great things to say about Dr Hicks and staff. Plus you get suckers at every visit!
Long wait times in office past time of appointment. Then rushes you in and out. Son needed reconstructive surgery, barely opened diaper, closed diaper and rushed us out to set up surgery. No time to get answers to questions, no explanation of procedure. As others posted he is supposed to be pediatric specialist but shows no regard for kids. Actually seems irritated by them and disregards concerns of parents. Unfortunately only pediatric urologist in huntsville.
Actually, Dr. Hicks sees both my son and I for different things. He was so good with my special needs son, that when I needed a urologist I requested Dr. Hicks. Outstanding decision on my part. He took the time needed, explained and reviewed the options, and treated me like a human being! I'd like to send my other specialists to him to see how patient care should be handled!
We discovered Jack had severe ureter blockage which caused large pockets of urine to collect in kidneys due to renal reflux during last ultrasound while still pregnant. Dr. Hicks was in NICU to evaluate Jack after delivery and performed corrective surgery @ 3 days old. Dr. Hicks has been there every step of the way, giving us all the information we needed or asked for. Jack is 2 now with NO lasting effects! Dr. Hicks and staff have been very thorough and supportive. They seem to genuinely care about their patients. We have one last test in 3 months and then Jack is pronounced clear! We have had a lot of contact with the medical community as a whole. Dr. Hicks stands out as exceptional! I would recommend him in the strongest terms.
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