Ratings for Dr. Linda J. Hanna-Trad
Very thorough and friendly doctor, but the staff is terrible. So are wait times. And you never hear back on test results. You have to call and call and leave messages with an answering service. The answering services then faxes her that you called and you never receive a call back. Forget about calling to ask a simple question about when your next appointment is, the calls dont go to her office.
Dr. Hanna-Trad is known for 2 hour waits and it has happened to me. No one should have to wait 2 hours in a waiting room for an internist. Yes, she is thorogh but the patient needs to be fully aware of their tests results and be on top of the office for results. With these computers, the Dr. does not automatically have the results given in hand by the staff. The patient must call in order to have the results read by the physician. Not a good system. If you don't call you don't get the results.
My wife, mother in law and her mother have been going to Dr. Hanna for years. I was so impressed with her treatment of my wife who has many chronic conditions, I started going to Dr. Hanna myself. I am a man, and she made me feel very comfortable during the unpleasant parts of a very detailed physical exam. Yes there is often a wait, but to me its worth it as you will not feel rushed. Her nurses Jean and Lisa are great. The front desk people are nicer than they used to be, but getting through on the phone is quite difficult sometimes. You'll often get a busy signal or be on hold for a while sometimes. Sometimes its also difficult to get a same day sick visit. Still the positives outweigh the negatives, and I am happy I chose to switch to Dr. Linda as my primary care physician.
Wait times on appointments run 2 hours over on a regular basis; I've gone in for a 4pm appt, and have not been seen until 7pm, and left after 8pm! She spends a lot of time with you, but she goes thru the chart and reads EVERYTHING from the start of your time with her-she needs to have a summary page to review all past data. I have attempted to call in for an appt when I have a condition that I feel i need to see her immediately (ie, UTI, flu-symptoms), and they have NO available appts for that day - they'll book me in 3 weeks at the earliest (and when i know it's a UTI i shouldn't be forced to speak to a dr, just pee into the little cup!). I have had to go to walk in clinics in these cases and fork over a $100 emergency fee! Yes: she's friendly, spends time with you, but overbooks her appts, and the staff can be down-right nasty when answering the phone.
Dr. Linda J. Hanna-Trad's Credentials
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- Bowman Gray School Of Medicine Of Wake Forest University (Grad. 1981)
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