Ratings for Dr. Shirley J. Hartman
Dr Hartman is exemplary in her knowledge, compassion and care for her patients, and personally, a delightful person. Her integrative approach of utilizing traditional and holistic modalities as well she is very receptive to patient education and to patient involvement in the protocol plan. The staff is kind ,conscientious, respectful at every visit. So glad I found her through referral and I live over 6 hours away from her office, but do not hesitate in seeking her treatment. I hold her and the entire office in high regard.
It is VERY rare to meet a physician who really truly cares about her patients like Dr. Hartman does. She really knows her stuff, and has no problem spending as much time as necessary to cover all your issues and explain things to you. One thing I would say is to learn to do your own research; she is absolutely open to you bringing suggestions or concerns, and appreciates her patients researching things for themselves, and it will really allow you to take charge of your own health. I LOVE that she combines both natural and traditional medicine, but she is also supportive of whatever you want, and will not mind at all if you tell her you aren't comfortable with one or the other.
One of the most caring individuals I have ever met. She really works hard to figure out what is going on with you and wants you to get well. Always on time, visits are never hurried or rushed. Will send Emails to you and goes over your bloodwork in depth with you. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Hartman and her staff. While they may not take insurance, they will submit the claim for you, and in my opinion, she is worth every cent you pay to see her. Her hour long visits are less money than my 15 min visit to my GP!
LOVE her! Very caring and thorough. You feel like she genuinely wants to help you feel better. She's on the alternative side ( which can be a great thing ), but there are not many doctors around who listen and tries to get to the bottom of things like she does.
Saw Dr. Hartman about 7 yrs. Complicated conditions. She is right on the ball with a diagnosis, almost before you finish telling symptoms. Does accupuncture and electrical stimulation. She is the only doc in 5 states that actually was able to decrease my pain and restore some function. After a move to MA, I continued to fly to FL to see her. She is very generous with her time, most appts. about an hour. Is never hurried or harried. She also will adjust rates. Doesn't participate in Medicare or insurance. Does give you statements and claim forms so you can file for reimbursement. The reason is too much paper work required and not enough time to treat patients properly. She did accept insurance assignment when I first began seeing her. Have since had to find another MD in MA, but will schedule an appt. with her when I have business or family visits in FL> I've never heard of any complaints from other patients or office staff. They are all the greatest.
Dr. Shirley J. Hartman's Credentials
Accepting New Patients
- Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242 (Grad. 1982)
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