Ratings for Dr. Richard W. Later
I love Dr. Later and his office. I have been taking my son to him for 17 years. I have never felt rushed, he patiently answers all of my question and quickly refers us to a specialist when needed. He is knowledgeable and I also trust his instincts because he has always been right on the money. He is kind and such a nice guy, but also very professional. Staff has always been helpful too.
The nurses were not friendly, especially with my baby. One nurse put drops in my baby's mouth very quickly and then stood above him while he choked, not saying anything to him the whole time. Then she gave him shots, again not talking, then walked out of the room very quickly, not even saying anything to me. The partner doctor, SueAnn Christensen is not someone I would recommend either. My son had a severe tongue-tie and could not breastfeed. We took him to her and she said that he was fine and that he was just manipulating us to use the bottle. We took him to a specialist who immediately told us to clip his tongue. We haven't had any problems with breastfeeding since then. We were very disappointed and do not recommend this office to anyone.
We have been going to Dr. Later for 14 years and 4 kids later. He is very knowledgeable and knows when to take things seriously. I always have a million questions about vaccinations and he patiently talks me through my worries. Even if I decide not to get ALL of the shots he shares his concerns with out treating me like a crazy lady.
We really like Dr Later and his staff! We always get in the same day if not within a few hours when we call, and that means a lot to us. I also like the after hour policies that helped us out when our son had croup. And I feel like he and his staff really listen and care about our needs! We will continue to go see Dr. Later and his staff for many years!
Dr. Later is wonderful! I've been taking my kids to him for 4 years. My 2nd daughter was born with Down Syndrome and from day 1 Dr. Later has gone above and beyond to care for her special needs. He stays up to date, and I feel that he truly cares about my children. He always takes as much time as needed in answering my questions and resolving my concerns. He makes himself available to me 24/7. Carol and SuAnn are good also. I especially like that the office is open on weekends for emergencies, and that I can call and talk to a nurse at any time of day or night.
Dr. Later was my pediatrician as a child, and as I have had children he continues to take care of my family. He is very thorough, and patient. I also think very highly of SuAnn. I cannot say enough good things about this man. He comes with my highest recommendation
Dr Later is always helpful and always up to date on the latest medical info. I love having a single doctor in an office so you really do get personal care. The front desk staff is sometimes difficult to deal with and are not very personable, but we've had great experiences with all the nurses and SueAnn and Carol. I have had to wait for extended periods of time when my kids have caught some major bug that everyone else has, too. But they work very hard to get through everyone as quickly as possible while still giving you enough time to really address your concerns and check out your child.
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Accepting New Patients
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- Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294 (Grad. 1979)
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