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Shands At The University Of Florida

Shands At The University Of Florida

Hospital
10 reviews

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Ratings for Shands At The University Of Florida

5
Cleanliness
5
Facilities
5
Services
5
Value

Summer 2017 I was transferred from Tallahassee TMH to UF Shands Gainesville in early July 2017. My condition needed the care from the specialists at UF Shands. From day one being admitted to their Emergency ICU until my discharge day almost three weeks later, the care was excellent. I was diagnosed with a large cancerous sarcoma of the leg that needed to be removed. From the beginning my Emergency care nurse were great, the occupany was heavy the evening I arrived but they managed to get me comfortable and rested for the night until I could be admitted to the floor...Thank you. Once on the the floor in my room (North Tower) the Nurse, PCA's and Technicians were endlessly wonderful. I met with my doctor (Dr Gibbs) to explain my surgery. In Pre-Op the staff was great (South Tower). The nurses and my anestheasia staff were so helpful, patient and really caring. It was a hard ordeal and they really let you know "we are here to help". Next, I met my surgeon (Dr Andre Spiguel) who performed my three surgeries over the three week time frame. Dr A Spiguel was very kind, patient, and always wanted you to be comfortable. The surgeries were all a success. The Post-op staff made sure I was well cared for and my mom was comfortable also. She was there for the surgeries also. After the first procedure I went to my next room on the floor in Cancer Hospital (South Tower). Once again, my doctors (also resident doctors), nurses, PCA's (always made sure I was clean and comfortable), technicians, Dietians, housekeeping - all great. Thank you God, I couldn't ask for a better experience than my experience at UF Shands Gainesville Hospital to manage this part of my cancer journey. One thing I've learned is that going through any part of your cancer journey, its a must to be- Comfortable, and they (UF Shands Gainesville) all made that happen for me and my mom. We are still on this journey with UF Shands and things (followups, appointments, treatments, and care) are going well. Thank you, God Bless You, ich

flag | Submitted November 11, 2017

5
Cleanliness
5
Facilities
5
Services
5
Value

We got into the Shands system in 2013, and it was the best move ever. The doctors are wonderful, knowledgeable and caring. The staff as well!!!!

flag | Submitted April 18, 2017

1
Cleanliness
1
Facilities
1
Services
1
Value

I cannot believe that this dirty, nasty hospital is allowed to remain open. The Emergency Dept. in particular is disaster. UF needs to clean this place up and fire all of the ED doctors before more patients die or get sicker. This hospital is MRSA central. For a teaching hospital, it is an embarrassment.

flag | Submitted May 22, 2015

3
Cleanliness
2
Facilities
1
Services
1
Value

My husband was treated in the oncology unit in 2008-2009. his doctor, Dr. Dunbar, had her assistant greet him in a hospital bed, after a seizure, with the information that his condition was fatal. this, delivered in a tone of, well, you broke your toe, didn't you? days later, Dr. Dunbar greeted him with the same message in her office. i understood his cancer was deemed incurable, but it hardly seems good care to keep the patient pointed toward dying. four or five months later, she had an appt with him in which she informed him his tumor was shrinking, and she wanted to know what he was doing differently than the other patients she had. but when he was sent to the hospital for a seizure shortly thereafter, january of 09,his last stay at shands, his care was left to floor physicians, residents, i suppose, and she didn't show her face once, even after calls to her office to please arrange for better care for him. i've gone through all the grief phases, i've waited till now to be sure my appraisal of the situation wasn't strictly emotional, but looking back, my husband was not treated well at this facility. shands came highly recommended by a doctor at columbia, but he was clearly misinformed.

flag | Submitted May 1, 2015

5
Cleanliness
5
Facilities
5
Services
5
Value

Best naturopath we found was recommended by Dr Shands and his name is Dr. Bino Rucker. info at rejuvenate-you.org. thanks shands for being soo progressive.

flag | Submitted February 16, 2015

4
Cleanliness
5
Facilities
5
Services
5
Value

Was above and beyond all I anticipated. I was referred for prostate cancer surgery and throughout, I always felt I was their main focus from initial referral appointment, Pre-op, surgery and Post-op consultations. Dr. Su, my surgeon, even personally called ME over a year later to see how I was doing. In 56 years I have NEVER experienced such quality, caring, concern as with Shan's in Gainesville. They even informed me and apologized for my surgeryappointment being 30 minutes behind schedule due to delay during previous case. I could drive from Valdosta (1 1/2 hr one-way) see my doctor and about return home before even seeing a local doctor at S. Ga. Medical Center. I never miss an opportunity to convey my experience or recommend Shan's!!

flag | Submitted December 20, 2014

1
Cleanliness
2
Facilities
2
Services
2
Value

I was not happy with the lack of hopitality. There are no friendly faces and a lot of gossiping and conflict between coworkers. There is no accomidation for parents to stay with their sick child, we traveled almost 200 miles from home to this hospital. The cleanliness is a low my immunocomprimised babys crib had a disney sticker on it when we showed up which indicates it wasnt cleaned well and the IV pole had old blood on it. We came from All Childrens Hospital feeling comfortable with our daughter in the staffs hands to Shands and feeling a number with nurses wanting a paycheck.

flag | Submitted September 27, 2014

5
Cleanliness
5
Facilities
5
Services
4
Value

Was admitted 2004 and 2012. Huge chg in care for very serious surgical stay. The Ent phy. And residents were above any care i have ever rec'd at other hospitals. The S ICU nursing staff was wonderful and took wonderful care of me for 9 days. The general floor nursing was also wonderful. room was not...broken bed etc.

flag | Submitted June 6, 2013

5
Cleanliness
5
Facilities
5
Services
5
Value

I would recommend them. Good care and in non emergency situations, they accurately verify your insurance and warn you if something is not covered. You do not get rude surprises a few weeks later. You know and have opportunity to make informed decisions, which can save a lot of financial heartache. They are honest. Another benefit is that their physicians bill through University of Florida physicians and as far as I know, accept the same insurances as the hospital. I carry a card in wallet saying that, if i cannot express my wishes i would want taken to Shands regardless of which hospital was closest. I think that says a lot for them.

flag | Submitted January 4, 2013

4
Cleanliness
4
Facilities
4
Services
4
Value

Was very pleased here after my surgery

flag | Submitted November 11, 2012

Doctors at Shands At The University Of Florida

Dr. Alan W. Hemming

Dr. Alan W. Hemming

7 reviews

Latest Rating

The worst doctor I have ever met in my life. I would give him a zero rating if I could. He is beyond arrogant and is under the impression that he is some sort of ... Read more

Dr. William A. Friedman

Dr. William A. Friedman

27 reviews

Latest Rating

Dr. Friedman was to do a MVD from trigeminal neuralgia but without my consent he did a rhizotomy. The pain I After surgery was horrible as it caused pain in all th... Read more

Dr. Amanda G. Maxey, Retired

Dr. Amanda G. Maxey, Retired

3 reviews

Latest Rating

Dr. Maxey was very good at talking through the options and creating a real exspectations. Thanks Dr. Maxey, Scott

Dr. David W. Kays

Dr. David W. Kays

3 reviews

Latest Rating

Dr. Kays is an expert, and in my opinion, the best surgeon in the United States, for the treatment of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. He is not only knowledgable, ... Read more

Dr. Gary T. Gossinger

Dr. Gary T. Gossinger

5 reviews

Latest Rating

Dr. G is fantastic. I can't say enough great things about him. He truly cares about his patients. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

Dr. Scott L. Myers

Dr. Scott L. Myers

3 reviews

Latest Rating

Dr. Myers is very knowledgeable in his field. I am extremely pleased with the service he has provided me over the years. He's very compassionate and always concerned... Read more

Dr. Mary C. Grooms

Dr. Mary C. Grooms

2 reviews

Latest Rating

Dr. Grooms is very nice and knowledgeable. As new parents, she has been patient with us and takes good care of our little one. I had one incident with a very rude ... Read more

Dr. John W. Werning

Dr. John W. Werning

4 reviews

Latest Rating

After chemo & radiation for late stage 4 base of tongue cancer, we made appt with Dr Werning for second opinion. Arrived the night before & husband started coughing ... Read more

Dr. Sherrill R. Loring

Dr. Sherrill R. Loring

2 reviews

Latest Rating

I drive all the way from Tallahassee because she's wonderful and very helpful with my MS meds, symptoms, and treatments.

Dr. David A. Weinstein

Dr. David A. Weinstein

1 review

Latest Rating

Awsome! Willing to work with others in collaborative treatment plan. Supportive 7 understanding of patient's evryday life & how a chronic disease affects it.


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