Great Destination Pediatrics

★★★★☆
Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:30pm Closed on Saturday-Sunday
  • 7757 W Deer Valley Rd 275

    Peoria, AZ 85382

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  • 623-878-2800

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  • Pediatricians
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Hours
Monday: 07:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Tuesday: 07:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Wednesday: 07:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Thursday: 07:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Friday: 07:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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I brought my twins into the office today to see Dr. Gettleman for their 4 year check ups. They were both nervous about getting shots.

The office staff is always really friendly and the waiting rooms are filled with toys to play with, along with awesome murals on the walls. By the way, they only had about 5 minutes to play, because we were called back for their appointment on time.

His nurse, Susan is very nice and makes my kids feel comfortable. Dr. Gettleman had them laughing the whole time. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone who is looking for a new pediatrician and appreciates excellent customer service.

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I brought my twins into the office today to see Dr. Gettleman for their 4 year check ups. They were both nervous about getting shots.

The office staff is always really friendly and the waiting rooms are filled with toys to play with, along with awesome murals on the walls. By the way, they only had about 5 minutes to play, because we were called back for their appointment on time.

His nurse, Susan is very nice and makes my kids feel comfortable. Dr. Gettleman had them laughing the whole time. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone who is looking for a new pediatrician and appreciates excellent customer service.

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Our office would like to thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience with our office. Please do not hesitate to contact me if there are ever any problems or concerns. Sincerely, Sharlene Fleming Practice Manager
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I recommended this office to my sister when she had her baby and Im so sorry I did! I started with Dr Shepherd and never had any problems. Then she got more difficult to see so I agreed to see Dr Gettleman...yikes! He definitely makes you feel like a number. Its a race to see how many patients they can cram into one day. He always spends less than 5 minutes with you and doesnt listen. I brought my daughter in for what I thought was a bladder infection. I told him her urine smelled odd in addition to other symptoms. Not once did he even take off her diaper to look, he just gave her a once over and said "she looks fine". I took her to a different doctors office and sure enough, she had a pretty severe infection.
My sister could only get into Dr Lombard. This doctor acts like she doesnt know the first thing about being a doctor. Instead of talking to you she hands you pamphlets and things to read, "Here, just read this."...we could do that at home! Then my sis got unlucky enough to see Dr Gettlemen at the last minute, her daughter had a cough she couldnt shake. Same thing, rush in, rush out, "she looks fine". Needless to say she took her daughter to a different doc for a 2nd opinion. This doc took the time to examine her and do a chest xray and sure enough, the poor thing had beginning stages pneumonia.

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I recommended this office to my sister when she had her baby and Im so sorry I did! I started with Dr Shepherd and never had any problems. Then she got more difficult to see so I agreed to see Dr Gettleman...yikes! He definitely makes you feel like a number. Its a race to see how many patients they can cram into one day. He always spends less than 5 minutes with you and doesnt listen. I brought my daughter in for what I thought was a bladder infection. I told him her urine smelled odd in addition to other symptoms. Not once did he even take off her diaper to look, he just gave her a once over and said "she looks fine". I took her to a different doctors office and sure enough, she had a pretty severe infection.
My sister could only get into Dr Lombard. This doctor acts like she doesnt know the first thing about being a doctor. Instead of talking to you she hands you pamphlets and things to read, "Here, just read this."...we could do that at home! Then my sis got unlucky enough to see Dr Gettlemen at the last minute, her daughter had a cough she couldnt shake. Same thing, rush in, rush out, "she looks fine". Needless to say she took her daughter to a different doc for a 2nd opinion. This doc took the time to examine her and do a chest xray and sure enough, the poor thing had beginning stages pneumonia.

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My son has been sick for over 6 weeks, once seen he was treated with Steroids and breathing treatments. I was told his ears were fine, and everything else looked good. However, after running a 104 fever for two day, I decided on a second option. I took him to another doctor that shared with me he had bronchitis plus an ear infection.
This is not the first incident, but it's the last that will go untreated appropriately.

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My son has been sick for over 6 weeks, once seen he was treated with Steroids and breathing treatments. I was told his ears were fine, and everything else looked good. However, after running a 104 fever for two day, I decided on a second option. I took him to another doctor that shared with me he had bronchitis plus an ear infection.
This is not the first incident, but it's the last that will go untreated appropriately.

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A lot of mixed reviews, but I love this office. The doctors, especially Dr. Gettleman, are great. They are loving caring intelligent people. I have a better experience with much better advise than any of my friends. (he will tell me to do something which works, then I will see my friend doc's say the opposite, and watch the poor results.).
Yes, they do collect the money owed to them, I suppose you could be upset with that. The way I see it, they have an very clean office, with top notch service and deserved to be paid for it.

I did have a issue once, for which I spoke to the office manager, sharlene Fleming. I thought she was wonderful, she listened politely, said she would look into it. called me back and told me why my situation would not occur again.

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★★★★★

A lot of mixed reviews, but I love this office. The doctors, especially Dr. Gettleman, are great. They are loving caring intelligent people. I have a better experience with much better advise than any of my friends. (he will tell me to do something which works, then I will see my friend doc's say the opposite, and watch the poor results.).
Yes, they do collect the money owed to them, I suppose you could be upset with that. The way I see it, they have an very clean office, with top notch service and deserved to be paid for it.

I did have a issue once, for which I spoke to the office manager, sharlene Fleming. I thought she was wonderful, she listened politely, said she would look into it. called me back and told me why my situation would not occur again.

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We have 4 children ages 11 months - 15. Always a rush at Poor Destinations. Never take time to listen. More concerned about the billing than care. Every time I walk out, I'm angry and feel ripped off and more uncertain about my child's care than when I went in.I have to admit, appts are always easy to secure and the waiting room moves quickly, but it feels like a merry-go-round, not a doctors office.I'm done.

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We have 4 children ages 11 months - 15. Always a rush at Poor Destinations. Never take time to listen. More concerned about the billing than care. Every time I walk out, I'm angry and feel ripped off and more uncertain about my child's care than when I went in.I have to admit, appts are always easy to secure and the waiting room moves quickly, but it feels like a merry-go-round, not a doctors office.I'm done.

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After relocating to AZ in 05, it was recommended to me to take my children to Great Destinations. Prior to arriving here, I knew only a few people. It is a 45 min drive to Dr. Gettleman's office from Surprise but worth the drive. Even

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After relocating to AZ in 05, it was recommended to me to take my children to Great Destinations. Prior to arriving here, I knew only a few people. It is a 45 min drive to Dr. Gettleman's office from Surprise but worth the drive. Even

Pros: Wonderful service and care, billing/office accuracy is high, nurse triage always calls back;

Cons: drive time for me is high but worth it!

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I am writing this review in support of Dr. Mark Gettleman. I am a physician myself and as of July 2008, we have a 2 and a half year old daughter and 3 triplet boys that are 4 months of age that see Dr. Gettleman.\r
I am also a

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I am writing this review in support of Dr. Mark Gettleman. I am a physician myself and as of July 2008, we have a 2 and a half year old daughter and 3 triplet boys that are 4 months of age that see Dr. Gettleman.\r
I am also a

Pros: On-time, ample parking, professional and courteous staff

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I completely "disagree" with the Malicious review regarding Dr. Mark Gettleman. I first met him over seven years ago when he instructed the pre-natal class I was a participant in. He was just as knowledgeable and reassuring back then, as

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I completely "disagree" with the Malicious review regarding Dr. Mark Gettleman. I first met him over seven years ago when he instructed the pre-natal class I was a participant in. He was just as knowledgeable and reassuring back then, as

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I have 2 kids that have been going to this office since 2003 and I will never go anywhere else. I consider myself spoiled because any time my son is having asthma problems Dr Prentice gets him and and gets him taken care of. I love this office and think the world of this doctor. On top of a having a great doctor her Ma Rhonda is so wonderful. My children look forward to seeing both of them for sick or healthy visits because they know that they will do whatever they can to make them feel better or smile even bigger before they leave the office. Thank you for all the great work.

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★★★★★

I have 2 kids that have been going to this office since 2003 and I will never go anywhere else. I consider myself spoiled because any time my son is having asthma problems Dr Prentice gets him and and gets him taken care of. I love this office and think the world of this doctor. On top of a having a great doctor her Ma Rhonda is so wonderful. My children look forward to seeing both of them for sick or healthy visits because they know that they will do whatever they can to make them feel better or smile even bigger before they leave the office. Thank you for all the great work.

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Great Destinations has never let me down. All of the staff has been friendly and on the ball each and every time. I have a little girl who is often very ill with respiratory problems and Dr Prentice and her staff have been top notch through each bout we go through. When I need to talk to the nurse I do not have to wait long to get a call back, when I need to get in I am always accommodated and seen in a timely manner. I appreciate that I never feel like a number, the Dr and nurses are never rushing me through the system and all of my questions get good thought out answers. Most importantly my daughter and I feel secure in the care we receive, we know the doctors and staff truly care for the patients and are knowledgeable in the field of pediatric medicine. I can not say enough good about this office. I will forever be thankful to the staff of this practice.

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★★★★★

Great Destinations has never let me down. All of the staff has been friendly and on the ball each and every time. I have a little girl who is often very ill with respiratory problems and Dr Prentice and her staff have been top notch through each bout we go through. When I need to talk to the nurse I do not have to wait long to get a call back, when I need to get in I am always accommodated and seen in a timely manner. I appreciate that I never feel like a number, the Dr and nurses are never rushing me through the system and all of my questions get good thought out answers. Most importantly my daughter and I feel secure in the care we receive, we know the doctors and staff truly care for the patients and are knowledgeable in the field of pediatric medicine. I can not say enough good about this office. I will forever be thankful to the staff of this practice.

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Whatever you do, do not take your child to Dr. Gettleman. I have never received such rude treatment in my life. He may have a good beside manner with children; however, if you don't do things HIS way he gets very nasty. He actually tried

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Whatever you do, do not take your child to Dr. Gettleman. I have never received such rude treatment in my life. He may have a good beside manner with children; however, if you don't do things HIS way he gets very nasty. He actually tried

Pros: good beside manner with children

Cons: rude, employs scare tactics, does not follow recommendations of the WHO, anti-breastfeeding

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it is great! i love it! i cant wait to go back. My kids love to go there. They have a blast. The place is beautiful. everyone who works their is friendly

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it is great! i love it! i cant wait to go back. My kids love to go there. They have a blast. The place is beautiful. everyone who works their is friendly

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I have been going to Great Destinations for over 5 1/2 years now. I have 3 kids ages 5 1/2 to 7 months. I have always liked the doctors there. Always able to get in at a moments notice.

My 7 month old shall I say was my problem child. I must say that if it were not for Dr. Gettleman and his staff, I don't think I would have made it through the last 7 months. I honestly saw Dr. Gettleman 3x in 1 week. What a wonderful doctor, never made me feel like I was a wierdo for going to the doctor 3x in 1 week.

I would highly recommend Great Destinations to anybody and everybody.

PROS: Wonderful and knowledgeable Doctors
CONS:

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I have been going to Great Destinations for over 5 1/2 years now. I have 3 kids ages 5 1/2 to 7 months. I have always liked the doctors there. Always able to get in at a moments notice.

My 7 month old shall I say was my problem child. I must say that if it were not for Dr. Gettleman and his staff, I don't think I would have made it through the last 7 months. I honestly saw Dr. Gettleman 3x in 1 week. What a wonderful doctor, never made me feel like I was a wierdo for going to the doctor 3x in 1 week.

I would highly recommend Great Destinations to anybody and everybody.

PROS: Wonderful and knowledgeable Doctors
CONS:

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My wife and I took our 3 year old daughter and new born preemie twins there for aprox. 4 mos. (4 visits).
the office was clean and the front desk staff friendly and attentive. Having a well room and sick room is nice when monitered closely by staff --( some parents don't know the difference).

The rear examination rooms were clean and also had things to play with for the little ones.

We had difficulty dealing with appointment setting, We did not have phone calls returned within the promised time frame. ( typically 2 hours) and On occasion we didn't receive a call back at all and had to try again.

When calling for the doctor, we could only ever talk with the assistant who would relay the message and get back to us.

We Felt rushed during the examination (like the dr. had to be somewhere else) never feeling that our children were anything more than a number.

We were asked if we had Q's and then were made to feel that our Q's were invalidated or that we were wrong.
On a recent apt. for our preemie twins, we posed a "bye the way" question regarding our 3 year old (who was with us) and the doctor said we needed to make an appt to see her...... Ouch !

When it comes to your childrens' health we look to doctors and their staff for certainty, understanding, & compassion. Being a parent leaves you concerned and nervous enough !

We strongly suggest, & reccomend looking for another office for you and your children if possible.

PROS: Clean and conveniently located
CONS: Not the compassionate, understanding experience you're looking for !

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★★☆☆☆

My wife and I took our 3 year old daughter and new born preemie twins there for aprox. 4 mos. (4 visits).
the office was clean and the front desk staff friendly and attentive. Having a well room and sick room is nice when monitered closely by staff --( some parents don't know the difference).

The rear examination rooms were clean and also had things to play with for the little ones.

We had difficulty dealing with appointment setting, We did not have phone calls returned within the promised time frame. ( typically 2 hours) and On occasion we didn't receive a call back at all and had to try again.

When calling for the doctor, we could only ever talk with the assistant who would relay the message and get back to us.

We Felt rushed during the examination (like the dr. had to be somewhere else) never feeling that our children were anything more than a number.

We were asked if we had Q's and then were made to feel that our Q's were invalidated or that we were wrong.
On a recent apt. for our preemie twins, we posed a "bye the way" question regarding our 3 year old (who was with us) and the doctor said we needed to make an appt to see her...... Ouch !

When it comes to your childrens' health we look to doctors and their staff for certainty, understanding, & compassion. Being a parent leaves you concerned and nervous enough !

We strongly suggest, & reccomend looking for another office for you and your children if possible.

PROS: Clean and conveniently located
CONS: Not the compassionate, understanding experience you're looking for !

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Your kids will love this Pediactric office. The doctor's are so good with kids. The office's are so nicely decorated for kids they will feel more comfortable and relaxed. Parents with kids will like this Dr's Office.

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Your kids will love this Pediactric office. The doctor's are so good with kids. The office's are so nicely decorated for kids they will feel more comfortable and relaxed. Parents with kids will like this Dr's Office.

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Took my child to this office for about a year. The office is very nice with a completely seperate room for well and sick children. They have nicely decorated and themed walls for the children. The doctor's were nice and professional. The doctor's didn't always have answers for me though. I am the type with a lot of questions and I want to the doctors to take their time and answer all my concerns and they didn't always do that. Sometimes they didn't even answer me they would just keep talking about something else or just act like it was no big deal and I didn't like that. Other than that they seemed like good doctors.

PROS: nice office
CONS:

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★★★★☆

Took my child to this office for about a year. The office is very nice with a completely seperate room for well and sick children. They have nicely decorated and themed walls for the children. The doctor's were nice and professional. The doctor's didn't always have answers for me though. I am the type with a lot of questions and I want to the doctors to take their time and answer all my concerns and they didn't always do that. Sometimes they didn't even answer me they would just keep talking about something else or just act like it was no big deal and I didn't like that. Other than that they seemed like good doctors.

PROS: nice office
CONS:

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