Dr. Laura Stevens

★★★☆☆

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DO YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE STEPPING A FOOT INTO THIS SO CALLED OFFICE. SHE ONLY WANTS YOUR $$$$. YOU WILL GET CHARGED WITH SOMETHING THAT YOU DON'T KNOW IF YOUR INSURANCE COVERS IT OR NOT. I was doing my externship THERE FOR SCHOOL AND THE DAY I WAS INTERVIEW FROM LAURA, IT WAS NOT PROFESSIONAL AT ALL. SHE JUST TALKS ABOUT HER FAMILY AND HER SO CALLED EDUCATION AND SHE THINKS SHE IS ALWAYS RIGHT..... I WAS NOT INTERESTED AT ALL. SHE DIDN'T EVEN GO INTO WHAT I WAS SUPPOSE TO DO THERE AS A STUDENT. SHE SUCKS YOU UP IN HER GAME. THE DAY I STARTED AND THE LAST DAY I WORK THERE, I JUST DID STAMPING AND SENDING OFF INSURANCE CLAIMS ALL DAY. THE CURRENT EMPLOYEES THERE NOW HAVE GONE THREW HELL AND BACK WITH THIS LADY. SHE TREATS THE EMPLOYEES LIKE CRAP. IT'S EASY MONEY FOR THEM BECAUSE ALL THEY DO IS STAMP INSURANCE CLAIMS ALL DAY LONG IN THE BACK OFFICE. THERE IS TONS AND TONS OF CLAIMS FROM FAR BACK AS THE LATE 80'S TO TODAY. JUST BECAREFUL FOR THE WAIT TIME BECAUSE YOUR INSURANCE DOES START CHARGING YOU AS SOON AS YOU STEP YOUR FOOT IN THE DOOR AND SHE WILL KEEP TALKING AND TALKING AWAY AS THE CLOCK IS TICKING..... I WOULD NOT EVEN RECOMMEND THIS LADY AT ALL AS YOUR PRIMARY DOCTOR OR DOING YOUR EXTERNSHIP HOURS FOR SCHOOL! GOOD LUCK AND JUST PLEASE DO YOUR HOMEWORK!

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DO YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE STEPPING A FOOT INTO THIS SO CALLED OFFICE. SHE ONLY WANTS YOUR $$$$. YOU WILL GET CHARGED WITH SOMETHING THAT YOU DON'T KNOW IF YOUR INSURANCE COVERS IT OR NOT. I was doing my externship THERE FOR SCHOOL AND THE DAY I WAS INTERVIEW FROM LAURA, IT WAS NOT PROFESSIONAL AT ALL. SHE JUST TALKS ABOUT HER FAMILY AND HER SO CALLED EDUCATION AND SHE THINKS SHE IS ALWAYS RIGHT..... I WAS NOT INTERESTED AT ALL. SHE DIDN'T EVEN GO INTO WHAT I WAS SUPPOSE TO DO THERE AS A STUDENT. SHE SUCKS YOU UP IN HER GAME. THE DAY I STARTED AND THE LAST DAY I WORK THERE, I JUST DID STAMPING AND SENDING OFF INSURANCE CLAIMS ALL DAY. THE CURRENT EMPLOYEES THERE NOW HAVE GONE THREW HELL AND BACK WITH THIS LADY. SHE TREATS THE EMPLOYEES LIKE CRAP. IT'S EASY MONEY FOR THEM BECAUSE ALL THEY DO IS STAMP INSURANCE CLAIMS ALL DAY LONG IN THE BACK OFFICE. THERE IS TONS AND TONS OF CLAIMS FROM FAR BACK AS THE LATE 80'S TO TODAY. JUST BECAREFUL FOR THE WAIT TIME BECAUSE YOUR INSURANCE DOES START CHARGING YOU AS SOON AS YOU STEP YOUR FOOT IN THE DOOR AND SHE WILL KEEP TALKING AND TALKING AWAY AS THE CLOCK IS TICKING..... I WOULD NOT EVEN RECOMMEND THIS LADY AT ALL AS YOUR PRIMARY DOCTOR OR DOING YOUR EXTERNSHIP HOURS FOR SCHOOL! GOOD LUCK AND JUST PLEASE DO YOUR HOMEWORK!

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Dr. Laura Stevens is absolutely wonderful! She is by far the best doctor in this area! She has been so good to me and my husband and we are so thankful to have found her! The office is very nice and the staff are very professional and friendly. There is plenty of parking. We were able to get an appointment the same day we called! And there was hardly any wait time. Dr. Stevens made us feel very comfortable and right at home. She took her time with us to welcome us and go over our chart and examine us thoroughly. My husband and I both had Bronchitis and she did such a good job listening to us, diagnosing us, and treating us. Her smile and her compassion are the best, and so comforting, she is an excellent doctor. She is genuine, caring, very smart, and funny. I could sing her praises all day. I can tell that she truly cares about her patients unlike many other doctors in this area. We moved here from out of state this summer and we had been searching for a good doctor for awhile. Many places that we called, like palo alto medical foundation, were impossible to get an appointment with and even when we did get an appointment the doctors and staff there were worthless. After dealing with the frustration of palo alto medical we decided to look for a new doctor and that's when we found Dr. Stevens. We absolutely love Dr. Stevens, we are so lucky to have her, she is the best and we recommend her to everyone.

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Dr. Laura Stevens is absolutely wonderful! She is by far the best doctor in this area! She has been so good to me and my husband and we are so thankful to have found her! The office is very nice and the staff are very professional and friendly. There is plenty of parking. We were able to get an appointment the same day we called! And there was hardly any wait time. Dr. Stevens made us feel very comfortable and right at home. She took her time with us to welcome us and go over our chart and examine us thoroughly. My husband and I both had Bronchitis and she did such a good job listening to us, diagnosing us, and treating us. Her smile and her compassion are the best, and so comforting, she is an excellent doctor. She is genuine, caring, very smart, and funny. I could sing her praises all day. I can tell that she truly cares about her patients unlike many other doctors in this area. We moved here from out of state this summer and we had been searching for a good doctor for awhile. Many places that we called, like palo alto medical foundation, were impossible to get an appointment with and even when we did get an appointment the doctors and staff there were worthless. After dealing with the frustration of palo alto medical we decided to look for a new doctor and that's when we found Dr. Stevens. We absolutely love Dr. Stevens, we are so lucky to have her, she is the best and we recommend her to everyone.

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This Doctor JUST WANTS YOUR MONEY AND TO CHARGE YOUR INSURANCE WITH TEST THAT YOU DON'T NEED SAME TEST OVER ND OVER AGAIN ! TALKS TOOO MUCH ITS ANNOYING ! FIND AN OTHER DOCTOR IN SUNNYVALE THAT CARES ABOUT YOU HEALTH NOT MONEY ! BAD CHOICE TO WALK IN HER OFFICE

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This Doctor JUST WANTS YOUR MONEY AND TO CHARGE YOUR INSURANCE WITH TEST THAT YOU DON'T NEED SAME TEST OVER ND OVER AGAIN ! TALKS TOOO MUCH ITS ANNOYING ! FIND AN OTHER DOCTOR IN SUNNYVALE THAT CARES ABOUT YOU HEALTH NOT MONEY ! BAD CHOICE TO WALK IN HER OFFICE

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I was recently reviewing my medical records to see if my FSA payments were in order and what do I find some $9000 charge from 1999, from a BEA medical group, after goggling it I found it was Dr Stevens, when I came to this country I thought I will get a full physical as the insurance covers that once a year, I just selected this doctor from the insurance preferred list, BIG MISTAKE, we would go to her office and wait for on average of 2 hours and non-stop tests for months with referral to specialists .
Consider I was in my 20s and perfectly healthy, this was just a precautionary check.
After about 2 -3 months the ordeal was over and result- everything is fine.
During the visits she always used to talk how I didn??t had a muscular body as her teenage son, weirdo
I recently again had a full physical after 10 years and it took hardly 1 hour and few tests.
I am not paying this hack, Stay away

I agree with another reviewer about the money room and the chatty cathy, she will keep talking about her family and would be billing me for the torture of listening to her stories.

I remember every time I went she would ask me to do the blow test for lung capacity, without telling how to do it, I kept blowing slowly for as long as I could, apparently you are supposed to do a single big blow, do you really need to do it every time, no wonder the medical costs in this country are so screwed up due to such frauds as Laura Stevens.

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I was recently reviewing my medical records to see if my FSA payments were in order and what do I find some $9000 charge from 1999, from a BEA medical group, after goggling it I found it was Dr Stevens, when I came to this country I thought I will get a full physical as the insurance covers that once a year, I just selected this doctor from the insurance preferred list, BIG MISTAKE, we would go to her office and wait for on average of 2 hours and non-stop tests for months with referral to specialists .
Consider I was in my 20s and perfectly healthy, this was just a precautionary check.
After about 2 -3 months the ordeal was over and result- everything is fine.
During the visits she always used to talk how I didn??t had a muscular body as her teenage son, weirdo
I recently again had a full physical after 10 years and it took hardly 1 hour and few tests.
I am not paying this hack, Stay away

I agree with another reviewer about the money room and the chatty cathy, she will keep talking about her family and would be billing me for the torture of listening to her stories.

I remember every time I went she would ask me to do the blow test for lung capacity, without telling how to do it, I kept blowing slowly for as long as I could, apparently you are supposed to do a single big blow, do you really need to do it every time, no wonder the medical costs in this country are so screwed up due to such frauds as Laura Stevens.

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Dr. Stevens was my doctor when I lived in the Sunnyvale area. For a while I was seeing her on a cash basis when my insurance would not cover her practice (which was quite reasonable at the time and well worth it).

I would agree with the reviews here: she is sharp, she will get to the bottom of your problems, she will refer you to very good specialists and surgeons as needed, but she does chatter and throw herself off schedule. The testing can be a bit over the top, but she also drastically changed my life for the better by discovering a problem I didn't know I had, saving me more expensive incorrect diagnoses and complications further down the line.

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★★★★☆

Dr. Stevens was my doctor when I lived in the Sunnyvale area. For a while I was seeing her on a cash basis when my insurance would not cover her practice (which was quite reasonable at the time and well worth it).

I would agree with the reviews here: she is sharp, she will get to the bottom of your problems, she will refer you to very good specialists and surgeons as needed, but she does chatter and throw herself off schedule. The testing can be a bit over the top, but she also drastically changed my life for the better by discovering a problem I didn't know I had, saving me more expensive incorrect diagnoses and complications further down the line.

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One of the problems with Employer insurance is that they can change from year to year. So my employer changed and my old doc was not on "the list." So I found Dr. Stevens from online reviews. She was on "the list." Well one additional thing that changed was i went to a high deductible with HSA type of insurance. That means that I paid for almost everything until the deductible was met ($4000) ouch. I didn't know that at the time and I guess neither did Dr. Stevens (or maybe she did) so I spent way more than I should have.

The 1st thing you do at her office is take a trip down to the money room. This is the room where they hook you up to PC controlled blood pressure cuff. Then you blow into a horn. Finally they measure your muscle density with this gizmo placed against your bicep muscle. Total cost close to $400 for less then 5 min in the room. Now you know why I call it the money room. Every visit starts with a trip to the money room.

Then its time for lab work. They don't send you off they take samples there and send them out with additional mark up for their trouble. It's much cheaper to go to Quest Diagnostics than have Dr. Stevens office do it.

Dr. Stevens has a terrific system honed over the years. She knows your history and she always follows up with a "did you do this" for each of her assignments that she gave you at the last visit. Unfortunately for me I know more about her family and history than she knows about mine. She will spend lots of time with you (for which your insurance company will be billed) but she really is a chatty Cathy and talked more about herself than about me. I could have spent half the time with her that I did.

If your insurance is one of those that pay everything but the co-pay then your probably isolated from the bill. If not and you have a high deductible your really need to pay close attention cause she certainly isn't interested in containing costs. That has to be your job.

Please note that I like Dr. Stevens and she gives great service and is very interested in your health. Just beware that you may end up paying more than necessary if you don't pay attention.

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★★★☆☆

One of the problems with Employer insurance is that they can change from year to year. So my employer changed and my old doc was not on "the list." So I found Dr. Stevens from online reviews. She was on "the list." Well one additional thing that changed was i went to a high deductible with HSA type of insurance. That means that I paid for almost everything until the deductible was met ($4000) ouch. I didn't know that at the time and I guess neither did Dr. Stevens (or maybe she did) so I spent way more than I should have.

The 1st thing you do at her office is take a trip down to the money room. This is the room where they hook you up to PC controlled blood pressure cuff. Then you blow into a horn. Finally they measure your muscle density with this gizmo placed against your bicep muscle. Total cost close to $400 for less then 5 min in the room. Now you know why I call it the money room. Every visit starts with a trip to the money room.

Then its time for lab work. They don't send you off they take samples there and send them out with additional mark up for their trouble. It's much cheaper to go to Quest Diagnostics than have Dr. Stevens office do it.

Dr. Stevens has a terrific system honed over the years. She knows your history and she always follows up with a "did you do this" for each of her assignments that she gave you at the last visit. Unfortunately for me I know more about her family and history than she knows about mine. She will spend lots of time with you (for which your insurance company will be billed) but she really is a chatty Cathy and talked more about herself than about me. I could have spent half the time with her that I did.

If your insurance is one of those that pay everything but the co-pay then your probably isolated from the bill. If not and you have a high deductible your really need to pay close attention cause she certainly isn't interested in containing costs. That has to be your job.

Please note that I like Dr. Stevens and she gives great service and is very interested in your health. Just beware that you may end up paying more than necessary if you don't pay attention.

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Dr. Stevens IS fantastic. In 2001 I went into the hospital with terrible stomach pains. When I got to Kaiser they told me I may have gall stones. After a few hours I was passing out and getting hot and cold. The Dr. there did not want to take an xray. After a few more hours they finally got a hold of Dr. Stevens who knew my history and that I had had Hodgkins and had my spleen removed. She deduced on the phone that my intestine had fallen into the "hole" where my spleen was. She called gastro (something) Dr. who operated before I went septic and saved my life.Dr. Stevens is OUTSTANDING

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Dr. Stevens IS fantastic. In 2001 I went into the hospital with terrible stomach pains. When I got to Kaiser they told me I may have gall stones. After a few hours I was passing out and getting hot and cold. The Dr. there did not want to take an xray. After a few more hours they finally got a hold of Dr. Stevens who knew my history and that I had had Hodgkins and had my spleen removed. She deduced on the phone that my intestine had fallen into the "hole" where my spleen was. She called gastro (something) Dr. who operated before I went septic and saved my life.Dr. Stevens is OUTSTANDING

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I was shock with a bill amount about $600 just to see her for a common cold. And she is not a very good listener. Make sure the cahrges before seeing her.

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I was shock with a bill amount about $600 just to see her for a common cold. And she is not a very good listener. Make sure the cahrges before seeing her.

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Dr. Stevens is fantastic. I've been to more than my fair share of doctors w/wrong diagnosis. Due to my ever changing health plans, over the years I've been forced to venture out and try other doctors. In the end I always end up going to Dr. Stevens to get the correct diagnosis. Unfortunately, she tends on the side of ordering more tests than the insurance companies would like, so it's difficult to see her w/out notices of declined medical insurance coverage. I feel bad she doesn't get paid most of the time! She's just doing her job folks!.

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★★★★★

Dr. Stevens is fantastic. I've been to more than my fair share of doctors w/wrong diagnosis. Due to my ever changing health plans, over the years I've been forced to venture out and try other doctors. In the end I always end up going to Dr. Stevens to get the correct diagnosis. Unfortunately, she tends on the side of ordering more tests than the insurance companies would like, so it's difficult to see her w/out notices of declined medical insurance coverage. I feel bad she doesn't get paid most of the time! She's just doing her job folks!.

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Dr. Stevens has been my doctor off and on for the past 13 or so years (off, when the insurance companies get upset with her for authorizing things that need to be done and refuse to allow me to use her), and she is persistant, caring, and will not give up until an accurate diagnosis is made. No matter what the insurance companies say, she is the first one I will go to if I suspect I have something serious!! She really cares about each and every patient, and is a true country doctor.

PROS: Stanford educated, capable of finding anything no matter how difficult!
CONS: Runs late always as she loves to chat! Don't go there in a hurry!

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★★★★★

Dr. Stevens has been my doctor off and on for the past 13 or so years (off, when the insurance companies get upset with her for authorizing things that need to be done and refuse to allow me to use her), and she is persistant, caring, and will not give up until an accurate diagnosis is made. No matter what the insurance companies say, she is the first one I will go to if I suspect I have something serious!! She really cares about each and every patient, and is a true country doctor.

PROS: Stanford educated, capable of finding anything no matter how difficult!
CONS: Runs late always as she loves to chat! Don't go there in a hurry!

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