Brandi K. Alt, DO

★★★★☆
  • 135 Commonwealth Drive Suite 300

    Greenville, SC 29615

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  • 864-675-1190

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Dr. Alt is highly unprofessional and incompetent as a physician. As she examined me for my annual exam, she was giggly and made comments like, "Oh my gosh, you are SO skinny!" and "I've always wanted to diagnose you with something." (I'm 5'6" and a size 2). I was in perfect health, but she told me (still in her casual, giggly manner) that she thought I had a serious connective tissue disorder (which can be fatal) based on my being thin. She sent me to see a specialist, who ruled out her highly speculative diagnosis within minutes, but not before her theory had wreaked havoc on my life. I am still shocked at how irresponsibly she acted. If you want a doctor who is caring, professional, and treats you with dignity, this is not the doctor for you.

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Dr. Alt is highly unprofessional and incompetent as a physician. As she examined me for my annual exam, she was giggly and made comments like, "Oh my gosh, you are SO skinny!" and "I've always wanted to diagnose you with something." (I'm 5'6" and a size 2). I was in perfect health, but she told me (still in her casual, giggly manner) that she thought I had a serious connective tissue disorder (which can be fatal) based on my being thin. She sent me to see a specialist, who ruled out her highly speculative diagnosis within minutes, but not before her theory had wreaked havoc on my life. I am still shocked at how irresponsibly she acted. If you want a doctor who is caring, professional, and treats you with dignity, this is not the doctor for you.

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They should really be called Hitler's Center for women. I did not see Dr. ALT, I saw Dr. Bradly but every woman deserves the right to know what she is getting into once she walks into that office.It is super easy to get an appointment, they will see you when they see you once you get there. I waited one time for almost two hours because they had ONE doctor there. I had really bad braxton hicks contractions for the last two weeks of my third pregnancy, I had high blood pressure (which they rolled me on my side to get it to come down and then put me on a monitor for almost an hour because the baby was going crazy) and then told me to go home and rest. WOULD NOT PUT ME OUT OF WORK because didn't feel it was medically necessary. With high blood pressure. I had to have a c-section because the baby was over ten pounds. At my 6 week check up, I explained to Dr. Bradley that my incision still kind of hurt on the inside and that I had a hard time running after my other children and that I thought I needed a little more time before returning to work to be sure I could do it. HE WOULD NOT GIVE ME THE 12 WEEKS that is common practice in the rest of the OB/GYN world. He literally told me that I was a big girl and I could handle it. I know my body. And when you have a baby CUT out of you 6 weeks ago, where you almost had to have a blood transfusion because you lost so much blood - you let me know how you feel...and if you feel like going to work full time. Dr. Bradly you should be ashamed.

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They should really be called Hitler's Center for women. I did not see Dr. ALT, I saw Dr. Bradly but every woman deserves the right to know what she is getting into once she walks into that office.It is super easy to get an appointment, they will see you when they see you once you get there. I waited one time for almost two hours because they had ONE doctor there. I had really bad braxton hicks contractions for the last two weeks of my third pregnancy, I had high blood pressure (which they rolled me on my side to get it to come down and then put me on a monitor for almost an hour because the baby was going crazy) and then told me to go home and rest. WOULD NOT PUT ME OUT OF WORK because didn't feel it was medically necessary. With high blood pressure. I had to have a c-section because the baby was over ten pounds. At my 6 week check up, I explained to Dr. Bradley that my incision still kind of hurt on the inside and that I had a hard time running after my other children and that I thought I needed a little more time before returning to work to be sure I could do it. HE WOULD NOT GIVE ME THE 12 WEEKS that is common practice in the rest of the OB/GYN world. He literally told me that I was a big girl and I could handle it. I know my body. And when you have a baby CUT out of you 6 weeks ago, where you almost had to have a blood transfusion because you lost so much blood - you let me know how you feel...and if you feel like going to work full time. Dr. Bradly you should be ashamed.

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I have gone to Highlands Center for women and soon will deliver my third child with them. The doctors are all great but I really enjoy seeing their nurse practitioner as well. We have gotten to know each other pretty well over my past pregnancies! I hope everyone takes the opportunity to meet her and appreciate her high energy and caring. She provides good care and great laughs during your visit. She likes what she does and it shows!

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I have gone to Highlands Center for women and soon will deliver my third child with them. The doctors are all great but I really enjoy seeing their nurse practitioner as well. We have gotten to know each other pretty well over my past pregnancies! I hope everyone takes the opportunity to meet her and appreciate her high energy and caring. She provides good care and great laughs during your visit. She likes what she does and it shows!

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I switched to HCW in my 4th pregnancy because i wanted to deliver at St Francis women's. I never saw the nurse practicioner mainly because I asked to see a doctor instead. I never did see every doctor though because I transferred around 20 weeks. They were also willing to go by an early ultrasound for the *estimated* due date instead of by LMP because I ovulate late. I had had 3 previous sections before this pregnancy, however only 2 were medically necessary, so I did let their office schedule a repeat section for me at 39 weeks. At 36 weeks I saw Dr. Koefed and she wanted an ultrasound, probably because I measured ahead and she thought my baby was huge, which he wasn't. She said she thought I had accreta and tried to scare the crap out of me with horror stories from her training. I was never really sure I wanted a repeat section but I went to see the specialist. And I also asked for a second opinion because more than one opinion is always good, it sure doesn't hurt. So I only saw Dr. Alt the week before my surgery was scheduled and because of the 2-3% chance of accreta, she wanted to me to switch to main GHS because they have better equipment and procedures there. But they wanted me to have urethra stints put in and then femoral catheters in case I started to bleed bad during the surgery. I said that I would talk with the doctor but was not sure I wanted all that done with a 2-3% chance. I went in labor 2 days before the surgery was scheduled and when I called the hospital and the after hours nurse saying I was coming in because i was bleeding, they said for me to stay home and I had to explain that the doctors made it out like i was an emergency if I went in labor. Long story short I was not an emergency because I was in the hospital for 2 days in labor and no one rushed me to the OR for a 2-3% chance of accreta. I did have the urethra stints, but the femoral catheters could never be placed because i was dehydrated. It took Dr. Lebel and Dr. Alt 48 mintues to get my son out because my uterus and bladder were adhered together, and that was the abnormal blood flow seen on ultrasound, not accreta. I do regret having the urethra stints put in because I passed large blood clots out of my urethra afterwards. But the doctors did a low transverse skin incision for me, and it was a major upgrade compared to the vertical one i had previously. I can barely see my incision. Dr. Lebel is a great surgeon. I am not sure about how the surgery went since Dr. Lebel was my main surgeon and Dr. Alt was assisting. But Dr. Alt was very friendly and honest and didn't rush me out of the room. I always have the longest wait for Dr. Lebel than any of the other doctors.

But i recommend that women go to a birth center in greenville with a midwife if they haven't had a section. midwives are much better about the office visit and not forcing women into unnecessary surgeries. VBACs are legal and women have the right to try no matter how many sections they have had. However, doctors in this area are trying to take away women's rights by scheduling an unnecessary section. Women should wait for labor and then only choose to have a section themselves if something medically goes wrong. I am so glad that I went into labor before I chose the section because my baby got all the hormones he needed and so did I.

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I switched to HCW in my 4th pregnancy because i wanted to deliver at St Francis women's. I never saw the nurse practicioner mainly because I asked to see a doctor instead. I never did see every doctor though because I transferred around 20 weeks. They were also willing to go by an early ultrasound for the *estimated* due date instead of by LMP because I ovulate late. I had had 3 previous sections before this pregnancy, however only 2 were medically necessary, so I did let their office schedule a repeat section for me at 39 weeks. At 36 weeks I saw Dr. Koefed and she wanted an ultrasound, probably because I measured ahead and she thought my baby was huge, which he wasn't. She said she thought I had accreta and tried to scare the crap out of me with horror stories from her training. I was never really sure I wanted a repeat section but I went to see the specialist. And I also asked for a second opinion because more than one opinion is always good, it sure doesn't hurt. So I only saw Dr. Alt the week before my surgery was scheduled and because of the 2-3% chance of accreta, she wanted to me to switch to main GHS because they have better equipment and procedures there. But they wanted me to have urethra stints put in and then femoral catheters in case I started to bleed bad during the surgery. I said that I would talk with the doctor but was not sure I wanted all that done with a 2-3% chance. I went in labor 2 days before the surgery was scheduled and when I called the hospital and the after hours nurse saying I was coming in because i was bleeding, they said for me to stay home and I had to explain that the doctors made it out like i was an emergency if I went in labor. Long story short I was not an emergency because I was in the hospital for 2 days in labor and no one rushed me to the OR for a 2-3% chance of accreta. I did have the urethra stints, but the femoral catheters could never be placed because i was dehydrated. It took Dr. Lebel and Dr. Alt 48 mintues to get my son out because my uterus and bladder were adhered together, and that was the abnormal blood flow seen on ultrasound, not accreta. I do regret having the urethra stints put in because I passed large blood clots out of my urethra afterwards. But the doctors did a low transverse skin incision for me, and it was a major upgrade compared to the vertical one i had previously. I can barely see my incision. Dr. Lebel is a great surgeon. I am not sure about how the surgery went since Dr. Lebel was my main surgeon and Dr. Alt was assisting. But Dr. Alt was very friendly and honest and didn't rush me out of the room. I always have the longest wait for Dr. Lebel than any of the other doctors.

But i recommend that women go to a birth center in greenville with a midwife if they haven't had a section. midwives are much better about the office visit and not forcing women into unnecessary surgeries. VBACs are legal and women have the right to try no matter how many sections they have had. However, doctors in this area are trying to take away women's rights by scheduling an unnecessary section. Women should wait for labor and then only choose to have a section themselves if something medically goes wrong. I am so glad that I went into labor before I chose the section because my baby got all the hormones he needed and so did I.

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I am a patient now and was for my first two pregnancies as well. I always get an ob nurse on the first call so I don't know what the complaints about unreturned messages are all about. Furthermore, every ob practice in Greenville now has at least 6 ob doctors (the number at Highlands) and you are going to "rotate" through them no matter where you are. The bottom line is, when a patient is participating in care, do they do a good job. I have to say yes they do. The realities of obstetrics liability and malpractice insurance costs make it very difficult to stay in ob and make it reasonably financially worth all the long hours on call and many years of expensive education. These doctors are in it because they love it. Otherwise, they could switch to gynecology only and have a much better profit margin (lower insurance costs) and no long nights on call. The complaints I'm seeing are purely emotionally based, which is understandable, but for me, the safest outcome for mom and baby is my primary concern and Highlands meets that need. I have had both my babies in my mid to late 30s with various complications and each was handled in the safest way possible by Highlands. I had preterm labor as well and called first thing I noticed one bit of fluid leaking and sure enough they called me right in and examined me and put me right in the hospital. I lost my plug that day and it was birthday for son #2 that afternoon.

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I am a patient now and was for my first two pregnancies as well. I always get an ob nurse on the first call so I don't know what the complaints about unreturned messages are all about. Furthermore, every ob practice in Greenville now has at least 6 ob doctors (the number at Highlands) and you are going to "rotate" through them no matter where you are. The bottom line is, when a patient is participating in care, do they do a good job. I have to say yes they do. The realities of obstetrics liability and malpractice insurance costs make it very difficult to stay in ob and make it reasonably financially worth all the long hours on call and many years of expensive education. These doctors are in it because they love it. Otherwise, they could switch to gynecology only and have a much better profit margin (lower insurance costs) and no long nights on call. The complaints I'm seeing are purely emotionally based, which is understandable, but for me, the safest outcome for mom and baby is my primary concern and Highlands meets that need. I have had both my babies in my mid to late 30s with various complications and each was handled in the safest way possible by Highlands. I had preterm labor as well and called first thing I noticed one bit of fluid leaking and sure enough they called me right in and examined me and put me right in the hospital. I lost my plug that day and it was birthday for son #2 that afternoon.

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I've had nothing but good experiences with Highlands. I was a high-risk pregnancy because of advanced maternal age, and they treated me very well. I credit Dr Lebel with saving my life and my baby's, after a series of mishaps with the hospital where I delivered and the attending anaesthesiologist. Yes, you usually do have to leave a message on the machine unless it's an emergency, but you also have to be sure to leave all of the pertinent information CLEARLY and succinctly, so that they know whom to call, and what it's about. I agree that you have to take responsibility for your own care--keep calling if necessary. In any event, all of the doctors I saw during my pregnancy (and since) have been stellar, have listened to me and answered my questions. Incidentally, as far as the "rotating through 9 doctors" thing is concerned, I hadn't even met Dr Lebel before she stepped in and saved my life--much like an emergency room doctor you typically never meet beforehand. I have absolutely no problem with the fact that I'd never met her before, and my C-section scar is barely visible. And oh yeah, I'm still alive, and my daughter is too. Dr Lebel is terrific, and the rest of the doctors there are, too.

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I've had nothing but good experiences with Highlands. I was a high-risk pregnancy because of advanced maternal age, and they treated me very well. I credit Dr Lebel with saving my life and my baby's, after a series of mishaps with the hospital where I delivered and the attending anaesthesiologist. Yes, you usually do have to leave a message on the machine unless it's an emergency, but you also have to be sure to leave all of the pertinent information CLEARLY and succinctly, so that they know whom to call, and what it's about. I agree that you have to take responsibility for your own care--keep calling if necessary. In any event, all of the doctors I saw during my pregnancy (and since) have been stellar, have listened to me and answered my questions. Incidentally, as far as the "rotating through 9 doctors" thing is concerned, I hadn't even met Dr Lebel before she stepped in and saved my life--much like an emergency room doctor you typically never meet beforehand. I have absolutely no problem with the fact that I'd never met her before, and my C-section scar is barely visible. And oh yeah, I'm still alive, and my daughter is too. Dr Lebel is terrific, and the rest of the doctors there are, too.

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I have been a patient at the Highland Center for Women for almost 20 yrs. Dr Godwin has been my primary Dr there. I have had no problems with the births of my three children, and believe that my care was wonderful. During each of my pregnancies, I have never had a problem seeing a doctor when needed. I continue to go now for GYN needs, and have nothing but the best to say about them. Dr. Godwin has NEVER rushed me, and has always listened to everything I said, questioned, etc... As well, his nurse Teresa is top notch. Look, you go to the Doctor to see the Doctor, not the receptionist!

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I have been a patient at the Highland Center for Women for almost 20 yrs. Dr Godwin has been my primary Dr there. I have had no problems with the births of my three children, and believe that my care was wonderful. During each of my pregnancies, I have never had a problem seeing a doctor when needed. I continue to go now for GYN needs, and have nothing but the best to say about them. Dr. Godwin has NEVER rushed me, and has always listened to everything I said, questioned, etc... As well, his nurse Teresa is top notch. Look, you go to the Doctor to see the Doctor, not the receptionist!

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I had a good pregnancy, but a very hard and traumatic delivery. There were a lot of things that could have been done differently while I was in labor, delivering my child, and the care I was given shortly after delivery.

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I had a good pregnancy, but a very hard and traumatic delivery. There were a lot of things that could have been done differently while I was in labor, delivering my child, and the care I was given shortly after delivery.

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I have been a patient at HCW for nearly 10 years now. I am a patient of Dr. David Godwin's. He delivered both of my daughters. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Dr. Godwin. He is through with his examinations. He will stay and talk. If you are still not happy with any of your treatments, medications, etc., he will schedule personal office time with you. You can go into his office, sit down and discuss what is going on. He listens. He expresses concern. He has a great bed-side manner in the office and in the delivery room. He eases my fear of doctor's visits and hospital visits. As for the entire office, they are very busy. You do have to wait. Come prepared to wait. No matter how long the wait, I feel it is worth it. Wouldn't you want a doctor to stay in a room with you and listen to your issues/problems/concerns rather than treat you like a product on an assembly line and get you in and out without addressing your questions?? The doctors take their time with the patients. Not many doctors do that now. I prefer to wait 30-45 min in the waiting area knowing full well I'm going to get quality time with my doctor. I come prepared knowing I am going to be in for a long wait. Bring a good book, magazines, etc. But also know you're going to be given top quality care as well!

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I have been a patient at HCW for nearly 10 years now. I am a patient of Dr. David Godwin's. He delivered both of my daughters. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Dr. Godwin. He is through with his examinations. He will stay and talk. If you are still not happy with any of your treatments, medications, etc., he will schedule personal office time with you. You can go into his office, sit down and discuss what is going on. He listens. He expresses concern. He has a great bed-side manner in the office and in the delivery room. He eases my fear of doctor's visits and hospital visits. As for the entire office, they are very busy. You do have to wait. Come prepared to wait. No matter how long the wait, I feel it is worth it. Wouldn't you want a doctor to stay in a room with you and listen to your issues/problems/concerns rather than treat you like a product on an assembly line and get you in and out without addressing your questions?? The doctors take their time with the patients. Not many doctors do that now. I prefer to wait 30-45 min in the waiting area knowing full well I'm going to get quality time with my doctor. I come prepared knowing I am going to be in for a long wait. Bring a good book, magazines, etc. But also know you're going to be given top quality care as well!

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Dr. Alt is the Dr. at Highlands I've seen the most of through my pregnancy so far. She is probably one of the better doctors in general I've encountered over the years in a standard setting. (I've not had to see her in an emergency setting). She pays attention to my concerns and provides thoughtful and knowledgeable answers to questions. One thing I've noticed is that she has a more overall systemic view of my health and approach in how to handle my care than I've run across in the past, which I really like.

As for Highlands, I've had a good experience there. It's true. Their office is very much streamlined to save time and I feel they do that for both their own and my benefit, which I appreciate. In many Dr.'s offices over the years, I've gotten the impression that they practice feels that your time isn't worth anything. Highlands seems to realize that much like their time has worth, yours does too. That doesn't mean I haven't had to wait, ever, it just means that they do their level best and more often than not succeed in minimizing my wait time. They've been nothing but nice, knowledgeable and efficient. With the exception of one occasion, all of my questions and concerns have been attended to and addressed.

Trish

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Dr. Alt is the Dr. at Highlands I've seen the most of through my pregnancy so far. She is probably one of the better doctors in general I've encountered over the years in a standard setting. (I've not had to see her in an emergency setting). She pays attention to my concerns and provides thoughtful and knowledgeable answers to questions. One thing I've noticed is that she has a more overall systemic view of my health and approach in how to handle my care than I've run across in the past, which I really like.

As for Highlands, I've had a good experience there. It's true. Their office is very much streamlined to save time and I feel they do that for both their own and my benefit, which I appreciate. In many Dr.'s offices over the years, I've gotten the impression that they practice feels that your time isn't worth anything. Highlands seems to realize that much like their time has worth, yours does too. That doesn't mean I haven't had to wait, ever, it just means that they do their level best and more often than not succeed in minimizing my wait time. They've been nothing but nice, knowledgeable and efficient. With the exception of one occasion, all of my questions and concerns have been attended to and addressed.

Trish

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Highlands Center is Great. They are my doctors and have taken excellent care of me during two pregnancies and with all my GYN needs for the last 10 years. The office is big and busy. To the people complaining about seeing the NP and not the MD during their OB visits, I know for a fact if you request it you will been seen by the doctor. I only saw the NP once and that was b/c I didn't want to wait on the doc. If they don't return your calls leave another message. If you don't get your lab results call and ask for them. They don't make money from the pregnancy blood test. They are done by an independant lab and it would be against the law as a conflict of interest if they had a financial interest in the lab work. I don't "love" all of the doctors in the practice although I think they are all competent caring docs. The key is to find the one who fits with you and stick with them. As for the other practice slandering HCW, you should think twice about them. I wonder what they say about you when you leave? I happen to work with the OB docs in greenville as a nurse at one of the local hospitals. Most all of the docs are good and any of them may be the right choice for you. To the person who miscarried at 16 weeks, I am so sorry for you. There is not an excuse for your concerns to be dismissed and I agree the nurse was probably wrong. However if your water broke at 16 weeks there is nothing the doctors could do to save your pregnancy at that point any way, no matter how quickly they saw you. I guess my point to all of you is no matter who your doctor is you must take responsibility for your on healthcare. Ask questions, do research, make follow up phone calls yourself if they don't call you, leave 2nd, 3rd and 4th messages until they return your call, don't allow yourself to be ignored. If you take your healthcare into your on hands you shouldn't have anyone to blame but yourself if you are not satisfied. Be nice remember they nicer you are to them the better they will treat you. For those of you who hate the impersonality of the giant groups may I recommend Dr. Pandya.

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Highlands Center is Great. They are my doctors and have taken excellent care of me during two pregnancies and with all my GYN needs for the last 10 years. The office is big and busy. To the people complaining about seeing the NP and not the MD during their OB visits, I know for a fact if you request it you will been seen by the doctor. I only saw the NP once and that was b/c I didn't want to wait on the doc. If they don't return your calls leave another message. If you don't get your lab results call and ask for them. They don't make money from the pregnancy blood test. They are done by an independant lab and it would be against the law as a conflict of interest if they had a financial interest in the lab work. I don't "love" all of the doctors in the practice although I think they are all competent caring docs. The key is to find the one who fits with you and stick with them. As for the other practice slandering HCW, you should think twice about them. I wonder what they say about you when you leave? I happen to work with the OB docs in greenville as a nurse at one of the local hospitals. Most all of the docs are good and any of them may be the right choice for you. To the person who miscarried at 16 weeks, I am so sorry for you. There is not an excuse for your concerns to be dismissed and I agree the nurse was probably wrong. However if your water broke at 16 weeks there is nothing the doctors could do to save your pregnancy at that point any way, no matter how quickly they saw you. I guess my point to all of you is no matter who your doctor is you must take responsibility for your on healthcare. Ask questions, do research, make follow up phone calls yourself if they don't call you, leave 2nd, 3rd and 4th messages until they return your call, don't allow yourself to be ignored. If you take your healthcare into your on hands you shouldn't have anyone to blame but yourself if you are not satisfied. Be nice remember they nicer you are to them the better they will treat you. For those of you who hate the impersonality of the giant groups may I recommend Dr. Pandya.

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I switched over to Highlands after I had a miscarriage and m y previous doctor would n ot return the ER doctor nor my calls. Dr. Methrell is absolutely wonderful. He takes his time with me and patiently answers all my questions. His nurse Cynthia is always nice and helpful and returns my calls in a very timely matter. I have never had a problem scheduling an appointment with them. I highly reccommend Highlands!!

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I switched over to Highlands after I had a miscarriage and m y previous doctor would n ot return the ER doctor nor my calls. Dr. Methrell is absolutely wonderful. He takes his time with me and patiently answers all my questions. His nurse Cynthia is always nice and helpful and returns my calls in a very timely matter. I have never had a problem scheduling an appointment with them. I highly reccommend Highlands!!

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i am 28 and have been going to the highlands center since before i can even remember. i have had coloposcopy and leep procedures done there which proved to be successful - no more abnormal pap smears. i am now 12 weeks pregnant and although i feel like the office is a little overbooked at times, i see it as the fact that they're trying to help as MANY people as possible. if you've never been pregnant before you have NO idea what it's like to be in a panic and want to be fit in for an appointment. granted, i've left two messages there for the phone nurse and after weeks STILL had not received a returned phone call, but when i thought about how many months, in the past that my doctor gave me birth control samples because i couldn't afford to buy them, it all works out in the wash. everyone is entitled to a bad day at some point. if you have a bad experience, kindly let someone on staff know. i'm SURE they would be more than happy to cater to you - although as big as that practice is, they don't really care IF you leave and go somewhere else. business is business. if you want a "romantic" experience, go to a midwife.

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i am 28 and have been going to the highlands center since before i can even remember. i have had coloposcopy and leep procedures done there which proved to be successful - no more abnormal pap smears. i am now 12 weeks pregnant and although i feel like the office is a little overbooked at times, i see it as the fact that they're trying to help as MANY people as possible. if you've never been pregnant before you have NO idea what it's like to be in a panic and want to be fit in for an appointment. granted, i've left two messages there for the phone nurse and after weeks STILL had not received a returned phone call, but when i thought about how many months, in the past that my doctor gave me birth control samples because i couldn't afford to buy them, it all works out in the wash. everyone is entitled to a bad day at some point. if you have a bad experience, kindly let someone on staff know. i'm SURE they would be more than happy to cater to you - although as big as that practice is, they don't really care IF you leave and go somewhere else. business is business. if you want a "romantic" experience, go to a midwife.

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I see DR Stoner and everytime I have an appointment, I have never had a problem. The office is very busy. In my point of view, the waiting don't bother me because I know the nurses and doctors will provide me the best of care. Dr Stoner is very caring and gentle in her profession. Now, the office staff try to get patients signed in , paper work has to be done, so they have a busy job as well. I just don't see how this practice can be bad. I'm glad I found them because they are wonderful!!

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I see DR Stoner and everytime I have an appointment, I have never had a problem. The office is very busy. In my point of view, the waiting don't bother me because I know the nurses and doctors will provide me the best of care. Dr Stoner is very caring and gentle in her profession. Now, the office staff try to get patients signed in , paper work has to be done, so they have a busy job as well. I just don't see how this practice can be bad. I'm glad I found them because they are wonderful!!

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I love going to Highlands center for Women. While I have not dealt with the OB department at all, I do see Dr. Stoner and she is a wonderful doctor. I have also had surgery and the surgery department returned my call in a timely manner and got my surgery scheduled at a time that was convenient for my family and I and also with my work schedule. I do not remember the lady's name who helped me but she was wonderful and very friendly on the phone. I think the front office staff is very friendly when I enter the office and the nurses are also friendly. I have never had a problem with anyone returning my calls and when you call and it takes you to someone's voicemail, all you have to do is hit 0 and the operator will answer the phone and page whoever it is that you need. I love going to this doctor's office and I think it is a very professional business and the employees are very professional as well. I'm not saying I don't believe any of the other negative comments on this page, but maybe it's just that most of the complaints were for the OB department and like I said, I have not dealt with them yet. However, kudos to the surgery, scheduling, and front office staff. They are great!

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I love going to Highlands center for Women. While I have not dealt with the OB department at all, I do see Dr. Stoner and she is a wonderful doctor. I have also had surgery and the surgery department returned my call in a timely manner and got my surgery scheduled at a time that was convenient for my family and I and also with my work schedule. I do not remember the lady's name who helped me but she was wonderful and very friendly on the phone. I think the front office staff is very friendly when I enter the office and the nurses are also friendly. I have never had a problem with anyone returning my calls and when you call and it takes you to someone's voicemail, all you have to do is hit 0 and the operator will answer the phone and page whoever it is that you need. I love going to this doctor's office and I think it is a very professional business and the employees are very professional as well. I'm not saying I don't believe any of the other negative comments on this page, but maybe it's just that most of the complaints were for the OB department and like I said, I have not dealt with them yet. However, kudos to the surgery, scheduling, and front office staff. They are great!

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First of all, I do agree somewhat w/some of these reviews. This practice is very big and busy. Yes, they do have a high turn over rate. And they are not so organized. The nurses aren't so good at returning phone calls, and the billing dept is very bad at returning phone calls too. However, I have always received excellent care from the doctors there. I also just had surgery schd. Mrs Ramsey was very good at working w/my schd as well. I do think that the front staff (all clerical) could smile once in a while. And the phone nurses could return phone calls better. But I love going to HCW and lots of my friends go there as well!

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First of all, I do agree somewhat w/some of these reviews. This practice is very big and busy. Yes, they do have a high turn over rate. And they are not so organized. The nurses aren't so good at returning phone calls, and the billing dept is very bad at returning phone calls too. However, I have always received excellent care from the doctors there. I also just had surgery schd. Mrs Ramsey was very good at working w/my schd as well. I do think that the front staff (all clerical) could smile once in a while. And the phone nurses could return phone calls better. But I love going to HCW and lots of my friends go there as well!

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I had a bad experience with Highlands. They told me that the patients are seen by each one of the 9 doctors throughout their pregnancy, so that the one who does the delivery would be somewhat familiar. Well, for the first 4 months I only saw the nurse practitioner. After questioning the scheduling receptionist about the doctors' schedules, I managed to see a doctor. Somehow I ended up seeing him again the next visit, and the doctor who performed my delivery was one I had not yet seen.

They are very "easy-going" at Highlands. I called when I lost my entire mucus plug at 28 weeks; they said it was nothing. I mentioned it again at the next visit, and again it was nothing. My fluid was unnoticeably slowly leaking out and I started to have increasing Braxton Hicks contractions, but again, it was always "nothing to worry about unless your back hurts." Finally when I called saying I was in pain, they had me come in and confirmed that I was in labor and had almost no fluid. Even then there was no urgency. My son was born that day at 32 weeks. Praise the Lord, he is just fine, but I always wonder how his life could have been better if a doctor had put together the clues and put me on bed rest to try to hold off pre-term labor.

Everyone at Highlands is very friendly, and they work like a well-oiled machine to get you in and out and on your way in record time. But I would much rather wait an hour in the waiting room and know that when I see the doctor he will take the time to be well acquainted with my particular situation and not give me rote answers.

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I had a bad experience with Highlands. They told me that the patients are seen by each one of the 9 doctors throughout their pregnancy, so that the one who does the delivery would be somewhat familiar. Well, for the first 4 months I only saw the nurse practitioner. After questioning the scheduling receptionist about the doctors' schedules, I managed to see a doctor. Somehow I ended up seeing him again the next visit, and the doctor who performed my delivery was one I had not yet seen.

They are very "easy-going" at Highlands. I called when I lost my entire mucus plug at 28 weeks; they said it was nothing. I mentioned it again at the next visit, and again it was nothing. My fluid was unnoticeably slowly leaking out and I started to have increasing Braxton Hicks contractions, but again, it was always "nothing to worry about unless your back hurts." Finally when I called saying I was in pain, they had me come in and confirmed that I was in labor and had almost no fluid. Even then there was no urgency. My son was born that day at 32 weeks. Praise the Lord, he is just fine, but I always wonder how his life could have been better if a doctor had put together the clues and put me on bed rest to try to hold off pre-term labor.

Everyone at Highlands is very friendly, and they work like a well-oiled machine to get you in and out and on your way in record time. But I would much rather wait an hour in the waiting room and know that when I see the doctor he will take the time to be well acquainted with my particular situation and not give me rote answers.

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I had multiple problems and issues with Highlands. (1) I had to leave several messages just to set up my first OB appointment. (2) I had to have a blood test confirming I was pregnant before they would see me despite the fact that several pregnancy tests came back positive (my new OB said they do that to make $...said you can't have multiple POSITIVE pregnancy tests if you aren't pregnant). They said they would call me in a few days with the results. I never heard for anyone. I called a week later and left a message (you never get a live voice at Highlands) and someone called me back...they were looking into it. Finally, they called me back and I was able to make an appointment. After that I was seen twice...only by a doctor one of those times. (3) I had a big gush of fluid when I was about 16 weeks and called after hours. The nurse told me to wait and come in for my 20 week appt. ...that it was probably nothing. I knew something was wrong so I called and got the machine the next day and left a message. Someone finally called me back and I was told once again that I was probably fine I that should wait until the 20 week appointment. I had to start sobbing on the phone before they finally agreed to see me and check into it. It was exactly what I thought...I had had a miscarriage. (4) Then they kept sending me a bill with a charge for the after hours call to the nurse who had told me that I was "probably fine". I tried to call the business manager multiple times to complain and get the bill straightened out and she would never return my calls. Then someone in their billing department called me and said if I didn't pay it they were going to send the bill to collections. I told her I wanted the business manager to call me. Of course she never did. I was so livid that finally had to leave a message and threaten to call the BBB and medical board before someone in the billing dept. called me and said that they would agree to take those charges off. Everyone I know who was a patient there (except 1) has left due to bad experiences (about 8+ people). I am amazed that one of their doctor's or someone with some clout doesn't step in and start firing and replacing the apathetic staff... I find it hard to believe that they are unaware of the problem. If this was any other kind of business they would be out of business. I switched to an new OB for my second pregnancy and they confirmed horror stories about Highlands. They said a lot of their patients have switched over from there. New OB is just as large of a practice...they answer their phone and I have seen every doctor now...I love them!

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I had multiple problems and issues with Highlands. (1) I had to leave several messages just to set up my first OB appointment. (2) I had to have a blood test confirming I was pregnant before they would see me despite the fact that several pregnancy tests came back positive (my new OB said they do that to make $...said you can't have multiple POSITIVE pregnancy tests if you aren't pregnant). They said they would call me in a few days with the results. I never heard for anyone. I called a week later and left a message (you never get a live voice at Highlands) and someone called me back...they were looking into it. Finally, they called me back and I was able to make an appointment. After that I was seen twice...only by a doctor one of those times. (3) I had a big gush of fluid when I was about 16 weeks and called after hours. The nurse told me to wait and come in for my 20 week appt. ...that it was probably nothing. I knew something was wrong so I called and got the machine the next day and left a message. Someone finally called me back and I was told once again that I was probably fine I that should wait until the 20 week appointment. I had to start sobbing on the phone before they finally agreed to see me and check into it. It was exactly what I thought...I had had a miscarriage. (4) Then they kept sending me a bill with a charge for the after hours call to the nurse who had told me that I was "probably fine". I tried to call the business manager multiple times to complain and get the bill straightened out and she would never return my calls. Then someone in their billing department called me and said if I didn't pay it they were going to send the bill to collections. I told her I wanted the business manager to call me. Of course she never did. I was so livid that finally had to leave a message and threaten to call the BBB and medical board before someone in the billing dept. called me and said that they would agree to take those charges off. Everyone I know who was a patient there (except 1) has left due to bad experiences (about 8+ people). I am amazed that one of their doctor's or someone with some clout doesn't step in and start firing and replacing the apathetic staff... I find it hard to believe that they are unaware of the problem. If this was any other kind of business they would be out of business. I switched to an new OB for my second pregnancy and they confirmed horror stories about Highlands. They said a lot of their patients have switched over from there. New OB is just as large of a practice...they answer their phone and I have seen every doctor now...I love them!

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I also agree with Leigh E. in that a few of the comments posted are RIDICULOUS! I have been patient at Highlands for several years. For a patient to say she received, "awful, awful care" is absurd. Personally, I have received nothing but EXCELLENT care! The staff and physicians are ALWAYS professional and friendly. I recommend the doctors at Highlands Center for Women to friends, family, and co-workers all the time and will continue to do so.

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I also agree with Leigh E. in that a few of the comments posted are RIDICULOUS! I have been patient at Highlands for several years. For a patient to say she received, "awful, awful care" is absurd. Personally, I have received nothing but EXCELLENT care! The staff and physicians are ALWAYS professional and friendly. I recommend the doctors at Highlands Center for Women to friends, family, and co-workers all the time and will continue to do so.

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I have been a patient at HCFW for 22 years, and yes there are many MD's and yes it is a busy practice, but they have always taken excellent care of me. I too am a nurse and I am not at all ashamed to say that I am in the same profession as them. I think for that comment to be made is unprofessional and rude. Not only do they take care of me, but both of my daughters, other family members and friends as well. I would recommend them to ANYONE!!! They have a selection of male and female physicians, a nurse practitioner and the nursing staff both OB and GYN are fabulous....I'm extremely happy with my care and will continue to be a patient.....

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I have been a patient at HCFW for 22 years, and yes there are many MD's and yes it is a busy practice, but they have always taken excellent care of me. I too am a nurse and I am not at all ashamed to say that I am in the same profession as them. I think for that comment to be made is unprofessional and rude. Not only do they take care of me, but both of my daughters, other family members and friends as well. I would recommend them to ANYONE!!! They have a selection of male and female physicians, a nurse practitioner and the nursing staff both OB and GYN are fabulous....I'm extremely happy with my care and will continue to be a patient.....

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I attempted to go to Highlands Center for Women in Greenville, SC. I was unable to due to the fact that the receptionist would not answer the phone. I continued to get a voice mail that NO ONE returned my call. My call was just to try and set up an OB appointment. I could only imagine what would have happened had I had an actual problem. I am a nurse, this is unacceptable care for a patient care. I am ashamed to even say that I am in the same field as the people at Highlands. I made a complaint to the office manager regarding this problem who wanted to get an appointment for me right away, but it was TOO LITTLE TOO LATE! Please find another doctor for you and your baby.

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I attempted to go to Highlands Center for Women in Greenville, SC. I was unable to due to the fact that the receptionist would not answer the phone. I continued to get a voice mail that NO ONE returned my call. My call was just to try and set up an OB appointment. I could only imagine what would have happened had I had an actual problem. I am a nurse, this is unacceptable care for a patient care. I am ashamed to even say that I am in the same field as the people at Highlands. I made a complaint to the office manager regarding this problem who wanted to get an appointment for me right away, but it was TOO LITTLE TOO LATE! Please find another doctor for you and your baby.

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Terrible patient care. They do not answer their phones in person except in an emergency. You will always get the machine. They do not validate concerns. I hardly saw a doctor the entire pregnancy. Awful, awful healthcare. I highly recommend you find someone else.

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Terrible patient care. They do not answer their phones in person except in an emergency. You will always get the machine. They do not validate concerns. I hardly saw a doctor the entire pregnancy. Awful, awful healthcare. I highly recommend you find someone else.

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If you are new to the area or looking for an OB-GYN, I would recommend Highlands Center for Women. They have several doctors in the practice. I've seen most of them, and have had a good experience with all of them. The office is very busy, so there is a good chance you will have to wait awhile for your appointments. They are very accomodating, though. If you have a question, there is always a nurse on call that you can speak with if it is after hours or on the weekend. They are also good to schedule appointments when you need them, and call you with any test results that you need. The office is clean and quiet, and easy to locate as it it adjacent to St. Francis Women's Hospital in Greenville.

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If you are new to the area or looking for an OB-GYN, I would recommend Highlands Center for Women. They have several doctors in the practice. I've seen most of them, and have had a good experience with all of them. The office is very busy, so there is a good chance you will have to wait awhile for your appointments. They are very accomodating, though. If you have a question, there is always a nurse on call that you can speak with if it is after hours or on the weekend. They are also good to schedule appointments when you need them, and call you with any test results that you need. The office is clean and quiet, and easy to locate as it it adjacent to St. Francis Women's Hospital in Greenville.

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