All of my http://OIMA.org (Overlake Internal Medicine) doctors have always been located at Overlake Hospital (OH). NOT THIS DOCTOR. It would be handy if they told first time patients this to avoid circumstances like mine.
Details: I had to schedule 2 months in advance for my appointment, so was relieved when my appointment date finally arrived. I went to OH and couldn't find Dr. Martin's name on the directory, I called her office to ask for the suite number. They explained they are located a few blocks away from the hospital and gave me directions. I apologized and explained to them I would need to walk to my car in the parking lot, pay for parking, and then drive to her office. I CONFIRMED THAT THIS MEANT I WOULD BE LATE, and asked if the timing would still work for the appointment. They said it would be just fine. I RAN from the moment I hung up the phone, and arrived panting at her front desk. After being told to sit and wait a few minutes, a man who never introduced himself, sits down and says that Dr. Martin cannot see me today. I apologized again for my location mistake, and explained that I was told on the phone that I could still be seen. Further, that I have some serious health issues. He said no. I asked if there was anyone who else who could see me (she is in a practice with other doctors), I'd even wait a long while if that would help. He says no, that I have to reschedule with the front desk. At the front desk, I was informed that the person scheduled after my appointment did not show, so Dr. Martin was in her office, not with a patient, and should be able to see me. Receptionist returns, after speaking with Dr. Martin , and says she is sorry, but the doctor declined to see me. I then attempt to reschedule, and am told the wait will be, once again, LONGER than 2 months. Seriously? No thanks.
To clarify, if she had other patients and couldn't fit me in that would have been on me. The fact that I was told to come, after I said I would be late, and then have Dr. Martin sit in her office and refuse to come out? I find that extremely unprofessional.
Just received a bill for a "missed appointment". SERIOUSLY!?
I like most of the doctors at SRM, so this is not a review of the practice, just this dr. I felt very uncomfortable with his personality.
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PROS: Food, Chef, Atmosphere
CONS: Not in a convinient location
I have held several work events in their downstairs meeting room, and the food is always amazing. I loved their tomato basil cream soup so much that I went back for dinner a day after the meeting. Alas, they don't have it on their regular menu! Great for dinner, business functions or whatever you like!
PROS: Food and View
CONS: Where is my tomato soup?
This is an extremely posh fine dining spot that looks and feels a little more comfortable and inviting than many other fancy food places. The food is fantastic, and the wine list is gracious. Definitely call ahead for reservations.
PROS: Special Occasion Dining
CONS: You get what you pay for!
Araya has recently moved from its old (and kind of cruddy looking) location, and now the atmosphere and decor suit the delicious food. I always order the spring rolls- they're the best in town- and the spicey noodles.
CONS: Not close enough to my home!
the couple who owned this store moved to Oregon, but you can still find them online. This was a great place for classes, and has some fairly good prices.
PROS: find them online
CONS: they moved!
I visited this cafe one evening after a show and ordered hot chocolate and a chocolate dessert. The hot chocolate is made from real chocolate and is a thick exquisite dessert on its own. The desserts are world class.
CONS: sometimes a bit of a wait for a table
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PROS: Their wine!
CONS: Fairly Small
Great market with lovely healthfood options. Wonderful produce options, and vegetarian items. Recommended for those who like Trade Joes.