Waiting room has a loud tv that is very obnoxious and uncomfortable chairs. Both RNs I have worked with have been very good, but the rest of the office could use a remodel. Could hear receptionists talking about other patients and records in the back office.
Very small place. If you dont want people in the waiting room to know what your information, your going to the wrong place!! The lady at the front desk is loud with window open. Doctor was okay. I tried to explain information. He didnt know what he was talking about but thought he did!! Wouldnt go back.
Doctors don't listen and have no regard for patient privacy.
I just moved and needed a new GP. The first time I went to see Dr. Gail Francis, they did not tell me I would be getting any blood tests, so I had not fasted, and they performed the tests anyway. We discussed an ongoing, undiagnosed, medical problem and she requested test results from my previous doctor. I was given a blank form that I filled out and faxed to my old doctor.
When I came back for my follow up, the receptionist called me loudly by my first name and verified my HOME address, then the nurse who called me back called me by my last name. There were 3 people in the waiting room.
The doctor had not read all of my lab results. She did recommend that I stop eating red meat and processed meat, though I had already told her I pretty much only eat lean meats and a lot of vegetables.
When I asked about some other irregular lab results, she told me that the result hadn't been irregular, and when I insisted she look, she found the irregular result and just shrugged it off and said it "wasn't THAT irregular".
When I asked if she had received my records from my previous doctor, she had no idea what I was talking about, so I explained that I had faxed the release of records as requested. She told me that's now how they handle those, and then walked me up to the front to ask the secretary. The secretary confirmed that I had, in fact, been given a blank release, and I repeated that I had filled out and and faxed it in, at which point the doctor asked me if I had a fax machine.
If anyone has any recommendations on a doctor in the Alexandria area who listens, I would be happy to find a new GP, as I will not be going back to the Annandale Women and Family Center.
doctors and nurses were really nice and professional.
very friendly medical doctors and nurses. very nice atmosphere.