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Hi,<br>
I recently moved to Narberth, PA and I'm having a hard time getting recommendations for a good doctor for myself (I'm a mom in my mid-thirties). I don't want to have to travel to far from this area (Narberth / Bala Cynwyd / Wynnewood / Ardmore) and I don't feel I should have to since this area is full of doctors!<br><br>
I'm not looking for gyne care (though if anyone has any gyne recommendations, those would be appreciated, too), I just need a knowledgeable, trustworthy doctor who is good at thinking about the whole person.<br><br>
thanks!<br><br>
(also, my insurance will probably be Keystone HMO)
 

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I didn't respond the first time I read this because this guy doesn't take insurance. But some insurances will reimburse. I've been taking my child to Dr Todd Hoover who is an MD homeopath in that area. I feel he does a very good job of looking at the whole person. His office is well run, doesn't run late with appointments, and you feel like he is really taking his time and not rushing.
 

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Hi clskeen -<br><br>
Sorry I have not logged in for a few days. I answered you under the bala cynwyd playgroup thread in greater detail where you posted this question as well; you may like Christine Stallcamp at Lower Merion Family Practice in Narberth.<br><br>
I have also heard good things about Todd Hoover.
 

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Hi, thanks very much to those who have posted so far. My husband and 4 year-old daughter have been to see Dr. Hoover, and we were impressed. (His diagnoses were spot-on, and he really paid attention to them, holistically.) I just don't know if he would be best as a "primary" doctor, especially since he is outside of our insurance network.<br><br>
My husband went to see Dr. Stallkamp and liked her -- but she misdiagnosed what he had (he had psoriasis and she diagnosed it as something else). Granted, it was an unusual case that he had -- and Dr. Stallkamp did refer him to a dermatologist, who diagnosed him correctly. (Ultimately, though, it was Dr. Hoover who helped him the most.)<br><br>
So I guess I was trying to see if there were other good options.
 

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My husband went to see Dr. Stallkamp and liked her -- but she misdiagnosed what he had QUOTE]<br><br>
Yea - my sense with her is that she is not great with anything beyond the "norm". That said, for the flu, a general backache etc., she is fine and easy to get an appointment with.<br><br>
Please post if you end up finding someone great. Thanks!
 

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Daphne Goldberg is part of the Total Access Medical group in Bala Cynwyd. She is a family practice doc but also does OB and gyn care. This is a more expensive option. You pay a fee for the whole year of care ($1000 up to age 35, $2000 is over 35....I think that's right). She is really wonderful, previously part of the Penn system. She is an MD but also board certified in holistic medicine. You are always able to see her, no waiting, etc. You can get more info at the Total Access Medical website.
 

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I have heard good things about her from other people and other posts. But I continue to wonder how people are structuring this financially. It just seems like a huge expense to me. $1000 per person on top health insurance?? Just curious – is this in addition to a regular health care premium or is the idea to get a less expensive catastrophic care plan to cover hospital and other health care costs and then buy into this medical practice?
 
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