Dagmar B. from Chicago, IL (Source: Yelp)
Dr. Yajima is very knowledgeable, and experienced in many dental specializations. Anyone needing dental work done in the effective manner please keep this in mind above all.Yes, I’m aware that cases of delays, stalling, and especially no reasonable amount of time to learn a patient’s medical history do happen anywhere before treatment plans are created. However, that’s not the case with Dr. Yajima, and her entire health staff as accomenations are given to match the specific healthcare needs of each individual type of patient.There’s a clear, ongoing, and speedy flow of communication established between not only towards the patient, but the patient’s own healthcare team to ensure safety. I cannot stress enough how valuable this is to find within the healthcare world as it’s not as common as assumed. To have this is one of the most respectable traits a health provider can have. I say this because this shows pride, and in general attention to detail which is another reason for longer office visits, and that’s exactly what one should want when it comes to having thorough health examinations.These professional factors show the level of respect the doctor has for her patients by the extra investment of their particular health situation. As someone with a 29 year permanent chronic medical history/condition (now 31) on a continuous academic medical studies path I’ve experienced both sides of the spectrum.Due to this I can sympathize greatly with the financial, and insurance strain medical issues do bring. But also please understand conflict is also placed on the physician as well, ESPECIALLY regarding dental issues. Although a patient is in need of treatment, often the true effective treatment method needed for a patient’s specific healthcare needs is most likely viewed by insurance as a “one size fits all” rejection. When this occurs a block interferes in being able to give certain treatment. Unfortunately, it turns into deciding whether to still continue with the true effective steps, or offer the most often “more than likely patient needs to return constantly treatment” approach. At times this will most likely be less costly, however it might also be less effective. In the long run more out of pocket costs begin due to the increased needed visits based on insurance by not allowing the work to be done the first time in the way it needed to be done. Insurance paying less in covering, saves them the need to pay the higher costs they would lose on financially gaining. This has,and does happen, and can also occur anywhere in general, even if detailed claims are sent in from a healthcare provider. Also, it’s mindful to take in the possibilities of add on treatments being suggested to the original treatment plan.This is especially to be mindful of if pre-conditions exist, and/or if a history of taking required medication that conflicts in general is present. If excessive bleeding gums suddenly is forming, and/or one has/had a past history of this whether provoked by past medical work/past providers, self, and/or combination of other factors; then of course extra attention will be needed. If one dismisses factors addressed by a provider on the spot this places a disadvantage for oneself by lack of awareness of any other problems not identified in their past medical history. In a situation of excessive bloody gums it might have not been explained from other providers that the excessive bloody gums are due to the pockets being 5mm or deeper for quite some time, and it never being acknowledged from either a patient’s own research, and/or their past medical providers. Take into consideration situations of bleeding gums that unknowingly had 5mm or deeper pockets in which an infection came out of it that ended up spreading throughout the body via the bloodstream into the organs. In a situation of systemic infections, there will be a need for a stronger additional antibiotic that can focus in the deep tissues such as Arestin to treat that type of severely. Please note that this is usually reserved if, and/or when the medical issue truly calls for it. Also If any delaying in between wait time periods from past providers, self, and/or other combinations have occurred, that too will contribute to worsening the issue especially if it’s months at a time. Leaving unfinished work from time to time increases risks of an open site becoming more damaged, and this is why Dr. Yajima places much importance in rapid treatment process. Yes, I understand financially it’s extremely overwhelming especially if services are needed for both the adult(s), and/or children/child. This i’ve seen greatly with my parents experiences with me as a growing child with a long term medical condition always considering if the pros to certain things would greatly outweigh the cons especially in the long run. Try explaining the situation in a clear civil matter with the doctor beforehand as it helps all be on the same page, and chances to work around concerns.