The drs. at OAK are good drs., but the bedside manner is not so great. We used their services when my son broke his arm and one of their drs. happened to be the dr. on call at the ER at Riverside Hospital. Also, the billing office is so difficult to get to when calling. When I did get to them, they kept billing a procedure the wrong way. I had to go into the billing dept. 3 times to get them to straighten it out. *ugh* I think the practice is just TOO BIG for me- it seems more like a money-maker than a caring doctors office .
Kankakee Valley Hospice is wonderful and so accomodating when you call. They will get you whatever medical device you need and they are always friendly when you call. My grandmother used their services while she was dying from 2 broken femurs that were acquired at another nursing home (they dropped her). She had a nurse that was amazing. She was in Manor Care Nursing Home and the nurse came at any hour and was not intrusive, but was caring. The care after a patient dies is just as good since they provide support groups and couseling for the grieving family members.
Dr. Sharma is not only a very nice man, he is knowledgeable about medicine. He holds many degrees and specializes in asthma and sleep disorders. In fact, he has a state-of-the-art sleep clinic set up in his new office. He is also the first and only dr. in the US to have a new, state-of-the-art machine that makes detecting/treating asthma easier. The office staff is caring as well and they always get back in a timely fashion (usually within minutes). We started going to Dr. Sharma after being disappointed in other drs. care. His office is located in Tinley Park and is right off of 159th which makes it convenient for most south suburb dwellers. The parking is sometimes not-so-great since his office is in a professional center where there is a lot of come-and-go traffic. However, there is not a lot of walking, so the payoff is fine. He does accept Medicare/Medicaid, which is a blessing for my mother-in-law and lots of other older citizens.
If you're looking for a nice Christian bookstore, then you've found it here! The owners are so kind and the selection is amazing for such a small building. The store can be hard to find since the building sits back off the road, but if you look past Convenient, they are right next to there. They have good sales and I love their children's section, especially the praise music. In fact, my 7 yr. old son loves to spend time looking at all the stuff and I can rest in the fact that it's not inappropriate! In all respect, I would say that the owners cater more to Protestants and not so much to Catholics due to the limited amount of Catholic merchandise. There are plenty of Catholic stores around here and God's Lighthouse is unique to this area in that respect. The perfect place to while away the day...
The drs./staff at this office are all very service oriented, sometimes to the point that you don't feel genuinely welcome. Also, the wait can be a little long at certain times, but the drs. are known to go above-and-beyond the regular eye exam- they always get my eyes dilated as well as that dreaded *puff* test. They have a great selection of frames- pricey, but nice if you're looking for something in particular. They have all the designer frames! I did have a situation where my frames broke and they were very accomodating about fixing them. They made sure that I was a priority which was a nice touch. They are located inside Riverside Hospital and the office is a little difficult to get to- you have to use the parking garage, then go outside, into the hospital and finally up the elevator. My disabled mother-in-law has issues with this...
Schreffler Funeral Homes has a reputation for being caring. They are very accomodating and know how to keep a low profile. Nobody wants an overbearing funeral director when they are grieving! The locations are convenient, too- Bradley, Kankakee, Bourbonnais. Plus, the parking is right in and right out. The first time we used their services was yrs. ago when my uncle died. Their service and dedication has gotten much more sophisticated through the years and it shows. From their limos to their decor, everything is top-notch! I really like the fact that their entire family is a part of the business. It makes it even homier at the services.
Recently, my father-in-law died and his wife chose this funeral home because it had been a part of the community forever. First off, it was hard to find. So many people said that they passed the road up and then never expected it to be in a *house*. Secondly, the owner was extremely rude! He wouldn't give us a spoon for the dip where the food was. He suggested a knife!?!? We could sense that he didn't really welcome any food being served- he even said "no" to crackers b/c they are messy. The ladies setting out the food got dirty looks. Also, he was asked for an easel to display 2 pictures and he said 1 easel would do! How rude! The place is small and the family room in the back is even smaller. EVERYONE was complaining about the lack of room. Also, he sent a death notice to our local newspaper instead of an obituary which was requested. This cost us $60 extra since the obituary would have been free and he knew it. Even the death notice was horrible- there was no mention of Dad's military service or of the cause of his illness (ALS). Our paper's obits are so much nicer than what he sent and they are FREE. This place was definitely disappointing and I would NEVER suggest them to anyone.
Dr. Derk and his staff have a wonderful practice. He is very accomodating and cares about his patients. We started going to him years ago when my mother-in-law needed a surgery. He was very accomodating and he made sure that she had the best care. We have even brought our son in for a consultation b/c of his pronated feet. They are on-time for the most part and the prices are reasonable. The building could be better laid out and it is a little hard to notice unless you know it's there. His office is in a little converted house right down from the YMCA and the parking lot is in the back which makes it burdensome for someone who has trouble walking. Nonetheless, he's still great!
Golden's has been around forever. Their customer service is wonderful! They sell inserts, special sizes/widths, etc. Whatever you need, they have it. I only wish the prices were lower overall, but when they do have sales, they have great prices. We were referred to this store by our foot doctor because of our son's pronated feet. When they fitted him we knew that they were knowledgeable about what they were doing so we didn't worry. Finding the store can be a hassle since it's on a busy street, but it's well worth it.
Ted's Shoes has been around forever. They cater to the *older* crowd but do have some nice *younger* styles as well. They carry softspots which are super comfortable. They have great sales and even offer layaway. A family member was referred there by our podiatrist because he had a bunion. They carry wide and narrow sizes and you know you'll get the right fit because the owner has been doing this forever and has a passion for his job. It's located in Meadowview Shopping Center which is convenient for everyone. The door is steps away and it's never crowded like the stores in a mall!