"I have really bad migraines," I explained to my last doctor desperately. "Try taking vitamins," she "prescribed" before breezing out the door. Um, are you

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Dr. Stephen Dudley

"I have really bad migraines," I explained to my last doctor desperately. "Try taking vitamins," she "prescribed" before breezing out the door. Um, are you kidding me? I would have given up on doctors altogether if it weren't for that pesky birth-control factor, so going off a tip from a friend and some ridiculously positive Yelp reviews, I made an appointment with Dr. Stephen Dudley of the Northwest Family Care Center in Greenwood. Not only does he spend the first 10 minutes of your appointment just chatting—hobbies, weather, career—but he'll then discuss at length all your health concerns, and instead of arrogantly dismissing them as so many doctors seem to do, he'll thoughtfully address them one by one. The examination itself is always fast and relatively painless (bless him), and don't be surprised to see your test results arrive with a nice little handwritten note. He is what all doctors should be, but mystifyingly are not. The best part is that Dr. Dudley's a family practitioner, so you can see him for all your hypochondriacal concerns.—Suzie Rugh

 
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