Turbo-Doc is a phenomenal program. My patients pictures, operative notes, operative photos, telephone calls are all immediately
available on my 3 + pound notebook computer. This replaces over one thousand pounds of charts and about 100 square feet of wall/floor space. No more trying to find charts or re-file them. I can finish charts at
home at my leisure.
has allowed my office in Beverly Hills and New York to move to a paperless office. Which ever coast I am on all charts of over 4000 patients are immediately available on my notebook computer.
What I like best
are the continuous stream of refinements through out the year and not having to wait for a major upgrade. Most refinements are user initiated and therefore very helpful.
What is more important if that is
possible, is that the programmer is one of us, a fellow actively practicing surgeon physician who understands our changing needs. The program is thus constantly being upgraded and adapted to medicines
changing needs by someone who is intimately knowledgeable about what is needed to make the charting process easier for us and compliant with what the insurance companies are demanding.
I can't tell you how much
I use many parts of the program. As an example, the RX portion of the program is saving me tons of time. I have cut exact instructions from the PDR like "clean face and apply thinly...." to make it more helpful for
the patient. TurboDoc automatically adds a note to the plan saving me more time. And I don't have to print the Rx if I give a telephone Rx, I simply select the medication in TurboDoc and it automatically adds
the medication and directions to the note, saving me a lot of typing and writing on my part.
Also I have a tendency to call patients 2 to 3 weeks after skin lasers to see how they are doing. I don't have to pull 10 or 20 charts make notes and refile, what a pain. I just quickly pull them up on the
screen, make a quick note with a date and time stamp and I have an up to date chart with good medical care documentation.
When my week is so complicated trying to keep everything under control Turbodoc has gone a long way to ease my stress level. How many of us have bought
very expensive programs only to find that they are written by people who have no knowledge of how we need to interact with patients and the computer. Turbo-Doc is the quintessential charting program offered at
a price we can all live with.
Jerome R Klein, MD FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
UCLA School of Medicine
think that you should advertise more that the
program increases revenues to a busy practice
without increasing the time involved. I know
that I have changed how I bill for an office visit
as I am able to easily document what I have
actually done. In the past, I down coded as
I was not documenting all of the service I was
Another area, I have been
able to get my consultation letter out to the
primary before the patient had dressed and left the exam
room. This relieves my office staff of this
added work load. I used to have a part timer
just to do the typing from all of my
letters. Now I have the letters done and
have coded the visit and faxed the letter in same
time I did before, but now I have saved the time
of the dictation and the money for another
employee. Obviously, I love the system.
Larry Dashow, M.D. Ph.D.
Turbo-Doc is an excellent EMR program. It is
simple to use and eminently customizable. The
tutorial is one of the best I have seen for any
computer program helping the user to become
proficient with a few weeks. Dictation of our
notes is a thing of the past. Our notes are on
the patient chart within 15 minutes of seeing
the patient. The printed output is absolutely
The scanning module is a must. It allows one to
scan in a hand-written note if you happen to
forget your laptop or to add x-ray or consultant
reports to the record. The staff at Turbo-Doc
have been very helpful about additions to the
program which help the end-user. I wish we had
started using Turbo-Doc years ago.
Eugene A Quindlen, M.D.
University of South Alabama
WHAT A TERRIFFIC PRODUCT!!!!
I have a mobile office, working in five different clinics (renting space)
and operating in three different hospitals. My “main office” is my home.
I’m proud to have a totally paperless office! My son uses the
Fujitsu ScanSnap scanner to “speed scan” two-sided documents in a flash!
That’s why I rely on the Review Chart feature so much.
I have three Fujitsu T-4010 touch screen laptops and use a Linksys
wireless hub at each location.
We’d be lost without the scanning module!
Glenn Johnson, M.D.
We have adapted Turbo-Doc
for use in the SICU at the University of Missouri. The ability to bring forward the previous day's entries and modify pertinent changes without re-creating the entire record is extremely helpful.
M. H. Metzler, MD
General Surgery & Surgery Critical Care
University of Missouri
have been using Turbo-Doc
since May 26, 1998 to complete all my office
charts. Initially I used Turbo-Doc in
combination with Dragon Naturally Speaking voice
dictation. Over the ensuing year I have gradually
switched to using
almost exclusively with a Fujitsu PEN computer or
my laptop. (While Naturally Speaking offers some
increased ability to generalize the medical record
-- it carries with it the 5-10% error rate in its
current versions which can be extremely
frustrating to new users with a large volume of
Since the switch, I have saved almost a
1/2 time equivalent in transcription services.
(Our practice hopes to save even more when my
associates begin to use Turbo-Doc
more.) At first things took me somewhat longer to
complete all my "stepped up"
documentation. I am now able to complete
much more extensive office evaluations, formal
preoperative notes, and orders in less time.
I am also able to be much more comprehensive and
thorough in my documentation than I was
before. In the past I was way under coding
my office visits/consultations because the
documentation was so difficult. -- I am now
on par with other specialists. My post
operative brief operative notes and orders take me
much less time than before; I now have time to get
a little more rounding done between cases. As an
extremely busy general/vascular surgeon caught in
the time and dollar squeeze as everyone else the
assistance of such a WONDERFUL program as
Turbo-Doc has been enormous.
Lyle Hunt has been extremely responsive to
suggestions about the needs of this user -- as I
am sure he has with his other users. We have
worked together to continually update and improve Turbo-Doc
in way some of the big expensive programs out
there never do. I believe with the type of
responsiveness that he has shown me, that he works
on this program nearly everyday. It continues to
be more powerful and friendly.
My formally non-computer oriented
transcriptionist and staff really love the ability
to have immediate access to all of my patient
information without all the lost time searching
for charts. This has made my posting staff's
ability to justify procedures to insurance
companies much easier. My staff has even convinced
the other 3 doctors in my office to switch to Turbo-Doc.
We have been transitioning this over time by using
a transcriptionist to complete portions of each
record. While they are all fine surgeons, none of
them is particularly computer literate, but they
see the advantages to such a system in the office.
Karl P. Riggle, M.D.