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"Dr is fine but the support staff and clinic administration is HORRIBLE! My wife had 2 spine surgeries.Staff failed to turn in paperwork and order procedures in timely" manner and my wife got removed from disability and FMLA! The staff is rude and pretentious . DO NOT GO o to Dr, Tomeah - the worst administration in History! SO bad I'm filing claim with State attorney General and anyone else who will listen. My primary care doctor he gets a lot of complaints from this office and has stopped referring folks. AGAIN DR is good,. but because he fails to correct his well known issue- he's part of the problem. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED_ STAY AWAY FROM THIS JOINT!!!!

-Fredrick L J.

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"I saw Dr.
in March 2014 following a slip-and-fall on ice the preceding December. Following an MRI that revealed herniated disks at L3/L4" and L4/L5, I scheduled surgery for 19 May 2014. The reason for waiting until May for the procedure was that as a college professor, I did not wish to disrupt my students' semester by having a new instructor for the remainder of the Spring 2014 school term. My surgery went precisely as planned, and I was in hospital for three days post-op, then transferred to an in-patient rehab facility for 8 days. I was walking well before leaving the hospital and continued to improve over the course of in-patient rehab. I was discharged from rehab on 02 June 2014, and was driving when I left the facility. As with my first surgery in 2010, my recovery was what I considered miraculous; I would not even consider another physician for spinal issues as long as Dr.
is in practice. As regards the doctor/patient relationship, Dr.
is incredible. He will spend as much time as the PATIENT needs to explain ALL available options and treatment modalities. He is compassionate and caring, and appreciative of the individual's psychosocial and emotional needs, as well as any financial constraints a patient may have. Dr.
gets to actually KNOW his patients, and this comes through when he recalls the thread of the last conversation he had with a patient and resumes that thread at the next visit. His Nurse Practitioner,
, shares his concern, compassion, and personal knowledge of patients, and she inspires the same confidence as Dr.
. I cannot say enough positive things about Dr. Rimlaw, Ms.
, and the clinic and its staff. The atmosphere is positive and reassuring. I have referred several individuals to Dr.
, and they - like myself - have experienced the same positive results as I have. In my opinion - and I have had many years experience working in physicians offices and hospitals prior to entering academia - you could not find a better physician, Nurse Practitioner, and clinical staff than at MISI.

-Melissa B. W.

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Spine and neck orthopedics

Some orthopedic doctors specialize in problems related to the musculoskeletal system related to the spine and neck. Treatment focuses on the underlying connective joints and tendons, tissues, muscles, ligaments and bones.

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Hello, this is Kyle K from the Member Care Department.

I apologize, but the Bonati Institute falls under our Neuroscience - Neurosurgery category which is included in the Health list. Currently, you're enrolled in our Basic membership which only includes access to our Home list.
 
If you'd like to upgrade your membership to the Plus or Premium plan, we'll be happy to assist you with this search. If interested, give us a call at 1.888.944.5478 and we'll take care of this adjustment. Again, I do apologize for any misunderstanding.

Thanks for writing! - Kyle K
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Hi,

This is Kyle K from Member Care. I'm happy to help!

I apologize, but spine surgeons fall under our Orthopedics - Spine & Neck category which is included in the Health list. Currently, you're enrolled in our Basic membership which only includes access to our Home list.

If you'd like to upgrade your membership to the Plus or Premium plan, we'll be happy to assist you with this search. If interested, give us a call at 1.888.944.5478 and we'll take care of this adjustment. Again, I do apologize for any misunderstanding.
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Hi,

This is Kyle K from Member Care. I'm happy to help!

I apologize, but spine surgeons fall under our Orthopedics - Spine & Neck category which is included in the Health list. Currently, you're enrolled in our Basic membership which only includes access to our Home list.
 
If you'd like to upgrade your membership to the Plus or Premium plan, we'll be happy to assist you with this search. If interested, give us a call at 1.888.944.5478 and we'll take care of this adjustment. Again, I do apologize for any misunderstanding.
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Spine Care reviews in Milwaukee

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The big problem with this place is that the surgeons have no time to speak with their patients. Thus, you get stuck seeing the PA. This is probably OK for most things. But, if you have questions the PA cannot answer, the PA promises to ask the surgeon and then call you. This is where it turns into a bad game of "Telephone". For me, the PA never called back. Eventually, I tried to call them. But, you cannot call the PA (much less the surgeon). You have to leave a voice-mail with the medical secretary. The medical secretary sends an email to the PA. Then, presumably, the PA actually takes your question to the surgeon. This whole route gets repeated in reverse with the surgeon's answer. For me, this took over 2 days for the round trip. When I got a call back from the medical secretary, the answer hardly resembled the question I asked. So, I asked a follow up question. Another day and a half later, I got another incomplete answer.
And, this is the only way to interact with the doctor. There is NO option to actually talk to the PA. Emailing the doctor or PA is somehow impossible. I suppose I could have made another appointment to go in and talk to them, but all this was a question I originally asked in the office. I can't imagine what it would like to have questions or problems after surgery.
- Warren E.
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He had great bed side manner. He is great at explaining things. He treats you like an individual, not like just any other patient. He is fabulous. He was very down to earth.
- Heather H.
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It was AWFUL. I came prepared with medical records and imaging (CT scans), in addition to the set of MRIs that was already on file in the office, and I handed the disc to the nurse. Dr.
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came into the room less than five minutes later, so I can guarantee he did not look at the imaging (there are lots of CT scans on there and each set has numerous views and
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. Loading up all the different sets of imaging alone, without even looking at them, would have taken longer than five minutes.
When he came in, he was friendly but rushed. He started to go over my notes about my symptoms, and did a very quick and superficial exam. It seemed that he already had an idea of what he thought my issue was and was only looking for symptoms that matched his theory while ignoring other symptoms as irrelevant. When I asked him a question about the metal prong and whether it was part of the equation, he gave a cursory answer, and when I didn't understand and asked again, he started yelling at me. Literally, YELLING at me (with raised voice and all). He yelled that no one should ever try to take it out, that if someone did I would die, and any doctor who did that should
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his license. At that point, I yelled back and told him to stop, as I was in tears, and I couldn't get a word in edgewise.
I had long ago decided that I wouldn't listen to a word this doctor had to say, because of the cursory exam and then being yelled at, but I was too shocked to leave yet (and I was in a gown so I didn't feel like I could just stand up and walk out). I asked him if he had seen the CT scans I had given him to determine the metal in my back wasn't causing pain. He said he had seen the MRI, and that was more important because it showed the nerves, and I asked again if he had seen the scans. He said yes. So, after not looking at the scans, he lied to me about it.
He started trying to tell me how he thought the piece of metal got there in the way that it did, telling me it "probably" did this or that, and it "probably" wasn't a further issue. When I asked him if the piece of metal was sticking out far enough to hurt any surrounding
Milwaukee Back Doctors Provider Name Locked
structures (like blood
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or organs), he said no, it wasn't, or it would have interacted with the
Milwaukee Back Doctors Provider Name Locked
(the body's biggest blood
Milwaukee Back Doctors Provider Name Locked
). When I explained to him that, yes, the piece of metal had entered my spine from inside the
Milwaukee Back Doctors Provider Name Locked
(a medical device which had been implanted in there had complications, and a long metal piece had gone through the wall of the
Milwaukee Back Doctors Provider Name Locked
and lodged in my back). He looked at me in disbelief, and told me that couldn't have happened, because if that happened, I would have died. I assured him that it did happen that way, and he said it wasn't possible, because I would have bled out - and then he asked me if I bled out or not. (For the folks unfamiliar with medical terminology, "bleeding out" is what happens as a result of severe trauma, when a major artery or
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is cut, and a person "bleeds out" all their blood and
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.) So, when he asked me if I bled out, he was essentially asking me if I had died. And, if he had reviewed my images like he said he did, he would have seen that I was telling the truth and that was, in fact, what happened.
His ultimate diagnosis was that I had some sort of bursitis in the tendons on my thighs. He came to this conclusion after about three minutes of reading my symptoms and asking a few questions. The appointment was only about ten minutes long, and most of it was taken up by the arguing, yelling, guessing, and lying. However, he even got THAT wrong. Two other back surgeons I saw later that week both decided on a different diagnosis from Dr.
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's, and both of them had the same diagnosis as the other, and reached that conclusion independently (the second doctor didn't know I had gone to the first doctor) - and the information needed to pinpoint the issue was in the MRI, which Dr.
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supposedly reviewed.
He was a horrible doctor - he gave a very cursory exam and only looked for symptoms that fit his idea of what was going on; he he yelled at me for asking questions, he lied to me about viewing my imaging that I had brought for him to review; he guessed at what the imaging showed; and he didn't believe me when I explained what had happened.
I will NEVER go to this provider again. He could be the greatest thing since sliced bread in the back surgery field and I still wouldn't recommend him. If I hadn't gotten such stellar treatment from the other providers at
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, I would not have returned.
- Julie H.
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I am very satisfied with the surgery and the outcome. I'm back to doing my normal stuff and he was extremely skilled. He was very friendly and took his time with me to ask questions and make sure I understood. I would definitely refer people to him.
- CAROLE F.
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We used Dr.
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. He was recommended by another person. My experience with him was fine. There is nothing good about a neck surgery but the surgeons were good. The waiting environment and the office space was good. I don't plan but I would use them again in the future if needed.
- Katherine M.
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Recovery was six weeks, just as estimated before surgery. Diagnosis was completed on the second visit after reviewing the MRI. I went here after wasting 3 months at Triangle Ortho while they were trying to figure it out. Full recovery after one year. Now it's almost like it never happened. Do yourself a favor, don't procrastinate getting it done, it's not worth it. Dr.
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and Dr.
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are top notch professionals in my book. YOU DO have to follow up and do the PT afterward. Follow the instructions and you will have good results.
- walt V.
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When I got there they put me with the PA, he overstepped his boundaries and the staff told me that he was an orthopedic surgeon, which clearly he is not even a physician.I had to make a fuss about it in order to see the actual orthopedic spine doctor, because they kept on telling me that the PA was a surgeon. Next they tell me that I needed spine injections, but I would have to pay cash even though I have insurance. I was in so much pain I was willing to do anything, but I did insist that Dr. lockstadt do the injections. He did them and it didn't work... And I was stuck with the bill. After I spoke to my insurance company I found out the reason why they wanted me to pay cash... This procedure was not covered for my condition, because this was not a condition that would be releived by an injection. Obviously they knew they were doing something wrong, and that is why they wanted me to pay cash up front. It was a horrible shame because I love all the other doctors and staff at
Milwaukee Back Doctors Provider Name Locked
orthopedics and hand care and I've never had this type of unprofessional negligent treatment before. My husband was so upset about it that he complained, and the next thing you know I got a letter in the mail saying that I'm not allowed to be treated at their facility anymore!
- Renae D.
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No problems post-surgery; follow-ups with Dr.
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were prompt; I was never rushed when I was in his office. He and his staff are friendly, kind and, although I hope I never have to use them again, I would in a heartbeat if I had to. If you need any sort of spine/back surgery, this is your team.
- Catherine P.

Back Doctors in Milwaukee

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Advanced Hlth. Care Sc

12901 W National Ave
New Berlin

Advanced Hlth. Care Sc

7878 N 76th St
Milwaukee

Advanced Hlth. Care Sc

3003 W Good Hope Rd
Milwaukee

Advanced Hlth. Care Sc

N84W16889 Menomonee Ave
Menomonee Falls

Advanced Pain Mangement

12203 Corporate Pkwy
Mequon

Aspen Ortho & Rehab. Specialists Sc

2424 S 90th St
Milwaukee

Aurora Advanced Healthcare

N84W 16889 Menomonee Ave
Menomonee Falls

Aurora Advanced Healthcare

3289 N Mayfair Rd
Milwaukee

Aurora Medical Group

205 Valley Ave
West Bend

Aurora Medical Group

2999 N Mayfair Rd
Milwaukee

Aurora Rehabilitation Center

1640 E Sumner St
Hartford

Aurora Wilkinson Med Clinic -Oconomowoc

36500 Aurora Dr
Oconomowoc

Blount Orthopaedic Associates S C

525 W River Woods Pkwy
Milwaukee

Brookfield Anesthesiology

19333 W North Ave
Brookfield

Cain, Dr. James E.

575 W River Woods Pkwy
Milwaukee

Community Memorial Medical Commons

W129 N7055 Northfield Drive
Menomonee Falls

Daniel Wartinbee MD

1218 W Kilbourn Ave
Milwaukee

Delahunt, Dr Stephen

36500 Aurora Dr
Oconomowoc

Delahunt, Dr. Stephen P.

2801 W Kinnickinnic Rvr Pkwy
Milwaukee

Devarakonda Rao MD

9200 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee

Dickinson, Dave

921 N Marshall St
Milwaukee

Doers, Dr. Thomas

2801 W. Kinnickinnic River Pkwy
Milwaukee

Donaldson Chiropractic Neck and Back Pain Center

6812 W. Brown Deer Road
Milwaukee

Dr. David Coran

3033 W Layton Ave
Greenfield

Edwards, Dr. Jamie O

3111 W Rawson Ave
Franklin

Eric McNally

13111 N Port Washington Rd
Mequon

Evolution - Pewaukee

N22 W27847 Edgewater Dr
Pewaukee

Falls Medical Group

N84W16889 Menomonee Ave
Menomonee Falls

Flatley, Dr. Thomas J.

9200 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee

Frank, Dr. Clay J.

601 N 99th St
Milwaukee

Froedtert SpineCare Clinic

1230 Corporate Center Drive
Oconomowoc

Froedtert Tosa Health Center

1155 N Mayfair
Milwaukee

Froedtert Tosa Health Center

1155 N Mayfair Rd
Milwaukee

Independent Living Supplies LLC

6100 W Bluemound Rd
Milwaukee

Integrated Spine Care SC

601 N 99th St
Milwaukee

James Hackett MD

3289 N Mayfair Rd
Milwaukee

James Hollowell MD

601 N 99Th S
Milwaukee

KNUEPPEL HEALTHCARE SERVICES INC

1444 S 113TH ST
Milwaukee

Lee, Dr. Max

14555 W National Ave
New Berlin

Maciolek, Dr. Lawrence J.

575 W River Woods Pkwy
Milwaukee

Michael Major MD

2350 W Villard Ave
Milwaukee

Michael Tjarksen MD

1111 Delafield St
Waukesha

Neurosurgery and Endovascular Associates

2901 West Kinnickinnic River Parkway #201
Milwaukee

Neurosurgery and Endovascular Associates

10500 West Loomis Road #120
Franklin

North Shore Orthopaedics

7545 N Port Washington Rd
Milwaukee

Optimal Performance Health Care Center

15850 W. Bluemound Rd
Brookfield

Orthopaedic Assoc-Waukesha

1111 Delafield St
Waukesha

Orthopaedic Associates

N54W6135 Mill St
Cedarburg

Orthopaedic Associates Wisconsn

1111 Delafield St
Waukesha

Orthopedic Associates of Wisconsin Sc

2901 W Kk River Pkwy
Milwaukee

Orthopedic Institute-Wisconsin

3111 W Rawson Ave
Franklin

Orton, Dr. Derek

3033 W Layton Ave Ste 102
Milwaukee

Paul Kramer DC

W172 N9723 Division Rd.
Germantown

Perlewitz, Dr. Thomas J

1640 E Sumner St
Hartford

Perlewitz, Dr. Thomas J.

323 N Mayfair Rd
Milwaukee

Perlewitz, Dr. Thomas J.

2901 W Kk River Pkwy
Milwaukee

PROCare Physical Therapy

6520 W LAYTON AVE
Milwaukee

Rajkumar Rao MD

1155 N Mayfair Rd
Milwaukee

Rao, Dr. Raj D

9200 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee

Rotter, Dr. Francis J.

7545 N Port Washington Rd
Milwaukee

Singhal, Dr. Peeush

7878 N 76th St
Milwaukee

Specialized Therapy Services

2711 North 92nd Street
Milwaukee

Sports Medicine Ortho Ctr

3033 W Layton Ave
Milwaukee

Sports Medicine/Orthopedcs Ctr

3033 W Layton Ave
Milwaukee

St Luke's Hospital

2901 W Kinnickinnic River Pkwy
Milwaukee

Stephen Robbins MD

575 W River Woods Pkwy Ste 201
Milwaukee

Steven Nakata MD

19333 W North Ave
Brookfield

Stoll, Dr. James

945 N 12th St
Milwaukee

Stoll, Dr. James E

12203 Corporate Pkwy
Mequon

Szivecz, Dr. John A

717 W Moreland Blvd
Waukesha

The WalkEZstore.com

2309 West Smith Valley Road

Thomas Doers MD

12203 Corporate Pkwy
Mequon

UroMed

7340 McGinnis Ferry Road

Wolfla, Dr. Chris

9200 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee

Zikel, Dr. Ofer

3805 B Spring St
Racine

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