Foot Care reviews in Portland

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He was great and I did not have any problems. He has great bedside manner. He answered all my questions and he was very thorough. He has a great support staff that I can call if I have any questions. They will get back to you right away.
- Becky T.
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Overall, I was pleased with the surgery and casting process. There were two concerns I had: 1) She didn't encourage me to get PT - I had to ask and this was quite a tricky break and healing process and 2) once the surgery was done and done well she had no interest in ongoing pain. I left the office the last time I was there with tears streaming down my face because I was in a lot of pain and her response was that "the surgery had healed well." Very disappointing. So I'd give her and A for technical skill and a C - D for caring for the whole of my experience as a patient.
- Linda C.
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I had created a hairline crack in the heel spur about a year prior, hitting it on a chair while swinging my foot. My orthopedist took a conservative approach and we waited to see if it would resolve. By the time I was referred for surgery, I was having severe problems walking at all. Dr
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examined x rays and had an MRI done and recommended surgery, which he was sure would be a breeze. I was told by Dr
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that it would be 2 weeks in a cast, and 2 to 4 weeks in a walking boot before I was released to regular shoes and non impact activities. The day before my surgery I had a pre-op appointment with Dr
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. After waiting 40 minutes, a Physician's assistant I had never seen before came in and informed me that she would answer any questions I had about the surgery. I asked to see the doctor, but she insisted she could answer any questions. I asked about the length of the cast, and she informed me that I would go home in a splint, come back10 days to two weeks later for the cast, and be in the cast for 4-6 months before being put in a walking boot. I demanded to see the doctor. He said that it varied and to expect to be casted for 2-4 weeks. Surgery went as expected, I went home the same day. I was told that I shouldn't be alone for the first 24 hours but after that I would be fine on my own. I was to keep the foot up for the next 5 days, and could use the restroom and bathe (keeping it dry) but nothing else. I went home with a nerve block I was told would last from 4-48 hours. I would be able to tell when the nerve block wore off when my foot began to tingle and I could move my toes. I was to stay ahead of any pain with the oral meds prescribed. The first night was uneventful, I slept with my foot up as recommended. By the second day, my foot began to tingle, and my toes were moving so I thought the block had worn off. I took my meds at 10pm and went to sleep. Fortunately, the friend staying with me decided that he would be more comfortable if I were not alone as fast as the doctor recommended. On the second night I woke up at 2am to the sound of my own moans of pain. The nerve block hadn't really worn off until then, I was hit with the full force of the pain. I went into shock, with chills and uncontrollable shaking. Had I been alone as the doctor had recommended, I am unsure of how I would have gotten the pain meds. My first appointment after the surgery had been made for 10 days after the surgery. I was to get a cast. It was cancelled as the doctor decided he preferred to wait for at least 14 days. However when I attempted to make the appointment for 14 days to get the cast, no one was available. The earliest appointment was for 20 days. Finally, a nurse said she would call me back. Dr
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agreed to come in himself to cast my foot on the 14th day. I came into the office, had the splint removed, had an x
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and the Dr casted my foot. was allowed to flex a little before the cast went on. One week later, the bag I had taped to my cast leaked and I had a wet cast. I spent the weekend blow drying my foot. I tried to call the office, hoping to get the service and reach someone on call, but someone had forgotten to forward the phones, or turn on an answering machine. I ended up calling a triage nurse through my health insurance, who told me that I could wait until Monday, but first thing Monday it had to be replaced. I came into the office and the P. A. I had seen briefly before was to replace the cast. She didn't allow me to flex my foot at all, and created a lip on the top of the cast by making it too high, and then turning down the inner lining. Since I was using a knee scooter, it hurt. I asked her about it, and she informed me that was from the swelling, and that she had to make the cast tight so as the swelling went down it would still fit. I asked her several questions, such as why was my foot bruised (it was purple) and why the ankle was swollen when the surgery had been on the back of my foot. She informed me that my foot wasn't bruised, and the swelling was the Achilles tendon. ( Odd since the Achilles runs up the back of the leg and this was the right side of my ankle). By that afternoon I had a bone bruise on my
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from the lip on the cast. I had to take the pain meds for the bone bruise since it was so painful to be on the knee scooter. She had also casted my foot in the same pointed toe position that it was put in after surgery. I ended up using garden clippers on the top of the cast, removing the lip where I had to put my weight on the knee scooter, binding the top with duct tape. When I went for my next casting appointment with a different Physician Assistant, praised be, I let him know what had happened. He could feel the bone bruise that had be caused by the cast. We talked about getting me out of the cast, and apparently I should have been having my foot moved up each cast to get me ready to be out of the cast. He let me stretch a bit and we tried the walking boot, but I wasn't yet able to stretch into the required position. He had a nurse help him keep the foot in the stretched position while he casted my foot. I was told that I absolutely would be ready for the walking boot in a week. I went to the desk and told them I would not see the physician assistant who had not answered my questions again. I needed an appointment for one week to get the walking boot. The receptionist went into the back and confirmed the only day that the other PA would be working, which happened to be a Jewish Holiday. I took the appointment. A week later, I did not go to services so I could make my appointment and was shocked to see the first Physicians assistant instead. Someone switched the appointment and did not notify me. Had I realized that I HAD to see her, I could have come into the office at a more convenient time. She removed the cast, and was reluctant to try the walking boot, she wanted me in a cast longer. I insisted on the boot. She put me in the walking boot, but told me I was to be on crutches, not full weight, for two weeks. I made an appointment for one week with the other PA. He told me that not only was there no reason for to be using crutches, but that I could stand on the foot without the boot, so I could take a shower. He prescribed physical therapy to work on mobility, strength, and regain a normal gait. I am still in PT, will definitely be posting a positive report about that. The upshot is that while Dr
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is a fine surgeon, and did a good job of cutting and reattaching, there is much more to a surgery than the one hour in which your body is being cut. Aftercare is very important. I asked all the right questions before my surgery, about recovery, what arrangements I would need to make as a single mom who would not be able to drive. I was not given the information I needed to make those arrangements. I didn't realize that I would not be seeing the doctor again until 8 weeks after surgery, for 5 minutes when he congratulated himself on his fine work when he examined the scar. His primary physician assistant was incompetent, delaying my recovery by not stretching the foot at all during casting, giving nonsensical answers to my questions (by the way, it was bruised from the surgery, and the swelling was from the cast and where fluid was impeded from draining). The longer I was casted, the more muscle I lost from my cast, so I would have been better off spending more time in the walking boot and less in the cast. I would not recommend this office for surgery. I assumed, wrongly, that other doctors in the practice would cover for each other during vacations. This is incorrect. When my surgeon took vacation time, the only appointments I was permitted to make were with Physician Assistants. I wasn't given a
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to meet with either prior to surgery being scheduled, which would have definitely influenced my decision to schedule with this practice. Dr
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is a pleasant man, but seems oblivious to the impact that surgery has on the patient. My physical therapist sees people who have had this surgery frequently, and has informed me that I was never going to be back to normal in 6 weeks as he told me I would be. I am, finally, after 3 1/2 months in less pain than prior to the surgery, but still not close to back to normal. Update, December 8th, I was to have a 6 month post op appointment at 8am. I was on time, paid my co pay and waited until 8:25 to be ushered into a room. I asked if Dr
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was in yet at 8am, as I had asked for the first appointment of the day to avoid a delay. No one had yet seen him. At 8:25 when brought into exam room, I asked again if he was there. No one had seen him. At 8:40, I heard him in the hall. By 9am I still had not seen the doctor and I had a meeting at my work that required me to leave. I left. He is not good enough to wait an hour for the privilege of seeing. If this was an emergency, no one in his office knew it, and I strongly believe it wasn't about an emergency medical issue, but just a lack of respect for his patient's time.
- Jeanette H.
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Dr.
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is probably the best in orthopedic surgeon for the ankle and foot. I had two operations from another doctor that were a total waste of time. With Dr.
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I am now healing. He was very friendly and professional. I would use him again and would also recommend him.
- MARILYN C.
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Northwest Rehabilitation Associates

3270 Liberty Rd S
Salem, OR

Northwest Surgical Spec./Reb

200 NE Mother Joseph Pl
Vancouver, WA

OHSU Medical Group

3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, OR

Oregon Foot Clinic

6108 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR

Oregon Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Clinic

1508 Division St Ste 105
Oregon City, OR

Orthopedic + Fracture Specialists

11782 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR

Orthopedic/Sports Medicine Ctr

1515 NW 18th Ave
Portland, OR

Palmer, Dr. Thomas R.

6108 NE Glisan St
Portland, OR

Rebound Orthopedic Physical Therapy

1 N Center Court St
Portland, OR

Rebound Orthopedics

1 N Center Court St
Portland, OR

Rebound Orthopedics

200 NE Mother Josph Pl
Vancouver, WA

Richard Gellman MD

501 N Graham St
Portland, OR

Sellwood Podiatry

5225 SE 28th Ave.
Portland, OR

Summit Orthopedics

501 N Graham St
Portland, OR

Surratt, Dr. Jason R.

9900 SW Hall Blvd
Portland, OR

The KOR Physical Therapy

735 SW 158th Ave
Beaverton, OR

The Oregon Clinic

847 NE 19th Ave
Portland, OR

The Portland Clinic

Portland, OR

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