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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
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.
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.

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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 San Diego

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They're wonderful. I'll never, ever, ever, ever, EVER go anywhere else! I've got nothing but great things to say about those wonderful people, from the pain management doctor (Dr.
San Diego Back Surgeons Provider Name Locked
Macadaeg) to the office staff. I've had back surgery with Dr.
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, which also turned out very well.
- Bonnie M.
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He came highly recommended to me. He is also a professor at Northwestern and works in the orthopedic part. I will be seeing him in April for my 6 month check up. He followed up every day to check up on me too
- lee P.
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He gave me an epidural in my neck and I am now on a pain regiment through him. Although I had been in physical therapy for a few months, Dr.
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also had me continue physical therapy for a few months. The physical therapist actually referred me to this doctor and I really am glad she did! It was so bad I couldn’t raise my arm, so I appreciated that he got to the bottom of it. I never thought I could get the pain down to a tolerable level and he has made a tremendous difference in my pain level. He has made a huge impact on the quality of my life! The office takes care of any paperwork and they are nice about it.
- MARCELLA F.
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I have been visiting for about 2 years. The doctors in this clinic are the best for spine and back issues in Virginia. Their pricing is a little high. They offer all kinds of services here. The office staff are very helpful and proactive. They have just reorganized the office and they have everything you need to go from one step to another from pre-op to surgery to therapy. They do not do the surgery in their office but they are very helpful setting that up for you. They do their own pain management. It is like a one stop shop and scheduling is not an issue. They are really good at sitting with me to explain billing and paper work.
- Bernard B.
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Dr
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performed a double cervical fusion implant surgery on my neck
in February of 2012. Following the surgery, I suffered tremendous pain.
He refused to speak with me regarding this. My calls pleading with his staff for assistance in getting some pain meds were met with total lack of respect and an uncaring attitude. I finally resorted to going back to
the pain anethesiologist, who performed several cervical epidurals and
facet joint injections. Dr.
San Diego Back Surgeons Provider Name Locked
is required by law to provide post
surgical care for 90 days after the surgery. He would not return any of
my calls. His staff was rude and condescending. Horrible horrible . . .
the chairs in his waiting room are not at all supportive for anyone
suffering from any type of back pain or surgery.
Memorial Regional Hospital Hollywood, where he performs the surgery, failed to honor my need
to be on a gluten free diet as I have celiac disease. Instead the staff would tell me that they have no gluten free soup, as I could only tolerate liquids, post surgery so I had to rely on family bringing me almond milk from home. Seriously pathetic aftercare especially considering that they performed 2 hours of pre-surgery screening the preceding day before surgery wherein I repeatedly told the nurse, that I would require a gluten free diet because of my Celiac disease.
Once discharged from the hospital, the only thing Dr
San Diego Back Surgeons Provider Name Locked
concerned himself with was whether the implants were fused . . . he and his staff would blatantly disregard my pleading for pain meds as I was in 15+ pain and discomfort.
Never use this guy again . . . he doesn't deserve to have a medical license. Subsequently, I continue to
experience neck and shoulder pain, fatigue, and now my legs and feet hurt as well (neuropathy). I also a balance issue and need to use a cane when walking. I had to resign from my job because I was never able to return to work. I did not know in advance that this may be a consequence of the surgery.
- Jean J.
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He is an excellent doctor and is very caring. He was super nice and easy going. He was very knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions I had. He took over my previous back surgeons duties and was also trained under my previous doctor who was very well known and highly respected in his field. He has great nurses and scheduling is very easy.
- Mary D G.
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I fell and crack a vertebrae. I went into his office on Thursday after we did the MRI’s and he told me what my options were. I opted for the re-pair and he asked when he would like for me to do the surgery. He was able to have me in surgery the next morning. I was able to have all my pre-opts. I was able to go home later that afternoon after surgery. I have not had any pain since. I am a walking miracle. His staff was good and they filed my insurance and everything is now paid off.
- Susie W.
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Dr.
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is highly professional, personable, and warm in her approach, and I highly recommend her services. Furthermore, I had been to two different doctors as well as two different emergency rooms that weren't able to help, but Dr.
San Diego Back Surgeons Provider Name Locked
knew immediately how to treat my back issues. Thanks to her, I'm able to walk and live.
- David E.

All Back Surgeons in San Diego

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A.Shamani INC

5555reservoir Dr
San Diego

Advanced Orthopedics Center

15525 Pomerado Rd
Poway

Advanced Physiotherapy

860 Jamacha Rd Suite 203
El Cajon

Alvarado Orthopedic Medical Group Inc

5555 Reservoir Dr
San Diego

Anesthesia Consultants

16955 Via Del Campo Ste 215
San Diego

Arch Health Partners-Poway

15611 Pomerado Rd
Poway

Atala Physical Therapy Inc

3222 Grey Hawk Ct
Carlsbad

Back In Action Physical Therapy

12264 El Camino Real
San Diego

Bagheri, Dr. Ramin

10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla

Balikian, Dr. Philip

15611 Pomerado Rd
Poway

Bruffey, Dr. James D.

10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla

Burt Yaszay MD

3030 Childrens Way
San Diego

Carl Maguire MD

7910 Frost St
San Diego

Choll Kim MD,PHD

6719 Alvarado Rd
San Diego

Coast Surgical Group

786 3rd Ave Ste B
Chula Vista

Coastal Orthopaedics & Sports

3998 Vista Way
Oceanside

CORE Orthopaedics PC

332 Santa Fe Dr
Encinitas

Creamer Physical Therapy

7946 Ivanhoe Ave
La Jolla

Daniel Green MD

4647 Zion Ave
San Diego

David Amory MD

450 S Melrose Dr Ste 220
Vista

Eric Korsh MD

3760 Convoy St
San Diego

Evolve Physical Therapy + Advanced Wellness

11468 Sorrento Valley Rd. #A
San Diego

Garfin, Dr. Steven

200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego

Gelb, Dr. Robert I.

332 Santa Fe Dr
Encinitas

Glenn, Dr. Jamieson S.

332 Santa Fe Dr
Encinitas

Hagan Chiropractic

14005 Midland Rd
Poway

Hans Anderson MD,FACS

8851 Center Dr
La Mesa

Harvey Wieseltier MD

3500 5th Ave
San Diego

Heilman Chiropractic & Spinal Decompression

245 W El Norte Pkwy
Escondido

Hillcrest Medical Offices South

200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego

Janet Dunlap MD

3905 Waring Rd
Oceanside

Jeffrey Schiffman MD

255 N Elm St
Escondido

Jonathan Nissanoff MD

15525 Pomerado Rd
Poway

Jonathan Roper MD

4647 Zion Ave
San Diego

Joseph Weistroffer MD

34800 Bob Wilson Dr
San Diego

Jurgens Chiropractic

9855 Erma Rd
San Diego

Kim, Dr. Choll

200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego

L Erik Westerlund MD,FAAOS

332 Santa Fe Dr
Encinitas

L M Mckinley

355 E Grand Ave
Escondido

LA Jolla Orthopedic Surgery

4510 Executive Dr Ste 125
San Diego

Laurence McKinley MD

355 E Grand Ave
Escondido

Lawrence Marshall MD

200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego

Linovitz, Dr. Raymond J

332 Santa Fe Dr
Encinitas

Michael Flippin MD

4647 Zion Ave
San Diego

Naval Med Ctr

34800 Bob Wilson Dr
San Diego

Nelson, Dr. Mark

5471 Kearny Villa Rd
San Diego

Neville Alleyne MD

3905 Waring Rd
Oceanside

Orthopedic Medical Group Inc

7910 Frost St
San Diego

Orthopedic Specialists of N Cty

3905 Waring Rd
Oceanside

Patrick Sonnenberg Licensed Acupuncturist

2537 University Ave
San Diego

Patrick Sonnenberg Licensed Acupuncturist

2537 University Ave
San Diego

Payam Moazzaz MD

3905 Waring Rd
Oceanside

Peppers, Dr. Timothy A

332 Santa Fe Dr
Encinitas

Perlman Care Center

9350 Campus Point Dr
La Jolla

Ramin Raiszadeh MD,DO

6719 Alvarado Rd
San Diego

Richard Allen MD,PHD

200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego

Richard Ostrup MD

2100 5th Ave
San Diego

Richard Richley MD

1895 Sefton Pl
San Diego

San Diego Center For Spinal Disorders

4130 La Jolla Vlg Dr
La Jolla

San Dieguito Orthopaedic

332 Santa Fe Dr
Encinitas

Scripps Clinic - Encinitas

310 Santa Fe Dr
Encinitas

Scripps Clinic - Torrey Pines

10666 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla

Scripps Health

4275 Campus Point Ct
San Diego

Stern, Dr. Mark S

705 E Ohio Ave
Escondido

Steven Garfin MD

9350 Campus Point Dr
La Jolla

The WalkEZstore.com

2309 West Smith Valley Road

Thunder, Dr Richard

9850 Genesee Ave
La Jolla

Tontz, Dr. William L

4060 4th Ave
San Diego

Tri City Orthopaedic Surgery

3905 Waring Rd
Oceanside

UC San Diego Health System

200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego

UC San Diego Health System

200 W Arbor Street
San Diego

Ucsd

200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego

Ucsd Medical Group

4150 Regents Park Row
La Jolla

Ucsd Medical Group

200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego

UCSD Orthopedic Surgery

9350 Campus Point Dr
La Jolla

UroMed

7340 McGinnis Ferry Road

Valletta, Dr. Damion J.

8929 University Center Ln
San Diego

Vrijesh Tantuwaya MD

12630 Monte Vista Rd
Poway

William Taylor MD

200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego

Yu-Po Lee MD

200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego

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