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"I did a lot of research before going, and I'm definitely doing better. He was good. I had the surgery on a Friday, and he came in both on Saturday and Sunday" to see how I was doing. He explained things well, and took the time to answer my questions

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"First of all, my 2 B's that I gave him reflect his popularity and the fact that sometimes an appointment takes longer than the 15 minutes allows. In some appointments," I am in and out in the 15 minutes and once I took 45 minutes.....and apologized to all of the waiting room when the receptionist announced that he was running an hour behind now. I would wait however long it takes to see him. So, come a little bit early and bring a good book. Dr. is very personable and compassionate. For a surgeon who is so specialized, compassion can be a rarity. He explains detailed information about spine disease and surgery in terms that can be understood. He always reviews my x-rays with me and explains everything in as much detail as I want. Since I was in a lot of pain, I told him that I wanted surgery sooner than he could easily schedule it. He was able to do the surgery on a off day and arrange for 2 other surgeons to assist him. After my surgery, he visited me daily in the hospital and was concerned about my progress. I would highly recommend Dr. for spinal surgery. He is an excellent compassionate surgeon.

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

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Spine Care reviews in Seattle

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The orthopedic is Dr. . He is at the Family Medical walk in clinic. April is when I first consulted him. Initially he has impressed me very, very good. He spends lots of time with you. In fact, usually if you are not the first appointment of the day then you have got to wait because he takes a lot of time with each patient. For ...More anything bone related, he is a specialist in that. I would definitely grade him all 'A's. He is really good at knowing medications and how they affect you. He got me to get off of certain medicines that were given to me for my leg and so I quit it. It came to a point where I was almost feeling debilitated and his suggestion was to stop taking an anti cholesterol and that worked. My cardiologist agreed that it was safe to do so and that is really good. The only thing that would be a 'B' is the promptness because if you are not his first appointment then you are going to get into the room late because he spends so much time with the patients ahead of you. My wife uses him also.
- Ralph A.
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My experiences with Doctor Budorick have been consistent since my first appointment with him 5-6 years ago. In fact, I didn't realize it was the same doctor I visited back then until I was again looking for treatment and returned last year. Dr. B comes across as friendly and patient, but to me his sole focus on surgical treatment does not serve ...More the well-being of the patient. He again communicated that surgery did not make sense for me, which I was relieved to hear. When pressed on what I can do to help maintain a healthy back and prevent any progression of my condition, he had no suggestions whatsoever. I asked if there were any physical therapists who specialized in scoliotic backs or any who had better results when working with backs. He was not aware of any at all. I have to give credit that he asked his secretary to call me with one suggestion for a therapy office later, but the issue of a specialist in spines having no good advice and alternatives outside of surgery is a major one for me.
I will also mention that when I visited him 1 year ago for a checkup, he said that the x-rays were not done in the same way as the one from the original scan 5-6 years ago so it was not possible to compare whether the scoliosis had progressed. This was the main reason I had come to see him. This year he said the curve seemed similar as last year, but did not share degree measurements, which have always been the key piece of information referenced in appts with other doctors since I was diagnosed with the condition as a teenager and everything I've read online since.
- Russell C.
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I had an accident where I injured my ankle and went to the Community Hospital.emergency section Dr. was the orthopedic staff Doctor. He treated me for the entire length of my injury. Dr. explained the injury, the course and length of treatment. Everything he said would happen turned ...More out exactly how he described it. I would definitely see Dr. in the future and I have recommended him to others.
- James W.
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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 ...More 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 ...More 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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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 ...More 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. 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 ...More set has numerous views and . 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 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 structures (like blood or organs), he said no, it wasn't, or it would have interacted with the (the body's biggest blood ). When I explained to him that, yes, the piece of metal had entered my spine from inside the (a medical device which had been implanted in there had complications, and a long metal piece had gone through the wall of the 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 is cut, and a person "bleeds out" all their blood and .) 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. '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. 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 , I would not have returned.
- Julie H.

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Abim, Dr. Bruce N.

1100 9th ave
Seattle

Addison Stone MD

901 Boren Ave
Seattle

AMY KONVALIN @ MTI PT

1560 140th Ave NE
Bellevue

Andrew Ting MD

801 Broadway
Seattle

Apex Spine & Orthopedics

1400 116th Ave NE
Bellevue

Arne Andersen MD

310 15th Ave E
Seattle

Babcock, Dr. Judith

21911 76th Ave W
Edmonds

Badger, Dr. David S.

12707 120th Ave NE
Kirkland

Birth & Family Clinic

21911 76th Ave W
Edmonds

Blair, Dr. John

1724 W Union Ave
Tacoma

Blue Spring Chiropractic

9701 S. Tacoma Way
Lakewood

Bramwell, Dr. Steven T.

12707 120th Ave NE
Kirkland

Bransford, Dr. Richard J

325 9th Ave
Seattle

Carlo Bellabarba MD

908 Jefferson St
Seattle

Cassius, Dr. David A

600 Broadway
Seattle

Chansky, Dr. Howard

4245 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle

David Hanscom MD

550 17th Ave
Seattle

Esterberg, Dr. Justin

601 Broadway
Seattle

Everett Clinic Spine Center

1303 Pacific Ave
Everett

Eye Associates Northwest

1101 Madison St
Seattle

Eye Associates Northwest

11919 NE 128 Street
Kirkland

Eye Clinic of Edmonds

21911 76th Ave W
Edmonds

Falicov, Dr. Alexis

801 Broadway
Seattle

Falicov, Dr. Alexis

601 Broadway
Seattle

First Hill Surgeons

801 Broadway
Seattle

Garr, Dr. Jeffrey

601 Broadway
Seattle

Gillette, Dr. Thomas E

1101 Madison St
Seattle

Gray, Dr. Richard E.

2420 S Union Ave
Tacoma

Greene, Dr. Martin L.

515 Minor Ave
Seattle

Group Health Dermatology

125 16th Ave E
Seattle

Hackerman, Dr. Clayton D.

1145 Broadway
Seattle

Hanscom, Dr. David

1600 E Jefferson St
Seattle

Harborview Medical Center

325 9th Ave
Seattle

Huntoon, Dr. Jenefer

1329 N 45TH ST
Seattle

James Alberts MD

7320 216th St SW
Edmonds

James Little MD

1660 S Columbian Way
Seattle

James Raisis MD

801 Broadway
Seattle

Jeffrey Hoff DO

13014 12th Ave SW
Seattle

Jeffrey Roh MD

901 Boren Ave
Seattle

Jens Chapman MD

325 9th Ave
Seattle

Jon Geffen DO

315 Martin Luther King Jr Way # 3
Tacoma

Kantor, Dr. Stanley B

9208 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle

Kenneth Leung MD,MBBS,BS

1600 E Jefferson St
Seattle

Klane White MD

4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle

Kyle Oh MD

11811 NE 128th St
Kirkland

Lauren Plawner MD

4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle

Leveque, Dr. Jean

125 16th Ave E
Seattle

Likosky, Dr. William H

515 Minor Ave
Seattle

Margaret Hammond MD

1660 S Columbian Way
Seattle

Mark Wagner MD

1551 NW 54th St
Seattle

Markos, Dr. Cheri

1624 NE 179th St
Seattle

Melanie's Alternative Medical Center

17924 140th Avenue NE
Woodinville

Michael Lee MD

4245 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle

Minor & James Medical

515 Minor Ave
Seattle

MONROE SPORTS THERAPY

PO Box 225
Monroe

MTI PHYSICAL THERAPY - BELLEVUE

1560 140th Ave NE
Bellevue

MTI Physical Therapy - Bellevue

1560 140th Ave NE
Bellevue

MTI Physical Therapy - Fremont

3601 Fremont Avenue N
Seattle

MTI PHYSICAL THERAPY - FREMONT

435 N. 34th St
Seattle

MTI PHYSICAL THERAPY - MAGNOLIA

3200 W McGraw St
Seattle

Northwest Hospital Gamma Knife

1560 N 115th St
Seattle

Northwest Neurology

801 Broadway
Seattle

Northwest Surgical Consultants

20126 Ballinger way NE Suite 162
Seattle

Northwest Tumor Institute

550 17th Ave Ste A10
Seattle

Occupational/Environmental Med

401 Broadway
Seattle

Olympic Physical Therapy

405 NW Gilman
Issaquah

Olympic Spine and Sports Therapy

22019 Hwy. 99, Suite A
Edmonds

OPA/Proliance Surgeons

601 Broadway
Seattle

Orthopedic Associates

601 Broadway
Seattle

Orthopedic Institute at Issaquah

751 NE Blakely Dr
Issaquah

Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle

2409 N 45th Street
Seattle

Orthopedics International

901 Boren Ave
Seattle

Orthopedics International (OI)

901 Boren Ave
Seattle

OrthoWashington

12707 120th Ave NE
Kirkland

Overlake Medical Clinic

1135 116th Ave NE
Bellevue

Penner, Dr. Joshua L.

3150 West Government Way
Seattle

Peter Nora MD

550 17th Ave
Seattle

Platinum Cash Flow Solutions

23632 Highwat 99 Ste F421
Edmonds

Pollak, Dr. Arnold J

16233 Sylvester Rd SW
Seattle

ProOrtho, a divn. of Proliance Surgeons

12911 120th Ave NE
Kirkland

Puget Sound Orthopaedics

7308 Bridgeport Way W
Lakewood

Quality Care Physical Therapy

18404 102nd Ave NE
Bothell

QuickMedical

30200 SE 79th St Suite 120
Issaquah

Rajiv Sethi MD

1100 9th Ave
Seattle

Richard Rooney FACS,MD

1145 Broadway
Seattle

SBN Medical Billing

19804 Fremont Ave N
Seattle

Schoos, Ali

1260 116th Ave NE
Bellevue

Schwaegler, Dr. Paul

550 16th Avenue
Seattle

Seattle Orthopaedic/Frctr Clin

801 Broadway
Seattle

Shapiro, Dr. Joel A

1801 NW Market St
Seattle

Sheena Aurora MD

1101 Madison St
Seattle

Spine Institute Northwest

1629 220th Street SE
Bothell

Spine Institute Northwest

5006 Center St, Suite P
Tacoma

Sports Medicine Clinic

10330 Meridian Ave N Ste 300
Seattle

Sports Medicine Clinic

10330 Meridian Ave N
Seattle

Srinivasan, Dr. Jayashree

1560 N 115th St
Seattle

Steege, Dr. Timothy D.

801 Broadway
Seattle

Steven Brack DO

3801 5th St SE
Puyallup

Steven Klein MD

1560 N 115th St
Seattle

Steven Stiens MD,MS

1660 S Columbian Way
Seattle

Swedish Edmonds Hospital

21601 76th Ave W
Edmonds

Swedish Health Services

550 17th Ave
Seattle

Swedish Medical Center

751 NE Blakely Dr
Issaquah

Swedish Orthopedic Institute

601 Broadway
Seattle

Tacoma Orthopedic Surgeons

1608 S J St
Tacoma

Teresa Massagli MD

4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle

The Polyclinic

1145 Broadway
Seattle

The Polyclinic - Broadway

1145 Broadway
Seattle

The WalkEZstore.com

3209 West Smith Valley Road

Theodore Wagner MD

4245 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle

Timothy Massey MD

1629 220th St SE
Bothell

Trent Tredway MD

1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle

University Of Washington Medical Ctr

1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle

University Washington-Neurosgy

1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle

UW Shool of Medicine Gme Programs

1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle

Uwmc Bone & Joint Center

4245 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle

Uwmc-Roosevelt

1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle

VacuPractor

15127 NE 24th St
Redmond

Valley Medical Center

400 S 43rd Street
Renton

Valley Orthopedic Assoc

4011 Talbot Rd S
Renton

Virginia Mason Medical Center

1100 9th Ave
Seattle

Washington Orthopedics & Sprts

1629 220th St SE
Bothell

Wechselberger, Dr. Eric R

9015 HOLMAN RD NW
Seattle

Wu, Zhuge

21401 72nd Ave W
Edmonds

Young, Dr. Eva

601 Broadway
Seattle

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