Mithoefer, Dr. Kai

Angie's List since October 2008

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I don't recommend this doctor to anyone over 35. He's really effective with young healthy people who are into sports, like I was in my teens, twenties and early thirties. I was a marathon runner. If you are older, have had previous unsuccessful orthopedic surgeries, he is totally dismissive and uninterested.

Dr. Mithoefer's bedside manner is horrendous. He is cold, abrupt and has his spiel. He told me to get a MRA ( a dye injected MRI ) on my right shoulder. I just had this procedure a few weeks before this visit. He didn't bother to look at my medical records except to glance at two surgical notes from 1986 & 1988. He then said all his patients get PT, did a cursory exam and left. The whole visit took about two minutes. I think that if you are young, healthy and into sports -and have a simple repair job to be done, he's the guy for you. If you are older, have had longer standing, more complex issues, or previous surgeries he writes you off. It's ageism. I've done previous bouts of PT without any positive change in pain or function. I'm middle aged not ancient. But even if I was elderly, don't people deserve a better quality of life regardless of age? He's just plain rude, too. I was walking down the corridor, the door to his office was open and I introduced my husband to him. He glanced up and said, " I'm dictating." without any acknowledgment of us. Great. What a lousy experience..

CATEGORY orthopedics

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Orthopedic Surgeon, Sport Medicine Specialist

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