Schrick, Cory

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04/16/2010

I feel I was lulled into a false sense of security. I was given three options, and then summarily had them narrowed to one based on HIS expertise. Which I would describe as flawed at best. My PCP told me after contacting them as directed for follow up pain management, That they wouldn't prescribe me anything because "They had too many patients on pain medication already." Meaning I was left to suf...

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After receiving a referral from my PCP for a torn miniscus. I went to see Dr. Schrick. I arrived at the nicely decorated office, If not a bit too overdone. I thought from the decor I was going to get good treatment. I was lead further into this false sense of security after interacting with the kind and patient staff of the practice. Within 15 minutes of my arrival I was escorted back to the exam room. The nurse was thoughtful and kind, took a full history and all in all was very good at her job. However, a few scant minutes later Dr. Schrick enters the room and begins his examination. He doesn't speak much just asking if something hurts or doesn't is very cold and calculative and at no point stops to tell me what exactly he is checking for. After the examination he reads the MRI report that I had had done in Dec. At this point he decides that he is more adept at reading such MRI's without actually having seen my films, and countermands the radiologists report stating that he believed it MIGHT only be early onset Arthritis. I am Thirty(30) years old. I have had one previous knee injury from which I made a full recovery. I DO NOT have arthritis. I explains this to him. He then presents me with three options: 1.) Do Nothing. Considering the Huge amount of pain I was in this wasn't much of an option. 2.) Administer a Site Point Injection into my knee for the arthritis HE believed I had. And wait six(6) weeks to see if this helps the problem. And 3.) Schedule a surgery to correct the problem the radiologist and the Orthopedic Surgeon I had seen in December Believed I had. I told him After suffering this long I'd rather get the surgery over with. At this point. He then says "No, I think the best option would be to try the injection. So we can do that, or you can go home." Effectively eliminating the option 3. I argued that that was not what I wanted that I was in intense pain and would rather receive more immediate attention to the problem, Afraid, That it wouldn't work and I would be stuck suffering another 6 weeks. He said he would ONLY continue to the surgery AFTER the injection had failed. I reluctantly agreed. After giving me the injection, I ask if I could be given a prescription for pain killers in case it failed. He refused saying that any follow up treatment would be handled by my PCP, Unless the shot failed. I was upset, angry and in alot of pain. I reluctantly accepted his answer and left for home to contact my PCP.

CATEGORY orthopedics, knee doctor

Services Offered

Bone & joint care.

Services Not Offered

Back or neck.

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Payment Options
American Express, Check, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Emergency Service
No
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