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Scott -- re: "Rate Your Doctor"

Posted by Nancy S. on 9/10/00 at 05:04 (027798)

Under the type of doctor, what do you think about adding 'sports medicine specialist'? This is the only doctor I've found who is able to help me. I rated him anyway, but I hated having to place him under 'other/unknown'!
Nancy

Re: Scott -- re: "Rate Your Doctor"

Pauline on 9/10/00 at 10:42 (027815)

I usually find 'Sports Medicine Dr' a catchy title a Dr decides to add to his/her yellow pages ad. They usually seem to be Orthopedic
men wanting a hand up on business. The added phrase immediately
makes you think that they must deal better with Sports Injuries or
that they only treat people playing sports. If you look deeper into
your Dr.s credentials you will probably find him Board Certified in
Orthopedics. Sometimes they are not even board certified. The hospital the Dr. has priviliges at will give you information on his education and certifications. Dr. Z do you know of any Sports Medicine Fellowship certification?

Re: Scott -- re: "Rate Your Doctor"

Kim B. on 9/10/00 at 11:08 (027818)

Pauline, I think a true sports medicine doctor is a 'Physiatrist'. Regards, Kim B.

Re: Scott -- re: "Rate Your Doctor"

Nancy S. on 9/10/00 at 11:24 (027820)

Pauline, my doctor doesn't have a yellow pages ad -- or need to advertise for business. He is one of about ten doctors in the sports medicine clinic at the biggest medical center in my state. I haven't felt a need to check his credentials -- his examinations, diagnoses, treatment, and knowledge of PF and the various tendonitises I have are way over the heads of every other doctor I consulted, and without the often-found dr. ego problem.
I have often noticed references to people's sports medicine doctors on this site. That is why I asked.
Nancy

Re: To Kim Scott -- re: "Rate Your Doctor"

Pauline on 9/10/00 at 11:53 (027823)

Kim,
A Physiatrist is a Dr. who works with Physical Medicine and Rehab.
They are usually not interested in what causes the problem as much as how to get you to function with the problem. They typically do not specalize only in sport type injuries. I do not believe there is a 'Sports Medicine Board Certification' it's a catchy title to enhance a another speciality be it Orthopedics another speciality.

Re: Whats really important----------- re: "Rate Your Doctor"

Pauline on 9/10/00 at 12:03 (027824)

The bottom line is how we should rate the Dr. For all I care if the man was a Vet and provided the best treatment I'd still call him a good Dr. Perhaps we need to start a good Dr. list names and addresses and speciality. ( Ortho, Pod, Vet, OB/Gyn, Sports Med ) what ever they call themselves ) This way someone with PF living in the area could also try those people first. It might save them a lot of money, pain and time. Do we really care about the title????

Re: To Nancy -- re: "Rate Your Doctor"

Pauline on 9/10/00 at 12:14 (027825)

Nancy,
I'm glad you have found the best Dr in your area to treat your problem. You probably looked high and low like the rest of us for
the right man and a possible cure. When someone is lucky enough to find these men/women lets begin to list them so everyone knows who they are. These are not people to keep in shadows. Someone else in your state may just be waiting for your informtiion. Others posting
may even want to travel to see these people. After your find does it really make a difference whether they use the words ' Sports Medicine' or not. Isn't the bottom line you finally found help and you are willing to share it with others.

Re: To Nancy -- re: "Rate Your Doctor"

Nancy S. on 9/10/00 at 15:31 (027829)

Pauline: Uh, I did just that. I entered my doctor's name, city, and state with my comments in the section Scott started some time ago. It's called 'Rate Your Doctor,' click on it at top of page. The section calls for you to also pick a specialty/title, and my doctor's specialty was not listed there. I had to put him under 'other/unknown,' as I said in my original post, and that is why I queried Scott about expanding the specialty/title choices. The specialty might not be important to you or me personally, but who knows, it might be to people looking for a certain one.
Ok, I think I've repeated myself enough for today.
Nancy

Re: I am very happy with my sports med doc

Beverly on 9/10/00 at 16:20 (027834)

Pauline,

I disagree. My orthopedic surgeon is also a sports medicine doctor. He has further specialized in the lower body. I know he has all kinds of extra certifications and did a fellowship. I have been very happy with him. This was after going to four pods and one regular orthopedic surgeon. It was not until I got to the sports med doc that I felt my pain was taken seriously. He has even made a video on PF for his patients. It remains to be seen whether he will have a 'curing' solution for me, but I feel I am in the best hands I could be in short of flying off to a top hospital like Mayo's.
Beverly

Re: To Beverly I am very happy with my sports med doc

Pauline on 9/10/00 at 17:39 (027844)

Beverly,
So glad we can agree to disagree. I'm glad you found a wonderful Dr. Mine too has had extra training in ankle and foot. I hesitate
to put him on any Dr list until I can see the end result of his treatment. Only then do I feel I can give a true accounting of him to others. Right now I can only tell you about his credentials, kindness, listening ability, scheduling of patients, call backs, prescribed medication and current treatment. When and if I am cured I can then give you a complete picture of this Dr. from start to finish.

Re: Scott -- re: "Rate Your Doctor"

john h on 9/11/00 at 16:00 (027930)

i think in the final analysis you rate your doctor on whether he cured you or made you better or explained to your satisfaction why you want get better. everything else in the final analysis is fluff.

Re: Scott -- re: "Rate Your Doctor"

Pauline on 9/10/00 at 10:42 (027815)

I usually find 'Sports Medicine Dr' a catchy title a Dr decides to add to his/her yellow pages ad. They usually seem to be Orthopedic
men wanting a hand up on business. The added phrase immediately
makes you think that they must deal better with Sports Injuries or
that they only treat people playing sports. If you look deeper into
your Dr.s credentials you will probably find him Board Certified in
Orthopedics. Sometimes they are not even board certified. The hospital the Dr. has priviliges at will give you information on his education and certifications. Dr. Z do you know of any Sports Medicine Fellowship certification?

Re: Scott -- re: "Rate Your Doctor"

Kim B. on 9/10/00 at 11:08 (027818)

Pauline, I think a true sports medicine doctor is a 'Physiatrist'. Regards, Kim B.

Re: Scott -- re: "Rate Your Doctor"

Nancy S. on 9/10/00 at 11:24 (027820)

Pauline, my doctor doesn't have a yellow pages ad -- or need to advertise for business. He is one of about ten doctors in the sports medicine clinic at the biggest medical center in my state. I haven't felt a need to check his credentials -- his examinations, diagnoses, treatment, and knowledge of PF and the various tendonitises I have are way over the heads of every other doctor I consulted, and without the often-found dr. ego problem.
I have often noticed references to people's sports medicine doctors on this site. That is why I asked.
Nancy

Re: To Kim Scott -- re: "Rate Your Doctor"

Pauline on 9/10/00 at 11:53 (027823)

Kim,
A Physiatrist is a Dr. who works with Physical Medicine and Rehab.
They are usually not interested in what causes the problem as much as how to get you to function with the problem. They typically do not specalize only in sport type injuries. I do not believe there is a 'Sports Medicine Board Certification' it's a catchy title to enhance a another speciality be it Orthopedics another speciality.

Re: Whats really important----------- re: "Rate Your Doctor"

Pauline on 9/10/00 at 12:03 (027824)

The bottom line is how we should rate the Dr. For all I care if the man was a Vet and provided the best treatment I'd still call him a good Dr. Perhaps we need to start a good Dr. list names and addresses and speciality. ( Ortho, Pod, Vet, OB/Gyn, Sports Med ) what ever they call themselves ) This way someone with PF living in the area could also try those people first. It might save them a lot of money, pain and time. Do we really care about the title????

Re: To Nancy -- re: "Rate Your Doctor"

Pauline on 9/10/00 at 12:14 (027825)

Nancy,
I'm glad you have found the best Dr in your area to treat your problem. You probably looked high and low like the rest of us for
the right man and a possible cure. When someone is lucky enough to find these men/women lets begin to list them so everyone knows who they are. These are not people to keep in shadows. Someone else in your state may just be waiting for your informtiion. Others posting
may even want to travel to see these people. After your find does it really make a difference whether they use the words ' Sports Medicine' or not. Isn't the bottom line you finally found help and you are willing to share it with others.

Re: To Nancy -- re: "Rate Your Doctor"

Nancy S. on 9/10/00 at 15:31 (027829)

Pauline: Uh, I did just that. I entered my doctor's name, city, and state with my comments in the section Scott started some time ago. It's called 'Rate Your Doctor,' click on it at top of page. The section calls for you to also pick a specialty/title, and my doctor's specialty was not listed there. I had to put him under 'other/unknown,' as I said in my original post, and that is why I queried Scott about expanding the specialty/title choices. The specialty might not be important to you or me personally, but who knows, it might be to people looking for a certain one.
Ok, I think I've repeated myself enough for today.
Nancy

Re: I am very happy with my sports med doc

Beverly on 9/10/00 at 16:20 (027834)

Pauline,

I disagree. My orthopedic surgeon is also a sports medicine doctor. He has further specialized in the lower body. I know he has all kinds of extra certifications and did a fellowship. I have been very happy with him. This was after going to four pods and one regular orthopedic surgeon. It was not until I got to the sports med doc that I felt my pain was taken seriously. He has even made a video on PF for his patients. It remains to be seen whether he will have a 'curing' solution for me, but I feel I am in the best hands I could be in short of flying off to a top hospital like Mayo's.
Beverly

Re: To Beverly I am very happy with my sports med doc

Pauline on 9/10/00 at 17:39 (027844)

Beverly,
So glad we can agree to disagree. I'm glad you found a wonderful Dr. Mine too has had extra training in ankle and foot. I hesitate
to put him on any Dr list until I can see the end result of his treatment. Only then do I feel I can give a true accounting of him to others. Right now I can only tell you about his credentials, kindness, listening ability, scheduling of patients, call backs, prescribed medication and current treatment. When and if I am cured I can then give you a complete picture of this Dr. from start to finish.

Re: Scott -- re: "Rate Your Doctor"

john h on 9/11/00 at 16:00 (027930)

i think in the final analysis you rate your doctor on whether he cured you or made you better or explained to your satisfaction why you want get better. everything else in the final analysis is fluff.