19 Patient Reviews
- Wait Time 28.7 minutes
- Easy Appointments
- Friendly Staff
- Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
- Bedside Manner
- Spends Time With Patients
- Appropriate Followup
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1.0 of 5
January 25th, 2016
Worst run clinic in Shands Organization
The absolute worst clinic in the Shands organization. 6 month waits for appt, overbooked office. Staff assumes patients are drug seeking liars, and do not mind treating you as such.
1.0 of 5
June 14th, 2015
Terrible patient relationship. Didn't even introduce himself
1.0 of 5
February 13th, 2015
Dr. Blotner is nothing but a pill pusher....he only wants to psycho-analyze you and prescribe drugs rather than working with you to live through the pain.
5.0 of 5
January 27th, 2015
A good man and I thought of him as a friend and he was he had a great what I call a great bed side manners.
2.0 of 5
December 22nd, 2014
I was reffered to Dr. Blotner by another pain specilist, as I wished to, at that time, be tapered off of of high quanitites of the oral pain mediations I was taking and needed a refferal from a psychiatrist with admitting privileges toget the appropriate assessment, brief hospitalization and detox, and follow-up. When I arrived at his office, the slight disorganization written about in several of the other reviews were apparent. Anyway, I got through the forms.He did, as also indicatd in othe e-mails, sit at a computer, and type in, rather quickly, my history of use, what I was being prescribed at that time, etc. He was perfunctory, not rude, nut certainly not warm nor gracious in any way. The plan at eh in-patient facility I was going to was to be detoxed over approximately 6-7 days using Suboxone, which worked extremely well, as I never felt really sick or weak. On my last day there, I had been specifically instructed to make an appointment to follow-up with Dr. Blotner to see him, discuss the inpatient experience, and how it felt for a Ph.D. level Child Psychologist like myself to be on a Unit. This is NOT TO SAY that I am any better or differentthen anyone that dfevelops chronic psin legitimately, and then is swept up in addiction before you realize it. In any case, when the staff called, they were CURTLY informed that DR. Blotner would not see me, no explnstion given, and the names of other practitioners provided. I eventually followed up with the kind psychiatrist that treatd me while in the hospital, who also did not understand the reason for the 360 turnaround. I WAS honest with Dr. Blotner about my history, and issues, and found his arbitrary decision, which, while his right to certainly do so, could have at least had me in for a face-to-face discussion. I was bitterly dissapointed, and would not recommend him to anyone on the basis of character issues, not clinical accumen or knowledge.
5.0 of 5
December 11th, 2014
Truly the best doctor ever. He is a master of synergistic pain control.
5.0 of 5
July 19th, 2014
Answer to a prayer!
The hardest thing for me was getting the initial appointment and getting past his rude and arrogantly inconsiderate office personnel. After the first visit everything was pleasantly easy after, that is, he replaced some of his office personnel that was causing a lot of his problems. He was attentive, meticulous, and professional. When I told him my meds weren't working, he took me off of the ones causing the problem very carefully and introduced me to the knew ones slowly, paying attention to the possible chance of any reaction. When I was diagnosed with breasts cancer and developed panic attacks, he helped me and when I no longer needed that medication he gradually weaned me of so not to cause any withdrawals. When he accepted a new position in Florida he set me up with a new physician so that my transition would go as smoothly as possible. But as luck would have it, it didn't. To much time between appointments, causing withdrawals from some of my meds. Some patients not as blessed as I was and they ended up in worse condition than I. People like me are dependent upon our medication and NOT addicts by choice. If I could live without pain w/o pills I would be the first in that lunch line. Good luck Dr. Blotner. I'll miss you.
5.0 of 5
March 12th, 2014
His patient for more than 5 years
I wrote a previous review here, mentioning how grateful I was for his help in obtaining Disability. Everything I wrote still applies. I'm just adding to it because I noticed numerous reviews that indicated he doesn't care about his patients, and I feel just the opposite about his pain management. I have many doctors for my multiple problems, and he is at the top of the list for "bedside manner." I also feel he is extremely knowledgeable about pain control treatments and medications. His staff support has been so poor that I have considered changing physician many times. Their errors have been outrageous (getting meds switched with another patient, not following up or conveying messages, etc. I stay because I think he is the best in his field, which overshadows the shortcomings of his staff. I do recommend Dr. Blotner highly for patients who have severe pain issues and depression. Be sure to write down any questions ahead of the appointment. Let him know you have noted some questions, and he will deal with whatever concerns you have. Don't expect him to be a mind-reader or magician; but you can expect him to be thorough, caring and knowledgeable.
5.0 of 5
September 9th, 2013
Most caring and knowledgeable doctor and staff ever!
From the moment I walked through the door, the staff and even dr. Blotner himself warmly greeted me and was happy to see me. I had a moderate wait to see the doctor but I was a new patient. Fnp Kathryn spent time getting to know me personally while at the same time discussing my conditions and what the plans are. I could have never have had a bigger prayer answered than being a patient of Dr. Blotner. Everyone in the office has a great attitude and they are a family that care about people with severe pain and meet you in the middle in how well they make you feel accepted. With me being 27 and having such horrible low back and leg pain,they see you and treat you in a conservative,careful way to achieve the best result so you can live life and want to see you get better...but you also have to want to get better and not work/do what they tell you to do. Again im very thankful and pray I do all I can to show them im into my care just as much as they are and trust me thats a challenge that is very welcomed! Highly recommended by me
2.0 of 5
September 6th, 2013
Treatment will be affected due to numerous staff mistakes.
I was looking forward to being treated by Dr. Blotner after reading patient reviews. I visited with him four times. Unfortunately numerous staff mistakes interfered with me receiving treatment for my Chronic Pain. I dealt with the mistakes and was extremely patient.I finally could not take it anymore so I decided no to visit with the doctor in the future. Do not waste your time and money.
1.0 of 5
April 3rd, 2013
I had been waiting to get an appointment since January.I knew there was a three to six month wait. What I didn't expect was to get rejected for not having private insurance ,which I feel was why the doctor rejected me.I would've still been waiting if I hadn't kept calling and going by the office checking to see where I'm on the list.Finally I was sent to Lapoloma Treatment Center for an assessment to get in to see Dr. Blotner.The doctor office told them I had private insurance when they sent me there. Once it was known that I didn't have private insurance and I couldn't be seen by Lapoloma then I was told I didn't meet the doctors criteria.But the doctor office knew I didn't have private insurance.They told me they accepted my insurance,which is Tenncare, before they sent the wrong insurance information to Lapoloma. I pray that this doesn't happen to anyone else like myself in severe pain.I feel I would have been accepted by the doctor if I had private insurance to be treated through Lapoloma which Dr.Blotner is associated.Private insurance gets you in and Tenncare puts you on a six month to a year waiting list that's gonna always be full. I wish Dr Blotner would find it in his heart to help the less fortunate. In this life I think your "Higher Power" blesses you to be a blessing to others less fortunate.
5.0 of 5
October 2nd, 2012
Dr Blotner took the time to review my wife's complete medical history before our meeting, and thankfully didn't insult our intelligence by asking her unnecessary questions. We were especially impressed at his keen insight and ability too access my wife's need for specific medications, usually prescribed, only by psychiatrists. He was able to evaluate her case without wasting anyone's time. We thank God for this talented professional healer. Other talented doctors may be the best in their field, but were admittedly ill equipped to deal with post op anxiety issues. Thanks to Dr Blotner my wife's recovery shall be less stressful and her outlook more positive than before he joined our battle against Ovarian Cancer!
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