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by John doe on Apr 5th, 2015

don't waste your time going here. He does not believe in giving actual pain medication to you. Even when your in constant pain he thinks ibuprofen is a cure all. I wish he could feel just a tenth of the pain I have to deal with daily with my disc disease. Don't waste your time.

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Jan 28th, 2015

Terrible Dr. Nothing was explained about the procedure. He was rushing to the door. NEVER.

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Dr.Dervish is terrific! show details Dr.Dervish is terrific!
by Dee L. on Oct 14th, 2014

Dr. Dervish truly cares about helping you to manage your pain. I was in a car accident three years ago. I was reluctant to seek medical care for the pain\aching\numbness I had in my right hip, leg and foot as a result of the accident because of my father's past medical experiences. Finally, I could not take the problems I was having any longer. Dr. Dervish immediately identified the cause of the pain. I wish I would not have been so afraid. I was given a cortisone by Dr. Dervish and felt major relief within 24 hours. I recently needed another treatment as the same symptoms came back - but once again, my aching and numbness and discomfort has subsided. Dr. Dervish has a truly caring personality along with the expert knowledge to put you at ease! You are in excellent hands with him. His staff is also wonderful. I highly recommend him to anyone suffering with pain.

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Sep 11th, 2013

I have suffered with severe back pain for years but have recently had a flare up that has pretty much kept me incapacitated for the last 6 months. I just had my third round of injections today and have decided whether or not they work, I will be seeing a different doctor in the future. I have literally told him that I have no quality of life because of my pain, i can't do anything I used to enjoy, my pain is all get the picture. This man believes that I dont need pain meds. If I had one wish it would be that I could transfer all my pain into HIS body and then tell him to go about his life and live with it. No sympathy, no empathy and no understanding. Please save yourself the pain and degradation and find a doc that treats you like a human being.

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Another year in pain... show details Another year in pain...
May 23rd, 2013

I have to renew each prescription for my pain meds (Tramadol, Lyrica) every month. If I run out before the end of the month, too bad for me..30 days worth at a time regardless of your pain. I called last week to again address my pain issues and refill my Lyrica prescription. I was informed I was supposed to see him every four months and I had not been there for 7 months so I had to see him before he would prescribe any more drugs. At this time I was out of Lyrica. I still had to see him before I could get it are not supposed to suddenly stop taking Lyrica due to a seizure potential... yet I was being coerced into an appointment regardless of the danger it put me in. He does not listen to what you tell him. He does not give you any sign of humanity, compassion or even basic caring. His idea of pain management is to not treat your pain but to micro- manage your meds. I am searching for a new doctor...

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Jun 16th, 2012

This Dr was my first of two pain docs, I can honestly say I don't think he ever looked at me ! I remember one day after several visits, he told me that I needed to find a way to deal with my pain because he was not going to keep me on any pain meds. He didn't seem to care if there was something going on that was causing my pain he just kept telling me to find some counseling or something to learn coping skills.I switched to another doc that I have been with for several years now (Dr Araujo) and he did some tests and found that I had some nerve damage after my failed back surgery (the real cause of this new pain). I had asked Dr Dervish about a pain pump and if it would work for me, he just told me "NO" but didn't say why... Well, Dr Araujo implanted one and I have my life back, no thanks to Dervish !! He had absolutely no bedside manner and was very stoic and rarely smiled or even looked your direction. I felt he was rude and in the wrong specialty for people in pain that need compassion and understanding. I would not recommend this guy to my worst enemy !!

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Pain Doc??? show details Pain Doc???
by Not In Love with Him anymore on Mar 23rd, 2010

He gives pain ful shots or knocks you out. He does not "believe in Narcotics for treating pain".Then what are they used for????

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Oct 7th, 2009

HE is totally competent. He is friendly, once you get past the stowic doc face. I'd love to catch him goof up, in a vunerable moment, just to tease him and watch the reaction. Honestly, Dr D is one of finest pain docs I know. Sue is tons better than a local "married" couple of pain doctors. Dervish can perform miracles next to them.

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