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After receiving Botox for treatment of migraines for the first time I had severe swelling in my face and hands, pressure in my chest and felt like I had been hit by a truck. When i called the office to get help their first response was "is not the botox" and offered no assistance. I went to the ER where they ran tests and decided it wasn't life threatening but encouraged me to see the neurologist who gave the injections because something was clearly wrong. I called the next morning and explained the situation again and was told I couldn't get in for 5 days! I called again later and Daphne couldn't understand why I hadn't been given an appointment for the same day and said she'd have scheduling call me. I didn't hear from them until the end of the day and they offered me yet another appointment several days out. This is the last time I will see this doctor. He did not have the professionalism to call and check after the several messages I had left after what had happened. Inexcusable.
Worst experience ever. Had first appt of the day and I waited over an hour after being called back. No apology. Rushed, require multiple appts with his assistant, horrible front office. Nothing good to say here. I was so desperate for help with my migraines and left disappointed that this office was such a disaster. Waited over 3 months for this sacred appt only to be beyond disappointed. I was so hopeful and this was beyond unhelpful, insulting and unprofessional. I had arranged childcare to go to this appt and with the crazy wait time I was gone over 3 hours for nothing. Insult to injury, please note the reviews and do not go here, ever.
Extremely rude from the reception to the Dr. Was not able to speak to the Dr as the staff tries to be the physician. Will never return.
If it were not for Dr. Blumenfeld, I would not go back. The office staff has made so many mistakes its terrible. The staff doesn't communicate well. As a result, I've had multiple issues for appointments, billing and prescriptions. I do not care for Jessica at all. She has not been helpful. I will only go and see Dr. Blumenfeld. Like I said, if he wasn't the best in the biz, I would have left a long time ago.
I have been working with Dr. Blumenfeld to help me manage my migraines for over 6 years. After his help my migraines went from daily to almost none at all. I truly trust his expertise and recommend him to everyone I know!
Dr. Blumenfeld has helped get my migraines under control. He has always been there to answer any questions I have had. He has given me many options for the treatment of my migraines and has always given me the pros and cons of each treatment. I thank him greatly for his help.
I am very hopeful that Dr. Blumenfeld will be able to get my migraine headaches under control!!
I am a Nurse who has suffered with migraine for 45 years. I have been treated very well by Dr Blumenfeld: He always takes time to answer my questions - i found him to be caring, competent & considerate. Best of all? MY headaches are GONE! Thank you Dr B
I had been under the care of several neurologists before I became a patient of Dr. Blumenfeld. He is the only doctor that was able to find the cause of my migraines in order to treat them. Most doctors just treat the symptoms without treating the cause. With with his extensive knowledge, patience, and utilization of time necessary to successfully treat and manage pain as well as find the cause of the condition I am now able to live a productive life.I do not mind waiting for an appointment with Dr. Blumenfeld because it keeps me from going to the emergency room where I could spend several hours waiting for treatment. He also takes the time to consult his patients which I appreciate because as a patient I want to be well informed of my condition and maintain my health.I would highly recommend Dr. Blumenfeld because he is an excellent neurologist who cares about his patients and their needs.
Migrain Headaches had been steadily increasing until I was spending half of my life suffering through them. It felt like the other half was spent feeling 'beat up' recovering from them. Dr. Andrew Blumenfeld understood how horrible Migraines are and actually STOPPED THEM. I feel like it's been a new life. I can wake up without pain! I have also learned to pay attention to smaller headaches before they ever have a chance to turn into possible migraines. I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Blumenfeld.
Dr. Blumenfeld quite rightly sent me over to the sleep center in spite of my not having a clue that I had a sleep disorder. I have had migraines for years. They were exacerbated for years by the diagnosis of the sleep center - sleep apnea. Dr. Blumenfeld is quite intuitive and brilliant in the area of migraine management.
Dr Blumenfeld's expertise in Migraine has truly saved my life - living with chronic migraine was a life sentence until he helped me manage this disorder and live a happy life again. I would recommend him to anyone struggling with this problem. He's always on the cutting edge of new technologies and takes as much as time as I need in my appointments. I consider him a friend.
I suffer from severe migraines. Blumenfeld is "suppose" to be the go to doc for migraines. I had already received Botox treatments from another neurologist without any success, except to severly worsen an old neck injury. Blumenfeld wanted to do more Botox even after I explained the result of Botox in the past. He still pushed for more Botox as if this was all he could think of. Even the published literature on Botox shows it is not as effective for the type of migrained I suffer from (exploding) and is best for imploding migraines. Perhaps he should read the studies a little more carefully.This doctor displayed a complete lack of compassion for me and the acute pain I undergo at least 4 days a week. He was not even prepared to see me, wanting be to recite all the meds I have tried in the past. When I asked him if he didn't have the listing of the meds I had already given him, he said he was having trouble opening the file in his computer, but finally managed to do so.His course of treatment is for me again take meds that already proved useless. As far as helping me deal with the pain, he suggest going to the emergency room at a hospital! He then cut the visit short stating he needed to see other patients!I saw another doctor in this practice and stopped because he passed me off to a NP (nurse) for future visits without even establishing any course of treatment that worked. I guess because he ran out of ideas and did want to waste anymore time with me...at least that how he made me feel.If you are in search of a doctor who will put their ego aside, listen to you and treat you with respect and compassion, look elsewhere.
In 2005, I saw three neurologists and a pain specialist for searing daily headaches that had come on suddenly. No one could give me a concrete diagnosis, but that didn't stop any of them from prescribing medications. To no avail. By the time I saw Dr. Blumenfeld, my pain was disabling. I had trouble concentrating and could barely hold my head up. He quickly took my medical history, carefully watching me head and eye movements as we talked. Within ten or fifteen minutes, he had a diagnosis: Migraines with distonia. It took several Botox treatments before I was pain-free. He's continued to treat me, and with one notable exception (a crippling migraine immediately prior to the death of my mother), I have not experienced any more migraine pain. What's more, he's treated my distonia and I my annoying head tremor has all but disappeared. Caring, concerned, personable, professional, brilliant and high skilled. That's how I'd describe Dr. Blumenfeld. I've recommended him to a number of friends over the years.
Dr. Blumenfeld was highly recommended to us for our 13 year old daughter by our family's Opthomologist. She said he was absolutely the best and worth the 75 minute drive from our home in Orange County. He has a very patient and calm manner that put our daughter at ease immediately. During our visits he has spent considerable time with us explaining his treatment plan, including any medications he prescribes and any tests he orders. In between appointments he and his triage staff have been very responsive to our daughter's needs and her Mother's many questions. He has our daughter's complete faith and trust. No easy task after an Occipital Nerve Block, Spinal Tap and Botox. Our daughter is making good progress after suffering with headaches and migraines 24/7 for the past 60 days. We just find it so hard to believe the negative reviewers were actually patients of Dr. Blumenfeld.
Dr. Blumenfeld Is Very Professional And Accurate With His Diagnosis . He Has A Very Quiet And Personable Demeanor .My Office Visits Are Pleasant Experiences .
After 5 years of agonizing migraines and daily headaches, Dr.Blumenfeld has been the only doctor to accurately diagnose my pain and help me. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr.Blumenfeld to anyone and everyone in a heartbeat. He has worked with me for years trying different treatments, and has always encouraged me that I would find relief, and was the only one to finally provide it. He tells you what you need to hear, educates you on your condition, and walks you through every option possible. Most of all, Dr.Blumenfeld has given me the hope I've needed for getting through this pain. Although I live most of the year 7 hours away, I make special trips just to be treated by this doctor. I would recommend him to anyone seeking neurological care.
Not only is Dr. Blumenfeld the worst doctor I've ever met, he is by far the worst person I've ever met. He kept contradicting himself, and when I'd ask for clarification he'd yell at me "You're not allowed to ask any questions". He was so scattered, that he could not focus at all. He'd ask me a question which I'd already answered on my patient form, and I'd answer it as he stared at the form and then the veins in his neck would bulge out, and he'd angrily insist that I left that question blank. His eyes and affect were weird, and I could not believe he is allowed to practice medicine in the condition he is in. Stay as far away from him as possible. I think he should take 6-12 months off and get plenty of rest, and deal with his issues. He is in a bad way.
I have had my problem for many years, and I have seen many doctors who were no big help. This doctor is the only doctor that understood the problem I had
I would not recommend Dr. Blumenfeld. He spoke to my husband, not to me during the appointments. He told me that I was depressed and that I had a dental problem, and tried to sell me a bite guard. Also, he did not make me feel heard, or that he was actually taking me seriously. I found another physician and have been diagnosed with a movement disorder, not depression or a dental issue.
He really solved my headache problems.I had daily headaches and now have only rare disabling headaches that I can easily mange with medications.