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I have been to a minimum of 7 Doctors in three states since 2000 for a painful and at times debilitating lower back problem. I was referred to Dr. Sharma in 2005 and consider myself lucky to have found a Dr. who truly is dedicated to alleviating pain. Doctor listens and asks questions at each appointment and is truly compassionate. Doctor has explained my back problem to me at least several times a year as patiently as if this was all new to me. He goes out of his way to work with the insurance companies to obtain approvals I found that Dr. will continue to work to find the best course of treatment and willingly makes changes as necessary. This is first class individual care. I always thank him for going to medical school. Dr. Sharma has all the qualities a patient wishes for in a Dr.. Yes I am still in pain ( No Magic) but I know Dr . is always looking for new and more effective treatments.
He is a very good Dr he cares about you my appointments always seem to come around a holiday and they run just a little behind.
I have been to several locations and the wait time to see the physicians has always been over an hour. Small waiting room very crowded. On the plus staff is friendly, and MD is professional, knowledgable and does assist with relieving pain which is primary reason for visit. Good bedside manner.
My horrible experience - similar to some comments below - I called for 3 weeks, always got the answering machine, my messages were never returned. Finally, had my primary's office contact his office since they referred me to him. Appt. in a month! I had already been diagnosed, and scheduled for surgery in a month. Brought and gave him sufficient info about my diagnosis (which he never looked at). Had excruciating pain, but had no pain meds. Never took illicit drugs. Definitely passed the random urine test......We spoke about my issues...and all of a sudden- all h*** broke loose!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For NO reason, he started blaming, accusing, and concocting things about me that were definitely not true! I was absolutely floored! Being a self-respecting person, who respects others as well, I felt belittled and demeaned for NO reason. Left there terribly upset and crying, and had to drive home that way.
Nice doctor who seems to understand patient pain but the office is very old, unkept, and appeared dirty.
Iam very upset today after my app not only did I have to wait two months for someone to call me with a appointment but then I go in with all my X-rays and disks to get told sorry I can help because your X-rays were done in ny. No. Really I just moved from ny and you asked me to bring them in and if I were looking for another doctor while waiting on your staff to call me I would have been told iam a seeker because I change dr! This is bull I don't want stuff to make me buzzed I just wanted to be back on the same meds I've been taking for three years 5mg percs. Wow big deal! And to top it off a lady in the waiting room asked where a Walgreens were because she just moved here a few weeks ago from South Carolina. To mean this dr just picks who he wants to help! I have three small kids and married and in college just trying to make it everyday to move. I have osteroprosis, Ra, scoliosis,rods in my leg, gastroparesis, rods in hip,and just got into a car accident five days ago and broke my foot. Give me a break, all in need to be pain free. So this dr will only help who he want and I will be taking this further because he flat out lied
i used to see dr. sharma for 6 1/2 yrs.. he WAS great, then he started taking on tons of new patients and more offices and just the one dr. so his manner began to change. he acts like he listens but it really goes in one ear and out the other, he used to treat me great.. after awhile i just felt like a payday to him. he NEVER listened to me when i told him i was on TOO much pain meds. i ended up taking myself off the meds and informing him at my following visit.. thats when he really turned nasty. so if you feel like you know about your condition and need a dr. to listen to you.. dont go here
Dr Sharma is one of the most well respected doctor's in his field. I totally trust his opinion. His staff is skilled and well trained. I have always rescieved great service from them. His medical skill are second to none. If he gives you what you need to do, you should do it, and you will be benefited. If you dont, its your own fault.
I give my highest honors to Dr Sharma and his staff as they are able to navigate and treat difficult cases and difficult patients with extreme skill and expertise.
Dr Sharma and his team did a great job helping my mom to recover from her stroke. She should not walk or talk when he started treating her. Now she is fully independent.
This Doctor and his staff are great. Very caring and knowledgable. I appreciated his no nonsence approach to patient care
I received great quality and compassionate care despite having very poor health insurance. Dr and staff are outstanding
Dr was able to eliminate by pain by a series of nerve block injections.
Dr was able to accurately find the right diagnosis and treatment to my condition that other doctors could not find.
I then reschduled my appt, Monday the 4th, I could not find the office and got the answering, couild not get anyone on phone. The staff was rudeI do not reccomed anyone to see this doctor.How can somone get to their appt. if no onen answers then phone. I will be reporting Dr. Shaman to the Better business bureua. i called 6 times Monday for directions
Excellent knowlegde base, very easy to understand, with caring staff
this doctor just quite seeing me after being a patient of his for years without giving me time to set up to see a new doctor. and also lied to me and told me it was medicaid giving him a hard time and then his office made up some srupid thing about there being a law he couldn't see me because i moved to another county which I found out was not true
I give my highest rating to this doctor and his staff for their care and concern for my medical conditions. they go above and beyond for what you would expect in todays heathcare system.
I would highly advise anyone to seek solid medical care with this doctor. His advise is right on the money. Staff is also very good
The professionalism of both the doctor and staff is second to none. I would recommend without hesitation to anyone
I was overall impressed with my visit. Upon walking in the door I thought, ok, not as fancy as I expected. The Institute threw me off!! But when I was attended to I felt like they were in control and I was right.. The office staff handled me dilligantly and accurately. I was very comfortable with the assistant in the back who introduced himself and spoke to me as he got acquainted with me, meanwhile taking my bp's and doing the other procedural things.. Dr Sharma was equally impressive and introduced himself as well.. He commended me on following instructions as I brought some test results from the referring drs. office. The time spent with the dr was easy going and he was very methodical and caring while performing and asking me all the relevant questions to get to know my medical situation.. I am very pleased and won't dread coming back for my future appointments with Dr. Sharma and staff.. Thank you.
The entire team at Dr Sharma's office was easy to understand, efficient, caring, and courteous. The staff goes the extra mile to aid in my healthcare.
I got Compassionate care from the entire team at the Sharma Institute. They follow thru with all guidelines in a professional manner.
Doctor and staff do a great job with patient care, education, and courtesy.I appreciated that he uses alternative approaches to help with pain
dr sharma has no consideration for the younger patients . He is very rude . I waited for a total of 1 hr 30 minutes to be seen . Mind you I had my 8 month old son . I've been taking tramadol for 6 years now 26 years old have 3 bulging lower discs asked him for something stronger he told me no I'm to young . he kept me on tramadol 50 mg . If I am obligated to take a drug test which I did came up clean then why is it because of my age you can't give me a stronger medicine . Dr leal Tampa is a great doctor .
He is a highly skilled physician. He takes the appropiate time to get to know me. He is looking out for your long term sucess. We are very blessed to have him in our community
Very easy to communicate and talk too. Listens very well. Cares about me and my condition.
Great Doctor,is all I am going to say. But wished he would do follow up calls to his patients homes and discuss any questions a patient may have,I think that is important.
Exceptional physician, skilled practioner, easy to understand and contact.I will stick with him thru thick and thin
Dr Sharma and his staff are awesom. They return call same day or within 24hrs. They do not put up with bad behavior and they should have too. Dr Sharma is an awesom doctot and his staff is equally as good
Dr Sharma himself is a very kind, caring, knowledgeable, and professional physician. I have been a patient of his for several years. However, his front office staff is a whole other story. They are badly in need of some education of the specialty they are working in, so as they may develope the needed empathy and insight to properly care for and communicate with patients in need of that specialty. That staff is not professional or courteous in the least. Whenever I call with a problem between appointments, (and this is very infrequent), I am treated very coldly, they are very dismissive to my concerns, and I seldom recieve a call back when they assure me I will. I have also been called a liar, treated with the utmost disrespect and hostility, and as if I were a junkie from of the street, rather than a long time patient with legitimate longterm pain issues. The front desk seems to be jaded with the thought that all people on pain medication must be drug addicts and junkies as this is how they treat the patients. I have seen others treated in the same fashion I have described during my long waits to see the Dr. I already have to deal with my chronic pain daily and the knowledge that due to my disability I cannot run and play sports with my boys, along with the inability to do several other "normal" daily activities. The last thing I need is for the office staff of the doctor that prescribes me medication so I can at least control the pain enough to walk, to treat me as though I am a lower level human being. I have thought of leaving the practice several times.... however, as I said before, Dr Sharma is a great doctor. But, he really must consider either educating or replacing the front office staff for the sake of the patients and himself. Their bad attitude and lack of professionalism reflects poorly on him as well.
DR. SHARMA IS A GREAT DOCTOR....BUT HIS STAFF SHOULD BE FIRED...I WAS BELITTLED..INSULTED...DEGRADED...CALLED A LYER...ACCUSED OF BEING A DRUG ADDICT AND THE THEATENED WITH JAIL IF I GOT MEDS FROM ANOTHER DOCTOR...I AM AN OLD LADY WITH 6 DOCTORS AND MAJOR SURGERY..DON,T TALK TO ME LIKE I AM A TEENAGER DRUG ADDICT...SHAME ON YOU ALL
Superior level of care and servicei would highly reccomend to you
I would not recommend this pain management clinic to anyone. The clinic seems to be run with volume of patients as the main goal and very little time is actually spent with the doctor.
My experience with Dr. Sharma has been excellent. He listens and takes his time to try to treat my conditions. His staff is knowledgable and I am treated with respect when entering the office. I would recommend him to any patient.
Outstanding office, Outstanding staff.I am very pleased with the results. He explores all options of care and comes up the the best individual plan of care.I am pain free now after seeing him.
Excellent staff, Excellent service,He got rid of my pain and im pain free now
corteous staff, friendly atmosphere, easy to understand, easy to talk to, eassy to contact, very caring, would highly reccomend to you
He is a very caring physician who is very easy to talk and communicate with. The service ive experienced at his new office makes my day each time I see him. I would highly reccomend his new office to anyone.
Great care and expertise in his field.Very comprehensive in his examination and treatment plan. He delivered great care in treating my chronic pain condition.He used a holisitic approach to optimize my function.
he possesses an excellent knowledge base and he was able to relay complex medical information to me, in a clear and understandable way. he was courteous and compassionate with the care he provides.he offers a comprehensive approach to managing his patients care. i would recommend without a hesitation
took the extra time and effort to get me thru my chronic pain conditionvery skilled in electrdiagnostic testinghighly recomend to anyone in pain
I had histoplasmosis and still do, but it is in remision sort of right now. I had pain that wasn't treated and the hosto was not treated for 3 years, but finally I had to have a chest surgery that paralyzed my right diaphragm and left me w/ horible back and chest pain. My first visit was hopeful. I had been treated by a gp in Iowa who learned that I had always been spot on in my diagnosis of myself and had never lied to her. We had built that relationship over 5 years. It took 5 years to get that from her. I moved to FL and found dr Sharma and, like I said the first visit was hopeful.He and his assistant talked about my options and physical therapy and promised to make me feel better. I was on 5mg of percacet 2 times a day at that point and explained I tried to take half a pill not a whole pill, but even a whole pill didn't get rid of the pain. They were supportive and gave me back x rays saying to me I was sway backed and were suprised I didn't have lower back pain, but upper mid back pain instead.If you do research you learn that pain in that area is common in ppl w/ one or no diaphrames that work due to the extra muscles which pull on the back to expand the chest wall rather than using the diaphram itself. Plus, up to 80% of patients have residual pain for life and most of those are women.Well, x rays showed nothing as I knew they would since x rays show no muscle or tendon involvement. I have been round the block and my mom does research for her job so I am not stupid. Plus, I have had pet scans, bone scans, ct scans and mri's. They showed nothing. Anyway, he then became rude. His assistant was great. She was kind, even saying we made need to rais my pain meds. Pain meds taken a year become 25% less effective w/ in the first year so this would make sense. However, I then got Sharma again.I asked to switch to vicodin, I wont say why, but it was a lower fda classed drug and 1.5 times less strong than percecet. He proceded to tell me it was twice the dose of percacet and was telling me that I'd been on half a pill when I came in. Yes, and I told him I took one pill several times a day at times too and that it only dulled the pain, but I wanted to try vicadin. More research reveals that each effects brain receptors in different ways so even if percacet is stronger vicadin can work better if your receptors are set up that way. He then gave me the look of death and began treating me like an addict. Of course w/ these meds there is always some addiction to them when you are on them 2 plus years. Duh, but I have real pain and bad pain and I wanted to try something new to see if it would be better and being a lower class drug than percacet I thought he would be happy not get out right mad and accusatory and give me inaccurate drug information on the differences of the two.I left almost in tears. He not only gave me to few pills then what I was needing. He threatened me w/ random drug tests, which I was told on my first visit were monthly tests not random. He then went on to threatened to stop them all together (I could understand why he had t do this do to the reason I wanted to try vicadin, but not in the vicious way he did, I could have lied, addicts lie, they don't tell the truth and not hide stuff), despite me being suicidal just two months ago before he changed my depression dose on my first visit.Since each time I have seen him every visit w/ him got worse. His assistant is so kind and understanding. Still, nothing has come further of physical therapy or other treatment options since the first visit. In fact, Sharma himself had to ask me if he had given me an xray of my back. Um, isn't that in the file?Not to mention I asked and signed for my dr notes and several months later have not gotten them. I am afraid to switch because I don't want to be a dr shopper or labeled as such. I wish I could get his assistant all the time. Do not get started w/ this man.
cured my back pain without surgery
He was mean, told me that I didnt have anything wrong w/ me.. would not except my test results and then called me a drug addict / i wouldnt send anyone to this man... his assistant has more manners then he does.. he is a very arrogant man....