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I am a recently new patient with this Dr and I was extremely happy with him, his staff and the services provided to me. My pain has been on and off for years and during my first visit he spent the time to go over all my history of any injuries or even bumps and bruises that were related to this area. After a long discussion he went over a plan of care for different types of procedures and possible outcomes that could arise. After an MRI and going threw two sets of interjections I can say that this has helped me so much. I will continue with my care here and I am very happy I found him. Thank you Dr. Lipton & Staff.
I have seen this doctor for years as I have multiple injuries to my back and even 2 years ago I would have rated him highly and actually did. That has drastically changed after my last appointment, he knows full well what medications I take and all of the other chronic pain issues I have (I thought and should) and while he had needles in my back asked what other conditions I had...I told him and what meds. etc. and he basically laughed at me, my situation which will only get worse, and arrogantly stated I was a drug addict! Considering my job drug tests that was ludicrous as I have never failed a test and I wanted to say so much more but, that is hard when he has you pinned down with needles in your spine! At one time he was a caring and compassionate Dr. but not anymore, it is wait, rush in, rush out, every room full as is the waiting room and not enough time to talk. He rudely interrupts when you are telling him symptoms/problems and basically says he will ask what he needs to know now, a ghost of the Dr. I used to think so much of back then. This last appt. left me in tears when I left at the horrible treatment and verbal abuse, never again, if I have to travel I will but honestly, anyone with severe chronic back pain knows epidurals only last awhile and stop working after doing many for several years and that is all he offers. My husband was so upset when I came out in tears he was going to go in and tell him off but I begged him not to thankfully. I cannot begin to explain how badly and vulnerable I felt in this situation and I am going to have trouble trusting another doctor again because of it, so I now know he never reads his patients charts or he would have already known what he ridiculed me for since I had been a patient for years, that is scary in retrospect!
He is the best pain management physician I have ever met. I had involve spinal surgery and no one offered me a comprehensive and realistic solution ......to my problems except Dr. Lipton. He is beyond brilliant.
I waited a month to see a pain management doctor only to find out that Dr. Lipton does not treat what I have. I am very upset with the healthcare in Arizona.
After many treatments over the years, he is now refusing to treat me for not consulting with him first on a matter, He is getting too big. Too busy now to answer my questions.
Dr. Lipton is a wonderful pain management doctor. He took his time, answered all my questions, and was thorough and compassionate. I would highly rec ...
Very arrogant and noncaring
Dr. Lipton diagnosed my problem and helped me with an exercise program that has almost entirely eradicated the pain. He was very encouraging. I would highly recommend him.
The MILD procedure, which was recommended by and performed by Dr Lipton, severly aggrivated my wifes condition. Be sure to consult with a neuro or orthopedic surgeon before proceeding with Dr Liptons recommendations.
I heard Dr. Lipton speak about his treatments at a talk he gave. I made an appointment the following week and it was the best decision I've ever made. He was precise, compassionate and his recommendations worked.
Dr. Lipton has continued to treat me for a facet joint problem. His caring approach has really helped ease the pain. Dr. Lipton is highly recommended!
Dr. Lipton was the first doctor -- out of three -- to correctly diagnose my problem. He gave me pain medication and supported my exercise plan. I would recommend Dr. Lipton for anyone with pain.
Dr. Lipton diagnosed a problem that no other doctor had, prescribed medication, and now the pain is almost gone. Dr. Lipton is very patient and explains things in detail. I would recommend him.
When I realized I had shingles, I called Dr. Lipton's office for an appointment. They were able to schedule me for later that day, much to my surprise. Once I arrived at the office, my wait time was less than 10 minutes. Dr. Lipton was very professional, personable and very knowledgeable. The shingles treatment was very effective and felt better almost right away!
Dr. Lipton is a great doctor. He is very thorough, personable and explains everything in detail. Highly recommend Dr. Lipton.
As a doctor myself, I am not easily impressed by other clinicians. I have to say, however, that my entire experience, from the staff, to the care of Dr. Lipton, to finally being able to walk without pain, was top-notch and commendable.
Dr. Lipton is kind, compassionate and knows his stuff. He took the time to talk to me and explain everything. He is board-certified and an excellent doctor. I would recommend him highly.
I don't feel rushed or ignored like you do at some doctors. His staff is always very friendly and helpful no matter how busy they are. Dr. Lipton always takes time to talk to me and gives me options and information. I feel like he really cares. He also knows more about pain management than any doctor I have ever seen.
I think Dr. Lipton is an excellent doctor and a very compassionate person.
I felt like I was the only patient of the day; I was given all the time I needed to ask questions and told I could call if I had additional concerns later. I had a series of Epidural Spinal Injections. It was a better experience having it done in the office surgery than in the hospital; I was more comfortable in the office, it was less intimidating. There was an abundance of staff available for every job imaginable and the procedure ran smoothly and felt unhurried. I have great confidence in Dr Lipton and his staff.
I've had back pain most of my life. I had surgery several years ago. This helped somewhat, but only temporarily. Within a year and a half my pain returned. I've tried many different treatments over the years, but nothing really seemed to help. I tried chiropractic care, accupuncture, reike, and just about anything you can think of. Finally I talked to my doctor. He suggested that I talk to Dr. Lipton. He explained that Dr. Lipton was "the real deal" and that he had the highest credentials. I asked around and found out that Dr. Lipton was considered "the doctor's doctor." Apparently, when physicians need a pain specialist, they only go to Lipton. Well, I finally went to see Dr. Lipton, and I was not dissapointed. No, there weren't any miracles. I did, however, receive excellent care. I'm doing MUCH better, and I'm able to do things that I haven't been able to do for years! Three cheers for Dr. Lipton!
Dr. Lipton was recruited by Northern AZ Healthcare to relocate to Arizona because he is one of the best. They spent a lot of money bringing him to the Verde Valley, and it was well worth it! We are blessed to have such a supremely qualified doctor.
I suffered for years from serious injuries because I was hit by a car when I was 17 years old. I tried all sorts of treatments for my back and hip and nothing really worked. But, now, after over 20 years of suffering, I am pain free. I can not thank him enough. He really is the best!
I had a complicated medical problem. Dr. Lipton methodically investigated my symptoms and offered several treatment options. He was kind, sincere, and clearly an expert in his field. His treatments were very effective. He and his staff are to be commended! I would recommend them without hesitation.
This is a cutting edge doctor who uses advanced techniques to fix underlying chronic pain problems.He does not hand out narcotics. If you're a drug-addicted narcotic seeker, you'll be disappointed. (See other comments on this site.) He only sees legitimate patients who want to get better.Dr. Lipton is the only fellowship-trained, board certified Pain Management specialist in this part of the country. We are very fortunate to have him in our community.
Fantastic doctor! Sometimes he runs late because he will spend extra time with patients that need it! Everyone loves him.