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I have had back problems for 40 years, handled by prescriptions , until spine deteriorated requiring more. Not bad enough for extensive operations, my Orthopedist recommended pain medicine in 2010. I have gone to several over the years with limited success. Medical decisions made by Dr Buchalter since first seeing him in 2010, have changed and significantly improved my quality of life. He has made a difference in the things I can physically do today that before I could not do. He has slowed down the aging process for me.
I have written several times about my experiences with Dr. Buchalter- to me, as he cured me of my 16 years of RSD and neck pain! He suggested and spinal stimulation trial which I did, and I had 100% pain relief- then I had the permante spinal stimulator put in and after getting over the surgical pain- my pain is gone! I even broke my elbow and Sara the nurse for the spinal stimulator ( who should also get an award for seeing me without delay everytime I needed her! ) Sara was able to reprogram one of the settings on the stimulator to cover the elbow pain! Because Dr. Buchalter pushed me to get the stimulator ( I was reluctant ) I have not had to take a pain med since February of this year! Not only that, Dr. Buchalter is so concerned that I have a good out come he has continued to see me even though my pain is controlled- now that's customer service!! My husband had several sets of shots with Dr. B and finally had an ablasion, that after a few days of ice for the injection sites- he is also pain free and has his golf swing back after 12 years of pain! He no longer takes bottles and bottles of Aleve but does have to take some Flexeril now and then for all the new muscles that get sore from finally being able to use them after the ablasion- he also has had 100% relief after years of pain even upon waking, which since he would never take any pain meds is such an amazing life changing thing for him- he now wakes up happy for the first time in 12 years after being T- boned and having a stenosis in his spinal column that no matter what he did he could not get relief from! How special is Dr. Buchalter? We have moved 6 hours away but we are going to drive to Pensacola to see him! He is the best, most caring doctor I have ever had and I have seen my fair share of doctors in the last 16 years! Since my husband is a pastor, all he says about Dr. Buchalter is: I thank God every day that we were lucky enough to be sent to Pensacola because we were blessed to find an amazing doctor and man in Dr. Jeff Buchalter! I believe God sent us to pensacola for one reason; my wife to be pain free and for someone to finally fix my back- that we found him in of all places Pensacola, Florida tells me God sent us to him! I thank God everyday for Dr. Jeff Buchalter and I have friends in terrible pain that are willing to fly from across the country to see him! Now that's a doctor who cares more for his patients then his paycheck! We will drive 6 hours to see him anytime, any day for anything- the man is not only wonderful at his job, but he's a wonderful, caring, compassionate man! I can't say that about any other doctor either me or my wife have seen!
Dr. Buchalter is the best pain management doctor I have ever seen or heard of in my life: a true gift to those of us with pain management issues or pain-related issues. I was seriously injured over a year ago and no doctors could figure out what was wrong with me, despite pain that clearly indicated something was terribly wrong and would have proved debilitating for the rest of my life had I not met Dr. Buchalter and two other physicians. Dr. Buchalter, along with these two other physicians out of countless doctors I saw around the United States, saved my future. It is as simple and profound as that. I am forever blessed that Dr. Jeff Buchalter came into my life. As a physician, Dr. Buchalter has a remarkable bedside manner. He listens to your every word and very closely. He asks questions that are meaningful and important to solving even the most complex medical issues. He genuinely cares about his patients and you can tell it from the day you meet him. Dr. Buchalter is also a scholar with an interest in discogenic pain (i.e. pain coming from discs in your spine), a field that very few doctors are trained in or learn about in medical school. I believe this is one of the primary reasons why other doctors could not properly diagnose me and why Dr. Buchalter was able to do so (and took the time to do so). He is a leader in his field and given his expertise, he is easily one of the top 50 or top 25 pain management doctors in the United States. If you have pain-related issues or a complex medical problem related to your back like me, please go see Dr. Buchalter. I promise it is the best decision you can make to get the help you need.
Dr buchalter has been my doctor for the last 5yrs. he knows his stuff and can fix your problem.
He is knows what he is doing and doesn't give up until he has helped you with your pain. He is the nicest, most caring doctor i have ever met. He is busy because he is the best around, so dont complain if you have to wait a bit because he works at three different locations and everyone lives him. He has helped me alot, i was so deppressed with all my pain issues i thought there was no help but Dr Buchalter is proving me wrong!
Dr. Buchalter gave me my life back. He is the best Doctor and took the time to actually find out what was causing my headaches that I had been having for almost three years. I had been to more Doctors than I can count and nobody could find out what was causing them. He is wonderful and the best Doctor ever!!!!
Dr. Buchalter has gone above and beyond his duty as a pain doctor, trying not only to help treat my pain, but to also solve the issue of its cause. I have had Chronic Pain for 15 years, sent from doctor to doctor even sent to psychiatrist because they thought my pain was in my head. I was finally diagnosed with RSD. Many doctors didn't know what it was, much less how to treat it. Not only did Dr. Buchalter recognize I had RSD immediately, he had options besides medication to treat my pain. But he wasn't satisfied to just keep me on pain meds, after doing nerve blocks, he told me a great option would be spinal stimulator. He did the trial, after Niki, his procedure approval person spent an entire day getting an insurance glitch straightened out- I finally had the trial! For the first time in 15 years, I had 100% pain relief! I was quickly sent to Dr. Metsker to have the perminate spinal stimulator put in. I have a nurse that works with Dr. Buchalter, and Boston Medical- the stimulator provider, so if I have a problem or question I call Sara and she helps me while I recover from the surgery to get my stimulator programed to get my pain completely under control- working towards getting me off meds and finally back to work- which was the first thing I told Dr. Buchalter was my goal! The differance between Dr. Buchalter and other doctors is he is motivated to solve the pain problem, not just pass out medications! He always spends time with me and because of his true compassion and determination to truly help you, I'm on the road to total recovery! I was also able to get him to see my husband who had chronic back pain from a car accident 10 years ago, my husband would come to my visits and because Dr. B cares- he immediately got my husband in for a series of shots that allowed my husband to wake up the next day out of back pain for the first time in 10 years! We both feel that Dr. B truly cares about each patient and because of that, he refuses to give up and just leave you on medications as many doctors do! Because of that I feel hope I may return to work as an RN at some point in the very near future! I'm now close to my goal and that is because Dr. Buchalter goes above and beyond just being a doctor that treats pain, but rather he's a doctor that cures pain! I thank God I was sent to Dr. Buchalter- I'm at a point that I can get my life back because he cared enough to go the extra mile to know the cause of my pain and a way to cure it! I've worked with a lot of doctors as a nurse- as a patient, Dr. Buchalter is the kindest and caring doctor I know!
I have to say I don't give reviews one way or the other. I've been a patient of Dr. Buckhalter's for almost a year. His is by far the best doctor I've ever seen in my entire life. He has it all knowledge, understanding, patience, care and the ability to perform delicate injections better than the best of them. He's an Excellent Professional and Personable doctor. I highly recommend if your in pain he'll handle you with care and expertise.
Dr B is the best Dr I have ever been to. He truly is my hero. Though I have had prblems with his nurses namely Donna.
He is the only person that gives me hope. He is extremely competent, very positive, encouraging, seems to actually know what you are feeling, and has a great sense of humor. Dr. Buchalter is an exceptional physician and even greater human being.
Dr. Buchalter is the most caring compassionate doctor I have ever! I have Chronic pain and have seen several pain specialist in California where I came from before Pensacola! Everything was difficult and hard work to get anything done until I met Dr. Buchalter! He truly cares for his patients and seems to really want us out of pain! He also did a shot on my husband that has changed his life! He's out of pain for the first time in 10 years! He is working the hardest of any doctor I have had in 15 years of my chronic pain that wants me well and just not on pills! When I first came to Pensacola I asked everyone with pain who the best doctor was, everyone said Dr. Jeff Buchalter! I'm an RN and have worked with 100's of doctors, Dr. Buchalter is the most caring and compassionate doctor I have ever known, and has the sweetest best side manner!
Dr. Buchalter is the best doctor I have seen in a long time. He takes time to really talk to me to find out if what we are doing is working and to discuss all the options available to me. He is prompt to respond to questions and concerns I have. His concern and compassion are unsurpassed by any other doctor I have seen.
Following an automobile accident and the onset of acute/chronic pancreatitis, I had been unable to find the relief to enable me to enjoy some quality of life. Dr. Buchalter was highly recommended to me and it was my good fortune that he accepted me as a patient. His understanding, skill, and experience have given me back my life. I am not as anxious about the future now, which has contributed to my improved health. Many thanks, Dr. Buchalter. Sheryl S.
he is an exceptional doctor who really cares about his patients.he treats most of the doctors in the community who have back or neck problems and that says it all.keep up the great job..........and thank you for helping me.
MD is great doctor, but if you're unlucky enough to see his P.A. GOOD LUCK, SHE IS A B**ch...
My wife has been going to Jeff L. Buchalter since 1994 for pain management on her back. He has been a life saver. With out his help I feel I would have lost my wife. She could not live with the pain she was having. We have never had any problem with getting the help she needs
I have only one complaint and that is the wait time for routine appointments and procedures,I expect it is because he has a heavy patient load. However, with that said, he is worth the wait! He is an excellent doctor!
Doctor Buchalter is the kindest and most wonderful doctor . His staff is as well . The only problem a pt may have with his staff is if they don't followw the rules and or are seeking drugs . they will not give early refills and you must be responsible for keeping your apts . We are grown ups I don't think that is to much to ask .
Dr. Buchalter is a very caring dr., doesn't give enough time in office, and tends to cut you off when you talk, but overall knows his stuff and has helped me tremendously. However, his staff, specifically, his nurse Kathy are rude and unsympathetic. They never return phone calls, and forget gettin a prescription refilled, it won't happen until you can get into seeing him, and he is schedule out 6-8 weeks in advance. In the meantime, you are in pain.Hopefully, he will get a new and improved staff, I won't be there to find out. Searching for another dr. ASAP.
Dr Buchalter , is the most compasionate caring doctor I have ever seen . His bedside maner is awesome! He not only helped me with my back problems, he is the first docter to dx me properly and then help me .His staff is caring and compasionate just like him ! I actually enjoy going to my apt .. They make you feel you are important , like family!
I have had terrible neck and back pain after a motor vehicle accident. All they did before Dr Buchalter was give me pain medications.Dr Buchalter identified why i was hurting and fixed the problem.He is a wonderful doctor.
thank you so much for all you have done for me and my family.my back pain is gone and you fixed it......
exceptional doctor who found my problem and now it is gone........No Pain!thank you
when no one else could find out why my back would not get better....He did and fixed it.............thank you
when no one could find what was causing my back pain, Dr Buchalter found the problem and fixed it...........
brilliant and compationate.....he will find out what is causing your pain and fix it...........thank you Dr Buchalter
He is caring, compationate, extremly knowledgable and can find out what is causing your pain and fix it..........
he is a caring and wonderful doctor who found what was causing my back pain and fixed it for me............thank you
the only doctor that found out why i had such bad neck pain and he fixed it..........thank you
I have suffered with severe back pain for years and now it is gone..........thank you Dr Buchalter
He is a wonderful and brilliant doctor who identified my spine problem and fixed it........thank you
Can not seem to get through the recorded phone message to get someone to call me back to set up an appointment that Dr. Buchalter prescribed for me to get. Very poor in follow up from the office stand point. Absolutely noone returns phone calls.
He is a brilliant physician and found the cause of my back pain and after my treatments I am better then new...........
i can do what i want to do now that he fixed my neck pain..........thanks
he takes his time and diagnosed my back problem after everyone else said nothing could be done.............I am now able to do everything i want to do..........thank you