Internist, Surgical Specialist, Physiatrist (physical, rehabilitation), Pediatric Specialist
14 years of experience

Accepting new patients
University Of Iowa Hospital & Clinic
200 Hawkins Dr
Iowa City, IA 52243
319-384-6026
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by WilliamM.Coon on May 9th, 2013

Dr. Chen was selected by my case manager for his expertise in pain management, as I was in pain from injury (torn/separated internal oblique muscle, as diagnosed by Primary Care Physician) and my primary care physician was not available. My pain is NOT spine related, it is Muscle related to the right-side of my body. Dr. J. Chen tried to take over as he thought he was my new primary care. Dr. Chen made it clear to me that he heads a pain management clinic that lasts for two weeks, and that if I would agree to go through it, he would recommend it to the insurance company, if I did not, he would write a letter to the insurance company stating that I was at MMI and that would be the end of my care. I Failed the interview because of my answer to ONE of the Kiosk Interview questions. Dr. Chen then ordered a Lumbar MRI, wrote the diagnosis as no deformity noted, placed restrictions due to pain, and sent in his MMI letter, omitting the fact that his observation was based on a Lumbar MRI. As he was going to place restrictions anyhow, I asked him to use the correct amounts, he did on some, not on others. He and I both knew that any restriction would cause the loss of my job, and it did. .. Through the three visits I had there, two were with Dr. Chen and in both, he had terrible manners, is condescending, acts out in a theatrical nature ( on several instances he would raise his hands, squint his eyes shut, purse his lips, lean his head back and shake his head sideways) Oh, and by the way Dr. Chen, when checking the functionality of a persons oblique muscles, ask them to lean from center to left, then to right, this checks the External Oblique, then ask them to rotate their upper trunk from center to left, then to right, this checks the INTERNAL obliques... something you never checked with me, is that because you already knew I can not rotate to the right any more?... So, Bad Mannered, Not Helpful, Theatrical, misinformation to the insurance company,

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by Marilyn L on Apr 10th, 2013

If you review Dr. Chen's bio on the University Hospital website, he is not renowned for his work in rehab. When I saw him, he was 2 hours late, told me to fold my legs and touch my toes and despite saying that I had a shortened muscle that would cause me trouble for the rest of my life (which he did no tests for), he released me back to work without any anti-inflammatories and without any restrictions. He is nothing but a rubber-stamp for company's to avoid dealing with workers comp issues. Without doing any testing whatsoever, he put down that I had reached maximum medical recovery and didn't need any further medical attention. In my opinion, he is a quack!

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