Orthopedic Surgeons
13 years of experience
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Accepting new patients
Augusta Medical Center
70 Medical Center Cir
Ste 103
Fishersville, VA 22939
540-221-7400
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Patient Reviews ?

Overall Rating:
2.0
  • Currently 2 of 4 stars
Total Ratings

7

Total Reviews

4

Ratings
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Ease of Appointment:
  • Currently 3.4285714285714 of 4 stars
Promptness:
  • Currently 3 of 4 stars
Courteous Staff:
  • Currently 2.8571428571429 of 4 stars
Accurate Diagnosis:
  • Currently 2.1428571428571 of 4 stars
Bedside Manner:
  • Currently 2.1666666666667 of 4 stars
Spends Time with Me:
  • Currently 2.6 of 4 stars
Follows Up After Visit:
  • Currently 2.3333333333333 of 4 stars
Average Wait: 18 minutes
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  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
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Nov 9th, 2012

How can you give a diagnosis of a neck problem without even examining someone's neck? I am 59 and he said my stiff neck was caused by aging despite an MRI that shows bulging discs and a history of Lyme Disease. I would never recommend anyone waste their time going to see this doctor.

  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
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Aug 15th, 2011

Dr Pollard took his time with me and made me feel very comfortable before and after my back surgery.

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  • Currently 2 of 4 stars
 |  Far too quick to recommend surgery  |  show details
Aug 10th, 2011

While I'm sure he is an excellent surgeon, I believe he was far too quick to recommend surgery for a minimally herniated disk. When I asked about trying a more conservative approach first, he very convincingly explained why various methods (PT, steroid injections, etc.) were highly unlikely to work.During a second opinion consult, a surgeon, who had reviewed my MRI, was very surprised to hear Dr. Pollard's strong recommendation for surgery. He felt that while I may eventually require surgery, it was far to early to come to that conclusion. Almost 2 months later, the physical therapy recommended by the second surgeon has eliminated 95% of my pain and other symptoms.While I'm not questioning Dr. Pollard's motives per se, I fear I cannot recommend him unless you have exhausted all other non-surgical options.

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  • Currently 3 of 4 stars
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Jun 22nd, 2011

Surgery is scheduled soon, very professional and reassuring. He went through every detail of the procedure and what to expect during recovery. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.

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