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August 10th, 2017Very poor bedside manner
Dr. Meinhardt refused to even examine my senior parent for back pain, and just sent us to emergency room. Every doctor we have seen since that visit has been astonished we were treated in this manner. My family is a long time patient of Jewett and this is the worst treatment we have ever received. I DO NOT recommend Dr. Meinhardt.
July 19th, 2017Great orthopedic surgeon
I went in to Jewett orthopedic walk in clinic. While the clinic will not treat patients with spine problems they directed me to speak to the receptionist to see if they could fit me in to see someone, I was in a great deal of pain and couldn't use my left arm or feel my left thumb. DR. Meinhardt stayed past his shift to review my case. A week later I was in for surgery. He is a great surgeon, I am pleased to say that immediately after the surgery I had no pain in my left arm. I was sore and stiff after surgery. The staff at Physicians Surgery Center, where the procedure was done, were attentive and quick to respond to my pain. From the moment I checked in through discharge was a great experience. I should have had the surgery done sooner. I am two days post surgery and I have no complaints. Thank you Dr Meinhardt and staff.
April 12th, 2017Pathetic
I am a 30 year down T5 paraplegic, I was referred to Jewett by my pain relief Dr. after being diagnosed with spinal stenosis, I explained all of this as I was making the appointment. It took almost 3 weeks to get an appointment to get to see a doctor. The day of my appointment I was informed that Dr. Philip Meinhardt would not see me because i have been operated by another Doctor and escorted out of the office.
December 8th, 2016
My saga began with a terrible fall, resulting in reconstruction of the lower spine and two further surgeries. All ended with either failure or insignificant improvement and left me with little hope for a decent quality of life. When few other surgeons would even look at me, Dr. Meinhardt identified an answer and with another surgical specialist, took on a complex and lengthy surgery. A few days after the procedure, I stood up, for the first time in decades, without pain. Dr. Meinhardt was highly informative, patient and ever demonstrated concern for any issue. More importantly, he is an exceptionally skilled surgeon.
September 7th, 2016Rude and Unhelpful
I was sent to see this doctor by Workers Comp, and it was a horrible experience. I've been dealing with back pain after an accident at work for the last 5 months. This doctor was given to me after I asked for a second opinion, and I wish I hadn't. Rude, unhelpful, did not take time to explain anything to me, he just look over my medical record, and agreed that there was some spinal cord damage, but that there was nothing to do. I told him that it has been 5 months, and the pain in my has not gone away. He did not care about this, and said that there was nothing else to try, and that he was releasing me. It was my first visit, and he dismissed me just like that, didn't wanted to try anything. I'm still in pain, and out of options. I just hope that by reading this review, you (the reader) makes a better choice, and avoid this place! And Philip, ( because I cannot call you a doctor), if you read this, which I doubt, I would like to for you to read this: "I don't know where you doctors lose your humanity, but you lose it. You know, if all of you at the beginning of your careers could get very sick and very scared for a while, you'd probably learn more from that than from anything else. You better start listening to your patients. They need to be heard. They need caring. They need compassion. They need attending to. You know, someday doctor, you're going to be on the other side of the table, and as angry as I am and as ANGRY as I always will be, I still wish you a better doctor than you were to me."
July 26th, 2016If you have options, see someone else
July 8th, 2016
May 27th, 2016back surgery
I went to Dr. Meinhardt where we explored Physical Therapy and the epidural shots. After a series of two shots with little relief, he discussed the only alternative left, surgery. At that time, he spent a good hour going over what to expect pre-surgery, during surgery and post surgery even down to the silver in the bandage in the hospital and why. All of this was done in a language we could understand and he then took the time to answer all of our questions. At this time, he had no idea we would be scheduling surgery with him as I had been to four other surgeons prior to him. When he left the room, my husband and I looked at each other and agreed that he was the one to do my surgery. From then on, I felt like I was a part of this well organized team. Florida Hospital called to register us for a class which was focused on what to expect pre- through post surgery. How to prepare your home, what will happen while you are in the hospital. etc. Home Health called prior to surgery to introduce themselves and to let me know what to expect from them. In the pre-op room, different folks came in and told me what their role was during surgery in the OR. Early the morning after surgery , Dr. Meinhardt stopped in to see how I was doing and told me what to expect that day. And for the next two days, he was there keeping me informed. Once I got home, Home Health Care started as expected and went very smoothly. A Bone Growth Stimulator was order for me by Dr. Meinhardt and that company called to inform me about it. Once it was delivered I was educated about how to use it. My follow up visit with Dr. Meinhardt again was very informative. I can't say enough about what a positive experience this has been for me, one who avoided having this surgery for six years. I felt prepared for each step of the way and the outcome has exceeded any of my expectations. I'm only 4 weeks out from surgery and have a long way to go but with this doctor on my team, it can only get better each day. Thank you, Dr. Meinhardt for giving me back my active lifestyle!
May 23rd, 2016Bad Doctor
March 29th, 2016Worst patient experience EVER!
Rudest, most uncompassionate, pampas doctor I've ever met. He couldn't spend more than 10 minutes in the room and didn't want to know what is wrong from the patient's perspective. He talked just to hear himself talk and then walked out of the room before we had time to ask any questions. His nurse acted like a snotty teenager and treated us as if we were idiots. I we could give him and his staff zero stars, that's what they would received.
March 18th, 2016seek another doctor
February 22nd, 2016great
I found dr meinhardt to be amazing. I originally went to him for a back problem , and he took pictures and explained why I was suffering. I was also suffering from some arm issues , and he took some other pictures , and said forget about your back , you have more serious issues here , and proceeded to explain in great detail my maladies. I loved his bedside manner , direct , and straight to the point. He did a very thorough exam , every time I saw him. I had spinal fusion surgery , on 3 vertebrates , and he made me feel very at ease , for this deeply involved procedures, one of the things he told me was "I don't want to be sitting here talking about this with you , I'm a surgeon , at home in the operating room , and I want to fix you , and make you better". He is awesome , and of many doctors that I have , he is my favorite.
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