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Imagine you have suffered a fractured vertebrae. Your surgery was done, but you suffered nerve and muscle damage. You are still in considerable pain, and get a referral from another doctor to see a "pain management" doctor. Before the doctor introduces herself, asks who you are or what you are being seen for, she yells at you for 10 minutes about how she does not prescribe pain medication. If you did need them, you wouldn't ask for them after this treatment. Then, she tries to make you feel stupid, because she can't find any reason for you to have had surgery on the MRI that was done before hand, well... that's because, her husband ( who I didn't know was her husband when I went to this appointment) had also missed the fracture 6 years ago. When I had my surgery in 2014, the fracture was found by a neurosurgeon, who dared to do an out dated x-ray in a standing position, where he found that not only did I have the fracture, but that when I stood up, the vertebrae slipped 50% off of where it was supposed to be. Hope one day I can find a doctor that still puts the "care" in health care. I am doing the physical therapy she prescribed, but am finding it very difficult, some of the pain is now worse than it was when I started, and I don't know if I will be able to continue, but I will try.
warm, friendly, kind and knowledgeable
Great doctor. Went there for a second opinion. Very satisfied. She spends time to explain. I appreciate that.
I was seen promptly. She listened to my complaints and recommended medications and an injection that cured my problem. I could not have asked for more.
She was very limited on her information, her diagnosis could have paralyzed me if I followed her advice. Very glad I got a second opinion, the things she didn't check were unbelievable. There are truthful Doctor's out there, you just have to find them
Horrible experience with Kalafut. She is rude, judgemental and will ruin your relationship with your current Dr. without discussing anything forms her own opinions and makes up whatever it takes to do you in. Hateful and worst Dr. I've ever seen.
After her diagnosis, I felt it was better to get medical help elsewhere. I'm glad I did now.
Calby and I wanted to let you know how much we appreciate you for all you have done for both of us. Your "bedside manner" is the most amazing we have ever experienced in the medical profession. You have an amazing ability to explain things in a way that is so understandable to the lay person. May God bless you for all the compassion and empathy you bring to your job.
Dr. Kalafut, Thank you for your interest and compassionate care. I appreciate you.
Love her! She deserves every award she gets! I recommend her highly
She really cares
I am a work comp patient with a back injury. She was kind and compassionate and always the professional. Several of my employees go to her as well.
I developed severe sciatica and was impressed with Dr Kalafut's prompt evaluation, recommendations and treatment which was very effective. I am very pleased with my experience and would return should I have difficulty in the future.
I highly recommend Dr. Kalafut to treat your workers comp injuries. She doesn't treat you bad just because of your insurance. I was treated decently and just like everyone else. The front office girls were kind and helpful.
I have been seeing Dr. Kalafut on and off for nearly 5 years. She is friendly, kind, and explains things. She doesn't mind my questions. I have sent my friends to her as well. I feel like she is not only my doctor but my friend as well.
I had heard such good things about Dr. Kalafut from family and friends so when I developed back pain after working in the garden, I went to see her. She was cheerful, kind and I felt that she was interested in helping me. She referred me to physical therapy. I have been to PT in the past at other places, but the staff at SpineAbilene were the best. Thank you Dr. Kalafut and your staff. I would recommend you highly!!!
I"ve been to several pain doctors in Abilene, none would actually sit down and listen to me or I would be seen by a physician's assistant and never the doctor. She took the time to listen and come up with a way to handle my issues. She was very patient and kind, always!
Caring. Just love her to death!! Trust her with all family members and I refer many of my friends to her
My wife went to see her with a back problem. She was kind and caring and gave us the impression she was interested in helping us. She gave her a diagnosis and choices for treatment. I would definately recommend her to family and friends
I have seen her several years for arthritis in my knee and back. She is caring and I consider her a friend now. I would highly recommend her to all my family
I had a ruptured disc and had tried physical therapy before. My family physician highly recommended Dr. Kalafut to me and I am so thankful he did. I was anxious about having a needle stuck in my back but she spent the time to reassure and explain things to me and my husband. I am doing so much better, it is the first time in months. I would recommend her to my family and friends.
She is a compassionate and caring doctor. I had sciatica and she treated me successfully with one spinal injection and I didn't have to have surgery. I am now back to exercising and feeling good. Thank you!
Love, Love, Love this doctor. My husband has been suffering for several months with his back and leg pain. She listened to us, did the appropriate tests, and found his cancer. She got us to the right specialists. No one else took the time to listen to him. Thank you!
Excellent care. Excellent doctor. Excellent staff. One stop shop for my back pain
Dr. Kalafut has been my Doctor for five years. I have seen her for C6 injections, minor shoulder separation and on one occasion when she worked me into a busy schedule because of a swollen leg and my family practice Doc could not see me. Realizing I might have had a blood clot, she immediately sent me for a Doppler at a Cardiovascular Clinic. I have also sent several employees to her and other docs in her office for work related injuries and all have been pleased with their treatments and outcomes.I know other Docs in town who see Dr. Kalufut as well. If youre sick and in pain, go see her! If youre looking for a disability check, go somewhere else.
After visiting multiple doctors for back, hip and neck issues from being bucked off horses, Dr. Kalafut has been the ONLY doctor that has put an end to my pain. I would HIGHLY recommend her and her staff for any pain issues. My mother had a broken back in 2007 and without surgery, Dr. Kalafut has treated my mother to a complete recovery and relief of pain. "The Professional Staff and Dr. Kalafut at Spine Abilene,in my opionion are the best"!
I brought my father to see her for his chronic back pain after being seen by others who basically did not help him. She was kind and courteous and gave us a treatment plan. My family and I were very pleased and recommend her highly!