Surgical Specialist, Physiatrist (physical, rehabilitation), Pain Management Doctors
23 years of experience

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1001 W Baltimore St
McMechen, WV 26040
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by FRANK on Mar 4th, 2014

BEWARE of this quack he will hurt you more then you are now

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by A Real Doctor. on Jul 9th, 2013

Fort Worth Star-Telegram June 7, 1997 Section: METRO Edition: FINAL AM Page: 14 Neurosurgeons, hospital sued over Haltom City man's death Surgery for his aneurysm was not needed and led to his death, the family says in its lawsuit. LINDA P. CAMPBELL Star-Telegram Writer FORT WORTH - Mild numbness and tingling in his right arm and leg sent Edward Lee Fowler of Haltom City to the emergency room at Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas in October.He was admitted on his 61st birthday, Oct. 14, and within four days he underwent surgery for an aneurysm on the right side of his brain. Four days later, he died after being taken off life support. In a malpractice suit filed against the hospital and the two neurosurgeons who treated Fowler, his family claims that the surgery was mishandled and should never have been performed. The suit, filed Thursday in state district court in Fort Worth, alleges that Dr. Roland F. Chalifoux and Dr. John B. Payne Jr., along with the hospital, were negligent in treating Fowler. A spokeswoman for Osteopathic Medical Center said hospital officials will not comment on the suit. Chalifoux and Payne did not return telephone calls. The suit also accuses Chalifoux of deceptive trade practices for statements he made about his experience and about the risks of the operation. "Through charlatanry, Chalifoux convinced Ed and his family that Ed must undergo brain surgery for an aneurysm on the right side of his brain in order to survive," the suit says. "In truth, the surgery was not necessary. " The suit, filed by Fowler's widow, Frances "Pam" Fowler of Haltom City, and the couple's children, Terri Mabe, Mark Fowler and Randy Fowler, seeks an unspecified amount of damages for medical, funeral and burial expenses, pain and suffering and mental anguish. The family also asks for punitive damages, alleging gross negligence by the defendants. Fowler retired from the Air Force after 23 years of service and worked as a dietitian for City Haven Care Center. The suit claims that he did not want surgery but that the family agreed to it "based upon lies and misrepresentations told by Chalifoux and other members of the medical staff" at Osteopathic Medical Center. During the surgery, performed by Chalifoux with Payne assisting, Fowler's right internal carotid artery was shut off, causing a large part of Fowler's brain to die from lack of blood flow, according to the suit. The physicians "failed to exercise that degree of care which would be exercised by ordinarily prudent physicians," the suit states. The suit includes a letter from Dr. Issam A. Awad, head of the neurovascular surgery program at Yale University's School of Medicine, saying that Chalifoux was "grossly negligent" in managing Fowler's care. The Fowler family's attorney, Daniel Barrett of Fort Worth, said the case involves malpractice that is "as bad as I've ever seen. " Barrett said the family has also filed a complaint against Chalifoux with the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners Copyright 1997 Star-Telegram, Inc.

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 |  Quack Quack Quack  |  show details
Jun 12th, 2013

PAIN CLINIC NIGHTMARE !!!!!! Saw him in 2010 , Rudest ,Most Unprofessional , Embrassment to the medical field. Diagnosis , one leg shorter than other, need to see a shrink, if you had the money he'd put you on the medicine he'd prescribe his mother!! Any of that sound familiar!!! His past in Texas was enough for me. Prefect example of West Virginia will hire anyone!!!! 000" RATING ON ALL!!!

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by coalminer from ohio on Apr 17th, 2013

Ive been to Dr. Chalifoux a total of 4 times and yes the wait is long but it is worth it. He has done more for me than any doctor ive ever found and he is not loud or rude to me he is respectful but expects you to do what he tells you, if you do not then like any other doctor he is going to be upset, i would be too. Ive never seen him yell at anyone. He listened to me and im proud to have him as my doctor.

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Oct 30th, 2011

This man has me afraid for my fellow West Virginians.He is the most arrogant,rude and mean person I have ever came across.He does not know, nor care about the Privacy Act. Unfortunately, I let him stick four needles in my spine. He's going to "cure" me "Not" While these needles were in my spine he walked out of the room several times, to induce more pain on others. When I went back for my follow up, I walked out after waiting three hours. Run away from this glory hound!!!

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Oct 12th, 2011

I have never seen somebody so rude in all my life.. he treats people like his slaves.. He knows if you want your meds. you have to do what he says no matter what and you have to let him talk to you like a dog, well worse than that.. He leaves the room doors open and everyone in the whole office knows your business.. He was fired in Texas and when Texas board found out West Virginia hired him the said it was a very sad day for West Virginia people.. just look into his past and you can find out all about him too.. Its sad that we have to see him because we have no choice in the matter theres not enough pain clinics around for the people... and this Dr. knows that.. I thought the tv show Dr. House was funny but when a Dr. treated me like that it wasnt so funny.. Please help in stopping this Dr. from the mental abuse he gives hi patients!!!

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Aug 26th, 2011

This man should not be aloud to practice any kind of medicine. He is a power freak!!!!!!!!

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Oct 21st, 2010

I would never reccomend this doctorvery long wait even with an appointmentplan to spend half your day thereI think if doctors can require you to take a drug test, then the patient should be able torequire the doctor to take one!This doctor does not listen to his patients. He is also rude to his patients and loud

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