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This office and "Doctor" are completely lacking. First, they called my husband and home number to verify some information rather than calling me. My number was right in front of them. My first AND ONLY VISIT wnet like this....put in a room. Doctor walks in not introducing himself. First thing out of his mouth is that I do not have the issue I was diagnosed with. WHAT? He said too many people do not know how to diagnose. I attempted to explain that i had a TEAM of 5 Doctors at UCLA diagnose me. He poo pooed them. I had a knee replacement 2 weeks prior to my appointment and he then told me I should be healed by now. Truly he has no concept of time. He than wanted to check my reflexes AND HIT THE KNEE I HAD JUST HAD SURGERY ON! Tears running down my face were met with a "I forgot, sorry". He actually broke open my newly healing scar and put back my progress over 2 weeks. I had horrible, painful scar tissue from his stupidity. What ever happened to "do no harm" STAY AWAY.
Dr Haufe is truly concerned as to how we feel and how he can help, he is not just pushing medicine, and take the time to explain his actions. Could not find a better Dr. in all of Northwest Florida.
very good first meeting with him. I was concerned about going to pain management because i don't want drugs and that is what i thought they did. he gave me a lot of other options for my problems and i have been getting better since a month ago when i first met him. good doctor
I saw three other pain docs about my burning leg pain and everyone just thought I was crazy since my scans were normal. he spent an hour explaining what he thought and he told me more in one visit than I got with the other three people. very impressed so far
Have seen him for a while and I really respect his option. He is very smart about spine issues and I always ask him about what other docs say about my issues. I trust him a lot
People, understand firstly, I don't have time to waste writing reviews. Probably, like most of you. However, for less than every 10 patients 1 is a possible "drug seeker." God forbid. Quickly, I take narcotics every day of my life. Have for 15 years. I take a lower dose now than 10 years ago, but a higher dose now than last month. That's the way pain works. I also swim for away therapy, run/walk, have sex w my wife, and play with my child and his friends. To get to the point, and as much as it tickles me, it angers me. This fellow is about as compassionate as rock. He's indifferent, and he has nothing against prescribing narcotics...as any reasonable dr. knows they are a godsend to patients. They allow for humans to live easier lives. By easier, you should see, if you aren't familiar with what I mean. Easier, hah, is still hades for many of us. I'm going to finish here by saying it all, go here if you don't mind being told this or that. Count yourself out of the "plan for your future." Don't expect any pain controll medications, even if you're battling any type of severe chronic pain... This dr. as he will brag, or let slip, enjoys the money. He enjoys the power, and he waves it. I don't know. Florida is trying to re-write some if it's horrible laws that only hurt pain patients in so many ways, not just in the non-prescribing of badly needed narcotics, but notice how scared drs are to even take on new patients. There is much wrong w the way pain patients are treated. Hopefully, at some point, the madness will stop, and patients won't have to see drs such as this man. And laughingly, there are 3 comments posted on her by staff making h out to be a caring dr. Money. Desperate patients. Sad combo. In truth, he seems as if he despises all of his patients. But he'll cash in on ya. Sorry, but I'm done! Good luck w each patient and his our her therapies, whatever they may be.
Did a good job with my knee. Did some nerve burning thing and haven't had pain in months. I know I'll have to eventually get a new knee but he is buying me some time. Does good work and I recommend him.
Those who live here know there aren't a lot of choices in the area. I have been to Chipman, stein and zonlo and I have to say dr. Haufe is the best of the group. What I liked is that he came up with a plan. Not just an epidural and pills but a plan. I only hope that his plan works but it is more than what I got in the past.
Wonderful doctor. Always willing to try new methods and research if he doesn't know. Gives a lot of time and heart to his patients and cares for his staff!
Dr. Haufe is great. The only people who are unhappy are those who didn't get their pills. He worked with me and eventually he installed pump in me which changed my life. I would image it is hard when so many people are just seeking pills. All I will say is if you are looking for real help, he is the guy. If you're just looking for pills, well, you may be disappointed.
I've had three prior back surgeries and I have loose hardware that needs to be replaced. I'm in the middle of trying to get it done. Dr. Haufe has worked on my back and has burned the nerves around the hardware and it has given me significant relief. I still need to get the stuff removed but I can deal with the pain. My other pain doc just kept on doing epidermal injections even though I told him they didn't help. I will say if you really want help and you are not just looking for drugs then he will go the extra mile for you. If you're just looking for pills then you're gonna be like some of the people on this site who complain about him since he is strict about getting things done.
This Dr is HORRIBLE!!!!! He is unfair and a liar!!!! He doesn't know what he's talking about. He should NOT be in this industry. PERIOD!!!!!!
Actually tries to figure out the problem and which approach will help the most.
This Dr is a pompous you know what? He treats you with an attitude. NEVER, EVER ONCE did he have the guts to look me in the eye while talking to me! I went for a med refill as I was traveling and had major problems getting any of my pain meds refilled in this area. He never examined me and told me that my situation was not as bad as I made it out to be. I won't go into my situation but I have been on SSDI for over ten years. My condition worsens every year. He went on and on that I should have had surgery 12 years ago. Really???? And who would have paid for it, i had no ins. Back then. Not to mention I have had 2 neck surgeries, ankle surgery, a beast reduction, and he wanted me to have a rod in my spine, and said my neck surgeries were no big deal and neither would the back surgery. He seemed very nervous, shook his leg the whole visit, when I confronted him and said that not every person is the same with my condition and how dare he say that I was not that bad. How could he possibly know how much pain i was in?????? I had the appt for a month and when he came into see me had just then taken out my MRI'S and a few other pages. He NEVER LOOKED AT MY RECORDS! He told me i was on too much medication and he would not give me what i had been on for the last 5 yrs. I had NO meds at this time, I was a mess! He assured me that a particular pharmacy would defiantly have my particular script. NOT ONE of the 6 pharmacies in the area had it and would take 2 weeks to get it. If it came in at all. Dr obviously doesnt know how these narcotics work at tgese pharmacies??? So when I found one that had a generic, which btw is not as strong as my meds, with a partial amount, I called and Louise, she assured me that Ronda , the nurse would call me right back, as the Dr does not do partial scripts. She never called me back. I had the script filled anyway, I HAD NO MEDS, I even asked the Dr to write something else that the pharmacys would more likely have, he looked at me like I had 3 heads!!!! Anyway, now I had a script that would leave me 10 days short before my next appt. After I called 3 more times...Ronda basicly told me to suffer through it and the Dr would not take me in any earlier and I would have to make the script last my 30 days. HE ALREADY LOWERED MY DOSE, and I would have to make it last!!!! She was rude a said not to call again. I've only had one appt with this Jerk and do not look forward to seeing him again. But I have no choice and he probably knows it. What a you know what!!! I don't recommend this dr to ANYONE!!!!
Nice doctor who seems to care. I have seen him for a year now. doing better. offers sedation with the shots
Excellent doctor. Actually spent time with me
I Thank Brandi, the Medtronic Representative, for helping me find Dr. Haufe and his excellent and personable staff! He is truly my hero for taking my case and helping me get my life back. He did not have to accept me and has been a true blessing ! He really cares and gives his all. I love his staff as well. Never a long wait and the office is very comfortable. He spends the time necessary to make sure I understand and always makes sure I know that he is available if I need him and makes time to see me. He is a ten star in my book!
Was referred to Him after I have an issue with another doc and my primary wouldn't take care of my medications. I have pain from a prior back surgery and the first time we spoke, he was with me for an hour which susprised me because everyone now days is in and out. He explained my problem for the first time so I could understand it. He told me what he could do and was very helpful. The front staff is very nice, especially the receptionist who always calls me honey, Lol. I have been seeing him for about six months and the pain is definitely improved, not gone, but better around 50%. I recommend him.
The first two times I went to him I had to wait over 2 hours to get in the back to see him. The second time I brought it up and he got visibly upset and haughty and never treated me the same after that. He did injections on me that made the pain worse and when I told him that he implied I was lying. Gave confidential information out about my medical condition to people who were not on my list as authorized to receive that information. Staff was rude, office smells like old people. I ended up needing to have back surgery and when I told the nurse that (he stopped even seeing me after a few visits and I only saw the nurse) I heard her tell him in the hallway. She left the door open, which he didn't realize, and when she said I was scheduled for back surgery he said "good, now I'll finally be rid of her. ". What did I ever do to him? My feelings were so hurt I almost started crying and I even had to go back one more time to get meds before my surgery. If I had had any other options I would never have been back. I have literally never felt so upset or mistreated by a dr in my life.
Spends time with you and answers your questions. The whole staff is very nice and I never have any complaints. Highly recommend him.
The staff is very nice. Louise at the front is always pleasant. They appear concerned and always spend time with me. I have seen a couple other pain management doctors and dr. Haufe and their staff are the best so far. I recommend them, especially if you others have not helped.
He appears very concerned and spent over an hour with me the first time I met him. I learned more from him than anyone before. So far so good.
Had some periferal neuropathy and been taking lyrica for the pain with some improvement. he suggested some injection to destroy some nerve and it has improved my pain 80%. why didn't the other guys suggest this? I wish I was referred to him eariler.
I went to him because my family doctor recommended him after my prior pain doctor couldn't help me. I have an weird pain problem with groin pain and I had prior surgery for this which just made things worse. He looked me over and told me that he would investigate my problem. I was amazed when the next time I saw him that he actually did look into my problem and found a surgeon in south florida who could fix my problem. I had surgery done and I am fifty percent improved. I have been to Vanderbilt and mayo and no one knew what to do. I was at wits end. Now, I can at least function with half the pain. As a doctor, he goes the extra mile for you
I have been to Dr. Haufe for over a year. He tried some injections which helped but I couldn't get off the lortab. He convinced me to go to get pine surgery which initially cred the you know out of me. But I got the surgery and I am now off the pills. My wife is so happy. Obviously he didn't do the surgery but he helped me get there. Without him I would still be popping pills.
i have seen him for a couple years and he has my pain under control with injections and lortab. I was horrible before i saw him. i have a two level fusion and the leg pain was severe but he has me down to a 3. he is the best pain doctor I have been to.
I was at wits end with the pain. I was seeing someone who just was giving me pills and trigger point injections. My depression was huge. The first time I met him, he sat and talked with me for an hour and a half. He told me about what he could do. He has literally saved my life. I can now function and live instead of just laying in bed all day.
Actually listens to you and has options instead of just pills or epidurals. He spent over an hour with me during our first visit.
From the moment I met the guy I liked him. He I the only guy who offered me hope instead of just. Bottle of pills. I have been seeing him for six months and my only concern is that he'll move away like all the other good docs always seem to do. If you don't believe me then you will once you actually meet him. High quality guy
I have lupus and he has been a lifesaver for me. No one else takes Medicaid. Not only does he take it but he treats me like a person and not like everyone doctor who works with Medicaid. He gives you real options and doesn't just shove pills in your face. The best pain doc I have ever had.
I first read about him on his blog/pain forum. Then once I had medicare, I made an appointment and so far so good. He has been kind,caring and helpful. He seems to understand my problems better than I do. I am scheduled for a few procedures next month. I will be able to tell you more after they are performed.
dr. Haufe was originally my husbands doctor but I have been seeing him for the past year for my leg pain. He has always been there for me and he never rushes me. He is honest and treats me like a person when a lot of docs look at me like I'm nuts. I know eventually I'll need surgery but he is keeping me going. He cares when other docs don't .
He has been one of my doctors for five years. Even though he moved to Destin, I still we travel the hour to see him. He always listens to me and seems to really care.
Not a lot of choices around here but dr. Scott is great. Not a lot that can be done for me due to my shoulder injury but he trys his best to keep me going.
I like him. Talks nice to me and not like i'm stupid. I recommend him
the first doctor to tell me what was going on and what could be done.made sure my questions were answered.I only seen him twice but so far so good.
Dr. Haufe has been my pain doctor for years. He started at the hospital down the street but he has always taken my insurance, even if his partner docs don't. very kind and always there for me. truly a gem, god bless him and I hope doesn't leave.
My name is george and I have been seeing Dr. Haufe for 7 years as my pain doctor. He is the best doctor I have ever had. He listens to me and makes sure I understand what he plans to do. I have had several injections from him and I never had a problem.