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September 14th, 2015
April 10th, 2015
While his staff reception staff leaves much to be desired I found Dr. Kay exemplary. He repaired my shoulder a few years ago and it is much better than it has ever been. He has a great bedside manner and actually listens to the patient. The reception staff I found incompetent and cold. I've called and been left waiting on hold for fifteen minutes. I've called to inquire about medical coverage only to be given some vague answer. The receptionist are cold and verge on being rude. While normally a bad experience with the front staff would be enough for me to find another physician but in this case I was so thoroughly impressed with Dr. Kay that I would definitely recommend him.
December 21st, 2013
I went to Dr. Kay for a torn shoulder labrum and a partially (mostly torn) bicep tendon. It ws all set until day of surgery to fix labrum and reattach tendon. !0 minutes before surgery he told me he was going to try to fix one or the other. Now, I've fasted and am all prepared so all I could say was OK. He told me my should would be more stable with one fixed. After surgery he told me labrum was too torn and shredded to repair so he debreeded it, whatever that means. Nurses wrapped me all up, put me in a sling, had to put on huge t-shirt I brought over sling. A few hours later at home I was shocked it didn't hut. He called and told me he couldn't attach bicep tendon as there wasn't any room so he dtached the whole thing!!!!! We talked about my options before and I made it very clear and noisy shoulder and bicep was fine and DO NOT detach it. He agreed that was not an option. So basically nothing was done, he even put on a show for nurses. On the phone he told me I didn't need sling and i could take it off. What the heck happened? Asked another ortho and they thought he probably never looked at MRI and cut bicep tendon before he checked if there was room to reattach. Every pt I go to keeps telling me to try this ortho or that ortho that nothing is holding my shoulder together. This guy thinks he is god, what a fool, not checking MRI first????? Detaching a tendon against my orders?
November 13th, 2013Rude!
March 29th, 2012Full rotator cuff tear
July 25th, 2011Best Shoulder Specialist
I'm a former employee of Dr. Kay and I have to admit he is the best Shoulder Specialist out there. He is very kind, honest and dedicated to his patients. He's bedside manners are excellent and he always explains all procedures in detail. There's no doubt in my mind that if ever had an injury, he would be the one to treat me. He's also an great boss...miss him soooo much!
June 17th, 2011Second Opinion for Torn Rotor Cuff in Shoulder
Dr. Kay did an exam on me to determine how bad my left shoulder with the torn rotor cuff was compared to my good right shoulder. He also reviewed my MRI to make sure of my problem. Besides surgery, he offered me another option to try which included physical therapy. We will re-do the MRI in 3 months to see if any further damage has occurred. Possibly surgery will not have to be done. Very honest option since Dr. Kay is a surgeon.
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