Orthopedic Surgeons
26 years of experience

16030 Ventura Blvd
Ste 400
Encino, Encino, CA 91436
818-385-1320
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Overall Rating:
3.0
  • Currently 3 of 4 stars
Total Ratings

16

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Ease of Appointment:
  • Currently 3 of 4 stars
Promptness:
  • Currently 2.6666666666667 of 4 stars
Courteous Staff:
  • Currently 3.25 of 4 stars
Accurate Diagnosis:
  • Currently 3.125 of 4 stars
Bedside Manner:
  • Currently 2.9375 of 4 stars
Spends Time with Me:
  • Currently 3.0625 of 4 stars
Follows Up After Visit:
  • Currently 2.875 of 4 stars
Average Wait: 30 minutes
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  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
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by RICHARD MEYER on Jan 17th, 2014

IN 2009 I WAS DIAGNOSED WITHE SEVERE SPINAL STENOSIS. I HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN TO 4 SPINAL SURGEONS TRYING TO DETERMINE THE BEST PATH TO TAKE. THE DIFFERENCE IN THEIR INDIVIDUAL APPROACHES WERE MIND BOGGLEING . THEIR OPINIONS RAN FROM "HELLO LETS OPERATE" TO " I'LL GIVE YOU AN EPIDUARL STEROID INJECTION" TO "LETS TRY PHYSICAL THERAPY". FINALLY IN LATE 2009 I WAS REFFERED TO DR. HOPKINS BY A CLOSE FRIEND. "WHAT A DIFFERENCE.!!!! DR HOPKINS APPROACH TO MY PROBLEM WAS MUCH DIFFERENT . FIRST, HE TOLD ME FLATLY AFTER CAREFUL REVIEW OF MY M.R.I, THAT I WAS, AT BEST, A DOUBTFUL CANDIDATE FOR SUCCESSFUL SPINAL SURGERY, HE TOLD ME BECAUSE OF THE SEVERITY OF MY DISEASE AN EPIDURL COULD CAUSE ME GREAT HARM. INSTEAD, HE HAS OVER THE YEARS KEPT ME GOING, AND RELATIVELY PAIN FREE, WITH THE USE OF MEDS. I FORGOT TO TELL YOU THAT I AM 77 YEARS OLD, VERY ACTIVE, AND FULL OF ENERGY. DR HOPKINS, IN MY OPINION, IS A "GEM". HE EXPLAINS EVERYTHING IN UNDERSTANDABLE LANGUAGE, IS KIND, PATIENT, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY DOES NOT RUSH TO JUDGEMENT. BEFORE YOU GO UNDER THE KNIFE, YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF TO SEE DR. HOPKINS RICHARD MEYER

  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
 |  Excellent Physician, Explained Everything!  |  show details
by Harry on Mar 18th, 2013

I’d been dealing with pain in my lower back for so long that I’d gotten used to living with it and just assumed that it would never go away. At 80 years old, I can say with absolute certainty that I have never had a physician get to the core of my health issue so quickly. Moreover, I’ve never had a doctor explain what was going on so succinctly (and believe me, I’ve seen a lot of doctors!) Dr. Hopkins also instructed me to request the generic version of my prescription medication. When I went to have it filled at the pharmacy, it cost only $7.00 out of my pocket. I’m thrilled to report that within 2 days of taking the prescription, the pain was gone. I feel terrific, and as a result I’m able to enjoy my Zumba classes at the YMCA all that much more. It’s rare to find a doctor who can get accurately diagnose the issue, provide recommendations for saving money on prescriptions, and explain in layman’s terms what is wrong in a single office visit. I am grateful for Dr. Hopkins' care, and incredibly impressed with his expertise.

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  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
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Mar 15th, 2011

I've had 7 spinal surgeries and was scared to death of paralysis (3 other doctors did surgery) Dr. Hopkins helped me understand what was going on and what was going to happen to me long term. He also stopped physical therapy which could have caused irreperable harm to me. James H.

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