Patient Reviews ? Write a Review
Been seeing this doctor for years. Used to get my prescriptions every 3 months until recently was told there is a "new law" the FDA is "cracking down" and my prescriptions must be written every month and I have to see him monthly. Not so sure about this. Will have to look into it.
great Doc, been helping with back for years. tore rotator in shoulder,after the epp. pain went from 8 too 2.
Personable and helpful. I couldn't have been anymore pleased with the doc and staff. Dr. F was kind , polite and throuroughly explained my condition and prognosis and CT scan results. We had great eye contact and he set my mind at ease. Thank you Dr Fedoriw for taking the time, you will be by back doctor for life! Highly recommend!!
My Pain Doctor of three years left the practice I was a patient of. I was totally happy with him. When I saw the Doctor I was assigned to, the first thing out of his mouth was that I was taking way too many pain meds and that no one should ever take over 120mgs of Morphine or its equivalent per day. His belief was that most pain can be relieved by using epidurals and facet injections of the spine. The first thing he did was cut my pain meds in half. No titrating my medication down gradually. He had me to start a regiment of epidurals and facet injections. After 25 injections (with nine more to go) in the course of forty eight weeks, all I was doing was lying in bed and letting all my household chores pile-up, letting my grooming needs go unmet and worse of all, shutting every one of my friends and family out of my life, I finally decided that enough was enough. So I started my journey to find a Pain Doctor who had at a minimum, one ounce of compassion. Finally I came upon the following: Dr. Wladislaw Fedoriw MD, Physiatrist, Anesthesiologist, Pain Medicine. I had never heard of a Physiatrist so Googled it to find out. Physiatrists are rehabilitation physicians. They are medical doctors who have completed training in the medical specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Specifically, rehabilitation physicians: * Diagnose and treat pain * Restore maximum function lost through injury, illness or disabling conditions * Treat the whole person, not just the problem area * Lead a team of medical professionals * Provide non-surgical treatments * Explain your medical problems and treatment/prevention plan That right there was enough to make an appointment. Then I read further and found: Dr. Fedoriw's Care Philosophy: "Some pain centers push you to have injections. We don't do that. We follow the Standard of Care written by the AMA. If your doctor didn't try oral steroids, home neck or back traction, or spine specific physical therapy before injections... get a new doctor. Come see us for an honest second opinion. Unlike some pain centers, we will write your pain medications even if we are not doing injections with you. It's that simple." I couldn't believe it!!!! I made my appointment with Dr. Fedoriw right away. They were able to see me the following week. During my consultation, Dr. Fedoriw put in plain words what my X-ray revealed (something that was evident to a layman like me yet all the other Doctors missed). He upped my dosage of pain meds, told me I wouldn't have to be a human pin cushion any longer and started me on a home lumbar traction device; an easy to set-up system to use for 30 minutes a day for 5 weeks. Upon my next appointment in five weeks, I felt like my old self again. I found my life again! I can't climb mountains or run marathons but I can do things I enjoy like cooking and having friends over. Although limited, I can still get out of the house under my own volition and enjoy being with friends and family, doing things like going out to the mall, hitting-up new restaurants and going out to the movies and sporting events. Thank you Dr. Wladislaw Fedoriw for giving me my life back.
The visit went really well. I was treated with respect and understanding, without the push of surgery.
terrible correspondence. it would take days to get a call back. the doctor refuses to talk to me over the phone and uses his assistant to relay messages. i'm not impressed by this office.
accused of being an addict and overhearing staff saying: She just needs to go to rehab.... after saying I failed a pee test I did not take
Terrible listening skills. He would leave the room and go see other patients then come back to me half an hour later after already waiting an hour to see him. He was rude to his staff right in front of me. Not impressed. Going back to my PCP to get a new pain doctor.
It's been 17 months 7 days since Dr Fedoriw ruined my life. He gave me a lumbar epidural and messed up because he doesn't know what he is doing. I was numb from the waist down for 6 hours in his office. He has permanently damaged my bladder nerve and at 37 years old I leak urine all day and night and have to wear pads all the time. He lied and didn't acknowledge any of this. I'm not the first person that had life altering complications. Run far away from this office!
I mentioned a problem with how a foot Doc was treating me. He had only done a ultrasound . Doc Fedoriw sent me for a MRI and to different foot and Doc. I had a tear in my tendon that could not be fixed expect by surgery. He actually listened to me. Than You Doc!
great guy ,very caring
After having low back pain for almost 1 year I was referred to Dr. Fedoriw. After reviewing my MRIs and discussing options we decided to move forward with injections which provided significant relief immediately. He was very personable and professional and provided great treatment plan. Would highly recommend him to anyone!! Thank you!!
Wonderful doctor with a very prompt and friendly staff. I've been his patient for over two years, and would never change doctors. He's GREAT!
He is outstanding -- brilliant, compassionate, caring
I was so scared of the thought of seeing a pain management doctor. Dr. Fedoriw came into the room very happy, humming. Introduced himself to myself and my daughter. He was very professional, caring and took the time to go over the MRI personally with me. He found problems on the MRI, that the report did not even show. He made me feel very at ease, very comfortable. My fear was very quickly put to rest. I will be looking forward to seeing him and getting to the bottom of my back pain issues.
Horrible experience. He is so arrogant. His staff is horrible and in educated. Makes me wonder why this dr uses sedation for every shot he does. Careless and inconsistent.
The office staff are very professional. Nikki was really great! Good job Doctor hiring a fantastic team.
I waited for over an hour only to be told that Dr.F wouldn't see me because the MRI CD's that I brought with me wouldn't pull up on his computer. I also brought the full MRI reports as well as another CD that he could read. The MRI's that he couldn't pull up were over 2 years old and I was seeing him so that he would order new ones. He wasn't even courteous enough to come in, introduce himself, and talk to me about the problem. The visit consisted of some guy named Mike weighing me and taking my temperature and then telling me that I had to re-schedule once I had better CD's....
I won't move as long as he's in Arizona. He's THAT skilled and exceptional.
Very disappointed with office visit. Looked at X-rays, Mri. Little conversation Walked out of room humming, never to return
I have been a patient of Dr. Fedoriw's for 5 year. Dr. Fedoriw has been an excellent doctor and spot on with accurate diagnosis and treatment of my issues. He has always taken the time to explain, show, and walk me thru my treatment and expectations. His staff is courteous, helpful, and genuinely concerned for my well being and treatment. He impressed me enough that a member of my family has recently become a patient of his. I would heartily recommend Dr. Fedoriw to anyone and everyone.
Staff greets you with a smile when you arrive. Dr. Fedoriw is great as well. He takes as much time as you need to understand problem and answer questions. First Dr. to fully explain my symptoms, I now know exactly what's going on in my neck, understand why pain is there, and what I can do to help with symptoms. I would recommend Dr. Fedoriw to anyone experiencing neck/back pain.
The staff here seem very nice. The dr is arrogant and talks about how smart he is as well as prescribes drugs out the wazoo. I was referred here by a co worker who enjoys pain medication. I on the other hand do not. I would rather know why I am in pain than a dr to continually prescribe prescribe prescribe!
I returned to Dr. Fedoriw after continuing to suffer back pain post surgery at another provider. Dr. Fedoriw was very knowledge about the procedure I had done (and why it didn't work for me), as well as the other provider and some recent lawsuits against them that I was not aware of. He also proved (and was validated by a professional MRI review) that the diagnosis I was given previously was incorrect. He took special precautions to ensure there was no damaging scar tissue from my previous surgery and then prescribed the right course of treatment for my injury based on updated MRIs. It was only through taking the appropriate time to collect a good patient history (and not relying on paperwork) that he was able to provide this superior care. I would highly recommend his office.
I saw this doctor after a horrible experience an Az Pain Specialists. He noticed signs of a spinal compression after 2 minutes with me, something the other place never even checked for. He explained my spinal issues, discussed treatment, and ordered more tests. He was funny, compassionate, and very knowledgeable! ,
It is very hard to get them to answer the phone Receptionists are very rude
I wish I didn't have to move to another state. I actually spent the money to fly back and forth to see this doctor because he cares about the patient and makes sure that all optioned are looked at and helps with information that true. He is not all about money like a lot of Doctors are. He is very thorough and knows what he is talking about. Overall the best Doctor I have been to.
My wife starting seeing Dr Fedoriw after another pain mgmt office almost terminated her. He has been nothing but amazing and very helpful with her care and options. When I needed help with my knees, he was right there and took care of me without having to go through my primary, attending rehab for weeks, un-needed pills; He understood my complaint, checked my knee prior, and drained the fluid. I felt great the same day and was walking normal again by the next day.
I've been seeing Dr. Fedoriw for 3 years and have had a great experience. It's easy to get an appointment and he spends as much time as you need with you. He has even given me his cell phone number in case I need anything after hours. He is very empathetic to your pain and is knowledgeable in ways to treat it.
Dr. Fedoriw is very personable, knowledgeable, and listens to his patients (at least me). To elaborate, he comes across as a concerned doctor, and a doctor that responds accordingly to whatever your issues are during treatment. He obviously cares that the correct treatment is prescribed as well as anybody I have interacted with given my condition. 4 STARS in my mind!
We had a wonderful experience. Dr. Fedoriw took the time to really get to the root of the problem. He took the time to explain everything and was understanding of our questions.
Wladislaw G Fedoriw, MD is a kind, caring and compassionate professional. He treats his patients with respect and truly listens to your input when coming up with a treatment regimen. Your health is at the forefront of his practice. The staff are also as compassionate as the doctor always treating you like a person and not a number. Wladislaw G Fedoriw, MD is one of the most progressive pain management doctors in the valley, if youâre looking for a compassionate doctor that uses the latest treatment options to deal with your pain this is the doctor for you. I have seen him for the last four years and can truly say without hesitation he is one of the best pain management doctors Iâve ever been to, and has truly been a beacon of light when it comes to dealing with my pain.
Doctor is very professional and knowledgeable and has helped me tremendously for my medical needs.
Dr. Fedoriw is honest cares about his patients. The staff is wonderful to work with very friendly and professional. I have had to call the doctor after hours within minutes I received a call back. The office is very clean. I have been a patient for four years and have never had a problem. I cannot say enough good things about this doctor and his staff. Very pleased.
I have been seeing Dr Fedoriw since I car accident about a year ago. I have never had to wait longer than 10 minutes to get into a room and 10 minutes after that to see the Doctor. His staff is very professional and kind. You will see this is one of the FEW doctors out there without a god complex. He actually listens to you and takes you serious. I would recommend Dr Fedoriw if you actually want a doctor that cares about your well being. The first time I went in, he spent over 20 minutes with me explaining IN DETAIL my MRI while showing me where the problem was, instead of just reading a report that I can read myself.
Dr. Fedoriw was the third doctor I had seen for my DDD. I had been coping with the pain for over a decade. He listened to all the remedies/treatments I had used and was able to prescribe a better more comprehensive treatment. I finally have some relief. I highly recommend him.
I was in his office and caught the Doctor sleeping in the hall of his office! How unprofessional!
Dr. F is a smart and very informative dr. He is a little odd at first and different attitude than most doctors. Positives: reviewed my MRI extensively and told me what was wrong at every level. We decided to do a lumbar epidural. Negatives: I'll start by saying I've been getting lumbar epidural so for 3.5 years and never had a complication. my epidural was without anesthesia so the inject a small amount of lidocaine in to numb the area. He hit a nerve and injected the lidocaine in the wrong area. I felt instant pain all through my pelvis. The epidural left me with severe nerve pain and burning all down my legs which wasn't there before. When I went to stand up I was completely numb from the waist down and collapsed with the tech barely catching me. 5 hours sitting there unable to feel anything. I am now 3 weeks out and I have bladder incontinence, numb pelvic cavity feeling, burning nerve pain in pelvis and legs, bowel movement issues and after I've seen specialists this week my pelvic nerve was damaged and due to that my bladder prolapsed. Dr F even said hmm I think I just gave you a spinal not epidural! WHAT! He blamed the medicine traveling as the cause? When I told him about bladder leakage he said oh it stunned the bladder nerve, it will go away. Well, it hasn't!, why because my bladder prolapsed (fell down onto my vagina causing all sorts of other issues)Um no this was error where he should've known not to inject the pelvic nerves!!! I am not the only one that's had complications from injections I found that out too late.
After visiting many doctors, including chiropractors (2), physical therapy, primary, medical, etc, I finally have some answers and am very happy with his recovery plan for me. My primary doc wanted me on low dose anti depressants for the back pain and to go for Epidural injections and I refused and did lots of research on my own. Found all the positive reviews for Dr Fedoriw and liked how he stated that if injections is the first option you need to find another doctor. In my case this was so true. He explained all of my MRI results and asked me if I had any questions, this is the first. Thank you! I was told to arrive at 3:30 but had all the paperwork already printed out so I think that is why my wait time was 1hr. I just went yesterday so I'm not sure about follow up but they made it clear if I had any question just to call them. :)
After my first appointment with Dr. Fedoriw, I was finally able to exhale. He took the time to educate me, to help me understand my injury. He listened and was so very compassionate. I first met Dr. Fedoriw while I was caregiver for a 86 year old woman who needed back surgery. I remember how kind he was with her. He is knowledgeable and confident. He guided her to the right surgeon and she had a quick recovery. When I got injured, I knew he was my guy!! His office staff are all courteous and caring. Phone messages are always answered promptly. I am treated with dignity and respect. I am truly blessed to be under his care.
I read other reviews before writing my own; it's hard to say anything that hasn't been said. 1. This is THE BEST Dr. for back pain period. 2. After visiting several doctors who did not care, rushed me through, wrote scripts and urged me out the door, wanted to do several injections after the first three did not yield results, being misdiagnosed, even suggesting botox and burning my nerves permanently. SAD. 3. Dr. W is the only doctor who actually took the time to look over the MRI extensively, and explain extensively, kindly, and suggest proper therapy to treat my conditions. 4. After YEARS of the run-around, doctors that just want to make money; it has been a relief and blessing to find a doctor who is honest, caring, and upholding his Hippocratic oath. Extremely knowledgeable and listens carefully. Not a single doctor has spent this amount of time with me in a visit. It is apparent he takes pride in his career, he is passionate about what he does and a true professional in every sense. Highly recommended!
I have been seeing Dr. Fedoriw for almost two years now. He and his staff have remained courteous and helpful throughout my trials. I suffer from debilitating back pain and have gone through PT, injections, medications and finally two surgeries under his care. I trust Dr. Fedoriw completely and often turn to him for help because he is very bright and has no problem taking the time to listen and offer advice. He does everything within his power to take care of his patients and make sure they have the best care possible. Furthermore, he supplies tissues when I cry and is probably the most enthusiastic person I know. No matter how awful I feel, I always leave his office smiling. I canât recommend him and his staff highly enough, not only for his skill and intelligence but also because they truly care.
Dr. Fedoriw is one of the few Doctors that took the time to explain my problem and then take all the time needed to answer all of my questions. His knowledge about back issues is unmatched and surgery is always the very last option in his opinion. I would recommend Dr. Fedoriw to anyone who is having back pain issues and is looking for someone who really cares about you as a person.
I can see why some people have written reviews saying he is arrogant. He did come across as a little aloof my first visit, but he was very very thorough and told me a lot of information about my condition and the best ways to treat it. My second appt, I was more at ease and less intimidated and asked questions and he was pleasant and even joked around. I feel like if you open up to him and ask questions, he kind of relaxes with you. I don't know if that comes from dealing with a lot of "drug seekers" in his specialty so he has his guard up until he gets to know you a little bit? I have never waited very long in the lobby, always easy to get an appt. The only complaint I have is that the office was supposed to call me with a price on a procedure and see about scheduling it in office (I do not have insurance) and they never did. Overall, I am happy with my experience here and Dr. F is very very smart and good at his specialty. He does need a little work on bedside manor and making patients feel more comfortable, but I have met many doctors that are brilliant and provide great care, but aren't the best at social interaction. The geniuses tend to be that way.
Referred (unfortunately) to his office. He was too arrogant to take time to speak with us, he sent his staff in to relay messages. A waste of our time!
Dr. Fedoriw is great! He is patient and shows real concern for my issues. He explained why he choose the care he did. He also explained other options and the consequences of those options. He is very straight forward but, easy to talk with. While talking with Dr. Fedoriw my wife started coughing (she has been having these attacks for a few months now). He told her what her problem was and told her what to do. Prior to this visit she had seen numerous doctors who couldn't do anything for her, Dr. Fedoriw knew what her problem was without even examining her. She went to the type of doctor that he suggested and after some care, she has little or no cough. We trust him and he is very easy to like. He is just a caring, smart person.
The first doctors I had that actually asked enough questions, watched me do things such as walk, bend down and pick something off floor, lean sideways, He watched my body movement as I did day to day activities so he could see where the pain was coming from and where issues were. He actually cares about your background and getting to know why your in pain. He is open to using pain medicine as needed but he is NOT a pill factory. Dr. Fedoriw does his research, orders the necessary images and tests before just looking at you, smiling, and writing narcotics. If you are looking for just another easy pill doctor Dr. Wladislaw Fedoriw is NOT the doctor for you, however if you have legitimate pain and he finds that medication is a good tool he has no problem using it appropriately. Hands down fabulous doctor. I feel blessed to have found him!
I sure hope anyone going by reviews online keep in mind that this field of work has a down side. While trying to help people & making people's lives better, they also end up with addicts and those who use and abuse the medicines. This creates some very angry and downright dangerous problematic individuals. So if a review seems to have an angry tone to it....keep in mind there are many that either got refused drugs (from records of behavior) or terminated, leading to very angry reactions!
I was referred to Dr Fedoriw through Dr. Chang at Barrow Neurological for treatment of lower back and leg pain. They were able to schedule me an appointment the bext day and after reviewing my images, Dr. Fedoriw saw the problem right away, explained what had happened and suggested a plan of treatment to take care of the problem, not just cover up the pain. I highly recommend him.
I thought I had finally found a doctor that cared. One that wanted to help you. Well I was wrong. The very first drug test came up positive for something I haven't taken in over 6 years. Because I'm alergic to it I can't take it. I was seeing a previous pain management doctor before deciding to give this one a try. So i had been on whatever that dr put me on and nothing else. So how does it come up positive on their tests? They are inacurate and they don't care. I've never been treated so rudely or disrespected so much in my life. The dr refused to even talk to me or look at the MRIs he ordered. But I bet you he will get paid by my insurance for it. For doing nothing. So I would think twice before chosing him.
I have been seeing Dr Fedoriw a little over 3 years, He is very caring, considerate, and very patient with me. He explains my medications, why, when etc.I know exactly what to expect from my meds because Dr Fedoriw makes sure I understand before he prescribes them to me, He looks out for the well being of his patients. I would recommend him any time.
I have seen so many doctors. So many just treat the symptoms not the problem. Not only has he helped me beyond words. He has also found and treated me for things my other doctors missed. One of the best doctors ever. He listens to all your questions and answers them. You are never rushed or have to wait hours to see him. If it wasn't for him I don't know that I would be working today. Super knowledgable and explains what is wrong and how he can help to fix it. When I first started to see him a few years ago I had so much going on at once I didn't think anyone could help. I wasn't sure which one of my illness was causing the pain because the pain was different sometimes. He worked thru all my illnesses and figured out which illness was causing which pain. I know I will never be pain free but he has made my life so much more bearable. I highly recommend him to anyone who has pain and doesn't know what to do or who to call. Awesome doctor.
Dr. Fedoriw is an excellent PM&R doctor. I have a spinal cord injury and chronic pain. Dr. Fedoriw takes time to understand my condition and provides me with a plan to keep my pain under control. It is easy to get into his office for an appointment, and I never wait long in office to see him. The doctor listens to my concerns and always addresses them to my satisfaction. I've seen other pain management physicians and Dr. Fedoriw is the best one. Highly recommended.
I have been going to Dr. Fedoriw for many years for his very wonderful help with my degenerative back problems. Recently he inserted a trial stem system in my back and I have not felt that good in over 15 years. Dr. Fedoriw sent me to a surgeon that specializes in these kind of back implants and I am working toward doing better than I have in many years. I very highly recommend Dr, Fedoriw for anyone in pain. He cares and listens to what you need to say and follows up all the time. If I was just 20 years younger.
I have been to four other pain clinics before coming to the Arizona Back Pain Institute and no one could figure out how to treat me. I was in pain constantly and he figured it out right away and fixed it. That was five years ago. He listens to everything you have to say. I love him.
For me, a terrible experience.
I am pain free, I have been seeing the Dr. For 3yrs now and have always walked away satisfied with my care.
My Mom has been seeing Dr. Fedoriw for a number of year now. She is a complicated case, but that has never been a challenge for Dr. Fedoriw. We have seen countless doctors, and Dr. Fedoriw is certainly one of the best we have seen. He is very prompt, has a wonderful sense of humor, very knowledgable, and explains things in a way we all can understand without talking down to us. My Mom is doing better now than she ever has been under the care of other psychiatrists. We would certainly recommend him to any one who is looking for quality care and compassion.
I was so disappointed with my previous appointment with an orthopedic doctor.... I was not seen by the orthopedic doctor but by his PA. She quickly had me scheduled for an epidural shot with this doctor. I did not like that. I complained to my primary care doctor. I went online and found Dr. Fedoriw. He did not recommend any shot. His exact words were..."I also do shots. "you are just not a candidate to have one" and explained a new approach he is going to take. What a confident and rest assured feeling I had at that moment. I've been telling everyone I know about this "New Generation Medical Professional" since. He didn't need to have 30 years of experience to be good. I am satisfied with the 9 years he has that I even bragged about him to my son, a Doctor of Neurology. In fact my wife is going to see him this afternoon. I know she will say the same thing about him. I am still getting compassionate and quality care from Dr. Fedoriw. See him and feel what I mean....a satisfied patient.
I was suffering from severe pain from my back, gluts, hip and leg. i had been treated by four or five other doctors, physical therapists and chiropractors to little or no avail. Dr. Fedoriw was referred to me by a friend whose husband had found great relief from a similar ailment. On my first visit Dr.Fedoriw arranged for an MRI at the most advanced imaging center in Arizona. When the resulted came back it was determined that I have four bulging discs on L4, L5. He arranged for inversion therapy and physical therapy treatments and started me on meds that have helped relive the pain tremendously. At his suggestion, I have purchased my own inversion therapy table which has given me the most relief i have had in over three years. Dr. Fedoriw is knowledgeable and he takes the conservative approach to provide the maximum relief with the least intervention possible. He is accessible and very dedicated to helping is patients find relief from debilitating back pain. I recommend him highly to anyone who needs relief and desires appropriate intervention.
When I was referred to Dr.Fedirow by my primary doctor I was unsure if he would help me as he does run the AZ Back Pain Institute and I had a crushed leg injury with a titanium rod from my knee to my ankle and 6 screws. The Doctor treated my pain but also began testing me for a disease which has familiar affects on the body as I was already experiencing. Do you know that after 6 specialists, after the primary surgeon that Dr.Fedirow is the one who knew i had a bone infection, He had tests done while I had to search for months in pain to find a doctor to do surgery in order to remove hardware and biopsy my leg and guess what they found? ...l could have lost my leg. For two years no one would listen to my complaints and take them as for real except Dr. Fedirow. Praise God for this man, he is a genius, to look at my records and know my disease is amazing and so is he. You are the best Doc. many thanks to you for saving my leg, Best Wishes.
After my last Dr overdose me with serious complications I looked into Pain specialists and was recommended to Dr Fedoriw. He actually reads the MRI's to see for himself what is going on, and tries to fix the problem instead of just pumping you full of painkillers. He's a long way from my house, but I don't mind the drive because he doesn't keep me waiting, doesn't keep me coming back for endless follow up visits with no purpose other than to bill my insurance again, and I've gotten so much relief from him in the 4 months I've been seeing him. It isn't hard to get into him because he doesn't keep people coming back for no reason. When he sees you he takes the time to actually listen to you and explain what is going on and what he is doing. I also like that he does drug testing when prescribing drugs so you know you aren't at a pill mill.
Dr Fedoriw is running a fantastic organization in Chandler, polite, attentive and courteous staff. I have been a patient for a few years and Dr Fedoriw is incredible with his wealth of knowledge and eagerness to help his patients. I highly reccomend Dr Fedoriw for all your pain issues.
One of the best back doctors I have ever seen. Other doctors would just tell me not to do something if it just me. Doctor Fedoriw didn't say that. He look for a reason and found one where others would just tell me the common reason. Thanks to the doc I have a better family life. Thanks.
I have been seeing Dr. Fedoriw for 3 to 4 yrs. now. I starting seeing him bcause the doctor I was seeing quit taking my insurance and was charging me way to much. It turned out to be the best thing that could have ever happen to me. I have been having back problems for over 15 yrs. and been to 6 different doctors over that period of time. Dr. Fedoriw made suggestions to me that none of the others had and he was right with them. What a difference he has made in my life. Actually he has given my life back to me I am able to enjoy it more as I am no longer in constant pain. He took the time to not only explain every thing to me but to my wife as well. Having her understand was an important step in my treatment because my pain not only affected me but my whole family. Thank you Dr. Fedoriw
Dr. Fedoriw is one of the BEST Drs that I have seen. He has helped me with my back pain when no one else could! Highly recommended!
Actually "Great" doesn't cover it... A little background, I went to two other back pain specialists in the area (From Ahwatukee to West Mesa), before finding Dr. Fedoriw and seriously it's AMAZING what a difference there is! He sat me down and actually went over my MRI films with me the first day. This is something I had actually asked (almost begged) the other two to do, but couldn't get it to happen (they just wanted to know what the labs report said). Dr. Fedoriw did this BEFORE I even had the opportunity to ask! Not only did he go over the films with me (thoroughly I might add) though, he showed me things that the lab missed on the report, and then showed me exactly what I was looking at (BTW I've taken several Osteology upper division college level courses and everything he said checks out 100%). He did all of this before I even told him he was my third specialist, and what the others had said and done. This is just business as usual for him. He was shocked that no one had really seen what was going on, and after further discussion we found out that one had seriously put my life at risk with one injection that should never have been done, without first trying an oral version of the medication to make sure I didn't have an allergic reaction to it first. Beyond all that, he's got a great bedside manner, very personable and relate-able. I have been diagnosed with chronic pain (5 compressed discs), funny thing is Dr. Fedoriw hasn't given up on me (where one of the specialists did and was ready to send me to a surgeon, and the other had me misdiagnosed so badly that he was injecting me in the totally wrong area for there to be any help at all). Dr. Fedoriw still has me doing home traction and inversion table therapy (and his attitude about it actually inspires me to follow through with the traction daily). As I said I went two specialists before Dr. Fedoriw, and now after being his patient for more than a year, I can safely say I won't be looking for anymore back pain specialists until I can't put off the surgery anymore (and then he's picking the surgeon for me), and that really should say it all right there. I trust this man implicitly with my life and my mobility, and I'm a very hard sell to start with! The only thing I could mark him down on is the wait time is usually closer to 10 mins (I've never waited longer than 10, and usually itâs less), but seriously for this guyâs brain, I'd sit there for 30 without blinking an eye.
Dr. Fedoriw is the best physician I have ever been refered to. He is very honest, intelligent, never pushy, listens to what you have to say, and detailed about your diagnosis. I have refered several people to him who have called me just to say thank you for referring them to a great Dr.
Dr. Fedoriw is highly intelligent and competent, and very adept at explaining what is going on in your body. He never talks down to you and is extremely honest. He explains all alternatives. He has a wonderful sense of humor, and a very frank and honest bedside manner, which is one of the reasons I see him and trust him. He will explain things in extreme detail, which I love. With him, it's not about the money, it's about the patient. I would recommend him to everyone, but only if you want the best.
I have been a patient here for more than 5 years; Dr. Fedoriw is exceptional in his patience with me and problems I have developed. He is extremely knowledgable, takes the time to explain, makes sure I follow care insyructions, and he is friendly and enjoyable to visit. Simply put, he cares, and his treatments (I've had medications, physical therapy & epidural injections) work! I strongly recommend this doctor, and his staff & facilities, to all.
Dr Fedoriw , gave me exercises and stretching therapy for my back that was very informative. In treatment now. Explained my MRI better than anyone in 5 MRI's and 15 years. Quality doctor and teacher to recovery.
Very compassionate doctor. Takes his time and goes the extra mile. I would highly recommend .
I was a little apprehensive about coming because I was concerned about getting the run around as I have in the past from other doctors. But Dr. Fedoriw has proven to me that he is looking out for my best interest. He explains things, so it doesn't leave me wondering what or why we are doing certain things. I would recommend him to anyone requiring his type of care.
Trust me... you will never want to go to anybody else.
Dr. Fedoriw is a very knowledgeable, up to date, compassionate doctor. I have been to many specialists... due to a major back injury which resulted in 2 surgeries... and I trust him more than the orthopedic surgeons I have seen. I value his opinions and honesty.
I was referred and found my experience to be "very" disappointing. If your Doctor refers you, I'd ask him/her for more options for you to review. Good luck.
I've referred everyone I know who struggles with pain. Doctor's knowledge is very impressive and has helped me understand what's going on with my body. Doctor and his staff go out of their way to take care of patients, but I've got to admit Katie is a superstar among the staff. I dread the possibility of moving and losing my wonderful caregiver.
I wish I'd have seen and read some of the online reviews prior to my appointment. It was my worst medical experience, one I shall not forget. Atrocious bedside manner. Arrogant person who has much to learn about people and life. For me, it ended up working out for the best, I'm with a phenomenal Doctor now who truly cares about me and my well being. Happiness and health to all.
The Doctor took a lot of time and patience to explain lots of things to me that hadn't never explained to me before. I really appreciated the help he gave me on my first visit. He didn't make me feel like i was a cattle call like the previous pain center did.
dr fedoriw is the best doctor in the valley. I have been with him for years now. we haven't worked everything out yet but I have faith we will.
I started seeing Dr Fedoriw when I was 27..I had horrible back pain and every Dr I saw told me I was too young to have back problems. I finally convinced one of them to do an MRI and sure enough..I had back problems. No one wanted to treat my pain. I was severely depressed and thought about suicide on a daily basis. I was given one of Dr. Fedoriws cards and decided to give him a shot. I was scheduled the next day, no wait time..and when he came into the room he introduced himself and shook my hand (which he does every time I see him). He did a very thorough examination, explained my MRI in detail, we talked about my quality of life and he made me feel extremely comfortable. I could tell that day that he was a very talented and intelligent man (even if he is young and extremely good looking). He changed my life that day! I refer him to anyone and everyone. I have been seeing him for 4 years now. I see him every month. He is always friendly, caring, funny, gives awesome advice, does excellent procedures. I know that he has my best interest at heart when deciding on my treatment. He was willing to work some things out for me so I was able to afford some of the treatments. I really dont understand anyone on here who gives him a bad rep ??? Never once have I seen him act in any way described from these people!! Dr Fedoriw is AWESOMESAUCE!!! If youre in pain, your back hurts..go see him!! You wont need to keep looking!
When you have multiple areas of back / skeletal compromise I have found it hard to even begin to describe things. Dr. Fedoriw was very interested in listening to my descriptions, better than any previous at evaluating my MRI films and I'm happy that he understands PAIN. It is such a difficult concept to "tell" someone about. I was heard. Thank you!
Do yourself a favor, ask your Doctor to refer you elsewhere. This Doctor's bedside manner was atrocious. We were lied to and provided medical advice and diagnosis incorrectly. Based on personal experience, uncertain how this Doctor receives any favorable feedback, unless it's being submitted by him or the staff. How 3.5 out of 4.0 stars is being reported is another mystery. Based on my personal experience, I can see and readily agree with most of the negative comments posted here.
Based on my visit to his office, I'd HIGHLY recommend you seek another Doctor. Unless written by himself or staff, I can't imagine how he'd possibly receive a favorable survey, or 3.5 out of 4 stars! After waiting 45 minutes past my appointment time, he didn't demonstrate the courtesy to introduce himself to me, or even walk in the room to examine me. He used his nurse to relay messages from him to me, and apparantely diagnosed me from new patient paperwork. The absolute worst I've experienced in over 30 years of medical care!
I am so glad my primary told me to see him. He was caring, professional and helped me understand what my problem is. He explained every slide of my MRI with me. He told me what it should look like compared to what my back looks like. I have never had a doctor explain my MRI to me as in depth as Dr. Fedoriw. Finally a doctor that cares more about patients than what it looks like to prescribe medicine to people in pain.
Based on my personal experience, I would recommend seeing another Doctor. The staff was very kind, however.
I've been seeing Dr. Fedoriw for almost 2 years while waiting for my auto insurance company. He is the best! When I got injections, he was patient and kept trying until he found the spot that gave me relief. Let me tell you, THAT WAS AWESOME! I just wish my body would have reacted to the injection longer than a day. You have to give him a try
refered by my priamery dr.james lieber,thank the lord,after my first visit with dr.FEDORIW,2-17-2010,MY LIFE CHANGE AGAIN,IN THE DERICTION OF GIVING ME BACK MY LIFE AT,69, MY VISIT ARE TO MANY TO COUNT,MY BACK WAS A TRAIN WREAK ALSO NECK INJURIES,HE LOOK INTO MY EYES, AND LISTEN TO MY SPEECH, AND IN A INSTANCE HE RELISE I HAD A BRAIN INJURY AND MADE APPOINTMENT WITH VALLEY PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION,WHERE THEY COMFIRM,PUT ME ON MEDITION AND SENT ME TO BARROW NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE, WHERE I WAS DIANONSE WITH POST TRAMACTIVE SEMTRUM,WITH OUT DR.FEDORIW I don't think i would be alive to day,these message is because i just visit the dr. and after almost a year,i needed a treatment in my lower back,and knowing my knees were damage in auto accident had m.r.i. of both knees, so they were getting painful ,he had the m.r.i. so there was know problem with injection and i am back to 100% feeling no pain,thank you doctor and your staff
Very rude when ask questions, making you feel like every question you ask is a ridiculous. Had no respect in front of my family and when confronted about it he kicked me out. I think he should go back to school a learn more about how to treat people. Will never go back and remmmend no one ever go there as well. If you do you will see for yourself.
Dr. Fedoriw is one of the best doctors I have seen. He listens to you and will help you to find the right treatment for you. He goes over all treatment options and always answered all my questions. Dr. Fedoriw and his staff also are great for helping you deal with insurance company's. Dr. Fedoriw stands by his diagnosis and restrictions. Dr. Fedoriw and staff always treat me like a person not just another patient.
I trust Dr. Fedoriw more than any other doctor I have ever seen. He listens to what to have to say, he doesn't rush with his patients and he is there to help you. I enjoy the staff there, they are all nice, polite and friendly.
I love dr Fedoriw! He has always gave me great care with my back pain and has great follow thru of continuing care. He is very through and knowledgeable and spends time with you I never feel rushed! I would highly recommend him as a fanominal physician !
By the time I left the consultaton, I was so blown away with how he treated me and spoke about the group that referred me to him, that I told the group do not ever refer anyone to this man again. This is the first time in my 40 years I have ever filed a negative complaint about anyone online.
He has always on time and interested in my care and pain issues.
He actually listens and cares. Doesn't jump to conclusions.
great doctor who i have been with two years in feb. 15,with his care my life is almost back to normal.i am 69 in may, and suffered severe neck and back injuries in a rear end car accident in which i was hit at 50 miles an hr. the m.r.i. reviled my back was a train wreak ,with his care and pain management,my life is much better,thank you doctor and your staff,have a great new year
I have been to a few pain management doctors around the valley. Most of them didnt even look at my scans with me. Dr. Fedoriw actually took the time to review the scans with me and show me where the problem was and why it has been causing issues for me. He was also very helpful in finding alternative solutions to pain pills.
A human being never answers the phone, and voice mail states they will get back to us within 24 hours, not good if pain is severe. The waiting time in the lobby is excessive; I heard others in the lobby complaining about it too. He sends urine samples out of network so that patients are surprised by big bills arriving that have to be paid to the outside company. He has cold bedside manner. I am looking for a different doctor.
I have been seeing this doctor for some time. He has diagnosed me appropriatley where others have not. However, I have heard him yell at his staff over petty things. I have heard them discuss how the doctor cowers in the back of the office after MAKING his staff tell a patient that they will no longer be seen there. He never makes eye contact with me, never uses my name, and has a horrible arrogant bed side manner. As a testament to his insecurity, he talks badly about other doctors who do the same thing he does to make himself look better. After watching the young lady who works with him in tears this last visit, I am changing doctors. Anyone who treats their staff poorly has bad things under the hood. I would no recommend this doctor.
Everything was great at the beginning, I thought I had found the right Doctor; he appeared to genuinely care and I have confidence in him as a Doctor. However, just in the past 12 months alone he did not respond to calls from 3 doctors, a surgical clinic (which delayed a surgery waiting for him), and a surgeon; as well as a couple calls from me to inquire on things he wanted to be contacted about (I travel and there were 4 weeks when my fingers & legs were completely numb; and another mishap). I was told I was not allowed to talk to him without an appointment ... 2,000 miles away, really??In short, I felt he lost interest, stopped talking and I got the "cold shoulder", making it difficult to confide in him. I was shuffled off to the office staff which has a high turnover rate and in my opinion can not be trusted. I witnessed them disregarding his instructions and, well I leave it at that.I suspect he was never given the messages as I was present when the calls were made. Why would he care so little to not allow other doctors to consult him? It made for an extremely uncomfortable environment and I truly dreaded the last 3 visits because of the attitude and lack of familiar staff.By all means go see him, I like him, but keep looking - don't plan on staying because you'll be left to make your own decisions.
I have been seeing Dr. Fedoriw for about a year and a half. My first interaction with him was very positive. My condition is one that I will continue to have for the rest of my life, but at least I have answers. Dr. Fedoriw is very knowledgable and spends whatever amount of time he needs to with each patient... in order to answer ALL your questions. Usually the wait time is pretty good, my last appt., I was called into my room within 2-3 minutes however; due to Dr. Fedoriw's due diligence sometimes the wait is longer. I look at it as though, he takes however much time he needs for each patient. Some patients don't have a lot of questions, so they get in and out of the office pretty quickly. Dr. Fedoriw does not "push" injections like some other doctors that I have been to. He also does not recommend you to a surgeon, unless he feels you would be a good candidate. I did have some injections, and the doctor was very gentle, made sure that the area(s) having the injection was numb first, and they were x-ray guided to be sure they were in the exact spot within the disc that they were suppose to be. Awesome doctor who pays close attention to detail, this doctor is truly caring and wants to see his patients get out of the pain that they are in, if he can achieve that goal. I would recommend this pain management doctor to anyone that is experiencing cronic back pain.
I have seen several Doctors over the past 5 years, and would rate Dr. Fedoriw with 5 stars over 4. His care, concern, knowledge, and guidance with treatment and options have been the best over all the others, including one doctor rated one of the "top Physicians in Phoenix".
I started seeing this physician after my normal neurosurgeon moved out of Arizona. Dr. Fedoriw acknowledged I have a condition in which I will always be in pain for the rest of my life, due to a very serious car accident which left me a paraplegic. He wasn't afraid to prescribe me the medications my neurosurgeon had put me on and seemed very interested in making sure my quality of life was maintained. I would recommend him to anyone with legitimate pain complaints.
I was impressed with his ability to recognize my issue. He explained my options and the processes he recomended to eliminate my pain. He took the time to explain what my body was doing to cause my discomfort and the time frame he thought it would take to see improvement from his treatments.
I have had constant neck pain for almost 2 years. Chiropractic and massage helped to a degree, but it was never long term relief. I had an MRI, and went to 2 different pain management specialists,and had bad experiences until I fouund Dr Fedoriw. He explained everything to me, patiently answered my questions, and got me into Physical Therapy that worked. His staff is great in working with me, the insurance, and anything else I needed. Thanks you Dr Fedoriw and staff, I have light at the end of the tunnel to lead a pain free life.
He acts as though he cares about his patients - but he can be moody at times with both his staff and the patient. When you have an issue with one of your staff members - you aren't supposed to discuss the issue in fron of the patient. I think all he really cares about is how many patients he can see in one day so he can get more money. He doesn't look out for the pateint - he looks out for number one (which is himself), which you can tell by how fast he fires employees regularly.If I had to give advice to someone that was going to visit him - I would say "keep looking"
Dr. Fedoriw listens to you and treats you like a person . Not a dollar sign. He stays and tries to figure out the problem , and gives your great advice on the problem . He works with you and really helps . Out of all my doctors I really like going and seeing him . I have told freinds and family about him . thank you
i have been seening dr. fedoriw for 3 yrs now. he is always positive and works very hard to control my pain, even writing a priscription at 2am to a local pharmacy so i would have enough meds on my trip. i know if i call his office in the middle of the night he will be eager to help and with loads of concern! he even takes the time to explain things so i can understand them insted of just handing me litature and walking out of the room.
The office chose to cancel my appt without notifying me, then lied to me about it. He may be knowledgeable in what he is doing, but the doctor is not caring and shows no remorse or compassion. His bedside manner is awful. Will never return.
Dr. fedoriw and his staff are friendly . I have to say that i never waited longer than 10-15 minutes to be seen and always felt that my concerns were heard. I left the office feeling confident in my treatment plan thanks dr. F for exceeding the norm!
Initial visit very hurried. Second visit (which the Dr. Arranged) to provide a routine procedure left my wife in tears. Unbelievable rudeness. Just goes to show money can buy an education. Pity about kindness.
By far the best of 5 to 6 other Dr's I have seen. Can't say enough good things about him and his staff. I wish he was also my PCP, even if that is not his area he is the type of man that would perform at anything he does. He is the standard of excellence to measure others against.
My husband found Dr. Fedoriw through a friend who had a good experience with him. His back pain was preventing him from doing everything that he enjoyed. He felt despondent and hopeless.From the very first appontment,we both felt that at last we had found someone who could help him. We left the office that day feeling that we had at last found someone who was determined to help. We were right. Following an MRI, Dr. Fedoriw explained everything to us about the cause of the pain and how he would treat it. Now, after a few visits, my husband feels like a new man. I can't say enough about Dr. Fedoriw and his staff. He has changed my husbands life and mine, too.I now have a happier and more active husband. If you have been suffering from back pain, don't give up. Dr. Fedoriw is excellent!
By far the best Dr I have seen, (6 over the last 3 years). Very educated, which helps diagnose and treat pain. I have never felt as just a number and rushed to get in and out as so many other Doctors do. He genuinely cares and works to improve the health and livelihood of the patients. Just when I had lost all respect and tolerance for Dr after Dr, Fedoriw stands out from the crowd.
Dr Fed, as he is affectionatley known to me and my wife, has done more to improve my quality of life than all other Dr's I've seen combined. My spinal condition ranges from a total neck reconstruction in 1973 to disc and arthritic conditions. Dr Fed began his treatment of my spinal conditions at the point where most other practitioners stated "there was nothing more they could do". Dr Fed gave me the "tools" I needed to begin rehabilitation and also inspired the "I can do it", both physicaly and emotionaly. Dr Fed did get the insurance company off their rump to approve procedures, tests and equipment that were required tools to get me back on my feet. A visit to Dr Fed is like getting together with a friend.Dr Fed's staff is very pleasant and laughter is always part of the visit.The improvement of my condition since joining Dr Fed's team is 90% and always increasing. I went from weighing 260lbs and not moving too much to 225lbs, and going from a sad person to a very happy person that is now remodeling their own home. Thanks Dr Fed
Dr. Fedoriw-was knowledge about reading my x-rays, and follow-up MRI and x-rays.I have only seen him two times and so far his treatment for my problem seems to be helping. His bed side manner is very good and he made my husband and mevery comfortable.
Dr Fedoriw takes his time to hear all of your concerns and answer all of your questions. I have been to several specialty doctors and have never felt that I had a correct diagnosis and an understanding of my diagnosis until seeing Dr Fedoriw. I have only good things to say about Dr Fedoriw.
I am 58 yrs old & have suffered from low back pain for years. Upon moving to AZ, I sought treatment for unrelenting pain and was referred to Dr. Fedoriw. He was the 1st doctor to correctly diagnose my problem as sacroiliac joint pain most likely caused giving birth. Dr F treated me conservatively: phys. therapy, exercises to "pop" the joint back into place, TENS unit, heat, injections. All eased the pain but only short-term, since the joint pops back out all the time. Dr F told me honestly that surgery was not a good option. I was on dilaudid for pain which my previous doctors had prescribed, which became useless even at high doses. Dr. F kept advising me Methadone would work. I was skeptical, remembering methadone from the past as used on heroin addicts. So Dr. F eased me off dilaudid, then onto methadone. Once the correct dose was reached, I became pain free. No, I am not kidding! The only side effects I've had are constipation & some slowness of urine stream. Also, methadone is inexpensive. I continue to see Dr F monthly to monitor my situation. I recommend him highly -- he is funny and brilliant and on top of his game. And I highly recommend methadone. Tell your doctor and ask them to phone Dr F if they are skeptical in any way!! I am on it for life. I am very active and plan to stay that way thanks to Dr. F and Methadone!
Dr. Fedoriw has been the kindest, most caring, wonderful doctor I have ever had the privilege of knowing. He takes the time to explain test results, x-rays, MRI's and procedures. He allows me to make important decisions on my care. I am very happily under his care.
I have experienced back problems for most of my life and have had physicians tell me it is all in my head. Dr. Fedoriw orders the right tests to determine the problem, consults with you on treatment, answers any questions you have, and cares about your quality of life. I would not see another doctor about my back unless I left the country (and maybe not even then).
Dr Fedoriw is extremely informative and caring. His treatments have been extremely beneficial for my condition.I highly recommend him to anyone in need of treatment for pain management.
Modern facility. Doctor listens to you and evaluates all aspects of the complaint, not relying only on the diagnosis of other professionals but personally examining all tests and then developing sound treatment plans. Staff is the most organized, efficient and takes care of things immediately. Wow!
Dr. Fedoriw is an excellent doctor and spent extensive time with me in his office to go over my MRI and answer all my questions. He clearly does not believe in simply rushing you into an epidural or surgery, and offers less intrusive options to first try, which completely worked and took away the level 10 L5 pain I was feeling. This is completely different from another well known pain mgt. dr. I had first seen, did not want to answer my questions, or go over my MRI, and asked me to leave his office when he saw that I was not ready to have him perform an epidural, which is apparently all this doctor prefers to do. Go see Dr. Fedoriw, you will be happy you did!
I highly recommend Dr. Fedoriw for anything back related. He may also tell you some things you didn't know about other ailments as well as he did for me, but the back is his specialty. He explains things incredibly well and he is very confident. He thinks about you when he recommends treatment, allowing you to go through minimum pain and avoid unecessary tests. He knows his stuff big time. Don't let the spelling of his name affect your decision (I never met a Fedoriw before). He is the abolutely the best and you won't go anywhere else once you meet him.
An exceptional Doctor who is extremely caring and very professional.He spends all the time necessary to care for your needs.His evaluations and procedures are of the highest quality
Dr. Fedoriw was the only one who found the problem. I have looked for relief for years findly some one who really cared for my health and well being and has me on my way to recovery
I would recommend Dr. Fedoriw. He was patient and answered my questions. He allowed me to look at my MRI and explained my injury and possible treatments. He went above and beyond my expectations. Please know that I am an RN and was impressed with Dr. Fedoriw.
I have an extremely rare chronic pain condition and have seen many doctors over several years trying to get a diagnosis. Dr. Fedoriw is about the only one who actually listens to what I tell him. I would rate him about 5x better than the nearest runner-up in my experience. And the rest barely show up in the running as far as I am concerned.
Great doctor would not change any thing.
The doctor seemed as caring at the begining as any doctor is. Afterward it all fell apart. Following up on scheduling a test never happened. I had to call 3 times and still no one got around to doing it. At my next appointment for a spinal injection I told the doctor about this failure and he said it would be taken care of ASAP. He did not even seem upset that his staff was not preforming properly. Though not his fault that the pain injection did not help, as I reported to his office 2 weeks later, I asked to speak to the doctor is hopes that he had a back-up plan for me. He never called. Last Friday I called and begged his assistant to have him call me. I was in horrendous pain, level 10 on the pain chart and was begging for help of any kind. He never called. Yesterday,4 days later I called and was told, after my inquiry, that the assistant forgot to give him the message. He was too busy. Having never been intentionally rude to anyone in my 65 years before, I told this man I did not accept his excuse...that he hurt me and that he was in the wrong business if he did not understand chronic pain. I started crying and said that I could not bare to talk to him any longer and hung up.Either he never told the doctor of his gross mistake or if he did, the doctor did not care because he never called to talk to me, offer help or apologize. If a doctor is only as good as his staff or a staff is only as good as the doctor demands it to be, nothing is working in this office. They are potentionally dangerous people...careLESS people at the very least. I would recommend that no one use this doctor if they want to be treated with kindness and dignity and professionalism.I am angry and naturally I am searching for someone new I can trust. I was abandoned by this doctor when I despertly needed him with never a look backwards.