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Dr. Allen C Tafel Is this you?

About Dr. Allen C Tafel

Dr. Allen C Tafel, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Fort Myers, FL. He has 28 years of experience. His specialties include Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine. Dr. Tafel is affiliated with Lehigh Regional Medical Center. Dr. Tafel has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

34 Ratings with 10 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Allen C Tafel is Poor. Dr. Allen C Tafel has been rated by 34 patients. From those 34 patients 10 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Allen C Tafel is 2.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Orthopedic Specialists Of Southwest Florida

2531 Cleveland Ave Ste 1
Fort Myers, FL 33901
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Specialties

Dr. Allen C Tafel has the following 2 specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Pain Medicine
  • Expertise

    3 Expertise

  • Acute Pain
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Pain

Reviews

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Worst Dr, don't waste your time/money!

Very late. Very rude and condescending to me. Answered maybe 2 questions, then saying that's all I can do for you. Was rushed out. They sure took my money though!!

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BEWARE! DONT TRUST HIM WITH A NEEDLE

I saw this doctor 16 years ago and still remember the horrible experience I had with him. I carry it with me everyday. He is horrible. He has no idea what he is doing and has no business doing any kind of spinal injections. He ruined my life and caused me unnecessary pain and he didn't even care. He gave me what was supposed to be a routine epidural for lower back pain, never even told me about an possible complications that could occur, just made me sign a waiver before the injection. He never explained anything to me. He used a fluoscope, but still managed to screw it up. He actually gave me a spinal tap and left me with a spinal leak which caused me the most severe headache that I have ever had. When he sat me up, I told him that I had a severe headache and he just blew it off like it was nothing. He never told me that he nicked my spinal membrane and that I was leaking spinal fluid, even though I found out later on that he did know. He sent me home and told me to resume my normal activities. Although, my back pain was now completely gone, my head was pounding. I could not do anything. I called his office and he told me to lay flat for 3 hours. After that time, I had to call his answering service and page him for an emergency. I had the injection on a Friday and was left in horrific pain over the weekend before he would do anything. I had no idea what was happening to me and why I was experiencing this horrible headache every time I would stand up. He finally referred me to a "real" anesthesiologist at Lee Island Coast Surgery Center for a blood patch to try and patch the hole that he made, which required yet another puncture. It only worked at 50% and the headache remained constant for 6 months. I was miserable. The headache eventually tapered off over time and went away, but not before ruining my life and causing me needless pain and time off work. I lost my job because I missed too much work. I now suffer from frequent migraines, which I never had prior. BEWARE of this man. He is NOT an anesthesiologist and has no business giving any spinal injections. I wouldn't send my worst enemy to see this man. 16 years later, I still suffer from on and off back pain and have spinal arthritis and disk degeneration and some problems with a facet joint. I REFUSE to have another injection in my back because of this one incident. Run away as far as you can from this man.

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Find another Doctor

I selected this doctor when I permanently relocated to Florida and from the first, I was treated by rude, condescending office staff, nurses, PAs and the doctor himself. From my first phone contact when I was told "we don't just prescribe drugs here" to my last person to person contact with the office staff, I felt (a)no one listened to me the patient, (b) no one actually read my past medical records which they insisted I get before they would even see me, (c) cared about my fears. Choose another care giver

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Did not listen

Dr tafel did not listen. He rushed me and acted like he was bored with what I had to say even though I was only in his office for 10 minutes.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Tafel is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    28 Years Experience

  • University Of Louisville School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1990

  • University Of Cincinnati Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Allen C Tafel accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AvMed Health
    • AvMed Empower
    • Avmed Choice
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Florida
    • Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
    • Florida Blue BlueOptions
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana HMO Premier
    • Humana National POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Orthopedic Specialists Of Southwest Florida, 2531 Cleveland Ave Ste 1, Fort Myers, FL
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