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Dr. Autry J Parker Jr has the following 1 specialty
- Pain Medicine
Dr. Autry J Parker Jr has the following 8 expertise
- Back Pain
- Complex Regional Pain Syndromes
- Chronic Pain
- Spinal Stenosis
- Acute Pain
Dr. Autry J Parker Jr has 0 board certified specialties
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Dr. Parker and everyone from front desk to nursing staff gave me the best of care. Dr. Parker is a great listener and checks over your records and decides what is the best protocol for your individual pain. I am blessed to have found him. If you need help with chronic pain, run don't walk to Semmes Murphey.
Dr Parker was wonderful on my 1st visit with him. Was relieved as I was scared because I had never seen a Pain Specialist before. But, after reeling me in as a patient, getting Nerve Blocks that didn't work. He stated there was one more procedure we could try. Being disappointed the other procedures had not worked. I said OK, let's do it & an appoitment was made. When I went for this appoitment I was asked to sign some papers in BIG BOLD LETTERS that this was an expermential procedure & therefore my Insurance may NOT pay. When asked the cost of procedure I was told $ 2,000 dollars. My thoughts were 1.) Why wasn't I told this was an expermental procedure when making the appointment ? 2,) If my Insurance didn't pay, could I afford this ? When I asked if we could reschedule to give me a moment to think this over & to check with my Insurance Company. He began to yell at me at the top of his voice. His Nurse stomped to the front office opened the door & through my Medical File right in front of me... as if I was nothing ! Papers scattered all over floor ! You would have thought he would have appreciated my concerns that he would be paid for his service's. Some people would have gone thru with the procedure not caring if he got paid or not. After getting home & HURT as I've never been treated in such an ugly manner by a medical professional or any other kind of professional ! I realized I was out of pain meds & it was Thanksgiving week. I immediately called & asked if Dr Parker would refill my pain meds to get me through until we did this expermential procedure ? Nurse called me back saying... he said NO !!! I had felt like he was treating me like a Drug seeker on several occassions. But, I'm passive & wanted to give it the benefit of the doubt that maybe it was just me. But, telling me NO & letting me go thru PAIN through a Hoilday proved to me that it was not my imagination. So, I politely told the Nurse to tell him... "I came to him for Help but, instead have been treated like a Drug Seeker" ! So therefore they could cancel my appoitment & that I no longer needed his services ! Now, because of that bad experience I'm affraid to seek help with another Pain Specialist & live in PAIN everyday !
Let me just say that there's a good reason that he no longer has his own practice. I will say that he temporarily was able to help me with my pain but that wasn't the problem. The problem was essentially his attitude. He did not come across as a professional, and spoke down to my husband and I. When I had an issue with one of the medications he gave me, he told me to go to the E.R. And that he would see me on the following Monday, which was when his office was closed. I believe his last words to me was "you're more trouble than you're worth".
I took my Mother to see Dr. Parker for severe back and leg pain. She was unable to walk or get around on her own and it was difficult for me to handle her, by myself. Therefore, we had to wait until my daughter, who was in college, to get out of school. We arrived to the appointment and waited to see him. My Mom was called to the back. I wheeled her to the back and went back to the waiting area bc she liked to speak to her MD's alone. I heard him screaming at someone about missing an appointment and had no idea he was yelling at my Mother, until I heard her yell out my name. I opened the door and saw this man standing over my Mother with this look of revulsion. I was furious!! I asked him what the h%ll was wrong with him and who the h%ll did he think he was to talk to anyone like that. My Mother stated that she was trying to tell him that my brother was suppose to take her to her last appointment but did not take her. Dr. Parker had her records which indicated she could not walk on her own; so how could she drive! I let him know how disgusted I was with his behavior and we left his office. I am a registered nurse and have never observed seen such disrespect, nasty, cruel treatment from anyone before in my life! I wouldn't recommend him to ANYONE. He needs not need to be working with patients!!
I was referred to him and he put me on medication that was not stong enough for my pain, and then performed an epidural nerve block. After the nerve block I started to have severe headaches and loss of feeling in my legs and arms. I researched what was going on and found out that I probably was experiencing spinal headaches because he had punctured my dura during the nerve block procedure. My husband called him and he was so sure that it wasn't spinal headaches and said there was no way possible that i was having weakness in my extremities.and then told me to wait for 4-6 hours and go to the er if it hadn't stopped. 4-6 hours! I was in excruciating pain! I waited 4 hours and went to the er and the er dr concluded that it was most likely spinal headaches. He spoke with Mr. Parker and I had to call him the next morning and get put through the ringer about my headaches and basically had to demand that they do a blood patch. He of course did not want to do the blood patch as it would be an admission and on record that he had made a mistake during the nerve block procedure. This man then did the blood patch and hurt me so badly during that procedure that I had a full blown panic attack right afterward. I have still been in pain and more constant pain since. With episodes of bright lights flashing and passing out and weakness in my limbs. My husband called him after I had passed out one night this week he told him that this had nothing to do with what he did and that it had to be something different and got off the phone. He is a rude, prideful, arrogant man. I then called his office because I was out of medication because I had to take more than prescribed when he messed up my nerve block and I was in so much pain from the headaches and the blood patch. His nursing staff said I could not talk to him because he was too busy and I told them I need to be seen right away. They finally agreed to work me in two days later. I went to the appt and the first thing he said to me was I can look at you and tell that you aren't having spinal headaches. What?? How is that possible. He then proceeded to tell me that I shouldn't be taking more than the prescribed amount of medication . (I was taking it every 3-4 hours instead of 6-8 hours because it wore off after 3-4. And he did not care. After the blood patch I asked for stronger medication because of this and he would not authorize it.) he then said that he was referring me to a real pain clinic because there was nothing else he could do for me. I said listen my goal here is to get my back fixed so I am not in pain and in need of medication. I thought you guys fixed backs here. And he said well we can't fix yours. Then he left and had his nurse bring me a list of pain clinics and send me on my way. The bottom line is that he felt that I was a liability to him professionally. He would rather protect and help himself and let me suffer than admit any wrong doing on his part. I have never been so appalled at the behavior of a"doctor". Do not waste your time with this man. In my opinion he should not be able to have a practice at all. He only cares about himself.
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Dr. Parker is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
30 Years Experience
Yale University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1988
Hospital Of Saint Raphael
Dr. Autry J Parker Jr accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TN Blue Network E
- BCBS TN Blue Network S
- First Health PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsSemmes Murphey Clinic Outpatient Surgery, 6325 Humphreys Blvd, Memphis, TN
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