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I found him to be a self proclaimed stately man who constantly talked down to me, and showed the lack of empathy. At the end of your time he verbally records his notes in front of you, this is when he makes his unfounded attack’s on his clients, in my case he mentioned abuse of medication and that I might be addicted. I could never recommend this doctor as I simply don’t trust him!

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Excellent

Best Pain Management Physcian I've ever seen. Induction nurse wasn't friendly, but the rest of the staff was outstanding.

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Dr. Neleson really helped me!

I went to Dr. Neleson for the severe pain in my hip. He diagnosed it right away and gave me relief that lasted with only one injection! He has also greatly helped my back pain. What I really like is the calm, logical way he explains things so that I always know what to expect and realize what is happening to my body. Dr. Neleson will always fully answer my questions and seems to care about my problems. His staff is helpful and his office is a very relaxing place.

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Great, If You're Looking for Pain

If you're looking for pain, you've come to the right place. For pain management, not so much. The one time I've met with Dr. Neleson, he only spent 5-10 min with me, but he certainly billed for much longer. I guess I should pay for the time I waited to see him? He also billed for procedures he didn't even do, so that added to my pain. I'm working to dispute both with my insurance. Second, I was hoping to get estimates for additional procedures I need. A simple quote has taken... I can't tell you how long it's taken since it's been over a month and I have yet to get the quote. Every time I call them, I'm told it'll be ready by tomorrow. After being told 4-5 times, it's hard to take them seriously anymore. It's hard for me to tell whether Sandy, the surgery scheduler, and Vera, the office manager, are incompetent, or just don't care. Either way, you don't want these people dealing with a serious medical issue. If you have pain and you don't need a fix in the next couple of months (unlikely since YOU ARE visiting a pain management center), then this is definitely the right place for you. Otherwise, I would suggest you look elsewhere, as there are many options.

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Five Stars

Dr. Neleson is a wonderful doctor. He is respectful and does not suffer fools who are drug seekers. I've been with him for years and believe that he genuinely cares about his patients' health.

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Dr. Craig Neleson is very knowledgeable and really listens to th e patient.

Dr, Craig Neleson always takes time during my monthly appointments, I never feel rushed. He always give me treatment options for my multiple pain areas that are also difficult to treat. He really takes care of my pain, I enjoy seeing him each month.

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Forget trying to get an Apt. With Dr. Craig Neleson in Frisco, TX

I have been a patient of Dr Craig Neleson for several years now. He is a great doctor if you can get in to see him. His staff rarely answers the phone and rarely calls me back. For as long as I have been going to Dr. Neleson, they are always not calling back patients and staff says that they are having difficulty with the phone lines. The phone lines being down issue has been going on for years. If there's a problem with the phone lines, get them fixed. Patients suffer when they do not hear back from the office staff. If the Staff does not return calls and does not answer the phone -HOW are we suppose to get in to see Dr. Neleson? Your better off, finding another dr.

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Best Doctor

Dr. Neleson is by far the most thorough doctor whom I've ever seen. He took his time explaining my diagnosis and treatment plan options in a caring and professional manner. I would definitely recommend him for pain management.

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never again!

I don't know where to begin. It would appear that he just calls himself a physiatrist because it adds a nice ring to his label as a pill pusher/pain doc. I need a rehab doc as well as a pain doc. I cannot speak clearly. He did not want to address me, but had my mobility- challenged husband come in, because he could TALK. STRIKE 1. He then proceeded to address my husband. While i was busily typing a message for HIM on my kindle, he nicely asked me to pay attention to him. STRIKE 2. Then i stated that i would like a pain shot for my aching hip. He said "sure." Then, at checkout, the person said, we only do pain injections on x days, when would you like to come in. I said i thought it was just a simple shot and why did i have to come back. Silly me. I didn't think about billing twice. She said "oh, you just want a trigger point injection. Sure. Now's fine." Then the other woman shook her head No. At which point i gave her the follow up appointment card back and left. So much for Dr. Neleson. Back to my orthopedic surgeons office for me.

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Three Stars

The biggest complaint I have is that Dr. Neleson's staff is not very friendly. In fact, I have heard them talking bad about and mocking other patients before, which is completely unprofessional. When I call, they are often short with me. Wait time is usually 40 minutes or so, and Dr. Neleson only spends about 2 minutes with me. He doesn't even ask how I'm doing or anything--just rushes in, maybe asks a question, and then walks out without even saying anything, so I usually find myself wondering if the appointment is over. I'm uncomfortable every time I go into his office. Needless to say, I will be switching providers as soon as possible.

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Dr. Neleson -Precision Pain Care Review!

Dr. Neleson is a very good pain management doctor. He is probably the most thorough pain doctor that I have ever had. He takes his time to discuss your issues in detail. He makes sure he does the exact procedure that is best for you ...and it will be the right procedure. Getting in to get the procedure done is not as fast or easy as I would like... Especially when I'm in pain. The reason I did not give Dr. Neleson more stars is because his Assistant Jen is not very professional. Several times she never flowed through on making an appointment to get my procedure scheduled. It took me one month to get my last procedure scheduled. And on the visit before I finally got my procedure scheduled... Then when I was leaving, I overheard Jen telling the receptionist in an over exaggerated manner ...quote... that "I pushed pushed until I got an appointment." How unprofessional on her part. Of course I needed to schedule an appointment ...because it was taking her too long to even call the insurance co. to get the ok to do my procedure. So I had to keep calling her and leaving messages for her to call me back. I could not get Jen to call me back for a few weeks... So I gave up and drove over unannounced to the doctors office to see her in person. The receptionist was not answering the phones or calling me back. There was a change in the staff , however, as a member of Dr. neleson's staff-Jen's personality is abrupt and unprofessional. I would have given Dr. Neleson * * * * (4 stars) has he not had a better assistant.

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Always Courteous

I have been going to Dr. Neleson for years. He has always been considerate of my needs. He helped me to remain working with his injections and medications.

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