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About Dr. Deborah M Holubec
Dr. Deborah M Holubec, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Allen, TX. She has 38 years of experience. Her specialties include Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology. Dr. Holubec is affiliated with Twin Creeks Rehabilitation Hospital and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. Dr. Holubec has received 3 awards. She speaks English.
Dr. Deborah M Holubec has the following 2 specialties
- Pain Medicine
Anesthesiologists are physicians who are trained to administer anesthetics, which are medicines used to block nerve sensation. Anesthesia can be either local to one specific part of a body, like a tooth, or regional to block feeling to a larger portion of the body, such as during an epidural for child birth. It can also be more general to block sensation to the entire body, resulting in unconsciousness.
Anesthesiologists assist in surgery by determining how much anesthesia is necessary and by monitoring the patient's level of responsiveness and vital signs throughout the procedure. The anesthesia specialist will also bring the patient out of anesthesia and then continue to monitor his or her vital signs post-operation.
Besides assisting in surgeries, anesthesiologists may also treat patients suffering from chronic pain.
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At first, I thought she was a fairly good doctor who said what I mostly expected after never seeing a pain specialist in the past. I went to her in pretty serious pain from something that was not fully understood or known how long it might last. She is very abrupt during each visit and often interruptts or talks over me, but I disn't really have any expectation at all otherwise beforehand. Unfortunately, she has never been one to seem to care to any extent other than a "job" requirement. I also dislike her charging fees and requirements posted for prescriptions, but I have decided that's mostly a good discipline to have in the overall type of practice with many potential drug abusers seeking to continue the supply not necessary for true pain. I wouldn't recommend her first by any means, but she's not bad in an pinch if you can tolerate the marginal, continuous rudeness. I don't know what I'd be able to expect with another doctor, and I was never looking for her to diagnose anything as that was done by a doctor. They simply didn't want to be my ongoing pain manager if that was all that was needed as a seperate concern.
I am relieved to read that it may not be just me. Something has changed in the past year or two with Dr. Holubec, and I am truly sorry. I am having a very difficult time in making a decision about leaving, she is a wonderful doctor and has helped me tremendously....However, there is a caveat...she can be extremely insulting, and it makes no difference if you are in front of staff or other patients. It's an incredibly humiliating experience. I have never been spoken to or addressed in such a way by any professional in the capacity as I have been by Dr. "Deb".There has been a very high rate of turnover, and the push for procedures is incredible. Considering that I am seeing several doctors...not by choice, but because I have to, everything requires a specialist.I can't imagine the cost if I did not have insurance, so, even with insurance I have to consider everything, the bills come from everywhere, the labs, anesthesia, the doctor's bills, and she isn't the only one I see. At times it feels as though she takes the view she is the only doctor that counts. Doing every procedure she brings up (3 x per year, in addition to monthly visits), which do make functioning through daily life more bearable, brings a high financial cost, that at times would be impossible with everything going on.I will say that there have been more positives...I have learned a great deal about the responsibility that a patient must take with regard to taking an active role in caring responsibly for themselves, as well as being respectful of a doctor who works very diligently in an extremely difficult specialty. It has to be an incredibly stressful specialty, particularly with coming into contact with patients who may be somewhat cavalier about appointments, losing prescriptions, or whatever else may arise. I can say to anyone who looks to be treated by this physician that a cavalier attitude will not be tolerated, and she means it, she isn't kidding.All said, after reading the previous comment, I also wish the "old" Dr. Holubec would come back.
The first couple of years Dr. Deb was incredible. She had the best bed side manner and truly seemed to have compassion for her patients. The last two years have been completely different. Her nurses and office staff are in constant turn over. SHe has berated employees and patients publicly while screaming at them. You never know what will set it off. She's had some great nurses in the past and still has a few good ones now but as with any new employees it's hard to train them in pain management. Being screamed at by my doctor from the room out into the hallway was the most embarrassing moment of my life. And this has happened several times in the last couple of years. Then the next day she's back to the old doctor that I truly respected. Without her in the beginnging of my health condition my life was a mess because I was unable to do anything due to the pain. With the treatments she performed and the medications began working wonderfully I am now about as good as I could be considering the disease process. I do owe her for that. It's so hard to find a good doctor. I really want to keep seeing her because I love the way she practices medicine when she is in her compassionate phase but then it seems I can't stay either because we never know when she will blow up and berate and embarrass us all. I've never seen a profession act or treat people the way I've seen her treat staff and patients. I wish the old doctor Deb would come back.
I suffer from chronic pain, and have never been to a more compasionate Doctor. She spends the amount of time needed to answer all my questions, and always has time for me. Very happy with her care.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2009, 2010)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2011, 2010, 2009)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
On-Time Doctor Award (2009)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Dr. Holubec is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
38 Years Experience
University Of Texas Medical Branch School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1980
Wilford Hall Medical Center
Dr. Deborah M Holubec 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 TX BlueChoice
- BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsRegional Pain Care Center, 1111 Raintree Cir Ste 170, Allen, TX
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