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About Dr. Edward J Dohring

Dr. Edward J Dohring, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Scottsdale, AZ. He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine. Dr. Dohring is affiliated with Abrazo Scottsdale Campus, Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center and Maryvale Hospital. Dr. Dohring has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

23 Ratings with 11 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Edward J Dohring is Great. Dr. Edward J Dohring has been rated by 23 patients. From those 23 patients 11 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Edward J Dohring is 3.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Spine Institute Of Arizona

9735 N 90th Pl
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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Specialties

Dr. Edward J Dohring has the following 2 specialties

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine
  • Expertise

    6 Expertise

  • Back Injuries
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Head and Neck Disorder
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)

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Five Stars

Great surgeon. Will spend all the time you need going over specifics when contemplating surgery. This will end up causing delays for people after you, however it is reassuring. Not a cutter, and is very careful prior to recommending any procedure. He takes the time afterward to make sure you are comfortable and progressing as expected.

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Workman's Comp Doctor!

My husband had two surgeries from Dr. Dohring. The second one turned into a nightmare! Right after his surgery, Dr. Dohring came out and specifically told me to make sure my husband wore his back brace 24/7 except when he showered starting ASAP! He failed to notify the his staff. 2 hours after my husband got out of surgery, the Physical Therapist Assistant at the hospital wanted to get my husband out of bed to walk around. I told him what Dr. Dohring said and the PT said " We don't do that here, he meant when you get home!" I told him again and to check with the doctor first BEFORE getting him out of bed. I told him I was going to the car to get my husband's back brace and to NOT get him out of bed until I got back. When I got back, I walked back to the unit and they had my husband standing with a walker. As soon as I walked up, my husband fell to the ground and all the staff backed away!! They didn't even help him up, I helped him up and got him off the floor! I got him back into bed and yelled at them for not listening. He fell because of a severe nerve pain that shot down his leg and legs started cramping really bad. 3 hours later Dr. Dohring came by to check on him and apologized for his staff. Then, he ordered my husband Percocet for the pain. The meds made my husband really nauseous. So, I told the nurse to ask the doctor for T3. She refused and ignored us, not contacting the doctor for another medication. Food trays started stacking up in his room until I told them to get rid of it. The night staff was able to get an order for something else and something for the nasuea. Then the same RN came back the next morning and again refused to give him anything other then the Percoset. I finally had to go to the DON and they gave him his T3. The cramping continued and it was attributed to nerve damage. He didn't have it ever before this incident. His follow up appointments, he was treated like he was full of crap and nothing was EVER mentioned about the incident in ANY medical notes. The cramping wasn't mentioned in his file until 4 months later even though we told the doctor that night and every visit afterwards. Since this was a workman's comp. case, he tried to close his case within a month and a half after his surgery. We insisted on an X-ray, which clearly showed another buldge, which he tried to deny and finally said, "it's a small one but it could be degenerative and due to regular wear and tear! He tried pawning us off on his PA "Dr. Bill" who clearly has an issue with women. We refused to see him at all because of his bad attitude. Dr. Dohrings visits became shorter and was clearly no longer interested in my husband's condition. He said there was quite a bit of scar tissue and had the nerve to brag about his "new procedure" that reduced scar tissue. And I reminded him that I didn't care about his other patients, only mine. Then he said that it didn't work on a small percentage of his patients and my husband was unfortunately part of that percentage and even gave my husband exercises to do to break up the scar tissue. And guess what, after admitting there was alot of scar tissue to us, he wrote in my husbands file that there were minimal scar tissue! He walked out worse then he did when he first walked in the door, refused to fix the chronic nerve damage HIS staff created because he was to busy to make a 3 minute call and tell them to make sure he wore his back brace. Dr. Dohring is a workman's comp doctor and will do whatever workman's comp tells him to. He will lie and when he and his staff screw up, he will not take responsibility! He will lie and fudge his paperwork in order to keep from getting in trouble or upsetting workman's comp. It's unfortunate because as a surgeon, he probably is really good and mistakes do happen, but when you refuse to take responsibility for yours or your staff screw up, lie on your reports,try to cover it up and try to get rid of your patient in order from being found it, while not once trying to fix the damage you cause, then your integrity is in serious question and is this really the kind of doctor you want?

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Five Stars

Dr Dohring is one of the most compassionate and knowledgable physicians I have ever seen. He has given me my life back. After years of back pain I am now pain free.

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Now Pain Free!!!

I made an appointment with the Spine Institute after being diagnosed with a synovial cyst between my L4/L5. The cyst was pressing on my nerves and I had severe sciatic nerve pain down my right leg into my foot. I had been unable to sit, stand, lie down without terrible pain for 3 weeks and couldn't drive, so I missed work as well. Bill, the PA at the practice, saw me and reviewed my imaging tests. We tried aspirating the cyst and injecting steroid first. When this did nothing, I saw Bill again and we discussed surgery. I was desperate to get rid of the horrible pain. Bill worked immediately with the staff to get my surgery scheduled with Dr Dohring and we set an appointment for me to see him pre- surgery. They took x Rays and checked my spine stability. Even though I do have some disc degeneration from L3 down and a very slight spondolysthesis at L5, my back is stable and has never given me problems. Dr. Dohring was friendly, professional, and took the time to explain the procedure. He was surprised with my age since most people with synovial cysts are much older than 45! He explained the minor laminectomy to get to the cyst and remove it. He felt great about my prognosis and said that i would probably be pain free (from the nerve pain) immediately after surgery. I was happy to hear this!! He spoke with me on the morning of the surgery again and I felt confident in the plan. As soon as I woke up from the surgery, I could tell that the pain was gone!!! The nurse helped me get up to use the restroom an hour before I went home and while I was sore from the incision and procedure, I felt no nerve pain!!! I am now five days post-surgery and am thrilled to report that I am sciatic nerve pain FREE!!! I am recovering well, have some soreness and am following instructions on my restrictions and am careful to rest but also am doing my PT at home and walking. I can't thank Bill, Dr Dohring, Sarah, Heather, and the staff at the Spine Institute for helping me when I was in such horrible pain! Their warmth, attention to detail, and sense of urgency to help me was unbelievable! Thank you so much to all of you!! I am confident that once I am healed, I will be back to my pain free life that I had before that bothersome cyst!! Highly recommend this practice to anyone dealing with back pain.

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Five Stars

Great surgeon, spends as much time as you need to go over any procedure.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2010)

    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.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    34 Years Experience

  • Yale University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • Dallas Co Hp Parkland Memorial

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Edward J Dohring accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana National POS
    • Humana Phoenix HMOx
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Spine Institute Of Arizona, 9735 N 90th Pl, Scottsdale, AZ

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