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Dr. Frank J Falco has the following 1 specialty
- Pain Medicine
- Back Pain
- Spinal Stenosis
- Migraine Disorders
- Spinal Fractures
- Complex Regional Pain Syndromes
- Chronic Pain
- Acute Pain
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Go elsewhere if you don't want the spinal block because this doctor makes his money off surgery and overbooks his practice. And the wait times are outrageous! HOURS, not minutes passed as I waited in his dingy waiting room in pain. I was treated as if I was supposed to be grateful that this God of a doctor would even see me. I went to PA and found a great doc, so don't believe he's the only doctor who will see you.
DON'T GO!!! Worst experience EVER!!! Extremely unprofessional staff. Waited nearly 3 hours for a scheduled new patient appointment, that I arrived over 45 minutes early for. After checking in with his staff several times, and being told the Dr. would see me shortly, I finally got up out of the exam room and advised I was leaving, and asked for my co-pay and medical records back, Dr. Falco went completely FREAKO and came after me in his completely packed waiting room, hovering over me, point his finger in my face, yelling and screaming at me stating I was a "selfish little brat" that "I needed to get out before [he] calls the Police," how dare I be "complaining when other people wait 4 to 6 hours to see him!" I happened to be on the phone with my Primary Care's office at the time, since they had referred me to Dr. Falco, they heard the entire altercation, and were in complete disbelief! Shocking!!! Very very sad!!! Dr. Falco needs MAJOR intervention!
If you're a long term on pain medicine person, don't bother with this doctor. He pushes the operation. The electric shock needle installed by your spinal cord. (not my thing!) he doesn't want you! 30mg a day or less is all he'll subscribe for you. For most of us on long term medicine that's a 4 hour dose. It was also a 3 month wait to get in to see him. It tics me off because he wasted my time and now have to find another doctor. I've been there twice for a 3 hour wait and only saw him once.
Most recent visit: Appt was scheduled at 5pm, wasn't seen until 8pm and didn't actually leave until 9pm. I would never complain if this was a one time thing or even just occasional. This is ever single time I visit Mid atlantic, regardless of the time of day, doctor I see, or the location. It seems this practice makes a habit of booking way too many patients for each time slot available. And I do understand that this is a high demand facility, but a 3-4 hour wait time is inexcusable. If you have any choice in the matter ( I do not because of my insurance ) I would highly recommend being treated else where. On a lighter note, the reception staff, nurses, and doctors are all extremely professional and courteous. If you can get past the extreme scheduling issues, it is still possible to have a good experience with Mid Atlantic.
I was transferred to dr Falco after his associate (who I absolutely adored) left the practice. I saw him or one of his fellows a few times before I fired him. I tried different meds & procedures - I was a very compliant pt & followed instructions and never once refused to try something new. I had an order from my neurosurgeon (NS) for dr Falco to do a nerve block w/2 specific medications b/c he had read a study that these worked better for ppl w/my condition. He disregarded the order. He only used one of the meds. No explanation, he didn't even tell me about it - I had to ask for the report to show my NS. The final straw was when after 3 hours he walked into the exam room (I had my back to him) and said "you look better than you did last time I saw you". Then when i asked to be changed from one med to another b/c the dose was high and it wasn't helping my pain at all, he told me no, he wouldn't do it, he was the best pain dr available in the state & I needed a psychologist. I have documented multiple herniated discs & some other issues w/my spine - who is this guy?! He never once looked at a film in the office w/me. He never truly introduced himself the 1st time we met (it was very uncomfortable the way he was carrying on that day). He's bouncing from room to room, he doesn't know your name, he's making proclamations about how great he is. He needs to sit down, shut up & listen for a change.
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Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009)
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30 Years Experience
Temple University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1988
Temple University Health System
Dr. Frank J Falco accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry DE PPO
- Coventry Southern Health PPO
- First Health PPO
- Highmark Community Blue PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
- UHC Options PPO
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