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About Dr. Gregory D Powell
Dr. Gregory D Powell, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Plano, TX, with another office in McKinney, TX. He has 29 years of experience. His specialties include Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Dr. Powell is affiliated with Chi St Joseph Health Regional Hospital and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Powell has received 3 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Gregory D Powell has the following 3 specialties
- Pain Medicine
- Sports Medicine
A sports medicine specialist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions caused by participation in athletic activities.
These doctors are generally employed by professional sports teams to care for the athletes who are injured. They have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, such as stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries, and shin splints.
It is the responsibility of sports medicine specialist to clear athletes to return to the playing field when they are deemed fit. These doctors also advise athletes on how to avoid injury through proper care of their bodies while training.
- Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
- Surgery Recovery
- EMG/Nerve Conduction Studies
- Nerve Damage
- Sports Medicine
- Chronic Pain
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Dr. Powell was a very good doctor the first year he was my pain doctor. The next 6 months I never saw the doctor, he had me meet with his physician's assistant (PA). Because I changed insurance companies at the beginning of the year I began getting my Fentanyl Patch at the 4th largest pharmaceutical company in the country. Their generic brand is wrapped in silicone. The silicone caused me to get rashes. When we checked with 2 pharmaceutical manager's they said this happens frequently and all the doctor does is request non-generic patches. I came in on my normal monthly visit at Dr. Powell's office. I said I had an appointment with my general practitioner (GP) after this appointment to have her look at a rash that developed. As expected I was allergic to the silicone and was given an ointment to put on the rash which cleared it up in 2 weeks and I was obviously told to not use patches enclosed in silicone going forward. Unfortunately, the PA thought incorrectly that this patch from the 4th largest pharmaceutical company wasn't produced any more. She told me that I needed to come back after my GP appointment and give her the patch I was wearing and any other patches I had like this (I returned 7 days of patches which shows I wasn't seeking drugs). She said when this was brought back later in the day, I would be given my normal monthly patch script and other scripts would be ready. She said she talked to the doctor and the doctor mentioned several alternatives that we will discuss in detail next month. When we tried to get my patch script after the GP session neither the PA or the doctor were available. Instead of getting my normal Fentanyl script that I was on for 5 years, my Oxycontin prescription was increased from 3 mg a day to 15 mg. I had severe breakthrough pain that wakes me up twice a night for over 45 minutes each time. I have been suffering severe itching from my elbows down and my knees down. My throat is constantly partially closed and my blood pressure is up 40 points. We called the PA and doctor on 3 separate days and never got a return call despite saying this was urgent. Finally when the Oxycontin prescription ran out at 4:00 AM and for the first time in more than 5 years I had no pain medication and was in the worst pain I had ever experienced. I was pulled off of 2 highly addictive but very helpful medications cold turkey. Finally, I was told I could see my doctor at 10:00 AM that same day. I was hopeful that finally these errors would be corrected. I couldn't even walk to the last office where I was put (I sat on my walker on wheels and used my feet to walk myself to the office) because of my pain. The PA came in and slapped down another Oxycontin script, wouldn't allow me to talk and the PA said, "The doctor is firing you" and she walked out of the office.. The administrative head came in and told me I wasn't being fired, the doctor wasn't treating chronically ill patients any longer. I asked her when this started since 2 weeks ago I was told we were going to discuss different alternatives to help my chronic pain. She said they were moving out all their chronically ill patients (there are 27 other doctors in this practice) out of their entire practice. They couldn't have a doctor speak to me for 2 minutes so I could explain the side effects I was experiencing because of being pulled cold turkey off of 1 medication after 5 years and another medication was increased 5 times. Additionally, I wanted to tell a doctor that 3 critical calls were never returned by their practice. Finally, I was lied too so I could be brought into their office and be fired. I felt this was simply cruel and obviously this entire 28 doctor practice is really just a corporation that only cares about money and not the critically ill. I am a chronically ill, bedridden disabled individual and I was cast aside since writing a script to a person who will live in chronic pain in a bed for the rest of my life isn't profitable for this 28 doctor medical practice. I would be careful if I was any individual looking to this practice for their medical care. If you fall below a certain dollar threshold of profitability from these 28 doctors you too will be cast aside like trash. Obviously some people go to medical school to help people, others go to medical school simply to make money and they do not care about their patients. Finally, because I had a doctor's appointment I didn't want to leave until I spoke to a doctor. This 28 doctor practice had 3 Dallas Police Officers come to their practice and threaten to arrest me and put me in jail. All because I was waiting to speak to a doctor since I had a doctor's appointment. A frail chronically ill disabled person in a walker on wheels was escorted out of this practice because I wasn't profitable. You too can be discarded if you aren't profitable.
Dr. Powell is a fantastic doctor and I loved his assistant Heather, when I heard she had been fired from the office manager I was devastated. One of the main reasons I enjoyed coming monthly was the professionalism brought by Dr. Powell and Heather! My experience with the office manager has always been terrible, she is not a genuine/professional person! (Every encounter I've had with Shirley she's treated me horrible, and her clothes are always too tight!) Between Shirley and Maria up front being rude and non caring as well as heather being gone I now will be looking for another physician unless Dr. Powell was to move from that practice then I would of course follow him again!
Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2013)
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Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)
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Regional Top Doctors
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Dr. Powell is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
29 Years Experience
Medical College Of Wisconsin
Graduated in 1989
University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Dr. Gregory D Powell 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
- 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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