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A review by a patient that verified they have visited Dr. James R Sackett - Posted on September 27th, 2017
Zero bedside manner. I am so surprised he is not nicer since he is a pediatric orthopedic. He rushed and did not let me get a word in. I had to ask the nurse the questions and she asked him to come back in. Then he looked bothered with my questions. I do not recommend. I did not feel welcome or like I was at a place comfortable for children. Wait time is also very long.
Bunch of helicopter moms complaining
Self-verified patient of Dr. James R Sackett - Posted on October 19th, 2015
Dr. Sackett is highly regarded in the profession. Yes his office is huge! That's because he is in such high demand for his services. He is very conservative and is not one to rush straight to surgery. The one review complaining about the mountain of paperwork, well it's probably because of patients like you who nit-pic the most insignificant things. I have four children and he is my go to Dr. for any sports injury. I as an adult go to him also. About to get a sports related knee surgery done by him. As for the MRI, that is done by Carroll Clinic and is not apart of Dr. Sackets. It is expensive and other "outside" imaging services are available for less, and Dr. Slackett uses them also. Just like there is a pharmacy downstairs, you can use it for convience or go down the road to CVS or some other pharmacy that may be cheaper or not. Choices people, you have them, exercise them. Does Dr. Sackett have the best bedside manners? Hardly but no less than any other Dr. with hundreds of other patients waiting. He'll give you a direct explanation. If you have questions, ask him. I've been in and out with a simple injury and diagnosis and treatment. Not much else to talk about. Been in another time and he spent almost an hour with me going over what was wrong, what to do, physical therapy to try etc. it's all dependent on the injury, treatment, prognosis, etc. If your the type that needs a chorus of angles singling hymns to you, warm towels for your fingers and someone isn't telling you how great your snowflake is every second, I doubt your ready for the real world and dealing with people that have stuff that needs to get done.
Self-verified patient of Dr. James R Sackett - Posted on January 21st, 2015
Dr Sackett has forgotten one important thing when it comes to working with children. BEDSIDE MANNER he lacks patience with the little ones.
Strogly recommend NOT going here
A patient who verified they visited Dr. James R Sackett - Posted on September 13th, 2012
My daughter was sent to Dr. Sackett look at a possible gangelion cyst and minor bone density issues on her ankle. First of all, the office told us our appt was at 9 (turns out it was at 10) but they lied to me to get us there early so we could fill out the mountains of paper work. I typically get to an appt 15 min early so our wait was 1 hour 15 min. Apparently after talking to the other patients, this is standard practice. When we finally got back to talk to the Dr,. he wouldn't even make eye contact and suggested we drill on my 14 yr olds ankle to stimulate the bone growth. When I asked if there were other alternatives, he said that is what we needed to do (at this point, with the opulence of the office, the many staff members, all the stations of fee payments etc I was wondering if an unneeded surgery might be paying for his yacht). Needless to say, I planned on getting a second opionion. So we had to go through 2 more stations to exit. Dr. Sackett had suggested we get an MRI. I questioned the cost of the MRI to the office lady and she confided in me that it was way overpriced here ($3,500 vs the $500 I paid at a local imaging place). I guess this is just another way he chooses to get more kick backs in fees. Well, I was so angered by the overpricing and obvious lack of patient care, that I forgot to take my xray with me (that was on CD). So I called to ask them to mail me my CD. They mailed me a CD but it was of some guys hand! I didn't find this out til my second opinion visit and that was another complete waste of my time since they couldn't even look at the xray. I guess the only thing good that came from this experience is they said they would pay for my second opinion appt. I would NOT recommend this office for anyone as I feel they are totally motivated by money and I would never trust this Dr. with my daughter's well being. (As a side note, turns out my chiropractor fixed the ankle jam and lack of circulation in her ankle.) They had way too many patients to keep up with everyone. Way too big of a practice to offer any individual care. This is a prime example to me of what is wrong with American medicine these days. Profit runs the product, it's just sad that the product is people's health and well being.
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A patient who verified they visited Dr. James R Sackett - Posted on August 19th, 2010
Dr. Sackett is the best Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon I have ever seen! He has been my doctor since i was 5 years old (I have a bone disease) and I am now 23. He is the best doctor i could have ever asked for. He is continuously ranked as a top doctor in Texas, and I know of patient that travel hours just to see him!
would not go back!
A patient who verified they visited Dr. James R Sackett - Posted on November 13th, 2009
I was very disappointed with Dr. Sackett, his staff, and his facilities. I would never take my daughter back there! First of all, there is NOTHING pediatric about this place and I laugh that Dr. Sackett is a pediatric doctor because he was horrible with the kids. When I first got there they needed to weigh my child in case they needed to sedate her for surgery. Because she had a broken leg she could not stand on a scale....it was as if they had never weighted a child with a broken leg before because they couldn't figure out how to do it. Eventually they decided to weight me while was holding her and then weight me again while i put her down and subtract...it was wierd! Secondly, the patient room is basically one big room with a bunch of Dr. beds in it. This is obviously not good for little kids because my daughter was scared enough as it was and then she had to sit there and watch other children screaming while they got their cast on and off....this did nothing to help her out and calm her nerves when it was her turn.I think I was most upset with Dr. Sackett himself. He was very rude and short with me....barely even having time to tell me what was wrong with my child. He basically came in, told me she needed a cast, and then left. I had to call him back in to ask him questions. He then told me there was a chance my child's leg could grow crooked and if it did "it wasn't his fault"....ummm, ok?!? He didn't feel the need to give me any more details or statistics on this pretty major issue! Finally, during my follow up visit when my daughter was suppose to get her first cast off and her second cast on Dr. Sackett came in with her x-rays, told me her leg healed great and gave me the directions on how to take care of it at home. I was thrilled she didn't need to get another cast on....only to find out as we were leaving that he had the wrong patient the whole time. He was giving me the report for a different patient!!!!!! Could you get any more unprofessional and any more of a liability than that!!!! I DO NOT RECOMMEND DR. SACKETT!!!
Self-verified patient of Dr. James R Sackett - Posted on October 28th, 2015
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Self-verified patient of Dr. James R Sackett - Posted on November 5th, 2014
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