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Dr. Lisa A Sparks has the following 2 specialties
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
- Pain Medicine
- Cancer Pain
- Acute Pain
- Chronic Pain
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Pain Management?? Not here. If you're looking for strong meds, she'll write you a script. She does not care what your other doctors are doing to make you well. She continues to be kicked out of practices due to her love of writing prescriptions for opiates. She claims to specialize in pain management when really she's a legal drug dealer. She does not look to help patients work through the pain, she just prescribes pills. If that's what you're looking for, she's the doctor for you. If you want your life back, STAY AWAY from her. She is not interested in your history. She wants a clean drug test so that she can increase your dosage. She wants you to stay sick...as long as your insurance antes up.
Dr. Sparks is a good doc, when I get to see her. Been a patient for yrs and gone through several nurse practitioners. Had great NPs at first. With turnover, they are progressively getting worse. The current NP they have me seeing is not what I would even term as professional or compassionate. This NP operates on an agenda not caring about your past history and treats people like trash because they have to take meds for their medical condition. This situation has prompted me to not only look elsewhere, but also to file complaints with the appropriate people. Again, great Doc, and some awful Nurse Practitioners!
Run, just don't go. I was referred there by a former PCP. Saw Dr. Sparks once and was then turned over to nurse practitioners. They wouldn't answer any questions over the phone and refused to even leave a message when I was concerned about things. Kept putting me on stronger and stronger meds. First nurse told me it was fine to drive on them because "everyone did it". Wrong. Second one kept asking me to keep a pain journal even though time and time again I told her I knew exactly what activated my pain and it had nothing to do with time of day. Don't think they even looked at prior records. They helped me lose my job and also almost lost my life.
At first I was very happy with Dr.Sparks.She seemed VERY compassionate(I have 5 herniated disks pressing into my spinal cord and a fractured spine) and told me as long as I was honest I would be okay.After a few visits I kept stressing I didn't need my extended release medications increased and that I needed increased breakthrough medications.They didn't listen.On occasion they will randomly call you in for med counts to make sure you have what you are supposed to.I was unaware of this and out of town when they called.That was my first strike.My next was taking a hydrocodone prescribed by my previous Dr.I explained to them I was out and told them I kept running out because I needed them increased.They told me because I was honest I could stay and to not do it again.My next visit when I went to sign in I was told by desk staff I was discharged,when I asked why they said they had changed their mind...even this I would have been okay with but after having me on 75 mg fetnyal patches for months,they refused to help with withdraws and I wound up in the ER and found out I could have died.Regardless to my discharge it is their job to make sure you are safe and unfortunately this has become a very common scenario in this clinic.
37 Years Experience
University Of California Davis School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1981
Dr. Lisa A Sparks accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsIntegrity Pain And Wellness, 8997 E Desert Cove Ave Fl 1, Scottsdale, AZ
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