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About Dr. Matthew D Mclaren

Dr. Matthew D Mclaren, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Helena, MT. He has 19 years of experience. His specialties include Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology. Dr. Mclaren is affiliated with Benefis Health System - - West Campus. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

26 Ratings with 8 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Matthew D Mclaren is Great. Dr. Matthew D Mclaren has been rated by 26 patients. From those 26 patients 8 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Matthew D Mclaren is 3.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

South Hills Internal Medicine Associates

301 Saddle Dr
Helena, MT 59601
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Specialties

Dr. Matthew D Mclaren has the following 2 specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

    Anesthesiologists are physicians who are trained to administer anesthetics, which are medicines used to block nerve sensation. Anesthesia can be either local to one specific part of a body, like a tooth, or regional to block feeling to a larger portion of the body, such as during an epidural for child birth. It can also be more general to block sensation to the entire body, resulting in unconsciousness.
    Anesthesiologists assist in surgery by determining how much anesthesia is necessary and by monitoring the patient's level of responsiveness and vital signs throughout the procedure. The anesthesia specialist will also bring the patient out of anesthesia and then continue to monitor his or her vital signs post-operation.
    Besides assisting in surgeries, anesthesiologists may also treat patients suffering from chronic pain.

  • Expertise

    3 Expertise

  • Acute Pain
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Pain

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Reviews

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Very happy

I visited Dr. McLaren this summer because of a condition that has robbed me of the enjoyment of my life. I have been in intense pain for so long, I had forgotten what it felt like to be 'normal.' Dr. McLaren was recommended by my primary doctor and I had to drive an hour to see him. It was so worth the drive. Dr. McLaren is a very caring person, who also has a good sense of humor and made me feel relaxed. His office staff is very warm and friendly and worked with me to scheduling appointments that were convenient. I ended up having a procedure done by Dr. McLaren to relieve my pain, and the experience was very positive. I felt prepared for what was going to happen, and after the procedure his staff called to check on me. I felt like they valued me as a patient. I am now almost pain-free and am enjoying my life and my grandchildren for the first time in a long time. Highly recommend.

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Not good

He was really good and seemed to care the 1st visit, then it went down hill quick. I travel 2 hours to see him and felt like a number. I asked questions and got no answers but more appointments. Then recieved a letter from him not signed saying that he was no longer going to be caring for me. Yeah thanks for nothing. Don't recommend him to anyone else ever

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One Star

Started out great like he would do anything it took for the pain but after the first visit he just pretty much ignored me

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Very Good Doctor

Dr. Mclaren is a caring and very competent doctor, who may seem a bit distracted at times but, at least in my case, shows full understanding for what he is told. From there he and his excellent staff make a good treatment plan IAW the patient's condition and situation. I'd recommend Dr. Mclaren to anyone who has chronic pain issues and is looking for a caring practice. Again, his mannerisms make him appear as if he isn't listening but he is. He is backed up by highly competent staff for both front and back office. He resolved pain issues that had plagued me for years by a combination of compassionate questioning/exam, focused diagnostic testing, and careful monitoring of his treatment plan.

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The worst doctor ever

I have never been treated with such little respect by a doctor. Dr. Mclaren is by far the worst pain management doctor I have ever encountered. I have been seen by exactly 4 pain doctors. All have been very easy to deal with and compasionate about my situation. Dr. Mclaren on the other hand was nothing but an arrogant jerk. Eventhough I was on a certian type of pain medicine for the past 6 years, he would not prescribe what I was taking and so began my issues. Although I told him the new medicine did not work, he would not put me back on the medicine that worked. I spent 4 pain staking months working with him and he simply would not listen. I ultimately fired him, becasue he sucked at his job and deserved it. Stay clear of him. Mclaren is only concerned about making a buck and only listens to sound of his his own voice.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    19 Years Experience

  • St Georges University

    Graduated in 1999

  • Mcgaw Medical Center Of Northwestern University

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Matthew D Mclaren accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

South Hills Internal Medicine Associates, 301 Saddle Dr, Helena, MT
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