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Dr. Michael G Gibson has the following 2 specialties
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.
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At first, Dr. Gibson seems wonderful, but you only see him on the first visit and when you have procedures done. He reassures you, but then when you have to deal with the staff, all is different. I had an MRI by another doctor, and it showed a lumbar disc protrusion. I was having pain down both legs and dumbness in my feet. I wanted to try an epidural before I committed to surgery. I called to schedule it, and the staff told me that I could not have it for 2 more months. They informed me that BCBS would only pay for 6 procedures in 12 months, and that I had already had 6, not all were epidurals. I explained that I had Federal BCBS, and that I do not have a limit on how many I can have. I called the insurance company and verified that. I was told even if my insurance company agreed to pay that the doctor would not do it because the regular Blue Cross would only pay for 6. I offered to pay cash up front, then they could file it, and if my insurance company paid, then they could reimburse me. I still was denied care. The nurses that I talked to were rude, and unwavering to try to work with me. I told them that I didn't think my insurance company would want me to be in excruciating pain for 2 months, and if they say they will pay, then they will, especially if it is precertified. Federal BCBS has different rules than regular BCBS, but they would not even listen to me. If you are looking for a pain management doctor, look elsewhere.
I started pain management to keep from letting an ortho cut on my back .He told me without surgery I would be in a wheelchair. Well here I am (10 yrs approx.) going to the clinic, getting a few blocks a yr and following the rules. the rules keep you (me) from becoming a junkie but from what I hear in waiting room it makes you wonder??? I follow the rules and don't take meds to get HIGH only relief. I see Dr Chopper (grin) and he is as good with a needle as they come The pain is still there some you have to live with but without a good pain doc I would prob be dead or worse .Now I am able to fish, ride bikes with my beautiful granddaughter and do a lot of the things I used to do(just not as fast) ,cant run a mile or walk too far at a time but Im above ground and breathing and getting around a lot better of my old friends that are still alive after 35 plus yrs of plumbing and drain cleaning work its a wonder I am still walking .Its thanks to Dr Gibson and Chhabra and a big thanks to Melissa Life is good at 64
I love Dr. Gibson and his P.A. Melissa is good too. I just wish I could see more of Dr. Gibson. The only time I get to see or speak to him is when I'm having a procedure done! I know he is a busy man, but if the patients could just speak to him 1 out of every 3 visits (which most visits are every 3 months, that's only really once a year!). I don't think that's too much too ask.
I wasted 8 yrs of my life seeing this quack. He made me believe that my condition couldn't be cured or fixed. He prescribed way too much pain medicine, more than BCBS will pay for. Not all at once, but I was given Lortab, Percocet, Avinza (morphine at different doses) and finally Fentany patches (25mcg-100mcg).You only see this guy for the new patient visit and procedures. You see one of his PA's for follow up visits. I was discharged from the clinic for receiving shots from a different physician (who's shots actually worked!) I could understand being let go for pill shopping which I never received or asked for from the new doc! I was still on the Fentanyl patch at a high dose of 100mcg. I called Gibson's office because I was worried and terrified about going through withdraws. Basically I was told I was "SOL" and that I should seek medical care elsewhere. I only wanted help to get off the patch. It took forever for me to get in a new pain clinic, who wouldn't prescribe Fentanyl over 50mcg. I had to wean myself from 100mcg to 75mcg to 50mcg which on some days was a living nightmare. Other than people dying from this stuff, I found out that most physicians won't even prescribe Fentanyl because it is dangerous! It was originally prescribed to cancer patients short term to keep them comfortable until they die!!
i was wanting to change pain doctors and my rheumatologist told me about this place and for me to call them and they impressed me he would refer me to them ... i called them and they told me that i had to have all my blocks and everything done there .... i told her i already have docs where i live that sets them up and it was to far for me to drive every time i needed something done .... the girl basicly told me to bad if i was in pain they would only help me if i done all my buisness with them .... thats wrong
25 Years Experience
Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In New Orleans
Graduated in 1993
Carraway Methodist Medical Center
Dr. Michael G Gibson accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
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