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About Dr. Michael Hollander
Dr. Michael Hollander, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Encino, CA, with another office in Encino, CA. He has 28 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Hollander is affiliated with Pacifica Hospital of the Valley, Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Garfield Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Michael Hollander has the following 1 specialty
- Orthopedic Surgery
An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician who specializes in diagnosis and surgical treatment of injuries and disorders involving the musculoskeletal system, such as hip replacements and arthroscopic knee surgery.
In addition to treating trauma to the musculoskeletal system, these doctors also deal with sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital disorders.
Dr. Michael Hollander has the following 7 expertise
- Anxiety Disorders
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
- Primary Headache Disorders
Dr. Michael Hollander has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. Michael Hollander is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Procedures: Two rotator cuff surgeries with Dr. Hollander for me and an elbow surgery for my husband. Staff: The best ever. Gabby and Frank are top notch, compassionate, nice, professional and organized. They never miss a call back or reminder call and never make you feel like an idiot. They have both been with him fora long time, which says a lot about a doctor. Now the good stuff.. . Doctor: This doctor does not make you wait months for an appointment and does not bill your insurance a quarter of what other doctors do. He gives you the time you need to understand your situation, if you want to hear it. Dr. Hollander is the best...Skilled, smart, and confident. He won't feed you any crap and some people may not like that. I got a second and third opinion because of this and STILL came back to Dr. Hollander. Dr. Hollander was absolutely right on in his opinion. I promise that you want a doctor that is confident and dedicates everything they have to your procedure. Dr. Hollander is one of the few doctors that doesn't push you into surgery and doesn't push you into tons of physical therapy. He knows what he is doing and does it better than anyone else. Don't mistake his confidence for arrogance...He is truly the best.
Last week I went to see Dr. Hollander for knee pain. Iâd had my right knee cap replaced years ago, and now my left was giving me some trouble. Obviously, I was a bit apprehensive about going to have it checked out, as I wanted to avoid another replacement. But from the moment I got there, I could tell that I was in good hands. Everyone on Dr. Hollanderâs staff made me feel like I was the only patient they had. That is, they gave me 100% of their attention. At 81 years old with Alzheimerâs, I unfortunately drew a bit of a blank when Dr. Hollander asked about my medical history. It didnât deter him a bit. He continued with his examination-stretching and maneuvering my knee. When he had finished, instead of immediately recommending surgery (like some doctors do), he suggested that we do some more investigating, before jumping to any conclusions. Dr. Hollanderâs assistant Frank took me for a few X-rays, which took less than five minutes. After I finished, Cathy, another staff member sought me out to let me know that I needed to move my car from where it was parked, in order to avoid having my car towed. The entire team at Dr. Hollanderâs office was completely on the ball, with everything. I was in and out in less than an hour. I canât say enough how much I appreciate the thoroughness, efficiency and helpfulness of the entire staff. They took incredible care of me, showed tremendous patience with my choppy memory, and went out of their way to ensure I didnât get my car towed away! It is obvious to me, that Dr. Hollander and his staff really do care about their patientsâ overall wellbeing.
I can see what others are talking about when it comes to the relaxed way Dr Hollander does business - going in and out of the hallways and talking to patients in the hallway without closing any doors, or speaking to his nurses about other patients with the doors open so everyone can hear. Also, I have had to wait to see him for over an hour after my appointment time, which was quite annoying. So he really does need to get his "office protocol" act together for sure. Also, I have heard that several patients have had their cars towed away if they parked on Ventura Blvd when going to see him, because sometimes they are made to wait so long that it's past the parking time allowed. Personally I found it careless and unacceptable that his office staff can't even be bothered to put a sign on their office door reminding patients that cars will be towed off Ventura Blvd after 3:00, or for the office staff to remind patients of this fact if they are checking in anytime close to 3:00. That's just common courtesy I would think. No one wants to pay $500 out of pocket simply because a doctor runs late and no one bothered to mention that cars are towed away as early as 3:00 in front of their building, when most other areas of Ventura Blvd don't tow until 4:00. So be aware people because no one in the office seems to care or inform you of this! But on the good side, I found the doctor to have a wonderful bedside manner. He spent a lot of time explaining things to me, and wanted to avoid surgery, and even quarterzone shots, at all costs. I feel that he is conservative and cautious with giving out medication or surgery too quickly, which is great. He also placed several follow up calls with me, even months after my appointments with him were long since past, just to see how I was doing. Most doctors don't even care once you are done with paid appointments to see them. I had a knee injury that probably does need eventual surgery but with the physical therapy he prescribed it feels a lot better and I can get back to a 90% normal routine now. Sometimes you "click" with a doctor and other times you don't. For me, I feel like Dr. Hollander and I did "click" and he was a good fit for me, and did help my injurty the most safe and conservative way possible. He does have some office issues he should improve upon though, for sure.
He saved me from having surgery that another wanted to do. With rehab i was better in a couple months. His staff was great and always treated me good.
Dr. Hollander is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Pacifica Hospital of the Valley
Providence Tarzana Medical Center
Garfield Medical Center
Los Angeles County + University of Southern California Medical Center
Encino Hospital Medical Center
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
28 Years Experience
Rosalind Franklin University
Graduated in 1985
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