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About Dr. Paul C Biewen
Dr. Paul C Biewen, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Minneapolis, MN, with another office in Elk River, MN. He has 33 years of experience. His specialties include Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Dr. Biewen is affiliated with Mercy Hospital, Unity Hospital and Fairview Northland Medical Center. Dr. Biewen has received 1 award. He speaks English.
Dr. Paul C Biewen has the following 2 specialties
- Pain Medicine
- Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Dr. Paul C Biewen has the following 3 expertise
- Acute Pain
- Chronic Pain
- Cancer Pain
Dr. Paul C Biewen has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. Paul C Biewen is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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I am a 67 year old active , still working woman and went to Dr. Biewen for a hip injection with a hip replacement in my future. Fear of the unknown is a powerful force, but the smiles, laughter and healing touch of Dr. Biewen and his team were equally powerful. I had immediate relief after 9 months of pain.
I had no idea who I was scheduled to see for my emg testing. I honestly thought I was seeing a technician. I arrived way too early. I was confused as to what time my appointment was for so we left & returned 20 min later. Unfortunately I believe I made them late. The internet said they opened at 8:30 but my appointment was for 8. Either way I checked in & was quickly brought into the room. The people could've been rude with me as some other places have been for running a few minutes behind but they weren't. The lady was nice. She offered another pillow for my neck which was very thoughtful in my opinion. Little things do go a long way. Then the "technician" walked in & asked how I was feeling. I explained I was having a pain so he wanted to be sure I was ok to go ahead. He genuinely seemed concerned. I decided I was ok to go ahead. He forewarned me of what to expect. He was professional as well as methodical. The whole procedure went fairly quickly. We stuck up a conversation & I was laughing quite a bit. It took my mind off the procedure itself, which is nice if you've ever had one of these before. They're not the most comfortable experiences to endure. I asked him if he knew anything about backs & asked about a certain term & not once did he ever make me feel ignorant or act like he was above me. He spoke to me about what he did know, which was very informative. He was not arrogant in the slightest. The way he did it even makes me giggle now. I had no clue he was an M.D.! Reading the few poor comments shouldn't have any bearing on meeting him at least once. Rarely do people comment on positive experiences. The only reason why I am commenting is because I wanted to find someone who can do an injection for my neck & his name showed up. I was amused at myself for not realizing who he was. Then I was struck by the negative comments. He was not anything as they said. He was funny, personable, compassionate, and informative. I wish I had known who he was so I could have picked his brain some more! When I asked him if he knew anything about backs he said in the most humble way, "a little." The delivery made it even more funny now that I know how knowledgeable this gentleman is. He was never condescending towards me & as a matter of fact didn't even correct me when I pronounced a term incorrectly. I felt I was saying it wrong & asked him how do you say it? He was not rude in the slightest when he told me. I didn't feel like another number & I have been feeling that way from other people for this condition. I can say I honestly enjoyed meeting him & hope you will give him a chance before a few bad reviews cloud your decision making. Oh and I literally didn't wait even 20 seconds before I was brought back. He was in the room within 3 minutes. Another thing, he did say what his initial thoughts were as soon as it was finished. I appreciated that as well, waiting is not fun!
I like Dr Biewen but dont know if he is worth trying to work with his asstistant. What I found thoroughly maddening was that she never answers her phone which is understandable if she is busy but when I have to leave four detailed messages asking a question, each time giving my daytime work phone number for their reply, it would be nice to get a call back but I did not and then when I take the next step and send a fax to try to get an answer, I finally get a call back but am treated rudely because she says she did leave 3 messages on my home phone - Not- why would I go through all of that if she answered my question with all those messages.?
I was not at all impressed with Dr Biewen! He did not read the history I had provided for him and did not seem interested in problem solving or finding something to help my pain. He spent very little time with me after waiting weeks for the appointment. He has a terrible bedside manner and told me he had no idea how to begin to help me. He seemed to talk down to me instead of trying to help.
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Dr. Biewen is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
33 Years Experience
University Of Minnesota Medical School
Graduated in 1985
Medical College Of Virginia Hospital
Dr. Paul C Biewen accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem Blue Access PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
- BCBS MN Blue Cross Accord
- BCBS MN BluePrint
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
HealthPartners - MN
- HealthPartners MN CareChoices
- HealthPartners MN CentraChoice
- HealthPartners MN Distinctions II
- HealthPartners Open Access
- Medica Fairview and N Memorial Vantage
- Preferred One PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Medica Choice
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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