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Self-verified patient of Dr. Peter M Kelleher - Posted on August 19th, 2015
Self-verified patient of Dr. Peter M Kelleher - Posted on June 11th, 2015
Thorough, Honest, Considerate. Recommended for all my friends & clients.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Peter M Kelleher - Posted on May 19th, 2015
I am critical of doctors. I've been an intense high level athlete most of my life. This Includes being a dual sport All-State athlete in wrestling and football, an Honorable Mention All-American rugby player in college, and an ultra-marathoner running up to 100 miles and I am 42. I'm sure you can understand that means I have seen several orthopedists in my life time enabling me to discern what a quality physician brings to the table . I also have a master's degree in secondary science education and I have been interested in the human body since junior high school. Plus I have coached multiple different sports at the high school level and I have been a certified personal trainer for over a decade. At one point, I was voted one of Denver's top trainers. I sit on a human performance advisory board for a quarter billion dollar wellness company. I have a background in anatomical sciences and I know how to have positive experiences with students, athletes, and clients. So, like I said, I am critical of my doctors, especially orthopedists, and I will gladly go find another if the one I have visited does not meet my standards. Consequently, when I visited Dr. Peter Kelleher I was seeking a much better experience than I had with the previous Physician Assistant I dealt with at another facility. No matter whether I meet with a doctor or P.A., first I expect to be examined thoroughly and asked questions that help the physician understand, not only my background and personal knowledge, but also my anatomical dilemma. Most issues I can deal with myself so when I visit a doctor I expect them to take that into consideration, and help me to make an informed and collaborative decision. Dr Kelleher was exceptional in this regard. He quickly assessed my lack of mobility and asked the right questions to determine what had led me to his office and what I was hoping to achieve. He sought to understand me and never assumed he had all the answers. Then he offered various approaches, increasing in invasive nature, giving me the possible anticipated outcomes of each. Still, he continued to investigate and recommended necessary detailed scans so that he could be sure of what he was suggesting for an approach to treatment. Upon the subsequent visits I found him to be very practical and open in his approach. He was very honest about all the alternatives and possible results. He treated me as if I was his most important patient. He continues to assist me in my progression and has even taken time to communicate with me about the insurance coverage. I believe I am the ultimate authority in the decision making processes for my health, and that my doctors are meant to be my resources for making solid decisions for quality living. Unfortunately, I also believe most patients expect doctors to "fix" their problems, which is often difficult to achieve, especially when patients don't intend to participate and take accountability for their own health. My recommendation to all my friends and clients with orthopedic issues will be to visit Dr. Kelleher whether for a first or second opinion. Dr. Kelleher is more than competent in his knowledge and application of the most current and scientifically backed approaches to treatment and he freely shares his understanding of these approaches. More importantly, Dr. Kelleher maintains an investigative demeanor and offers various practical approaches to help his patients feel confident they are making the right decision for the best future outcome and quality of life. That is clear demonstration of the sincere desire to serve the patient. As long as I am in Bozeman I will see Dr. Kelleher, and he has already indicated that he will refer me to another physician if I have an orthopedic problem that does not fall within his expertise. Meanwhile, my intent with this review is to serve those of you looking for a credible review of the doctors available.
BEWARE! ask people you know before you waste your time!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Peter M Kelleher - Posted on May 1st, 2015
Made me feel like I was insane. Told me nothing was wrong with my hand. Took x-rays, telling me he didn't see anything wrong. Wasn't gentle. ...made me cry! As he walked out the door, he said, "and I'm not giving you any narcotics! " (I hasn't asked for any! ) I went to a different orthopedic, and x rays revealed I was bone on bone with bone spurs. I need surgery! Extremely rude, and treated me like I was only there for drugs! Horrible
Self-verified patient of Dr. Peter M Kelleher - Posted on March 10th, 2015
Self-verified patient of Dr. Peter M Kelleher - Posted on November 17th, 2014
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Self-verified patient of Dr. Peter M Kelleher - Posted on December 5th, 2013
Awesome doctor. really explained my problem to me.
Doctor never bothered to even meet me
Self-verified patient of Dr. Peter M Kelleher - Posted on March 8th, 2013
I went in for a couple of minor issues -- bursitis elbow & sprained finger. This doctor was scheduled to see me but instead as I was waiting in the patient room I heard outside the door someone say "you can see this one". Apparently that was the doctor "delegating". Next thing in walks in some young guy who introduces himself as Dr. Kelleher's "PA"...I assume that means personal assistant??? Anyway, this guy was nice enough but he didn't know anything more about my bursitis or sprained finger than I had already figured out on my own just doing research online. They took x-rays and then didn't even bother to go over the x-rays with me. The young guy then fits me with a compression (which I could have done on my own from what I found out on my online research). He tells me to take Ibuprofen 3 pills 3 times a day. That's 9 total and the Ibuprofen bottle says 6 is max. I was already taking Ibuprofren but no way am I going over the limit. I thought that was ill-advised advice from a total novice. Dr. Kelleher never even bothered to come in and talk with me at all. I guess my case was not important enough for him to spend even a couple of minutes on. Very disappointed! I will not be returning ever to this doctor or to Alpine Orthopedics in Bozeman where he works. Nor would I ever recommend them to any of my friends and family. Shame!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Peter M Kelleher - Posted on October 5th, 2012
Everything about my visit with Dr. Kelleher was wonderful. Everyone in his office went out of their way to make me feel comfortable. Dr. Kelleher answered all of my questions in detail, I didn't feel he needed to rush my visit to go to the next patient. I'd give him 10 stars if I could.