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Dr. Rami R Rustum has the following 2 specialties
- Pain Medicine
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.
Dr. Rami R Rustum has the following 4 expertise
- Cancer Pain
- Vertebroplasty (Kyphoplasty)
- Acute Pain
- Chronic Pain
Dr. Rami R Rustum has 2 board certified specialties
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Dr. Rami R Rustum is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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My opinion of this practice since it's new location has drastically changed. I wonder if the high rent and working alongside his wife is making Dr. Rustum into a bully. I understand he has regulations to follow and that's great. But he only follows them when it suits him. He'll drop you like a hot potato if you don't agree with him. The one nurse J. Is the worst talk about giving you the googly eye. Don't cross her or your doomed. Dr.R. is difficult to understand and communicate with. On the plus side the front desk staff are friendly and helpful. I wouldn't go back if I was paid to do so. I would rather drive to Boston and get the best care I deserve. Good Luck if you are planning to be a client at this practice.
I was involved in a slip & fall in 2014, have tried exercises, chiro, nothing helps. My doctor recommended Pain Management, and Recommended Dr. Rustum. I can see now why one of his nurses left there. But they have been giving me issues from day one, with trying to get an appointment, I finally get approval, and they still will not see me. Pretty much, saying it in terms that look better, they're REFUSING to see me. The office manager is rude, told them I was calling BBB, and she said, "GO AHEAD AND CALL WHOEVER YOU WANT," and refused to give me her name, says your not a patient and hung up on me. How is he still in practice, with so much negative reactions from his patients and with a staff like this?
Did not spend even a full 60 seconds at a second appt. (after having been extremely short with me for the first), argued with me about previous Drs and their assessment and treatment (but I have all kinds of records, which he never even looked at, not to mention 5 other highly reputable drs as my previous) then all but accused me of lying when a prescription couldn't be filled, (because it needed physician authorization for my ins) then he tried to say the pharmacy lied!?! What?! This guy isn't worth the aggravation. He dropped me because I challenged him calling me a liar about the ins/prescription issue. What a loser...seriously.
I have to agree with other reviewers, this Dr. does not listen, does not convey *any* compassion at all, definitely forms an opinion long before speaking to you at first meeting and doesn't want to hear *anything* to the contrary. Changed my regimen that had been working (relatively) well for 10 yrs, and really just needed some adjustment. Instead, he cut it to less than a quarter of my starting amount ...10 yrs ago... and added a medication that isn't covered by my ins. that costs hundreds of dollars, and another in enormous quantity (that I can't & won't take). I am in extreme pain, and can't decide if I should even bother to try to talk to him & ask for review. He spent less than 5 mins with me on first appt, never even met my eye, and was abrasive in manner. I have an impeccable history with excellent Dr's, (I am a multiple cancer patient with additional chronic conditions, well documented and diagnosed) yet he treated me as if I were a drug seeker. I also agree with other reviews regarding the nurses, they are NOT knowledgeable, about anything. They also DO seem to want to be nearly anywhere else, or maybe like they're wasting time till they can go do *anything* else. Very, *very* disappointed.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Dr. Rustum is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
24 Years Experience
University Of Tishreen
Graduated in 1994
St Elizabeth Hospital
Dr. Rami R Rustum accepts the following insurance providers.
- BCBS MA Blue Care Elect PPO
- BCBS MA HMO Blue with Managed Care Behavioral Health
- BCBS MA Preferred Blue PPO
- Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
- Harvard Pilgrim HMO
- Harvard Pilgrim PPO
Tufts Health Plan
- Tufts Granite Advantage EPO, PPO and Saver
- Tufts Granite Premier Choice EPO and PPO
- Tufts PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsRami Rustum Md, 280 Merrimack St Ste 103, Lawrence, MA
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