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About Dr. Robert J Sullivan
Dr. Robert J Sullivan, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Rock Hill, SC, with another office in Charlotte, NC. He has 15 years of experience. His specialties include Preventive Medicine, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. Dr. Sullivan is affiliated with Carolinas Medical Center Mercy. He speaks English.
Dr. Robert J Sullivan has the following 3 specialties
- Preventive Medicine
A preventive medicine/wellness specialist is a physician who, through additional training, has become an expert in methods for maintaining good health and preventing disease. These specialists are the doctors people see when they are generally well or without a specific ailment and want to either learn how to maintain their current health or acquire better health.
These doctors will advise patients on specific diets, exercise regimens, and lifestyle habits that are suited to their particular needs. Preventive medicine/wellness specialists take into account a patient's nutrition deficiencies, physical and cardiovascular capabilities, and habits in order to advise specific vitamins and supplements to take, how much physical activity to undertake, and which habits should be broken and replaced with more positive behavior.
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.
- Pain Medicine
- Chronic Pain
- Cancer Pain
- Acute Pain
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He puts you on meds, then refuses to try any changes. You can never get his office staff to return phone calls the same week, much less the same day! The office manager is never in! What happened to "practicing medicine" and being compassionate? I have never been to a physician that can't be bothered to listen to you and is always walking out the door while you are speaking with him. It is very distracting and makes you lose your train of thought, not to mention distrpectful. After putting me on meds for several years, he walks in and is going to discontinue them, basically cold turkey. All at once! It is dangerous and makes it difficult on the patient. It is time to start tapering them since I am improving, but not cold turkey! He treated me like a dog! Gave me no input. That is not what he said he would do when we started down this path! Go somewhere else if you want someone compassionate that considers you, the patient, to be part of the treatment plan!
This man is so unfriendly. He has a way of making you feel as if you are making a drug deal. Almost like you are trash and he is your only hope. No matter what amount of meds you are on its way to much. Even though a very good and well known doctor put you on that amount of meds. You as a patient don't know what you are talking about. Im trying to get into another chronic pain clinic. They told me at this other clinic that they have several of sullivans former patients and that they have this same story over and over.
This man was assigned to me after my regular Doctor relocated. On our second appointment he got up and left and when he returned said, " I googled your disease and at least now I know what it is." He change my prescription for the ONLY drug that allowed me to function and then had nothing but P.A.'s see me for a year. When he Finally saw me, I wasn't able to talk due to my disease progressing irreversibly to the point of strangling on my own ribcage. When I complained that he had missed every appointment that I had made specifically with him for a year. He said, Well maybe you should go somewhere else, followed by a certified letter telling me exactly that. I started going to Emory Spine Surgeons in Atlanta and when I played them the recorded office visits with Sullivan, they were completely shocked.
I have been under the care of a pain management doctor for almost 20 years. I moved down to NC and had the misfortune of Having Dr Sullivan as my doctor. Unfortunately he was the only doctor that accepted my insurance. Over the course of 2 years I saw him 3 times as he delegated all of the other visits to a PA. His understanding of Chronic pain is questionable and his ability to effectively manage a patients chronic pain is non-existent. My suggestion,, Find another Doctor
Dr. Sullivan is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
15 Years Experience
University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill School Of Medicine
Graduated in 2003
Dr. Robert J Sullivan accepts the following insurance providers.
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry Carelink - Carolinas HealthCare System Tier 1
- Coventry Carelink - Carolinas HealthCare System Tier 2
- Coventry Carelink - Duke Medicine Tier 1
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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