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Will refuse to treat you if you do not pay for expensive treatment
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tom M Porter - Posted on August 29th, 2018
The office staff here are very nice and so is the PA but the doctor and policies are ridiculous. 1. If you do not get their procedures, regardless of your insurance's coverage or wishes, Dr. Porter will drop you. How this is legal is beyond my understanding. 2. Pain management doctors should be well versed in recent pain management research and doing the best for patients. This guy is a full out capitalist in the worst way. You are not a person. Your pain does not matter. His financial benefit is all that matters. Be prepared. This doctor will strip you of any life you have managed if you go against him. My secondary insurance would not pay and despite being desperate for procedures, I had to turn down the procedure or not eat and Dr Porter cut my meds as punishment. Be Ware
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tom M Porter - Posted on December 4th, 2017
Dr. Tom Porter is a wonderful doctor with a great bedside manner. Some of his staff are friendly and helpful. Others are not. There is often a long wait time but it is worth the wait. The medical staff are all professional and courteous. Some of the office staff are not.
A winning team
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tom M Porter - Posted on July 11th, 2016
Ill be honest it must have been a off day with packed patients but they knew I was in pain so I was scheduled in. I honestly believe Dr. Porter worth the wait. He listens and is empathetic but most important he is well educated and passionate about his craft I do not feel he takes the charge of my health lightly. He is followed by a shining staff that are courteous and strive to flank their leader.
waste of precious time
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tom M Porter - Posted on May 26th, 2016
My Family Doctor sent a referral for me to see Dr. Porter.I Laid in pain with no response from his office. I called my Doctor back and they sent another referral to him, days later still no response. After my family Dr. contacted his office, the receptionist called me and said she would call me by the end of the day with an appointment, It NEVER happened! I got a phone call a week later and had to listen to this woman tell me how she is the only person that does referrals and how hard her job was. Do your self a favor, if you value your health use another pain Doctor. I for one never even got to meet Dr. Porter because you can't get through his staff to get an appointment. I don't know if Dr. Porter is even aware of the incompetency of his staff but I know that he is losing patients because of them. My family Dr. I don't think will recommend him anymore since I was not the first complaint regarding his office that my Doctor received regarding his office. Do yourself a favor STAY CLEAR IF YOU WANT RELIEF!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tom M Porter - Posted on April 21st, 2016
Dr. Porter will be quick to give you steroid injections. When those don't work, you can sit in his seedy office up to two hours waiting for a simple script.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tom M Porter - Posted on December 29th, 2015
Great Doctor always listened to my concerns and took time to explain procedures thoroughly. Dr. Porter made my life much more enjoyable. I would highly recommend to anybody.
2 hour Wait
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tom M Porter - Posted on July 30th, 2015
My first appt I had to wait 2 hours to be seen. I had sent in my paperwork which was lost, so I brought it with me all filed out. I was told the wait was unusual because only one doctor was there and they were transitioning to a computer system. ok. Next appt was for an injection procedure which I was anxious about. My appt was at 9AM. I waited in my car laying down because of my pain while hubby waited inside. An hour later at 10AM..I get called in; the girl takes my vitals as a trainee looks on and she tells her what she is doing. Meanwhile, another girl drops a computer in the hall which is busy and crowded. A discussion ensues between the 2 girls involved with the computer dropping. I am then told to go back out and wait until they have a room. At 10:30AM I am totally disgusted and leave. It took 3 weeks to get this appt. Dr. Porter has the most incompetent and inefficient staff I have ever seen. It is a Keystone Comedy in that office. I should have known when my original paperwork disappeared...all 10 pages of it. I lost all confidence in letting Dr Porter put needles into my spine since he cannot run his office in a timely manner. Waiting over an hour is arrogant seeing as his patients are in pain. Either he is greedy, his staff incompetent or he needs to expand to accommodate the amount of patients that come there.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tom M Porter - Posted on July 7th, 2015
This is a doctor who is in love with money and that is it! After being a patient of his for over 3 years and paying to see him every month he has failed as a doctor. Since day one he has had me on pain medication without warning me in the beginning that I would become physically addicted. I have never been addicted to anything in my life until now. The worst part about my situation is I am now 33 weeks pregnant and just so he isn't liable for any harm done to my baby he has pulled me off one of the hardest medication to come off of (methadone). I've been going through the most serious withdrawal symptoms ever! I call his office to ask for help and IF they answer they give me the run around. I have 3 little girls at home I have to take care of. My OB doctor advised me not to go off of the methadone because it is to dangerous during pregnancy. Porter told me that he didn't care about the opinion of my other doctors. I don't know what I can do. I'm stuck!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tom M Porter - Posted on May 19th, 2015
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tom M Porter - Posted on March 12th, 2015
Find a different doctor
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tom M Porter - Posted on December 19th, 2014
Office staff terrible
Self-verified patient of Dr. Tom M Porter - Posted on June 12th, 2014
I tried several attempts to make an appointment with Dr. Porter and never got a call back from the office staff. I will be filing a complaint with my PPO network.
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