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By: Donna S.
Potomac Valley Orthopaedic
Potomac Valley Orthopedists suck, especially Dr. Ira Gelb who loudly announced in the hallway that he didn't want to deal with my husband's problem, so he passed him to another doctor that he's been waiting an hour for.
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By: Chanova M.
Potomac Valley Orthopaedic
Im 34 years old and I went to Potomac Valley because excruciating hip pain. I went to see dr. Sethi and January and he was convinced it was my back period sent me to an MRI for it told me that I need to get a shot. Send me to a pain management, pain management doctor advised me was not my back it was my hip got a MRI for my hip. Dr. Says he then sent me back to dr. Soudan to get an injection in my hip. The pain management for did not want to do the injection because he said I have fractures and torn labrum and bone spurs and was confident that it will not relieve my pain, budget the shot anyways her doctor said these orders. Advise dr. Sethi that I was still in pain and still hurt to rotate my leg he referred me to Charles Mess jr. I met with the doctor over 3 times did 3 MRIs.He sent me to an oncologist without a referral and explanation . I've never even done a blood test on me and advise me that blood test will not even show if I have cancer or not. Please go somewhere else
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By: Ronald L.
Potomac Valley Orthopaedic
I have visited PVO Columbia office 3 times in the last 15 years and have had good experiences each time. Dr. Geld has repaired a partial tear to my right Achilles, ruptured left Achilles, and torn meniscus. I have also had successful physical therapy at PVO. The office staff is polite and efficient. I would not hesitate returning to the Columbia office and Dr. Gelb.
By: Charity B.
Potomac Valley Orthopaedic
Hi went there for a knee injury and was given a brace. I was told that they don't charge up front and that they will run it through insurance. To my amazement, I get a bill for $92 and I researched the average price for the bill. The bill I received was way overpriced. I called billing and spoke to Bernadette who told me that she has had other calls regarding my same situation, and that she would not adjust the billing and that the doctors usually don't allow for it. I told her then the price of the brace should have been given to me upfront, so I had a choice to go with them or go elsewhere for a knee brace. She told me that she would send an email to Dr. Mess (how appropriate is his last name for their unethical practices) and I never heard back from her or Bernadette. She lied and said that secretary said that she won't adjust the price of the brace. I said her why I never recieved a phone call from the secretary and she couldn't give me a straight answer. I paid to keep my bill from being sent to collections. My advice. Run far away from this place.
By: R L.
Potomac Valley Orthopaedic
Utter incompetence, carelessness, negligence, and deceptive business practices on top of all that. Having seen this staff in action, I wouldn't let them take my temperature, let alone advise on any kind of serious orthopedic complaint.They can't view your x-rays unless you had them done at their office, they schedule you with a doctor who's supposed to perform surgery in less than 1 hour and who has no time or inclination to see you or to consider your case so that he can advise you, then they lie to you about cost of equipment to trick you into buying it, which is when they really have you, because once you walk out with the equipment - they will not accept returns, not even if they misrepresented the price to you. They also won't return months worth of phone calls to billing trying to resolve these...Do yourself a favor and stay away.
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