Central Coast Pain Institute
Physicians & Surgeons
21a Mandeville Ct, Monterey, CA 93940
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
- Mon - Fri
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Phone: (831) 373-6187
Fax: (831) 373-6187
CategoriesPhysicians & Surgeons, Physicians & Surgeons, Family Medicine & General Practice, Physicians & Surgeons, Public Health
Parking: Lot, Free
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
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I wish I could give 0 stars! I can't believe that Dr. Rosen even has a license to "treat" patients. I suffer from SLE, a debilitating and progressive condition. Dr. Rosen talked to me for less than five minutes, then insisted that prolotherapy, a controversial and largely de-bunked treatment, was the only answer for my pain. He brushed aside my resistance towards prolotherapy and told me that I "must not want to get better" if I'm asking questions about a treatment that most medical professionals don't approve of! At the end of the session he brought out a tube of lotion and rubbed it on my neck. I didn't feel any difference at all with it and he started trying to sell it to me. A small bottle was $40! I told him I wasn't interested in it as I wasn't feeling a difference in the area he "treated" with the lotion. He got huffy with me and said he was making the lotion himself and until the insurance companies would "open their eyes and see" the lotion had to be purchased out of pocket. I told him I REALLY didn't want any lotion, especially if it wasn't covered by insurance, but he insisted and rubbed more on my neck. Still, no difference. In the end I felt so bullied and pressured, I left with a bottle of the lotion just to get him away from me! Please stay away from this so-called "doctor". He's really a salesman using his power as a physician to bully desperate individuals into spending a ridiculous amount of money for his homemade lotions. It's amazing to me that he even has a license!
- Edited: 02/05/2017
Now that you’ve changed your receptionist things have improved! All the assistants are good.
Within minutes of meeting me and with almost no review of my symptoms and / or goals, Dr. Rosen was pushing Prolotherapy as the ideal treatment for joint pain. He acknowledged that it is not covered by my insurance plan, but repeatedly insisted it is my best option. I asked Dr. Rosen why it is not covered by insurance if it is such an ideal treatment, and he brushed my question off. At no point did he disclose to me that it is, at best, an experimental treatment. Prolotherapy has not been proven to be safe or effective in treating my condition, but this did not stop Dr. Rosen from peddling it as gold standard. I believe that Dr. Rosen behaved unethically and potentially dangerously. Furthermore, Dr. Rosen made disparaging comments about my financial status when I stated that I would be more comfortable pursuing treatments that are covered by my (high quality, comprehensive) health insurance plan.
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