Temporary Error.

Please try reloading the page.

user avatar
02/07/2017
By: Lisa g. W.
Dr. Donald H Kim, MD
I've been a patient of Dr Kim since 2011. When I finally found him and was accepted I was a mess. The Dr I had been to previously had me on methadone and two benzo's. Couldn't even function. Dr Kim was kind as was his staff. I had been in pm for about a year and had become very familiar with the way people in our situation are treated. Like drug seekers without even asking what my diagnosis is. Nurses, pharmacist, Dr all guilty of treating people like junkie herione addicts. Because they don't want to take the time to learn why you are there! Or don't care! Dr Kim cares. He's only had one nurse who was mean and condescending. Being the kind man he is he gave her a chance to come around and be kind. She was there about 3 months. Dr Kim has taught me techniques to alleviate pain so I don't have to be on the extreme dosage I was on when I got there! He has made recommendations that keep me active and in less pain. There aren't words to say how grateful I am to him and his staff. He is responsible and compassionate. And makes certain you are treated with dignity. I have come to expect that and to believe I deserve to be treated with dignity. Oh BTW I am in pain management due to another drs negligence in administering an epidural. Left me with a disease called arachnoidititus. Before my diagnosis was fibromyalgia and I have learned from Dr Kim ways to alleviate this. So without the epidural I could likely have stayed on a moderate dose of Norco. So next time you want to slur a dr and his staff maybe you could ask a variety of people thier experience. Dr Kim is the best Dr I have and the smartest, most compassionate. How many drs have ever told you they would pray for your grandchildren and continue to ask after them! Thank you Dr Kim! And all you sweet nurses and the entire staff!
07/05/2017
By: Loralee C.
Tracy DR Ellis Physician
Currently, I am in the middle of the series of treatments on my right knee (I'm to have 28, and I've had seven so far....three the first visit; four the second. The earlier reviewer described the procedure accurately. I'm scheduled for four more this week. I have experienced a remarkable change in my knee as well as in my ability to walk without any pain much of the time. Dr. Ellis stated on my last visit that such a quick improvement was not usual, but he was pleased I was feeling so much better. While I'm not yet 100%, I would easily be able to live with what I now have, if this is as good as it gets. And if improvement continues to happen, I will be very satisfied. I read all the comments about the legal situation he's had in the past--this was after my first round of treatments--and it did give me pause before I returned. But so far things are going very well. I'll continue with treatment to completion, if I need it. He had indicated that, should I feel the knee was up to the level of comfort I needed before finishing the 28 treatments, I could choose to stop with no penalty and without having to pay for treatments not received. Dr. Ellis now uses a payment program called Care Credit, which is interest-free for up to 18 months. (After that, interest goes up to over 20%, so it's best to pay it off as quickly as possible!)
07/14/2012
By: ariusangel
Wright Michael Dr
I had my spine fused by another surgeon in 2004 due to a very severe scoliosis curve. I currently have hardware from right below my neck, all the way to my waist. 2 years ago Dr. Wright took x-rays & an MRI & discovered that I had a broken Herrington rod. Unfortunately I was the primary breadwinner at that time & didn't have the ability to have anything done about it. I called their office last Monday for an appointment, now that I'm ready & able to have surgery. I was super suprised when they offered me an appointment for this morning! (Saturday appointments are kind of rare with ortho's) We looked over the imaging again & discussed the game plan & I should be having the surgery at the end of August/early September. Needless to say, I'll be posting a review after I have recovered from everything. He may come off as arrogant, or cocky to some, but it's mainly because he is very experienced & knowledgeable & knows what he is doing. He talked to my husband & I for 30-45 min. & we never felt rushed at all. Maybe appointments during the week are different, but we really did have a positive experience!
08/14/2015
By: Michael M.
Fong, Winston MD
I have been cared for by Dr. Fong for 2 years and found him to be very knowledgeable and understanding. I have chronic neck pain due to a car accident over 13 years ago. I saw Dr. Fong after many years of pain and worsened shoulder pain and numbness in my fingers on the left hand. I had an MRI and Xrays that revealed multiple levels of disc damage and mild compression of the spinal cord at C5,C6. Dr Fong was conservative in his recommendation and I received tx at pain management x2 years with good management of my symptoms with steroid injections. Just recently my symptoms have worsened and an updated MRI was performed with Xrays too. Dr. Fong reviewed the findings and after a through physical exam and long discussion in his office we have decided to proceed with a 3 level fusion in the c-spine using my own bone for the procedure. I feel confident that Dr Fong did not rush into cutting me open and only advised it now because we have exhausted all conservative treatments.
user avatar
02/23/2016
By: Yancy B.
Abbas Toughanipour MD
At 43 I had a stroke, four years later I had a heart attack. I had Marfan Syndrome. Dr. Toughanipour had to perform the Bentall procedure which is a replacement of the aortic valve, aortic root and ascending aorta, with re-implantation of the coronary arteries into the graft. This operation is used to treat combined aortic valve and ascending aorta disease, including lesions associated with Marfan syndrome. On top of that he also had to perform a quadruple CABG (bypass). This was two surgeries in one that took 12 hours. He then sat be me for 3.5 hours because I wouldn't stop bleeding. This was a surgery that my surviving wasn't expected. I was off the ventilator within 24 hours and up walking within 48 hours and returned to work in six weeks. It's been 13 months since my surgery and I owe my life to Dr. Toughanipour. I feel great and have not had any complications. Dr. Toughanipour has to be one of the top cardiac surgeons in the nation!!
01/11/2017
By: Aisha R.
Wright Michael Dr
ExceptionalCan't stop smilingI have been a patient under Dr. Wright for several years. I have to say the man is truly GIFTED!!!!Dr. Wright put in an amazingly beautiful bridge. I was preparing for my wedding. As such, I was very nervous about the procedure, and how it would turn out (after all they were going to remove my six top front teeth to put in the bridge). He took the time to explain every procedure and was very supportive, they look so natural and I cannot stop smiling. I get complements regularly from strangers on how beautiful my smile is. Dr. Wright is truly a perfectionist, to my benefit, and won’t stop until he has achieved it. I have benefitted from his extraordinary talents, professionalism and humanity. His staff is outstanding, and supper supportive. I cannot recommend him and his staff more highly. Thank You Dr. Wright 
08/10/2012
By: rebecca.summers.359
Wright Michael Dr
Dr.. Wright got my husband out of his wheelchair. The original Neurosurgeon had performed a lumbar fusion which led to a bone infection. The infection deteriorated his entire lumbar region and required a Hickman Port for the antibiotics. The port caused several blood clots to form and that delayed the repairative surgery for 6 months. During that time, his spine collapsed and he was confined to a wheel chair. The original surgeon told us that it was too risky and basically "over his head". He referred us to another Orthopedic surgeon who took one look at the MRI and sent us straight to Dr. Wright. After an 11 1/2 hour surgery, my husband was able to stand up for the first time in over a year. That was 7 years ago. I would highly recommend him to anyone and everyone!!!
09/18/2012
By: lisapa1973
Pic Med Of Ok-Okc
Of of all of the places that my friends have been to over the years this was the best place we have found for weight loss and laser hair removal. 4 friends have gone and have the same opinion. I paid $150 to see a physician, lab work , get work out advice and an appetite script. They don't sugar coat it and tell you want you want to hear. They cheerlead sometimes but have gotten on to me as well. Unlike others places that try to kill you with their prices, they are upfront about prices and very resonable.(why i picked them to begin with) I used to pay 35 dollars a shot for my b12 at my doctors office and here its only $10. Another laser place was going to charge me 5 times as much to do my laser my underarms as well. PicMeds medical staff is awesome. Love those girls.
10/12/2016
By: Joe ann U.
Dr. Donald H Kim, MD
I'm not sure if 2 of these people went to the same Dr. Kim I did. I really feel like I owe my life to this man. I was diagnosed with ESRD 4th Stage and immediately taken off every single medication I was taking to control my RA. Within 5 months the arthritis was running rampant in my body and I was in so much pain I didn't know if I could stand it. Dr. Kim taught me how to use the drugs to live NOT live to use the drugs. I'm never without some pain but thanks to this compassionate man it's bearable. And as far as helping you get off, after I had a knee replacement he managed to work me down from 6 pills a day to three. I think thats pretty good.
11/18/2014
By: Katelyn R.
Center for Women's Health
Want the best doctor? Come here! I promise you that they give the best care! Dr. Melendez was my Doctor, I saw a few of his colleagues over the years, when he was out of town and they are all amazing! Dr. Melendez is the only doctor I have ever fully trusted. He is the best doctor a scared first time mom could ask for. He put me completely at ease. I knew when I had an emergency C-section that i was in great hands! The incision is very low and you can't see it unless I show you or I'm naked. It's the smallest C-section scar I have ever seen! They all are fun doctors with the biggest hearts! I will never go anywhere else as long as I live!
Tips & Advices
Academic medical centers provide the widest range of specialty care treatments, including the latest technological advances, clinical trials, and surgical techniques. In general, an academic medical center is a better choice than a community hospital for complicated treatments or rare diseases. Pediatric intensive care, especially, is usually performed at academic medical centers.
Academic medical centers offer a broad range of specialized services, from allergists to urologists. Some of the larger medical centers have entire hospitals or clinics focused on a particular medical service, such as cancer treatment, though specialties vary among the centers. Patients whose community hospital or local doctors do not have the facilities or expertise to address complex medical conditions can be referred by their primary care physician or local specialist to a major medical center (there are more than a dozen in the United States).
Yes. In addition to their inpatient hospital services, medical centers can offer a wide variety of outpatient services, such as pain clinics, rehabilitation centers, surgery, imaging and laboratory, mental health treatment, and outpatient cancer treatment. Medical groups – doctors in private practice but affiliated with the medical center--will also have offices within the medical center.
Physicians, nurses, physician’s assistants, residents, and attending physicians makeup the clinical staff of an academic medical center.
Medical center accreditation is not required, but most centers work voluntarily toward accreditation because it represents higher standards of healthcare quality and patient safety.

Just a moment...