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08/11/2017
By: Kourtney F.
Brian L Fong MD Inc
Would recommend this Dr. to anyone who needs his expertise.The staff is always helpful, and kind. I was injured in 2015 I had to go through a year of pain. I mention this to other Dr. who referred me to Dr.Fong after taking an x-ray he immediately knew what the injury was and showed me the x-ray as well, he set a series of medication and If I felt it was not working we went on with the surgery. All treatment was my choice and that was great. He took the time and Listened to me and my questions and concerns. And thank you for his staff as well. Thank you, DR.Fong
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