Well it has been about a year since I got lucky and found this wonderful place; I wish I had more than just 5 stars to offer. They have been consistent in their friendliness and willingness to work with me and my rather chaotic and unpredictable schedule. Although it can be tough for me to know whether or not a certain time will work for me a month in advance, if something comes up, they ALWAYS find a way to help me get in. I have had difficulty getting my pain under control and am not perhaps the 'easiest' patient to help - I get that - but never, not ONCE have they made me feel like I was an imposition or that I was just drug seeking. Dr. John Wages invested in helping me believe that together we could get my pain to a manageable level and help me have a full life. Dr. Wages was not afraid to go 'off-label' , try aggressive medications, try medications that other doctors won't out of fear or intimidation or ignorance. At the same time, he is open about the dangers and/or what WON'T work for me. He doesn't suggest procedures that aren't going to work just to make a buck or because &amp;amp;quot;that is what everyone else is doing.&amp;amp;quot; Dr. Wages took a personal, compassionate, AND logical, rational, scientific stance to something that is part science and part art. I have to say that in the past year, under the care of Dr. Wages and the rest of the staff at APA, I feel like I am starting to get my life back. Yes, I still have pain and probably always will - that is just how it goes when you have fibro and a degenerative joint disorder. But as Dr. Wages tells me, the goal is to have more good days than bad days. We are getting there. My pain has become more manageable and I can actually foresee a day when maybe, just maybe, it will be gone for good. When that happens, I'm taking him and his entire staff out to dinner (and they don't even have to order off the 99-cent menu!)
4310 James Casey St Suite 3-CAustin, TX 78745
From Business: * Gordon Marshall, MD * Dean Chen, MD * Mark J. Billante, MD NORTH 12701 N FM 620, 78750 (512) 401-8400 Phone (512) 401-6984 Fax SOUTH 4310 James Casey St. Suite 3-…
8103 Brodie Ln Suite 1Austin, TX 78745
From Business: We provide psychological and neuropsychological testing, as well as counseling for children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. We accept major insurance company …
After several years of unsuccessful treatments with what seems like hundreds of doctors and pain management clinics, I finally found a GOOD clinic! Caring and supportive staff, very clean and friendly. Doctor Shockett evaluated me without judgement or ridicule and put me with my own pain specialists that specializes in Women's Health and reproductive issues like me. I had cancer and a very bad case of stage 4 endometriosis that left me badly scarred and in an eneormous amount of pain for life. They understood me, worked with me and most importantly, did not judge or look down on me for absolutely depending on them. I am still a patient and they still work dilligently to address my concerns and issues. They even have nurses and CNA's to answer your calls in real time! You can talk to someone immediately if needed! I love this place and I sincerely wish that more doctors were this way.
Dr. Wills is outstanding at what he does. He is a true healer. He is able to identify and focus on the source of pain and through various techniques, alleviate it. He's helped me through pain that might have been identified by doctors as fibromyalgia, pain from my congenital back problem, so-called arthritis, and miscellaneous misalignment's and dislocations. I have been seeing Dr. Wills and going here for physical therapy for a while now. Dr. Wills's diagnosis, treatment, and recommendations dovetailed perfectly and I am doing better everyday. He is constantly adding to his knowledge of different kinds of treatments so he can do whatever is appropriate for your condition. His recommendations for follow-up exercises at home make a lot of sense and really help. He's also very kind, sensitive, and has a great sense of humor! Thanks for everything Dr. Wills!