This place is a gift from God. I have been under their care for more than 5 years and the Dr's and entire staff are excellent. I am sorry that some people have had a bad experience but this is not the norm. This is a TRUE pain clinic and not a pill mill. They require monthly urinalysis and count your meds when you come in for your monthly visit/refills. For someone who is truly in pain and does not mind their two rules, this is the place for you. Their only two rules are to have a clean drug test ( except for meds you are currently prescribed ) and follow the directions on the pill bottles. This means don't do other drugs, don't take more than prescribed, and don't give or sell your meds to anyone else. If you can follow those easy rules then you have a great doctor for life. They are not rude or insist on perfection. If you are a few pills short one month or have alcohol in your system one month they are not just going to discharge you. They R there to help you and will work with you. Any Dr. who is prescribing narcotics nowadays has to be careful but if you are able to follow these two rules then you are fine. This is not a place for junkies or addicts to come get pain meds from so don't bother trying. They have seen/heard all the excuses of why there was drugs or alcohol in your system and/or why you should have a few dozen pills left but you have none. They are not stupid. The good thing is that if you ARE an addict and want help they are also licensed to treat addiction medicine ( suboxone, Subutex, etc ) and they can help you get your life back. I have a chronic, degenerative, extremely painful, rare, disease and used to hurt 24/7. Other doctors saw my age ( 25 ) and laughed me out the door thinking I was a junkie. Nexstep has treated me with compassion and care and without them I would probably be dead. They understand when I need to switch meds or increase dosage as my tolerance builds. TRUE pain patients who need a good doctor should give them a try. They saved my life and might save yours. Good luck to all who have pain and I wish you the best of luck. Andrew M
4220 Saint Johns AveJacksonville, FL 32210
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I've been going to Therapyworks for about 2 years now for time to time treatment (as needed from my heavy laptop use) Their staff is always professional and obviously experts in their field. The therapists really listen to your concerns and concentrate on the area's you request. They also accept insurance which is a plus, and since they do accept insurance I know then that I'm getting a true medical/professional type therapy and not just a massage. They also have a membership program which provides another source of savings. The biggest thing, I know these guys truly care about the health and well being of their clients. They really want you to feel better. Oh and I especially like the fact that they have 2 locations (and soon to be 3 from what I hear) which makes it easier to get same day appointments...you know how you just wake up one day & your neck and shoulders are all spazed out. You can't predict when that's going to happen, so again, the same day appointments have been really helpful to me, my body & hectic schedule. I give them my highest recommendation.
Dr. Willens has been taking care of me and my sister for several years. He is really wonderful, kind, caring, professional, and very smart. The new office is absolutely beautiful. It's the nicest doctor's office I have ever been to and all the art on the walls are Dr. Willens's photographs. The staff is like family. I was originally in a very serious car crash about 5 years ago and was referred to Dr. Willens by my family doctor who I trust and I was impressed that Dr. Willens trained at the Cleveland Clinic. When I first came to him, I thought that I would be in pain or be on major narcotics for the rest of my life. I didn't know that there was anything that anyone could do about it except surgery and I was going to do that. But he treated me with injections and a Spinal Cord Stimulator and I don't have to take any narcotics almost ever. If your looking to get better and be treated by a great doctor and staff, then this is your place. Thank you Dr. Willens!