I had been a patient w/CPS prior to going into hospice. After being released from hospice, when I found out I was NOT going to die of kidney disease, I scheduled an appt. to go back to CPS. However, when I went for my intake interview, I found out the practice had changed - and not for the better! Even the 1st time around, they had a very "Gestapo" attitude, and sadly, it has become severely worse! The reason for their refusal? Dana Simpson, a nurse, decided I was too "high risk"! She didn't say "risk" of what, she just said risk. Which has left me in a medical limbo, until I can ferret out another pain med clinic. So, I am being penalized by them for living. How about that, for "caring for high risk patients", which is what they have plastered on their website, LOL
281 N. Lyerly St. Suite 200Chattanooga, TN 37404
From Business: Specialists in Pain Management is a multidisciplinary, full-service pain management clinic. It provides treatment and care options for peripheral neuralgia, limb …
I see Dr Kaplan and have been for approximately a year. She’s very friendly and knowledgeable. She explains everything in great detail and treats me with the utmost respect. The front desk and vital takes are doing their job. If you’re nice to them they’re nice to you. I don’t get why everyone is putting down this practice, I personally am very satisfied with the quality of service I receive.
Let me tell you about pain management !!! The Government requires anyone that takes certain types of medications, or a specific amount of certain types of medications, to have to go to these pain management doctors. Well. I've got news for all of you that care to know the truth. These pain management facilities and doctors know that we/you haven't a choice if you have to have certain types of medications to live as close to a normal existence possible. Here's the kicker. These doctors do not make any money simply writing prescriptions or seeing patients. So regardless how well your doing on your current medications. Or how well you are with certain types of medications. If you are forced to go to one of these doctors. You can bet the house weather you need it or not. Some type of surgery or procedure will be done on you. And you cannot refuse or you will either be fired or lose your medications. So. When your General practitioner is no longer able to write you the prescription you need and most likely have been on for years! because of new Government laws! and restrictions forcing your general practitioners to have to send us/you to these butcher shops, what's really happening is you are forced to have to go to these butcher's that will perform unnecessary surgical procedures on you so they can make money off you. And as I stated, if you refuse. You lose your medications and for something much more. It took years for my doctors to find a formula that worked for me. I was doing so well on the medications.My quality of life was good. Then, Because of the new laws. My General practitioner was no longer able to write me the medications I had been on for years and doing well with. So I had to be sent to pain management. And so instead of these doctors leaving well enough alone. I was told i needed two procedures. Now, I am in more pain than ever. They made me worse. My quality of life in the past. I walked in doing fine. I walked out in pain.
This place is a joke! I had the displeasure of seeing nurse practioner Patricia springer. I was sent to her for Tramadol for my fibromyalgia. I made it clear I didn't want to move up the ladder on any higher pain meds. She was incompetent in knowledge of medicine as well as treatment. She wanted to switch my anti depressant to Lyrics. I informed her I had a psychiatrist to write that type of med out. Well turns out Lyrica isn't an anti depressant! When I asked her about injections she told me she didn't know if they would help. Well guess what?! I have an amazing Dr now who gave me injections in my trigger points and I am back to being me! Whats sad is if she knew her stuff I could've been myself a long time ago. I wouldn't recommend her to anyone. I am no longer in any pain management! Stay away from her!!!
This was my first time going to pain management and I was clueless and nervous on pretty much everything. But from the time I walked in until the time I walked out, they treated me with up most respect! I am so pleased with my doctor (Dr.Smalley) the they scheduled me with. He explained everything to my understanding and made me feel like he was concerned of my situation. I will definitely be going back and am happy I found such a great doctor.
The worst medical practice I have experienced in my 64 yrs. When you enter the exam area you are immediately made aware you are considered a drug addict that just doesn't matter. The PA is superior to you. He knows all, you know nothing. Was there 31/2 hrs. Then YELLED at by a nurse when I said I was hurting and needed to go. I walked out, no RX, no next appt. Stay as far away from them as possible.
I loved Dr Kaplan her nurse not very friendly. The nurse that takes vitals very friendly I got dismissed don't know y. I keep appts,filled prescription on time I have no meds and in pain very upset because I have no one that can the can help.
*BAD PRACTICE* I have been seeing Bill Wilson for more then 6 months, every month I'm there because he can't figure out why I'm in pain. The first 3 he spent telling me he hadn't got my mri results, so I took them to him, he then told me that he didn't know why but the request for my mri was never sent. I have 4 bulges disks in my spine another blown in 2 directions at the syatic nerve, his answer is they are doing all they can which is nothing more than my primary was doing just costing me more. Due to other health problems I'm not a good candidate for surgery nor will my cardiologist go along with it unless it's a last resort and I have explained this to him yet every visit he has taken more time to discuss surgery then other options. I have stopped going there and have left several messages wanting to cancel my appointment and they will not cancel it. They get to charge me if I don't get it cancelled yet they won't cancel it although I have asked for it to be cancelled
This is the worst doctors office I have EVER been to. "Dr" Karyn Wilson is rude, condescending and uncaring. She does not take time to listen to anyone! I have never had such a bad experience with a doctor before. I, however, did not have a bad experience with the staff like the others. My bad experience came directly from the 'dr' herself. She does not appear to have any warm blood running through her veins. Do yourself a favor and go somewhere els
My daughter went there and saw the Karyn Wilson, who has no sympathy, was very rude, and not very familiar with MRI report findings. She gave her 4 pain patches for pain for a month. The first one fell off with just a little shower water hitting it, the second the same. Called her to see if she could do anything else, and she said not until the next visit. I took my daughter to the ER they gave her enough medicine until next visit. Everything was ok for 2 months, then all of the sudden she accuses very rudely, and hurtful that we had abused the system. I went and got her a report from the pharmacy that clearly states what my daughter had taken. She was made aware through her nurse about this. We never got a I am sorry or anything. That is fine, as we have found help else where. If you want to have a very rude staff, from reception, nurses, kayon, and scheduling this is the place to go. I would not send my Dog with a broke leg to this hell hole. My family and I have never took pain pills in our life and to be treated so terrible was horrible. It made my daughter and I cry like no one cares. So if you want the worst PA in Chattanooga you are in luck.