2301 Connecticut Ave S, Sartell, MN 56377
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Interventional Pain and Physical Medicine Clinic
Interventional Pain & Physical Medicine Clinic
IPPMC Interventional Pain & Physical Medicine Clinic
Specialties: Injuries, Physical Medicine, Aches & Pains, Oncology, Back Problems, Physical Therapy, Cancer, Physical Rehabilitation, Anesthesia, Physiotherapy, Spinal Conditions, Anesthesiology, Injections, Malignancies
Services: Medical Services
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I read some of the bad reviews and being a patient of IPPMC I thought it would be better to put my opinion towards IPPMC and Dr. K. I have been treated with dignity and honor. Dr. K was the person who has treated me and made my life a lot better. He knows his stuff. I was recommended by colleague to visit Dr. K. After his strong recommendation, I came to IPPMC to treatment. After consulting with Dr. K, my whole life has changed a lot. I don't have to depend on my family members for daily activities. In the medical business, it is tough to make everybody satisfied. During my visit, I used to talk with other patients with different pain problems and they only praised Dr. K for his excellent treatment and behavior. Even the staffs are very helpful. IPPMC is a great facility. I would definitely recommend all patients in pain to visit Dr. K and feel the change.
I was in pain for 15 years. I have gone to different doctors and told there was nothing wrong or anything they could do. I was taking up to 16 Vicodin a day to cover my pain and it was not helping. I came to IPPMC. Since I have been here I have been much pain free.I have been able to do things that I have not done that in five years. I would recommend anyone to come here.
I feel pain free for the first time in six years, unbelievable. My body feels light, I am not under stress, my blood pressure is 129/84. I do not need those strong pain medications like OxyContin and Percocet. I am able to sleep through the night for eight hours for the first time in years. My attitude has improved and I am able to function at a normal level and it is also better for my children because I am not irritated and distracted with pain.
My wife & I agree with all of the negative reviews & experiences with DR. K. I went there 2 months ago for pain in my thoracic area just below a 3 level neck fusion. We met with him for 1 hour and at least 50 minutes of my time was spent listening to him bash the Centra Care Hospital System. Along with many of its Doctors for not referring patients to his clinic. He also tore down most of the pain clinics in MN. He told us of being recognized in the top 17 pain clinics in 11 Countries an amazing feat. While not even making the top 10 in MN from the listings I could find. DR K ordered 2 MRI's of my 2 level low back fusion & thoracic area. I was seeing him for neck and thoracic pain not low back. He doesn't hesitate to do MRI's along with billing extravagantly for them. He decided to do an injection into my thoracic area, his nurse had trouble getting the IV going after 4 pokes she got it started. I had blood running down my arm from the other poke sites and it was still there when I left the office. After the procedure a nurse handed me his plan of action. This was insane it reminded of getting new tires and the service writer hands you the paper claiming your car has tons of other problems that need attention ASAP. I spent 2 weeks on the couch following the injection with no improvement it was much worse than before I went in. I ended up with referrals to my neurosurgeon & a pain clinic I have been to in the past from my Doctor. IPPMC did zero after procedure calls to follow up I sure wish they had. To add more pain to my ordeal I was billed $7,500.00 for my 1 and only visit. My wife had gone there also and had 11 injections within a 3 month period for low back & hip pain with zero results. My wife went to the other referred local pain clinic just down the street. She finally had immediate positive results from 1 visit and commented on the Professional atmosphere she experienced there. I could have gone down to the local pub, tipped a dart with a steroid. Then handed the dart to a patron and had him toss it at my thoracic area the outcome couldn't have been any worse. Please read other reviews on other review sites, there are many and if you decide to proceed ask for an estimate to avoid a massive unexpected bill. I have found that many of the glowing 5 star reviews are from anonymous posts. Along with a review page where positive posts were removed due to duplicates from the same address. Just check his rating with the Better Business Bureau!
08/02/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I have been in 23 major motorcycle accidents. I have had four major spine surgeries with hardware and screws placed. Eventually all of my hardware was removed. I have had pain since I was 18 years old. I was to the point that I could barely walk, yet alone work. But I had to work. Despite the pain. I have been treated at the University of Massachusetts, Merrimack, New Hampshire Pain Clinic, MAPS Pain Clinic and different family practitioners. I am now currently being treated at Interventional Pain and Physical Medicine Clinic. Of all the places I have been, seeking pain management, this is the only place that has given me any relief. I have received 60% improvement in my pain to date. This has allowed me to improve my ability to walk and work. I currently work three jobs. My wife states that I am walking much better!
07/22/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I would like to express my sincere gratitude for working me into your schedule. On that day I could not get out of bed without rolling onto my knees and working my way up. What you did for me was a miracle and I am back on my feet! I also appreciate your humble, straight-forward, human attitude. It makes for much easier communication. Thank you!
07/20/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I have been dealing with chronic TMJ for over ten years. I have seen multiple doctors and have received multiple treatments. My pain had progressed to a point of wanting to seek help at Mayo Clinic since I was unable to function normally. I had also begun developing back pain. Because of my pain I could not take walks like I used to and I had head symptoms that were affecting my daily function because of my jaw pain. Dr. Kowalkowski at IPPMC was my last stop before heading to Mayo Clinic. After just one month at IPPMC I have 80-90% improvement in my pain symptoms. I have worked with IPPMC physical therapy and their lumbar MedX program, as well as having Dr. Kowalkowski performed interventional treatments to my jaw and back. IPPMC has been a very positive experience.
07/18/2011Provided by Citysearch -
I presented to IPPMC after undergoing extensive workups for right-side pain, in which I developed after a breast reconstruction in 2007. I underwent 28 sessions of radiation therapy. After the surgery I developed intense pain that affected my life on every level. My life consisted of basically coming home from work and going to bed because of the pain. I was referred to IPPMC by my primary care provider and I can now say that after receiving cryotherapy that my pain is 100% improved. I am back to my normal activity level. I feel like human being again!