If you are in pain, as is usually the case with pre-surgical conditions, DO NOT SEE JAMES RASMUSSEN. This is one of "those doctors" that doesn't believe in issuing prescriptions for narcotics. He will do so, but ONLY AFTER surgery and ONLY for a weak dosage. I had a bone fragment to come up, press on a nerve and start to poke out of my gum. It was a progressive thing: it got worse with time and the pain escalated as well. I'll take this chance to mention that this condition was something that was caused by the tooth extraction that Dr. Rasmussen also had performed a year prior. This was an extremely painful condition and he refused to treat me for pain. Instead, I got the blues from his assistants and from his own lips about people abusing his good nature and he just can't take chances anymore. (I was in such pain and in need of medical attention, it didn't even occur to me that if this surgeon has had legal troubles, maybe I should go elsewhere). So, this means that honest patients who legitimately need pain medication will just have to suffer because of whatever bad judgements or negligible characters he's been involved with in the past. This is beyond ridiculous. It's cruel. Personally, I'll NEVER go back there. ANY doctor worth a hot steaming pile knows--you treat the whole patient and not just the wound.
Posted: 9/19/2009 • Link to this review