Dec. 2012 - As an amputee, went to Shepherd's Seating Clinic a year ago with a good outcome. Then went to the Driving Clinic for hand controls - end result, no hand controls and then found out nine months later while shopping for cheaper car insurance that my driver's license was revoked as a result of going to the Driving Clinic. Now can't drive to a job (so am unemployed), church, grocery store, airport, vacation, etc. Being single with no family in my state, I had been very pro-active and self-sufficient. Shepherd threw me into a dark box and taped the lid shut. Never felt so isolated! Still crying.
Posted: 12/26/2012 • Link to this review
Through the Grace of God and good doctors at Shepherd Center, I am now writing this review. In 1995, I suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury and was in a come for one month in Columbus. My family learned of Shepherd Center and I was transferred and spend over 3 month there. Space in this block will not permit me to express the greatness of this hospital. Georgia, our area, nation and world are blessed to have such a place. Thanks Mulkey McMichael-Buena Vista, Georgia
Posted: 7/14/2010 • Link to this review
I have MS and have used Sheppard for approx 4 yrs. About 2 mos ago, I woke up at 5:00am, coudn't walk,crawl,nauses,and throwing up. My husband called my primary doctor for help. He returned our call with 1 hr and said to call my neurogist. My husband called my doctor at Sheppard around 9:00am. His nurse called back approx 3 hrs later. My husband told the nurse that it had been hours since I woke up with my problems. Could they at least call in a prescription for nausa while we were waiting to hear from my dr. He said he understood and would get back with us ASAP. After waiting 2 hrs my husband called back but only got the answering machine, he left a message. He called 2 more times, even telling the switch board that he needed to talk to a human being, but only got the answering machine. At 4:45pm,an after hours dr called us and said we needed to call an ambulance that I was having a stroke. Approx 5 min later my dr's nurse called and said my dr said I was having a stroke and to call am ambulance to take me to the emergency room. I had no choice at this late time but to call the ambulance. I was seen by the emergency room doctor 4 1/2 hrs later. Finally, after 17 1/2 hrs I got medical care. And I was not having a stroke. If I had been, can you image what shape I would be in by the time my Sheppard dr got back with me. We wrote him a letter and my husband hand delivered it to his office at Sheppard. We never heard back from him.
Posted: 6/24/2008 • Last edited: 10/20/2008 • Link to this review
The Shepherd Center is NOT someplace we dream of visiting--or even think about in normal times. But when one is forced by trauma or disease to BE THERE, it really is a "dream come true." Atlantans are fortunate to reside in close proximity to such a place; others should seriously consider making the CHOICE to be there when circumstances force you to choose. I cannot believe nobody has offered a "review" on this page since 2005-- consider this page updated!! JSJ, Atlanta.
Posted: 6/21/2008 • Link to this review
I spent a month here as an inpatient and it was the best hospital stay I ever had. They treat very serious, painful, and scary injuries. The staff is very well trained and very kind and positive.
Posted: 1/14/2006 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
Shepherd is THE place to go if you have a spinal cord or tramatic brain injury. The staff is very friendly and their enthusiasm boils over to the patients. We are so lucky to have one of the top rehab centers in the country located in our back yard.
Posted: 11/11/2005 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
The Shepherd Center is known world wide for being the center of spinal injury innovation. Anyone who faces such a debilitating issue can find help at the Shepherd Center. I would recommend to anyone in the situation.
Posted: 11/06/2005 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review