Enjoying life again...
I had suffered with excruciating migraines for several years and had exhausted most of my options. Dr. Chien listened to my concerns, thoroughly explained my options and was progressive in his approach. I have been migraine free for 15 months and very happy with my treatment plan. I am so very happy to have met Dr. Chien. He literally gave back my life.
Great cancer pain doctor
I've been seeing Dr. Lisa Jo Stearns for about 6 months now and have never felt in better hands. Dr. Stearns and her staff are experts at treating cancer pain. The practice is exclusively geared to treat the special needs of cancer patients.
pain specialist short on inter-personal comm.
Most of the staff, as well as Dr. Ruskin, seemed untrusting and cold. He appears highly skilled, and certainly has good qualifications, but he doesn't listen. And when my insurance company refused to allow a procedure he favored, even after appeals, Dr. Ruskin wouldn't do ANY procedure (although he did arrange for his staff, and later, my primary care physician, to write prescriptions for pain meds). I was left with the impression I was supposed to pay cash for the procedure he wanted to do (which is completely out of the question). I just never felt any kind of connection with this doctor.
Met him once
He was my husbands anesthesiologist for a procedure he had done and he was very comforting. He explained more than the doctor did about what was going to happen and he felt very trustworthy and highly experienced, without the erogance.