In my opinion, Dr. Rossi needs to re-evaluate what values and feelings brought her into medicine all those years ago. In my experiences with her, she is not my (the patient) advocate. The last few times I have been there I felt as though I was fighting with her more than working with her. She appears to not believe I am in extreme pain. Every time I have went to her I have felt like I am inconveniencing her and wasting her time. On our last encounter she abruptly ended a phone conversation. Granted I was being a total pill, but I was in a LOT of pain and was begging for her to help me. On the same phone call she refused pain meds, stating they are addicting. BTW, I didn't ask her for narcotics. I asked for RX NSAIDS. She refused my requests for further tests, scans or MRI's or a referral. The option she gave me was to come back to her office for a third time. I declined her offer. After that phone call, I felt she blew off my pain for the last time and I had given her every opportunity to help me. I went to another doctor for a second opinion after a night of agonizing pain. I won't go into my medical history but I found someone to take me seriously. I may have serious form of arthritis called ankylosing spondylitis. I am being tested for it and waiting the results. I hope not but at least another doctor is trying and caring and a patient can't ask for more than that.
Posted: 1/07/2012 • Last edited: 1/08/2012 • Link to this review