Rating Feedback for Dr. Parker (1397388)

The rating:
'Dr. Parker DOES know what he is doing when it comes to spine surgery. He'll be the first to tell you that. He had my low back pain fixed, and for the first time in 23 years, my sciatica was gone! 6 months post-op I had an accident at home and reinjured my back. Low back pain and sciatica had returned, but were different than before. He said he didn't see anything on my MRI and upon my written request, offered the second opinion of another doctor within his practice, but not before confering with that doctor first, rather than allowing that doctor to form his own opinion. We call that a "breach of ethics" in my line of work. I had a lengthy discussion with the doctor to whom Dr. Parker referred me, and he assured me that what Dr. Parker said went in one ear and out the other. I was ultimately offered ALIF at L4/L5, which I have opted not to have done at this time. Dr. Parker is good at his job, but he is VERY judgemental and hubristic. I would advise caution when working with him.'
I was unaware that they were the only practice with spine surgeons in town...