Rheumatology Consultants

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  • 4707 Papermill Dr Ste 200

    Knoxville, TN 37909

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  • 865-602-7983

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I hesitated before writing this, because I had a very negative experience here. However, if it saves someone else the pain, it's worth it.

I was in terrible pain and was very excited to get an appointment with a rheumatologist. My doctor had been urging me to see someone, and it can be hard to get in to some places. I was very hopeful I would finally get a diagnosis. I wanted to know why I was hurting every day.

I was trying to be helpful and wrote a medical history and gave it to the doctor when I walked in. I told him to just disregard whatever wasn't relevant. BIG MISTAKE!! He typed me as a hypochondriac right away. He admitted I had bursitis and gave me two cortisone shots, but didn't discuss the bursitis at all. Just said "You have bursitis and do you want a shot." Kind of like: take it or leave it---I was a kook anyway and what did it matter?
I told him I didn't feel good and he just said there was nothing wrong with me. After a ten minute exam. I ended up crying and left in tears. No doctor has ever made me feel so bad about myself.

This becomes important because I shied away from all doctors for years. But I finally discovered what was wrong with me the day I saw this doctor. I have since been diagnosed with Rhuematoid Arthritis and Sjogren's Syndrome. I had a bulging disc that eventually ruptured into my spine and demanded next-day surgery to stop nerve damage. I had interstistial cystitis along with the bursitis.
This doctor made a snap decision that I was a hypochondriac and caused me years of pain and shame.

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I hesitated before writing this, because I had a very negative experience here. However, if it saves someone else the pain, it's worth it.

I was in terrible pain and was very excited to get an appointment with a rheumatologist. My doctor had been urging me to see someone, and it can be hard to get in to some places. I was very hopeful I would finally get a diagnosis. I wanted to know why I was hurting every day.

I was trying to be helpful and wrote a medical history and gave it to the doctor when I walked in. I told him to just disregard whatever wasn't relevant. BIG MISTAKE!! He typed me as a hypochondriac right away. He admitted I had bursitis and gave me two cortisone shots, but didn't discuss the bursitis at all. Just said "You have bursitis and do you want a shot." Kind of like: take it or leave it---I was a kook anyway and what did it matter?
I told him I didn't feel good and he just said there was nothing wrong with me. After a ten minute exam. I ended up crying and left in tears. No doctor has ever made me feel so bad about myself.

This becomes important because I shied away from all doctors for years. But I finally discovered what was wrong with me the day I saw this doctor. I have since been diagnosed with Rhuematoid Arthritis and Sjogren's Syndrome. I had a bulging disc that eventually ruptured into my spine and demanded next-day surgery to stop nerve damage. I had interstistial cystitis along with the bursitis.
This doctor made a snap decision that I was a hypochondriac and caused me years of pain and shame.

Pros: good location

Cons: doctor

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i understand different people see drs differernt ways ,but i have nothing to say except that rheumatology counsultants have done everything they could to help me . everything from labs,xrays and return vivits have also been pleaseant . sorry for your experience but i like this group

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i understand different people see drs differernt ways ,but i have nothing to say except that rheumatology counsultants have done everything they could to help me . everything from labs,xrays and return vivits have also been pleaseant . sorry for your experience but i like this group

Pros: very polite and caring

Cons: 1 bathroom for all pts

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I waited three months and saved my 350 dollars as I do not have insurance. I have been in pain since January 2008. When I met Dr. Misischia I had hope. I was told I don't "look" like I have anything he could help with and the 350 dollars doesn't even pay his electric bill, but he would run some test. He seemed very discoraged to have to see me without insurance. My first test I was told came back with my muscle enezymes elevated, I ask what that could mean, no one knew. I was given a perscription that I was afraid to take because of a previous allergic reaction, so the Dr gave me a central nervous system muscle relaxer. I took it every six hours as prescribed until I called to see if I could also take asprin. I was told no. It was making me comfortabe except for my hands. Then I was told I wasn't supposed to take it around the clock. I went back to my family Dr because my next appt wasn't for 3 more months and without taking the medicine I am still in a considerable amount of pain. He ran a second set of the same test to compare to the first. He hoped that the muscle relaxer would have lowered my muscle enzymes. I wes told the results were higher and they would fax the results to Misischias office. On the phone Misischia says all my test are normal what do I want? The other doctor ran the test, he ought to be the one to deal with it. He said they didn't know what they were doing. He said he will call me in another script for the muscle relaxers, I told him I still have them, I was told not to take them around the clock. In six hours after feeling better it is extremely depressing to have the pain again. I told him I need a doctor that cared and he was not the man for me. I will not see him again. I hurt, I need help, I need a doctor with compassion who cares.

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I waited three months and saved my 350 dollars as I do not have insurance. I have been in pain since January 2008. When I met Dr. Misischia I had hope. I was told I don't "look" like I have anything he could help with and the 350 dollars doesn't even pay his electric bill, but he would run some test. He seemed very discoraged to have to see me without insurance. My first test I was told came back with my muscle enezymes elevated, I ask what that could mean, no one knew. I was given a perscription that I was afraid to take because of a previous allergic reaction, so the Dr gave me a central nervous system muscle relaxer. I took it every six hours as prescribed until I called to see if I could also take asprin. I was told no. It was making me comfortabe except for my hands. Then I was told I wasn't supposed to take it around the clock. I went back to my family Dr because my next appt wasn't for 3 more months and without taking the medicine I am still in a considerable amount of pain. He ran a second set of the same test to compare to the first. He hoped that the muscle relaxer would have lowered my muscle enzymes. I wes told the results were higher and they would fax the results to Misischias office. On the phone Misischia says all my test are normal what do I want? The other doctor ran the test, he ought to be the one to deal with it. He said they didn't know what they were doing. He said he will call me in another script for the muscle relaxers, I told him I still have them, I was told not to take them around the clock. In six hours after feeling better it is extremely depressing to have the pain again. I told him I need a doctor that cared and he was not the man for me. I will not see him again. I hurt, I need help, I need a doctor with compassion who cares.

Pros: nice staff, comfortable waiting room

Cons: I recieved no help at this office, the doctor seemed highly aggitated that I wanted help.

 

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