Marcia E. Elfenbaum, MD

★★★★☆
Marcia E. Elfenbaum, MD is board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
32.821 -117.183
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858-514-4116

4282 Genesee Avenue

San Diego, CA

92117

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About Marcia E. Elfenbaum, MD

Categories
  • Physical Medicine Specialists
Board Certified
Yes
Gender
Female
Clean Record
Yes
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Never have I been treated so poorly by a doctor. I came to her in hopes of finding alternative therapies outside of pills. She was condescending and lacked any compassion. I was in such pain that never once did she try other methods of relief other then pain killers. Feeding me nothing but pain killers, then abruptly terminating my contract for what..I never knew, only that a few months later found to have rheumatoid arthritis on top of a failed back surgery. Later I found others who had been through her hell and vowed to spread the word. She is evil.

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Never have I been treated so poorly by a doctor. I came to her in hopes of finding alternative therapies outside of pills. She was condescending and lacked any compassion. I was in such pain that never once did she try other methods of relief other then pain killers. Feeding me nothing but pain killers, then abruptly terminating my contract for what..I never knew, only that a few months later found to have rheumatoid arthritis on top of a failed back surgery. Later I found others who had been through her hell and vowed to spread the word. She is evil.

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This doctor took a lot of time discussing my questionaire and gave me a brief physical. However, she was condescending, said my pain level was exagerated, said she had no clue what I had and to go to a neurologist to rule out MS even though I didn't have any of the symptoms and to rule out psycological pain. She questioned why I was using a medication I had been on for years and inappropriately thought it was for anxiety even though it was being used off label for another condition. I thought my visit was a waste of time and was very discouraged that she didn't have any suggestions on exercise since she is a physical medicine doctor.

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★★☆☆☆

This doctor took a lot of time discussing my questionaire and gave me a brief physical. However, she was condescending, said my pain level was exagerated, said she had no clue what I had and to go to a neurologist to rule out MS even though I didn't have any of the symptoms and to rule out psycological pain. She questioned why I was using a medication I had been on for years and inappropriately thought it was for anxiety even though it was being used off label for another condition. I thought my visit was a waste of time and was very discouraged that she didn't have any suggestions on exercise since she is a physical medicine doctor.

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Dr. Elfenbaum really understands and knows how to help pain patients. She explained very clearly what pain is and how to manage it and the concerns she had for my pain and how it has affected all of my life. She really wanted to help find out the cause while making me comfortable with all of my questions and concerns about medications, my pain causes, and depression from pain and having to live this way the rest of my life. I never thought that I would be able to return to work or have a normal life again, but she helped me see that it was possible. I am so grateful for everything she has done for my life and so is my family.

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★★★★★

Dr. Elfenbaum really understands and knows how to help pain patients. She explained very clearly what pain is and how to manage it and the concerns she had for my pain and how it has affected all of my life. She really wanted to help find out the cause while making me comfortable with all of my questions and concerns about medications, my pain causes, and depression from pain and having to live this way the rest of my life. I never thought that I would be able to return to work or have a normal life again, but she helped me see that it was possible. I am so grateful for everything she has done for my life and so is my family.

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Dr Elfenbaum has given me most of my life back. She is a kind & caring doctor, but a very assertive patient advocate. Dr. Elfenbaum allows you to participate and make decisions in your rehabilitation program. This allows you to understand your goals and define where you are at in the program. In my opinion Dr. Elfenbaum is a world class doctor and I can't tell you in this small space how much she has helped me. I am truely bless to be one of Dr Elfenbaum patients and would recommend her to anyone who want a kind, caring, professional doctor who has your health as her priority. If Dr Elfenbaum every reads this all I can say is "Thank-you & you are the best!!!"

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★★★★★

Dr Elfenbaum has given me most of my life back. She is a kind & caring doctor, but a very assertive patient advocate. Dr. Elfenbaum allows you to participate and make decisions in your rehabilitation program. This allows you to understand your goals and define where you are at in the program. In my opinion Dr. Elfenbaum is a world class doctor and I can't tell you in this small space how much she has helped me. I am truely bless to be one of Dr Elfenbaum patients and would recommend her to anyone who want a kind, caring, professional doctor who has your health as her priority. If Dr Elfenbaum every reads this all I can say is "Thank-you & you are the best!!!"

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