Ashok Jayaram, MD

★★☆☆☆
  • 9155 South West Barnes Road

    Portland, OR 97225

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  • 503-292-7005

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My husband and I were referred to Pain Management Consultants by our regular doctor after a car accident. The insurance company would not allow us to see the same doctor so I got Dr. Jayaram and my husband got Dr. Kaur.

Dr. Kaur can't keep patients straight. On one recent appointment she spoke to him as if he was a new patient, and when we were confused and reminded her that he had been there before she told us in a very snotty tone that she was _sure_ that he was a new patient.

She told us that her clinic does not treat "acute" pain instances so if something happened and the pain increased dramatically, she wanted him to see another doctor, take whatever was prescribed, then report it to her and make an appointment to see her.

This was backed up when my husband's sciatica got so bad that he was bed ridden. I called and tried to make an appointment. The office staff told me that because it was an "acute instance" that my husband should see his regular doctor. His regular doctor doesn't like to do paperwork and apparently, when auto-insurance is paying the bills, there is a lot of paperwork so she had already transfered the entire case over to Pain Management and would not see him for anything resulting from the accident.

I called Pain Management back and told them that his regular doctor wouldn't see him and the staff there told me to take my husband to the emergency room. We were, of course, treated like drug seekers despite very clearly stating that we were NOT looking for pain medication, but instead he needed something to relax the spasmed muscles enough to release the sciatic nerve. They gave him a very low dose of a muscle relaxer which lasted all of one week and did not help in the slightest.

I called Pain Management again and was told, again, that it was still "acute" and they would not see him. So I found an osteopath who was taking new patients. That doctor prescribed Percocet for breakthrough pain to take the "acute" out of the situation so he could go back to the pain clinic.

We hadn't gotten the prescription filled yet when my husband called to report the new medication to Pain Management and set up a follow appointment. When he told them that he'd been given a prescription for Percocet they _completely_ freaked out and when he went in today to pick up his normal prescription with them, they refused to give it to him unless he handed over the one he got from the other doctor. He did so and they were very rude.

After all of this mess, I received a call from Dr. Kaur's assistant. She listened to me explain the "acute" business and how I'd called many times and what I'd been told. When I was done she told me that there were no records of those calls and did I have the names of the people I spoke with. Of course I'd been an idiot and not written the names down. Then she told me that no one in their office would ever have said the things I reported to her and that Dr. Kaur was passing the entire case back to our original doctor and refused to see my husband anymore because he'd gone and gotten a prescription from someone else, _exactly like she said he could as long as he reported it to her which he did_!!!

I know this is long and involved but you need to understand, before you set foot in that snakes office, what you're in for.

She doesn't give patients any respect and those of us to dare to do our own research and question her methods are treated even worse.

She will treat you like a drug seeker then prescribe you large amounts of morphine. My husband went from nothing to 80mg of morphine twice a day! It made him so sick he could barely function! He's now down to 15mg 3x's a day and doing much better but we had to fight her tooth and nail to get her to reduce it because of course, she knew better.

If you're looking for a compassionate and wise doctor who will listen to your concerns and give them thought, Dr. Navnit Kaur-Jayaram is NOT a doctor that you'll want.

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My husband and I were referred to Pain Management Consultants by our regular doctor after a car accident. The insurance company would not allow us to see the same doctor so I got Dr. Jayaram and my husband got Dr. Kaur.

Dr. Kaur can't keep patients straight. On one recent appointment she spoke to him as if he was a new patient, and when we were confused and reminded her that he had been there before she told us in a very snotty tone that she was _sure_ that he was a new patient.

She told us that her clinic does not treat "acute" pain instances so if something happened and the pain increased dramatically, she wanted him to see another doctor, take whatever was prescribed, then report it to her and make an appointment to see her.

This was backed up when my husband's sciatica got so bad that he was bed ridden. I called and tried to make an appointment. The office staff told me that because it was an "acute instance" that my husband should see his regular doctor. His regular doctor doesn't like to do paperwork and apparently, when auto-insurance is paying the bills, there is a lot of paperwork so she had already transfered the entire case over to Pain Management and would not see him for anything resulting from the accident.

I called Pain Management back and told them that his regular doctor wouldn't see him and the staff there told me to take my husband to the emergency room. We were, of course, treated like drug seekers despite very clearly stating that we were NOT looking for pain medication, but instead he needed something to relax the spasmed muscles enough to release the sciatic nerve. They gave him a very low dose of a muscle relaxer which lasted all of one week and did not help in the slightest.

I called Pain Management again and was told, again, that it was still "acute" and they would not see him. So I found an osteopath who was taking new patients. That doctor prescribed Percocet for breakthrough pain to take the "acute" out of the situation so he could go back to the pain clinic.

We hadn't gotten the prescription filled yet when my husband called to report the new medication to Pain Management and set up a follow appointment. When he told them that he'd been given a prescription for Percocet they _completely_ freaked out and when he went in today to pick up his normal prescription with them, they refused to give it to him unless he handed over the one he got from the other doctor. He did so and they were very rude.

After all of this mess, I received a call from Dr. Kaur's assistant. She listened to me explain the "acute" business and how I'd called many times and what I'd been told. When I was done she told me that there were no records of those calls and did I have the names of the people I spoke with. Of course I'd been an idiot and not written the names down. Then she told me that no one in their office would ever have said the things I reported to her and that Dr. Kaur was passing the entire case back to our original doctor and refused to see my husband anymore because he'd gone and gotten a prescription from someone else, _exactly like she said he could as long as he reported it to her which he did_!!!

I know this is long and involved but you need to understand, before you set foot in that snakes office, what you're in for.

She doesn't give patients any respect and those of us to dare to do our own research and question her methods are treated even worse.

She will treat you like a drug seeker then prescribe you large amounts of morphine. My husband went from nothing to 80mg of morphine twice a day! It made him so sick he could barely function! He's now down to 15mg 3x's a day and doing much better but we had to fight her tooth and nail to get her to reduce it because of course, she knew better.

If you're looking for a compassionate and wise doctor who will listen to your concerns and give them thought, Dr. Navnit Kaur-Jayaram is NOT a doctor that you'll want.

Pros: None

Cons: Doesn't listen, cold, rude, condescending, and more.

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I am not sure what the previous reviewer is talking about. Did they even go to this pain clinic? I found Dr. Jayaram and his entire staff very sympathetic and empathetic.

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★★★★★

I am not sure what the previous reviewer is talking about. Did they even go to this pain clinic? I found Dr. Jayaram and his entire staff very sympathetic and empathetic.

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When I raised a concern related to my treatment that I read (and presented) from the prestigious and respected publication, JAMA, the Nurse Practioner responded, "Jama, shwama, bama. That's not how we see it in this clinic!"

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★☆☆☆☆

When I raised a concern related to my treatment that I read (and presented) from the prestigious and respected publication, JAMA, the Nurse Practioner responded, "Jama, shwama, bama. That's not how we see it in this clinic!"

 

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