Darrell C. Brett, MD

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  • 5050 North East Hoyt Suite 1006

    Portland, OR 97213

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  • 503-253-4000

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I thank Dr. Brett. He is the best neurosurgeon. He helped me through a lot. I had 3 disks in my neck that were out of place and he repaired them and now i feel greater than before. He is a doctor who clearly cares a lot about his patients and hes a humble respectful guy with great mannerisms and i advise anybody with back problems to go to Dr.Brett because you wont regret it. Me and my family thank Dr.Brett because he helped me a lot. Mohammed Al-Shammari

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I thank Dr. Brett. He is the best neurosurgeon. He helped me through a lot. I had 3 disks in my neck that were out of place and he repaired them and now i feel greater than before. He is a doctor who clearly cares a lot about his patients and hes a humble respectful guy with great mannerisms and i advise anybody with back problems to go to Dr.Brett because you wont regret it. Me and my family thank Dr.Brett because he helped me a lot. Mohammed Al-Shammari

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I was very nervous about the idea of back surgery because I'd heard so many negatives from several people ranging from the horrible procedures to very painful recoveries and never ending pain. I decided that I wanted the BEST surgeon available if I was going to proceed with the surgery I so desperately needed. I heard about Dr. Brett from a few of his past patients. They all stated that Dr. Brett knew what he was doing and that they were never concerned about being in good hands. I was told that he wasn't a hugs & touchy surgeon, but I wasn't going in for hugs & touches! I wanted a very experienced surgeon. This is what I found in Dr. Darrell Brett. I was very informed prior to the surgery which really put me at ease. The surgery went very well as expected without a hitch. My recovery has also gone as expected. It's been just over 3 months since my surgery and I am feeling pretty good. I still have some pain that comes from my own over action, ie. doing things I shouldn't be doing yet. The pre-surgery pain and numbness that in my legs no longer exist. I was also very happy with Dr. Brett's staff at NW Spine Surgery. They were always very helpful and kind. I was always assisted quickly when I called and when I came into the office for help or appointments. I'd refer others to Dr. Brett without hesitation. Thank you Dr. Brett for all you did to help me!

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I was very nervous about the idea of back surgery because I'd heard so many negatives from several people ranging from the horrible procedures to very painful recoveries and never ending pain. I decided that I wanted the BEST surgeon available if I was going to proceed with the surgery I so desperately needed. I heard about Dr. Brett from a few of his past patients. They all stated that Dr. Brett knew what he was doing and that they were never concerned about being in good hands. I was told that he wasn't a hugs & touchy surgeon, but I wasn't going in for hugs & touches! I wanted a very experienced surgeon. This is what I found in Dr. Darrell Brett. I was very informed prior to the surgery which really put me at ease. The surgery went very well as expected without a hitch. My recovery has also gone as expected. It's been just over 3 months since my surgery and I am feeling pretty good. I still have some pain that comes from my own over action, ie. doing things I shouldn't be doing yet. The pre-surgery pain and numbness that in my legs no longer exist. I was also very happy with Dr. Brett's staff at NW Spine Surgery. They were always very helpful and kind. I was always assisted quickly when I called and when I came into the office for help or appointments. I'd refer others to Dr. Brett without hesitation. Thank you Dr. Brett for all you did to help me!

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I love how nice and friendly he was at every visit. He really took my case serious and wasn't blowing me off like some other Doctor's do. He is very professionally mannered. I would recommend him strongly, He really cared and took care of me. I want to thank you Dr. Brett!

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I love how nice and friendly he was at every visit. He really took my case serious and wasn't blowing me off like some other Doctor's do. He is very professionally mannered. I would recommend him strongly, He really cared and took care of me. I want to thank you Dr. Brett!

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Great visit. Dr. Brett showed me the MRI and x-ray pictures and explained to me what was happening in a language that I could understand....Very informative. I would recommend this Dr. to everyone with severe lower back pain or any back problems as far as that goes....

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Great visit. Dr. Brett showed me the MRI and x-ray pictures and explained to me what was happening in a language that I could understand....Very informative. I would recommend this Dr. to everyone with severe lower back pain or any back problems as far as that goes....

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I've struggled with back problems and pain for over 20 years. I went to Dr. Brett a year ago in hopes to get help. He performed a myleogram because of having a stimulator implanted in my back. He diagnosed me with a pinched nerve on the right side but the problems I'd had for years on the left side, he said he couldn't help me. I'd heard this same thing from 2 other doctors. In December, 1 year after my first appointment with him, the pinched nerve had gotten so bad I couldn't stand it any longer so I called him and they worked me in. 1 week after the appointment he performed surgery. Everything went really well except for the pain afterwards. They prescribed a medication that helped reduce the swelling and the pain is gone! No pain whatsoever and I'm moving around so SO much better. I also have wanted to wean off the pain pills since having to take them for years for the pain. I'm almost weaned off! I am so grateful for Dr. Brett and his stall!

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I've struggled with back problems and pain for over 20 years. I went to Dr. Brett a year ago in hopes to get help. He performed a myleogram because of having a stimulator implanted in my back. He diagnosed me with a pinched nerve on the right side but the problems I'd had for years on the left side, he said he couldn't help me. I'd heard this same thing from 2 other doctors. In December, 1 year after my first appointment with him, the pinched nerve had gotten so bad I couldn't stand it any longer so I called him and they worked me in. 1 week after the appointment he performed surgery. Everything went really well except for the pain afterwards. They prescribed a medication that helped reduce the swelling and the pain is gone! No pain whatsoever and I'm moving around so SO much better. I also have wanted to wean off the pain pills since having to take them for years for the pain. I'm almost weaned off! I am so grateful for Dr. Brett and his stall!

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Dr. Brett Office Staff was terrible to deal with in February of 2012. Dr. Brett said he could fix me and showed me what he was going to use. After a very Painfull test where they shot me with Die and took pictures, I went back into to see him and he ultimately told me I was FAT and I misunderstood him when he had stated he could help me with the pain. I am not sure if it was because I had Blue Cross Blue Shield or If because I actually complained about his office staff in their Rudeness and unprofessional conduct. I actually called on several occasions to check if I was approved for tests. They said no word. My insurance told me they had approved it 24hrs prior. Mind you I was 25 pd over weight. But I had 3 collapsed disc and numb, feet, shooting and constant pain down both legs. I had started collapseing when I would try and walk. I have heard wonders about Dr. Brett Capability. But his Bed Side Manner needs some major work. I lost the weight and was still in massive pain. I am so Un Satisfied with Dr. Brett. I have since had surgery from another Surgeon and had immediate relief.

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Dr. Brett Office Staff was terrible to deal with in February of 2012. Dr. Brett said he could fix me and showed me what he was going to use. After a very Painfull test where they shot me with Die and took pictures, I went back into to see him and he ultimately told me I was FAT and I misunderstood him when he had stated he could help me with the pain. I am not sure if it was because I had Blue Cross Blue Shield or If because I actually complained about his office staff in their Rudeness and unprofessional conduct. I actually called on several occasions to check if I was approved for tests. They said no word. My insurance told me they had approved it 24hrs prior. Mind you I was 25 pd over weight. But I had 3 collapsed disc and numb, feet, shooting and constant pain down both legs. I had started collapseing when I would try and walk. I have heard wonders about Dr. Brett Capability. But his Bed Side Manner needs some major work. I lost the weight and was still in massive pain. I am so Un Satisfied with Dr. Brett. I have since had surgery from another Surgeon and had immediate relief.

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Great Doctor. Great Staff. Successful Surgery. I would definately recommend him to my friends and family.

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Great Doctor. Great Staff. Successful Surgery. I would definately recommend him to my friends and family.

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Dr. Brett did wonders for me. Pain in my neck, back, and arm was totally gone after waking from surgery. I would highly recommend him to anyone. I feel like a new man.

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Dr. Brett did wonders for me. Pain in my neck, back, and arm was totally gone after waking from surgery. I would highly recommend him to anyone. I feel like a new man.

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Dr. Brett took care of my father 81 years of age now, just had neck surgery 3 weeks ago and off pain medicine, doing very well.

Thank you,
Wilma Arnet
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Dr. Brett took care of my father 81 years of age now, just had neck surgery 3 weeks ago and off pain medicine, doing very well.

Thank you,
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Dr.Brett is an amazing surgeon. He diagnosed my problem, and realizing the seriousness had me on the operating table within two days. Thank-you for saving my life!

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Dr.Brett is an amazing surgeon. He diagnosed my problem, and realizing the seriousness had me on the operating table within two days. Thank-you for saving my life!

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Dr. Brett has properly diagnosed the cause of my neck, shoulder, arm and hand pain where others could not, saving me an expected surgery. His prescribed therapy relieved my symptoms. Five years ago he repaired one of my lower back discs and I haven??t had a single side effect.
He can be seen expediently and communicates honestly. I have needed his surgical and diagnostic skill twice now in the past five years and I highly recommend him.
In response to reception room wait times, bring a book and remember that we, the neurosurgeon patient, do not have a predictable diagnostic time frame. Dr. Brett may also have emergencies to respond to. He is also seeing you much sooner than you can be seen elsewhere in my experience.

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Dr. Brett has properly diagnosed the cause of my neck, shoulder, arm and hand pain where others could not, saving me an expected surgery. His prescribed therapy relieved my symptoms. Five years ago he repaired one of my lower back discs and I haven??t had a single side effect.
He can be seen expediently and communicates honestly. I have needed his surgical and diagnostic skill twice now in the past five years and I highly recommend him.
In response to reception room wait times, bring a book and remember that we, the neurosurgeon patient, do not have a predictable diagnostic time frame. Dr. Brett may also have emergencies to respond to. He is also seeing you much sooner than you can be seen elsewhere in my experience.

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Dr. Brett and his team did a great job. Immediately after my surgery, I was pain free. I was injured on the job and Workman's Comp wanted to prolong my agony. Dr. Brett advocated for me and thus my surgery was much sooner than Workman's Comp wanted. He didn't allow them to dictate when the surgery was and I am so thankful. I am still recovering and Dr. Brett understands that I need to determine how well I am at any day. He supports my decision to work as long as my energy holds up and then go home for the day to rest. Workman's Comp prefers that I return to work full time. For me, Dr. Brett is the one who cares about me and my well being. Frankly, if you need a back doctor, there should be only one choice: Dr. Brett.

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Dr. Brett and his team did a great job. Immediately after my surgery, I was pain free. I was injured on the job and Workman's Comp wanted to prolong my agony. Dr. Brett advocated for me and thus my surgery was much sooner than Workman's Comp wanted. He didn't allow them to dictate when the surgery was and I am so thankful. I am still recovering and Dr. Brett understands that I need to determine how well I am at any day. He supports my decision to work as long as my energy holds up and then go home for the day to rest. Workman's Comp prefers that I return to work full time. For me, Dr. Brett is the one who cares about me and my well being. Frankly, if you need a back doctor, there should be only one choice: Dr. Brett.

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In 1984 I ruptured the L5-S1 disk in my back, I was 29 years old. Over the course of the following 13 years, I saw every back specialist, neurologist, neurosurgeon, orthopedic surgeon, chiropractor, pain management Dr.s, etc. who would see me and they all said the same thing. You are to young to have your back fused, just learn to live with the pain. The last doctor I saw was an orthopedic back surgeon, who like Dr. Brett, made a lot of money and dressed very well and had a very nice office and drove a beautiful Mercedes. This jerk walked into my room and was reading my reason for the visit and made the comment, "So you are here because of back pain, you just need to learn to live with the pain." I didn't mention that this so called Dr. was 5-10 years younger than I was. He had not examined me, he had not seen any x-rays and in less than 30 seconds made the determination that I "just needed to learn to live with the pain". Now I admit that after many years of being in constant pain, I had become to say the least, ill-tempered and some what short with people. My wife and children avoided me because, as they said, I was always cranky. After this last Doctor's comment I grabbed him by his $100 silk tie and said "how about I come down here each day and punch you in the nose and you learn to live with the pain?" He immediately left the room and I was billed $2500 for his 30 second diagnosis. After that I quit seeing Doctors because I had no faith in them and found no relief. Over the years I lost feeling in both legs and had begun to fall frequently, I would go to move and my feet would not go with me. Dr. Brett is not one of those Dr.s you can just walk into his office and make an appointment, you have to be referred by another Dr. My wife was concerned by my falls and found Dr. Brett, she made me an appointment with another back specialist and after an MRI. he said there was no problem in referring me and had the highest regards for Dr. Brett. I was still very skeptical about seeing another quack, but I went to the appointment. Yes, I had to wait for a considerable time, but when I went into his office he was looking over the MRI images on the light board and without looking away from the image said, " You have two choices, surgery immediately, or put it off for 6 months and spend the rest of your life in a wheelchair". Still skeptical, I asked what the surgery would do for me and with an air of confidence he said could repair the damage and I would be pain free. I cried in his office because he was the first person to offer me relief from my condition. 10 days later I had the surgery, the surgery that was supposed to take only one to one and a half hours and actually turned into over 5 hours of surgery. When I was coherent, Dr Brett met with me and explained that the surgery was longer because he had never seen so much damage and had actually had to reroute the nerve bundles. It took nearly a month and a half for the pain to subside, but I only missed a week of work. I had my surgery the week of Thanksgiving in 1997 and had my life restored and have been virtually pain free for the past 13 years. Granted, Brett is not a shining jewel of personality, but he is one of the top 3 back surgeons in the country. He gained that title by his successes. Of the thousands of surgeries he has performed, it is only human nature that those who have had a negative experience will make the loudest noise, even when Christ healed the 10, only one returned to give thanks. I thank Dr. Brett for allowing me to enjoy life again.

Robert

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In 1984 I ruptured the L5-S1 disk in my back, I was 29 years old. Over the course of the following 13 years, I saw every back specialist, neurologist, neurosurgeon, orthopedic surgeon, chiropractor, pain management Dr.s, etc. who would see me and they all said the same thing. You are to young to have your back fused, just learn to live with the pain. The last doctor I saw was an orthopedic back surgeon, who like Dr. Brett, made a lot of money and dressed very well and had a very nice office and drove a beautiful Mercedes. This jerk walked into my room and was reading my reason for the visit and made the comment, "So you are here because of back pain, you just need to learn to live with the pain." I didn't mention that this so called Dr. was 5-10 years younger than I was. He had not examined me, he had not seen any x-rays and in less than 30 seconds made the determination that I "just needed to learn to live with the pain". Now I admit that after many years of being in constant pain, I had become to say the least, ill-tempered and some what short with people. My wife and children avoided me because, as they said, I was always cranky. After this last Doctor's comment I grabbed him by his $100 silk tie and said "how about I come down here each day and punch you in the nose and you learn to live with the pain?" He immediately left the room and I was billed $2500 for his 30 second diagnosis. After that I quit seeing Doctors because I had no faith in them and found no relief. Over the years I lost feeling in both legs and had begun to fall frequently, I would go to move and my feet would not go with me. Dr. Brett is not one of those Dr.s you can just walk into his office and make an appointment, you have to be referred by another Dr. My wife was concerned by my falls and found Dr. Brett, she made me an appointment with another back specialist and after an MRI. he said there was no problem in referring me and had the highest regards for Dr. Brett. I was still very skeptical about seeing another quack, but I went to the appointment. Yes, I had to wait for a considerable time, but when I went into his office he was looking over the MRI images on the light board and without looking away from the image said, " You have two choices, surgery immediately, or put it off for 6 months and spend the rest of your life in a wheelchair". Still skeptical, I asked what the surgery would do for me and with an air of confidence he said could repair the damage and I would be pain free. I cried in his office because he was the first person to offer me relief from my condition. 10 days later I had the surgery, the surgery that was supposed to take only one to one and a half hours and actually turned into over 5 hours of surgery. When I was coherent, Dr Brett met with me and explained that the surgery was longer because he had never seen so much damage and had actually had to reroute the nerve bundles. It took nearly a month and a half for the pain to subside, but I only missed a week of work. I had my surgery the week of Thanksgiving in 1997 and had my life restored and have been virtually pain free for the past 13 years. Granted, Brett is not a shining jewel of personality, but he is one of the top 3 back surgeons in the country. He gained that title by his successes. Of the thousands of surgeries he has performed, it is only human nature that those who have had a negative experience will make the loudest noise, even when Christ healed the 10, only one returned to give thanks. I thank Dr. Brett for allowing me to enjoy life again.

Robert

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This man is mentally ill and unfit to practice medicine!

parking worker with his car while she was writing him a ticket.

By BRYAN SMITH of The Oregonian staff.

It wasn??t high noon when the highly paid neurosurgeon faced off with the airport park ing worker. It was more like 10 p.m.

But for a few tense minutes on Aug. 31, 1995, their showdown outside the Portland International Airport terminal seemed as dramatic as the Old West. On one side, in his sleek Mercedes-Benz coupe, sat Darrell Brett, 41, a millionaire doc tor from a lucrative Portland practice.

Facing him, ticket pad slung open, stood June Grittman, 51, who earned $11 an hour keeping traffic flowing at the airport.

When it was over, Grittman claimed, Brett had cursed her for telling him to move his car, saying he could ??buy and sell? people like her. Then, she said, he rammed her once, backed up and rammed her again as she stood in front of him to write a $25 ticket.

Brett claimed Grittman was belligerent and said she refused to hand over the ticket and let him be on his way. He hit her by accident, he said, and even then it was only a nudge.

On Tuesday, a Multnomah County jury sided with Grittman, awarding her $1 million in damages after ruling that Brett com mitted civil battery.

As he had throughout the trial, Grittman??s lawyer, Gregory Kafoury, said it was a case of the high and mighty vs. the little people.

??He ignored her. (Then he) told her how fabulously wealthy he was, then he called her every dirty name he had.? ?? Gregory Kafoury, June Grittman??s attorney, in his closing statements

??Some people have too much money in this world,? Kafoury said after the verdict. Brett??s ??just coasting along with a jet-setter??s life and looking down on everybody beneath him? . He needed to be brought down to earth.?

Grittman said outside the courtroom: ??The law is for everybody, regardless of whether they??re doctors or lawyers or whoever.?

Brett declined comment. His lawyers did not say whether they would appeal.

The verdict, delivered after three hours of deliberations, ended a throe-clay trial of packed courtrooms, prompted at least in part by the presence of Court TV.

Several witnesses, mostly airport employees, corroborated Grittman??s version of the incident, which began just before 10 p.m. on the lower level of the airport??s terminal throughway.

According to testimony, Brett stopped his car in a no-parking lane when Grittman approached and asked him to move.
??He ignored her,? Kafoury said in closing arguments. Then he ??told her how fabulously wealthy he was, then he called her every dirty name he had.?

During the trial, witnesses said Brett bragged that he made $3 million a year and told Grittman that if she didn??t get out of the way, he would run over her.

Grittman stood in front of the car writing a ticket. She testified that Brett moved forward with his car and bumped her in the knees. He then backed up a few inches and hit her harder, she said, throwing her onto the car??s hood.

She claimed she suffered knee and lower-back problems and emotional trauma.

The jury awarded her $200,000 for physical and emotional injuries and $800,000 in punitive damages. Under Oregon law, half of the punitive damages will go to the state??s crime victim??s assistance fund.

Brett??s attorney, Austin Crowe Jr., argued that Grittman??s injuries weren??t severe, citing doctor??s examinations and the fact that she returned to work after five weeks.

Brett, whose practice is at 10101 S.E. Main St., testified that he didn??t mean to hit Grittman. He said he accidentally let up on the brakes, and before he knew it, he had inched forward and bumped her.

The suit isn??t the end of Brett??s problems. He also faces a $300,000 lawsuit that contends he made ethnic slurs against a Fred Meyer pharmacist who called for confirmation on a prescription.

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This man is mentally ill and unfit to practice medicine!

parking worker with his car while she was writing him a ticket.

By BRYAN SMITH of The Oregonian staff.

It wasn??t high noon when the highly paid neurosurgeon faced off with the airport park ing worker. It was more like 10 p.m.

But for a few tense minutes on Aug. 31, 1995, their showdown outside the Portland International Airport terminal seemed as dramatic as the Old West. On one side, in his sleek Mercedes-Benz coupe, sat Darrell Brett, 41, a millionaire doc tor from a lucrative Portland practice.

Facing him, ticket pad slung open, stood June Grittman, 51, who earned $11 an hour keeping traffic flowing at the airport.

When it was over, Grittman claimed, Brett had cursed her for telling him to move his car, saying he could ??buy and sell? people like her. Then, she said, he rammed her once, backed up and rammed her again as she stood in front of him to write a $25 ticket.

Brett claimed Grittman was belligerent and said she refused to hand over the ticket and let him be on his way. He hit her by accident, he said, and even then it was only a nudge.

On Tuesday, a Multnomah County jury sided with Grittman, awarding her $1 million in damages after ruling that Brett com mitted civil battery.

As he had throughout the trial, Grittman??s lawyer, Gregory Kafoury, said it was a case of the high and mighty vs. the little people.

??He ignored her. (Then he) told her how fabulously wealthy he was, then he called her every dirty name he had.? ?? Gregory Kafoury, June Grittman??s attorney, in his closing statements

??Some people have too much money in this world,? Kafoury said after the verdict. Brett??s ??just coasting along with a jet-setter??s life and looking down on everybody beneath him? . He needed to be brought down to earth.?

Grittman said outside the courtroom: ??The law is for everybody, regardless of whether they??re doctors or lawyers or whoever.?

Brett declined comment. His lawyers did not say whether they would appeal.

The verdict, delivered after three hours of deliberations, ended a throe-clay trial of packed courtrooms, prompted at least in part by the presence of Court TV.

Several witnesses, mostly airport employees, corroborated Grittman??s version of the incident, which began just before 10 p.m. on the lower level of the airport??s terminal throughway.

According to testimony, Brett stopped his car in a no-parking lane when Grittman approached and asked him to move.
??He ignored her,? Kafoury said in closing arguments. Then he ??told her how fabulously wealthy he was, then he called her every dirty name he had.?

During the trial, witnesses said Brett bragged that he made $3 million a year and told Grittman that if she didn??t get out of the way, he would run over her.

Grittman stood in front of the car writing a ticket. She testified that Brett moved forward with his car and bumped her in the knees. He then backed up a few inches and hit her harder, she said, throwing her onto the car??s hood.

She claimed she suffered knee and lower-back problems and emotional trauma.

The jury awarded her $200,000 for physical and emotional injuries and $800,000 in punitive damages. Under Oregon law, half of the punitive damages will go to the state??s crime victim??s assistance fund.

Brett??s attorney, Austin Crowe Jr., argued that Grittman??s injuries weren??t severe, citing doctor??s examinations and the fact that she returned to work after five weeks.

Brett, whose practice is at 10101 S.E. Main St., testified that he didn??t mean to hit Grittman. He said he accidentally let up on the brakes, and before he knew it, he had inched forward and bumped her.

The suit isn??t the end of Brett??s problems. He also faces a $300,000 lawsuit that contends he made ethnic slurs against a Fred Meyer pharmacist who called for confirmation on a prescription.

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Measure 11 was in effect April 1, l995. Why is it this guy who intentionally runs down a meter maid with his car was not convicted of Assault 2, which by the way carries a manditory 5yr 09 month sentence??? Did he have OJ's lawyer?

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Measure 11 was in effect April 1, l995. Why is it this guy who intentionally runs down a meter maid with his car was not convicted of Assault 2, which by the way carries a manditory 5yr 09 month sentence??? Did he have OJ's lawyer?

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Google "Dr. Darrell Brett parking lot incident" this sums up his personality...then ask yourself if this is the dr you want to see.

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Google "Dr. Darrell Brett parking lot incident" this sums up his personality...then ask yourself if this is the dr you want to see.

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Rudeness indicates a lack of respect for the patient. A doctor who lies to you, changes surgery at the last minute, doesn't answer your questions, ignores the negative outcome of a surgery he pushed on you, and blames the negative outcome on unlikely factors without looking into the reason doesn't deserve a medical license. I'm glad that those of you with good outcomes are happy with this ass. As for me, I could use my arm when I walked into the hospital. I told him in his office that I didn't like the risks associated with the fusion. He agreed to a less risky procedure. He had three weeks to call me and discuss additional findings that indicated the fusion was necessary. I would have gone for a second opinion. He changed the procedure literally minutes before wheeling me into the operating room. He is completely unconcerned that I am unable to use my arm now. He has lied to me about the reason. My PCP immediately ordered an MRI and a test to determine the cause, and physical therapy. Dr Brett couldn't be bothered. He doesn't care that he harmed me. He blames it on me. Have you read the other reviews? This is how the man works. There are plenty of good neurosurgeons in Portland. Find a dr who respects his patients. This ass is dangerous

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Rudeness indicates a lack of respect for the patient. A doctor who lies to you, changes surgery at the last minute, doesn't answer your questions, ignores the negative outcome of a surgery he pushed on you, and blames the negative outcome on unlikely factors without looking into the reason doesn't deserve a medical license. I'm glad that those of you with good outcomes are happy with this ass. As for me, I could use my arm when I walked into the hospital. I told him in his office that I didn't like the risks associated with the fusion. He agreed to a less risky procedure. He had three weeks to call me and discuss additional findings that indicated the fusion was necessary. I would have gone for a second opinion. He changed the procedure literally minutes before wheeling me into the operating room. He is completely unconcerned that I am unable to use my arm now. He has lied to me about the reason. My PCP immediately ordered an MRI and a test to determine the cause, and physical therapy. Dr Brett couldn't be bothered. He doesn't care that he harmed me. He blames it on me. Have you read the other reviews? This is how the man works. There are plenty of good neurosurgeons in Portland. Find a dr who respects his patients. This ass is dangerous

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Everyone I know that's been to see him, gets surgery recommended after an expensive work up. He tried to talk me into fixing a disc on my right side when my symptoms were on my left. Another doctor treated my muscle sprain on my left and I'm fine. He's got nice clothes and office though.

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Everyone I know that's been to see him, gets surgery recommended after an expensive work up. He tried to talk me into fixing a disc on my right side when my symptoms were on my left. Another doctor treated my muscle sprain on my left and I'm fine. He's got nice clothes and office though.

Pros: Nice office

Cons: Knife Happy

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My experience with Dr. Brett was not a good one and I would encourage you to get at least one other opinion before settling for his services.

I was sent to Dr. Brett by a doctor I really trusted. My doc felt I needed a back surgery that would involve a great deal of repair. After waiting for over two hours, Dr. Brett spent about 5 minutes with us and then said the back was too far gone and it would not be worth the effort, but that he could do some things that would allow me to stand straight and walk comfortably. He didn't have time to answer our questions. He said he would communicate this with my referring doc, but never did. I should have stopped the process at that point, but was in so much pain and danger due to bone spurs poking into nerves, that I went ahead with the surgery.

He did the surgery, but changed the procedure at the last minute, so did not put in rods as planned. I was in the hospital overnight and then discharged. Since we are from a long ways away from Portland, we stayed in a motel for a couple of days before going home.

We then returned in 10 days to have the staples removed. It took us two days to drive there due to my discomfort riding; we were with Dr. Brett 5 minutes, told how great it was healing, and were assured I would stand upright and walk just fine. I ask about physical therapy and he said it would not be necessary. I was to rest and heal for the next 6 weeks when I was to see him again for 5 minutes.

This time I had x-rays and a C-T scan, but Dr. Brett viewed them for 3 seconds max in his office and did not share them with us. Again, I was told how well I was doing, and would stand and walk just fine if I did a magic exercise for 1 minute per day. I asked again for a referral for physical therapy, and he refused saying I did not need any.

My final appointment would be three months later. We made the trip again. I seemed to be getting worse instead of better at standing straight and could hardly walk without a cane or support. I asked again for a referral for physical therapy and again he refused. Dr. Brett told me what a success the surgery had been and that he would write my referring doc to "brag" about me. At that point I said I had some concerns and did not feel the surgery was a success. He became angry and shouted at me asking why I can't stand up or walk. I said I didn't know; he was the surgeon. After a bit of discussion (not pleasant) he sent me for another set of x-rays and then saw me again. At that point he brought the x-rays into the examining room, showed us the pictures, and said, (screamed really) "With that much curvature, you will never stand up straight or walk comfortably again. Go home and learn to live with it. Take your x-rays and leave through the side door." It was obvious he was furious and finished with us.

So much for the excellent Dr. Brett. I feel like he lied to me all along and that if he had done the surgery as originally planned, it would have made a difference. I still can not stand up or walk comfortably and the situation continues to worsen.
PLEASE DO NOT TRUST THIS PERSON.

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My experience with Dr. Brett was not a good one and I would encourage you to get at least one other opinion before settling for his services.

I was sent to Dr. Brett by a doctor I really trusted. My doc felt I needed a back surgery that would involve a great deal of repair. After waiting for over two hours, Dr. Brett spent about 5 minutes with us and then said the back was too far gone and it would not be worth the effort, but that he could do some things that would allow me to stand straight and walk comfortably. He didn't have time to answer our questions. He said he would communicate this with my referring doc, but never did. I should have stopped the process at that point, but was in so much pain and danger due to bone spurs poking into nerves, that I went ahead with the surgery.

He did the surgery, but changed the procedure at the last minute, so did not put in rods as planned. I was in the hospital overnight and then discharged. Since we are from a long ways away from Portland, we stayed in a motel for a couple of days before going home.

We then returned in 10 days to have the staples removed. It took us two days to drive there due to my discomfort riding; we were with Dr. Brett 5 minutes, told how great it was healing, and were assured I would stand upright and walk just fine. I ask about physical therapy and he said it would not be necessary. I was to rest and heal for the next 6 weeks when I was to see him again for 5 minutes.

This time I had x-rays and a C-T scan, but Dr. Brett viewed them for 3 seconds max in his office and did not share them with us. Again, I was told how well I was doing, and would stand and walk just fine if I did a magic exercise for 1 minute per day. I asked again for a referral for physical therapy, and he refused saying I did not need any.

My final appointment would be three months later. We made the trip again. I seemed to be getting worse instead of better at standing straight and could hardly walk without a cane or support. I asked again for a referral for physical therapy and again he refused. Dr. Brett told me what a success the surgery had been and that he would write my referring doc to "brag" about me. At that point I said I had some concerns and did not feel the surgery was a success. He became angry and shouted at me asking why I can't stand up or walk. I said I didn't know; he was the surgeon. After a bit of discussion (not pleasant) he sent me for another set of x-rays and then saw me again. At that point he brought the x-rays into the examining room, showed us the pictures, and said, (screamed really) "With that much curvature, you will never stand up straight or walk comfortably again. Go home and learn to live with it. Take your x-rays and leave through the side door." It was obvious he was furious and finished with us.

So much for the excellent Dr. Brett. I feel like he lied to me all along and that if he had done the surgery as originally planned, it would have made a difference. I still can not stand up or walk comfortably and the situation continues to worsen.
PLEASE DO NOT TRUST THIS PERSON.

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I had a pretty major disc problem in my neck (including a rupture) but because of my insurance (tricare) had trouble getting treatment. Finally my doctor sent me to Dr Brett, who not only acceps Tricare but also just happens to be an expert at the type of injury I had.

Dr. Brett performed the disc replacement and fusion surgery and I am now in week 9 of recovery and doing extremely well! No complications from surgery and the surgery did resolve all issues I was having, which were severe and extreme. Thanks to Dr. Brett for taking such great care of me!

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I had a pretty major disc problem in my neck (including a rupture) but because of my insurance (tricare) had trouble getting treatment. Finally my doctor sent me to Dr Brett, who not only acceps Tricare but also just happens to be an expert at the type of injury I had.

Dr. Brett performed the disc replacement and fusion surgery and I am now in week 9 of recovery and doing extremely well! No complications from surgery and the surgery did resolve all issues I was having, which were severe and extreme. Thanks to Dr. Brett for taking such great care of me!

Pros: The best at what he does

Cons: A long drive for me

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I went in, he was late because he was delayed in surgery. They offered to reschedule me but I wanted to get it all done. He came into the room and immediately shook my hand and apologized for the delay. I told him if I were the person in surgery I'd rather that he stayed there too. This caused an almost smile to come from his face. He pulled out my films right in front of me, pointed out exactly what he saw, explained the procedure thoroughly in terms that I could understand, asked if I had more questions, and told me someone would be in shortly to help with scheduling my surgery. His staff was very courteous. My primary doctor consulted with Dr. Brett ahead of time throughout my condition and explain that he's not the most personable person but he gets stuff done and knows what he's doing.

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I went in, he was late because he was delayed in surgery. They offered to reschedule me but I wanted to get it all done. He came into the room and immediately shook my hand and apologized for the delay. I told him if I were the person in surgery I'd rather that he stayed there too. This caused an almost smile to come from his face. He pulled out my films right in front of me, pointed out exactly what he saw, explained the procedure thoroughly in terms that I could understand, asked if I had more questions, and told me someone would be in shortly to help with scheduling my surgery. His staff was very courteous. My primary doctor consulted with Dr. Brett ahead of time throughout my condition and explain that he's not the most personable person but he gets stuff done and knows what he's doing.

Pros: Great Help

Cons: Not a conversationalist

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Suffered a herniated disc in 9/09, only waited 3 days to get an appt. Yes, he is very busy so I did wait a while. He doesn't make you wait to piss you off, he's busy, he gets numerous referrals, his lobby is packed, which should tell you he's good at what he does. Think about a surgeon's daily work routine, surgery, paperwork, seeing patients, writing prescriptions, keeping patient files in order and keeping all this straight and still fitting in numerous surgeries a week. These people aren't robots, they're human like the rest of us. Why do some people expect doctors or other certain professionals to behave differently than ourselves. Millions of people in all kinds of professions don't have every element that makes them perfect for their profession, you should care about skill above all. These poor folks probably don't have a personal life. I read the negative reviews before making an appt with him, didn't really care about those who had bad experiences with his bedside manner or any other negative thing they had to say about him. My chiropractor referred me to him and if an MD is willing to work with chiropractors, that tells me another positive thing about them. After seeing my MRI films he didn't mince words, told me to go home, stay out of the car, be careful walking or a fall or auto accident could render me paralyzed as the disc was protruding so far into the spinal cord, I could see it myself on the films, not much of the spinal column was showing in that area, just a sliver. He immediately scheduled me for surgery within a week. Just as he had told me during that consultation, after waking up in recovery the numbness in my hand was greatly diminished, the severe nerve pain in my arm was unnoticeable and I felt really good. I find his bedside manner fine. Like I told Dr. Brett in my postop appt I didn't care about the negative publicity he's received, I wanted results and a good surgeon and that's what I got and I thanked him for that. He asked if I would post my experience on the net and I told him I would. I work for the state and so I know how it feels to do a good job and only hear from the few disgruntled folks out there who take the time to complain. If those of us who have good experiences with drs or any other people in the world, would take the time to thank them and make it public we'd find that those we perceive are doing a poor job really aren't after all, the numbers of positive experiences would outweigh the negative. Self reflection may be in order for those of you who had a negative experience, negativity invites more negativity, the old saying "you reap what you sow" may be just the answer here, so you may have been projecting a bad attitude yourself, or even hostile, people in pain get hostile, understandable. I hope those of you looking for the perfect doctor find him or her and I wish you a wonderful recovery as I am experiencing myself. Negativity also will delay your healing and recovery time, so chin up and if you're more positive with those around you, your outcomes will be more positive as a result. Happy healing.

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Suffered a herniated disc in 9/09, only waited 3 days to get an appt. Yes, he is very busy so I did wait a while. He doesn't make you wait to piss you off, he's busy, he gets numerous referrals, his lobby is packed, which should tell you he's good at what he does. Think about a surgeon's daily work routine, surgery, paperwork, seeing patients, writing prescriptions, keeping patient files in order and keeping all this straight and still fitting in numerous surgeries a week. These people aren't robots, they're human like the rest of us. Why do some people expect doctors or other certain professionals to behave differently than ourselves. Millions of people in all kinds of professions don't have every element that makes them perfect for their profession, you should care about skill above all. These poor folks probably don't have a personal life. I read the negative reviews before making an appt with him, didn't really care about those who had bad experiences with his bedside manner or any other negative thing they had to say about him. My chiropractor referred me to him and if an MD is willing to work with chiropractors, that tells me another positive thing about them. After seeing my MRI films he didn't mince words, told me to go home, stay out of the car, be careful walking or a fall or auto accident could render me paralyzed as the disc was protruding so far into the spinal cord, I could see it myself on the films, not much of the spinal column was showing in that area, just a sliver. He immediately scheduled me for surgery within a week. Just as he had told me during that consultation, after waking up in recovery the numbness in my hand was greatly diminished, the severe nerve pain in my arm was unnoticeable and I felt really good. I find his bedside manner fine. Like I told Dr. Brett in my postop appt I didn't care about the negative publicity he's received, I wanted results and a good surgeon and that's what I got and I thanked him for that. He asked if I would post my experience on the net and I told him I would. I work for the state and so I know how it feels to do a good job and only hear from the few disgruntled folks out there who take the time to complain. If those of us who have good experiences with drs or any other people in the world, would take the time to thank them and make it public we'd find that those we perceive are doing a poor job really aren't after all, the numbers of positive experiences would outweigh the negative. Self reflection may be in order for those of you who had a negative experience, negativity invites more negativity, the old saying "you reap what you sow" may be just the answer here, so you may have been projecting a bad attitude yourself, or even hostile, people in pain get hostile, understandable. I hope those of you looking for the perfect doctor find him or her and I wish you a wonderful recovery as I am experiencing myself. Negativity also will delay your healing and recovery time, so chin up and if you're more positive with those around you, your outcomes will be more positive as a result. Happy healing.

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I was injured in 2005, ruptured L-5,S-1. I was referred to Dr Brett, by my doctor. I went to see Brett and ya his office was packed and i waited about 1 hour for my visit, my MRI results were already there, and i know for a fact that he looked at them before coming into the room and when he came into the room he told me that the disk was severely bulged and caused all my pain. and also indicated that he could not give me a new back but would take away 100% of my pain, and he recommended surgery. My surgery was in June of 06, having to wait for saif to authorize, the day after surgery i was released from the hospital, 3 months i returned to work, and was doing excellent until i re-injured my back on the job. i was going to another Doctor and was getting no results, so i decided to go and see Brett, he took over as my attending physician and is now working with me to resolve my problem. and i am totally confident in his ability to fix my back, and if it means surgery again I'm sure he will do fine. now i can say this with confidence, if you have to wait to see him, think of this he is the only doctor in that office, so yes you will have to wait to see him. and if there are alot of people in there that must mean he is that good, and alot of people want to see him. now brain/and back surgery is very intense and the knowledge it takes to do such surgery's doesn't come easy. and for someone to slam him because you weren't treated like royalty is absurd. try putting down the jelly donuts and getting your fat ass in shape, recovery has alot to do with what kind of shape your in when you get the surgery done. and one of the leading causes of bulging disk is pressure on the disk, from over weight body's, it takes time to do surgery and to prep, it also takes time to see every one in his office and his people are very good at what they do, like one of his office personnel, i wont mention her name but is very nice and helpful, the day after surgery she called my home to see how i was felling and if i needed any thing from the doctor and clearly let me know that if i needed anything to just call. so for all these negative posting about your experience? get a life. he has alot of talent, if your experience was bad look you your situation, are you fat, are you out of shape, being over weight has alot to do with your back. try losing some weight take care of your body. oh and every time i go to see him i wait, i get sodas or juice from the office personnel, or i just relax and to be 100% honest with you ,,,, i don't think you will find a better neurosurgeon in Portland better then Brett,

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I was injured in 2005, ruptured L-5,S-1. I was referred to Dr Brett, by my doctor. I went to see Brett and ya his office was packed and i waited about 1 hour for my visit, my MRI results were already there, and i know for a fact that he looked at them before coming into the room and when he came into the room he told me that the disk was severely bulged and caused all my pain. and also indicated that he could not give me a new back but would take away 100% of my pain, and he recommended surgery. My surgery was in June of 06, having to wait for saif to authorize, the day after surgery i was released from the hospital, 3 months i returned to work, and was doing excellent until i re-injured my back on the job. i was going to another Doctor and was getting no results, so i decided to go and see Brett, he took over as my attending physician and is now working with me to resolve my problem. and i am totally confident in his ability to fix my back, and if it means surgery again I'm sure he will do fine. now i can say this with confidence, if you have to wait to see him, think of this he is the only doctor in that office, so yes you will have to wait to see him. and if there are alot of people in there that must mean he is that good, and alot of people want to see him. now brain/and back surgery is very intense and the knowledge it takes to do such surgery's doesn't come easy. and for someone to slam him because you weren't treated like royalty is absurd. try putting down the jelly donuts and getting your fat ass in shape, recovery has alot to do with what kind of shape your in when you get the surgery done. and one of the leading causes of bulging disk is pressure on the disk, from over weight body's, it takes time to do surgery and to prep, it also takes time to see every one in his office and his people are very good at what they do, like one of his office personnel, i wont mention her name but is very nice and helpful, the day after surgery she called my home to see how i was felling and if i needed any thing from the doctor and clearly let me know that if i needed anything to just call. so for all these negative posting about your experience? get a life. he has alot of talent, if your experience was bad look you your situation, are you fat, are you out of shape, being over weight has alot to do with your back. try losing some weight take care of your body. oh and every time i go to see him i wait, i get sodas or juice from the office personnel, or i just relax and to be 100% honest with you ,,,, i don't think you will find a better neurosurgeon in Portland better then Brett,

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I was recommended from my primary doctor to go see Dr. Brett. I was getting so many migraines and neck pain. Dr. Brett said that I had 2 discs in my neck that needed to be replaced. He took bone from my hip and put it in my neck. It was an interior infusion. I was in such great pain. It was an over night stay at the hospital. At that point, my husband and the nurse thought that maybe I should stay one more day but Dr. Brett wanted me out of the hospital as quick as possible. It was just like ,. He didn't really listen to what I had to say. He just wanted me out no matter how I was feeling. It was like I was just another number on the operating table
After I returned home, the next couple of days, the pain got worse. I tried to call Dr. Brett or his nurse because I was in agony. No one would return my calls. I was so frustrated to say the least. My husband took me back for my follow up appointment. We had to sit there about an hour and a half. He Only spent 5 minutes with me. He said it would get better but it never did completely. I still get migraines, have neck pain, it seemed like a waste to got through all that and still have bad migraines. and neck pain.It didn't help. I was only supposed to be off work for 3 weeks. It turned into 4 months till September of that same year. Dr. Brett didn't help at all. It was so very disappointed and frustrated. My primary care doctor had to help me with my pain medication. He wrote reports for me cause of my work disability. Dr. Brett didn't want to hear or help any more about it. I advise any one that needs that kind of surgery, to check out a different doctor. Dr. Brett made things alot worse for me . I don't want to see anybody have to go through this and not get any relief . If I would have to do over again, I wouldn't have had it done. I hope this will help people in the future. Thanks for listening.

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I was recommended from my primary doctor to go see Dr. Brett. I was getting so many migraines and neck pain. Dr. Brett said that I had 2 discs in my neck that needed to be replaced. He took bone from my hip and put it in my neck. It was an interior infusion. I was in such great pain. It was an over night stay at the hospital. At that point, my husband and the nurse thought that maybe I should stay one more day but Dr. Brett wanted me out of the hospital as quick as possible. It was just like ,. He didn't really listen to what I had to say. He just wanted me out no matter how I was feeling. It was like I was just another number on the operating table
After I returned home, the next couple of days, the pain got worse. I tried to call Dr. Brett or his nurse because I was in agony. No one would return my calls. I was so frustrated to say the least. My husband took me back for my follow up appointment. We had to sit there about an hour and a half. He Only spent 5 minutes with me. He said it would get better but it never did completely. I still get migraines, have neck pain, it seemed like a waste to got through all that and still have bad migraines. and neck pain.It didn't help. I was only supposed to be off work for 3 weeks. It turned into 4 months till September of that same year. Dr. Brett didn't help at all. It was so very disappointed and frustrated. My primary care doctor had to help me with my pain medication. He wrote reports for me cause of my work disability. Dr. Brett didn't want to hear or help any more about it. I advise any one that needs that kind of surgery, to check out a different doctor. Dr. Brett made things alot worse for me . I don't want to see anybody have to go through this and not get any relief . If I would have to do over again, I wouldn't have had it done. I hope this will help people in the future. Thanks for listening.

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I was referred to Dr. Brett from a friend who had a bone spur removed and degenerated disc fused. I had been living in extreme pain from what I was told was a bone spur on my neck and bulged disc. I had been heavily medicated and received painful cortisone spinal injections from a Pain Management Doctor. I saw two neurosurgeons before Dr. Brett. They both said according to my MRI report that I did not warrant surgery and to continue with pain management. Dr. Brett ordered another MRI (which was far more thorough than the previous report) and scheduled my surgery the following week. I had a ruptured disc, not a bone spur. I am extremely grateful for Dr. Brett looking beyond the initial report that other Surgeons didn't think was worth their time or a "slam dunk procedure". Dr. Brett is straight to the point, and knows his stuff. I have been referring him to everyone I know who suffers from back/neck pain.

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I was referred to Dr. Brett from a friend who had a bone spur removed and degenerated disc fused. I had been living in extreme pain from what I was told was a bone spur on my neck and bulged disc. I had been heavily medicated and received painful cortisone spinal injections from a Pain Management Doctor. I saw two neurosurgeons before Dr. Brett. They both said according to my MRI report that I did not warrant surgery and to continue with pain management. Dr. Brett ordered another MRI (which was far more thorough than the previous report) and scheduled my surgery the following week. I had a ruptured disc, not a bone spur. I am extremely grateful for Dr. Brett looking beyond the initial report that other Surgeons didn't think was worth their time or a "slam dunk procedure". Dr. Brett is straight to the point, and knows his stuff. I have been referring him to everyone I know who suffers from back/neck pain.

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If this doctor is this bad, then why hasn't he been reported to the state?

Just because you have a long wait in the doctors office does NOT mean he is not a good doctor.

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If this doctor is this bad, then why hasn't he been reported to the state?

Just because you have a long wait in the doctors office does NOT mean he is not a good doctor.

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I was refered to Dr Brett by a friend, waited 5 min in the waiting room in the morning, 8am, I had All of my medical records from my pain mngt doc and my MRI on cd from the hospital. He asked whats wrong and for how long, looked at my discogram and said he could relieve 95% of my pain. Over all that office visit was 10 min. The next week I had an appointment for spinal fusion L5-S1. I had heard that he is an ass to say the least, but he did a good job on my spine. I can totally see him doing and saying what everyone else said happened, but he does know his s hit.
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I was refered to Dr Brett by a friend, waited 5 min in the waiting room in the morning, 8am, I had All of my medical records from my pain mngt doc and my MRI on cd from the hospital. He asked whats wrong and for how long, looked at my discogram and said he could relieve 95% of my pain. Over all that office visit was 10 min. The next week I had an appointment for spinal fusion L5-S1. I had heard that he is an ass to say the least, but he did a good job on my spine. I can totally see him doing and saying what everyone else said happened, but he does know his s hit.
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My husband waited over and hour and a half to see this QUACK. He came in the room, looked at the MRI for all of one glance, and said "I can't help you" He asked why...the "Doctor" told him he was too fat and he won't touch him. My husband then tried to explain that he has gained weight since he can barely move from the pain and that his brother had surgery 200lbs heavier. "Dr." Brett told then had the audacity to tell him to go see his brother's surgeon and left the room. This "Dr" is a disgrace to medicine and I if there were less than one star I could give him I would.

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My husband waited over and hour and a half to see this QUACK. He came in the room, looked at the MRI for all of one glance, and said "I can't help you" He asked why...the "Doctor" told him he was too fat and he won't touch him. My husband then tried to explain that he has gained weight since he can barely move from the pain and that his brother had surgery 200lbs heavier. "Dr." Brett told then had the audacity to tell him to go see his brother's surgeon and left the room. This "Dr" is a disgrace to medicine and I if there were less than one star I could give him I would.

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After a very long wait time and a 3 minute visit, at which my concerns were dismissed, I was scheduled with Dr. Darrell Brett for lumbar fusion so I did some research. Among many equally bad reviews and less than honorable community choices I found this stranger than fact item; After disputing a $25 ticket, he rammed his car into an airport parking attendant. He was reported as saying "I could buy and sell people like you."

Sources: Bullies: From the Playground to the Boardroom and June Grittman v. Darrell Brett.

To "emb21681"; I'd like to know who your husband had success with.

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After a very long wait time and a 3 minute visit, at which my concerns were dismissed, I was scheduled with Dr. Darrell Brett for lumbar fusion so I did some research. Among many equally bad reviews and less than honorable community choices I found this stranger than fact item; After disputing a $25 ticket, he rammed his car into an airport parking attendant. He was reported as saying "I could buy and sell people like you."

Sources: Bullies: From the Playground to the Boardroom and June Grittman v. Darrell Brett.

To "emb21681"; I'd like to know who your husband had success with.

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Cons: Doctor is mentally unstable.

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Our primary doctor recommended I see a neurosurgeon immediately to get further clinical evaluation. My spouse and I consulted Dr. Brett in January. My spouse has a severe bulged disc in his spine which compresses several nerve exit roots resulting in severe weakness, numbness, and many other serious symptoms. His situation is serious so we wanted to get an honest opinion from a professional neurosurgeon.

However, Dr. Brett gave us the exact opposite of what we expected. After waiting for over 2 hours in the patient room Dr. Brett spent less than 5 minutes with us. He failed to do a neurological exam which is required.When Dr. Brett initially came into the room he only gave us about 2 seconds of his time. He then told my spouse to take off all his clothes except for his underwear - he then left the room. We thought he was going to do the neurological exam however, when he came back he just looked at my spouse (no exam done) and told him to get dressed.

Dr. Brett claimed he was leaving the room to review the MRI studies while my spouse got dressed. Upon returning to our room he said that he reviewed his MRI's which was nothing short of a fallacy since we could hear him chatting in the hallway during the time he claimed he was looking at the MRI study. It is apparent Dr. Brett intentionally tried to mislead us and did not even take the time to review the MRI study as he claimed.

We tried to ask him some questions but he told us "I have other patients that I need to see. I have to go". He then rushed out of the room and slammed the door in a very unprofessional manner.

Since this horrible experience we have found a honest neurosurgeon who agreed that my spouse's situation was serious and that immediate surgery is required to prevent permanent nerve damage.

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Our primary doctor recommended I see a neurosurgeon immediately to get further clinical evaluation. My spouse and I consulted Dr. Brett in January. My spouse has a severe bulged disc in his spine which compresses several nerve exit roots resulting in severe weakness, numbness, and many other serious symptoms. His situation is serious so we wanted to get an honest opinion from a professional neurosurgeon.

However, Dr. Brett gave us the exact opposite of what we expected. After waiting for over 2 hours in the patient room Dr. Brett spent less than 5 minutes with us. He failed to do a neurological exam which is required.When Dr. Brett initially came into the room he only gave us about 2 seconds of his time. He then told my spouse to take off all his clothes except for his underwear - he then left the room. We thought he was going to do the neurological exam however, when he came back he just looked at my spouse (no exam done) and told him to get dressed.

Dr. Brett claimed he was leaving the room to review the MRI studies while my spouse got dressed. Upon returning to our room he said that he reviewed his MRI's which was nothing short of a fallacy since we could hear him chatting in the hallway during the time he claimed he was looking at the MRI study. It is apparent Dr. Brett intentionally tried to mislead us and did not even take the time to review the MRI study as he claimed.

We tried to ask him some questions but he told us "I have other patients that I need to see. I have to go". He then rushed out of the room and slammed the door in a very unprofessional manner.

Since this horrible experience we have found a honest neurosurgeon who agreed that my spouse's situation was serious and that immediate surgery is required to prevent permanent nerve damage.

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Our primary doctor recommended I see a neurosurgeon immediately to get further clinical evaluation. My spouse and I consulted Dr. Brett in January. My spouse has a severe bulged disc in his spine which compresses several nerve exit roots resulting in severe weakness, numbness, and many other serious symptoms. His situation is serious so we wanted to get an honest opinion from a professional neurosurgeon.

However, Dr. Brett gave us the exact opposite of what we expected. After waiting for over 2 hours in the patient room Dr. Brett spent less than 5 minutes with us. He failed to do a neurological exam which is required.When Dr. Brett initially came into the room he only gave us about 2 seconds of his time. He then told my spouse to take off all his clothes except for his underwear - he then left the room. We thought he was going to do the neurological exam however, when he came back he just looked at my spouse (no exam done) and told him to get dressed.

Dr. Brett claimed he was leaving the room to review the MRI studies while my spouse got dressed. Upon returning to our room he said that he reviewed his MRI's which was nothing short of a fallacy since we could hear him chatting in the hallway during the time he claimed he was looking at the MRI study. It is apparent Dr. Brett intentionally tried to mislead us and did not even take the time to review the MRI study as he claimed.

We tried to ask him some questions but he told us "I have other patients that I need to see. I have to go". He then rushed out of the room and slammed the door in a very unprofessional manner.

Since this horrible experience we have found a honest neurosurgeon who agreed that my spouse's situation was serious and that immediate surgery is required to prevent permanent nerve damage.

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Our primary doctor recommended I see a neurosurgeon immediately to get further clinical evaluation. My spouse and I consulted Dr. Brett in January. My spouse has a severe bulged disc in his spine which compresses several nerve exit roots resulting in severe weakness, numbness, and many other serious symptoms. His situation is serious so we wanted to get an honest opinion from a professional neurosurgeon.

However, Dr. Brett gave us the exact opposite of what we expected. After waiting for over 2 hours in the patient room Dr. Brett spent less than 5 minutes with us. He failed to do a neurological exam which is required.When Dr. Brett initially came into the room he only gave us about 2 seconds of his time. He then told my spouse to take off all his clothes except for his underwear - he then left the room. We thought he was going to do the neurological exam however, when he came back he just looked at my spouse (no exam done) and told him to get dressed.

Dr. Brett claimed he was leaving the room to review the MRI studies while my spouse got dressed. Upon returning to our room he said that he reviewed his MRI's which was nothing short of a fallacy since we could hear him chatting in the hallway during the time he claimed he was looking at the MRI study. It is apparent Dr. Brett intentionally tried to mislead us and did not even take the time to review the MRI study as he claimed.

We tried to ask him some questions but he told us "I have other patients that I need to see. I have to go". He then rushed out of the room and slammed the door in a very unprofessional manner.

Since this horrible experience we have found a honest neurosurgeon who agreed that my spouse's situation was serious and that immediate surgery is required to prevent permanent nerve damage.

 

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