Gary P. Chimes, MD

★★★★☆
  • 3471 5th Avenue Suite 1103

    Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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  • 412-692-4400

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I visited Dr. Chimes for a 1 1/2 year tailbone pain history, after a traumatic fall caused a severe break in my ankle and subsequently caused a tailbone pain. He is the only doctor that I saw over 18 months that offered the injection. I was scheduled promptly and received the injection 2 weeks later. It has been 6 weeks since the injection and I will say that my pain is almost nonexistent. I would say that I am about 98% cured. He has now referred me to Dr. Liu for accupuncture. He feels that this will correct the remaining amount of pain. He was very understanding, sympathetic, and knowledgeable as to what the continuous pain can do to your quality of life, especially when you cannot sit for any period of time. I cried the whole way home from the procedure because it was the first time in 18 months that I didn't feel pain. You really don't know how much you deal with the pain subconciously until it is gone. Then you just feel terrific!!!

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I visited Dr. Chimes for a 1 1/2 year tailbone pain history, after a traumatic fall caused a severe break in my ankle and subsequently caused a tailbone pain. He is the only doctor that I saw over 18 months that offered the injection. I was scheduled promptly and received the injection 2 weeks later. It has been 6 weeks since the injection and I will say that my pain is almost nonexistent. I would say that I am about 98% cured. He has now referred me to Dr. Liu for accupuncture. He feels that this will correct the remaining amount of pain. He was very understanding, sympathetic, and knowledgeable as to what the continuous pain can do to your quality of life, especially when you cannot sit for any period of time. I cried the whole way home from the procedure because it was the first time in 18 months that I didn't feel pain. You really don't know how much you deal with the pain subconciously until it is gone. Then you just feel terrific!!!

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during my first two visits, I have to say that I found Dr Chimes to be "Dr Coldheart". He was totally unsympathetic to my excruciating pain, he had no patience or time for my questions, he made me feel like my severity of pain was being faked -- I felt like he didnt believe me, yet I am normally a very active person, and had been unable to walk at all for 2 weeks. I was scared, in pain, and he was heartless and arrogant. Told me nothing about PT he prescribed me for; did not explain what to expect with spinal injections, which I had never had before. Walked out on me in the middle of my questions. His assistant was just as cold and heartless. Never even attempted to help me walk, or carry my things. I was never treated so badly in a healthcare office. At the time of my procedure, when he saw how much pain I truly was in, he apologized, but it definitely has put a lack of faith in me. He seemed to get angry that I had asked second opinions and made my own physical therapy choice -- but had he had taken a moment of time with me and explained anything, I would have done exactly as he suggested. He never made any recommendations or explanations. He seemed so heartless and uncaring and cold and had absolutely appalling bedside manner to a patient in excruciating pain. I've worked in the healthcare profession for 16 years and never in my life saw such appalling treatment of patients. He may be good at his technique, but needs to learn some basic human manners.

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★★★☆☆

during my first two visits, I have to say that I found Dr Chimes to be "Dr Coldheart". He was totally unsympathetic to my excruciating pain, he had no patience or time for my questions, he made me feel like my severity of pain was being faked -- I felt like he didnt believe me, yet I am normally a very active person, and had been unable to walk at all for 2 weeks. I was scared, in pain, and he was heartless and arrogant. Told me nothing about PT he prescribed me for; did not explain what to expect with spinal injections, which I had never had before. Walked out on me in the middle of my questions. His assistant was just as cold and heartless. Never even attempted to help me walk, or carry my things. I was never treated so badly in a healthcare office. At the time of my procedure, when he saw how much pain I truly was in, he apologized, but it definitely has put a lack of faith in me. He seemed to get angry that I had asked second opinions and made my own physical therapy choice -- but had he had taken a moment of time with me and explained anything, I would have done exactly as he suggested. He never made any recommendations or explanations. He seemed so heartless and uncaring and cold and had absolutely appalling bedside manner to a patient in excruciating pain. I've worked in the healthcare profession for 16 years and never in my life saw such appalling treatment of patients. He may be good at his technique, but needs to learn some basic human manners.

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My family had a wonderful experience with Dr. Chimes. My husband was critically ill, on a ventilator and in a chemically induced coma in ICU at Montefiore Hospital. Through series of coincidences we realized that a family member who had flown in from out of town went to the same high school as he did over 20 years ago. Because our family was keeping a bedside vigil, none of us were confident that leaving the hospital was a good thing to do since my husbands life was hanging in the balance and the last thing we wanted to do was go home and have him pass away alone. Nonetheless, the out of town guest needed to bring luggage and such to our home around 14 miles away. Dr Chimes offered to and did pick up our family member at our home the next morning on his way to work so we didn't have to leave. In addition, the next day he delivered to all 5 of us, a hot fresh lunch from a Panera Bread like restaurant, right to the waiting room where we were for all intents and purposes living and sleeping. For the next 10 days, Dr Chimes would make it a point to come to the waiting room at the beginning or end of his work day or during a lunch break to see how my husband was doing. He would run interference for us to ask the doctors questions, interpret the answers to those questions if they were too technical. While none of us were a patient of his, I think it is important to note that arrogance as mentioned in one of the reviews posted here is the last adjective I would use to describe Dr. Chimes. Personable, thoughtful, intelligent, caring and going well out of his way to support not only the patient but the family of one who is in need, is a much more accurate description. One would do well under his care.

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My family had a wonderful experience with Dr. Chimes. My husband was critically ill, on a ventilator and in a chemically induced coma in ICU at Montefiore Hospital. Through series of coincidences we realized that a family member who had flown in from out of town went to the same high school as he did over 20 years ago. Because our family was keeping a bedside vigil, none of us were confident that leaving the hospital was a good thing to do since my husbands life was hanging in the balance and the last thing we wanted to do was go home and have him pass away alone. Nonetheless, the out of town guest needed to bring luggage and such to our home around 14 miles away. Dr Chimes offered to and did pick up our family member at our home the next morning on his way to work so we didn't have to leave. In addition, the next day he delivered to all 5 of us, a hot fresh lunch from a Panera Bread like restaurant, right to the waiting room where we were for all intents and purposes living and sleeping. For the next 10 days, Dr Chimes would make it a point to come to the waiting room at the beginning or end of his work day or during a lunch break to see how my husband was doing. He would run interference for us to ask the doctors questions, interpret the answers to those questions if they were too technical. While none of us were a patient of his, I think it is important to note that arrogance as mentioned in one of the reviews posted here is the last adjective I would use to describe Dr. Chimes. Personable, thoughtful, intelligent, caring and going well out of his way to support not only the patient but the family of one who is in need, is a much more accurate description. One would do well under his care.

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