Michael W. Dole, MD

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It makes me sick to my stomach to see people saying such awful things about Dr. Dole on various review sites, and giving him a bad rep. Dr. Dole is the best pain management doctor I could ask for. I will give my opinion on these horrendous "reviews": The people ticked off with him?? You have to pass a strict drug test every visit, and he doesn't play around. He is NOT risking his hard earned license(RIGHTFULLY SO, this coming from a girl with several medical professionals in her family and knows how hard they work for that license) just so you can have pills to swallow like candy for "fun". So sorry if some of you were unable to con this hardworking man into your "monthly fix" but that isn't what he is there for, and you should NOT SLANDER HIS NAME for doing his job. He is there TO HELP PEOPLE WITH LEGETIMATE CHRONIC PAIN ISSUES. As for the waiting time?? There is a lack of doctors in his specialty in the area. He spends the amount of time needed with each patient, AS HE SHOULD. Of course there will be a long wait time, bring a puzzle book and quit griping.

I got my world turned upside down a year and a half ago when I was diagnosed with Severe Stage 3 Endometriosis. It hit me out of nowhere, and most people don't understand how painful of an illness this can be for some people, like myself, who have a more severe form of the illness. So getting proper care for just the pain alone was near impossible. Living a normal, fuctional life was not possible for me.

Dr. Dole evaluated me upon our first meeting after taking the time to read up on my case and what I was dealing with, and recommended a course of action, not only with medication, but also proper diet, exercise and other everyday habits to practice for me. He quickly found a combination of medication that worked for me in the sense to help me live a normal(though not always perfect, meds don't fix everything) life. If something is not working for me, he will adjust the issue. If I have any concerns, he adresses them.

Furthermore, he has great bedside manner. He always remembers my name, and my husbands name. He lets me cry and vent if I am frustrated with my pain/illness, and will do his best to console me with an explanation to why "said issue" may be happening. He is always courteous to ask how we are doing, how our life is going, and how our drive was(we drive 2 hours from home to see him, we trust him THAT much). He has never been anything but nice to us, and has never given us a reason to regret the 2 hour trip to him. Looking for someone in our own area has not even been an option, if we have something good, we stick with it, and this is the case with Dr. Dole.

I know that one day, may it be a few months or many years from now(but hopefully only a few months!!), I will be free from my illness, as well as my pain, and will no longer be required to be a patient of Dr. Dole. That will honestly be a sad goodbye for me, because doctors like him are a rarity. There are the ones that go through the motions and do the required tasks to get through the day and get the paycheck, then there are the ones that remember their patients, know them on a personal level, and genuinly care for their well being, HE is one of the good ones.
If you are legitimately struggling with chronic pain, or issues of that sort, and your life is hindered because of it, I absolutley recommend asking for a referal to this medical professional. If you read everything I wrote above, you will see that he is a doctor of wonderful quality and expertise, and not your shady "pill mill" type clinician just wanting your money. Also, if it is worth the 2 hour drive for my appointment with him, that should tell you something.

Bottom line: He gave me my quality of life back.

THANK YOU DR. DOLE FOR EVERYTHING!!

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★★★★★

It makes me sick to my stomach to see people saying such awful things about Dr. Dole on various review sites, and giving him a bad rep. Dr. Dole is the best pain management doctor I could ask for. I will give my opinion on these horrendous "reviews": The people ticked off with him?? You have to pass a strict drug test every visit, and he doesn't play around. He is NOT risking his hard earned license(RIGHTFULLY SO, this coming from a girl with several medical professionals in her family and knows how hard they work for that license) just so you can have pills to swallow like candy for "fun". So sorry if some of you were unable to con this hardworking man into your "monthly fix" but that isn't what he is there for, and you should NOT SLANDER HIS NAME for doing his job. He is there TO HELP PEOPLE WITH LEGETIMATE CHRONIC PAIN ISSUES. As for the waiting time?? There is a lack of doctors in his specialty in the area. He spends the amount of time needed with each patient, AS HE SHOULD. Of course there will be a long wait time, bring a puzzle book and quit griping.

I got my world turned upside down a year and a half ago when I was diagnosed with Severe Stage 3 Endometriosis. It hit me out of nowhere, and most people don't understand how painful of an illness this can be for some people, like myself, who have a more severe form of the illness. So getting proper care for just the pain alone was near impossible. Living a normal, fuctional life was not possible for me.

Dr. Dole evaluated me upon our first meeting after taking the time to read up on my case and what I was dealing with, and recommended a course of action, not only with medication, but also proper diet, exercise and other everyday habits to practice for me. He quickly found a combination of medication that worked for me in the sense to help me live a normal(though not always perfect, meds don't fix everything) life. If something is not working for me, he will adjust the issue. If I have any concerns, he adresses them.

Furthermore, he has great bedside manner. He always remembers my name, and my husbands name. He lets me cry and vent if I am frustrated with my pain/illness, and will do his best to console me with an explanation to why "said issue" may be happening. He is always courteous to ask how we are doing, how our life is going, and how our drive was(we drive 2 hours from home to see him, we trust him THAT much). He has never been anything but nice to us, and has never given us a reason to regret the 2 hour trip to him. Looking for someone in our own area has not even been an option, if we have something good, we stick with it, and this is the case with Dr. Dole.

I know that one day, may it be a few months or many years from now(but hopefully only a few months!!), I will be free from my illness, as well as my pain, and will no longer be required to be a patient of Dr. Dole. That will honestly be a sad goodbye for me, because doctors like him are a rarity. There are the ones that go through the motions and do the required tasks to get through the day and get the paycheck, then there are the ones that remember their patients, know them on a personal level, and genuinly care for their well being, HE is one of the good ones.
If you are legitimately struggling with chronic pain, or issues of that sort, and your life is hindered because of it, I absolutley recommend asking for a referal to this medical professional. If you read everything I wrote above, you will see that he is a doctor of wonderful quality and expertise, and not your shady "pill mill" type clinician just wanting your money. Also, if it is worth the 2 hour drive for my appointment with him, that should tell you something.

Bottom line: He gave me my quality of life back.

THANK YOU DR. DOLE FOR EVERYTHING!!

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