Richard N. Wohns, MD

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Coming up on 13 years of freedom! Dr Wohns performed surgery on April 14, 1999. I am so grateful because I feel like I got my husband back. He was only 29 at the time, and in steller shape skiing black diamond hills, biking down mountain trails, and a great athletic father. February 1997, he was in a car accident where he blew the L4 andL5 fluid out of his discs. For those 2 years, he was in so much back pain, that we had gone to 17 different doctors 3 hospitals and no one could figure out the problem. The Doctors had him doped up on drugs to manage the pain, but that was no life. He was sleeping 18 hours a day and working 6 with no fun activities anymore. When he walked, the bones rubbed together causing intense pain ...we didn't understand what happened. Neither did 16 of the Doctors we saw. Our family doctor referred us to Dr Wohns. We brought our MRI's to the appt and about dropped to the floor when he said I know exactly what is wrong... after a very difficult test, we had surgery approx 4 weeks later, L4, L5 Fusion. There was about 4-6 weeks of true recovery before he had all abilities back. He was able to return to work full time, and slowly pick up activities again. To date, he has not had any problems since the surgery!

Thankyou Dr Wohns for changing our lives. I am forever grateful for the part you played in getting the health of my husband back to normal! Update... He is turning 43 in May, he started Taekwondo approx 4 years ago to strengthen his core, and get fit. He is now about to get his 2nd degree Black Belt in November from an Olympian in Taekwondo in Colorado Springs. At his age, and with back surgery, he can actually kick near his head! (and we thought that was only for the young!) He is now a full time Instructor,and a great example you can do this even when you had back surgery, and you are advancing in years. Funny, the kicking is how he keeps his hips open and functioning properly. I am thrilled that we are coming up on 13 years of freedom and wanted you to share in the joy.

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Coming up on 13 years of freedom! Dr Wohns performed surgery on April 14, 1999. I am so grateful because I feel like I got my husband back. He was only 29 at the time, and in steller shape skiing black diamond hills, biking down mountain trails, and a great athletic father. February 1997, he was in a car accident where he blew the L4 andL5 fluid out of his discs. For those 2 years, he was in so much back pain, that we had gone to 17 different doctors 3 hospitals and no one could figure out the problem. The Doctors had him doped up on drugs to manage the pain, but that was no life. He was sleeping 18 hours a day and working 6 with no fun activities anymore. When he walked, the bones rubbed together causing intense pain ...we didn't understand what happened. Neither did 16 of the Doctors we saw. Our family doctor referred us to Dr Wohns. We brought our MRI's to the appt and about dropped to the floor when he said I know exactly what is wrong... after a very difficult test, we had surgery approx 4 weeks later, L4, L5 Fusion. There was about 4-6 weeks of true recovery before he had all abilities back. He was able to return to work full time, and slowly pick up activities again. To date, he has not had any problems since the surgery!

Thankyou Dr Wohns for changing our lives. I am forever grateful for the part you played in getting the health of my husband back to normal! Update... He is turning 43 in May, he started Taekwondo approx 4 years ago to strengthen his core, and get fit. He is now about to get his 2nd degree Black Belt in November from an Olympian in Taekwondo in Colorado Springs. At his age, and with back surgery, he can actually kick near his head! (and we thought that was only for the young!) He is now a full time Instructor,and a great example you can do this even when you had back surgery, and you are advancing in years. Funny, the kicking is how he keeps his hips open and functioning properly. I am thrilled that we are coming up on 13 years of freedom and wanted you to share in the joy.

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I was referred to Dr. Wohns by my chiropractor who spoke very highly of Dr. Wohns for a back injury I suffered over 15 years ago. The appointment was schedule in October and then reschedule due to the provider being out of town to December. When I arrived to the appointment (which I drove almost 2 hours to get to) I was informed that I was scheduled to see an ARNP not Dr Wohns as I was orgionally told. After being roomed and questioned by the nurse I was told that the provider would not see me as I had recently been in an auto accident between when my appointment was orgionally scheduled and when I was rescheduled to. So obviously my injury wasn't related to the accident. I was able to hear the ARNP, nurse and billing specialist all discussing me loud and clear in the hallway where I was able to hear the ARNP state that I should have known to call and tell them about my accident as I worked in a medical office. Why would I think of doing that since as I said before my injury was unrelated and my origional appt was schduled prior to my accident?? Remember my injury was unrelated to the accident. I was then left in the room for 40 mins without any attention when I went to the front to ask if I was going to be seen the billing specialist told me that they needed a letter from my insurance company saying that they would pay for my visit. I decided to contact my insurance company while still in the office to assure I got the right information. my insurance company (regence)informed me that they had never heard of such a request and that it was not necessary for this visit. I was told by the receptionist that I would now have to reschedule to the time I had spent on the phone with the insurance company although it ended up being completely unnecessary. When I explained that to the billing person she began to back track and admitted that since I had an open PIP claim through my auto accident they were worried that they wouldn't get paid for months. Her last words to me before I walked away refusing to reschdule was "we just need to be sure we get paid." Did i mention I an double covered??? Great Patient care!!! I was sure to share my experience with my referring provider and everyone that I know to assure they don't give their business to these money hungry Drs.

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I was referred to Dr. Wohns by my chiropractor who spoke very highly of Dr. Wohns for a back injury I suffered over 15 years ago. The appointment was schedule in October and then reschedule due to the provider being out of town to December. When I arrived to the appointment (which I drove almost 2 hours to get to) I was informed that I was scheduled to see an ARNP not Dr Wohns as I was orgionally told. After being roomed and questioned by the nurse I was told that the provider would not see me as I had recently been in an auto accident between when my appointment was orgionally scheduled and when I was rescheduled to. So obviously my injury wasn't related to the accident. I was able to hear the ARNP, nurse and billing specialist all discussing me loud and clear in the hallway where I was able to hear the ARNP state that I should have known to call and tell them about my accident as I worked in a medical office. Why would I think of doing that since as I said before my injury was unrelated and my origional appt was schduled prior to my accident?? Remember my injury was unrelated to the accident. I was then left in the room for 40 mins without any attention when I went to the front to ask if I was going to be seen the billing specialist told me that they needed a letter from my insurance company saying that they would pay for my visit. I decided to contact my insurance company while still in the office to assure I got the right information. my insurance company (regence)informed me that they had never heard of such a request and that it was not necessary for this visit. I was told by the receptionist that I would now have to reschedule to the time I had spent on the phone with the insurance company although it ended up being completely unnecessary. When I explained that to the billing person she began to back track and admitted that since I had an open PIP claim through my auto accident they were worried that they wouldn't get paid for months. Her last words to me before I walked away refusing to reschdule was "we just need to be sure we get paid." Did i mention I an double covered??? Great Patient care!!! I was sure to share my experience with my referring provider and everyone that I know to assure they don't give their business to these money hungry Drs.

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I had spinal surgery (an artificial disc) with Dr. Wohn's. At first it seemed like it had helped but I started having bad pain in my arm and neck. As soon as I said that the problem had returned their attitude changed to hostility. I had a procedure done where they inject dye into the epidural space in your spine and it went horribly wrong. The hospital tore the sack that holds your spinal fluid in and damaged nerves where they injected me. I now have pain and nerve damage where I did not before (just from the procedure). From that moment on (I believe the moment they realized that they had done something wrong) they became hostile. Instead of trying to help they seem to be more concerned about "covering for their errors" instead of helping to fix or minimize the damage that had been done from an unprofessionally performed epidural. I have nerve damage now that I did not have before.(I had nerve conduction tests before and after surgery and I now have problems that I did not have before the surgery).I found out later that after surgery you are supposed to have months of physical therapy and support in many different ways. I had one single massage (over a year after surgery) and that was the extent of my "rehabilitation". In my opinion this clinic is out to make money and that is it. They seem to want to maximize the amount of surgeries they perform but do not follow up as they should. The Hippocratic Oath that doctors make to do no harm and that they "...will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures [that] are required....", has in my opinion been ignored by this clinic.As long as the outcome of your surgery is good they will treat you normally, but if you have complications, they seem to only be concerned with covering for themselves.This is coming from some one who was been cut open and damaged in more than one way by this clinic. I am in MUCH more pain than before the surgery and was promised that "we will fix you up".Stay far, far away from Dr. Wohn's office and if you are considering getting surgery there I would recommend that you get a second opinion. If the second doctor agree's then you may want to consider surgery, but you should have a different doctor (and different clinic) perform it.This clinic does surgery and then ignores your pleas for help if you dare to have a problem afterwards. This is my opinion and experiences may differ with other patients but what they have done to me is in my opinion immoral, deceptive and unprofessional. Please, think VERY carefully before deciding on having surgery here. Money seems to be their main concern...not patients.

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I had spinal surgery (an artificial disc) with Dr. Wohn's. At first it seemed like it had helped but I started having bad pain in my arm and neck. As soon as I said that the problem had returned their attitude changed to hostility. I had a procedure done where they inject dye into the epidural space in your spine and it went horribly wrong. The hospital tore the sack that holds your spinal fluid in and damaged nerves where they injected me. I now have pain and nerve damage where I did not before (just from the procedure). From that moment on (I believe the moment they realized that they had done something wrong) they became hostile. Instead of trying to help they seem to be more concerned about "covering for their errors" instead of helping to fix or minimize the damage that had been done from an unprofessionally performed epidural. I have nerve damage now that I did not have before.(I had nerve conduction tests before and after surgery and I now have problems that I did not have before the surgery).I found out later that after surgery you are supposed to have months of physical therapy and support in many different ways. I had one single massage (over a year after surgery) and that was the extent of my "rehabilitation". In my opinion this clinic is out to make money and that is it. They seem to want to maximize the amount of surgeries they perform but do not follow up as they should. The Hippocratic Oath that doctors make to do no harm and that they "...will apply, for the benefit of the sick, all measures [that] are required....", has in my opinion been ignored by this clinic.As long as the outcome of your surgery is good they will treat you normally, but if you have complications, they seem to only be concerned with covering for themselves.This is coming from some one who was been cut open and damaged in more than one way by this clinic. I am in MUCH more pain than before the surgery and was promised that "we will fix you up".Stay far, far away from Dr. Wohn's office and if you are considering getting surgery there I would recommend that you get a second opinion. If the second doctor agree's then you may want to consider surgery, but you should have a different doctor (and different clinic) perform it.This clinic does surgery and then ignores your pleas for help if you dare to have a problem afterwards. This is my opinion and experiences may differ with other patients but what they have done to me is in my opinion immoral, deceptive and unprofessional. Please, think VERY carefully before deciding on having surgery here. Money seems to be their main concern...not patients.

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1802 Yakima Avenue

Tacoma, WA, WA 98405

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