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I went to this doctor based on all the positive reviews, and believed I would meet a very knowledgeable man who would try and help me figure out why I have such severe, progressive spinal arthritis at a relatively early age. I was disillusioned to find a cold, aloof doc who barely spoke to me, had no sympathy for the loss of my quality of life, and no interest in looking past my "bad arthritis with fibromyalgia." He told me I'd need long acting pain meds and short ones too, and I should go to "fibromyalgia camp where you eat and sleep Fibro and learn how to deal with it." My husband asked him about my fast-moving scoliosis, and other possible autoimmune problems, but he waved them off. TWO MONTHS LATER I FOUND OUT I'VE BEEN SUFFERING WITH EHLERS DANLOS III all my life, and all these big-time rheumatologists either don't know how to diagnose this horrible genetic connective tissue disease of faulty collagen, or refuse to do so. Study up, Dr. H!!
Understanding, compassionate, and most professional. Dr. Hallegua treats me for my severe joint pain. Unlike other doctors, he takes his time to explain things, not dismiss you, and actually try to relate. Thank you Dr. Hallegua!
A doctor that is totally puntual is not listening to his patients and possibly not giving them the time they need that particular day. I am more interested in what he knows and how well he meets my needs, along with his availability. I cansider him to be great. His staff is also great in my books.
Dr. Halluega is in the midst of saving my young daughters life. She had been sick for 4yrs before we found him. However, finally a doctor who care enough to go the extra mile. Finding tests that apply to her condition, and keeping in touch with us when she is very sick. He is currently trying to bring other specialists on board to help get to the bottom of her illness. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to share how wonderful he is. Taylor's Mom
Dr Hallegua was the first and only doctor who helped me understand fibromyalgia and the many ways it affected my body. He never trivialized my concerns, but addressed them with care and concern. I knew Dr Hallegua was THE doctor I had been searching for after my initial visit. He listened to me and answered my endless list of questions. He asked about symptoms I never mentioned before, feeling my list of complaints was already too long! His soft voice had a calming effect and the interest he took in his patients created a trust that is vital, but lacking, in most physicians. This doctor even took his patient's phone calls! Aside from being a well-informed top rheumatologist, he applied and shared his knowledge in an easy-to-understand format. For over 7 years I drove 3+ hours each way to see Dr Hallegua, stopping only when I moved to Oregon. I highly recommend him and wish I could still see him.
Dr. Hallegua is a godsend. I feel as though he sets the standard for doctors on how to treat their patients and provide the best quality medical care. He is very knowledgeable, thorough, calm, kind, positive and attentive. He actually listens when you talk to him and responds to your concerns about your health issues. You can reach him at anytime. His office assistant makes sure she connects you with him during office hours if needed. It is easy to make an appointment with him. You may have to wait (15 to 30 mins) to see him but don't worry, he will give you the time you need when he is with you. You feel better after a visit with Dr. Hallegua.
After years of little help for my fibromyalgia and no one explaining about my other symptoms, finding Dr Hallegua was an answer to prayer.The first visit he asked about things I quit mentioning because no one helped me or didn't really think I knew what I was talking about. And here was a doctor who asked the questions and had answers. He explained why my body did what it did, and that knowledge makes things much easier for me. I walked out feeling like I finally had a doctor who understood about my medical issues and cared. What a gem. I used to drive from San Diego and now I fly from Portland!!
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