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Dr. Speer has operated on my right shoulder 3 times , and I find that his ability as a surgeon , his knowledge and care are "Excellent" His staff are very professional and prompt.
Submitted Aug. 13, 2014 | flag
Dr Kevin Speer did a total shoulder replacement on my right shoulder a few years ago. He is the best most knowledgeable surgeon I have had the opportunity to know. His staff is awesome. I would highly recommend him to anyone. In my opinion Duke Raleigh is one of the best hospitals in the country.
Submitted April 10, 2014 | flag
I had a torn labrum and chose Dr. Speer. I believe he is competent in his abilities to perform surgery, but between his poor bedside manner and his office policies I stopped going to him mid way through my recovery. I am not convinced that patient care is his primary focus and I think he is afraid of possible confrontation from a dissatisfied patient. When I left his office I had asked to have him call me to discuss what had taken place as I was quite upset (I also cancelled the follow up appointment I had with him the next day). It has now been many months and I never heard from him or anyone from his office. Even though I was still under his medical care and clearly needed to be under someones medical care (this took place a few weeks after the surgery) he didn't feel it was important to find out what had happened. It's disappointing that a medical professional regardless of whether they were going to agree with my point of view or not didn't feel they should take the time to call.
Submitted Jan. 21, 2014 | flag
Profession-wise Dr. Speers is good; however his staffs are rude. I dealt with them for awhile ignoring it since my primary focus was my recovery. Staffs were disrespectful, in a hurry, impatient,and discremenating. The phrase "Be quick, I have patients in line" or similar, I heard almost every interaction except a few. I must say "Keri" & "Paul" - the physiotherapists are great. So is "Cynthia"- the insurance coordinator & "Ken"- the PA. They are doing their job properly yet maintaining their patience. This kind of staff could affect the reputation of the doctor's practice.
Submitted Dec. 12, 2013 | flag
In the last seven years, Dr. Speer has performed 2 arthroscopic, rotator cuff repairs on my R shoulder and last week I had a rotator cuff repair on my L shoulder. Each time, my experience has been positive and my recovery great. Eventually, I will probably need shoulder replacements, but at 61, it is nice to know that I will probably have 10 years without significant pain. Yes, it is true that Dr. Speer is absolutely a non-nonsense physician, but he gets "pain" and he gets "quality of life" issues. I want a surgeon that is is experienced, acknowledged by peers and patients to be among the best in the world, and demands excellence of staff that he works with in the operative suite. For myself, he has restored my ability to live pain free 3 times. Each injury was different and with each repair I received individualized care. I have been a registered nurse for over 40 years and I consider him to be the best surgeon I have ever known.
Submitted Sept. 4, 2013 | flag
Rate Dr. Speer a 5. Had shoulder surgery on 5/22/13. After my surgery Dr. Speer came to me and my family while I was in recovery and explain to us both what he did regarding my surgery and the things I needed to do while recovering. I have had several surgeries before, but never had the doctor take the time out and come to me came after surgery to explain things to me like Dr. Speer did. Dr. Speer is a no nonsese doctor. The staff and Dr. Speer were awesome!! I had no complaints regarding my surgery.
Submitted June 23, 2013 | flag
Dr. Speer has done a great job with total shoulder replacement on both of my shoulders. I am a 68 year-old male and am seven months out of the first surgery and four months on the second. I was basically off pain meds within a week of each surgery and had few problems with therapy (completed locally since I live three hours from Raleigh). Dr Speer and his PA are highly skilled and knowledgeable and the Duke Raleigh Hospital was excellent. It is great to be pain free for the first time in years and to be able to swim freestyle again. I have found the office environment to be professional courteous.
Submitted April 23, 2013 | flag
Dr. Speer and his staff are excellent.I have his data on my IPhone, to share with co-workers, friends, and family.
Submitted Nov. 28, 2012 | flag
My left shoulder already had surgeries to repair a labral tear. The left shoulder also has severe arthritis, bursitis, and tendonitis. Within 2 years of the left shoulder, I developed severe pain in my right shoulder. Knowing the intense pain was the same pain I experienced from my left shoulder labral tear, I went to see Dr Speer. The visit started bad as I was made to wait 45 minutes past my appointment time. They finally took an Xray of my right shoulder at rest, which showed nothing. I gave Dr Speer my history. He labeled me a drug seeker. I went to another surgeon who took an Xray while my arm was at an angle with weights, and it clearly showed instability in my shoulder, which led to the discovery of another labral tear – this alternate surgeon took very good care of me. I would recommend avoiding Dr Speer unless you are lucky enough that he “stumbles” on your injury. He was border-line rude and obviously lacks experience/knowledge in at least diagnostics.
Submitted Oct. 18, 2012 | flag
2 years ago, after months of severe shoulder pain, I had an MRI done. The Radiologist said their was no sign of any damage in my shoulder - therefore it was simply bursitis (sp) - after another year of repeated shoulder injections, months of doing PT, and no improvement. At my request my pain clinic made me an appointment with Dr. Speer. Dr. Speer looked at the SAME MRI and immediately found that I have a tear in one of the tendons in my shoulder and only surgery is going to fix. 2 years of horrific pain and probably additional damage I am finally going to have my shoulder fixed. Thank you Dr. Speer. I knew there was something wrong!!! This is one surgery I am looking forward to!!
Submitted Feb. 21, 2012 | flag
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