Rate Dr. J. Frederick Harrington
Dr. J. Frederick Harrington's Ratings
Submitted July 30, 2012 | flag
Submitted June 29, 2012 | flag
I HAVE BEEN DISABLED SINCE 2001,AND WILL BE DISABLED FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE DUE TO DR. J FREDERICK OPERATING ON MY BACK IN 1998,AND NOT KNOWING A THING ABOUT MY BACK CONDITION.. BUT HAD ME CONVINCED HE DID AND SURGERY WOULD MAKE ME SO MUCH BETTER(FROM THE HEADACHES AND LEG WEAKNESS AND LOWER BACK PAIN I WAS HAVING) NOW I CAN'T EVEN FEEL CERTAIN PARTS OF MY BODY AND JUST CONTINUE TO GET WORSE AND NEED TO SEE MORE DR'S AND HAVE MORE PROCEDURES AND I WILL ONLY CONTINUE TO GET WORSE ANDI AM ONLY IN MY 30'S!! AND SOMEHOW HE STILL REMAINS TO PRACTICE MEDICINE, EVEN AFTER TAKING A PATIENTS LIFE???? IT STILL MAKES ME SICK EVERYDAY OF MY LIFE..
Submitted July 29, 2011 | flag
Dr Harrington in my own eyes is GOD. He operated on my father 2 years ago. He had infection in the bones & Spinal Stenosis. He was almost paralyzed but thank to him he was able to walk again. My dad is now passed for different circumstances. Thank you Dr you are an Angel. He is one of the best.
Submitted Nov. 8, 2010 | flag
I personally think this Dr. Should have his license suspended FOREVER, I have had two surgeries with Dr. Harrington, and he screwed them both up. Now I have losted 60% of feeling in both legs and feet, I am unable to work ever again, I can just about walk thanks to him!! This Dr is so far away from being a God.. Not to meantion that poor man he operated on back in 2007 with a wrong-site operation, this Patient lost his life, How can you operate on the wrong side of someones brain and not know? The information wasn't filled in due to his nurse, if it is not filled in wouldn't you make it your point to consult with your patient or the patients family to find out what is going on? I know I would, Thank God I found a doctor that can fix the Mistakes that Dr. Harrington Made, so I dont lose the other 40% of the feeling in my legs and feet, And FYI Dr. Harrington is yet again under investigation due to botched surgeries! People Please think about this Dr before letting him work on you.....
Submitted Sept. 21, 2010 | flag
When i met this Dr. i was paralyzed from the waist down from an accident.I can now walk without pain after he repaired an L1 compression fracture (broken spine) so in my opinion he is the best doctor around.
Submitted June 24, 2010 | flag
I had three surgeriesw/ Dr Harrington One failed and two successful. He is obviously knowledgeable and profficient, however I was not informed of other surgical options and I believe one operation could have been handled differently. Additionally, the full impact of the procedure was NOT coveyed to me as completely as I would have liked nor was the recovery time needed fully explained. Most importantly during my recovery from the last procedure (which was very long), he was far too coservative with pain management. I would have been able to progress far faster had i not been in agony for so long afterward because he feared addiction to pain meds. Everyone who takes these meds for several months is addicted to one degree or another this is unavoidable. But I should have been made far more comfortable post op and more importantly during phyicsl therapy /rehab. I would reccomend him w/ advice
Submitted Oct. 23, 2009 | flag
DR. Harrington helped me with my L5-S1 disc herniation. I was in physical therapy for months and getting worse. My pain was much better after my surgery in 2001 and is now resolved. I would go back to Dr. Harrington for any future problems I might have.
Submitted March 29, 2009 | flag
Dr Harrington solved a herniated C6C7 disc problem with a microscopic posterior forminatomy for me in January. He was always on time, took time to go over Xray and MRI results with me in detail and again with my wife when we went together pre-surgery. I had a second opinion from another Doctor referenced by others in this blog who advocated PT. As it turned out I had already spent over 3 months in daily traction etc without improvement. Post surgery Dr. Harrington's evaluation was that the herniation was so severe it would not have been resolved with PT. I will go back to him in the future if needed (Hope not) and have two relatives who have had him perform lumbar surgery. We all give him high marks for being personable, professional and fixing the problem rather than treating the symptoms. A God? - No A really good doctor? - Absolutely YES!
Submitted March 9, 2009 | flag
DR.Harrington performed two back operations on me. One in 1999 when he removed one disc, the other was in 2001 where I had to have three disc fused. He was very open and explained the operation 100% and I know this for a fact because it happened to be on tv pryor to my surgery. I asked him to explain every detail about this operation which he did without leaving out any details. After he explained the factors and disadvatages I told him he could operate on me. I returned to work in the homeimprovement business which is very heavy work then I went to work fixing slot machines. I had afreak accident and a cable broke so am I suppose to blame him for this? I am still his patient. I never had to wait long periods of time in his office and I know for a fact if you call ahead they will tell you if there is a wait. His secretary is very pleasant and helpful. Know he is not god but he is a good surgeon. He gave me back 5 years of my life so I could work. I have no regrets. dmp
Submitted Oct. 7, 2008 | flag