Ratings for Dr. Floyd L. Pacheco
I really liked this doctor when I met him. In January 2017 he was to do a simple bunion removal, well I ended up with permanent nerve damage, overcorrected toe and hardware trying to come out of my foot! I went back and he told me to slowly pull my toe and it would correct itself. I was them informed he had left the New Mexico orthopeadics so another doctor would see me. Needless to say I ended up with a second surgery, more bone cut from my toe, excruciating pain, nerve damage and limping! I sent a letter to the New Mexico orthopeadics and was told to contact him directly. They forwarded my letter to his attorney, got a call from attorney offering me $2,500 for me to go away! Unbelievable! Waiting on one last response, before I decide to take him to court! Fa
When I started having problems with my ankle, he tried conservative approaches first. I researched extensively on line and found that there were very few solutions. Hip and knee surgery options are extensively documented on line. Ankle replacement surgery is not well documented. I chose ankle fusion, and I am quite happy with my decision and his advice so far. He opens the xrays and MRI results and explains them to me on my request. He is comfortable with the fact that I prefer my husband to be involved in major medical decisions and he answers my husband's follow up questions as well as my questions.
Did not perform routine culture during 1st surgery to repair Achilles and Peroneal tendons. Developed Necrosis (dead skin and muscle ) to the bone along with 3 unusual bacteria. He said to "watch and wait". Prior to 2nd surgery 8 weeks after 1st advised me I may loose my leg and to definitely be prepared to loose my foot! Fortunately only had a divot in the side of my ankle in which a tennis ball would easily fit. Refused topical anesthetic before removing staples from clearly unhealed wound. His assistant Monica sneered "we don't do that here" per request for topical treatment. Nine months later of minute by minute acute pain the wound is still not healed. His assistant refused to refill pain meds which were due to expire a week before I next saw him. She said he was gone and none of the other 22 or 23 doctors on staff could write a prescription, which is a blatant lie. While his credentials are excellent, it is just on paper. The man is not really familiar with the medication his prescribes. I am so very disappointed as I trust him. Dr Pacheco was chatty whenever my husband attended my appointments. When I went alone he'd ask where my husband was and had little to say to me. He gave evasive answers to my very straight forward questions. Don't. Just. Don't.
worthless as a foot dr--helped with a toe infection but instantly dismissed me when infection healed -ignoring the fact there there seemed to be another spot on another toe and when i asked him about the pain his comment was " live with it" --rude , pompous and no help at all .. a lot of insurance money spent with little result and no answers....
Dr. Pacheco's office and staff are great. I have an injury that is over 30 years old and is now hurting to the point that I cant walk good. Dr. Pacheco diagnosed the problem and solution. It has been my perception that doctors can only fix what you tell them. He is a good doctor and I trust his work.
Dr. Floyd L. Pacheco's Credentials
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- California College Podiatric Medicine (Grad. 2000)
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