Ratings for Dr. Michael S. Gorback
Dr. Gorback is one of the worst–if not the worst–physicians I have ever had the misfortune of encountering. During each encounter, I witnessed him yell at a patient, defame a fellow physician in a disgustingly derogatory and offensive manner, make offensive jokes to my mother, touch and answer his cell phone after he scrubbed in for a procedure, and yell at me for asking a question regarding a procedure. His moods are erratic, thereby raising concerns regarding his mental health and competency, and his methods of treatment are questionable, which raises concerns as to his skill as a diagnostician, as brought to my attention by other physicians in his field. Please google him and read other patient reviews, as well as his responses to those reviews before you consider scheduling an appt with him. There are so many other competent, skilled, professional pain management physicians who will treat you as they themselves desire to be treated.
Dr. Gorback is a doctor that listens to what you have to say. He does the necessary test to make sure what he needs to treat. I have had knee pain for over a year and it is now gone thanks to Dr. Gorback. My husband started going to see Dr. Gorback for backand hip pain and he really liked Dr. Gorback professionalism . Thanks Dr.Gorback.
I think this might be the only doctor left who actually listens to you and then actually does a physical exam. When I started my visit by telling him what my MRI showed he said, "I don't want to know what your tests show right now. Tell me your story, then we'll do a physical, then we'll look at tests." That's the opposite of everyone else I've seen.
This doctor bedside manners is horrible. After not seeing him for about 4 years after going thru surgies, went back to see him after my doctor recommended me to him. I was giving the third degree and wanting to know why I did not go back to the doctors that had treated me before. After a few words back and forth, he closed my file and asked that I do not come back. Didn't have to wory, wasn't coming back, too many other good doctors out there. If you doubt him in any way, or too many questions, he doesn't want you as a patient,, so dont waste your time seeing him.
I have had back surgeries (pain) for 20 years, After seeing Dr. Gorback 2 1/2 months he diagnosed me and gave me an injection that made me pain free for a month. He is so professional and his bedside manners are awesome. I would have recommended him to friends and family!!!
I can't believe how many doctors I had to go through before I finally found Dr. G. He was the first one who believed me and didn't just blame everything on fibromyalgia like the other doctors. He actually LISTENS and does an EXAMINATION. Based on that he said I had a lot of different pain problems all over and that while it could be fibro he thought that would be a mistake. He said we should try breaking it down into separate pain problems and do each one. I started crying I thought I was stuck with all my complaints blamed on fibro.
Dr. Gorback is a nice man, and a seemingly god doctor. However, he dropped me down on my meds from my previos doctor, making me very ill. He provided injections which didn't work. When I quietly asked about a change in medication he treated me like an addict. I left and found a much better and more understanding doctor. I wish him the best.
Dr. Michael S. Gorback's Credentials
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- University Of Maryland School Of Medicine (Grad. 1979)
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