Ratings for Dr. Brian Gordon
It's quite perplexing that anyone would give this doctor an unnecessary (bad) rating. Dr Gordon is a great doctor who is compassionate, thorough and very effective. I came to see him after being diagnosed with carpel tunnel and with a few treatments, I was able to avoid surgery. I highly recommend him.
I went to Dr. Gordon after reading great reviews. Though I believe he's a good doctor, I was not impressed with his chattiness or the lack of professionalism in the office. I wanted to make sure my insurance was covering my appointments (I wanted to be prepared if I was going to owe money) and it took weeks to get a straight answer from the staff. I don't know if he has a receptionist working for him because I made my appointments directly with him. I made an appointment for a time when I was coming from work and he wrote it done for 15 earlier in case I was able to get there early. I arrived at the office at the exact time I told him i could be there, and the receptionist (that worked for the other doctor in the office, not him), told me rudely he had waited for me and then left. I was pretty angry, as I rushed to get there on time and because I didn't get there early he didn't even call me or bother to wait until our actual appointment time. Nice guy, but not very professional.
After enduring much discomfort and pain in my hip or almost a year I decided to try acupuncture. I had physical therapy, cortisone injections, and pain meds. As a last resort I tried acupuncture with Dr. Brian Gordon. To my surprise and considerable pleasure I began to feel relief after a few treatments. To date I have not need pain medicine and I am far more comfortable. I would obviously recommend Dr. Gordon.
I'm an athlete and a competitive cyclist, and log many miles on the bike daily. One day, I developed sciatica on my left side. I had severe pain in my thigh every time I bent down, or tried to tie my shoelaces, or even get dressed. I visited Dr. Gordon, and Brian confirmed the sciatica diagnosis and I would come in weekly for acupuncture and spinal adjustment. 3 weeks later, I'm back on the bike with no pain. I've been treated by several athletic trainers in the past, but none have been as effective as Brian. I've definitely found a doctor that I have no reservations about seeing when another inevitable sports injury occurs.
I've suffered from chronic low back pain for many years. Dr. Gordon noticed that my legs were not equal in length as he examined my gait. He, then, measured my legs and saw that there was a quarter-inch of a difference between them. He suggested that I get a heel lift (conveniently available in most drug stores) and insert it into my shoe for the shorter leg. Surprisingly, I saw almost instant results! I haven't had a lower backache since I've been walking around with the lift. He told me it may take a few weeks for me to adjust to it, but it was rather comfortable -- my body probably needed the lift to achieve proper alignment. Such a simple solution to a long-term problem.
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