Ratings for Dr. Linda S. Brecher
I have been seeing Dr. Brecher for 7 years. I went to a few rheumatologists before her and they were awful. I live with chronic, sometimes unbearable pain. I see her around every 4 months. I am disappointed with the fact that my pain issue is never fully addressed. Dr. Brecher lacks pain management skills and is totally anti pain medicine. Maybe if she had to live with chronic pain she would feel differently. I leave her office in pain and don't know what to do about it. However, she is a friendly, knowledgeable doctor with a good bedside manner.
I have been seeing Dr. Brecher since 1996 and continue seeing her since I have moved to North Jersey. She is just wonderful. She has been my doctor since my initial diagnosis when I was really sick and stayed involved during 2 high risk pregnancys. I would highly recommend her to anyone. I truely believe she was a gift to me when I was really sick. I will stay a patient of hers as long as she remains in practice - with or without health insurance.
I was highly disappointed with Dr Brecher, despite the great reviews I've read about her. I was referred to her by my primary doctor, who suspected the issues I'm having are auto-immune related. During my first and only visit to her, her bedside manner was cold, and I felt as though she wasn't listening to me. She offered to write a prescription, though had she been listening she'd have known that I wasn't experiencing those symptoms at the time and had no need for that kind of medication. I was looking for a doctor to help find a diagnosis, not give me scripts I don't need. She ordered one set of blood tests. When the results came back normal, I was told by someone in the office that there were "no further instructions" and that was it. Perhaps I caught her on a bad day, or perhaps she wasn't up for the challenge of a patient who's case isn't cut and dry. Whatever the reasons for how she handled my case, I wouldn't ever return to her, and I certainly wouldn't recommend her.
I have been a patient of Dr Brecher for about six years and of a colleague of hers (Dr. Koenig) for about the same time before that. I can honestly say that these two professionals have made it possible for me to work and have an endurable life. I have psoriatic arthritis, which affects hand and foot joints and some parts of my back. Without their care I would be unable to work (programming computers) or even lift pans to cook! I would recommend Dr Brecher especially for her open, friendly, and ever-cheerful attitude towards her patients.
Dr. Linda S. Brecher's Credentials
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- Des Moines Univ, Coll Osteo Med & Surg, Des Moines Ia 50312 (Grad. 1987)
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