I have to agree with one of the others making a posting. I have been in extreme pain for several months and got a referral to Dr. Dobecki about 3 weeks ago and I am still waiting for an appointment. I have made a dozen phone calls to his office trying to get an appointment scheduled. All I get is that they will check into it and someone will get back to me. You would think that knowing patients are coming to him because of the need for immediate relief he would have a staff that was more responsive to his patients. I am totally disgusted and depressed.
Dr. Dobecki is a great doctor, but his staff is horrible about returning calls and helping to get procedures done in a timely manner. You have to make several follow up calls to get anything done. If you want something done, you really have to stay on them or you will just continue to suffer. They seem to be overwhelmed with work/patients and it is only a matter of time until I will have to switch again due to the slow service and them being inundated with patients. It takes months to get procedures set up and rarely will you get a returned phone call the same day.
I found Dr. Dobecki very knowledgeable and helpful. I had already tried physical therapy for my neck pain so went with the intention of receiving epidural injections. He didn't try to force me into them - actually told me the risks and benefits and said if I needed more time to think about it to wait and just give him a call if/when I was ready. I ended up getting two injections over a several month period and he actually suggested waiting before receiving a third after I had a flare-up. I also liked that when told him I was going to start getting acupuncture and he didn't badmouth eastern medicine and said it can benefit some people. Overall seemed caring and made sure all my questions were answered. Sometimes he ran late but not ridiculously so.
I've been going to Dr Dobecki almost 3 years for pain management, and I think he's a great provider to have on my team. He has treated me with nothing but respect, and always let's me be apart of my treatment plan. He has never forgotten my difficult to pronounce name and he has excellent bedside manners. I have followed him to his new office move in Sorrento Valley. Everyone has different experiences, but my experience with him has been exceptional and I have had surgeries, disabiliy claims, leave of absences from work that he has supported.I have never been over charged or suspected anything dishonest. I trust his professional examinations and his current staff at Coastal Pain. He has always made time to return my calls within reasonable time. Also the drug/urine testing has grown on me knowning Dr Dobecki is just complying with regulations. That makes me trust him more! And if I'm doing what I'm supposed to do, there's no issues! He's a wonderful doctor, give him an opportunity!
DR needs bedside manner training. he sees dollar signs when he sees you, that is only needle time, where he wont even say hello until, you speak to him, been a patient for 1yr. not anymore. also forgot my name while doing my procedure. only seen him 4 times, in 1yr, 2 office visits. they sent me to his PA every month for follo-up, and medication. never see him. staff accused me of missing appt. charged my 25.00. told me of 1 morning at 9am saying that i wont be seen because i had an 8am appt. which was wrong. the woman was very combative, had me in tears. finally said they said they confused mw with someone else, then gave me a starbucks gift card for 5.00. DR doesnt care, great guy to talk to upon meeting him after that he only does needles. not patients. Dont go to him. Or also kept charging for services not given
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A new 1-star rating has been posted. "I have to agree with one of the others making a posting. I have been in extreme pain for several months and got a referral to Dr. Dobecki about 3 weeks ago and..."June 24, 2015
'birds of a feather' score (based on <a href='/birdsofafeather.jsp?did=2380569'>Medicare patients-in-common</a>): 3.5February 6, 2014
First Name changed from "Douglas" to "Douglas A."October 20, 2013
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