Ratings for Dr. Robert M. Izor
Dr Izor who specializes in movement disorders spends more time discussing his protein drink and prescribing hormone replacement than he does reading your chart before you arrive. Not once did I feel he'd reviewed my chart prior to my arrival, nor did he ever remember our previous conversations. He is insensitive and cares more about doing surgery than caring for those he's performed it on. If you are being told you're a great candidate for DBS do your research, ask for other opinions. After all, it's your brain not a tooth ache. Although DBS is helpful for the majority of those that it's performed on, I was one of his 15% that it wasn't an optimal experience. He describes the surgery as if it's a piece of cake....it's not!!! The fiducials are not just a bee sting they hurt me immeasurably. And, after having had the surgery and a not so good result he can't understand why I have issues with having it done again....HELLO....you might want to not judge those sitting across from you about their unwillingness to undergo another surgery before you have your first fiducial screwed in your skull and your first burr hole drilled while awake on the operating table!!!!!
This guy is only interested in money. The patient is not on his radar. I had a brief phone conversation with his appointment secretary and his insurance clerk. I went in for initial visit, evaluation and diagnosis. Before I saw his nurse for vitals I was presented with a bill of $6600+ for "my out-of-pocket portion of the treatment for the year". He had diagnosed my condition and prescribed treatment based on my three minute conversation with his insurance clerk. I have found another neurologist who did not demand a wallet biopsy before her nurse took my blood pressure.
I had DBS (Deep Brain Stimulation) surgery for both sides of my brain, for essential tremor. It was 100% effective. Dr. Izor was in the operating room during the procedure, testing me to make sure the electrodes were in exactly the right place. Over the eleven months since the operation Dr Izor and his well-trained staff have continually adjusted the device so that I am able to write, paint, do carpentry work, cast a fishing lure, and carry on most of the activities I could when I was younger (I am 73). In short, I got my life back. In addition, Dr. Izor counsels me about how to keep my brain healthy and delay cognitive decline. So I think Dr. Izor and his staff are an eleven out of ten.
I have been a patient of Dr. Izor's for almost 9 years. His staff was always great. No doubt that he is brilliant and knows his field. He recommended that I have DBS surgery done and I did. For 4 years I went to DBS programming sessions and saw 5 to 6 of his assistants who all approached the programming differently. We started at square with each assistant, many not reading what had not worked in the past, etc. In the end, and as PD started to progress and the programming started to not be as effective, he gave up on working with me. When the going got tough, he bailed out and said, "it won't hurt my feelings if you want to seek advice from another doctor". Shame on you Dr. Izor.
I did not feel certain that Dr Izor cared about me as a patient. He gave me such a confusing list of meds to take and the followup was poor. I never knew which were side effects or what since Parkinson's is such a cofusing disease. I would be sent to his associate ( non MD ) who really couln't adequately handle the situation. Dr Izor said that he was too busy to see me regularly so I figured that I needed to find someone who did have the time and interest to follow me adequately.
Judging by other patient reviews I can tell that my complaints about this doctor are not far off the mark. He is young, cocky, totally lacks bedside manners, recommends a list of uncovered treatments such as botox injections for minor neck pain. I am no specialist, but it sounds to me like a tylenol might be in order. Well, he and his office staff are probably the biggest pain in the neck after all. Main complaint is that it is extremely hard to get in touch with anybody at the office to confirm an appointment, reschedule or get anything done in general. When I finally do get in touch with someone, and voice my concerns about their limited availability, I get an attitude. I was referred to this doctor by a previous neurologist, Dr. Edward Fox. This man was very nice, seemed to care, and was very happy with everybody in his office. I would recommend him 100 times over Dr Izor. And I am still waiting to hear from his office staff regarding an appointment reschedule...
Dr. Robert M. Izor's Credentials
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- University Of Texas Medical School At Houston (Grad. 1999)
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