Ratings for Dr. Rickey L. Hutcheson
The staff is extremely rude. My mother was referred to Dr Hutcheson after a fall. He told my mother that she was in dire need of a major back surgery. She agreed to have the surgery and it was scheduled. Two weeks before the surgery, the billing office called and told my mother she was going to have to pay everything up front. However, the nurse had told my mother and myself that she could make monthly payments. When we mentioned that, we were called liars. Needless to say, we will look for another doctor. I truly believe that it is God's way of telling us that we need to move. Money seems to be this physician's main priority.
Dr. Hutcheson is a nice guy but misdiagnosed my wife's fractured foot. He placed her in a post-op shoe which left the ankle free to move. As a result, the tendon from the ankle continued to pull on the fracture and has caused considerable pain and a fracture that is not healing as he said it would. We went for a second opinion to a foot specialist in Chattanooga and the MD there felt the fracture was misdiagnosed and treated incorrectly. He placed my wife in a boot and in 1 week there has already been relief from the pain. I never knew 5 weeks of misdiagnosed treatment from Dr. Hutcheson cost so much physically and literally. Over $300 in charges for a doctor's lack of knowledge is quite pricey these days.
While Dr. Hutcheson is a polite person, I have been left in considerable pain for extended periods. He has personally admitted to my wife & I that he is NOT well versed in pain management. This leads to the major problem, which is in achieving relief. Dr. Hutcheson constantly puts things off (ie - lets wait until next month). He will even say 'yes, we need to increase your medicine', and then tell you to wait a month because he sent his nurse practitioner to another office. This is no way to live and, if you are in need of pain management, do NOT entrust Dr. Hutcheson with your care. In all, I've had 4 pharmacists, a physical therapist, an orthopedic surgeon, and even a pain counselor advise that I leave his care. Please, do not risk months of suffering at his (lack of) expertise.
Dr. Rickey L. Hutcheson's Credentials
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- West Virginia School Of Osteopathic Medicine (Grad. 1991)
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