Ratings for Dr. James P. Behr
Dr. Behr was a total waste of the last 10-12 yrs I spent going to him. In the beginning, he requested xrays, MRI, referred me to Dr. Hala to check for rheumatoid arthritis, gave me shots of steroids, and did epidurals in my back. He also was "trying" to help me with my fibromyalgia (which is nerves and soft tissue disorder). He drug tested me to make sure I wasn't taking any other meds than what he had prescribed me, which I didn't have a problem doing that. I never saw him but maybe once a year, all other visits I was seen by his Nurse practitioner. She was very nice, sympathetic, and listened to everything I had to say, but mostly she just rewrote the scripts that he had prescribed. My last visit with him was awful!! He said that he didn't know anything more he could do, and would not rewrite my pain meds. I told him that I didn't agree that was a good thing to do, because my back was Not any better, and my Fibro was worse. He then turned NASTY!! Started talking over me, and wouldn't listen to me!! Treated me like I was a druggie, and told me to find another doctor. It was like he went from a man to a little boy throwing a tantrum!!! I have NEVER been talked down to like that in my life!! Then he stormed out of the room, and I could hear him talking about me to his staff; talking so loud, as if he Wanted me and everyone else to hear him!!!! So unprofessional! He wrote me 30 days of my scripts and he was done. He has me on meds that u cant just stop cold turkey, because it's dangerous. So, not real happy with him right now. I just wish there was a board or someone I could report him to!!!! Cause I'm VERY UPSET WITH HIM!!!! I wouldn't recommend him to anyone!!!! EVER!!!!
My experience with Dr. Behr was not good. He saw me for the first few visits to take the MRI and X-rays. Because he was not able to pinpoint my problem he tried an epidural. This did not work. The next 3 or 4 visits I saw his nurse practicioner. I have read other reviews where this is common practice for him. She was very sweet but did nothing to help figure out the problem or treatment. On what I made my final visit Dr. Best decided to show back up and treated me like I was wasting his time. He asked me what I was doing to get better. I thought I was coming to him for help. I had spent my time explaining what I was doing to get better to his nurse practicioner the past few visits... Where was he? He acted as if he had been with me this whole time trying to figure out a treatment. When I suggested any ideas he acted as if I were ridiculous. I sat there crying in his office and instead of being compassionate he threw a hissy fit for me daring to ask him a question. He has no bed side manner at all...very cold. I found him to be a total waste of time. If you have a chronic back problem and it isn't something that is a cookie cutter problem don't go to him thinking he will dig in and look for alternate ways to manage pain. Meg Parker
Previously my experience with Dr Behr was good. He helped manage the pain I was having after back surgery. He was quite good with epidurals for my pain. However, as I had occasional trouble sleeping because of the pain, I had a scrip for Norco to use PRN at night.He requested a drug test. I had no problems with taking the test; I had retired from a job that required occasional drug testing. However, I was shocked when I received a claim statement from one of my insurance providers quoting a claim for over $800 for which they would not pay anything. When I queried Dr Behr about this he was not very sympathetic about the charge. I wish I knew what to do.
I am a retired RN. My husband had seen 4 Dr.'s and had multiple X-rays and they kept telling him he had shingles which he had has months before, when he told the docs he previously had the shingles when they took his history, their dx. was he still had shingles because the left side of his back hurt. I knew it was not shingles. I knew something was seriously wrong. I called and made appt. with Dr. Behr whom my husband had seen for rotator cuff and lower back issues. His X-ray showed fx. veterbre My husband suffered and could not lie in bed, he slept sitting up on the couch for 3 months, I will eternally be greatful to Dr. Behr & Dr. Mitchell. My husband will never be the same with an excellent good back, but it is 85% better. These Dr's are not drug pushers. They find the problem and try their best to fix it so pain meds minimally needed or aren't needed at all. God Bless them. The entire staff is super, and worked with us on a payment plan. Could not ask for better health care.
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- University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry (Grad. 2004)
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