Ratings for Dr. David V. Nenna
I was referred to Dr Nenna by the ER when I came in after a fall that shattered my ball joint (shoulder) in 3 places. ER put me in a sling and sent me home with pain killers. I came to see him a few days later, and he operated on me shortly afterwards. That happened a year ago, and I am amazed at what he was able to do! It was a very bad break, and altho it was never going to be a perfect outcome, he did excellent under the circumstances!! He is a man of few words, so if you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask. He's very approachable.
Stay away! He is always in a rush, and is trying to walk out of the room to go to next patient before you can even ask questions. He misdiagnosed me. He kept saying, "your bones look fine," but he missed the tear in my joint and misalignment of my bones even when I pointed out on the X-ray that the bone was shifted, he kept saying it was fine. 3 months later, I have no use nor function/mobility in my wrist even after 1 & 1/2 months of OT. My 2nd and 3rd opinion doctors were shocked that surgery was never mentioned as I clearly needed it! Going to the Philly Hand Center to have the experts clean up his mess!!!
Dr. Nenna was the on call doctor in the ER when my daughter fractured her wrist. He took one quick look at her wrist and left (15 seconds). He returned a second time after the X-ray and put a splint on her wrist and wrapped it with an ace bandage (4 minutes) and handed me a card and said make an appointment next week. In about a week I received a bill for $2,800 and a phone call looking for payment (insurance had not even completed the claim). My reccomendation is not to get involved with Dr. Nenna.
Dr was sent to us in ER (so we didn't choose him). Set my son's finger after asking "so, how brave are you?" Kinda dumb but whatever-- Dr Nenna wrapped my son's hand in a fiber board and white gauze and told us to come to his office in 3 days. We show up at office, he puts my son's hand on a Hologic machine and says, "Okay see you next week." The stunned look on my face and comment of "That's it?" was followed up with a "well if you want to rewrap it here is a roll of clean gauze". You can imagine what a child's hand goes through during a summer day. The whole appointment lasted less than 2 minutes. We cancelled the next appointment-Dr cancelled the 3rd appointment and finally on the 4th try my son and I decided to time the appointment just for curiosity. It was now 3 weeks since the injury and the gauze/fiberboard were well worn. We started the timer when Dr Nenna walked into our room. He had my SON unwrap the gauze, Dr Nenna did another quick picture on the Hologic machine and said , "okay your good." The whole appointment lasted 2 minutes and 26 sec.! My total bill for all visits…….$4200.00!!!!!! Do not go to this man unless you have unlimited funds.
He is a HAND SURGEON....Period......He should not be able to touch anyone unless it is related to the HAND. My husband broke his leg, Nenna happened to be the Dr. on call in the ER. He mis-read the x-ray and told him it would just be a few weeks of healing....don't let him near you unless it is for your HAND!
He was in the ER when I broke and dislocated my ankle. He popped the ankle back in place but I had to wait overnight to have the surgery for my ankle. Gave me a painkiller that made me ill and didn't change it when I told him I didnt want it. Put hardware in my ankle that I needed to get removed because on the outside of the foot the phillip head screws were backing out and could be seen and felt and on the otherside, the long screw was breaking out of the bone. Still can't lay the ankle flat because of pain. He has this idea that he is the best....dont think so.
The time with this doctor was minimal. He spent less than 5 min. in my presence and he refused to answer questions because he was in such a hurry. He refused to even consider surgery and didn't reccommend physical therapy until too late. Now I'm paying for it 3 months later, my collarbone still is not healed.
Dr. David V. Nenna's Credentials
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- GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE (Grad. 1977)
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