Ratings for Dr. Kevin P. Speer
Did not explain anything to me about my shoulder. He was dismissive to the point of almost being rude. The consultation lasted no longer than 5 minutes. I was in extreme pain and from the MRI report I could tell that there was more damage than what he diagnosed. I asked him to explain where my tear was and he pointed to his shoulder and said 'somewhere there'. What an insult. Not going back. Learn to have a bedside manner that is respectful and kind - being a good surgeon is not enough.
Dr Speer performed shoulder surgery on my daughter who was a swimmer at the time. this was her second surgery. The first was done in Chapel Hill. Dr Speer came highly recommended by her physical therapist. He was brilliant. Her surgery went very well and we really liked the fact that he used a nerve block instead of a general anesthetic. Recovery and pain management were brilliant. A great experience. I would highly recommend anyone to Dr Speer who needs shoulder surgery.
Dr. Speer replaced my husband's right shoulder, and his staff did 6 weeks of PT on the shoulder. Everything about Dr. Speer's skill is incredible. My husband had to take pain meds only ONCE after he left the hospital. The staff at Duke Raleigh respects Dr. Speer and has his orders and instructions down pat! His front office staff can be a little snippy, but the scheduling nurses and PA's are wonderful.
Dr Kevin Speer did a total shoulder replacement on my right shoulder a few years ago. He is the best most knowledgeable surgeon I have had the opportunity to know. His staff is awesome. I would highly recommend him to anyone. In my opinion Duke Raleigh is one of the best hospitals in the country.
I had a torn labrum and chose Dr. Speer. I believe he is competent in his abilities to perform surgery, but between his poor bedside manner and his office policies I stopped going to him mid way through my recovery. I am not convinced that patient care is his primary focus and I think he is afraid of possible confrontation from a dissatisfied patient. When I left his office I had asked to have him call me to discuss what had taken place as I was quite upset (I also cancelled the follow up appointment I had with him the next day). It has now been many months and I never heard from him or anyone from his office. Even though I was still under his medical care and clearly needed to be under someones medical care (this took place a few weeks after the surgery) he didn't feel it was important to find out what had happened. It's disappointing that a medical professional regardless of whether they were going to agree with my point of view or not didn't feel they should take the time to call.
Profession-wise Dr. Speers is good; however his staffs are rude. I dealt with them for awhile ignoring it since my primary focus was my recovery. Staffs were disrespectful, in a hurry, impatient,and discremenating. The phrase "Be quick, I have patients in line" or similar, I heard almost every interaction except a few. I must say "Keri" & "Paul" - the physiotherapists are great. So is "Cynthia"- the insurance coordinator & "Ken"- the PA. They are doing their job properly yet maintaining their patience. This kind of staff could affect the reputation of the doctor's practice.
In the last seven years, Dr. Speer has performed 2 arthroscopic, rotator cuff repairs on my R shoulder and last week I had a rotator cuff repair on my L shoulder. Each time, my experience has been positive and my recovery great. Eventually, I will probably need shoulder replacements, but at 61, it is nice to know that I will probably have 10 years without significant pain. Yes, it is true that Dr. Speer is absolutely a non-nonsense physician, but he gets "pain" and he gets "quality of life" issues. I want a surgeon that is is experienced, acknowledged by peers and patients to be among the best in the world, and demands excellence of staff that he works with in the operative suite. For myself, he has restored my ability to live pain free 3 times. Each injury was different and with each repair I received individualized care. I have been a registered nurse for over 40 years and I consider him to be the best surgeon I have ever known.
Rate Dr. Speer a 5. Had shoulder surgery on 5/22/13. After my surgery Dr. Speer came to me and my family while I was in recovery and explain to us both what he did regarding my surgery and the things I needed to do while recovering. I have had several surgeries before, but never had the doctor take the time out and come to me came after surgery to explain things to me like Dr. Speer did. Dr. Speer is a no nonsese doctor. The staff and Dr. Speer were awesome!! I had no complaints regarding my surgery.
Dr. Kevin P. Speer's Credentials
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- Duke University School Of Medicine (Grad. 1991)
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Insurance accepted by this Doctor
- Coventry Health Care