Ratings for Dr. Justin Pik
I found Justin very rude & short Spoke in long terms & when asked he sruged me off He was great a day after my surgery as I was on some heavy pain killers & told him I had very little pain ( fusion @ L5 S1) But when I went back for 6 week check up & told him pain was worse than b 4 Opp he was very short & abrupt with me I have since gone back to see him as I now have a bludger in L34 & an anular tear & he basically couldn't shove me out of his room quick enough to after traveling 850 Klms Still in pain ++++ incontonent & on a lot of horrible pain killers & his answer is pain clinic good bye Very disappointed
I found him condescending and abrupt and I felt like he was constantly trying to cover himself in terms of not making any recommendations so as not to get a law suit against him. He couldn't tell me if being on the pain killers was bad for my health or recommend others, couldn't tell me if he recommended surgery and kept telling me to stop talking about my disks and just talk about the nerves. I left upset and felt I had no answers. He said if I really wanted he could operate on one disk even though I had pain down both legs. I have since found Dr Tim Steel in Sydney who immediately said I needed surgery, on both disks, and he was confident of a full recovery quickly etc. Feel so much more confident with Dr Steel. Such a shame Canberrans have to travel to Sydney to be treated well.
Justin Pikk operated on me in 2011 , I found his bed side manner beautiful & he was very caring & considerate ! Then I went back for 6 mth check up & told him I was in more pain & symptoms came back worse & he was quiet rude & short with me :( May be it was frustration because of failure mmm I'm not sure but it made me feel like I'd done the wrong thing ! & it has just got worse over the last 3yrs & I'm very hesitant to go back to him but have been advised to go back & see him very scared :/
Dr Pik operated on my father, who had a glioblastoma. Dr Pik became a source of inspiration for our family, his manner while some might feel is direct, was exactly what we needed to hear when our emotions were running so high.My fathers operation was a complete success and although he was initially diagnosed 6 to 12 months to live he lived for 4 years and saw 6 grandkids born in that time.Dr Pik who generally refuses to operate a 2nd time so invasively (not many survive long enough)offered a chance for a 2nd operation.In the pre-op preparation a nurse noticed he was walking funny, Dr Pik did a reassessment only a day before he was to have the operation and thatthe tumour had progressed beyond any benefit of removing it. The assessment heart breaking for us (we were present) it was clearly the right decision. My father was able to pass away on his own terms in the peace of our home. We will always thankful for Dr Pik. A true professional and someone we hold dear in our family.
I felt he was more interested in my money than my health. He did seem knowledgable but no bedside manner and spent as little time as possible with me. No exam performed and his nurse took the history not him. The communication between staff was poor with errors made with booking my appointments. I am changing surgeons!
His practise nurse came in first with a questionnaire which she went through with me. He than came in and explained the result of my MRI and showed me on the film. Once he had his diagnosis he did not consider additional factors. I would have appreciated more time and information than he gave. I felt he gave the bare minimum. Sometime the patient doesn't know exactly what to ask and they need more information to inspire questions. I would still see him again and I would like a bit better connection.
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