Ratings for Dr. T. Scott Powers
blue cross insurance secondary...his knowledge is great. his tolerance with you not getting better on what was suggested whether it be phy therapy or medication is a huge question mark. He took me off meds wants me to try cymbalta for arthritis pain/mild scoliosis. I was diag with fibromyalgia years ago but guessed my pain was more arthritis/scoliosis Was not able to take cymbalta several years ago. Doctor took me off due to side effects.I was really hoping he could help...will just go back to Rheu. at regular appt in Sept and continue with him.
Don't understand negative reviews as I was very satisfied with level of expertise and knowledge. Spent a lot of time explaining things to me. For pain management he doesn't like to use large doses of narcotics but that suited me just fine. Really like the emphasis on physical rehab. Would highly recommend.
i was very unhappy with him. i fired him, he is a workers comp dr, who does not mind deleteing information, changing information, to suit your employer and or protect himself. he changed his mind all the time about what was wrong with me, i think he should loose his license
I was referred for pain mgmnt. Can't comment on him as a physiatrist, but he's terrible in dealing with intractable pain and, I suspect, does not understand the differences inherent in intractable pain. He yanked me off the meds I'd been on for five years (ten years total on pain medication) with NO titrating and put me on an ER one-fifth my accustomed dosage. Naturally, it was ineffective. We bounced to a new drug each month. When the last one, Nucynta, caused side effects for me, he resigned as my physician and refused to reinstate me to my regular pain control, tho' I was deteriorating rapidly. Throughout my visits, he was defensive ("I'm NOT a pill pusher!") and combative. When I'd try to explain the three years of various treatments & therapies which had no effect on my pain, he'd accuse me of "giving up." He disagreed with the diagnosis of three top L.A. rheumatologists, two orthopedics, and two pain specialists because I don't respond to "typical" fibromyalgia medication. Beware
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- University Of Tennessee College Of Medicine (Grad. 1988)
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