Ratings for Dr. Marcia Mastrin
Do not go to her, ever. She is arrogant does not treat the pain, first visit my medication was reduced, and my dose was not high, and I'm terminally ill. It sucks when you have to go on hospice because you can't get a doctor to give you your medication.
I started seeing Dr. Mastrin about 6 months ago. I've had some bad luck with pain doctors and Dr. Mastrin took the time to look at my MRI throughly and explained everything she saw. No other doctor would do that. Her staff is always so nice and personable. Dr. Mastrin renewed my faith in legitimate pain doctors. If your looking to get a handle on chronic pain, I highly recommend Dr. Mastrin!
I cannot believe some of these negative reviews. Dr. Mastrin does care. If you are just seeking drugs you are right she does not care. Some of these people reviewing say their pain is a "10" WOW, I wonder what their pain would be like if their arm, hand, etc.... got caught in a table saw. That would be considered a 10 to myself. Dr. Mastrin takes her time, listens and prescribes what she thinks is best. If after 1 month you pain level has not decreased she will reevaluate you. I would highly recommend Dr. Mastrin. Thanks
The clinic staff were mostly professional and competent. The doctor is arrogant and suspicious. Overall this operation is untrustworthy. Do not give this clinic your health insurance info. They don't accept insurance but that won't stop them from trying to submit a claim. I was very depressed and willing to do practically anything to continue to work in the field I love. The only positive thing that came out of this is my acceptance that I probably won't be able to work more than about 3 more years but I've resigned myself to the reality. Unfortunately this field has been overrun with a lot of dishonest players and questionable but expensive treatments. I'm thankful my choice doesn't include being bedridden.
If you are looking for compassion and flexibility, Doctor Mastrin is not the right Pain Specialist for you. I've been seeing her the past 26 months and, until recently, respected and liked her. She has reduced my meds almost 50% in the past two plus years, which has affected my quality of life, but I was willing to go along with her. Plus, she doesn't give you a choice. I was in a bad car accident last month, cut off on the 101 and hitting a wall going about 70MPH. She has not once taken a look at what was supposed to be a broken ankle, lumbar pain and chest pain from the seat belt and airbag. Keep in mind, one of my conditions is raw nerve ending pain from a mastectomy, as well as Fibromyalgia and Trigeminal Neuralgia. For the first time ever I went in three days early two weeks ago, thinking she would have compassion about my current condition, and not post-dating my prescriptions. She made me feel like a whiny, drama-queen who just wanted to get her meds early. I went to foot/ankle doctor last week and he took one look at my foot/ankle and saw there was something very wrong. He suspected a blood clot and had me go for and MRI and Ultrasound within 24 hours of my visit. After four weeks in a boot it is swollen all the way up to my knee, and the pain in my ankle is excruciating. I receiving a call from the doctor's office yesterday advising me he wants me back in his office ASAP. The MRI shows more damage, as I suspected. Thanks Doctor Mastrin for a rough few weeks, especially the weekend after my last visit. I was running low, but she continued to be inflexible, and I left there in tears. She charges $250 for the first visit and $150 for each month after that, but sits and plays G-d with your pain levels. I am very angry and will not go back.
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