Ratings for Dr. Jason A. Melnick
This doctor has no manners and lacks the basic intelligence to read the history and MRI reports of the patient before seeing them. He definitely lacks confidence and when you point out his shortcomings, i.e., did you read my MRI report and look at them? He becomes belligerent and nasty. He named two diagnoses that I didn't have and then asked what insurance I had. I got out of there before he could do harm! He really didn't know what he was doing. I think this group has gotten so large that they forget to take care of the patient and not look at the bottom line.
I nitialy thought seeing a pain specialist would be a waist. I had the opportunity to speak to him for 6 min. Dice my surgery I have left 6 messages(SIX) to speak to him regarding extreme pain from surgery over the last 3 days. He failed to call or attempt to discuss my concerns. Prescribed a nerv block that has a simp Tom of suicide and eliminated an anxiety pill prescribed by my psychologist from 9/11. I fail to see how a (anyone) can make med changes without speaking to his patient. I notified NYS Patient Servicces (patient rights). I have a legal right to speak with my assigned medical provider!
Wishing I had read these reviews first. Very much self righteous and God complex. I am 33 and have a muscular disease that causes chronic pain and I have had over 50 surgeries with more to come next month. I was looking for medication pain management. I told him I had ankle surgery in January and had a bad virus that kept me in the hospital and rehab for 4 months...his response was "you were in drug rehab". Did he listen to a word I said or even look at what I wrote on his 3 page questionnaire. I was in a nursing home for physical therapy. He then told me that if I wasn't there for him to only do injections in my back, then "goodbye and good luck". He told me to see the doctor who wrote my last pain meds prescription...that was the doctor from rehab who is no longer following my care. Dr. Melnick would not even listen or give me a chance to talk. I have seen many other doctors within his group, and this man by no means belongs there because of his nasty attitude and poor bedside manner. Maybe he should work in a drug rehab if he is going to call his patients, in essence, drug addicts because they require pain meds. This "doctor", in my eyes, should not be a doctor.
Do not go to this person.. I was in pain in my back and was sent for an MRI.. after 5 days I was contacted by these people and told that I had arthritis and that's it and to come in and see this so called doctor about my pain level in 20 days... The pain didn't get better, saw him 20 days later.. he came floating in his office sat down and stated, so you have a buldging disc, this took me back.. I did not know this... Well when it came down to it this so called doctor did not look at my report initially and told me I had arthritis... The first sentence in the report stated buldging disc.. This guy should stop pretending to be a doctor cause he's not... By the way, it wasn't a buldging disc causing the isssue, I had Lyme's disease. This know it all, does not know anything...
I saw melnick last Friday, Jan 6. As many have said, he is a piece of work! Don't let his smiling face on their website fool you, he is a grumpy, self righteous, holier than though, twit. I have multiple myeloma cancer which can cause neuropathic pain in legs and a burning sensation in my feet. I filled out all the info about this and pain Dr.s I had seen at Yale and Mt Sinai. He came in with such an attitude and began talking about my back! Huh? It's not my back. He kept asking about my back. Then he told me he wasn't prescribing anything for my legs and feet. Does he not know about pain from neurapathy? Why doesn't he talk about the pain, ask what I had been doing taking less meds. But no, melnick didn't want to work with me, he wanted to dictate to me! What about the hypocratic oh "Do no harm"? That is the first thing this guy does, cause harm! No, don't go to this guy. There far more bad reviews here than good!
I saw this guy because I was referred to him by my orthopedist. I wish I had read all the negative comments before I saw him. It was a big mistake going to him without checking on him first. My one visit to him was a very bad experience for me. He's in the wrong business.
Dr Melnik caused some of the most brutal pain for me during my six months of back pain prior to surgery. It took 10 phone calls with his office (over 2 weeks) to clear up medication problems. I was referred to Dr Melnik by another orthopedist in his practice. It took 3 weeks to see him. During my initial consultation, he only spoke with me for a few minutes, didn't really listen to what I had to say about my pain, took me off pain medications for 2 weeks, and treated only what was most obvious from my MRI. Percocet and Lidocaine patches were the only things keeping my pain in check. He prescribed Lidocaine cream (which did nothing for me) and took me off Percocet. Then, when I complained about the pain, he added Tramadol and Lidocaine patches. After 10 (ten) phone calls with his office complaining about my pain, I was told that he wouldn't prescribe Percocet, but that another doctor that I was seeing should prescribe them for me. These were prescribed for me immediately and the worst of the pain stopped. I'm not sure that he even reviewed my MRI, maybe just the radiology report. He focused on a large synovial cyst as the cause of my pain. I've since learned that the pain constellation I was having is associated with spondylolisthesis, but he didn't figure that out because he didn't spend time speaking to me about my pain. He performed an epidural cortisone shot 3 weeks after my initial consultation with him, but it didn't help, because the cyst was not the problem causing my pain. I had him go ahead with the surgery because I was in so much pain, even though I didn't trust him to do the right thing. The doctor I did find that correctly diagnosed my back took a lot of time for questions and answers back and forth. It turns out the instability in my back is hard to diagnose from still images unless one is looking for it. He can only look for it if he speaks with the patient. Seeing him caused me a lot of pain, created weeks more of pain, delayed me from getting a correct diagnosis, and added a small surgery that I didn't need. I'm sure he has treated other patients better, because he would be hard-pressed to treat them any worse.
The Doctor has a bad disposition. I felt uncomfortable with him. When I told him his procedure did not help my condition he told me to go back to the referring Doctor. He also added a grossly inaccurate condition to my file. I want to report his actions to the State as I feel he is a bad Doctor. I would not recommend him to anyone.
Best ever. Takes his time to examine and explain issues with his patients. Not sure why some of these abusive comments are even allowed online.
It is amazing that a pain specialist asks you to wait 6 weeks for a consultation bt offers no releif until the appointment.The staff is only courteous when you have them on the phone.Numerous calls were made with no return call just for an appointment change and clarification of procedure.We will look elsewhere.
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- Temple University School Of Medicine (Grad. 2003)
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