Ratings for Dr. Burton M. Needles
I love Dr. Needles and have full faith and confidence in him. I have been seeing him for over 10 years now and feel he gives me the time I need to go over everything with him. He reads the tests he orders before or during my visit. I feel he is keeping up with my health and I feel safer knowing that.
I would recommend dr. Needles to anyone. I was being treated for a blood disorder and then found out that I had colon cancer. I have seen doctor needles for over 14 years. He was all very kind and considerate. He went above and beyond. He took no chances ( which I am very glad if since it was my life he was dealing with). He decided to due chemo due to the fact that I was so young. (it was microscopic in one lymph node) He was always kind and courteous and if I had to do it all over again (pray mot)he would be my doctor.
My husband was quite ill and we'd gone from Dr. to Dr. until we were finally sent to Dr. Needles. He immediately recognized my husband's symptoms as a T-cell lymphoma and literally save his life. We cannot express in words our gratitude to Dr. Needles. He has been proactive in my husband's care and we have been cancer free for more than 2 years. We continue to see Dr. Needles every few months for blood work and to discuss any problems. We have had other family members attend appointments and Dr Needles has always given us an over abundance of time to answer questions and make everyone feel at ease with the diagnosis we are dealing with. I give Dr. and his staff the highest rating. Everything is easy at the Pratt Cancer Center; much easier to deal with than Barnes. Thanks to the Dr. and his staff!
I began treatment with Dr. Klix in 2007 for brain cancer. I was always very happy with her, and felt that she was a good doctor. Initially, she was not going to do chemo on me, but at our request to be pro-active, she changed my treatment plan. When she moved on, I was assigned to Dr. Needles. I also love him. He has been caring and thorough, and even treated me for a sinus infection. The staff is wonderful. My only complaint is with the Pratt Cancer Center for not having enough parking.
Dr. Needles and everyone at the David C Pratt Cancer Center, are very kind and considerate. This was my 3rd cancer center and my final diagnosis. When other's wrote me off, Needles and affiliates stayed with me and gave me a chance. I was diagnosed in 2007 and its 2012 and I have been cancer free for 3 years. When I was diagnosed, I was a stage 4. To be cancer ffree for 3 years, should tell it all. I love this man and his staff. Highly recommend this facility and all of the Oncologist for anyone who is going through with a blood or cancer disorder.
I wrote a review in 2006 about Dr. Needles and after 8 years of his care for my mother all I can say is he is a wonderful caring Physician. She was diagnosed with Primary Amyloidosis which is a death sentence for most, but Dr. Needles went out on a limb and decided on a new treatment and it worked! She has been in remission for 6 years and now is considered cured. I'm also a health care professional and consider him one of the best Dr's in St. Louis. He has always given my mom his full attention and takes as long as she needs for care. He was recommended to us by some of the best Physicians at other hospitals. He went to great lengths to save my mom's life when it truly looked like she was going to lose the battle. She has won! Dr. Needles is humble and never takes the credit. He looks at her and says, "You are a Miracle." I recommend him highly and have sent many patients to him.
I have heard that Dr. Needles rude and I believe it. I was not one of his patients, but I was one of Dr. Klix patients and I was diagnoised with Breast Cancer in 2004 and I have been Cancer free since. That is because Dr. Klix is a great Doctor. If Dr. Needles has his way all patients would be run through the office like cattle, seen in 15 minutes and gone. But Dr. Klix takes her time and gives a hug when one is needed. Wipes a tear when one needs to be wiped. Dr. Needles is a cattle rustler and not a doctor. He needs to learn a little compasion for his patients. I have canceled my appointments and I will follow Dr. Klix to her new office. She is a great Doctor and she is my Doctor.
Dr. Needles was not at all concerned with the serious side effects a patient developed during breast cancer treatment. His and one other doctor in this company that he owns (Dr. Mary Klix), repeatedly failed to do important diagnostic tests yet apparently filed with the insurance companies for them. Isn't that illegal? Dr. Mary Klix MD, was HIGHLY negligent during treatment, leaving out vital information the patient had a right to know and the doctor had a responsibility to disclose. Consequently, the patient is now suffering from what may become a painful, lifelong disability. It could have been avoided had both Klix and Needles been more detail oriented and cared about the welfare of the patient! Since that time, the patient has met other former patients who have also experienced a variety of difficulties. Many breast cancer patients are becoming angry with a militancy that may lead to an angry public outcry. RUN, don't walk away from these two doctors. Save yourself!!!
Dr. Burton M. Needles's Credentials
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- Loyola University Of Chicago, Stritch School Of Medicine (Grad. 1974)
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Insurance accepted by this Doctor
- Coventry Health Care