Great experience with Dr. Pineless. Staff was great and very prompt and professional. Office was very nice and clean, unlike some medical offices, very tastefully decorated. Dr. Pineless was so nice and spent such a long time with us and did not seem to be in a hurry. He told us a few stories and his manner made me and my wife so glad he was our dr. He seemed genuinely interested in us. He did not prematurely diagnose me but I felt he understood my symptoms and was able to answer all our questions. Both my wife and I thought he was first class.
My visit with Dr. Pineless was a complete waste of my time and money. I was reffered to him by my PCP; my mistake for the blind trust. I should have known something was wrong when the waiting room and all the patient rooms were empty the entire time I was there! He was condescending and was quick to cut me off when asking him questions. I brought my husband with me to the appointment and he would say, "this question isn't for you so please don't answer" and would proceed to ask my husband questions about me. It made me feel as if he didn't believe what I was telling him . I'm the patient, not my husband! He didn't address ANY of my reasons for the visit, in fact he sent me away saying my symptoms are probably related to something else, which ended up not being true. He did prescribe me medication and when I asked approx. how long it would take to work, his response was "I don't know, I'm not God". This comment was so infuriating I wanted to get up and walk out! He then came back into the room, after typing his notes, saying hopefully it will start working within 1-2 days. He appears to expect patients to have blind faith in what he says. At the end of the appointment he said he wants to see me in 3 weeks to see how I'm doing. Is that a joke? There won't be any improvement when he didn't address my concerns! The next day I had a follow up with my PCP. After explaining my visit with Dr. Pineless, my Doctor was in a state of shock and recommended I see a different neurologist. I refused a referral since I'll do my own research this time. I will never go back to this doctor and recommend you do your research before wasting your time with him! I'm baffled at how incompetent doctors stay in business!
I've been a Neurocare patient for almost 20 years. Dr. Pineless and his staff, have always treated me with kindness and respect. The office is run professionally; my calls are returned promptly, appointments always run on time and any paperwork required by my insurance co is quickly addressed. Best of all, I'm treated as a person, not as a number. I know my treatment plan is the right one for me as Dr. Pineless genuinely listens to any concerns I may have, and answers my questions clearly. I'm very happy I was referred to Dr. Pineless; he has helped me so much and I know I'm getting the best care possible. I have highly recommended Dr. Pineless to friends and acquaintances in the past and I will continue to do so.
I have been seeing Dr. Pineless for about 3 years. My daughter has been seeing him for 14 years. He is extremely knowledgeable and there is never a long wait to see him. His staff is courteous and professional. Dr. Pineless is never too busy to answer any questions we may have at our visits. He always has room on his schedule for urgent visits.
My last visit with Dr. Pineless was devastating. He was condescending and wasn't interested in answering any of my questions. He's one of those doctor's who have a God complex. He appears to expect patients to have blind faith in what he says. I hope I never have to see him again.
I am very impressed with Dr. Pineless and his staff on the excellent care that they provided me recently. I went to Dr. Pineless with a lot of uncertainty about my condition and he gave me reassurance and peace of mind. With his care, I am now living without worry. I highly recommend Dr. Pineless for his professionalism and personal concern. I have many Neurologists closer to where I live that I could have gone to, but the travel is well worth the time.
Arrived 5 min. late was refused to be seen. Never in my 50 years of seeing a Dr. was refused. Waiting room had only one person and due to it being Friday receptionist stated that the Dr. told her since they were late they would have to reschedule. If there waiting service is the poor I can imagine the Dr.'s service. I thought Dr.'s had a ethics to see their patents. Needless to say I did not reschedule.
Dr. charges you for phone calls during hours. Does not get back to you in a timely fashion. Dr. DOES NOT LISTEN to you. He was recommended and the recommending Doctor told me to see someone else due to his inability. THe DOctor nor his Assistant bother to look at your chart. His staff does not answer or ask any relevant questions. If you are looking for a doctor that does not have your best intrest at heart this is our guy.
(Dr Pineless was on a 2wk vacay) When Glenn finally arrived, he seemed baffled about my visit. They did not send my labs to their neuroradiologist. They did not have my file ready, he asked the same ?s from the 1st visit, & then he informed me that they had no new info about my issue. The next visit I saw Dr Pineless - after getting my 4th MRI in 90 days. He said he didn't know, but it sounded like a migraine and he "THINKS" that I have MS. He gave me a booklet to He never told me what MS was, how it could effect me, or other options. He said that he wanted me to start treatment in two weeks. Oh forgot to tell you...I have no symptoms of MS just a sore eyeball (inflamed optic nerve) .There is so much more that u could rag on, like their billing process, customer service & friendliness, but I have typed enough. Trust me when I say, "research & see another Dr, this office is not worth the time, money, frustration, and anger." I learned the hard way. See vitals.com 4 my full comment.
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A new 5-star rating has been posted. "Great experience with Dr. Pineless. Staff was great and very prompt and professional. Office was very nice and clean, unlike some medical offices, very tasteful..."July 24, 2015
A new 1-star rating has been posted. "My visit with Dr. Pineless was a complete waste of my time and money. I was reffered to him by my PCP; my mistake for the blind trust. I should have known somet..."September 24, 2014
'birds of a feather' rating (based on <a href='/birdsofafeather.jsp?did=44410'>Medicare patients-in-common</a>): 3.3February 5, 2014
First Name changed from "Hal" to "Hal S."October 20, 2013
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