Ratings for Dr. David M. Sibell
Dr. Sibell is a good doctor. He is frank, compassionate, knows his stuff. I can see how he might rub some the wrong way. If you just want pain medication--go somewhere else. This clinic wants to treat your pain problem from many angles, long term. Just taking pain meds does not address psychological problems that can arise with chronic pain. Seeing a psychologist and PT is part of the Comprehensive Pain Management program. Dr. Sibell has to be tough sometimes, managing pain is tough! He will work hard for you, and expects you to work hard to help your pain management. Do your PT, do as the psychologist advises, and when you come in to see Dr. Sibell, be on time. He always strives to be, for you!
I had the same experience - poor. Left feeling like I had wasted my time. He pretty much referred me to PT and counseling for my pain and achiness. He told me he ran everyday which I found hard to believe. He looks like he eats donuts for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Not a doctor that I would want to emulate!
Total jerk. Would never go back to him .these doctors must have stocks in methadone clinics because leaving suffering people in pain will drive them to street drugs and to methadone clinics. I guess I should be lucky I get oxycodone and muscle relaxers . never will I want to be treated so rudely by a doctor
Specialists had only provided me limited success in relieving my cervical pain until I was referred to Dr. Sibell and his team several years ago. This comprehensive approach to pain management is so much more effective. After evaluation and testing, he did my first “denervation”. It lasted 24 months – longer than most, I believe, because I faithfully continued with the exercise program at home customized for me by the PT. I recently had my second denervation and couldn’t be happier. Going from pain managing me to managing it – life is good.
Worst experience EVER!! I have experienced chronic back pain for 20+ years and have tried everything from massage therapy to acupuncture. I have just moved to the area from across the country and found him on the OHSU website. I brought my X-rays to him and told him that I had been told by 2 other doctors that I had a disc problem. He told me that he did not see a disc problem and then told me that I did not know what I was talking about. He proceeded to "examine" me by poking me in different places. When I demonstrated pain in each place he told me to get dressed. When he came back he told me that I had Fibromyalgia after spending less than 15 minutes with me. He told me that I needed physical therapy, to see a psychologist ( I am married to one!!) and told me Togo to the bookstore and get 2 books to read!! I left with nothing for the pain and in tears. He seemed so full of himself, did not listen or help. Don't waste your time with this guy. He won't help and makes you feel worse
I also had a very bad experience with this doctor. He completely ignored me and came to his own diagnosis that was completely wrong. He sent me to PT but it would take a few weeks to get in so he sent me home with some exercises. This is after I'd completed PT twice unsucessfully for the same problem. After a few days my pain was off the charts. I cancelled my PT appt and never went back. I think it's amazing how the good reviews seem to be written by someone who seems to have a good deal of knowledge about medical terminology and is also appearing to "advertise" for the pain program at OHSU. THESE GOOD REVIEWS HAVE MOST LIKELY BEEN WRITTEN BY STAFF AND MAY HAVE BEEN WRITTEN BY THE PHYSICIANS THEMSELVES!! STAY AWAY!!!!!!!
Dr. David M. Sibell's Credentials
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- University Of Vermont College Of Medicine (Grad. 1992)
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