Ratings for Dr. Ian M. Purcell
I saw 3 other doctors here in San Diego and they told me there was nothing wrong with me. I had bad vertigo every time I laid down in bed foe the last year. Dr Purcell fixed me with his vertigo chair and finally I have my life back. Overall he is the one who understands vertigo.
I would recommend seeing Dr Purcell. My experience with Purcell itself was so so however the treatment I received was amazing. It worked. The guy that treated me on the I call it loopy chair explained things in a way I could understand and felt safe using it. Hendricks was courteous and knowledgeable and most of all patient. The front office girls are always helpful when I call in and are patient with me while I figure my schedule out. Brenna used to see me but now I'm with another provider there and she is just as good. Dizzy? Go here.
Our adult son suffered acute vertigo and headaches. He saw some of the best known specialists in the area and since they could not find the problem, insisted there wasn't one. Upon hearing of Dr. Purcell, we had to battle to get authorization for an "out of plan" referral. After months of tests and little hope, Dr. Purcell assured us that something was physically wrong and that it would be found. He determined that our son had Superior Canal Dehisence Syndrome, a conditon that was only discovered in 1995 by researchers at Johns Hopkins. With the help and encouragement of Dr. Purcell, we were able to again go "out of plan" and fly to Baltimore where we met and our son was examined by the doctor who discovered the condition. After two cranial surgeries over the course of 12 months and another year or so to heal and adjust our son has resumed a normal life without constant vertigo. In every way, Dr. Ian Purcell was light years ahead of the other specialists we saw and a great guy!
I was diagnosed with a rare balance condition and was extremely confused why I wasn't getting any better. I was frustrated by all the neurologists I saw beforehand who didn't know what they were talking about. I finally found Dr. Purcells clinic and went and saw them. After the first visit I felt really at ease knowing that they really knew what they were doing there. They thoroughly explained my problem to me and the long term affects and did numerous tests to back up what their original hypothesis was. They put me on therapy and gave me exercises I should be doing. It really helped out a lot. Even though I still have problems, and always will, I am greatly improved from when I first saw his clinic. Dizziness and unbalance can be a really frustrating problem, but Dr. Purcell is there to help you out.
I traveled 600 miles to see Dr. Purcell. At first he and his staff were nice and willing to help. The reason I am writing this review is because I failed to ask one major question. It may help others. One needs to ask, before the appointment is made, if the doctor and his office staff are willing to help you further when you return home. I had further questions when I returned home. Their office was contacted more than once. When I called the first time, I was told they would get back to me with the information. I never received a call back. I understand that I am out of the area and that I am not a regular patient, but I expect a doctors office to act professional. If they are unable to help patients out of the area after they return home, they need to make one return call and state that to the patient. I waited a normal amount of time. When they did not call back I found help by doing my own research. I felt very disappointed, hurt and perplexed by the experience.
Dr. Ian M. Purcell's Credentials
Accepting New Patients
- University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston (Grad. 2000)
Areas of Expertise
Awards & Recognitions
Publications & Research