Ratings for Dr. Joan F. O'Shea
did not answer my husbands questions at all. the only thing she told him 1 stop smoking and stop all pain meds ,,i did ask how is this man going to work no answer the pain meds is the only thing that keeps him moving. and she so much as told him to live with the pain with out meds this is after waiting in office for 2 hours. i will not recommend her to even my worst enemy
I underwent 2 surgeries due to a work injury. The first was performed by a neurosurgeon with an impeccable reputation. After several months of physical therapy, the same surgeon believed a second surgery was necessary. Unfortunately, it was a workers comp case and the insurance carrier sent me to Dr. O' Shea for a second opinion. She proposed a surgeon that was less costly than the first surgeons proposal so workers comp transferred me to Dr. O' Shea 's care. I had a bad feeling about her diagnosis but had no choice but to allow her perform the surgery. The day after I experienced pain that was definitely abnormal. My symptoms\condition since then has gotten worse. I'm far worse off now than I was prior to her surgery. She doesn't listen or answer my questions but, again, it being a workers comp I'm stuck with her. If you can avoid it, find another neurosurgeon.
The first 2 doctors I saw said I needed major surgery. Dr O'Shea took the time to really review my problem and determined I only needed physical therapy. Granted, I was in PT for 6 months, but she was right! She is one of the top surgeons because she knows surgery is not the first option in many cases. I appreciate that.
Dr. O'Shea didn't listen to any of my concerns then told me she wasn't "here to diagnose my problem." She then submitted a medical report full of numerous inaccuracies about my current and past medical history. If you are under workers compensation do not go to this doctor.
Dr. Joan F. O'Shea's Credentials
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- Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210 (Grad. 1991)
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