Ratings for Dr. Lee T. Snook
I have seen only 3 or 4 other doctors for my decades of chronic pain. When I was in his office, I was Dr. Snook's focus. He only stepped out for a moment to kindly say good-bye to a patient who had just recovered from anesthesia after a procedure and wanted to thank him. I recently had cervical facet injections from Dr. Snook and sincerely believe he is interested in my successful recovery from chronic pain. His staff has been incredible in dealing with the difficult obstacles presented by Blue Shied which were cause by clerical errors by the insurance company. I am 55 years old, pretty business savvy and have nothing but positive feelings about Dr. Snook and his practice. He's clearly competent and really compassionate. Maybe my experience is different than one of someone seeking drug refills rather than a solution to severe, chronic pain. I am so happy to have found him. We are still working on my pain issue and I don't anticipate doing anything other than following his recommendations..
I saw Dr. Snook a couple years ago. He evidently thought I was a former patient because he accused me of being so when I had never been to his office or seen him before. He continued to harass me after I told him he was mistaken. He treated me very poorly. I guess whoever he thought I was was a difficult patient. The thing that botherd me was that after I told him he was mistaken, how difficult would it be to run my name through his records to realize he was in error. He was a real dick.
Dr. Snook is an advocate for people who are in chronic pain, he is intelligent and helpful. He and his staff work hard at finding solutions to difficult pain issues. I'm thankful that I found him and have been getting treatment for a difficult and painful neck injury.
Prior to going to see Dr. Snook I had heard only good things, just like the previous reviews. My experience was quite different. First, the new patient coordinator was disorganized and while she had FOUR weeks (because that was how long it took to be seen) to send me the new patient packet to fill out (which is quite lengthy), I never got it until I called to request it the day before my appointment. Dr. Snook, in my opinion, enjoys the sound of his own voice and spent 95% of my appointment talking about things unrelated to my pain. I had been referred by my family doctor following an accident to look into injections in my back to relieve pain that had been going on for over 3 months. Dr. Snook barely examined me and stated that he couldn't believe the MRI was of me - even though he looked at my name on the film. He was offensively insensitive and was too busy talking about nothing in particular to ask me any real questions about my pain. I do NOT recommend him on any level.
I have suffered from chronic neck pain for many years due to job related injuries. While under the workers comp system Dr Snook repeatedly requested treatments be tried that ultimately were refused by WC. Now that I am out from under that system he is able to treat me properly and I have for the first time in many years had success in lowering my pain level. Dr Snook and his staff have always been friendly, professional and able to answer any questions I have. I would highly recommend mpmc for chronic pain sufferers.
I really like Dr. Snook. I recently had a fusion on my lumbar spine. That dr. refuses to give me meds. I went to my primary care dr. and they sent me to Dr. Snook. Everyone was very helpful and smiled. Dr. Snook has the brightest blue eyes I have ever seen. I hope he can help me.
This Dr. kept me on pain pills for 13 years .I worried about the amount I was taking after 13 years and he sent to a 1 week program at Stanford. I was also hooked on Valium and all they did was give a ton of that and take the opiaties away. I spent 25 days in very severe pain and Snook would not help me at all.He may be good with some patiants but he almost killed me !
Dr. Lee T. Snook's Credentials
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- Univ Of Nv Sch Of Med, Reno Nv 89557 (Grad. 1980)
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