Ratings for Dr. David Hoffman
I was referred to Dr. Hoffman twice. Once in 2003 and again in 2014. Two similar issues that have now become a very serious problem. He has taken me very seriously as no other orthopaedic dr has. Also referred me to drs who can help more as some of my issues go beyond his realm of expertise. He will continue to see me as these issues get dealt with. Thunder Bay certainly is fortunate to have this man working up here. He is a true blessing.
Referred to him by family doctor after having MRI which showed severe stenosis in neck. I told him that I have severe pain 24/7 in my upper back which is a cause of the neck injury. He referred me to physiotherapy which has had no affect so far, not good nor bad. I told him that I had to search around on the street to find pain medication and asked him to replace it but he said what ever I had to do to get pain relief was fine with him. What kind of a doctor is fine with non prescribed drugs off the street? He wants me to go back after therapy but I really need to find a doctor that may care and help. I don't want to see this man again but may have no option with our great medical system in Thunder Bay.
Dr.Hoffman is excellent! He does not make you wait for hours,he is pleasant and thorough! He explains issues in language you can understand and is patient with your questions! I highly recommend him. He is "old school"in manners and attitude!!
Saw Dr. Hoffman, he was professional, thorough, and overall I had a great experience dealing with him. Waited 5 min to get in and spent about 30 min with the doctor as he did his assessment. Doc went over all of my imaging results with me and explained them in English and the ordered more tests to follow up. Doc seems to care to about patient health and correct diagnosis.
I had a very unpleasant experience when going for my appt today which had me very upset and angry when I left his fracture clinic WITHOUT even waiting to see him!I had gotten called into one of the examining rooms within half an hr of getting to the hospital which I thought was great! However as I sat there with the door open I noticed people were going to their rooms and leaving within 5min of the doc seeing them...this was AFTER I'd been sitting there for half an hour!! I sat there wondering WHY are all these people coming and going while Im still sitting here? My appt was set for 8:30 which meant I should have been one of the first to be seen becuz I don't think they begin to see patients until around that time and yet about 4 patients came and went! Neway I was very very upset to the point of crying when I just walked out without waiting another minute! I don't know why he would do this to me but I felt I had to tell my story becuz I feel doctors should treat ALL patients EQUALLY!!
Was referred to Dr. Hoffman by my family doctor for a shoulder injury. He did not listen to a word I said, would not read the physiotherapy report I provided him with and essentially wrote off any chance of nerve damage; yet my physiotherapist is certain that is what it is (my hand falls asleep constantly). He was aggressive in his tests of mobility of my arm, and the "exercise" he gave me, only increased my pain an my physiotherapist noted that this exercise would only further my damaged nerve. Then he insists he keep a close eye on this, to quit physiotherapy and tells me to come back in three weeks. Why? Nothing will change without some form of therapy. Plus I do not have 3, 4, 5 hours to sit and wait for my appointment, but then only get 5 minutes of his time. I will only be returning to him after my MRI at the end of this month because he is an orthopedic suregon and if something comes up on my MRI, it will be helpful to already be set up with him.
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