Ratings for Dr. Pankaj Dhawan
Dr. Dhawan has treated me for a few years now to great effect. He is one of the kindest and most caring doctors I have had. He actually takes time before he treats you to find out what is going on in your life so he can gauge how much stress is or is not affecting your health and pain, and to find out what is going on in your body so he can adjust your treatment if necessary (anyone with chronic pain knows that different areas can flare up). His expertise with Botox and cortisone is second to none. Sometimes after a regular treatment I will still be in pain in a specific spot and he fits me in for a follow up and gives me extra Botox from his private stash at no charge to me. Yes, he has a history and clearly some issues, so my practice is "always a bra, never a thong." My GP told me that she is careful whom she refers to him, implying that maybe the more assertive types do better with him. His nurse, Imelda, is always there if you are female (a restriction placed by the College) and she is wonderful; the only staffing issue is the shared receptionist, but I only rarely have to interact with her. If you assume because of his discipline that he will automatically misbehave with you, you may find yourself misinterpreting even the slightest gesture; don't get in that head space and you will find a great doctor.
I was referred to Dr D for extreme back pain. I went for monthly injections and to my surprise and great relief, it worked! I never thought at my age I would heal and live a more normal, pain free life. Dr D listens, is polite, is a very kind and compassionate Dr. My appts are always on time and his nurse is very sweet, friendly and helpful.
Dr. Dhawan is an outstanding specialist who demonstrates kindness and very helpful advice and expertise. In fact, Dr. Dhawan provides the best medical treatment to me and my husband that we have ever encountered. I used to be in 24 hour excruciating pain in my spine. I never thought I would be pain free again and tried everything for 20 years! I never thought I would experience a fulfilling life, but Dr. Dhawan has provided that for me. I now have increased mobility, and many pain free hours. I can do much more than I could before his treatments. I'm so thankful to him for the high level of care and medical knowledge he has provided to help with my upper back problems, and to help my husband with his crushing injuries and migraines.
He is the BEST specialist I know. He's been helping me for over 15 years and is almost a Miracle Worker. He helps me with my Migraines, my arms (bursitis in the shoulder, tennis & golfers elbow and tendinitis), as well as bursitis in my hips, my herniated discs in my lower back and upper neck, etc etc. Plus he is an EXCELLENT Therapist. He is like my family...,only BETTER. He makes me feel good both physically and emotionally. Supportive and Caring to a fault. I LOVE HIM (professionally)
Over the years he has always been cheerful and helpful and always on time. (Really unusual!) He has helped me immensely, even fixing something left over from the work of another specialist. He could have sent me back to the specialist but he knew exactly what the problem was and relieved me of the extra pain in seconds with a well placed injection. Many (most?) docs will not tread on another docs work. As for my back pain, over years we have reduced the pain to a tolerable level with a variety of treatments, not necessarily medical (ie he urged me to redouble my efforts with meditation which did bear fruit after a long period of practice.). As to his problem with female patients, and I do not dismiss the gravity of the complaints, always take a friend to act as chaperone. Simply use him (He is a terrific source of knowledge). You do not have to like him.
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