Ratings for Dr. Robert Barkin
Problem solver,is prepared when you enter the office with all your information,listens completely to what you are saying,creates a plan of medication and treatment that is personal to you and your life style,always answers his pager,returns call rapidly,is deeply concerned about your benefits from the medication,always greets you personally in the waiting area,always discusses the plan thoroughly with you and the other doctors
Dr Bob was as much a part of my recovery as anyone. All the pain, all the patience, and all of the understanding... I would love nothing more than to tell him thanks.... For all the help he gave. I am in the best shape of my life thanks to him. Thanks Bobby
Dr Barkin with intelligence and grace made me feel like he was walking in my shoes. He never rushed me with my questions and concerns. I met him at Rush and I am going to see him again with an upcoming surgery. The best doctor I have ever been treated by. He is not shy about telling his personal experiences which keeps his humanity in his practice unlike so many other practitioners. I am honored to be his patient.
Saved my life. On the third day after bi-lateral knee replacements the staff at what was then Rush North Shore had yet to lessen my pain. Dr Barkin arrived quickly,after Dr. Goldstien had called him. He quickly worked his magic. I am eternally grateful. He is a genius chemically and a charming funny man. When I thanked him for saving my life he replied "Oh no I only save stamps." A great man
answers all our questions,answers his pager on weekends and when office is closed,listens to us,replies exactly to the questions,spends hours getting the prescription from our insurance when not on the preferred drug list from the insurance company,called our doctor when our blood pressure readings were to much,talks with our other doctors,the doctors he works with treat us in a team fashion,we send our friends to his pain center because they can get blocks and medications,explained all the drugs to use and the reason his pain center is using them on us..,gives us information on each drug ,gives coupons,suggests other ways to decrease the pains blocks,physical therapy,weight loss,talk therapy with a psycholagist,has office in skokie and evanston hospitals
This practice is a bunch of quacks!!! First they make you see this crazy Dr. Wu who makes the patient feel like a drug addict even when they are bringing in medical records and give a detailed history. I wonder if Dr. Barkin knows what a jerk Dr. Wu is.
listens,creates personal pain management plans for a patient,can page him whenever,shares his knowledge,great outcomes,all the doctors ask his advice from other hospitals,uses high level science in decisions for us,very respectful and is hihgly respected for his advice,when all else fails get to him
Dr. Barkin is a character and could be intimidating to some patients. He is also an outstanding caregiver with cutting edge knowledge of pain medications, including the latest synthetic opioids (which reduced side effects). He is exceptionally intelligent and has a knowledge and understanding of pain management that is both encyclopedic and up to the minute. He makes his recommendations based on sound scientific evidence and clinical studies. His wealth of experience and serious concern for his patients' well-being make him by far the most helpful practitioner I've seen in over a decade of severe pain treatment. He is honest, blunt, and no-nonsense. No doubt he can rub some people the wrong way. But if you or someone you love is in severe chronic pain, there is no-one better able or more willing to offer meticulous, compassionate care than Dr. Barkin. If my mother, my wife, or my children were in severe pain, I would not hesitate one moment to take them to Dr. Barkin.
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