Ratings for Dr. John F. Graham
My wife, Candace Hofelich, had a procedure in North Hawaii Waimea Hospital to fuse three of her cervical vertebra with a metal plate with screws on January 12, 2018. I was very impressed by surgeon Dr. Graham who read her MRI information to her like he was reading a newspaper, explaining every vertebra in great detail.. She came home yesterday from the hospital and already has regained feeling in her hands , has much less back pain, and even walks better ( not hunched over) even though she will be wearing a neck stocking for the next couple weeks. The surgical scar is perfect and looks to me like it will heal without a scar. I am very impressed. Its good to know we have such experts in the Hawaiian Islands. Great surgeon. Even though I am just a waiting room bystander to such a drastic procedure, I can only say good things 48 hours afterwards. Great care.
Staff wins 2014 MVP award for defensive blocks. Despite seeing MD once, no one in that office will explain why I have to be fused as opposed to laminectomy, what approach surgeon would take and why, pros and cons of either surgery, nothing NADA, gar nichts, nashi, wala lang, ??????. Insurance denied fusion, approved laminectomy. In severe pain x 4 months & no communication despite countless calls from me, my pain mgt MD, my primary MD & insurance co. Appealed the denial twice then decided WAIT! Why am I fighting my insurance co. for this type of person to fuse me? It takes me a while but today I GOT IT. I am searching for a compassionate, communicative neurosurgeon instead of one who keeps ignoring me & all my MDs. I can FINALLY 'hear' what his deafening silent treatment. I get it. Moving on. Bye bye.
Dr. Graham treated me from 1992-1996 fpr cervical spine problems, and diagnosed me with OPLL. He always listended and responded to my concerns and fears, encouraged my research, patiently reviewed MRI films with me, and performed difficult surgery that dramatically improved my quality of life. It's 15 years later, and he is still my hero.
Dr. John F. Graham's Credentials
Accepting New Patients
- Wayne State Univ Sch Of Med, Detroit Mi 48201 (Grad. 1978)
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Insurance accepted by this Doctor
- Coventry Health Care