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I have been seeing Dr. Browder going on 4 years. Dr Browder was recommended by my primary physician. I have found Dr. Browder to be an extremely qualified doctor who truly cares about his patients. Coming from Illinois I have found Tennessee's prescription laws to be overly restrictive for people who have chronic back pain issues. I wish to thank Dr. Browder for his professional medical services.
Mak S. Pudinoff
I have been going to PCET for a very long time. Things have changed a lot over the years. The nurse practitioners (nps) have been given an awful lot of responsibility for your care. You rarely see a doctor (md). Most of the nps are caring, but one or two are a little abrasive. One told me once that if the medicine wasn't helping, she would just stop prescribing it for me! You must follow the contract to the letter or you will be dismissed. Dr. Browder has mellowed over the years and is quite kind and caring. He has a very difficult job to do and tries to do it with the least bit of disruption to your care. He seems to genuinely care about us but he still has to follow government regulations. That's the part we don't like but have to understand. Overall, I don't like going to a pain clinic, but if I have to go, I'm glad it's this one. I just wish the staff were a little more warm and fuzzy to the people who are genuinely in pain. It's insulting and demeaning to be treated like drug seekers.
Always is very clear about what the procedure is and staff also advises of possible side effects and when medicine might take effect. Procedure done without sedation, and Dr. Browder explains what he is doing every step of the way.
no comments,but this is not a nice place to go if you are in pain an need help for it.
Dr. Joe H. Browder's response
It is unfortunate that you did not have a positive experience at Pain Consultants of East Tennessee. Our physicians, nurse practitioners, and support staff strive to provide each patient with the highest level of multi-disciplinary care to treat their pain needs. This approach to treating pain has been recognized by the American Pain Society, who has named our practice as a Center of Excellence.
Submitted Sept. 10, 2015
Dr browder started off acting like he wanted to be helpful in our case, but as soon as he got pressure from workers comp he turned tail and recinded everything he diagnosed and called me a liar. He has no ethics in my opinion and is more concerned about getting paid than truley helping his patients.
Dr. Joe H. Browder's response
Dr. Browder has long been recognized as one of the nation's leading pain management physicians and his top priority on a daily basis is to serve the needs of his patients. His ethical obligation toward patients is unwavering.
Submitted April 23, 2015
My experience with the staff have been fine. My visits for injections with Dr. Browder have been excellent, in fact hopefully, I want Dr. Browder to be the only physician to do the trigger point injections. Dr. takes time to talk with me and not be like other Doctors who rush through my appointments to hurry and leave the room.
was with Dr. Lucas then Dr. Browder for long time. Excellant for injections, however you will follow their contract to the letter which I understand. After 14 years was off count by 5 pills on two occasions having had an severe increase in my pain level. The only complaint I have is that I was basically scolded like a bad child from a nurse who saw me before the NP. She informed me that I would be p[laced under a disciplinary review for using up my drugs to soon She was in charge and let me know it. Whatever the laws and contracts may be we the patients are still human and should be treated in the proper manner. I do not feel this woman has ever been sick or in severe pain. one month later I was discharged due to my so called breaking the contract. This is a good clinic but the staff all remain at a distance and at times can be distant and rather cold . If you are in anyway sensitive or looking for a show of human contact with understanding this is not the place you should go.
Jan 3 2015 Be strong and do not
I've been seeing PCET for a little over a year. The doctors and staff have, for the most part, been courteous and professional. Some are better listeners than others, and sometimes you get someone who, you can kind of tell, is just not having a great day. I don't mind this so much. I have not real great days myself, and have to hope I won't be judged too harshly for them. And I don't mind the drug tests or the nonmedical stuff I've been required to try, figuring as I do that anything that might helps is worth giving a try. But it's been a very slow process and the degree of pain relief and increased functionality I've gotten is so slight as to have me continuing to wonder if I made the right choice coming here. On one hand, their conservative approach reassures me that PCET is not likely to overmedicate me and won't be closed down; on the other, if this is as good as it's going to get, I'm not looking forward to having to live a long life. I've stayed with PCET this long because no pain treatment at all is not an option for me, because they accept my insurance, and because, though I personally haven't had much evidence of it, I know they've helped a lot of people and hope that eventually, maybe, they'll help me. But I do keep my eyes open for other clinics.
I have had problems with my back for years. I have been on the same medicine for years. I haven't had any pain meds because I am new to the area, took 2 months to get an appointment, to my amazement, I supplied empty med bottles, to prove what drug I was on, provided a drug test and listened to the PA. I was told I had to come back for a psychiatric visit, then after that, and only that, I would get another appointment to describe options. I have tried several options, Chiropractic, tens unit, spirals, and the hydrocortisone ininjections with no luck.. I hope he is better at managing pain than what I'm reading. I am not a Dr, so I will listen and it isn't a procedure that's been tried and failed, I am open to try it. Dr's need to realize, PAIN IS WHAT THE PATIENT SAYS IT IS....!!!!
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