I have been seeing Dr. Brooks for over 3 years now and have had a good experience, he is a good doctor. I, too, struggle with the receptionist. I hate calling because I have never found her to be pleasant. She is rude but I am not sure she knows that. Dr. Brooks is a good doctor, you just have to put up with the unfriendly receptionist.
This guy is absolutely excellent. last year i injured my foot in a very strange way. I went to Emergency, then 2 trips to my local doctor (who's very good, but not a sports specialist) which were all unfortunately mis-diagnosed. I took it upon myself to see Dr. Brooks, and he took one look at HIS specialist x rays, found the broken sesamoid and rectified it with surgery. Im at 99.6% performance, but unfortunately, Im going back next week for him to diagnose my brand new foot injury (the other one this time). Going to bypass the whole family Dr. process and go straight to him... 100% confidence with this Doctor.
Dr. Brooks seems to have a wide spectrum of knowledge about feet and what could be used to help a particular foot problem, but is good at making very basic orthotics only - he hired an extremely nasty receptionist and unfortunately over time, he has lost much of his own pleasant personality. If you only need foot devices to keep your feet more comfortable for sports, etc. and don't mind rude receptionists, you would be fine there.
I found him to be very kind, I went with some bad foot pain, he explained to me why it was happening and bandaged my foot to start alleviating the pain. On my follow up visit, he prescribed orthotics. I really liked that he was honest with me and told me that I could wear of the shelf orthotics ($40) and that I didn't need to pay for custom ones. I got the exact number of visits I needed and nothing more.
Dr. Brooks was very professional and kind as I explored options to treat my bunion. I did find that he was quick to dismiss other options (ie. splinters, etc.) and only seemed to suggest orthodics. I don't think orthodics alone will do the trick and would like to avoid getting to the point of it getting worse and needing surgery. His receptionist is very rude and unfriendly - in person and on the phone!
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A new 5-star rating has been posted. "The receptionist is fine, guys. Get over yourselves! "April 23, 2015
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