tim b

Bowling Green, KY

#22 Oct 2, 2012
hey doc speed it up for us a bit lol
Seriously

United States

#23 Oct 14, 2012
Seriously Fred at least come in at nine or something!!!
Patient

Louisville, KY

#24 Oct 14, 2012
Seriously wrote:
Seriously Fred at least come in at nine or something!!!
I understand the frustrating wait in the morning, but it isn't like he is at home drinking coffee and hanging out. Before he comes in to the office he is tending to those that are physically incapacitated, hospitalized, or making arrangements for a patient's care if the condition is beyond the scope of his practice.

Dr. Gott is worth the wait time, even though it can be hours. We all have someplace we'd rather be. There are other doctors here and in Nashville where the wait often runs over six hours (not including the drive). So I for one am grateful that he is here and does the work that he does.
No heart

Bowling Green, KY

#25 Oct 14, 2012
Patient wrote:
<quoted text>I understand the frustrating wait in the morning, but it isn't like he is at home drinking coffee and hanging out. Before he comes in to the office he is tending to those that are physically incapacitated, hospitalized, or making arrangements for a patient's care if the condition is beyond the scope of his practice.

Dr. Gott is worth the wait time, even though it can be hours. We all have someplace we'd rather be. There are other doctors here and in Nashville where the wait often runs over six hours (not including the drive). So I for one am grateful that he is here and does the work that he does.
Dr. Gott is not even close to being the best in our area , Dr, Carter or Dr Morre are the best BG has I know ask around at the Hospitals they will tell you the same thing!!
Seriously

United States

#26 Oct 14, 2012
No dear I'm a patient and a friend of Fred's!!!!most the time he's swimming or on the farm and comes in at eleven!!!!
when

Lexington, KY

#27 Oct 14, 2012
lily cat wrote:
I would not recommend Dr. Gott. I would not want any of my family members to go to him. Dr. Charles Lin or Dr. Beth Bryant are both great heart doctors.
I totally agree with you!!!!! Dr Lin is the BEST!!!!!!!!!!
hurting

Scottsville, KY

#28 Jan 24, 2013
yeppers wrote:
He may be kooky, but he helps people who truly have chronic pain without judging. When you have pain that is so debilitating that you cannot function (i.e. walking ten steps without almost blacking out from the pain), you'll understand. Every other doctor in town "is not accepting new pain patients", and not all of us can just take off to Louisville or Nashville.
I do have chronic pain. And, unfortunately have experienced how some places treat all patients
Like their drug seekers. I have been diagnosed with several problems in my neck and back. Would you recommend Dr. GOTT?

feel like
Concerned Local

Alliance, OH

#29 Jan 24, 2013
Dr. Gott is a money hungry piece of crap. I have a friend who does not have medical insurance and is having severe back pain. He has tried numerous doctors and the fact that he does not have health insurance they will not see him (THEY RIP INSURANCE COMPANIES) big time and the average guy can not afford this kind of charge. Dr. Gott has him coming every other week for lab work and charging him out the but which he can not afford but for the pain he has to endure he has no other choice. He will only give him 2 weeks supply of medication per prescription so the every other week appointment is a have to deal for the patient. I know lots of people abuse these drugs but they make it so hard on the people that really need it it is a shame. This fellow was taking hydrocodone and was buzzed most of the time and having problems with being constipated and miserable. Now he is using Methadone he actualy acts alert and is not having the pain issues he had before, but the price he is paying Dr. Gott is absolutely crazy.
no need to know

New Albany, IN

#30 Jan 24, 2013
i personally have worked at his office and i wouldn't bring ANY of my family to that man! he is a quack! needless to say you will spend ALL day there and walk out with pills out the ass. i feel sorry for some of the older folks that go to him!
Joopty

New Albany, IN

#31 Jan 24, 2013
There are two sides to that coin. He, by law, has to do lab work to be able to precribe the things he does. DEA requires all kinds of documentation. If you have proven yourself with meds and don't try to scam him, he will move your visits to once a month. He doesn't trust easily cause so many have tried to pull one over, which puts his license at risk. So you have to weigh the options, go to him and accept his rules, or go to Nashville, which will take even longer than his visits. The situation ain't ideal, but it is what it is. Not like there any many options for pain management in this town.

If you don't have health insurance, any physician/dentist /whatever will charge out the butt. Just the way it is. If you are hurt and uninsured you get taken to the cleaners. If you think Gott (at least he will see you) has high rates, go to a dentist for a root canal with no insurance...Gott charges less for an office visit than my regular doc does when I go in for a cold or allergies.
sure do

La Grange, KY

#33 Jan 25, 2013
Where do you all recommend going for pain management? Who is good?
Joopty

New Albany, IN

#34 Jan 25, 2013
Go to an internist and establish a relationship, they will take care of you or refer you to a pain specialist...that way you are not coming in on off the street or having to wait 4-6 weeks to get into a pain management clinic. Getting into Gott can take weeks, sometime 6-8, and the initial appt is ALL DAY. Gott requires prior MRI's and records. Long process.

If you can get to Morgantown, Dr. Wan is accommodating from what I understand. There is also a pain clinic on Scottsville Rd across from Steak n Shake,(Brain and Spine Institute?) but I have no personal knowledge about them.

good luck. please, whatever you do, no methadone or later, suboxone...badbadbadnews in the long run
hurting

Scottsville, KY

#35 Jan 25, 2013
Thanks for the input folks. I had an MRI a few years ago which revealed degenerative disc disease, bulging disc, scoliosis, and osteoarthritis. Is Dr Gott knowledgable on these conditions? If not, who else in town is? Thanks!
Joopty

New Albany, IN

#36 Jan 25, 2013
Yes he is....verymuch so.
doc

Alliance, OH

#37 Jan 25, 2013
hurting wrote:
Thanks for the input folks. I had an MRI a few years ago which revealed degenerative disc disease, bulging disc, scoliosis, and osteoarthritis. Is Dr Gott knowledgable on these conditions? If not, who else in town is? Thanks!
He is a cardiologist by trade. He picked up pain management as a sideline cause he wasn't a good cardiologist. Find someone that does actual pain management not push pills
Joopty

New Albany, IN

#38 Jan 25, 2013
hurting wrote:
Thanks for the input folks. I had an MRI a few years ago which revealed degenerative disc disease, bulging disc, scoliosis, and osteoarthritis. Is Dr Gott knowledgable on these conditions? If not, who else in town is? Thanks!
He treated my husband for the first three problems you have and gave him great relief. He also was astute enough to discover a life-threatening illness that was non heart related. Yes, he is a quirky man, but he has enough years of experience to pick up on things that are out of the norm. had my husband been seeing an ortho ( and he had just prior to switching over to Gott) this condition likely would not have been found, nor would he have gotten the pain relief he needed. Just bring a book or something to do as the waiting room waits are long.
jojo

Tucker, GA

#39 Jan 25, 2013
Somebody Who Knows wrote:
My friend used to work for Dr Gott. She actually disagreed with a lot of his practices. He used to write Methadone for pain all the time. His office mgr. is a complete dip wad. He is only out for money. My friend told me about a time they had a "meeting" and it was regarding a patient who had passed away. She said that Dr Gott made the comment that they had to hurry up and intercept the estate to get paid otherwise they would never see the money. On top of that, he would have them call patients that hadn't been there in over 6 months to try to get them to come in. Also, he used to just bring people in off the streets and train them to do all the medical stuff so they didn't actually have to pay nurses or medical assistants. She also said this guy came in when he wanted. Told them to double book patients starting at 8 am when he never even came in till almost 10 am. He claims to be in pain management but from everything my friend told me it seems he is only out for money and that is never a good combination.
all of this is true. Plus he is a perv. If u don't let him touch on u. He won't give u your medicine and calls u a drug addict. So I quit going. He creepted me out
jojo

Tucker, GA

#40 Jan 25, 2013
Patient wrote:
<quoted text>
I understand the frustrating wait in the morning, but it isn't like he is at home drinking coffee and hanging out. Before he comes in to the office he is tending to those that are physically incapacitated, hospitalized, or making arrangements for a patient's care if the condition is beyond the scope of his practice.
Dr. Gott is worth the wait time, even though it can be hours. We all have someplace we'd rather be. There are tother doctors here and in Nashville where the wait often runs over six hours (not including the drive). So I for one am grateful that he is here and does the work that he does.
no he's inviting his patents to go riding with him and swimming before he comes in
jojo

Tucker, GA

#41 Jan 25, 2013
sure do wrote:
Where do you all recommend going for pain management? Who is good?
interventional pain specialist
hurting

Scottsville, KY

#42 Jan 27, 2013
Joopty wrote:
<quoted text>
He treated my husband for the first three problems you have and gave him great relief. He also was astute enough to discover a life-threatening illness that was non heart related. Yes, he is a quirky man, but he has enough years of experience to pick up on things that are out of the norm. had my husband been seeing an ortho ( and he had just prior to switching over to Gott) this condition likely would not have been found, nor would he have gotten the pain relief he needed. Just bring a book or something to do as the waiting room waits are long.
What kind of treatmeat did he do for him?

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