Review: Advanced Pain Solutions - How...

Review: Advanced Pain Solutions - Howard Schertzinger MD

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Fairborn, OH

#1 Oct 14, 2009
I visit this doctor for chronic pain relief. He makes a joke of it. He states that compared to his mother with cancer that no one but her feels pain. He states to be a man of God. Yet he makes fun of his patience with pain, ligit chronic pain. He states that noone has pain and can deal with it. He will prescribe meds that he knows his patients can't afford and that there insurance won't cover. I find this disrespectful and wish he would take his patience with respect and compassion.
fairfield

Fairfield, OH

#2 Dec 16, 2009
we AGREE! we thought it was just us but you are exactly true in your statements.
my gf has RSD and he doesnt understand pain at all
we will never go back
springdale

Cincinnati, OH

#3 Dec 27, 2009
reading this is so much needed to hear i thought it was just me as well but i heard all about his mother and his back was worse than mine and that i needed no pain meds for my pain cuz his mri read worse than mine accordding to him. he once told me that he didnt call my meds in because i owed him money so i wasnt a priority patient and another time that i was a poor case because i was on medicaid- this was enough for me to call the medical board on him and file a compliaint on him which all others need to do we need to put a stop to this man he is not a doctor he is an asshole that thinks he is untouchable and treat people with disrespect i have recorded footage of an office visit with him including his direspect to me as a paitent i am so sorry to hear that any other person in the world has to go through this but we can stop him

Since: Jun 12

Cincinnati, OH

#4 Jun 30, 2012
Omg thank you!!! I thought it was me ! Everytime I see him he reminds me "its not like you have cancer!" Then he tells me he has a herniated disc and doesn't take pain pills. AND he basically yelled at me for making an appt when that's what his staff told me to do because I was running out of my pain pills. He had given me an anti-inflammatory, a muscle relaxer at night only and #40 oxycodone 5mg 1-2 every 6-8 hrs as needed. I took them AS NEEDED &AS DIRECTED and was looked at as though I was awful for running out. One of the workers made me sign a paper explaining about narcotics and if I run out early I have to wait til next visit. What do they consider running out early if you take them AS NEEDED? I read his report on nec website saying I signed that paper on my second visit which is a lie, I signed it on my third visit.
His office workers are very sweet but he is demeaning. I felt suicidal and humiliated after my visit.
Then to top it off he orders me lidoderm patches (I have extreme sensitivity on my shoulder, all the drs think its RSD) so workers comp won't cover the patches. The pharmacy calls the Dr office to see if they will switch it to something that's coveted , they fax back saying"no, if she wants them she can pay for them herself" yeah at $275 a box or $15 a patch...are you kidding me?!!

Since: Jun 12

Cincinnati, OH

#5 Jun 30, 2012
**I meant bwc website

Since: Jun 12

Cincinnati, OH

#6 Jun 30, 2012
BTW I do think he is good in one aspect, he tries to get to the root of the problem, like ordering tests, etc. But he made me feel stupid for making an appt, which I told his office staff I was running out of my medicine and THEY said I had to make an appt. And making someone feel they shouldn't be in pain because they don't have cancer, idk, just threw me! And comparing his pain to mine, I feel was uncalled for:(
hurtingj

Chicago, IL

#7 Dec 28, 2012
Dr. Schertzinger is a real joke I don't see how he can make fun and/or compare his pain to others or mines. I plan to write into the medical review board as well.

Thanks for sharing everyone because I too thought it was just me and its him not us.
Jerry

Middletown, OH

#8 Jul 19, 2013
hurtingj wrote:
Dr. Schertzinger is a real joke I don't see how he can make fun and/or compare his pain to others or mines. I plan to write into the medical review board as well.
Thanks for sharing everyone because I too thought it was just me and its him not us.
Agreed. He makes you feel like a worthless person for having pain. He belittled me and said the pain was all in my head, despite my clear MRI. If you want a jerk to give you some pain pills, go to this creep. If you actually want meaningful treatment, go to a real specialist.
6 herniated discs

Mount Vernon, OH

#9 Aug 1, 2013
I feel better now after reading these comments. Thought it was just me! He treated me the same way. I've never taken pain pills & he treated me like a druggie & laughed when I told him the anti-inflammatories weren't helping. He's the one that did the MRI's and found 3 herniated discs in my neck & 3 in my lower back. & told me I have fibromyalgia. when i called 2 see if I could get a different med to help me sleep, since the 1 they gave me wasn't helping, they were very rude & told me I had 2 come back in. I've been in there 5 times in the past 2 months! They just want money & don't want 2 help!
Tough Guy

Dublin, OH

#10 Aug 6, 2013
You are all on your way to becoming Heroin addicts. This is what he does. Makes a ton of money running his pill mill.
6 herniated disdis

Mount Vernon, OH

#11 Sep 11, 2013
Tough Guy wrote:
You are all on your way to becoming Heroin addicts. This is what he does. Makes a ton of money running his pill mill.
U R a dumb ass & either this is the Dr. commenting back or some idiot that has never experienced real pain!! I'm glad that u don't have the kind of physical pain I have & hope u never have to experience it. I work full time & own a $400,000 house. I'm not an addict, nor do I want pills. I just want help to feel normal again & be able to get out of bed in the morning w/out feeling like I can't move & struggling through the work day. BTW, he's never given me any pain pills. & again, u r a dumb ass!
past patient

Cincinnati, OH

#12 Nov 5, 2013
I was a patient of his ten years ago and he recommended I have back surgery. I was only 25 and had been in a pretty bad car wreck when I was 22. After the wreck I would throw out my back about twice a year. I told him I would rather be in pain for 3-4 days twice a year, rather than have my back cut on. He said it would only get worse without surgery. I haven't thrown out my back in 6 years now. So much for his opinion.
BSA

Hamilton, OH

#13 Jan 7, 2014
Have any of you found a doctor that did help?
Cornwall40

Cincinnati, OH

#14 May 7, 2014
I was sent a letter "firing me" because of cancelled appointments and one missed one. I always called, in one incident it was inclement weather which makes me very nervous driving on 75/71. My story is the same as others, no one needs pain meds, etc. I have lower spine stenosis and in my neck 2 vertebrae going in opposite directions causing pain, nerve problems to the point where I fall down w/o warning several times.
His mumbling answers concerning questions about tests and what was next and putting the confusion on his nurse, his constant reference to his lawyer(veiled threat to not sue) his comment that he had so much money he didn't need to do this(read: he is a saint) the bells were going off. What a waste of time, money and my own integrity. I feel dirty as tho I had gone to a back alley except it was in West Chester.
Jerry

Cincinnati, OH

#15 May 12, 2014
Cornwall40 wrote:
I was sent a letter "firing me" because of cancelled appointments and one missed one. I always called, in one incident it was inclement weather which makes me very nervous driving on 75/71. My story is the same as others, no one needs pain meds, etc. I have lower spine stenosis and in my neck 2 vertebrae going in opposite directions causing pain, nerve problems to the point where I fall down w/o warning several times.
His mumbling answers concerning questions about tests and what was next and putting the confusion on his nurse, his constant reference to his lawyer(veiled threat to not sue) his comment that he had so much money he didn't need to do this(read: he is a saint) the bells were going off. What a waste of time, money and my own integrity. I feel dirty as tho I had gone to a back alley except it was in West Chester.
EXACTLY! This guy is such a slimeball! I hope the DEA raids his office and puts him out of business.
frustrated

Middletown, OH

#16 Oct 30, 2014
First impression of this doctor? Odd. However, since my husband had been in two car accidents and was in a LOT of pain, "odd" really wasn't a concern. Visit after visit, the "doctor" simply asked how my husband was doing, spouted out his derogatory comments, and ordered more pain meds. It was myself and my husband that asked about getting shots, chiropractor, etc. He simply pushes pain meds then looks down at you for taking them. Now that he's gotten my husband on ridiculously high doses of medication, he wrote a letter "firing" him as a patient. This, in itself doesn't bother us since we were in the process of looking for a REAL doctor anyway. However, the office notes he included in the records are preventing other doctors from accepting my husband as a patient. My husband does NOT want to be on meds. He simply wants the pain to ease up. I'm fairly certain it's going to be quite difficult for him to get off these meds when he's able to find a new doctor. "Dr." Schertzinger is nothing but a pill pushing, uncaring, unsympathetic human being.
former patient

Springboro, OH

#17 Dec 8, 2014
Terrible! Rude office staff. The doctor flat out lied to me about my MRI results which I found out about after getting a second opinion. My medications were constantly inconsistant.. every time I obtained a refill on anu prescription the dosage was lowered or raised without notifying me of the change. Very unsatisfied and I have switched doctors.
RJM

Cincinnati, OH

#18 Dec 19, 2014
I found Dr. Shertzinger to be helpful and a good listener. He and his staff were very professional and helped me to understand a very troubling diagnosis. I am grateful to have been successfully treated by him. I highly recommend him.

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