Dr Boyd only cares about the money so he rushes the appointment. He also just seems like really unintelligent.
I was going to call and become a new patient but after reading the reviews on his office staff and billing I changed my mind. Dr Boyd you need to get your billing staff to listen to people and work with them.
I drive 3 hr. to see Dr Ruskin because he is that GOOD. Desert Pain Institute was recommended by a relative several years ago. His staff from the front office to recovery is outstanding. I don't know what else to say he has done me good.
A week before Christmas, I contacted Dr. Ruskin's office when my 96 yr old mother was in terrible pain from a fractured vertebra. He went out of his way to get her in, saw her in his office, personally contacted other doctors to coordinate complicated tests she needed, called me at home on Christmas weekend (!) and relieved her pain with a Kyphoplasty the week after Christmas. He was very caring and professional and we could not be more pleased with her care. He and his staff were amazing!
After a recent fall resulting in a compression fracture of vertebra, Dr. Ruskin made time for me, helped me evaluate treatment options and expedited required tests, Medicare clearance and did Kyphoplasty just a week after first appointment. Not only is he knowledgeable and skilled; he is also kind and has a sense of humor. It is a pleasure to go to appointments at Desert Pain. The nurses and other staff where procedures are performed are very professional, skilled and friendly.
He has managed my back pain for over five years: performed numerous procedures including the placement of cement in two fractured vertebras - seven denervations - many lumbar epidural steroid injections and lumbar medial branch blocks. He counseled against another procedure for a fractured vertebra that was healing satisfactory. He is pleasant and personable; technical and office staff respect him; and, complicated material is presented understandably. I highly recommend Dr Ruskin.
Very experienced with pain management. He is very professional and keeps up to date on new pain management treatments. His staff provides excellent medical care. He has treated me since 1997 and every treatment has had excellent results. I strained my back one weekend and was in a a lot of pain. I contacted his office on Monday morning and they made room for me on there schedule to see him and have a procedure by 2:30 P.M. that same day.
Dr. Ruskin explained everything regarding my treatment options in terms I could understand. I had great relief from the injections he gave me. I would highly recommend him.
Dr. Ruskin was referred to me from a very close friend of mine. He too had severe back pain for which he had been prescribed pain medication for years. He actually became addicted to them and ended up going to treatment. I do not recall how he heard about Dr. Ruskin but he recommended that I go and see him. I found Dr. Ruskin to be extremely well versed in his field of pain management. He was not like any of the Doctors I had seen in the past, who were always too quick to prescribe pain meds.
Extremely pleasant demeanor and presence. Dr. Hurst-Wicker and his staff were all professional and made me feel at ease with pain issues I was having despite my fear that it maybe more serious. I was provided an easy explanation of my symptoms and the roadmap to recovery. I would highly recommend Dr. Hurst-Wicker to friends and family!
I have been seeing Dr. Ruskin for back and leg pain. He has been able to diagnose the cause of my issue and significantly reduce my pain. He has also referred me to other specialists to help address other issues contributing to my pain. He was very thorough in answering my questions.
My Experience & Treatments From Doctor Boyd @ DPI Has Been Exceptional. And His User Study, Doug Has Done Wonders With My Knee's.
Dr. Boyd Was My Original Pain Doctor & I Actually Changed My Medicare Insurance Company To One That He Accepted @ DPI In Order To See Him For My Pain Management Again. I Appreciate All He Has Done For Me & Will Highly recommend Him To Anyone That Would Need His Knowledge & Experience For A Pain Management Situation.
I really liked Dr. Boyd, but I will not go back due to their billing practices. Although they're contracted with Aetna, they force you to pay your estimated costs which is incorrect when you have outstanding doctor visits yet to be processed that will meet your deductible. This means that I will pay for the full visit and have to keep track of everything in order to request a refund. I can't use my FSA card in this scenario - the entire experience is an accounting nightmare!
An amazing np, i would recommend him and Desert Pain to anyone.
I have seen Dr. Ruskin for years and he has always been very knowledgable and helpful. He took the time to answer my questions and made sure I was comfortable with my plan of care.
Dr. Ruskin is very knowledgeable, professional and personable. He has always explained things to me in a way that I could understand and my calls have always been returned very timely.
I felt rushed thru my appointment, to the point I couldn't ask questions and when I asked to see the doctor I couldn't. He gave me many injections of the years but the last one was the final one. Horrible bedside manner, didn't check on me afterwards in the recovery room.
This is my first time asking for help with my back. He ordered x rays, said he would call me with the results. Two weeks later no call. I had to leave a message for him to call me. Not a good first impression. I will be going to a different doctor that keeps his word.
Dr. Hurst-Wicker is a skilled physician and diagnostician, and he is personable. He performs a thorough physical exam and history, and as a retired board certified emergency nurse, I know what how important those things are. No other pain doctor has done these things, or made me feel they are interested in my outcome. My pain will require ongoing care, but I have never experienced such success in pain reduction. He is my pain care partner and share my values for wanting integrative care.
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Nerve Block, Somatic
Nerve Destruction By Neurolytic Agent
Peripheral Nerve Block
Spinal Nerve Block
Trigger Point Injection
Nerve Root Block
Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Botox® For Chronic Migraine
Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
Cervical Facet Joint Injection
Cervical Medial Branch Block
Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
Epidural Steroid Injections
Facet Joint Injection
Ganglion Impar Block
Ilioinguinal And Iliohypogastric Block
Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Insertion
Ischial Bursa Injection
Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
Lumbar Medial Branch Block
Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
Lumbar Sympathetic Block
Nerve Block, Sympathetic
Occipital Nerve Block
Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
Sacroiliac Joint Injection
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Stellate Ganglion Block
Tendon And Bursa Injection
Third Occipital Nerve Block
Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (Tens)
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate