Countryside Arthritis Center

Rheumatology • 1 Provider

2655 State Road 580 Ste 201, Clearwater FL, 33761

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Countryside Arthritis Center is a medical group practice located in Clearwater, FL that specializes in Rheumatology.

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Make an appointment at HCA Florida Northside Hospital today at (727) 440-4824.

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COUNTRYSIDE ARTHRITIS CENTER

2655 State Road 580 Ste 201, Clearwater FL 33761

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He treats my lupus,he knows what hes doing,i dont want to anywhere else ,i moved, i hope he does phone appts. Nikki is just excellent at everything. I need to come back.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Sharon Brecht – May 23, 2021
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I was nervous to see him due to all the negative reviews. He was nothing like I read. He actually cared and touched my joints, asked me questions and told me my diagnosis. Then he actually gave me many options for treatment (didn’t happen at the other 3 RA doctors). When discussing the different options he actually explained the different side effects and what worked best. He also stated we should start with a minimum option and see how it helps me. He was kind to me and even giggled. Please do not believe the negative things. I was on my last leg trying to hold myself together because of my pain and he gave me hope again. He didn’t push drugs, not pain meds. He actually knew what might help and wanted to help me. My new RA for sure.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Apr 02, 2021
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HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE NOT ONLY DOES HE NOT SEND MEDS TO PHARMACY UNTIL 6 AT NIGHT WHEN YOU GO THEIR 9AM . HE IS A HORRIBLE DOCTOR HE DONT CARE ABOUT YOU JUST THROWS MUSCLE RELAXERS AND PAIN MEDS AT YOU LIKE YOUR JUST A NUMBER TO HIM SWITCHING DOCTORS ASAP! HE HAS PRESCRIBED ME ZANIFLEX AND BOCLIFEN THEN VALUM AND I JUST WANT PAIN RELIEF NOT ALL THESE PILLS I WANT A DOC THAT ACTUALLY CARES AND HELPS HE STAYS IN THE ROOM FOR 3 MINS MKES YOU LIFE YOUR HANDS ABOVE YOUR HEADS AND THEN DIAGNOSIS YOU ITS RIDICULOUS
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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JJ – Mar 04, 2021
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Not good I was telling him that my whole body aches and I be in a lot of pain and I told him I was tested for lupus and he said I had flayimayma when I don’t have that and he put me on muscle relaxers and I’m still dealing with this pain he misdiagnosing people on his thoughts and opinions
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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May 22, 2020
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Doesn't hide implicit bias in decision making. The first question he asked me at yesterday's visit was what m After 1 visit with 2 blood tests in btween, he ruled out prior diagnoses of connective tissue disease, raynauds, and fibromaylgia. There no blood test for Raynauds and fibromyalgia, and he didn't do enough tests for connective tissue. He ignored effect of Magnesium on inflammatory markers, and was as irresponsible with the ANA. He disregarde several years of prior medical records from a well respected rheumetologist and other doctors. He also has a bizarre bedside manner, involving weird staring fits. In visit 1 he bent over and stared into my eyes for a full minute. Visit 2 he stood at attention and looked straight ahead like a soldier after announcing nothing was wrong with me at all. I've been told by another patient at his offices he's fantastic because unlike other rheumetologists he said there was hardly anything wrong with her. Bizarre bedside manner.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Teresa – Sep 26, 2019
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I was in the hospital this past week and he seemed caring and gave me information about my condition that I could understand.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Apr 04, 2019
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Have lived with Lupus for many years. I recently moved and went to this doctor. He wanted to give me pain meds and muscle relaxers. I didn’t want any of them. I just wanted my immune suppressants which he would not prescribe. Told me I didn’t have lupus. Spent a total of 3-4 minutes with me after waiting for an hour in that tiny waiting room. Do not trust your health to this provider.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
  • Long wait times
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JA in FL – Jul 03, 2018
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This doctor spent exactly five minutes with me on my two visits,for the past thirty years I was told I had Lupus or RA, this doctor insisted it was nothing more than Sjogrens, gave me plaquinil, which did nothing but sicken me, did nothing for arthritis, will not go back, terrible experience.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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St.Petersburg – Mar 30, 2018
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I was very disappointed with my two visits. I had an impression of a doctor lost in space, I barely understood his language and felt he didn't understand me either. There was lack of communication. He was continuously going in and out of the exam room to check his computer and see my records. Finally, he said I was OK when I see everyday I get worst. He could of order extra tests and try to go farther to find a solution and put me in a good health treatment.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Laly in New Port Richey, FL – Jan 29, 2018
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I like Dr sankoorikal he takes time with you and explain things to you he is a very good doctor
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
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Cecilia in Clearwater, FL – Dec 12, 2017
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I waited 8 months to initially be seen then he didn't bother to look at any of my blood work or records. He did nothing more than my PCP already had done. And was quick to prescribe lots of heavy meds and tell me he didn't support my natural homeopathic healing methods that had been working. He prescribed me stuff I was clearly allergic to (it was in my records) Luckily I never took it. This guy is maybe not incompetent but he is a terrible Dr with no compassion for patients among other things.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Tampa, FL – Jul 21, 2017
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He spent maybe 2-3 minutes each time I came. It was obvious after 4 times that I came to see him that he wasn't interested in truly helping me. I couldn't even understand him very well. If he couldn't help me, he should've just told me instead of me coming back for really nothing...
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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JT in Spring Hill, FL – Jun 06, 2017
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This Dr added hydroxychloroquin to my cocktail of meds for RA, which consists of methotrexate and Prednisone. I complained that I disagreed with with?the new medication and it disagreed with me. Instead of the doctor listening to what I was experiencing, I was terminated as a patient. Later I was hospitalized with a tear in my stomach lining caused By the medicine.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Atlanta, GA – Mar 15, 2017
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My primary and 2 other specialists think I have an autoimmune disease. He poked me a few times and it didn't hurt. Said it was fibromyalga. No testing needed. I am a person in severe pain and don't want to be on pain meds. I want my life back! Would he dismiss a member of his own family this way? His wife? His child? An hour drive each way and didn't do the tests I went in to have done. If you want to be treated with respect by a dr willing to help... don't look here.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
9 people found this helpful
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unhappy – Dec 24, 2016
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Doctor is horrible at his job! Over books himself, wait time is so long, staff is rude and unprofessional! The doctor will spend 5 minutes in the room with the patient and does not listen or explain anything! Very bad English which makes it very hard to understand him at all. All this doctor cares about is money! Never took any time to get to know me as a patient from the very 1st appt to the last over a year later this was the biggest waste of time and money! DISGUSTING EXCUSE FOR A DOCTOR!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
  • Long wait times
12 people found this helpful
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Darlin11382 in Holiday, FL – Oct 04, 2016
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Knowledgeable. Made sure all my questions were thoroughly answered.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Jan 06, 2016
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