ASHEVILLE ARTHRITIS & OSTEOPOROSIS CENTER

Rheumatology, Physician Assistant (PA) · 6 Providers

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3.7
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based on the average of 84 provider reviews for ASHEVILLE ARTHRITIS & OSTEOPOROSIS CENTER

Review of Dr. Smith Jr

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Dr Smith has no empathy for his patients. He is taking me off my pain Meds which he prescribed me 10 years ago. Does not care about the pain I still have with all my conditions. I asked how bad in pain would a person with chronic daily pain have be in to get Meds from him...he said only if they had a few months to live. Unbelievable.
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Review of Dr. Vargo

-Canton, NC |

Sent here after requesting a different rheumatologist that I had seen before. I would not recommend her to anyone. I waited in the waiting room over an hour, in the exam room 30 minutes while listening to her plan a trip on the phone and talking in the hallway for at least that 30 minutes planning this trip or to office people about her personal life with me sitting there. I finally got up and left but all three visits with her office were terrible. RUDE.
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Review of Dr. Meyer

- in Asheville, NC |

Not a compassionate physician and a hot head as well. Should have picked a different curriculum in college, like wrecking ball operator. If he prescribes something that could cause your funeral, just go ahead and take them, since he is ALWAYS right.
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Review of Dr. Vargo

-Asheville, NC |

I have been seeing Dr. Vargo for several years for osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. She is well versed in both areas and has helped me considerably. She is willing to listen and plan my treatment with input from me even if I might be wrong. The staff is very courteous and goes out of their way to help.
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Review of Dr. Vargo

- in Warne, NC |

Dr. Vargo has treated my Stills Disease / R.A. for over 25 years. She is an excellent Rheumatologist and a fine person. She is direct and to the point with her diagnosis and treatment plan. Her care has enabled me to manage this disease far better than I ever thought possible.
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Review of Dr. Vargo

-Asheville, NC |

Dr. Vargo is amazing . She is always concerned about the problems I am having. She has helped me so many times when I am in pain . I am so thankful I found her. She is the best rheumatologist.
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Review of Dr. Vargo

-Asheville, NC |

Dr. Vargo is amazing , I have seen her for the past few years , she is always concerned about the issues I have. She has resolved my problem many times. I couldn't ask for a better rheumatologist !! I am very happy with treatment I receive from her .
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Review of Dr. Vargo

-Asheville, NC |

Saw her twice, lab work was done that showed I had elevated inflammation markers. However, she told me, despite the pain that I was seeing her about and the constant edema, that everything "looked fine" and that I was "just overweight". I've been dealing with chronic synovitis and inflammation since I was 14, it was nothing unusual for me to gain 10 pounds over night, but according to her, I'm just fat and need to lose weight.
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Review of Dr. Gowin

- in Etowah, NC |

I have been going to Dr. Kristin Gowin for 11 years. She has saved my life by quickly identifying the rare disease (Wegener's Granulomatosis) that I managed to develop at age 41. Had it not been for her active listening, attention to detail, and her knowledge of this rare disease, I would have passed away before ever receiving the proper course of treatment. I can't thank this Doctor enough for her patience, caring, and detailed medical knowledge, but also her personal attention. Steven D.
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Review of Dr. Gowin

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Dr. Godwin is an excellent rheumatologist. She educates the patient with regard to his/her conditions; she includes the patient in making a treatment plan. Dr. Godwin is thorough, listens well, and follows up. She keeps the patient's overall health in mind when making recommendations. She is one of the best physicians I have known.
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