Avera Rehabilitation Associates

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation · 3 Providers

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Avera Rehabilitation Associates

1301 S Cliff Ave Ste 401
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
View All Locations(605) 322-7300

Office Providers

Dr. Thomas Ripperda, MD

Dr. Thomas Ripperda, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

(5)
Dr. Jose Santos, MD

Dr. Jose Santos, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

(11)
Dr. Adil Shaikh, MD

Dr. Adil Shaikh, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

(1)

Office Provider Reviews

2.2
(17)

based on the average of 17 provider reviews for Avera Rehabilitation Associates

Review of Dr. Santos

- in Wausau, WI |

He is amazing! He is very hands on in finding the area(s) causing the pain and is excellent in performing the procedures. I have had several injections, nerve blocks and radiofrequency ablation procedure. I had all of these procedures done in the past by a different pain management doctor who had set a very high bar and Dr. Santos has exceeded my expectations. He is not just treating me for today he is treating me for the long term to give me the best possible quality of life. Amazing!
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Review of Dr. Santos

- in Spirit Lake |

I would honestly warn anyone I care about to never see this doctor. He is extremely rude and arrogant. His bedside manner is absolutely awful. I went to see him for chronic pain, needless to say I am still suffering and no better. Sitting the first 5 minutes of seeing him for the first time in my life he blamed my fibromyalgia being mentally ill! Saying it's in my head! My only mental health issues are depression and anxiety that aren't much of a problem. He tells everyone they are crazy.
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Review of Dr. Santos

-Sioux Falls, SD |

I would avoid him at all costs if you have pain issues. He refused to listen, he "pigeonholed" me and refused to see me as an individual. Regardless of your circumstance, he insists on using the same "algorithms" on everyone and labels you as "difficult" if you disagree with him. He states that he's an expert on pain management, however he refused to even include me when creating a plan. Extremely condescending. I witnessed the same behavior when he cared for a family member.
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Review of Dr. Santos

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I went to see Santos as a next step in my pain management when when I was referred to him by another doctor. Worst doctor (if you could call him that) that I have EVER had the displeasure to see. He was rude, and arrogant. Refused to listen and then blamed me for the disrespect he was showing me. Not to mention he refused to listen to what I had to say in regards to my previous medical/medicine history. Put me on medications that I had already been on that made me way too sick to function.
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Review of Dr. Santos

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I would not recommend Dr. Santos to my worst enemy. This man is extremely rude and arrogant with no respect for his patients. He is not at all interested in what a patient is doing to help themselves as he feels that his way is the only way. If you question him he will become very irritated and treat you like you have done something wrong. If you want a doctor that you can trust and that actually cares about your health don't go see this one.
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Review of Dr. Santos

-Sioux Falls, SD |

I would not recommend Dr. Santos, I have 30 years experience in the medical field as opposed to Dr. Santos 10 years. He has a loooong way to go to learn proper pain management. He does not treat each patient as an Individual but instead has a very Generic routine for everyone. Not a good Physician at all. A true disgrace to the medical profession. He is a very nice guy though, just a poor Physician, Maybe with 10 more years experience he will get better.
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Learn About Avera Rehabilitation Associates

12 Procedures

  • Acupuncture
  • Emg (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction By Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (Tens)
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Avera Rehabilitation Associates accepts 8 insurance carriers

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
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