Dr. David Columbus, DO

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Dr. David Columbus, DO

Dr. David Columbus, DO is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Loveland, CO. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Columbus is affiliated with Medical Center of the Rockies and Poudre Valley Hospital.

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based on 48 total reviews (12 with comments)
Dr. Columbus' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well
    FAIR
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (12)
in Windsor, CO |
Great pain management doctor. Has an awesome sense of humor, listens and answers any questions I had/have. I have seen Dr. Columbus and his PA for a couple years now, and they patiently walked me through everything we tried. Ended up with a spinal cord stimulater, and it's the best thing we have tried. Would definitely recommend this doctor.
in Laramie, WY |
My wife was referred to Dr. Columbus for pain mgt. & diagnosis. They called and said after reviewing her records he wasn't going to accept her and gave no reason. Having family in medicine, it sounds like the Dr. was too worried about his stats of possibly not being able to figure out what was wrong. After seeing some of the reviews, this may have been a blessing in disguise. When a rational explanation is not given, assumptions are made. Simply a cowardly act Dr. Columbus.
in Loveland, CO |
When i first went to Dr columbus i was given injections in my spine and i was put on tramadol and vicoden which both upset my stomach.When i brought it to his PA's attention she said i needed an MRI before she could treat me further because it was nerve damage. I am on medicaid so the approval for the MRI took about 3 months and when i finally got it done i went back and she still told me there was nothing she could do it wasnt nerve damage and only cancer patients can get injections or opiates
in Cheyenne, WY |
This man was horrible! He told me I shouldn't have any pain even though I have scoliosis which leaves me in tears after work. I waited over an hour and a half and he didn't even examine me! He just looked at my X-rays and told me to do yoga. I left in tears. His nurse wasn't surprised and told me to get a second opinion. The nurses know best and she seemed to have seen this before.
in Loveland, CO |
ALL Veterans beware of this location! Very rude, no intentions of seeing me on 2nd visit. His assistance addressed my name as "umm" Looked for reasons for her to send me away after waiting 1hr 45mins. No apology whatsoever! Voice recorded every visit, I've seen his other negatives here. He does discriminate those with unkempt hair, disability status, Veteran, Veteran disability. Neither PA or Dr, never apologized for their tardiness. nor gave reasonable explanation for their actions. unresolved
in Greeley, CO |
We had a very good experience with Dr. Columbus. He was informative and took his time explaining the problems my husband was having. He was able to get my husband the referral he needed to get his shoulder diagnosed. We would definitely recommend his to anyone seeking help with pain management.
in Greeley, CO |
Dr. Columbus was easy to talk to, listened to what I had to say. He did spend time going over what he was going to do. I got right in for an appointment.
in Greeley co. |
Doctor Columbus needs to study Tarlov Cyst disease so in the future when a MRI is performed he will know to look in the sacral where the are located. Not just tell the patient it's gone sometimes they just go away.
in Wiggins, CO |
I had a severe reaction to steroid shots. He performed them without anesthesia (at my request), gave me 4 injections-charged me for six. He told me the reaction had nothing to do with the injections at the surgery center. Was still having issues weeks later, ended up in emergency room for extreme elevated blood pressure. Could not or would not return calls, nurse wouldn't help either. Would NEVER go back. Was very nice in initial visit, was sarcastic and uncaring in others.
in Fort Collins, CO |
He spent two minutes in the room with me, took my $50 and said there was nothing he could do to help me.....didn't explain anything, just said he couldn't help. This is the worst Doctor i have ever seen, he doesn't give a rip about his patients only his money. I hope someday you have your arm cut off and no one helps you, then maybe you will understand what it is like ti have a twisted ovary, severe periods and have someone say sorry i cant help you.
Very rude, insensitive to patience
in Loveland, CO |
Staff was extremely short-tempered and rude. I waited 8 weeks for an appointment, then waited 20 minutes in the exam room for Dr. Columbus. He was right outside the door chit-chatting. He did a 0.5 second exam before giving his opinion as fast as an auctioneer, then spent the rest of the visit telling me about his upcoming vacation.
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  •  Specializes in Pain Medicine
  •  Board certified in Anesthesiology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Anesthesiology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain

Education

  • Medical School
    Kansas City Univ Of Medicine Bioscience College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    Met Hospital Parkview

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

    Completed in 1992

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Scranton

    Graduated in 1983

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Spine Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Baclofen Pump Therapy
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Decompression
  • Detoxification
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Intradiscal Electrothermic Therapy (IDET)
  • Joint Drainage
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Opiate Pump Implantation
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection