Dr. Dennis Slavin, MD

Dr. Dennis Slavin, MD

Pain Medicine | Male | 53 years old

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Dr. Slavin specializes in Pain Medicine and practices in McAllen, TX. He practices at 2 locations.

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Dr. Slavin's Reviews

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based on 23 total surveys (4 with reviews)
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Slavin's Office & Staff
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    31 – 45 minutes (22)
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in Weslaco, TX |
Dr Slavin has given his responsibility to office manager. A. Not only does this reduce his patient responsibility but office manger (non-medical personnel) determines if, When, and what is important to share and provide with the doctor. B. Office staff's rudeness, poor communication skills, schedule errors, is unjustifiabe/Unexcusable Especially when it concerns the patients safety, secure, inadequate medical treatment. C. Average jam-packed appointment is 4 hours in pain.
in Harlingen, TX |
The first two initial appointments were canceled by them and made contact on the 3rd attempt and met the doctor and scheduled a pain shot injection for my neck for 10 days later. On the day before the scheduled injection date, I was contacted by his staff and told they needed to reschedule as my procedure had not been approved by insurance. I asked when they submitted it to insurance for approval and was told it was submitted 1 hr before they called me. I didn't reschedule & will go elsewhere
in Edinburg, TX |
Several visits with no problems, but not much long term results. I gave up when I had to stand in the lobby for over an hour........which did my back and knee no good. When I arrived I could see the corral was full and I mentioned to the hostess........that I had to be somewhere else in a couple of hours. No response. Poor front desk. I will not go back.
in Weslaco, TX |
Excellent Doctor. Took away terrible RA pain and with injections relieved mt back pain. True pro.
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Dr. Slavin's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Pain Medicine
  •  Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Upper Back Pain

Education

  • Medical School
    Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine

    Graduated in 1989

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection