Doctors >Leone, William H, Md - Pain Management Group
5801 Crossings Blvd, Antioch, TN | Directions 3701336.037628 -86.642208
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I am a 35yr Registered Nurse and have worked every aspect of patient care. My specialty is the E.R.. I have worked beside some of the best Doctors in Nashville, with an outstanding knowledge base in their field and great bedside manner. My career is very rewarding. When I come across a Dr like Dr Leone it upsets me to think of the damage both psychological and physical that can be done to the public. I have always been a patient advocate. I myself have suffered with a metabolic disorder since my 20's so I can relate to the neuropathy with chronic pain during flare-ups. I have prayed for the numbness and tingling but get the severe burning. This flare-up has lasted 2 years, I developed autonomic dysregulation so even my BP is fluctuating. I did my research looking for a center that could help me get off the narcotics and do my PT both. My neurologist found cervical stenosis with disc protrusion. Also protrusion in the lumbar area and a tear at L4-5. My right leg would not weight bear at times which put me on the ground. EMG showed nerve damage. My Neurologist spoke of PT before surgery and to let him know where I wanted to go. Surgery was not going to be an option, I have taken care of to many gone bad. Dr Leone entered the room, already appeared rushed. I wanted to let him know about my metabolic disorder, that I was very sensitive to medication. It was obvious to me at this point that he was oblivious when it came to Endocrinology. He made the statement that what I was telling him was not medically possible. Well believe me it is because I live it and I was just repeating what my Endo and Neuro had stated. It troubles me to come across a Dr. that is arrogant and cup already full with no room for knowledge. Medicine is a continuous learning process. He had not even read the multitude of medical history forms you have to fill out. He knew not a thing of my case. The only thing he knew was I was from out of county and he did not even get that right. So I did not even get to the part that I was looking for a center to help me get off the meds and start PT. Please, Please do not use this facility!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have been in pain management for over 10 years. I have been to doctors in Lexington, Ky and several in Nashville. I found Dr. Leone about 6 years ago and he has by far exceeded any of my prior experiences. Right away I felt he had my best interest at heart and allows me to actively participate in my pain care choices. I have the utmost respect for Dr. Leone and all of the doctors associated with his clinics. The surgery center which is next door and the MRI machine on site along with a pharmacy truely make it a one stop experience. When you are in pain you do not feel like walking all over a hospital to different areas for tests and treatments.
Not only has my care been excellent, but since I am not a spinal surgical candidate Dr. Leone has helped me to be able to make informed decisions about what treatments are best for me. I know without a doubt that I am able to enjoy my life and be more active after being in this respectable doctors clinic. I trust his decisions explicitly and have had many positive surgical pain management procedures while in his care. I only wish for pain sufferers everywhere that they had a Dr. Leone in their town. A sincere thank you to him and his staff!
I have been a patient of Dr. Leone for over 10 years, and have seen dozens and dozens of Dr's for my failed back surgeries. When other Dr's pass me off as a "dead end" patient that they cannot cure, Dr. Leone took a personal interest in me and genuinely wanted to help increase my quality of life. I can genuinely say that Dr. Leone's nerve treatments, physical therapy, and medicine's have made a huge difference in my personal well-being. As a result I have been able to get back to work. Dr. Leone is an exceptional caring and skilled Dr. that can help you manage your pain and increase your quality of life. I have seen countless Dr's for comparison for my condition, and without question Dr. Leone is an exceptionally skilled, caring and professional doctor.
Great Pain Management – I have been seeing Dr. Leone and Dr. Lewis for the past 6 months. I was referred to him by my neurosurgeon after one back surgery pending the second. I have received quality care, with attentive medical staff. I was skeptical of taking medications but after several long conversations with Dr. Leone began to understand that medications arent the beast some make them out to be. However.... this clinic is not a pill mill. You will be required to meet standards, to pass drug screens and to do what the doctors (or NP) require. I agree with other reviewers that the wait is sometimes long, but the wait at this office is not out of line with other doctors offices. I would recommend Dr. Leone to my family and friends.
Life Changing Results – After seeking treatment for back issues, chronic pain and post surgical pain for well over a decade I finally found comprehensive treatment that has made a forever change in my life and personal well being. Led by Dr. William Leone, my overall treatment has been highly effective!
I came in a total skeptic after living in pain for so long and seeking help from other good physicians who had answers of heavy drugs and surgery. I hated the drugs and their effect on my life. I finally broke down and had surgery with a great physician and it helped in ways but caused new problems as well. Even after new medications and therapy were introduced, the pain was constant and I did not know what to do.
I did seek alternative treatment in one Nashville office because of seeing a advertisements, which I found did not represent them appropriately. They were actually chiropractors, not MD's (managing physician out there "somewhere") and should never have been allowed to give me injections around my spine! They did not have the proper equipment, facilities or professionals in place. A few hours after they performed one series of 15 injections around my spine, I had a tremendous spinal headache. I was scared, called them and they told me to take some Excedrin. I keep calling because it didn't go away and it was so bad my teenager had to drive me. Only after walking into their office crying to see a MD for help did they tell me there were none on site and they were only chiropractors and could not help - go to "your doctor" they said.... Assumed that's what I was doing.
Needless to say, I was not anxious to try again! I did finally visit Dr. Leone on the referral of a friend. I am sure I seemed to be a very tough patient and was highly skeptical of his ability to help or introduce me to anything I had not already tried. He looked at my surgery scar and mentioned the way he would need to inject me so I would not get a spinal headache -- I had not even told him that had happened to me! Confidence was gaining.... He talked to me about my lifestyle and past history. He then asked if I would allow him to try and help me and we would watch the results as a team to see what truly made a positive impact on my life.
Well, I went in to his surgery center for my injections and the experience itself was like a night and day, not to mention the results. I received only a couple of injections that day and a couple more 2 weeks later. After 4 years of being on medication for intense sciatic pain, within days I was totally off of the drug and haven't been back on it. The series of injections is typically done in 3 but because I was better already he did not even schedule a third.
He also introduced me to a new medication delivered via a patch system (like a nicotine patch) which provides a steady stream of low dose medication for chronic pain. It helped me tremendously!! I need to function at a high level and not feel "drugged" and this was the first pharmaceutical that had done that for me. It was such a new (expensive) drug that my insurance did not cover it at all. However, his office called my insurance carrier and in a day it was ready for me to pick up under my co-pay only. They did all of the work to make that happen on my behalf.
I have a very different quality of life now and I believe I have a physician who really cares about helping me. He doesn't just want to push drugs or unnecessary treatments or waste my valuable time. I do know that there are other good doctors out there but for true lifestyle pain management my confidence and experience tell me that Dr. Leone is the best Middle Tennessee has to offer people in need.
Dr. Leone has proven to me, and to others who have watched my change, to be a physician who understands the needs of a professional working individual living with chronic pain.
Haste Makes for Additional Physical and Emotional Pain – In April or 2010, I was in Dr. Leone's surgery center to have a routine removal of a trial spinal cord stimulator. With a couple of well-placed mirrors, I could have done it myself. Dr.Leone, who was in such a hurry that he didn't bother to close the curtain for privacy, instead of just snipping the suture holding the wire in place, also snipped the lead, leaving 8 inches of it inside me, in the vicinity of my spinal column. The result was major surgery to remove the wire and a months-long delay in getting my permanent spinal cord stimulator. I nearly forgot to mention that Dr. Leone did not bother to tell me of his 'error' and let me leave his surgery center believing all was well. He called me later to tell me what had occurred. I would dearly love to put this all behind me, but I have a 4-inch scar in the middle of my back, some numbness, and the sting of being passed off to a surgeon and then ignored as if nothing happened. Knowledge does not always result in quality care. Sad...
Dr. Leone is the Best in this field! – I have been seeing Dr. Leone for over 10 yrs. If not for his treatment and consideration for my back problem I don't know where I would be today. I have read some of the reviews and can't understand anyone not liking him nor his plan of treatment...He has been so considerate of my well being and there for me whenever I need him. And Yes you do see a PA sometimes a lot of the time, but if Dr. Leone is in the office he has never failed to come into the room or stop me in the hallway and ask how i am doing or if I need anything...If not for his radiofrequency procedures I would not be able to function at times. I know I have to pace myself with the back problem I have but I get one about every 13 to 15 mo. and it allows me to live a life where I am free of pain sometimes whereas before Dr. Leone there were times the pain was unbearable. And yes they will give pain medication if taken and used right....But the proper procedures are followed as far as distribution of pain medication. I would highly recommend Dr. Leone and his staff to anyone that was in as much pain as i was before being referred to him by a neurologist. He actually found that I had two torn disc that others had missed for almost 2 yrs. I just can't say enough good about him and his staff as well. As far as wait time if my appt. is at 10 am, and I am there 15 min. before I get in before 10 and my needs are totally met when I see them. They are a wonderful group of caring Drs. and I highly recommend them to anyone that has chronic pain.
Rude and does not care what you have to say – I went to this place for 2 months and was not getting anybetter I told the PA which seemed to make her mad Isaid this is pain mangement right I FEEL WORST THEN WHEN I came here went back the next month and told her my back was still hurting she ask about the meds I showed them to her the amount I was to have and said they do not work she said how about a trigger point shot ok if this will help she left the room and said I will be back with the shot well then enter a DR I had never seen before he said you are kick out of pain mangeament because no drugs were found in your system well they never lable you name on the cups so I ask to see the proof and he said know I said do it infront of me and let me see the results I said why not are you hideing something I knew he was lying wanting me to do something that I did not want to do a medical procuder so if you do not do what they want out you go I was glad to leave I FELT like I was in a methdone cilnic he was the rudest DR if thats what you want to call them I also found out they use other DR names that I HAVE NEVER heard of or even seen sent to insurance company every meds prec had a diffrent dr name on it too never seen any one except PA and the doctor one time for about 1 minute this is the biggest insurance racket I have ever seen please be aware
BEWARE – This pain mgmt clinic will see you once (Doctor face-to-face), then a PA will dispense narcotics regularly. I went there for many years, and only saw an actual DR. 2x. Also, they change billing to give the impression your seeing multiple DR's.
60 min of procedure 12 hours of wait – Been going to tpsc for 5 months now,everytime my wait has been 2 hours, I hope the witchy receptionist enjoyed breakfast cause my father in law won't get his first drink of the day untill aftewr lunch even though the app time was 9 am... Again, dr leone and tpsc do not care about their patients time,comfort, hunger or thirst... They just don't care
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