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"An Exceptional Pain Management Specialist" Thank You, Derek!

Dr. Douglas Allen
Last updated 2 years ago

Dr. Allen is an exceptional Pain Management Specialist Doctor, he always listens to your needs and gives you the best advice and will get you to feeling better and feeling like yourself again very quickly. Dr Allen - Listened to everything I told him was bothering me; what the issues were, etc. after some cat scans he knew exactly what he needed to do in order to give me my life back. I was in constant pain all the time with shooting pain down my legs and very unhappy and I was being managed by another doctor who didn't understand like Dr. Allen does. If you have any type of pain that is bothering you visit Dr. Allen and solve your issue. I would suggest him to everybody that cares about their life & body. Lastly Dr. Allen isn't just anyone he is very personable see for yourself and visit his office only takes a few minute's, here is his information: 425 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10017 (212) 245-7900. You already off to a good start.
Derek N.

"The Epidural Went Flawlessly" Thank You For The Review, James!

Dr. Douglas Allen
Last updated 2 years ago

  • on Yelp
  • After retiring from the NFL with a minor back injury back in 2002, I eventually moved to NYC to work in business. When my back went out on me while sitting in a chair one day, I found myself in unfamiliar waters. For the first time in 36 years, I couldn't walk. I never felt more helpless, pathetic, or pain. Not being sure where to go first, I went from the ER to several doctors. It seemed all anyone could do for me was either surgery, or prescribe pain pills; neither of which were of interest to me as final treatment methods. Finally, my orthopedist recommended I see Dr. Allen for an epidural. From the moment I met him, Dr. Allen patiently listened to all of my needs and concerns. He was able to relate to me in a way I didn't know doctors could. The epidural went flawlessly, and with the help of physical therapy, my back has begun the process to being fully recovered. 

    I've been seeing Dr. Allen over the past few months, and my observations are:

    -He's a straight talker and very personable. 
    -He cares about his patients. I never once felt like a dollar $ign. 
    -He's extremely knowledgable in his field.

    In conclusion, if you're in pain, I'm sorry, I know how it feels. I'm writing this review so you can save time...this is the doctor you want to see. Good luck!

    James H.

"Dr. Allen Should Be The Physician You Call First!" Thanks For The Review, RM!

Dr. Douglas Allen
Last updated 2 years ago

I have been a patient for Dr. Allen's since 2008. He is a wonderful physician that takes the time to get to know a patient & their ailment and then proceeds to take prudent actions to assist in the resolution of the problem along with the management of the pain. He is a caring, personable, and very talented physician whose goal is to get you better as soon as possible. If you are suffering with back pain or other chronic ailments that cause you discomfort, Dr. Allen should be the physician you call first!
RM

"Dr. Allen Truly Cares About His Patients" Thank You For the Touching Review!

Dr. Douglas Allen
Last updated 2 years ago

  • on Vitals
  • "For many years I have suffered with endometriosis (a painful female condition when cells from the lining of the uterus grow in other areas of the body), adenomyosis (endometriosis of the uterus- when the endometrial tissue grows into the uterine muscle, often confused with a fibroid uterus- even though the conditions can coexist, as they do in my case), fibroids and cysts, in addition to myriad other health problems. Over the past two years my suffering reached a point of unbearable and almost constant pain. I have had two surgeries, and after each one, my condition worsened, probably due to the formation of scar tissue and adhesions on top of the fact that the source of my pain was never fully addressed/removed. Since my surgery in December 2011, the duration and severity of my pelvic (and sometimes abdominal and other ) pain reached such a level that it was almost intolerable to go on living with this degree of suffering. Then, I had an incident in April that exceeded all previous pain episodes. I do not know how I did not pass out or even die. That morning I called doctor after doctor (pain specialists) trying to get an appointment right away. I called a many doctors, and none could see me in any less than several weeks time..that is, until I called Dr. Allen. Antoaneta, Dr. Allens competent and compassionate assistant, set the appointment for me immediately. Dr. Allen saw me within 15 minutes. I could see right away that he was a highly compassionate and thoughtful individual. He showed great concern for my condition, examining me carefully and asking me many questions. He talked to me for probably over 45 minutes. When I told him how I had been suffering, he told me this was unacceptable and unnecessary. Dr. Allen explained the safest and most effective way to mange my pain. Dr. Allens concern, his willingness to spend time answering every one of my questions, his intelligence and his kindness make him an outstanding physician. He does everything he can to make sure I am comfortable and safe. Dealing with his office is a pleasure. Antoaneta and Erica (his office staff) are kind and accommodating. I have been seeing Dr. Allen for almost a year now, as I seek the surgeon who I hope will, once and for all, treat and eliminate the source of my suffering. If it were not for Dr. Allens expert care and guidance, I do not know how I would have managed. Dr. Allen is supporting me through this difficult time as I try to find an expert surgeon who can handle the complexity of my situation. I know that no matter what, Dr. Allen is on my side, supporting me and making sure I do not have to suffer unnecessarily. Dr. Allen spoke to me at length about how I need to make sure that I get a surgeon who will care for me after my procedure if I need that. This to me shows that Dr. Allen really does have my best interests at heart. From now until my procedure, I know I will be ok, thanks to Dr. Allen. If, God forbid, I require further care after the procedure, I know he will be there for me too. Dr. Allen has in many ways been a Godsend to me, because I had been at a place of truly not knowing if I could survive through the torture that I had been undergoing. I am not in constant torture anymore, and that is saying a lot. I will use this opportunity in writing a review for Dr. Allen to also raise awareness about endometriosis and adenomyosis. Although not every woman with these conditions suffers the level of pain and debility that I do, there are many who do. I am providing a link to a story about young lady who committed suicide due to her suffering. I hope that more physicians will take this condition seriously, and that the public and professionals alike will put more research dollars and effort into finding ways to treat and cure endometriosis and adenomyosis. Here is the link: http://kokomoperspective.com/lifestyles/article_610f286a-e505-11de-b7fc-001cc4c002e0.html#user-comment-area In the words of Kristi An Roses mother whose daughter committed suicide due to her suffering from endometriosis (from the article mentioned above): I wanted to help somebody else, Sherill said. So no one else has to live that way. I just want everybody to know how much pain she went through, how much she suffered, so this doesnt happen to anybody else.

"Genuinely Engaged In Getting You Better." Thanks For The Great Google Places Review!

Dr. Douglas Allen
Last updated 2 years ago

  • on Google Places
  • "Really terrific doctor. He explains everything that is going on and makes sure that you understand. He's also genuinely engaged in getting you better, step by step. I've been having a lot of lower back problems, something that's been bothering me for a while, but he's doing a fantastic job of helping me right away. I'm not from NYC so I was really worried about finding a  good doctor who I feel comfortable with. I feel lucky to have found him."

    Dre

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