Dr. Wroblewska, I wanted to send you a note to thank you for the amazing treatment that I received from you and your staff. I have been suffering with this pretty intense back pain for many years. I have been to several types of doctors with it. My new family Dr. referred me to you. I am so happy about that and I will be sure to tell him. This is the first time that I have had relief from this pain. I was starting to give up and think I was going to just have to live with it. So, I am thrilled that he sent me to you.
It’s been nearly seven years since my motorcycle accident. Since that accident there have been four surgeries (including spinal implants), eighteen spinal injections and more opiate prescriptions than I care to remember. Most important is the fact that I’ve been treated by five different pain physicians, with Dr. Shah being the fifth (and final).
Those who know me know that I have had back trouble for about 30 years. I have a blood disorder called Ankylosing Spondylitis. My spine is fusing and at times can be very painful. I have tried various treatments. One that worked was called Remicaid. $2,500 a month with insurance. My family physician referral me to Carolinas Pain Center. I have been very impressed with how I have been taken care of. From the staff out front to nurses and my pain specialist, Dr. Joanna Wroblewska. Very caring with a genuine interest in how to manage your pain. Dr. Joanna is very personable. It’s people like this that gives the medical profession a great name! Wouldn’t think of going anywhere else. Thanks Team, you’re the best.
Dr. Shah became one of my doctors in the early part of 2010. During that period, I feel that I have not only been lucky, but blessed to have him as my doctor. He is the type of doctor you always want to care for you. His professional demeanor coupled with his knowledge and desire to see his patients well again, is his goal for you. Dr. Shah cares about listening to his patients, so you both fully understand your problems and the course of treatment which is best for you, the patient.
It’s very easy to immediately connect with Dr. Shah. His personality exudes genuine care for his patients and the time he takes to listen and genuinely communicate with his patients is unmatched. He is supportive and encouraging and he has afforded us an active role in my care and treatment plan(s). His “bedside” manner is positive, calm, and assuring. These attributes along with his knowledge and experience make for a trusting patient-physician relationship.
I have been under Dr. Shahs care for a little over a month. I have been suffering with severe leg pain for years, have had a lumbar laminectomy performed in 2008, and been taking pain medication, on and off, for many years. My General Practitioner referred me to Dr. Shah. From our first meeting it was obvious that Dr. Shah cared about me. He took the time to fully understand my medical history and with each piece of the puzzle, methodically began a treatment regime that, to date, has been spot on.
I just wanted to thank you for being so caring and going well beyond what is expected of you. Now I only wish you were a family practice so we could come to you for all medical needs. You are truly an asset and bring great things to your profession. I will certainly highly recommend you to any family member and friend who may require your expertise.
Thank you for taking excellent care of me! It’s a tremendous feeling to be able to use my right arm again with no pain, tingling or numbness! After seeing numerous neurosurgeons, orthopedists, anesthesiologists, massage therapists and chiropractors over the years this is the first time that I’ve felt “almost’ normal and for that I express my sincerest gratitude. I know it’s not a permanent fix, but for now I can play with my kids and pretend that my body isn’t falling apart!
I cannot thank you enough for all you have done. You have aggressively approached my situation and I am very impressed with your ability to listen to the situation and make a decision based on individual situations. You look at all angles. You treat people like people. I am in pain and it is difficult enough without being treated like someone standing on the street corner doing something shady. I understand people are out there for the wrong reasons but it might be easy to put everyone into one category but you don’t and for that I am thankful. It is so difficult to convey pain especially when it is constant and nothing ever makes it go away. When you can provide some relief, words cannot express my gratitude for what you have done for me.