Dr. Ralph F Carbone, DO

Name:Ralph F Carbone
Gender:Male
Specialty:Other Specialties—Pain Medicine
Anesthesiologist—Pain Medicine
Review:1 client review
Location:3838 N Main St
Mishawaka, IN 46545

Phone: 574-257-0621
Fax: 317-567-2191
 

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1 client review of Dr. Ralph F Carbone scored 1 out of 5.

DOCTOR RALPH CARBONE
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by ostracized, Jun. 15, 2011

I WAS A PATIENT OF DR. CARBONE FOR SEVEN LONG YEARS. SEVEN YEARS OF "HERES A SCRIPT, SEE YOU NEXT MONTH"  I WENT BY THEIR CONTRACT, TO THE "T" BUT WHEN HE WAS ON VACATION, HE DIDNT LEAVE A DOCTOR IN HIS PLACE, SO IF YOU RAN OUT OF MEDS, IT WAS YOUR PROBLEM TO DEAL WITH. THEN....HIS OFFICE MANAGER. WHAT AN ANGEL (NOT,,,,SO NOT) SHE WAS. SHE WAS MEAN, CONTROLLING, WHAT SHE SAID WENT, AND SHE WASNT THE DOCTOR, WHO GAVE HER THE DEGREE?  I CALLED BECAUSE HE WAS ON VACATION, I HAD A FAMILY DOCTOR AND I WAS CALLING TO MAKE SURE SINCE WE HAD A PAIN CONTRACT, THAT IT WOULD BE OK TO HAVE MY FAMILY DOCTOR CALL A SCRIPT IN TO HELP ME THRU UNTIL  I CAME BACK FROM VACATION. SHE STATED TO THE DOCTOR THAT I DID NO SUCH THING, BUT I HAD ON RECORDING, FROM THE SERVICE, THAT WAS EXACTLY WHAT I DID. SHE TOOK IT UPON HERSELF TO DISMISS ME ANYWAY, WOULDNT LET ME SEE OR TALK TO CARBONE TO EXPLAIN MYSELF, AT ALL, AND THAT WAS THAT. IT WAS A BLESSING IN DISGUISE THO BECAUSE I HAVE NOW THE MOST COMPETENT PAIN DOCTOR EVER AND HES DONE MORE FOR ME IN THE YEAR IVE BEEN WITH HIM THAN THE SEVEN I WAS WITH CARBONE. SHAME ON YOU RALPH CARBONE!

* this reviewer has be with this doctor for 3 - 10 years
* this reviewer had >10 doctors before.
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by ChronicPainPatient 2012-05-16 10:30:09
I have been a patient of Dr. Carbone's for 5 years. I do my regular drug screenings and I have NEVER had a problem. I went for my last visit and my test came back clean. My pain pills I take DAILY did not even show up. I explained to them that something had happened because I take my pills. I need my pills or I have no quality of life. My entire spine is diseased and injured. I hurt ALOT!!!My pills don't make me feel 100% but they do make the pain tolerable. They told me with the test showing I'm not taking these pills they couldn't do anything for me. I begged them to call and find out what happened. They gave me my results with a phone number and told me to find out. The nurse announced that I had a dirty drug test in front of SEVERAL patients. They humiliated me and refused to help me get to the bottom of what happened. I have gone quite a while with no medication for pain. I hurt, I can't sit or stand or lay down to make me feel better. I have 2 children (4 and 10) I can't even spend any time with them. I have been fighting with them for quite some time now and they just wouldn't help me. I have talked to lab myself and they said that they will rerun the test and find out what happened. In the meantime I'm sitting here in pain. I just wanted to write this review to help anyone understand that Dr. Carbone and his staff are not there for anyone. They don't have your best interest at heart. They are not willing to help you when they need it. All he does is write you out a prescription and goes on his way. I have been taking the same medication for years. He has never tried anything new or even acted like he cared to hear of any new symptoms. He is NEVER on time. I have waited two hours to see him on more than one visit. I think he is probably a nice guy outside the office, but he is not a personal doctor. He doesn't make you feel like he knows you or your injuries. Please keep all of this in mind when choosing a pain management doctor. I have heard great things  about a Dr. Daniel Cha in Valparaiso Indiana. I will be trying him out. Good luck to everyone who is dealing with chronic pain. I hope you all find a Doctor who cares. Unfortunately after 5 years I'm starting all over again, but I'm going into it with a lot of knowledge this time.

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