Dr. Hoyman Hong seemed like he was great, in the beginning. I went to see him for severe sciatic pain, piriformis pain, and bulging discs, upon the recommendation of my orthopedist.
Now I think that he just doesn’t care about his patients.
The first thing he did was write a ton of prescriptions, which I wasn’t excited about, and didn’t end up taking – all they do is mask the pain vs. fix the problem.
I had two cortisone injections (done by Dr. Hong) which didn’t work and an in office local injections into my piriformis, which was extremely painful, over a period of a couple of months.
He continued to have me come into the office every couple of weeks, and I wasn’t getting any better.
After the injections failed to work, Dr. Hong suggested that I have some ART done, which I did, but it also failed to work.
At this point, and getting desperate, I felt like I needed to take some things into my own hands. I tried rolfing, traction and continued going to my chiropractor.
I called Dr. Hong’s office after a few weeks to talk to him about my care. After 3 messages, and the last one being very nasty, he finally returned my phone call.
We spoke about getting extra benefits for traction to be done by a physical therapist.
He said he needed to write a letter, and that he would email me. It’s been a month…I have called and emailed, and I STILL don’t have the letter.
I finally sent a nasty email letting him know my thoughts, and got no response.
For a pain management doctor, he certainly doesn’t care that his patients are in pain.
I wouldn’t see him again and definitely DON’T recommend him to anyone.