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dr. Walega is very professional, good at his profession, and very personable. I always have a great experience, and travel from San Francisco for my yearly ablation procedure since I moved there from Chicago in 2013. D.R. Walega has been treating me since 2006.
This was about the 5th or 6th time that Dr. Walega gave me a lumbar puncture for the PPMI clinical study.....each experience has been excellent. Dr. Walega makes a patient feel comfortable (despite the reputation of a LP).
I have been a patient of Dr. Walega's for several years now. He is truly a renown expert in the field of pain medicine - his professional monographs are listed all over the internet if one queries "pain management". He possesses also very human qualities in his "bedside manner" and is always ready to propose solutions in recalcitrant cases such as my current knee osteoarthritis. From my office visits over the years, I have been able to perceive that he is well appreciated by his staff. NM is fortunate to have such an outstanding physician leading its pain medicine practice - which shall prove more lucrative each passing year as "baby boomers" such as I age and require innovative treatment.
Dr Walega and the resident working with him were both very easy to discuss my concerns with. They explained the procedure in detail and answered all questions in terms I could understand. I feel very confident in his ability to care for me.
I have remarkable physicians....My team at Cleveland Clinic are wonderful but Dr. Walega is "hands down" my best physician! He is truly gifted at what he does and he impresses me with not only his skill but his concern, care and empathy. I travel from Michigan to see him (4hr drive). He keeps me walking and out of a wheelchair.
Dr. Walega, after trying several alternative treatments, began the Nevro spinal stimulator trial, completed today. it was a very positive experience. After reading about negative experiences from patients (youtube) using other doctors and facilities, I expected the worst. it was an excellent experience for which I credit Dr. Walega and his staff. A+++
Dr. David Walega was most informative and upfront with my husband regarding his chronic pain. He was honest and provided reasonable treatment plan(s). His bedside manner was excellent and he was easy to talk to and compassionate. I highly recommend Dr. D. Walega to others.
I had to wait a while before seeing Dr Walega, but I am a complicated case with allergies to medicines. I'm glad Dr Walega took needed time to look over my case for a treatment, which he thought would help me.
Dr Walega is an expert at diagnosis. Sometimes my symptoms are not typical according to the normal. Dr Walega spends extra time examining me, listening in detail to every spoken word. He puts it all together deciding what procedure is needed. Have always had positive results and relief from the pain.
Dr. David R. Walega is an excellent Pain Medicine physician, who has been caring for me for several years, following a traumatic right ankle injury, which required multiple reconstructive surgical procedures. Dr. Walega provides his patients with a combination of procedural and non-procedural treatment options, which facilitate the recovery of mobility and overall functionality. This recovery of good mobility, along with the resultant improvement in day-to-day functionality, represent the primary focus of chronic pain management, and significantly improve the quality of life of the patient. Dr. David Walega is exceedingly knowledgeable, skillful, and experienced, and he always demonstrates sincere empathy and compassion for his patients. Dr. David R. Walega is an outstanding Pain Medicine physician, and he has certainly helped me to regain mobility and functionality, after my unfortunate traumatic injury.
Dr. Walega is and has always been very good at calming me down before a procedure he explains everything in detail & let's you know when you might expect to feel something. I would never trust anyone else to do my procedures.
Dr. Walega has helped me for a number of years, both with my spinal stenosis as well as for my knee pain. He is an exceptional doctor, has always spent time discussing my concerns. The procedure was done with very little pain, and the very day afterwards, I remain almost pain free. He gave me my daily life back!
I continue to see dr. Walega since I moved back to California in 2013. the car I receive is worth every penny of making this once a year trip for this procedure. all staff very personable and professional. thank you.
I have have been seeing Dr. David R. Walega for chronic pain management since September, 2015, following a severe traumatic injury to my right ankle in June, 2015, which required multiple surgical procedures. Dr. David Walega is exceedingly intelligent, skillful, and experienced. In addition, Dr. Walega is very understanding and compassionate, and he always conveys sincere empathy for his patients. He utilizes a multi-modal therapeutic approach to the management of chronic pain, which combines patient education, pharmacologic treatment, and the use of procedural interventions, when indicated. Dr. Walega has tremendous expertise in chronic pain management techniques, and I have total confidence in his ability to successfully ameliorate my pain, improve my mobility, and enhance my overall quality of life. Dr. David R. Walega is an outstanding Pain Medicine physician, and I am extremely grateful to him for his sincere concern, his clinical expertise, and his overall superb care.
During my Pain Medicine appointment on January 3, 2018, Dr. David R. Walega spent a substantial amount of time with me, which I greatly appreciate. He utilizes a multi-modal approach to pain management, which includes both non-invasive forms of therapy, and invasive forms of therapy, when necessary. Dr. Walega is very thorough and organized, and he always demonstrates compassion and empathy during my appointments with him. In summary, Dr. David R. Walega is an outstanding Pain Medicine physician, who is exceedingly knowledgeable, personable, and professional. Thank You