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University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Pittsburgh, PA
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Total Comments: 148
Dr. Brancolini and the entire staff at the St. Margaret pain clinic are awesome. They explained everything they were going to do before they did it. They are excellent.
Dr. Scott seemed to be over booked with patients on Thursday along with too many procedures. When you over book his patients its not fair for him his staff or his patients.
They have always been very helpful and listen to everything I had to say. In fact I spoke to a couple after my appointment for a half hour outside about the doctor in his office
Dr Braccolini and vhf the pain fellow were helpful answered my questions well. they spent a good amount of time doing so. I appreciate it.
takes good care of me
Dr. Brancolini is an excellent doctor. He explained everything thoroughly before treating me, and during my procedure he talked to me, explaining every step, telling what I would be feeling and let me know when he was finished.
Every experience with Dr. Brancolini has been excellent. He is always prepared and remembers every detail about your history.
I was able to discuss my problems with the doctor and together we formulated a plan for treatment. The doctor was very receptive to all my health needs.
Dr Brancolini is always interested in my care. He takes a reasonable amount of time dealing with my concerns.
Helps me greatly
Scheduling I have to wait over a month for my next appointment. Another 45 days to get my knee treatment. Being in pain is no fun and your provider is great but takes too long to get an appointment.
great and caring Dr. staff is compassionate and on point.
he listened to me carefully and didnt rush through anything.
It was an excellent experience. Everything was well explained in understandable terms. Need less to say I was impressed. I was also impressed with the resident.
Doctor Scott is a very excellent Doctor
He is an amazing man. I really like him and I know he is very good at what he does
Everyone at this office treated me with compassion and dignity.
As always, completely pleased with Dr. Brancolini.
I felt very comfortable and safe
Dr Brancolini's treatment has restored my quality of life. I can now lead a relatively normal life doing things I love to do-spend time with my granddaughter, participate in water aerobics, play duplicate bridge, use the gym, and travel.
I absolutely love the providers medical staff (Suzanne, Rachel, Kathy) they are excellent, very caring and helpful. rating is a 10 or more !
He was very knowledgeable and reviewed my past records in detail. Treated me and made me feel very comfortable.
I loved how well and detailed everyone was. my daughter and I felt as if we understood everything the doctors and therapists had to say. they did great explaining everyting which made us more comfortable with their plan of treatment and it all made sense to us
always had good experiences. always looked forward to seeing doctor and his staff because of having less pain after procedure.
I believe they have very professional staff eager to keep me healthy and safe.
Great experience they are so helpful for my needs as a patient
He cared about my pain and wanted to help. Insurance would not allow him to give me shot as he had to provide them with notes of the visit to get approved.
I enjoy talking to dr.scott
Very good experience, I was made comfortable by doctor & staff.
Dr. Brancollini always gives me terrific care
I have always had a wonderful experience with this doctor and his office.
Dr. B. has helped me tremendously with managing my pain. He listens to my concerns and truly cares about how I am feeling.
Dr. Brancolini is always extremely well-prepared with regard to my medical history. He is unfailingly courteous and listens patiently to any concerns. He clearly cares about his patients.
Dr. Scott understood my issues and hoping the treatment has an impact reducing my pain. The office staff was exceptional and made me comfortable during my visit.
Dr. Brancolini is always tuned in to my concerns. He always treats me with respect and knows that I can comprehend the information he provides to me. Furthermore, he is always interested in how I am doing in general. He checks that I am able to continue my exercise program without any problems related to my back.
very professional chronic pain team
Provider during procedure hurt me bad
very chaotic and confusing. Lack of focus.
i have seen Dr. Broncolini manytime in quiet a few years he is very professional and explains everything in the procedure he also recommended therapy which I am starting on Friday August 9 2019
I am 100% pleased with my provider and his entire staff!!!!
my son has been a patient with this team for over 7 years. The doctor is new to the department and his style of communication does not work well for us. We will continue our relationship with this team, but will make sure to ask more questions for clarity.
very good experience and appreciated the options the Dr and staff talked to me about.
The office was very professional and the Coolief process is interesting to say the least.
Dr. Brancolini is empathetic, good listener, and knowledgable about my medical needs. I am very glad I am able to see this provider.
the doctor has been working with me to get the spinal stimulator for nerve damage. but the insurance company is fighting it and repeatedly denies it. the doctor is certain that I'm a prime candidate for this and that it would help with lowering or eliminated use Luffy which to control the thing.
I feel that the doctor and I discuss my care and then when I get my prescriptions and care, they are differant then what we discuss.
First Time Experience with this Provider was Good. He wanted to be helpful.
we were both troubled about the insurance companies controlling our health care & treatments. My back is too fragile to trust anyone with shotsi instead of Dr Brancolini.
I have always had excellent care in this office.
it took over an hour before I was took back to be seen. it seemed as if my appointment was rushed once I was taken back.
The doctors & office staff were extremely helpful. They explained a treatment plan that I'm very hopeful for.
very good service help with my overall problem.
I wanted someone to tell me how serious my back problem really is but no one told me anything. I Wanted to ask the Dr. when he came back to my room but he didn't come back so I could ask what all was going on in my back. I was very upset .
A+ we really like this office and all the staff DR. B is great
Excellent medical knowledge.
Good experience. Very thorough and professional about updating my health condition.
Dr. Brancolini has consistently been an outstanding physician. He is knowledgeable, empathic, and very helpful.
all good experiences
First time seeing the Dr., he is helping me try some new procedures for my back pain. I am hopeful.
After repeating my history to 3 different people, the Doctor still did not seem to know the real reason I was there. I even asked him if he read my test results- which he then did.
I feel the provider understands my health needs and gave me the best service to help me. I am very pleased with my health after seeing them.
Brancolini pretty good, made sure I was okay when he gave me epidural
Provider was unprepared to provide scheduled treatment.
had to wait much too long to see Dr.
As always, Dr. Brancolini exhibited the highest possible level of professionalism, preparation, genuine interest in your well-being, and compassion. He clearly puts extreme effort into the excellence of this practice. I came to the clinic following fall from a ladder that further damaged my back; my quality of life was essentially non-existent. The back surgeon I went to suggested that, while I was definitely a candidate for surgery, he wanted me to postpone it as long as possible through medical means and, thankfully, referred me to the pain clinic. For the 5 or so years since, I have enjoyed a very reasonable--- not pain-free-- quality of life. I am obviously grateful.
Dr. Brancholini truly has a heart and cares about his patients. With me, the issue was if my condition warranted emergency surgery or not. It was debatable. Dr. Brancholini took a lot of time explaining my options and advised me of what he thought I should do. There was one sentence he said that solidified to me that he totally has his patients best interests at heart. He said, "if this were my family member I would tell them to do this.....".
the care we receive is great! Dr. Brancolini answered every question I had with patience and kindness. Susan always calls back promptly and is very kind and compassionate. thank you for your kindness!!!
I always get the best care and I always recommend them
i felt a little bit rushed. at end of appointment i was not sure what to do next.
the visit went very well
Dr. Brancolini always provides excellent care. He clearly knows my medical history and answers any of my questions completely.
It was a good experience.
always a stress free visit
has always taken care with me.I am pleased with this doctor.
I appreciate that Dr.Brancolini and the staff take time to listen and to explain things in detail
Dr. Brancolini is a excellent Doctor
waited way to long. appointment was 8:45 and didn't get out of there till 10:30. sat in back room forever. other than the wait everything else was fine.
Very nice place good dr
Dr. Brancolini obviously possesses, at a very high level, all the required technical skills for his position. But, three other qualities, IMO, make Dr. Brancolini the exemplary pain specialist that he is. Meticulous: While burdened with a very heavy patient load (only need to watch him virtually jog between rooms), Dr. Brancolini obviously maintains and consults detailed patient records and insights. Sadly, not all other docs expend a similar effort. Judgment: Dr. Brancolini clearly applies his detailed knowledge of individual patients to create and maintain carefully reasoned treatment plans rather than cookie cutter, off-the-top-of-the-head, "next patient please", notions. Compassion: People in chronic pain are not always pleasant to be around. Few docs could do Dr. Brancolini's job with his upbeat compassionate manner, day-after-day.
I have always had excellent care by Dr Scott Bracolini
I have never had any bad experiences with this care provider..My experiences are always good..as a matter of fact, they are excellent..
the Dr really cares about my conditions. he updated himself on all of them. pleased on how he stays knowledgeable on his patients!!!
All my visits were comfortable and helpful
Dr Brancolini and his staff are very thorough. I highly recommend him to others
I was speaking to one of the nurses about being very stressed due to mental issues my niece was going through and how I felt useless and she took the time to listen which need make me feel a little better. Dr.B also asked about me being stressed out and having anxiety which has never been a problem for me. i can't even tell them the full story without breaking down crying and he could see it was just making it worse by talking about it so he mentioned that there are psychologist that I could speak to and I appreciate him taking the time to talk to me and when he saw I wasn't ready to talk and was crying he brought up a Dr I could see and changed the subject. so just about every staff I saw that day was very helpful and took some time to talk to me. my niece and I r very close and I was the one who got called she was at the hospital. she agreed on her own to get some psychiatric help which is great but I am still worrying all the time and will be. you normally do not see so many great staff working well together and to take time to talk with patients about things that are not related to the visit but I was very pleased with the staff that day. it was nice they listened and gave me their thought.I have been going to Dr B for several years now and I have always had good experience.it is nice to see staff working together so well and spending a few extra minutes with a patient when they are having a bad day.On my visit on 9/27 I think they went above and beyond and I appreciate that.
Dr. Brancolini and his entire staff are courteous,kind and professional and provide excellent care
I did not see the doctor or almost an 1 1/2 hours before treatment then it seemed very rushed. had questions after treatment but doctor was gone befor I got off the table.He did seem to be a very good doctor and was very friendly but was way too rushed going from one patient to another. If I required further treatment I would like to remain under his care but I am concerened that he has not enough time to treat me as an individual.
I had to wait for a long time for a appointment Had to wait when I got there I feel the Dr could of given me something for pain He said he could not because I am having surgery on Oct 2 that is 20 sum days away Why should I pay 40 buck when I got nothing He wants me to go to a class to learn how to deal with the pain. please read the chart I have been in pain since 1987 I work at a Upmc on my feet for 8 hours an all I wanted is somebody to ease the pain for a little bit of time That did not happen I played my Co pay I should of been given something to full the pain Cream so not work because I can not stand anything on my feet This is number 10 foot operations for me Upmc Dr caused all my issues An now Upmc will not help me control or ease my pain not fair I did not get my money worth I should get my money back because nothing g was done
The only comment I could make about my experience is that the Dr. seems hurried because he is pressured to see other patients waiting. And when that happens, he is not always fully attentive to my concerns or questions. His professionalism is excellent and his bedside manners are also very good. Overall the Dr. does a good job in attending to me!
very nice and professional
I felt very comfortable about how knowledgeable everyone is.
this doctor didn't look at the medical records,or any other medical records I had brought with me...and I told him and tried to show them to him also.
so glad I started seeing Doctor Bercalini. Made my life worth living. would hate to lose him. Thanks Doc !!!
it has always been a good experience with my provider for my back problems
This provider has always been excellent in his care and concern for me as his patient
Dr Brancolini keeps me functioning. He is a great Dr , just very busy & difficult to get appointments.
nice staff. very engaging. talked and actually seemed to care. nice people.
the entire staff are wonderful
At my visit I was hopeful and pleasantly surprised.
outstanding crew, very helpful
I have been a patient of this practice for many years and have always been treated with respect. Questions are answered promptly. Three years ago I moved out of the greater Pgh area and now travel over one hour to get to this office. I have such respect for Dr Brancolini and he has helped me thru many health issues, I will not go to another doctor for my pain treatment.
I am very happy with this provider.
Scott is great. he saved ,y back, neck and spine with a blood patch that took.
Very good doctor and staff
I always have good things to say about Dr. Brancolini. I rec'd an injection on this visit and he gets it right every time. Don't know how I would be able to continue working without the help he gives me. I'm very grateful for the support.
I had x-rays done 1 month ago and basicly my visit was for 2 things for me personally...I wanted to know exactly what the x-rays showed and get a new prescription on my pain medicine...I got neither and my knowing what the x-rays showed was very important to me
This was my first visit to see Dr. Brancolini and his staff. I was made to feel very comfortable and felt like I mattered. Everyone was very kind and professional and I appreciate that.
excellent care and treatment at UPMC pain clinic
The Doctor is very good.
this was the best injection with near perfect results.
I have had only very good experiences with Dr. Brancolini.
Dr. Brancolini takes my pain seriously and listens to my needs.
always excellent care. one problem that sometimes upsets me is that once im in the exam room I have a long wait to see my Doctor. I don't have a car so whoever takes me to my appointment has a long time waiting for me. In my opinion too many patients are being seen in a day.
Dr. B was both efficient and knowledgable about the situation at hand. He has an excellent bedside manor while not wasting time. And he has common sense, which unfortunately many HCP so not posses any longer due to the fear of "big brother" watching them!
Office personal, nurses and doctors were not only knowledgeable but kind and caring. This was my first appointment at this practice and I was very nervous about the procedure that was to be done. The doctor not only explained what to expect but the nurse was kind and held my hand to reassure me.
Seems like an ok guy. Will know better after treatment
Dr B is excellent at his professionalism
always answers my questions. visit very positive.
I feel that a med check should only take 15 minutes, why do I have to wait 1 hour total time (start to finish) for a 5 minute face to face with the doctor
Physician and staff were excellent as always
everything was fine
all the people in this office work well together and are very helpful and friendly
Dr. Brancolini personally listened and spent time with me to go over the problem, issues and treatment. Very friendly.
The Dr and his staff are always courteous and very understanding.
Always excellent care, highly recommend
Dr. Brancolini is one of the very best physicians I've ever gone to. He not only takes good care of my health problem, he also battles the bureaucracy to make sure I can get the medicine he has prescribed for me.
My experiences were all good
I receive very good care.
Dr. B always explains things and listens to my concerns
This provider is amazing and very attentive and the staff is so nice and very helpful
Great Nurses - skilled Doctor
Dr. Brancolini has always treated me with respect and seems genuinely interested in helping me with my many back problems.
he did not seem familiar with my chart and was cold. did not offer good explanations other than the cost of procedures/ testing to why he would not order and office did not get a necessary procedure covered by my insurance. said Cigna would not cover injection since pain was not coming from facet joint. although my X-ray results say this. did they not prior auth it or just not send the right info. I did follow up with a phone call questioning this and was just told to take my new med x 4 weeks and follow up. not a good answer. I will be going elsewhere for further help.
dependable and personable
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