DR Kimberly Sackheim, DO MD That used to be at the Seaport Medical Clinic opened her own brand new office in march 2013 located at 151 East 62nd St New York, NY 10065 Phone (212) 288-8832. I had an appointment to see her for pain management pain medicine. She was personally emailed my family DR and his phone number as a reference, My MRI, Medical reports and medication list before the appointment and agreed to treat me threw Zocdoc, I have had a DR not agree to treat me and they simply just cancelled the appointment and called the next day to inform me they only do pain injections not medicine. A very respectable thing to do in this day and age of personally emailing Doctors off Zocdoc a great invention.
. I have United Healthcare Insurance but they would only see me as a 'CASH PATIENT'. I agreed and figured as long as she already knows my history and is willing to treat me i don't have any issue paying $350 then $150 monthly. [continued below]....
..... As soon as i got to my appointment a month after waiting i walked in the door and was told to start filling out paperwork and pay the copay. (The $350.00!) So i payed and sat down to complete the papers.
Literally As soon as the receptionist seen me sign the first paper they immediately said OK your good to see the dr and took me into the back. ( I thought to myself what about all the other papers) I waited in her office and she came in, She did not introduced herself until i introduced myself and i started talking. All she did was quickly glance at my MRI and medical records including pharmacy print outs of the current medications and my past doctor's over the years. I have been on PM's 8 years since a motorcycle accident left me with herniated discs, bulging discs and disc degeneration at only 29 years old.
She then went onn to inform me i was on very high doses of medications (which was not new news to her or for me) and she went on to tell me she doesn't prescribe anyone that much medications and told me i should go on methadone for the pain. When i said i didn't want to go on it she said let me call your last DR but i don't think i could help you. She called him and came back in the room and said to stick with your last DR. I explained he was not doing pain medicine for anyone anymore and cut me down %40 percent on my meds last time and another %40 next time i see him which is way too sharp of a drop and that was why i came here.
I even asked her if she can at-least prescribe me 2 weeks of meds because i was out and it takes time to find a new DR. She refused and got angry and said if you don't leave i will call the cops. I was frustrated but calm and non threatening in any way just talking to her, I was shocked i have never been treated so poorly before so I walked out to the waiting room to let her cool off and a half hour later asked the guys who work there if they can please get her so i can ask her one last thing. There was no other patients in there the whole 2 hours i spent there. She is literally a brand new DR in a new office. She wont last long if she keeps treating pain suffering patients like she did to me, she will be out of business within a year.
Finally she came out and i said DR please if you can't treat me why didn't you cancel my appt on zocdoc instead of making me wait a month, call my family DR who had nothing but nice things to say about me and make me pay $350, My old dr called me a month before to inform me she called him right after making the appointment and asked if i was a good patient, she asked him if i was into illegal activity's, and he said no and he told her the truth, I have always been a good patient but he is only a family Dr who treated me for pain years ago for 3 years but i needed a pain specialist.
So, I asked her for my money back, because the way i see it is she knew my history and medications and called me in to give her $350 for nothing. She claimed she didn't ever read any zocdoc email or she would not have had me come.. Here's the thing, It was not an innocent mistake she made cause If she didn't read my email she would have never had my family DR's phone number to call him a month back when i made the appointment. She refused a refund or a half refund.
This is while i was standing in the waiting room with her face poked out the door and then says ' read the paper (hey sneakily had me sign) that stated she doesn't have to prescribe any medications the first visit,and the cops were already called and on there way. She knew how bad she scammed me and 'the cops are on there way' was all she could possibly come up with to get me out of there. I sat outside 40 mins in NYC and no cops were called.
This DR is a lousy Lier that contradicted herself the whole time. She is greedy, uncaring and out for the buck. I should have known better she is only a 3 year old MD with no clue how to talk to anyone or treat there pain or even treat a paying patient
STAY FAR AWAY FROM THIS QUACK OFFICE IF YOUR ON PAIN MEDICATIONS. I LEFT THIS SAME REVIEW ON VITALS AND ZOCDOC BUT SHE WAS KICKED OFF ZOCDOC AND HAS DELETED MY VITALS REVIEW SOMEHOW AND LEFT NEW ONES SAYING HOW GOOD OF A DR SHE IS. SHE IS SO TRANSPARENT IT MAKES ME SICK. I WONT STOP POSTING REVIEWS ONLINE AND TELLING PEOPLE THE TRUTH ABOUT HER. IF I CAN SAVE 25 PATIENTS A YEAR FROM WASTING $350 I WILL BE HAPPY. DON'T BELIEVE ANY GOOD REVIEWS YOU READ ABOUT HER. ITS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE MORE PEOPLE WHO DONT CHECK HER COMMENTS GET RIPPED OFF AND THEN THE TRUTH WILL BE PLASTERED ON ALL THE BOARDS, FORUMS AND DR SITES.