All the neg. reviews here seem believable. I found this site AFTER I went for my reg. appt. & found that my wonderful P.M. doc has joined this APA group – reason unk. Now, reviews here confirm my worst fears. My 1st appt. after "merger" w/APA, was exactly as described here. Parking lot full; waiting room even more full. (Never like that before.) It was only a "med check", but a bad experience. Waited 1 hr.+ for 10 min. visit. In the back - chaos. My 1st "urine test" EVER (after 10 yrs as a legit pain patient) For what reason? I never saw those people before. (ARE they CHARGING me for that? Why?) APA staff seemed not vaguely interested in me (or anyone.) Appeared distracted & confused about what they were supposed to be doing. When I spoke, they looked at me as if I were some annoying talking plant or as if they thought they heard some distant murmur that they couldn't quite make out, as they looked right through me! No one seemed able to make eye contact & everyone had a mean scowl. No one spoke more than to say, "Pee in this cup." Picture stressed out zombies. I couldn't help but feel that my being there was somehow interfering with their doing something more interesting - like kicking their heels. APA staff made NO effort to be nice or friendly, all appeared miserable, ready to take out their frustration on patients, if given a chance. Scary. Sad. Upsetting.
Now I fear for my health & for my life - it took yrs to find a great doc & get the perfect level of pain mgmt. At last, exactly where I needed to be, I could HAVE a life. Dr. Dubois is the best P.M.doc ever, a humanitarian, a great person - now what? Can any of us afford to submit to mean-spirited, paranoid, sociopaths at a place where ALL patients are treated like "drug-seeking scum" . . .where sadists blame the victims & do real harm. I believe every neg. thing people said here. I say: RUN far & run fast! Find a better doc ASAP! Don’t pay to be abused! It's not your fault. Please Report Back here! People need the truth to protect themselves.