My Mom had suffered with chronic pain from osteoarthritis in her back and legs for years. Previous doctors put her on antidepressants, ibuprofen, etc. Nothing helped. Dr. Rose was the first doctor that actually gave her medication that helped her live with her pain. He also diagnosed her with Parkinson's, which her previous doctors had mis-diagnosed as palsy.
I, too, was surprised to see the old country doctor atmosphere of his office, and his slightly gruff mannerism. But man, the old guy can doctor! He gave my Mom another chance to be more independent instead of writhing in constant agony, and I'll always love him for that.
Dr. Rose is worth the wait!
A grateful daughter in Vancouver, Washington