I had an appointment with Dr Burdi to discuss lower back pain - MRI showed the disc almost gone so surgery seemed appropriate.
The first appointment was with his PA, and for the $350 fee all I got was arthritis 101, which I already knew. I expected to see the surgeon, and to have a surgical consultation, not an arthritis 101 explanation. It was a waste of time.
I asked for an appointment with Dr Burdi for a surgical review of the MRI and detailed recommendation, and I was given the PA again. The surgeon came in for four minutes and said that I needed a spinal fusion. He praised his PA, said he was his right hand, and that was it, and he left.
I wouldn't allow Dr Burdi to trim my toenails after that. $700 in fees and I got nothing of value. His arrogance was not appreciated.