Surgeons >Kramer Iii, Warren G, Md - Kramer Medical
1401 Avocado Ave Ste 307, Newport Beach, CA | Directions 9266033.612432 -117.870555
Warning: This Dr never tells you he OWNS the surgery center where he sends you. His office tells you your insurance has approved the surgery and they book you. They NEVER tell you that the surgery center doesn't take ANY insurances. So we now owe them a ton of money that does not count toward our deductible or annual maximum. It is a deceptive moneymaking scheme.
Best Doctor Ever! – About 10 years ago I broke my arm while skateboarding at a friends house. The break was pretty bad and when I went to the emergency room I was told that the only person that could fix it was out of town that night. They called the doctor Warren and he arrived right away. While he set my arm back in place we talked about sports and when he found out I liked skateboarding he told me about some of the pros he's worked with. When I went back for a checkup, Warren gave me a free pair of shoes and a poster signed by one of my favorite professional skateboarders.
I've had tons of injuries from sports and I've never had a doctor as awesome as Warren. He's down to earth, easy to talk to, and always has me feeling 110% again!
P.S. I was shocked to see that Warren has anything less than 5 stars since I also have friends and family who've had nothing but good experiences with him.
The Best There Is – Ironically the 5 star ratings says "run, don't walk" but I actually had a problem running and that's way I went to Dr. Kramer. Now I'm on way to running again!
Dr. Warren Kramer is the best there is. Period. I work for a very well-known global sports company. We have over 300 champion athletes on our team and Dr. Kramer is on our speed-dial.
I tore my ACL 15 years ago and was recommended by my ortho at the time to skip surgery and rehab hard since technology just wasn't there for knee surgeries. I'm glad I listened. 15 years later, I threw out my knee again on the job snowboarding and by then I was working for a major sports company. Several of my coworkers recommended Dr. Kramer to me.
His waiting room is always busy. Do expect a wait but that's because once you get in, he makes you feel like you're his only patient. Dr. Kramer spends time actually listening to your concerns and addressing all your questions. He never rushes you. He provides excellent individual attention and he's great at what he does. That all equals sometimes long wait times. But it is completely worth the wait.
He did an ACL reconstruction and menisciptomy on my left knee. Three months later, he did an ACL reconstruction on my right knee.
One week out of surgery, I was walking without crutches. Two months after the first surgery, I was already up on the elliptical machine. He cleared me to run at 4 months but I had to get my other knee surgery.
I never felt in pain. I never felt that anything went wrong with the surgery and I honestly feel that I'll be back to my former athletic self in half a year!
Dr. Kramer and his very friendly office did their best to accommodate me at all times. He's very personable and knowledgeable. I felt like I was in the best hands for my knees and I'm on my way to getting back on the slopes again soon!
Dr. Kramer is also the official orthopedic surgeon of the Association of Surfing Professionals. I figured if surf champions trust him with their bodies, why should I? I'm glad I did and I'm extremely happy and confident in my recovery.
Excellent Orthopedic Surgeon – Dr. Warren Kramer III is an excellent physician. He did an outstanding job on repairing my ACL seven years ago and he also really helped me out with getting the right physical therapy for my shoulder. I had a SLAP tear on my right shoulder, but he told me that if I did the correct rehab with a good physical therapist that I wouldn't need surgery and could get back to full strength and motion without going under the knife. He was right. He always does his best to do what is in the best interest of his patients, including avoiding surgery whenever possible. He's not a magician so he cannot "cure" or "fix" everything that has ever gone wrong with you body, but he is a great doctor and I highly recommend him and all of the physicians and staff in his office. The complaints on here look completely bogus to me. If anything, some people might not like how long the wait can be to see him. However, if you're good like he is, then you are going to have a lot of patients that want to get in to see you.
Awesome Doctor – I have read through these reviews and have found little truth behind these complaints of Dr. Kramer. I have been a patient of Dr. Kramer's for many years now and have found him to be not only a very good doctor but a generous person. I have sent many of my close friends and family to Dr. Kramer and they have had only positive experiences.
If you want a doctor who cares about you and will do his very best to get you back to you sport, then Dr. Kramer is the guy to see. (Yes there will be a long wait....he's worth it!)
Only interested in MONEY ! – I went to Dr. Kramer with a strong recommendation from my Chiropractor. Had MRI and Cat Scan already done which showed 6 injuries in the shoulder, including a full rotator cuff tear. In a lot of pain - had to wait 6 weeks for surgery, after waiting a week to just get in to see him to look at the MRI. I called the Surgery Center to get the time of my surgery 2 days prior to the date, as I had not heard anything. I was told it was at 7:30am. That afternoon, with only 36 hours to go til surgery, I received a call from Dr. Kramer's office to inform me that my surgery was CANCELLED because my insurance (Anthem BC ) was only going to pay a certain amount and it was not enough. I asked them how they could do this to someone at this late date and they replied. " Well you don't expect him to do it for free, do you?" I was also told that if I wanted to PAY CASH at the tune of 8-10 thousand dollars they would go ahead with the surgery. Otherwise they would call me with a date at HOAG. Kramer's office knew six weeks prior what my insurance was, as they had the nerve to bill $700.00 for an office visit !!!!!!! SO, one can only assume they expected me to be desperate enough to pay cash or they had a cash patient waiting in the wings. LUCKILY I had gotten a second opinion and had my surgery successfully done within one week ! Go see Dr. Thomas in Mission Viejo......
Do not go to Warren G. Kramer III – Had shoulder surgery done in august of 2005, had pain afterwards, went back to him, made me wait in the waiting room for 2 hours. did another mri for no reason, never saw me again avoided me at all costs, i want to file a lawsuit against him.
Avoid These Doctors – Frequent and high risk level of patient complaints promote cause for physician removal from clinical panel of physician specialists.
Not at all satisfied!! – Very disappointed; had shoulder surgery (1.40 min's) to "fix" several things. Told me he fixed them. Ops. notes don't match what he told me. Had second opinion and another MRI a year later. Still in a lot of pain. Have to go to another surgeon to fix what Kramer was supposed to fix. I would NOT recommend him.
Stay away!!! – Don't bother with the Karamers in that office. I have a lower back pain, went to check. They couldn't find anything wrong, asked me to do a test. The test result was fine, so they didn't know what to do. I asked for any other doctors they would recommend if they couldn't fix it, and they told me that they would not recommend anyone because the test result was fine.
I couldn't believe someone would say that. if a patient feels something wrong, then there must be something wrong regardless any test!!! And I called to ask to talk to him in person, and they didn't even bother.
Stay away from the doctors who ONLY know what the text books tell them to do and don't even care about patients!!!
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