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Neurology, Parkinson's Disease
Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1992
Joined Virginia Mason - January 2000
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Based on my experience, I have referred several Parkinson´s patients to Dr. Roberts.
I feel lucky that I have Dr. Roberts as my neurologist - Parkinson´s expert, explains complicated concepts well; very empathetic.
Dr Roberts and I have been doing this for now almost 5 yrs and I wouldn´t have anyone else that I would trust with my care as I do him . I came in from Group Health with such a horrible experience zero answers they just left me hanging except for the one Dr who went above what he was supposed to and sent me to Dr Roberts . He had heard he was very good at what he did and people came from all over to see him and although it may take time to get in to see him it would be the best thing for me , and so it was and I can´t thank that Dr enough for doing that at least you know there are still some good people left when the rest just don´t give a crap and group health neurology just didn´t care !!so yes Dr Roberts has worked hard to help make things right in my messed up world and while it´s not perfect it´s 100% better than it was coming in and it´s never going to be normal but I´m okay with that because we make it work the best we can . Thank you to Dr Roberts I have some life back because I had none I went from a wheel chair 24/7 to now only when I´m out ! now how´s that for work In 4 yrs time ? pretty good !
Dr. Roberts is an incredible physician. Always spends the right amount of time with me. I only see him once a year yet he remembers my issues from year to. We are moving but I will continue coming to see Dr. Roberts because he is such s great doctor. I would highly recommend him to others.
I feel comfortable with Dr. Roberts.
Dr. Roberts (and his resident - Dr. Smoots?) was very thorough, caring, and I did not feel rushed. I understood and appreciated his explanations and answers to my questions. Very approachable.
Dr. Roberts was patient I never felt rushed. He responded to questions thoroughly.
I realize he is a busy man and really appreciate him fitting me in.
Dr. Roberts is totally outstanding.
Very good overall.
Dr. Roberts is the BEST doctor I have ever had.
Dr Roberts and I have been working together now going on 2 years and I trust him completely, while we may not always agree we do compromise and that speaks volumes when your a paitent . While we are still working on the problems at hand he does what´s best for me as a paitent however also as a person , so when my body cannot tolerate going up on medications needed , this is where the compromise comes in as he will split the dose to make it tolerable . I have had Dr´s that don´t care it´s here take it so sorry it makes you sick however you have to take this dose , and Dr Roberts is not that way and if I´m having a bad day with everything and frustrated we are not processing he listens . And sometimes I bombard him with emails when I´m frustrated with test results and I feel I´m not getting any where after 4 years and only two years with him with treatment , he´s always so kind to respond with the best answer he has even if it´s not what I want to hear . Trust me Dr Roberts is a great Dr a great human being as well :) keep him !!
Dr Roberts is excellent and I have full trust in him
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. I travel out of my way to see Dr. John W Roberts.
I am continually praising Dr Roberts. I trust him. I´ve found that trait to be rare when dealing with my unique medical conditions. He is an amazing asset to the VM team!
When I left the doctor´s office, I understood neither the prognosis nor the diagnosis. Of course, that could be because of my missing it somewhere along the way.
Yes definitely,he is very knowegeable
This was the first visit ever with him...I´m slow to get to know a new doctor
I use the My Virginia Mason website to update my neurologist of any other health issues that may or may not be related to Parkinsons. He has good information about current programs or studies in which we can particiipate. I believe that to get best service, the patient has to be their strongest advocate and ask question; has to raise issues to doc who would be able to say, it´s PD related or maybe it´s just a cold, for example. In the future build a list of concerns/issues to discuss. It´s always to your benefit to ask a family member or friend to take notes.
Very professional & always always a pleasure to visit Dr. Roberts office.
We are very fond of Dr. Roberts and have complete confidence in him.
I´ve been Dr. Roberts patient for years. Very pleased.
I like Dr. Roberts he listened genuinely seemed concerned. Didn´t make us feel rushed.
Parkinson's Disease, essential tremor, dystonia, spasmodic torticollis, Huntington's Disease, Tourette's Syndrome, tic disorders, progressive supranuclear palsy, multiple systems atrophy, Shy-Drager Syndrome, expertise in administering botulinum toxin injections for dystonia and other movement disorders
Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine, Portland, 1987
Internal Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals, Salt Lake City, 1988
Neurology, University of Utah School of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals, 1991; Chief Resident, University of Utah School of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals, 1991
Movement Disorders, Experimental Therapeutics Branch of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md., 1993
"Everyone deserves neurological care tailored to fit his or her special needs."
"Neurology is an exciting specialty with many new and innovative treatments available every year."
On Virginia Mason
"I came here to work with some of the best health care providers available so I could provide the highest quality service possible."
Professional Activities and Awards
Member, American Academy of Neurology; Member, Movement Disorder Society; Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Utah School of Medicine, 1993-2000
John W. Roberts, MD - Curriculum Vitae