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Dr Mikkelsen just treated me for elevated psa in August 2015 and possible prostrate cancer. He was excellent. He answered all questions thoroughly and he was punctual and fully experienced. We did a sonic biopsy which was quick and thorough. He told me the preliminary visual findings were fine with no sign of any problem - subject to the actual lab results next week. I found him to be quiet, complete, competent ,and thorough. He did a Greenlight laser procedure 6 years ago to open my prostate. I can only say that he has gone through a complete 180 degrees from how I found him in 2009 when he was more abrupt, less patient tolerant, and generally not as matured. Now he is an excellent advocate of patient care and knowledge. I would definitely recommend him. Gene Cohen - Spokane
September 12 , 2015
Dr. Mikkelsen has been my urologist for about six months now due to BPH and urine retention. He performed a TURP surgery that has been successful. All throughout my interactions with him, he has been attentive, answered my questions and my wifes and never rushed us. He explained my options and l am very pleased with the results. He is an excellent surgeon and physician. Patrick Hough
June 30 , 2019
Discovered I had bladder cancer. Since I was in excellent health was candidate for neobladder. Removed my bladder and formed new neobladder from section of my bowel.. Four hour surgery successful. Smooth recovery. Undergoing chemo as cleanup precaution. Excellent support staff working with him. Attentive to all my calls and needs.
December 02 , 2013
Very professional extrememly compentent, I would recommend Dr. Mikkelsen to any person.
April 27 , 2011
Dr. Mikkelssen is ultimately professional and obviously very experienced. He provides the benefit of a doctor, who has done the exams and procedures many times. I did research and talked with friends, who had a range of outcomes with PSAs, biopsies, and cancer treatments. I told him that, and he spoke to me accordingly. The urologist that I fled from used euphemisms and baby talk. You should spend some time on/in the internet or library. If you are reassured by cool and professionalism, Dr. Mikkelsen is your doctor. If you want to be comforted, go elsewhere.
February 28 , 2013
Dr Mikkelsen is completely no nonsense. Above all, he is a extensively experienced and extremely skillful surgeon. He is absolutely punctual. His minimalist style may be off putting, but he will answer questions precisely. His staff is eager to fill in for any blanks that he may leave.
May 23 , 2014
I was very dissatisfied with Dr. Mikkelsens interaction with me a patient. I had to get clarification from nurses and other members of the medical staff on the day of my surgery, rather than from him. He seemed as if he had too many other things to do. I would never use him as a urologist again, although Im sure my proceedure was done --medically-- well, I want a doctor that is willing to take time to explain my condition to me and provide the personal attention that his paycheck reflects.
September 17 , 2010
Like others, I was not in the least impressed by Mr Mikkelsen. The man is extremely arrogant and very inattentive. I felt as if I were talking to the walls in the exam room when explaining my history to the man. I was schedule for a lithotripsy for stone removal. He never explained the procedure prior to or at the time of exam. The man never even spoke to me at the time of the exam and let the attending techs do all the talking for him. I went for a follow up exam with continued pain in my right kidney. Mikkelsen acted as if my continued pain were an affront to his person. He walked out of the exam room and spent all of 30 second to a minute reviewing an follow up xray to the procedure and informed me he saw nothing so I must be fine. At this point he left the exam room and my visit was over. I consulted another urologist not more than a week following my unsatisfactory experience with Mr Mikkelsen who had another CT scan done and found a 2mm stone still remained. I will never see Mikkelsen again as the man was rude and inconsiderate undeserving of the respect of the title Doctor. The man showed me no respect and I refuse to use his proper title in the future.
January 02 , 2014
This doctor is simply a butcher who is unethical and has no compassion for his patients. My husband had a vasectomy performed by him, and Dr. Mikkelsen did not wait the 15-30 minutes for the lidocaine to numb him. Even though my husband told Dr. M that he felt everything that was being done, Dr. M just gave him more lidocaine and continued to work without waiting. Additionally, hes arrogant and his bedside manner is sorely lacking. My husband only went to him because of my gynecologists recommendation, his credentials, and his years of experience. As we discovered, all of that does not mean a doctor is good. Furthermore, the office wouldnt even let us schedule a consultation before checking our insurance first. The message they give is that money matters more than their patients and their well-being. Stay away from Dr. Mikkelsen. I would not recommend him to my worst enemy.
August 27 , 2016
I would say Mikkelsen has no personality at all but he does..... rude, obnoxious and the absolute BIGGEST, worst case of God syndrome I have ever seen in a doctor (if you could ever call him one). Saw him a few weeks ago regarding kidney stones.... omgoodness.... incompetent would be a compliment to this guy. Would NEVER recommend him even to someone I didnt like. Only gave him a one because you have to put something there.
March 08 , 2016
seems to be in a constant rush and is extremely arrogant- no need in wasting your time with him
November 01 , 2016
He seems to be in such a rush, does not show concern for his patients . spends enough time with you to say, --hey I saw this person as a patient today to meet the needed quota for my paycheck.-- Very arrogant.
November 02 , 2016
Barely spent four minutes in consultation. Condescending. Clearly offended when I asked about alternatives. Only discussed alternatives when I suggested and asked about them. Didnt give a diagnosis or explain condition. Didnt volunteer any information. Was clearly in a big hurry to leave and I was holding him up. If I hadnt asked questions Id have left with no information about medication or follow up. But there wont be a follow up. Im getting a second opinion with someone who can be bothered to see me.
May 14 , 2013
Poor in preparation - he did not read the forms I filled out. Poor in interactive skills - he was hurried and rushed. This was the worst doctors visit I have had. This doctor has very poor bedside manner. He scoped me for a stricture, it was the worst.
August 20 , 2011
Ive never had a doctor treat me in such a poor manner in all of my life. I had two separate appointments with this doctor and was very underwhelmed in both cases. Im lucky if he spent more than 2 minutes in the examination room with me, and it almost seemed like I was inconveniencing him by being there. The staff was for the most part just as unfriendly, time for a second opinion.
April 21 , 2009
I should of never let this Dr. Mikkelsen ever touch me period. His skills are the worst, I had surgery on 9/26 i was soar which is no big deal but there was no post op instructions at all, not only that I found out after my surgery Mikkelsen on vacation for two weeks and left no contact information none. His bed side manor is awful to say the least and his surgical skill fair no better I"m sorry to say. If you read this you have been warned and if you decide to use him well its your fault period. I wish this site has minus stars cause thats the only 5 stars he would get -5 I"m sorry but thats the truth.
November 13 , 2017
I should of never let this Dr. Mikkelsen ever touch me period. His skills are the worst, I had surgery on 9/26 i was soar which is no big deal but there was no post op instructions at all, not only that I found out after my surgery Mikkelsen on vacation for two weeks and left no contact information none. His bed side manor is awful to say the least and his surgical skill fair no better I--m sorry to say. If you read this you have been warned and if you decide to use him well its your fault period. I wish this site has minus stars cause thats the only 5 stars he would get -5 I--m sorry but thats the truth.
November 13 , 2017
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About David Mikkelsen
Medical School - Northwestern University Feinberg Medical School, 1984
Spokane Urology Ps
1401 E Trent Ave, Suite 200
Spokane, WA 99202
1401 E Trent Ave, Suite 200
Spokane, WA 99202