I am very impressed with Dr. Duran. From the beginning of our appointments it was clear that Dr. Duran was a very caring and compassionate physician. He inquired as to what my issues were and listened intently as I explained my condition. By the way, he had already reviewed my MRI and other pertinent material. Nevertheless, he remained focused and only entered the conversation to clarify some issues which I was a little 'fuzzy' on. After I concluded with my ailments, Dr. Duran went into specifics as to what was going on in my back area - he was very concise and clear and he made sure that I understood all details of the clinical information he was conveying to me. I believe being able to communicate with patients is clearly a must, and Dr. Duran gets an A++ on this point. We discussed possible resolutions to correct my problems with much conversation for clarity and a plan to be implemented. As we spoke about all of the possibilities to be examined, I was very impressed by the breadth of Dr. Duran's knowledge - his dedication to patients and medicine showed up brightly! I plan to follow up with Dr. Duran and proceed to get myself well in the near future. On a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the highest, I rate Dr. Duran a 5+. I hope other patients find my review helpful!