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"Wait time to be seen was still approximately 40 to 45 minutes even though I was his first and only appointment sitting in the waiting room. When he came in, he acted" like I was a problem for him. He made comment that I had seen several G.I. doctors in the past. I left with the same information that I went there with. Whenever I asked a question, his comment was "I don't know". His office staff failed to return several phone calls, nor did they follow through with getting information in regards to a test that he wanted me to have. Very disappointed and waste of almost $200. I would never go back to see him again, nor would never recommend this doctor or office to anybody else. Will advise referring doctor of negative experience

-Lori C.

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is a large medical group of more than 400 doctors and growing. The "Partners" share support staff, billing, equipment, etc. (" One problem here is apparently the docs are not given staff of their own choosing ). For that they must contribute a percentage of their net income to the Limited Liability Partnership. It used to be 15%. This info comes from an old NY Times article, but there is no reason to believe there has been much change. Under the current Medicare Advantage fee for service system, the more a doctor does the more he gets paid. and the more goes into the coffers of the Partnership. Thus the incentive to over test and over treat. Rare is the doc who leans toward doing only what is necessary (my podiatrist is one) rather than the most that can be justified. Be careful when you are referred by your Primary doc to a specialist. He will refer you to a
specialist division, you pick the doc but have the option of going to any specialist covered by your plan. My own PC will suggest some alternate option to try first if I ask, lets say OTC ear wax removal kit rather than referral to the ENT guy who will surely want to do expensive tests.

-Fred B.

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I was having problems with bowel frequency/consistency triggered by a bad meal while traveling. I was also due for a colonoscopy so my general practitioner set it up with Dr.
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The colonoscopy went fine, and Dr.
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's bedside manner was very good. However, he was a little short on explaining details, preferring to keep things very "general". I have a technical background, so I like to understand what is being done, why, what the results mean or could mean, etc.
During the procedure, Dr.
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took tissue samples for pathology to assess inflammation, cancer, etc. I was scheduled for a follow-up appointment about 8 weeks out. Following the prep for the colonoscopy, I noted a complete cessation of all symptoms. My G.P. told me that this could happen, and had seen this in many patients. About 4-5 weeks out, the nurse called me and wanted to prescribe medication. I told her the problem appeared to resolve and she didn't seem that interested. I asked her about the pathology results, and she said there was no cancer but there was some micro-inflammation.
During the follow-up visit, I NEVER got to speak to the doctor, only his PA. The PA told me that the pathology indicated micro-inflammation, and this was not a precursor to cancer and the cause was not always known. He also told me there was no correlation between micro-inflammation and more serious IBD conditions. Everything was fine up to that point, but then it got strange.
I told him I had not been taking the medication because the problem had abated, and he said they wanted me on it any way. He then said they would need to recheck me periodically to see if the medication was impacting my liver. I could not get a straight answer as to WHY I would take medication to control symptoms I did not have. He then said they wanted to do a follow-up colonoscopy every year, and they wanted me to take additional blood marker tests that may not be covered by my insurance.
I of course asked "why?" and he said, to check to see if you develop IBD. I said "I thought you said there is no correlation between the two?". He said although there was never any documented instance of this happening, they wanted to be "sure". This made absolutely no sense to me. As I pressed him, he said "tissue is king, but..." (referencing the pathology results). I still didn't understand and he was sort of agreeing with me, but basically said this is what the doctor wanted. Because the doctor NEVER made an appearance, I couldn't get any clarification.
In addition to all this, they asked many invasive questions on the admittance form, such as how many smoke detectors I have, my sexual history, whether there were guns in my house, etc. I refused to answer any of these questions, as they are irrelevant. They didn't seem to like that either.
In the end, I did not take the expensive, uncovered blood tests (the literature indicates there's a good reason why these are uncovered, they are usually inconclusive). I also never took the medication and I have yet to have a problem now 4+ months after doing the prep.
All-in-all, I would NOT recommend this practitioner. He seems to prescribe tests, procedures, and medications that may not be necessary, does not provide explanations, and does not make himself available during the diagnosis and follow-up stage.
- John J.
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Doctor
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was very competent, he performed endoscopy and colonoscopy without any difficulties. I found him to be very up to date, willing to listen to all my concerns and accessible by phone. His bedside manner is pleasing and I will continue to keep him as my GI doctor. He genuinely will
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for solutions and cares about his patients.
- Matty M.
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My husband died, in severe back pain, unnecessarily. Dr
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showed no compassion and never even wanted to see his patients. He does rounds at 5 or 5:30 am so patient is asleep and no family member present. He orders surgeries but won't make himself available if there are complications. He would probably be an excellent battlefield surgeon but he's not a doctor you should choose for long term care.
- Sandra C.
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It went great Dr Haikal was very nice and patient and listened to everything i had to say And didnt feel rushed like most places i go to The wait was a bit long But well worth it !!
- Chris K.
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They are also not real clear with their "clear liquids and soft foods". The practicing doctor that I had wasn't exactly the friendliest, attentive doctor I've experienced. I don't believe I was able to get his full attention. Regarding the nursing staff I would give them outstanding kudos. They were great.
- Rhonda C.
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Great experience! Angie is super nice and knowledgeable. She will give you info and even refer you to other therapists if she feels they would be better suited to help you.
- Kari M.
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It was great. He is innovative and creative. He is also kind, considerate, and attentive. He manages several of my conditions. He always gives good advice. He has exceeded and extended in his care for me. He has a very good bedside manner. I would highly recommend him.
- Daniel A.
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He is absolutely marvelous! He took as much time as he wanted and always returns my phone calls. He is very kind. His staff is wonderful to work with.
- Rosemary H.

Gastroenterologists in Santa Barbara, CA

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Abdelkarim, Dr. Basim Z.

1148 San Bernardino Rd
Upland

Acupuncture Medical Center

30212 Tomas, Suite 180
Rancho Santa Margarita

Adamany, Dr. Ronald N.

26800 Crown Valley Pkwy
Mission Viejo

Alameda Surgery Center

2601 W Alameda Ave
Burbank

Ambassador Long Beach Veterinary Hospital

2251 E. Carson St.
Long Beach

Ara Keshishian, MD

1808 Verdugo Blvd
Glendale

Ari Nowain, MD

9730 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills

Billesdon, Dr. John C.

2241 Wankel Way
Oxnard

Billoups Innovative Healthcare Solutions

9663 SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD
Beverly Hills

Biswas, Dr. Arnab

12565 Hesperia Rd
Victorville

Brent Kovacs MD

2403 Castillo St
Santa Barbara

Bristol Park Medical Group Inc

722 Baker St
Costa Mesa

California Naturopathic Clinic

6860 Brockton Ave Ste 6
Riverside

Care Gastroenterology Medical Group

655 Camino de Los Mares
San Clemente

Cedars Sinai Medical Care Foundation

8700 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles

Cedars Sinai Medical Group

8501 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills

center for colonics

1214 23rd St.
Santa Monica

Chopra, Dr. Rakesh

3975 Jackson St
Riverside

Cleary, Dr. Brian M.

555 E Tachevah Dr
Palm Springs

Curry, Dr. Noel

39935 Vista del Sol
Rancho Mirage

David, Dr. Yvette

11600 Indian Hills Rd
Mission Hills

De Rosa, Dr. Vincent

317 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara

Delford Roth DO

N8069 County Rd F

Digestive Disease Consultants

221 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara

DIVERSICARE MEDICAL & THERAPY CENTER

1611 E. 4TH St.
Santa Ana

Donner, Dr. Barry S.

24221 Calle De La Louisa
Laguna Hills

Dr. Alex Kwan (Acuhope Center)

18740 Ventura Blvd.
Tarzana

Dr. Santina Kwan (Acuhope Center)

18740 ventura blvd.
Tarzana

Dr. Theodore Stein MD

99 N La Cienega Blvd
Beverly Hills

Drake, Dr. David

2880 Atlantic Ave
Long Beach

Edelstein, Dr. Marc A.

150 N Robertson Blvd
Beverly Hills

Edward Bentley MD

2403 Castillo St
Santa Barbara

Egan, Dr. James V

317 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara

Ellis, Dr. Jonathan C

9090 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills

Ennis, Dr. Craig A.

1140 W La Veta Ave
Orange

Facey Medical Group - Mission Hills

11211 Sepulveda Blvd
Mission Hills

Five Seasons Healthcare

28 Monarch Bay Plaza
Dana Point

Frankel, Dr. Charles J.

2001 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica

Gaddam, Dr. Syam P.

11922 Seacrest Dr
Garden Grove

Gary Van Deventer MD

221 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara

Getzug, Dr.Terri E.

100 Ucla Medical Plz
Los Angeles

Giap, Dr. Andrew Q

411 LAKEVIEW AVE
Anaheim

Gisi, Dr. Sylvia A

31493 Rancho Pueblo Rd
Temecula

Glenn Littenberg MD

630 S Raymond Ave
Pasadena

Golden Cabinet Medical

2019 Sawtelle Blvd
Los Angeles

Hahn, Dr. William V

317 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara

HelpWoo

#122, Ras Avenue
Walnut

Herr, Dr. Stephen L

29525 Canwood St
Agoura Hills

Hertz, Dr. Danice

2001 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica

Hobson, Dr. John D

317 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara

Holt, Dr. Kenneth M.

23441 Madison St
Torrance

Ioana Bina MD

222 W Eulalia St
Glendale

Jacobs, Dr. Shahram

16133 Ventura Blvd
Encino

Janeska Therapy

5201 W 20th St
Los Angeles

Jonathan Ahdoot MD

15775 Laguna Canyon Rd Ste 290
Irvine

Judy Law-Torok, MD

3640 Lomita Blvd
Torrance

Juli Keene, B.S.c, CN Clinical Nutritionist

1603 Aviation Blvd. Suite B
Redondo Beach

Karnes, Dr. William E

221 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara

Keck Hospital Of USC

1500 San Pablo St
Los Angeles

Kinnane Dennis

4015 Pacific Coast Hwy # 104
Torrance

Lam, Dr. Eugene

2001 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica

Laurance, Dr. Edward P.

460 W Sierra Madre Blvd
Sierra Madre

Lee, Dr. James

1201 W LE VETA AVE
Orange

Lee, Dr. John G.

101 The City Dr S
Orange

Lee, Dr. Paul S.

113 Waterworks Way
Irvine

Legacy MD

Corona

Leo Treyzon MD

8631 W 3rd St
Los Angeles

Leve, Dr. Laurie D De

1520 San Pablo St
Los Angeles

Los Angeles Endoscopy Center

3663 W. 6th St., Suite 306
Los Angeles

Magan Medical Clinic

420 W Rowland St
Covina

Martina Eberhard L.Ac.

20501
Woodland Hills

Martyak, Dr. Lenna

1301 20th St
Santa Monica

Matthew, Dr. Jonathan S.

7301 Medical Center Dr
West Hills

McGuire, Dr. Richard F.

400 W Central Ave
Brea

Mehdizadeh, Dr. Shahab

9090 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills

Mehler, Dr Robert J

207 S Santa Anita Ave
San Gabriel

Melmed, Dr. Gil Y

8635 W 3RD ST
Los Angeles

Mission Internal Medical Group

26800 Crown Valley Pkwy
Mission Viejo

Moghimi, Dr. Robert

10515 Balboa Blvd
Granada Hills

Mylinh, Dr. Nguyen

1840 N HACIENDA BLVD
La Puente

Natural Healing Consultants

226 W. Ojai Ave.
Ojai

Navjyot Gujral MD,MBBS,BS

655 Camino De Los Mares
San Clemente

Newport Beach Endoscopy Center

1525 Superior Ave
Newport Beach

Oliak, Dr. David A.

255 W Central Ave
Brea

Oliver, Dr. Michael T.

420 W Rowland St
Covina

Pacific Oaks Medical Group

150 N Robertson Blvd
Beverly Hills

Parikh, Dr. Ameesh S.

3080 Bristol St
Costa Mesa

Petit, Dr. Steven J

630 S Raymond Ave
Pasadena

Petrini Jr, Dr. John L

317 W Pueblo St
Santa Barbara

Pomona Valley Health Center - Pomona

1770 N Orange Grove Ave
Pomona

Prokupek, Dr. Dale

8641 WILSHIRE BLVD
Beverly Hills

Prokupek, Dr. Dale A.

8641 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills

Radi, Shamsi Shahrad

2021 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 325E
Santa Monica

Ramchand Gokaldas MD

12820 Studebaker Rd
Norwalk

Ravi Thiruvengadam MD,MBBS,BS

4000 14th St
Riverside

Robert Schiffer, MD

320 Superior Ave
Newport Beach

Romm, Dr. John D

8920 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills

Rosenberg, Dr. Peter M.

50 Alessandro Pl
Pasadena

Rosoff, Dr. Saul

2080 Century Park E
Los Angeles

Ross, Dr. Soraya A.

465 N Roxbury Dr
Beverly Hills

Saddleback Medical Group Inc

24221 Calle De La Louisa Ste 400
Laguna Hills

Sage Center for Integrative Medicine

16133 Ventura Blvd
Encino

Sainburg, Dr. Scott P.

1847 Sunnycrest Dr
Fullerton

Samuel Mourani, MD

488 E Santa Clara St
Arcadia

San Antonio Ambulatory Surgical Center

901 San Bernardino Rd
Upland

Santa Barbara Gi Consultants

2403 Castillo St
Santa Barbara

Sherman & Sherman MDs

8631 W 3rd St
Los Angeles

Silver, Dr. Morris B.

12556 Valley View St
Garden Grove

Stein, Dr. Theodore

8536 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills

Stephen Lemon MD

2403 Castillo St
Santa Barbara

TheGreenLeaf.net - Whole Body Detox

2511 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles

Thomas Aguirre MD

2403 Castillo St
Santa Barbara

Thomas, Dr. George P.

622 W Duarte Rd
Arcadia

Ti Hung, Dr. Chuang

629 N 13th Ave
Upland

USC Health Care Internal Medcn

1520 San Pablo St
Los Angeles

Vermont Urgent Care & Multi-Specialty Center

1435 S. Vermont Ave
Los Angeles

Weinstein, Dr. Wilfred M

200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Los Angeles

Wiese, Dr Cristina F.

325 Rolling Oaks Dr
Westlake Village

Wiese, Dr. Cristina S.

325 Rolling Oaks Dr
Westlake Village

Wishingrad, Dr. Marc D.

2001 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica
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