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"It was pretty awful actually. I went to his
Beach office which was hot and very cramped. By the time I got called back (well AFTER my appointment" time), there was standing room only. Dr.
practices what I call cookie cutter medicine (everyone gets the same tests and the same results). I have a unique condition and need personalized treatment which he was unable or unwilling to provide. If you have something standard, he would be fine. However I do not and he was not a good fit for me. I was seen quickly for the first appointment though and his staff was okay (not super friendly but not rude as I've seen others comment). I guarantee you, though, if you go, be prepared for an endoscopy & colonoscopy. He'll order it the first appointment, guaranteed. It's a good money maker, no doubt. I will not be going back to his office as I need someone who has a bit more time to spend with me and someone who will listen to my concerns without just dismissing them lightly.

-Kelly Lee B.

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"I had taken the day off from work. My friend had rearranged her schedule to be able to transport me to and from the office. I bought the colon prep. All sorts" of plans were made and I purposely got everything done in very good time so that a mix up would not happen. Absolutely irresponsible and unprofessional on their part.

-TERRIE W.

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Dr.
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began by letting me he's slowly retiring over the next few years...he should already have done so since he has no bedside manner left and obviously little concern for the overall wellbeing of patients. First I was blamed for my previous GI records not being there; something the scheduling staff member should have done since I made it clear I have an extensive GI history and have been using a biological for ulcerative colitis since April 2015. Then the in office documentation regarding me medical history became distorted in translation which again was my fault; I communicated to the RN performing my assessment an allergic reaction in Feb 2015 to a drug being used for treatment of a side effect to another colitis drug which resulted in an emergency hospital admission...this became "allergic esophagitis" and Protonix resolved it. Reality is I had been on Protonix for nearly 9 months prior to the allergic reaction because of esophagitis and stomach ulcers;Protonis WAS NOT the treatment for an allergic reaction and my esophagitis was/is not from that allergic reaction. To make matters worse when Dr.
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saw I also take an antidepressant he suggested my colonic issues may be psychosomatic! Yes, I've willed myself to have diarrhea continuously at more than ten times per day for over a year, have submitted to 3 colonoscopies in 18 months (as well as 2 EGDs), and ultimately lost my job because of the the extended medical leave I had used for my GI issues...REALLY? The antidepressant was prescribed to assist in leveling me out at night so I could sleep, but since I didn't have my records there he would not know that and chances are good he would not have reviewed them prior to my visit anyway! Let's close this horrific experience with Dr.
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refusing to renew my Simponi prescription expiring in mid-September, suggesting I need a different biological therapy though Simponi is working, I have to see him again a come Sep 23, 2015, and can only hope he's reviewed my past records by then. If not then I will no longer have the working, proven therapy of Simponi which will again leave me glued to my home & toilet.
- Julie W.
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Nurse assigned to my care prior and following the procedure was pleasant, explained everything clearly and answered questions without hesitation. Post operative instructions were provided to my after care person. A very clean facility.

The only reason I would not use this facility in the future is that Dr.
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has ownership in the clinic.
- Brenda A.
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I have no complaint about Dr.
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's performance of the colonoscopy, however, I was medicated and do not remember any of it, so can't really grade on his performance there. No bad after effects. He was polite, pleasant and focused for the 5 minutes I saw him prior to procedure getting started.
After the procedure I was advised that the results would be mailed to me. When I asked about a follow up appointment to discuss my digestive/colon problems with Dr.
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, I was told they don't schedule follow-ups unless there is a problem. I scheduled a follow up appointment since the colonoscopy results came back clean. However, it did not take away the problems I was experiencing, which caused my primary doctor to refer me to Dr.
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for GI care in the first place.
On my follow-up appointment Dr.
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was very direct and to the point telling me my colonoscopy was clean and there was no problems. When I tried to ask questions about the discomfort I have been experiencing and what caused the bouts of bloody stool, he bluntly stated that he was sorry that he couldn't tell me I had some horrible disease. When I told him I was pleased to hear that, however, what would be causing me stomach and colon pain/discomfort he had no answer for me. When asked what do I do if I have more bouts of the bloody stool, he told me to just see ________(he named a General Surgeon) who is in the Valley instead of me driving all the way to Anchorage to see him. He had his office staff give me some info on a special diet that may help with any stomach issues that I might be having and told me to call him in 3 weeks with a report.
I have no plans to see this Dr.
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again and would not recommend him to anyone. I am working with a different doctor now.
- Brenda A.
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First, Dr.
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's PA (
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) came in to get a history & examine me. She was great, friendly, easy to talk to, and had good suggestions for me. Dr.
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came in after to talk with me about what research has indicated for treatment of asthma/sinus issues exacerbated by acid reflux/heartburn. He explained everything in a manner I could understand and was very educational. The medication treatment takes 3-6 months to see the full effect of how much it might help my particular problem. I will return in 3 months for a follow-up visit.
- Katherine S.
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Dr.
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is extremely compassionate and intelligent. I have been going to him for several years. He was the first doctor to diagnose my particular condition and to prescribe The one medication that actually helps. I had been to several other doctors before him, and none of them seemed to understand my issue, and I never got proper drugs. My husband also sees him and Dr.
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performed a procedure on him 7/19/15. It was very successful. The office is extremely well run, and immaculate. The staff is very efficient. My only complaint is that it is difficult to get an appointment, There is usually a two or three month wait for an appointment. However, the staff is very good about returning phone calls to answer questions.
- Barbara K.
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After having a few attacks, I realized that they might be caused by my gallbladder. After visiting my GP and getting an ultrasound and a CT scan with Iodine contrast with no abnormal results, I tried to get in to see a gastro doctor....the first open appt wasn't for 8 weeks! I then had to go back to my GP, ask them to try to get me in sooner...it was still 4 weeks and it was with Dr. Makkar. He was very personable. He then had me get blood work, do a Hydrogen breath test (for SIBO). The hydrogen breath test showed that I tested positive for SIBO, so I took an antibiotic that cost me $680 (after a ~$700 "coupon" from the drug supplier and insurance)...but I continued to have attacks. I then received an email form his staff saying that the bloodwork was "normal", but no details...I had to go to the hospital myself to get the results and 2 of the results were abnormal. Fine. With continued attacks, and having lost 15 lbs. and counting (from not being able to eat fat...and loss of appetite from the attacks and continued right upper quadrant pain, I then had a HIDA scan. I received an email from his staff stating that the results were "not overtly abnormal"?? Again, I went back down to the hospital to get the real results, to find that I had an overactive gallbladder - 98% ejection fraction...and by the way, reproduction of attack symptoms during the scan. My next appt was 6 week later, so I did some digging on the internet and found several studies that stated that 98% of patients with symptoms like mine had complete resolution of symptoms with gallbladder removal. So I went to the appt with the results and studies in hand, only to be told that he thought that the studies were nonsense ("you can't believe studies"), and that since I had no abnormal results in his opinion, he had to
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out "everything else"...so then I had an endoscopy and colonoscopy. With the next appt another 6 weeks away, and no hope in sight, I asked him what the next step was going to be if this all turned out to be negative (if they found nothing) before he even did the scopes. He said that we would "talk"...I asked him about what? He said IBS...seriously?? I asked him if ANY of my symptoms/attacks could be explained by IBS, and he said no. So I asked him why we would even talk about that...no response. So I pushed for a surg. consult, because I knew that it was my gallbladder. He begrudgingly agreed to it. The tests showed nothing, everything was normal, so he referred me to a surgeon...and I couldn't get in for another 6 weeks. I felt that I could not get a second opinion anywhere in town, because every gastro in town is with this practice (and no one is going to contradict another diagnosis within a practice), and I wasn't sure the surgeon would give an unbiased opinion about my situation, given that the gastro Dr. who referred me didn't think I needed surgery. I was ready to try to find someone at Cleveland Clinic...or become a Canadian citizen so I could get quicker health care (just joking). It just so happens that I work out at the gym with a surgeon (different specialty)...who offered to refer me to a surgeon for a second opinion in case I wanted it. They got me in the next day and within 5 min. he said that he recommended taking out the gallbladder...I scheduled surgery with him and was able to get it scheduled quicker than I could get the consult with the other surgeon. Well guess what? I am a month out after having that gallbladder removed and have no symptoms, no attacks and no more weight loss - I can eat fat again without fear of an attack! No thanks to Dr. Makkar... It was 5 and a half months of pure torture and frustration - having a doctor that wouldn't listen to you and wouldn't even consider studies or even think about surgery...emails with false/misleading information regarding test results...more than a month between every test/visit...and so expensive - I was past my deductible before all of the crazy diagnostics he ordered were completed...I wouldn't wish this experience on anyone. I guess the only good thing that came out of my experience with
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Gastro is that I got my colonoscopy out of the way 2 years early and now I'm good to go for 10 yrs. (or least I think so - their email said it was all normal - I wonder if that was correct?) P.S. - my surgeon told me that the gallbladder was completely lined with microcrystalline cholesterol...it definitely needed to come out. Oh, just a word about billing - there's no option to pay online...really? In this day and age? I had to buy stamps because the only way you can pay is by check or credit card and mail in the stub...wow.
- james H.
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It took about 45 mins to go to the back area. The girl that took my vitals was rude. She didn't talk to you and didn't ask about symptoms. Dr Syam entered and didn't "listen" to my symptoms. He stated that it might be
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. Then scheduled for EDG and Colonoscopy. After procedure Dr Syam stated that he did not see anything wrong but he took biopsies. Next appt will be August 7. If I do not get any answers for my symptoms I will find another Dr.
- vanessa V.
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First thing I was asked to sign a release that I could not read. The release was printed out, but there was only a signature pad provided and I could not see what I was signing. I refused to sign until the signature and the document I was signing could be seen together. This was greeted with a large amount of consternation. They final allowed me into the office where I could see the computer screen. The irony is the very next patient to come in made the same challenge that I did...it was perfect.
Then, when I met with the new physician, one of the first things he told me was they were doing things differently now. I'll say. I was treated with condescension and like I was an idiot (I have a PhD in a science). Then when it came to scheduling the appointment I was told that I had to find some other way to get home than a taxi. I am single, I have no one I can call on in the area to do personal favors for me and, while I understand the need to be driven home (I did have one of these procedures before) I was not offered any alternatives. I feel that this is blatant discrimination against single people. I eventually canceled my appointment for the procedure as I could not find anyone who could sit around for a couple of hours and then take me home.
The whole experience was very unpleasant. While they were not unprofessional, they were uncaring and uncreative. I felt like a piece of meat.
- R. Laurence D.

Gastroenterologists in Cumming, GA

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Adeniji, Dr. Olaitan A.

301 Philip Blvd
Lawrenceville

Adeniji, Dr. Olaitan A.

301 Philip Blvd NW
Lawrenceville

Advanced Gastroenterology Associates

4275 Johns Creek Pkwy
Suwanee

Anand, Dr. Girish

5671 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE
Atlanta

Atefi, Dr. David A.

1505 Northside Blvd
Cumming

Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates-Alpharetta

3400 Old Milton Pkwy Bldg A
Alpharetta

Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates-Camp Creek

3885 Princeton Lakes Way
Atlanta

Ayinala, Dr. Srinivasa R.

1498 Jesse Jewell Pkwy SE
Gainesville

Aziz, Dr. Arif A.

4900 Ivey Rd
Acworth

Brian Hudes MD

4275 Johns Creek Pkwy
Suwanee

Brown, Dr. Christopher A.

1260 Hwy 54 W
Fayetteville

Bruckner, Dr. Bennett H.

575 Professional Dr
Lawrenceville

Butts, Dr. Alan

725 Jesse Jewell Pkwy SE
Gainesville

Children's Dentistry of West Cobb

5255 Stilesboro Rd
Kennesaw

Chokshi, Dr. Hitesh R

145 Governor's Sq
Fayetteville

Clive Albert MD

1100 Northside Forsyth Dr
Cumming

Cofrancesco, Dr. Simon

1505 Northside Blvd
Cumming

David Baldrich MD

1100 Northside Forsyth Dr
Cumming

Deganian, Dr. Javad

1700 Tree Ln
Snellville

Digestive Healthcare Of GA

95 Collier Rd NW
Atlanta

DiSantis, Dr. Dennis E.

2675 N Decatur Rd
Decatur

Duphare, Dr. Harsh V.

488 Kennesaw Ave NW
Marietta

Eisenband, Dr. Robert M.

5671 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE
Atlanta

Fascrs, Dr. Sander R Binderow

5667 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta

Flood, Dr. Michael C.

690 Dallas Hwy
Villa Rica

Fox, Dr. Charles A.

550 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta

Galvez, Dr. Luis M.

5671 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE
Atlanta

GI North

1505 Northside Blvd
Cumming

Holly, Dr. Dale C.

3885 Princeton Lakes Way
Atlanta

Kanji, Dr. Kiran J.

1265 Hwy 54 W
Fayetteville

Karim, Dr. Yasmin K.

1505 Northside Blvd
Cumming

Khalid Jalil MD

1008 Hospital Dr
Stockbridge

Kongara, Dr. Kavita R.

550 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta

Levitt, Dr. Barry

1501 Milstead Rd NE
Conyers

Longacre, Dr. Anna V.

488 Kennesaw Ave NW
Marietta

Maroo, Dr. Seema

980 Johnson Ferry Rd NE
Atlanta

Martinez, Dr. Enrique J.

550 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta

Mettler, Dr. Kathryn W.

960 Johnson Ferry Rd NE
Atlanta

Michael Levine MD

2520 Windy Hill Rd SE
Smyrna

Najjar, Dr. David J.

2850 Hog Mountain Rd
Dacula

Obideen, Dr. M. Kamil

1340 Upper Hembree Rd
Roswell

Okoro, Dr. Ngozi I.

1800 Howell Mill Rd
Atlanta

Patel, Dr. Dinesh

993 John Fy Rd NE
Atlanta

Peji, Dr. Joyce C.

5671 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE
Atlanta

Raina, Dr. Dimple

4275 Johns Creek Pkwy
Suwanee

Rashbaum, Dr Steven

1505 Northside Blvd
Cumming

Rashbaum, Dr. Stephen

4275 Johns Creek Pkwy
Suwanee

Ravi, Dr. Anupama

8855 Hospital Dr
Douglasville

Ravry & Ravry MDs

5505 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd
Atlanta

Riddick, Dr. M Thomas

11685 Alpharetta Hwy
Roswell

Ronald Wilcox DDS

1235 Robinson Rd
Peachtree City

Socoloff, Dr. David N.

1269 Wellbrook Cir NE
Conyers

Suh, Dr. John

428 Winn Ct
Decatur

Thomas Demarco MD

3969 S Cobb Dr SE
Smyrna

Toney, Dr. Rachel C.

1260 Hwy 54 W
Fayetteville

Wellstar Cobb Hospital

3950 Austell Rd
Austell

Wolf, Dr. Douglas C.

5671 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE
Atlanta

Yanda, Dr. Randy J.

95 Collier Rd NW
Atlanta

Zija International

Locust Grove
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