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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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Gastroenterology reviews in Chelmsford

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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.
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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.

All Gastroenterologists in Chelmsford, MA

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Alex W Bingham, MD

100 Second Ave
Needham

Amir Qamar MD

75 Francis St
Boston

Anastopoulos, Dr. Harry T

110 FRANCIS ST
Boston

Attleboro Gastroenterology

150 Emory St
Attleboro

Bailen, Dr. Laurence S.

2000 Washington St
Newton Lower Falls

Barron, Rosaline F.

300 Mount Auburn St
Cambridge

Becker, Dr. Bruce M.

20 Hope Ave
Waltham

Benjamin Smith MD

1153 Centre St
Jamaica Plain

Boston Endoscopy Ctr

175 Worcester St
Wellesley Hills

Brigham & Women's Hospital

75 Francis St
Boston

Brigham & Women's Hospital GAS

45 Francis St
Boston

Brogadir, Dr. Stuart P.

11 Washington Pl

Bruce Becker MD

355 Waverly Oaks Rd.
Waltham

Buzanis, Dr. Charles

133 Brookline Ave
Boston

CHA Cambridge Hospital Campus

1493 Cambridge St
Cambridge

Chipty, Dr. Fehmida

91 Montvale Ave
Stoneham

Chou, Dr. James C.

133 Brookline Ave
Boston

Chuttani, Dr. Ram

330 Brookline Ave
Boston

Ciaran Kelly MD

330 Brookline Ave.
Boston

Cohen, Dr. David A.

150 Emory St
Attleboro

Curren, Paula

55 Fruit St
Boston

Curry, Dr. Michael P.

110 Francis St
Boston

David Lautz MD

75 Francis St
Boston

David Schwartz FACG,MD

150 Emory St
Attleboro

Delford Roth DO

N8069 County Rd F

Diaco, Dr. Maurizio

41 Mall Rd
Burlington

Digestive Health Specialists

4 Meeting House Rd
Chelmsford

Donald Stern MD

1101 Beacon St
Brookline

Doree Barton MD

4 Meeting House Rd
Chelmsford

Doyle, Dr. Richard B

110 FRANCIS ST
Boston

Dr. Charles T Buzanis MD

133 Brookline Ave
Boston

Elias, Dr. Heather L.

55 N Lake Ave
Worcester

Ewa Preneta MD

1153 Centre St
Jamaica Plain

Fabry, Dr. Stephen C.

41 Burlington Mall Rd
Burlington

Farraye, Dr. Francis A

820 HARRISON AVE
Boston

Faulkner Hospital

1153 Centre St
Jamaica Plain

Fefferman, Dr. David S

3 Woodland Rd
Stoneham

Feinberg, Dr. Elliot J.

105 Erdman Way
Leominster

Fine, Dr. Steven N.

475 Franklin St
Framingham

Forcione, Dr. David

55 Fruit St
Boston

Frederick Whitcomb MD

41 Burlington Mall Rd
Burlington

Gandolfo, Dr. John V.

1 Roosevelt Ave
Peabody

Gastroenterology Consultants

20 Research Pl
North Chelmsford

Geetanjali Akerkar MD

4 Meeting House Rd
Chelmsford

George Mandler CLT CNS LDN LicAc

21 Belmont St
Cambridge

George Mandler CLT CNS LDN LicAc

21 Belmont St
Cambridge

Gertler, Dr. Arthur N.

63 S Main St
Natick

Gilbert, Dr. Michael J.

60 Commercial St

Glick, Dr. Michael E.

41 Mall Rd
Burlington

Harvard Vanguard Medical Assoc

2 Essex Center Dr
Peabody

Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates

1611 Cambridge St
Cambridge

Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates

133 Brookline Ave
Boston

Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates

291 Independence Drive
Chestnut Hill

Harvard Vanguard Medical Assocs

228 Billerica Rd
Chelmsford

Harvard Vanguard Medical Assocs

26 City Hall Mall
Medford

Harvard Vanguard Medical Assocs

291 Independence Dr
Chestnut Hill

Heiss, Dr. Frederick W.

41 Burlington Mall Rd
Burlington

Ingraham, Dr. Irving E.

2 Essex Center Dr
Peabody

Jackson, Dr. William G.

46 Toll Rd
Salisbury

James Reichheld MD

4 Meeting House Rd
Chelmsford

Julio Ayala MD

300 Mount Auburn St
Cambridge

Just Ask A Nurse (JAAN)

12 Hillside ave
Merrimac

Kelliher, Dr. Robert F.

844 Main St
Walpole

Kopp, Dr. Alexander

2000 Washington St
Newton Lower Falls

Korzenik, Dr. Joshua R.

55 Fruit St
Boston

Lahey Clinic

1 Essex Center Dr
Peabody

Lahey Clinic Medical Center - Burlington

41 Burlington Mall Rd
Burlington

Lifetime Health & Consulting, LLC

1166 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge

Mount Auburn Hospital

330 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge

Murphy, Dr. Michael

11 Washington Pl

Muthoka Mutinga MD

1153 Centre St
Jamaica Plain

NETR Inc

165A New Boston St
Woburn

Newton-Wellesley Hospital

2014 Washington St
Newton

Oliver, Dr. Mitchell

110 Long Pond Rd
Plymouth

Oviedo, Dr. Jamie

475 Franklin St
Framingham

Park Surgical Associates

1 Pearl St
Brockton

Partners Healthcare

529 Main St
Charlestown

Paul Gilmore MD

4 Meeting House Rd
Chelmsford

Paul Lesser MD

1493 Cambridge St
Cambridge

Perrotto, Dr. Joseph L

886 Washington St
Norwood

Richard Tilson MD

20 Research Pl
North Chelmsford

Robson, Dr. Kristen M.

41 Mall Rd
Burlington

Ruymann, Dr. Frederick W.

1611 Cambridge St
Cambridge

Ruymann, Dr. Frederick W.

300 Mt Auburn St
Cambridge

Sawyer, Dr. Richard F.

411 Merrimack St
Methuen

Somers, Dr. Samuel

60 Commercial St

South Shore Internal Medicine

100 Highland St
Milton

South Suburban Gastroenterology

1085 Main St
South Weymouth

Steele, Dr. Grame

45 Francis St ASBII-3
Boston

Steven B Cohen, MD

464 Hillside Ave
Needham

Stuart, Dr. Keith

41 Mall Rd
Burlington

Sullivan, Dr. Mark A.

37 Broadway
Arlington

Thiim, Dr. Michael

55 Fruit St
Boston

Timothy Kuo MD

75 Francis St
Boston

Travassos, Dr. Win J.

4 Meeting House Rd
Chelmsford

Trey, Dr. Gary

110 Francis Street
Boston

Trnka, Dr. Yvona M.

133 Brookline Ave
Boston

Tufts Medical Center

800 Washington St
Boston

UNION SQUARE VETERINARY CLINIC

314 Highland Ave
Somerville

Zinny, Dr. Miguel A.

11 Nevins St
Brighton
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