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  • B
    Dr Medi is very courteous and personable. I give him a B because he insisted that my 8 yo son needs Meds for adhd after I explained I'm using herbal supplements to help him. This irritated me but overall he was very helpful.
    - Jennifer R.
  • A
    I am a nurse and have had dealings with Dr. Kadir since he began his practice in Odessa. He is the most intelligent physician I have ever known. His recall of every patient's history with him is unbelievable. He is extremely kind and very concerned with his patients. He works horrendous hours but will always take care of his patients. He takes time to explain everything to his patients and to allow them to ask any questions they might have. This may result in having to wait on him to finish with someone else, but he is definitely worth waiting for. I have dealt with many outstanding doctors throughout the United States and he is at the top of my list for great doctors.
    - Rayeanne H.
  • A
    I love him. He takes the time to listen. If he is at the hospital and I need him, he comes back to the office so that I can talk to him. He is on top of things. He is a really good doctor. I would recommend him to anyone.
    - Wilma h.
  • F
    The first meeting with Dr. Brown was pleasant enough.  He asked questions and said though it was most likely just a febrile seizure we should do an EEG just to be sure.  We set up an an appointment and went from there. The lady who did the EEG was really nice and personable, the EEG went great and since we had seen no other symptoms we were certain that the EEG would come back normal.  

    Two weeks following the EEG we went in for the results.  Dr. Brown came in and said that not only was my son's EEG abnormal, it was EXTREMELY abnormal.  Because of this he can only imagine that he is having little seizures all throughout the day.  He prescribed Phenobarbital (a barbiturate) in a low dose, told me to get blood work done in 2 weeks to check the dosage level, and to schedule a second EEG to make sure the medicine was controlling his seizures and he left the room.  No explanation other than the EEG was abnormal.  We were expecting a NORMAL result since other than the 1 seizure related to a high fever there were no other symptoms, no staring into space, no twitching, no zoning out, nothing.

    We made an appointment with my son's pediatrician to get a "second" opinion of sorts.  She came in, asked me what Dr. Brown had said and said "Ok we are getting you in to see _____" (another local neurologist who studied pediatric neurology).  She also said to stop the Phenobarbital until we saw the new Dr. 

    We went to the new Dr and during our initial consultation he asked if Dr. Brown did an MRI, which he did not, and said it was weird that he would just prescribe the Phenobarbital when my son, other than the 1 febrile seizure, seems perfectly healthy.  The new dr ordered an MRI and since Dr. Brown's office never sent a copy of the EEG (as I AND my pediatrician's office requested) to my son's pediatrician, the new dr didn't get to see what was so "abnormal" so he scheduled another EEG.

    We had the MRI done at the hospital and went in for the second EEG.  This was approximately 1 month after our second consultation with Dr. Brown.  My son was not being cooperative for the EEG, so I asked the nurse if it would be sufficient if we called, or even went and got a copy of my son's EEG from Dr. Brown's office and she said it would be if we could get it because getting anything from Dr. Brown's office was like pulling teeth.  

    I had my husband call my son's pediatrician first, to double check if they had received a copy yet, which they hadn't.  Then he called Dr. Brown's office to request the copy they were SUPPOSED to send a month prior.  The office manager told him that they don't send copies of the EEG to anyone (which a month ago they DID tell me that I could either come pay $25 for a copy, or just have my dr request it and then get a copy for free from my dr) and that it could take up to a week to send the report and they would need a medical release form signed.  He informed her that his wife (me) DID sign a release form a month ago and our pediatrician did not have a copy.  She then repeated that it will take up to a week to get it to our doctor.  My husband said that was horse s*** (Yes he shouldn't have sworn but was upset) to which she replied that he would have to have someone else come get the copy because since he had sworn at her on the phone, he was no longer allowed in the office.  My husband hung up.

    He calmed himself down, called her back and said that this was concerning his 16 month old son and that we were at the Dr NOW for a second opinion and we needed that copy of his original EEG, to which she replied that since he was so rude to her on the phone, it was going to take at least a week to get anything sent anywhere.  We then had the nurse call, hoping she could get somewhere, but she got the same response - because my husband swore at her on the phone and was so rude it would take at least a week to get the paperwork to my son's pediatrician.  

    The neurologist we were seeing for a second opinion came in and said that my son's MRI was perfectly normal.  He asked if we had any other signs or symptoms, which we hadn't.  He said that with the first EEG being "abnormal" we should keep an eye on him, just in case, but otherwise NOT to medicate my son for seizures and he was fairly certain there was no reason to worry about any epileptic disorders.  

    Working with the office manager at Dr. Car Brown's office is a joke.  I understand my husband swore and was "rude", however the reports he was requesting SHOULD have already been at my son's pediatrician's office about 3 weeks prior.  My husband never should have had to call and request them! Holding my son's records from 2 doctors requesting them simply because she didn't like my husband's attitude seemed VERY unprofessional.  Had they been sent as requested in the first place, he never would have had to call.

     Dr. Brown's bedside manner was pleasant at first.  He didn't really go over the results too clearly with me, and of course I was in shock trying not to cry so I didn't ask too many questions, though I left with MANY.  I wish he would have explained better what was "going on" with my son and realized that finding out something is "extremely abnormal" with yourself or your child is shocking and would try to alleviate any questions that may come up after the shock goes away.

    I did not like that my son was put on such a debilitating medication (he was a different child while on it) without any further testing!  I came home and did research online and read that an EEG should not be the only diagnostic tool for epilepsy.  This, among other things I read online, is why we went for a second opinion.  I really had a hard time giving the Phenobarbital to my son when the only "epileptic" symptom he had was ONE febrile seizure.  It just seemed as though Dr. Brown jumped to conclusions in diagnosing my son.  It also seemed as though he, or at least the office manager, was upset that we sought out a second opinion.

    I cannot speak for Dr. Brown when it comes to treating adults, but as far as pediatric neurology I would NOT recommend anyone take their child there!  We can only assume that he jumped to conclusions, especially since he is the only doctor to see this "abnormal" EEG.  His office staff (manager) leaves SO much to be desired.  Everyone was pleasant in the office, but I don't believe it should be SO difficult for a REFERRING doctor to get copies of my son's records.  They should have been sent when she first requested them.  

    I am glad we got a second opinion and will never go back to Dr. Brown's office and anyone I know looking for a neurologist will be steered in the other direction!!!
    - Traci A.
  • A
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    - raheel v.
  • A
    I have had no problem with Dr Brown. I respect him and he has helped me in ways that no one else ever has. He pays attention to what I say.
    - mELODY W.
  • A
    He's reliable and competent, he's good at what he does, he'll fix the root of the problem. He's best at diagnostics. What he's worst at, I haven't found yet.
    - Laura H.
  • A
    He is good. He is very intelligent, caring, is always on top of everything. It is difficult to get into him because he is so good.
    - Terry T.
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