Homyar N. Karanjia, DPM

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  • 925 Chestnut Street 5th Floor

    Philadelphia, PA 19107

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  • 267-339-3500

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If there was a way to not give any stars for this doctor, I would not have given him any! I am a patient of other doctors at Rothman and have never had an experience like the one I had with him this morning....

When I came in five weeks ago, I told him about the pain I was having in my foot and after X-rays was sent for an MRI and told to come back the following week to discuss it. I came back and after barely looking at the MRI, he sent me to get a "Boot" to walk in because I had what he called "a seriously pissed off tendon on the bottom of my foot! I am guessing the boot was supposed to keep me from putting too much weight down on my foot so as not to piss off the tendon more!

Prior to my follow up appointment, I logged on to the patient portal to see what time it was scheduled for and in my list of diagnoses, was Plantar Fascitis...I wondered when did I have that? I don't recall being told I had it...

Fast forward to today when I came in and he asked me how I was doing and I told him I was doing a lot worse!! Told him that the damp weather has had me in so much pain, I needed Morphine! (for the record, I am a chronic pain patient who can handle high levels of pain without taking medication and if I need to take something, it means the pain has way too high!) When I mentioned to him that my chiropractor said a tendon issue would not be causing so much pain when the weather is damp...I also mentioned to him that the boot was causing me to sprain my MCL...obviously that didn't mean anything to him since he only concerns himself with Feet...I can just imagine if I had to stay in that boot, mess up my MCL, which would then mess up my meniscus which would then cause weakness in my knee and then my knee would probably buckle and I would fall down the stairs and then need to see my knee doctor over there....Can you imagine telling your knee doctor that you hurt your knee because his colleague Dr. K put me in a boot which caused me to sprain my MCL? That would make for good conversation at the practice's Christmas party!

Dr. K said to me that I didn't have a tendon issue but rather Plantar Fascitis...I asked him how could that be if he just told me four weeks ago that it was a tendon and his reply was that if had told me it was my Fasci (sp?), I wouldn't have understood what he meant and that by telling me it was a tendon, I would have understood him better...

Simply put, he lied to me! When doctors say things that I don't understand, I ask questions...A doctor should not assume that just because we patients are not doctors with extra education, that we are stupid and things can't be explained to us!!

He seemed so disinterested in the fact that my pain level had gotten so bad that I had to take morphine, the fact that I had new pains and that most importantly, I was in pain all day long! He wants me to go to physical therapy and then come back when I have finished...

I have already finished, finished with him! I am not going back! I will find another podiatrist that is not part of a huge practice that is run more like a factory rather than a small group of doctors who actually seem to give a damn about you as a person.

UPDATE AS OF 12/22/2015...

I got a call from my pharmacist this afternoon regarding my request for a refill on the anti-inflammatory he prescribed...she said I had to choose between the medication I HAVE to take for Rheumatoid Arthritis or take the anti-inflammatory he prescribed...but I could not take both! Seems like he never bothered to ask me about the medications I take nor did he look at my chart to see what I was taking before blindly prescribing a medication that could have either hurt me really badly or even killed me...and again ladies and gentlemen, thiis is just another reason why you should look for another podiatrist!!

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If there was a way to not give any stars for this doctor, I would not have given him any! I am a patient of other doctors at Rothman and have never had an experience like the one I had with him this morning....

When I came in five weeks ago, I told him about the pain I was having in my foot and after X-rays was sent for an MRI and told to come back the following week to discuss it. I came back and after barely looking at the MRI, he sent me to get a "Boot" to walk in because I had what he called "a seriously pissed off tendon on the bottom of my foot! I am guessing the boot was supposed to keep me from putting too much weight down on my foot so as not to piss off the tendon more!

Prior to my follow up appointment, I logged on to the patient portal to see what time it was scheduled for and in my list of diagnoses, was Plantar Fascitis...I wondered when did I have that? I don't recall being told I had it...

Fast forward to today when I came in and he asked me how I was doing and I told him I was doing a lot worse!! Told him that the damp weather has had me in so much pain, I needed Morphine! (for the record, I am a chronic pain patient who can handle high levels of pain without taking medication and if I need to take something, it means the pain has way too high!) When I mentioned to him that my chiropractor said a tendon issue would not be causing so much pain when the weather is damp...I also mentioned to him that the boot was causing me to sprain my MCL...obviously that didn't mean anything to him since he only concerns himself with Feet...I can just imagine if I had to stay in that boot, mess up my MCL, which would then mess up my meniscus which would then cause weakness in my knee and then my knee would probably buckle and I would fall down the stairs and then need to see my knee doctor over there....Can you imagine telling your knee doctor that you hurt your knee because his colleague Dr. K put me in a boot which caused me to sprain my MCL? That would make for good conversation at the practice's Christmas party!

Dr. K said to me that I didn't have a tendon issue but rather Plantar Fascitis...I asked him how could that be if he just told me four weeks ago that it was a tendon and his reply was that if had told me it was my Fasci (sp?), I wouldn't have understood what he meant and that by telling me it was a tendon, I would have understood him better...

Simply put, he lied to me! When doctors say things that I don't understand, I ask questions...A doctor should not assume that just because we patients are not doctors with extra education, that we are stupid and things can't be explained to us!!

He seemed so disinterested in the fact that my pain level had gotten so bad that I had to take morphine, the fact that I had new pains and that most importantly, I was in pain all day long! He wants me to go to physical therapy and then come back when I have finished...

I have already finished, finished with him! I am not going back! I will find another podiatrist that is not part of a huge practice that is run more like a factory rather than a small group of doctors who actually seem to give a damn about you as a person.

UPDATE AS OF 12/22/2015...

I got a call from my pharmacist this afternoon regarding my request for a refill on the anti-inflammatory he prescribed...she said I had to choose between the medication I HAVE to take for Rheumatoid Arthritis or take the anti-inflammatory he prescribed...but I could not take both! Seems like he never bothered to ask me about the medications I take nor did he look at my chart to see what I was taking before blindly prescribing a medication that could have either hurt me really badly or even killed me...and again ladies and gentlemen, thiis is just another reason why you should look for another podiatrist!!

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I called Rothman because I thought I had stress fractures in my foot. I was on crutches with a swollen and bruised foot. They told me that the soonest they could see me was 2.5 weeks. I waited, went in and they did x-rays. The x-ray tech did not seem to be very experienced, but she was nice. I then saw Dr. Karanjia for about 3 minutes. He came in to the exam room and after checking the films, announced that I had no major breaks. He poked my foot to find out where the pain was most severe. He then examined my shoes, ignoring my explanation that they were not the shoes I was wearing when the condition developed, and declared that I needed an orthotic. He told me to go get an MRI and come back in a week or two with the film. Then he left.
At no time did Dr. Karanjia ever introduce himself, look at my chart, or ask me about my condition. He barely looked me in the eye during the visit and left without saying anything about how to take care of the injury in the meantime. In fact, he made no attempt to explain any of the anatomy of my foot or what could possibly be wrong with it. He gave did not do or say anything that could give me confidence in him as a doctor. For all I know, he could either be a brilliant jerk like House, or he could be completely inept. Either way, I know four things about this situation that don't fit: 1. Stress fractures are not cured by walking on orthotics. 2. Orthotics are not usually covered by insurance and are a big revenue-generator. 3. Spending minimal time with each patient each visit racks up more $$ for the institute and costs you more in copays. 4. I will never return to Karanjai and I hope you don't either.

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I called Rothman because I thought I had stress fractures in my foot. I was on crutches with a swollen and bruised foot. They told me that the soonest they could see me was 2.5 weeks. I waited, went in and they did x-rays. The x-ray tech did not seem to be very experienced, but she was nice. I then saw Dr. Karanjia for about 3 minutes. He came in to the exam room and after checking the films, announced that I had no major breaks. He poked my foot to find out where the pain was most severe. He then examined my shoes, ignoring my explanation that they were not the shoes I was wearing when the condition developed, and declared that I needed an orthotic. He told me to go get an MRI and come back in a week or two with the film. Then he left.
At no time did Dr. Karanjia ever introduce himself, look at my chart, or ask me about my condition. He barely looked me in the eye during the visit and left without saying anything about how to take care of the injury in the meantime. In fact, he made no attempt to explain any of the anatomy of my foot or what could possibly be wrong with it. He gave did not do or say anything that could give me confidence in him as a doctor. For all I know, he could either be a brilliant jerk like House, or he could be completely inept. Either way, I know four things about this situation that don't fit: 1. Stress fractures are not cured by walking on orthotics. 2. Orthotics are not usually covered by insurance and are a big revenue-generator. 3. Spending minimal time with each patient each visit racks up more $$ for the institute and costs you more in copays. 4. I will never return to Karanjai and I hope you don't either.

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the hand & wrist specialist @ the rothman institute in media pa refused to cast my little sisters right wrist & hand because she has no health insurance. she wanted to try to make payment arrangements but they refused that option as well. Too bad she doesnt have $500 up front as that is the only way they will cast her broken wrist & hand. Sad that a place that is suposedly one of the best around would deny someone neede medical care

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the hand & wrist specialist @ the rothman institute in media pa refused to cast my little sisters right wrist & hand because she has no health insurance. she wanted to try to make payment arrangements but they refused that option as well. Too bad she doesnt have $500 up front as that is the only way they will cast her broken wrist & hand. Sad that a place that is suposedly one of the best around would deny someone neede medical care

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I am completely dissatisfied with the treatment I received at the Rothman Institute in Mays Landing. I went to the Institute after breaking my foot. When I made an appointment I thought that I had been scheduled to see an Orthopedic Surgeon. Two appointments later I found out I was being seen by a Podiatrist. If I had an ingrown toenail, I would have seen a Podiatrist, not for severe trauma to my ankle and foot. He diagnosed and treated me for two broken toes. Unfortunately, this "professional" missed two more fractures in my ankle and a torn perineal tendon. His biggest concern during my treatment was selling me an expensive pair of worthless orthotics. Rothman you failed to properly treatment my injury. It is quite offensive considering your aggressive and expensive advertising campaign claiming you are proving the best in patient care. Well at least Dr. K#$3n%ia got to sell another pair of orthotics for cash, Insurance doesn't cover the cost. Obviously they agree that it is a scam.

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I am completely dissatisfied with the treatment I received at the Rothman Institute in Mays Landing. I went to the Institute after breaking my foot. When I made an appointment I thought that I had been scheduled to see an Orthopedic Surgeon. Two appointments later I found out I was being seen by a Podiatrist. If I had an ingrown toenail, I would have seen a Podiatrist, not for severe trauma to my ankle and foot. He diagnosed and treated me for two broken toes. Unfortunately, this "professional" missed two more fractures in my ankle and a torn perineal tendon. His biggest concern during my treatment was selling me an expensive pair of worthless orthotics. Rothman you failed to properly treatment my injury. It is quite offensive considering your aggressive and expensive advertising campaign claiming you are proving the best in patient care. Well at least Dr. K#$3n%ia got to sell another pair of orthotics for cash, Insurance doesn't cover the cost. Obviously they agree that it is a scam.

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Very poor experience. He molded orthotics and when I went to pick them up, I also had a bleeding pressure ulcer. He inserted orthotics in my shoes, but did nothing for the ulcer. I was afraid of infection and he didn't even offer a bandaid. I bled on the brand new left orthotic. He exhibited almost complete indifference to me and the ulcer. I paid (in cash) $700 for office visits and orthotics combined, money not readily available because I was unemployed and had no medical insurance. I was told by professionals that his behavior showed rudeness and not medical malpractice.

My new podiatrists said that the orthotics made by Karanjia were not correct for my Charcot foot, causing the ulcer to continue to bleed. So I am out $700 of money not earned by him and stuck with a pair of useless orthotics. I will never return to this 'doctor,' nor will I ever recommend him to anyone. COMPLETELY UNSATISFIED AND DISGUSTED BY LEVEL OF 'CARE' BY ROTHMAN INSTITUTE PODIATRIST. WARNING: KARANJIA IS THE ONLY PODIATRIST AT ROTHMAN (AT LEAST AS OF 08-2009/10-2009.

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Very poor experience. He molded orthotics and when I went to pick them up, I also had a bleeding pressure ulcer. He inserted orthotics in my shoes, but did nothing for the ulcer. I was afraid of infection and he didn't even offer a bandaid. I bled on the brand new left orthotic. He exhibited almost complete indifference to me and the ulcer. I paid (in cash) $700 for office visits and orthotics combined, money not readily available because I was unemployed and had no medical insurance. I was told by professionals that his behavior showed rudeness and not medical malpractice.

My new podiatrists said that the orthotics made by Karanjia were not correct for my Charcot foot, causing the ulcer to continue to bleed. So I am out $700 of money not earned by him and stuck with a pair of useless orthotics. I will never return to this 'doctor,' nor will I ever recommend him to anyone. COMPLETELY UNSATISFIED AND DISGUSTED BY LEVEL OF 'CARE' BY ROTHMAN INSTITUTE PODIATRIST. WARNING: KARANJIA IS THE ONLY PODIATRIST AT ROTHMAN (AT LEAST AS OF 08-2009/10-2009.

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The Rothman Institute is one of the best places you can go for injuries and other problems. I went for my elbow and the specialists provide the utmost care and concern for their patients. They did not rush me to get surgery, and instead gave me a cortizone shot which ended up being the cure for me! They are the creme of the crop!

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The Rothman Institute is one of the best places you can go for injuries and other problems. I went for my elbow and the specialists provide the utmost care and concern for their patients. They did not rush me to get surgery, and instead gave me a cortizone shot which ended up being the cure for me! They are the creme of the crop!

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