Michael R. Khalil, MD

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  • 5555 Reservoir Drive Suite 203

    San Diego, CA 92120

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  • 619-229-3340

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If your derriere hurts now, wait until you see your bill from Dr. Michael Khalil!

I am a licensed physician in the state of California. However, this review constitutes my personal opinion and experience as Dr. Khalil's patient, and is not intended as medical advice. I am not and never have been in competition with Dr. Khalil, his business partners or companies in any way.

I was seen by Dr. Khalil in the Hemorrhoid Care Medical Center on 8705 Complex Drive in early 2011 for a rash on my buttocks. I thought as a hemorrhoid surgeon he'd have a lot of experience in that area.

As the front secretary Karen made me wait as she tapped with long nails on a bedazzled smart phone, I sat in the waiting room, which has the low lighting and overstuffed couches you would typically associate with a lounge or funeral home rather than a medical office. After a while I was brought back to Dr. Michael Roushdy Khalil, a pleasant man in his early 40's. He examined me and told me that in addition to my rash I had an external hemorrhoid.

To my surprise, he said in addition to needing a skin cream, that I may have internal hemorrhoids as well and he recommended that he schedule a colonoscopy. This was quite a jump from my initial complaint of rash, so I was concerned about coverage by my insurance at this small clinic. He asked if there was any colon cancer in my family, I said yes (grandmother), and to my recollection he said "I'm sure it will be covered."

I scheduled my colonoscopy, filled out the routine paperwork at the office, and had my colonoscopy done by Dr. Khalil in February 2011. On the day of my procedure, at their surgical center, I was brought to my gurney by nurse Diane. I asked again to make sure everything had been authorized by my insurance company, and to my recollection she said "they woundn't have scheduled you if it hadn't gone through."

I went home afterwards and thought everything would be fine. Until the bills started arriving. You see, Dr. Khalil's bill hadn't "gone through." It had been submitted, but he was told he was only going to get less than $200 after he billed them, no typo, $4600. The surgical center's bill had gone through, in fact per my insurance Dr. Gertsch had called personally a half-dozen times to make sure to get every potential penny. Dr. Khalil sent me a bill for $3129.84, AFTER a "professional discount."

I called Dr. Khalil's biller, whose name is Neal C., multiple times to get this large bill resubmitted and paid by my insurance. He referred me to one of the routine forms I had signed: "I understand that I am responsible for any deductable... my insurance may deny payment or consider some or all services performed by Dr. Khalil to be 'non-covered', and I understand that the feels charged... may exceed the fees considered 'usual, customary and reasonable'." Nearly all doctors have some form like this so I hadn't been threatened by it.

So that seemed to me to be a pretty big bill, just doctor side only. I started to call around to gastroenterologist offices locally. The GI doctors's offices I called claimed the U&C physician fee was $942!

So here we have a physician that has two critical pieces of knowledge about his bill. He KNOWS he participates in ZERO networks to perform this procedure (Neal said so on the phone). He KNOWS the patient is going to pay MORE going to him than if the patient goes to a location charging Usual and Customary (U&C) fees. And given that he knows he is out of network, an insured patient is shelling out $ for a procedure that (in my case) may have been much cheaper or free elsewhere!

I called Dr. Khalil, the HCMC owner Dr. Gertsch, my insurance, the biller, the clinic, and even went in person to the center and talked to Bruce and Steve about my concerns. In the end I paid up. Colonoscopy, hemorrhoid removal... these are NOT boutique services. My personal opinion is that you don't need to pay prices like Dr. Khalil's, whether if you do OR do not have insurance. Protect your wallet and go somewhere else. Again, this is my personal opinion.

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If your derriere hurts now, wait until you see your bill from Dr. Michael Khalil!

I am a licensed physician in the state of California. However, this review constitutes my personal opinion and experience as Dr. Khalil's patient, and is not intended as medical advice. I am not and never have been in competition with Dr. Khalil, his business partners or companies in any way.

I was seen by Dr. Khalil in the Hemorrhoid Care Medical Center on 8705 Complex Drive in early 2011 for a rash on my buttocks. I thought as a hemorrhoid surgeon he'd have a lot of experience in that area.

As the front secretary Karen made me wait as she tapped with long nails on a bedazzled smart phone, I sat in the waiting room, which has the low lighting and overstuffed couches you would typically associate with a lounge or funeral home rather than a medical office. After a while I was brought back to Dr. Michael Roushdy Khalil, a pleasant man in his early 40's. He examined me and told me that in addition to my rash I had an external hemorrhoid.

To my surprise, he said in addition to needing a skin cream, that I may have internal hemorrhoids as well and he recommended that he schedule a colonoscopy. This was quite a jump from my initial complaint of rash, so I was concerned about coverage by my insurance at this small clinic. He asked if there was any colon cancer in my family, I said yes (grandmother), and to my recollection he said "I'm sure it will be covered."

I scheduled my colonoscopy, filled out the routine paperwork at the office, and had my colonoscopy done by Dr. Khalil in February 2011. On the day of my procedure, at their surgical center, I was brought to my gurney by nurse Diane. I asked again to make sure everything had been authorized by my insurance company, and to my recollection she said "they woundn't have scheduled you if it hadn't gone through."

I went home afterwards and thought everything would be fine. Until the bills started arriving. You see, Dr. Khalil's bill hadn't "gone through." It had been submitted, but he was told he was only going to get less than $200 after he billed them, no typo, $4600. The surgical center's bill had gone through, in fact per my insurance Dr. Gertsch had called personally a half-dozen times to make sure to get every potential penny. Dr. Khalil sent me a bill for $3129.84, AFTER a "professional discount."

I called Dr. Khalil's biller, whose name is Neal C., multiple times to get this large bill resubmitted and paid by my insurance. He referred me to one of the routine forms I had signed: "I understand that I am responsible for any deductable... my insurance may deny payment or consider some or all services performed by Dr. Khalil to be 'non-covered', and I understand that the feels charged... may exceed the fees considered 'usual, customary and reasonable'." Nearly all doctors have some form like this so I hadn't been threatened by it.

So that seemed to me to be a pretty big bill, just doctor side only. I started to call around to gastroenterologist offices locally. The GI doctors's offices I called claimed the U&C physician fee was $942!

So here we have a physician that has two critical pieces of knowledge about his bill. He KNOWS he participates in ZERO networks to perform this procedure (Neal said so on the phone). He KNOWS the patient is going to pay MORE going to him than if the patient goes to a location charging Usual and Customary (U&C) fees. And given that he knows he is out of network, an insured patient is shelling out $ for a procedure that (in my case) may have been much cheaper or free elsewhere!

I called Dr. Khalil, the HCMC owner Dr. Gertsch, my insurance, the biller, the clinic, and even went in person to the center and talked to Bruce and Steve about my concerns. In the end I paid up. Colonoscopy, hemorrhoid removal... these are NOT boutique services. My personal opinion is that you don't need to pay prices like Dr. Khalil's, whether if you do OR do not have insurance. Protect your wallet and go somewhere else. Again, this is my personal opinion.

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Dr. Khalil is an amazing doctor who is not only a genius and technically talented, but also takes the time to listen and be available at any time of day 24/7. He goes above and beyond the call of duty in his dealings with his patients. I have often shared my satisfaction with other patients in his waiting room and at the support group meetings. All agree with his talents and charm as a both a physician and human being!

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Dr. Khalil is an amazing doctor who is not only a genius and technically talented, but also takes the time to listen and be available at any time of day 24/7. He goes above and beyond the call of duty in his dealings with his patients. I have often shared my satisfaction with other patients in his waiting room and at the support group meetings. All agree with his talents and charm as a both a physician and human being!

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