I saw Dr. Iman Ali on Bedford Rd. as a Rheumatologist. Her staff is very unprofessional and the entire office has no concept of time. I am young, but many of the patients are quite elderly and it killed me to see them sitting so long for an appt. I waiting nearly 2hrs once and then had to get back to work without seing her. Dr. Ali was often short when she spoke to me and did not like to discuss things much. She had her own opinions and that was all I needed to know. I only kept seeing her becuase she often gave me a cortizone shot in my lower back that helped me alot. However, her inability to operate her practice professionally utilmately led me to send her a formal letter explaining my concerns, firing her as my physician, and requesting my records be sent to my PCP. In response, I recieve a letter advising that she could no longer be my physician because I had not followed her recomendations. To my knowledge, my PCP has not recieved my records from her office.
Although I had been referred by another physician to see Dr. Farris for Dermatitis Herpetiformis, Dr. Farris was unaware what I was there for when he came in the office. He clearly did not review any of the 4 pages I filled out for him before my appt. He only glanced at my rash under my clothing and, in my opinion, did not examine the area. He made his diagnosis before asking me any questions about the rash or any other symtoms I'm currently having or have a history of. He proceeded to perscribe 2 powerful anitbiotics, a cream, and another topical treatment before ever discussing why I was referred to him in the first place. He was defenitely in a hurry, but I finally managed to interject with some background info and me and my primary physician's suspision that the rash is indeed DH (my dr. agreed that I may have gluten problems causing many problems, including my rash). I told Dr. Harris that I was advise to go on a gluten-free diet. His response was that he did not recommend a gluten-free diet, because it very complicated and difficult. I felt insulted, as though he saw me as to ignorant to understand a gluten-free diet. I would not recommend such a hasty and small minded physician to anyone.
I had pap-smear report come back showing trichinosis. Dr. Taylor's staff called me and gave me the diagnosis and asked me for a pharmacy to fill the perscription. I had some questions, like what is it and how could I have gotten it. They explained it is an STD, to which I asked to be re-tested, since I had explained to Dr. Taylor that I am not active had have never been (I'm not married). They treated me like I was a liar and I had to fight to be re-tested (and re-billed for another test and appt too.). This time they did a more accurate test that allows the parasite to multiply before viewing, so if anything is there, it would be certain. As I expected, it was clean. The original test was mis-diagnosed, probablly from an impurity on the lenses. However, I recieved no apology for the way I was treated by the staff or Dr. Taylor.
I was sent to Dr. Vu for pain and swelling in my elbows that was intermitent, but sometimes so bad that I could not brush my hair on my own. After x-raying my elbows and not finding and broken bones, spurs, or cracks, he determined that the pain was because I am fat. Even my PCP said this was rediculous. I don't walk on my arms!
I've been going to Dr. Jutras since I was child and I used to think he was a good Dr. He's a great doctor, if all you ever have are sinus infections or the flu. He's excellent at perscribing anti-biotics and anti-depressants and other medications to keep your symptoms at bay. Diagnosing symtoms seems to come easy for him, but finding and treating the cause seems to be too time consuming for his business. You will likely be referred to a specialist without much discussion if he does not have a pill to treat your problem. Don't be suprised when, the next time you see him, he won't remember to even follow-up with what's been going on with on the condition. I recently got copies of my file and notice I have conflicting diagnosis listed under cronic conditions. Two diseased I've been told by Dr. Jutras I do not have! Why are they on my chart? They don't seem to know or care. Since the expansion of his practice from H.E.B. Hospital to the newest office on 121 and Harwood (where they now deal in skincare treatmants, Botox, and Restaline) the caring has deminished to next to nothing.