Dr. Bisher Akil

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Specialty:Pulmonologist (lungs)
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Practice: Chelsea Village Medical
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Accepting New Patients:Y

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Rating: 3.8 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 9 reviews. Dr. Bisher Akil has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Pulmonologist (lungs)-related: respiratory system, pneumonia, bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, cancer, lung disease, chronic cough, lung cancer, dyspnea, sarcoidosis, pulmonary hypertension, acute respiratory failure, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 2702064
06/07/13 2 1 1 1 One of the most obnoxious, rude men I've ever had the displeasure to meet.  Respond
RID: 2583935
13/03/13 1 1 1 1 After being kept waiting beyond my scheduled appointment time, I found Dr. Akil to be brusque and condescending. His staff seemed intimidated by him. I won't be returning to his office. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
14/05/12 SYSTEM: Specialty changed from "Internist" to "Pulmonologist" 
RID: 1551674
02/10/11 5 5 5 5 Dr Akil is my personal doctor for everything. I see him first before I go to a specialist. There is nothing I can't talk about with him and he's always a phone call away. Besides the doctor who brought me into the world, if it weren't for Dr Akil I would mot be writing this. 
Insurance: CIGNA
RID: 1331969
10/01/11 5 5 5 5 I moved to Los Angeles in 2000, and began seeing Bisher almost immediately. I had previously the man I thought was the biggest of Big, and King in the HIV world. When I told Dr Dennis Israelski I was going to LA,.. He said, "the only Doctor better than me is Bisher Akil.~ He was right. Bisher, Synonamous with LOVE~COMPASSION~INTEGRITY~HONOR~BRILLIANCE~EXCELLENCE~EXTREMELY SKILLED~OVER QUALIFIED~AN ANGLE~GOD SEND~LIFE SAVER!LIFE GIVER!~A GIFT! BISHER HAS PROVIDED ME WITH THE BEST CARE AVAILABLE TO MAN. My partner and I ower our lives to Him, and am so thankful this man is willing to commute weekly between NY, and LA. That his dedication to me is unlike any other. Phone calls in the middle of the night~text messages~emails~ I know I've been a pain in the ass NEVERTHELESS he ie there. at every surgery, hospitalization, emergency, Not even related to HIV~ He is there. One day, I will repay your DEVOTION, if it takes all I have. We, I love you Bisher, Michael B & Sean K 11 yrs with You! 
Insurance: Aetna
RID: 1205903
12/07/10 5 5 5 5 DR B.Akil is not only loved and respected by me as his patient but by my family- his knowledge and medical care of HIV saved my life! He's always seeking new and better meds for those living with HIV-i trust him Totally with my life! i have been a patient of his for over 20 years and have no desire to change or leave his Professional and medical care 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 1034167
14/11/09 5 5 5 5 I have know Dr. Bisher Akil since 1994 (15 years), HE IS THE BEST. I live in Los Angeles and through the years, I have seen other Doctors with respect to my HIV and other health issues. I have yet to find a doctor who is better than Dr. Akil. I trust him with my life. I love him more than I can say in a comment box. I owe him my life. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 738726
07/12/08 5 5 5 5 Easy to get appt. I never wait long at all when I get there. The staff treats you like family. Dr. Akil is friendly, helpful, great bedside manner. 
Insurance: Aetna
RID: 713956
01/11/08 5 5 5 5 I have found Bisher to be a great physician. I've seen him now for 4 years, both in NYC and LA. He is extremely knowledgable, plugged into some of the latest clinical trials, interested, listen well, provides insightful comments and suggestions, always allows me to make the decisions, but only if I have enough knowledge to make the decision wisely and has introduced me to new treatments and options. I give him an A+. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 556117
02/04/08 5 2 2 3 Dr. Akil is a nice enough man and seems to be a knowledgable doctor. I was referred by another doctor to see him for my HIV as I was told he's an HIV- specialist and internal medicine doctor. I was impressed that he spent nearly an hour with me (after waiting 30 minutes for him while undressed in a room). I was left wondering about some of the things he mentioned so I looked him up after my appointment and was disappointed to learn that he is neither board certified in internal medicine, family medicine or infectious diseases (for HIV). I was also told that he refers his patients to Roosevelt hospital but this is not the case, as I called and checked up and found out that he is not on staff there. In fact, he's not on staff anywhere in New York. For an HIV doctor, this is unthinkable. I really like him but am not willing to risk my life on a non-boarded doctor with no hospital privileges. 
Insurance: Oxford
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