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I don't frequently leave reviews for doctors, but when I do it's because there is something exceptional. Here the exceptional is, unfortunately, bad.
Dr. Karim had me diagnosed within 10 minutes of seeing me. I will give him credit for listening to what I had to say, but the fact that he had already dismissed me before I even opened my mouth negated anything else.
I came to see him because of how severe my stomach problems had become, I had severe difficulties in eating or doing anything, and while he agreed to do a scope to rule out an ulcer, which I was sure I had due to the symptoms and pain, he didn't even consider a diagnosis beyond "Functional Dyspepsia".
Once I had the scope, which he did a terrible job at and caused me weeks of throat pain (something I'd never experienced from other scopes I've had in the past) and confirmed it was clear, I went back to see him being in worse pain and having even worse discomfort only to have him tell me that everything "looked fine" and that I should feel comforted that it wasn't anything serious. While I am grateful that it wasn't an ulcer or a tumor, I'd state pretty emphatically that barely being able to eat and having 24/7 severe reflux isn't "serious". I tried everything known to man with regards to treating functional dyspepsia, from medication he suggested to significant dietary changes and even though I found absolutely no resolution from my symptoms, I still walked out of his office with no other answers, just ANOTHER pamphlet on FD.
It's been a few months since I last saw him and my problems have gotten progressively worse. I'm desperately trying to get another referral, and wasted easily half a year waiting to see him.
I'm sure for simple, straightforward stuff he's a great doctor, but if things are a bit complex or off the beaten path he seems to be useless. I just wish I hadn't wasted my time getting referred to him.
Excellent all-around doctor!!! Caring, knowledgeable, and thoroughly prepared in a patient's medical history before they enter his office. I have seen too many unprofessional and uncaring doctors who are too lazy to prepare beforehand and skim through the patient's file while talking to them. And since multitasking is a myth, they and up missing or undervaluing much essential, medical info. You will never have to worry about this with Dr. Karim!!
His office changed my apt and said to come at 11 am at 1045 I arrived for the sigmoidoscopy and waited over 2 hours and told I was an add on. Sorry but that's really bad and my time is more valuable than being wasted by idiots
Dr Karim is a caring, thorough specialist. I received follow up calls from him directly, and after I started on my medications he was very invovled in the treatment plan and assessment to make sure the treatment was working and that I was doing well. His practice is now getting busier, so he is less available, and wait times will be longer, but he is worth the wait.
An excellent doctor! I've been suffering from severe crohn's disease my whole life and have seen so many specialists with no help, but Dr. Karim took the time to listen to me and explain everything. He started me on some new treatments and i have my life back! Very knowledgeable, professional and always on time with appointments. Highly highly recommend!
Dr. Karim was very thorough and kind. His office staff was also extremely kind and helpful, as well as very pleasant on the phone. Dr. Karim explained everything to me, listened to everything I had to say, and showed genuine compassion by phoning me on two separate occasions to discuss my gastroscopy and sigmoidoscopy results. He does not schedule appointments just to earn the medical fees. Rather, he called me so that I could avoid making a trip to the office and in his words "avoid wasting" my time. He had my results into my surgeon very quickly enabling me to attend a sooner appointment than previously booked and also to book my surgery sooner. I am very grateful to have Dr. Karim as part of my medical team. I would recommend him to anyone. I understand he is relatively new to the profession. He's off to a great start. By far, one of the best doctors I've ever had during my lengthy history of health issues.
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