Dr. Iqbal Ahmed


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Specialty:Pulmonologist (lungs)
Practice: Ahmed Iqbal Dr
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Rating: 3.7 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 18 reviews. Dr. Iqbal Ahmed has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Dr. Iqbal Ahmed
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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RID: 5230466
08/03/14 3 2 1 3 Dr. Amhed was not helpful at all. In fact one of the most negative interactions I have experienced with a physician. Instead of being kind and compassionate this physician told me role is to take care of my husband and not to ask any medically related questions, although I am his primary caregiver. It was noted that he did not even make eye contact with me when I was trying to ask questions. He appears to be very arrogant, condescending and has no bed side manner. I am so thankful he was not the regular attending physician during my husband's hospitalization.  Respond
RID: 3607265
16/11/13 5 5 5 5 Recently my mother aged 76 was admitted to hospital under the care of Dr. Ahmed she had previously been admitted to hospital under his care and has been under his care for apprx. 2 years and in those two years my mum has never been so well taken care of medically. He has an awesome bedside manner and a great way of dealing with the families of his patients. I am so glad that we found him i really think he has added years to my mums life !!  Respond
RID: 3598100
06/11/13 5 4 5 5 Dr. Ahmed's Actions saved my life. Through his diligence and thoroughness that I avoided having a non-survivable heart attack.  Respond
RID: 2863716
20/09/13 2 2 1 1 Dr. Ahmed was not very helpful at all. He seemed uninterested in my problems and although he did ask a lot of questions I felt like he was not listening to my responses. in the end instead of trying to find the root of my problem he told I had to suffer with it for the rest of my life. Needless to say I went to another specialist for a second opinion and am now completely healthy.  Respond
RID: 2622245
19/04/13 5 4 5 5 My husband was seen within a few days of referral and booked for a bronchoscopy less than a week later. Dr. Ahmed was unrushed when seeing us and explaining what needed to be done and why. He phoned us long distance as soon as he had the results. A huge thank you to Dr. Ahmed.  Respond
RID: 2439111
04/10/12 4 4 5 5 Dr. Ahmed is professional and sincere when he says that he has the patients best interests in mind, patient and punctual, even to the point of answering my direct emails. He has greatly helped my condition over the last year.  Respond
03/05/12 SYSTEM: combined ratings from Internist listing (DID: 107619) 
15/02/12 SYSTEM: First Name changed from "Iqbahl" to "Iqbal" 
RID: 1714398
15/02/12 5 5 5 5 He is one of the best lung specialists we've seen. His manner is unrushed, patient and calm. He takes time to explain and answer questions. He doesn't get annoyed if you ask him to repeat and he actually likes it when you take an interest in understanding your own health. He's willing to work with an interpreter when needed. He listens carefully and responds accurately. Yes, he's on a schedule but he doesn't push you out the door. He makes sure your needs have been met and all your questions have been answered before he lets you go. He even allowed us to reach him by email afterwards. We highly recommend this doctor!  Respond
RID: 1658010
11/12/11 1 2 1 3 I found this doctor to be polite and friendly. But,very careless. My dad's cancer was detected late, when emergency appointments were requested through his secretary, they were not taken seriously. Appointments were available 6 months later. Don't get me wrong, Dr. Ahmed is one of the top notch doctors, very much in demand, but probably overworked. I'm not critisizing his work. Just very disappointed with the results. My dad died.  Respond
RID: 1641391
22/11/11 5 5 5 5 I was first seen and treated by Dr.Ahmed in Richmond Hospital, - he took the time and effort to get to the bottom of my problem, and I am now taking medication prescribed by him which I feel has improved my quality of life greatly. He continues to monitor my condition, and I feel very greatful for his care.  Respond
RID: 1461287
09/06/11 4 5 5 5 Dr was very polite and caring towards my mum. Thorough with examination and explained problems clearly and decisively. Great bed side manner for a doctor. KnowV  Respond
RID: 1434048
05/05/11 3 2 1 2 Dr. Ahmed has a lot of nerve billing himself as a sleep specialist. After much effort to see him (and an overnight in the sleep lab) he took no interest in my case. All he does is test for sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome, and if it's neither of these he's stumped. His diagnosis: "Insomnia, the inability to get a good night's rest" Yeah, I could have told you that, what do we do about it? His prescription: Trazodone, the same sleeping pills my GP prescribed that kept me up all night and made me too groggy to work the next day. When I told him this he said, "Take two! take three! they're not addictive!" This guy is everything that's wrong with the medical profession today. GP's, do us a favour and don't refer any more patients to him. He should be stopped from treating people so badly.  Respond
RID: 1366002
17/02/11 5 5 5 5 Excellent listening skills pre diagnosis. Very calm and caring, takes time with thorough exam. A true gem of a physician in Richmond. People like him are rare in the Medical Field these days  Respond
RID: 1303622
29/11/10 5 4 5 5 He is calm. nice and works continuously behind although he won't tell you much. My Pancreas problem annoying for past 2 years solved by him. Will be excellent if he can discuss more with the patient or their relatives.  Respond
RID: 1273403
17/10/10 3 4 4 5 I saw him in hospital and then at his office. He was extrememely caring and attentive and I was very impressed. We need more doctors like him  Respond
RID: 1008216
13/10/09 4 2 1 1 To make this short and sweet, I could have died due to his negligence. For a doctor that is suppose to specialize in respiratory infections, he completely missed mine and released me from the hospital.  Respond
RID: 511911
12/02/08 1 5 1 1 This Dr. did not help me at all. Had no interest to help or try to figure out what is wrong with me.  Respond
RID: 493956
24/01/08 4 5 2 4 This doctor is okay, but wasn't exactly given the information that I needed. Very knowledgeable probably in his field, but not with the issue that I came to see him about.  Respond
RID: 202043
15/03/07 3 5 5 Great doctor. Excellent bedside manner, caring individual and good diagnostician. Internist on call at the hospital. You are lucky if you get to see Dr. Ahmed.  Respond
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