Ratings for Dr. Damian B. Mallat
Was referred to Dr Mallat by me pcp. Waited in a cramped overflowing waiting room (I counted 25 people still waiting for appts at 4:15 in the afternoon) for nearly an hour before being moved back into an exam room where another patient was waiting also. When I was finally called from that room, I was taken next door to Dr Mallat's office/exam room, where he sat behind his desk waiting for patients to be brought into him one after the other. He asked me some questions, but didn't seem to care about my responses. He felt my stomach for a couple seconds while I was sitting in a chair and that was the EXTENT of his exam. Never even took vitals. Ridiculous! Took some blood work and scheduled a colonoscopy. Felt very uneasy in his dirty waiting and exam rooms. Several patients in the waiting room said they never see him for more that 15 min. I thought surely this wouldn't be the case with a new referred patient, but they were definitely correct. Feels like he is running a mill and insurance billing is his key focus. Going for a second opinion.
Dr Mallat may be good, however, contending with his staff has been a nightmare. They are unresponsive, uncaring, and do not followup on their promises. They billed me incorrectly and it has taken 3 months to resolve the issue. During that time the bill went to a collection agency and the staff doesn't seem to care. Dr. Mallat is not available and will not respond to requests for engagement to resolve. He charged me for a visit to correct the problem that he created. Will never deal with him again!
I was recommended to Dr. Mallat by my general physician. I have never had such a terrible experience. After making me wait, he finally walks in and has the most disinterested attitude. I felt like he wasn't even listening to my answers to his questions. After 5 minutes of essentially having a conversation with myself, I'm taken to his scheduler to set up a scope appointment. This individual decided at one point to take a phone call and proceeds to start gossiping with her friend while I'm still sitting there, waiting for my followup to be scheduled. I decided to not even bother scheduling the appointment. I received no future calls from them. However, I did get a collection call today for $40 I apparently owed him for his 5 minutes of disinterest. $40 and he sends it to a collection agency. Next time I go to my general physician, I'm telling him he shouldn't refer any patient he remotely care about to this horrible doctor.
To say this experience has been a nightmare is being nice. I was referred to Dr Mallat for him to do a procedure to find out why I was having intense pain. Trying to get the procedure scheduled took calling his office for a little over a week, then on the day of the procedure Dr Mallat showed up an hour and half after the scheduled time which left me waiting for several hours. It took him over 2 months to get the results to my Dr after weeks of run around and my Dr.s office being sent the wrong patient information, when the final report did arrive it was only 2 sentences prompting my Dr to ask me if Dr Mallat was even the Dr who preformed the procedure. It took my regualr Dr having to threaten to call Dr Mallat before the correct results werre even sent. Needless to say my Dr. said he would never again refer to Dr. Mallat. My regular Dr.s office staff stated that Dr. Mallats office staff is extremely slow and weeks to get even small tasks completed.
I finally found a doctor that listened! Unfortunately, lots of damage has been done to my pancreas from misdiagnosis. I have full faith in Dr Mallat and his treatment plan. I have been able to eat again, and live with minimal pain! When surgery beyond my current stints are required...I would not trust anyone else to be the Dr in charge of my care.
Afters years of unexplained acute upper right quad pain and elevated liver enzymes, I was refered to Dr. Mallat. He knew immediatly what was wrong with me. I have obstructive billiary disease and he has placed stent several times and will have to do so every time I get a blockage. I now have chronic pancreatitis because it was misdiagnosed for so long. And I was treated as if it were in my head! During a recent procedure he did an endoscopic ultrasound and has found a rare neuroendocrine tumor in my pancreas. It is very small and I have elected to have him ablate it instead of having major surgery. I have the utmost confidence in him and know he will tell me if and when I need to do something different. He is always caring and I have never been denied an appointment when I needed to see him quickly. I have had to wait on occasion, but would rather wait for him than be seen immediatly by someone else. I am very thankful I was sent to him.
Dr. Damian B. Mallat's Credentials
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- Med Sch Of Peres, Antonins, Beirut, Lebanon (Lebanese Univ Coll Of Med) (Grad. 1993)
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