The staff was very polite and professional upon arrival, however the consultation was very different. Not only did he cut me off in the middle of answering HIS questions, but he answered his phone in the middle of it. It was very disrespectful. I have a family history of long-term disease and wanted to catch it soon but he never even did a physical exam (even though he sent me a copy of the visit that indicates he did) to check--which is why I made the appt in the first place. Not only that, he got my family history totally wrong on the report too, which lead me to believe he wasn't listening at all. As we talked he typed and never looked up, it felt like a major disconnect--and he came highly recommended! I'm just very disappointed I have to find another MD who will get to the bottom of the problem and give me more answers. And all he kept talking about was having an expensive procedure (w/o a physical exam and testing?? Seriously??) I wouldn't recommend him to anyone, keep looking.
I was at my wits end trying to figure out what was wrong with me. But praise God, Dr. George helped me out. And the mystery was solved. Sure there were a few tests to figure it out, but that's normal in my opinion, at least on this occasion. They were very nice. I had to wait, but that's normal with every doctor. And I've seen a lot of doctors in my time. He was friendly too. He's one of my favorite doctors. :)
My Family has been going to him for several years and I was expecting all of the great things they said about him! But sadly I saw NONE of it! He answered his phone in the middle of talking, Didn't even bother looking at all of the tests I had done, he was rude and cut me off of several time when I was talking that is when I could get a word in and told me the other Dr. was wrong but gave no reason what so ever! And when I was crying he didn't even have the courtesy of offering me a tissue that was right next to him! But did offer a procedure and costly medication that had nothing to do with my condition!!! He also did a exam on my torso and pushed so hard on the areas of pain that they burned for over 6 hours after! I am so disappointed in him and would NEVER recommend him to anyone! You are better off going to your normal MD for advice!!!
THis doctor is horrible. Please do not waste your time with him. The only good thing about this place is the office. They are the nicest people. The doctor rushes you thorugh your appointment and has fasly diagnoised me throughout the years. Now my condition has gotten so much worse. He didnt even have the time to look at my blood results after having been diagnosed with a life long disease. he is not compassionate and could care less about the patients. If he every decides to return calls you make him he returns them from his cell phone. you can never hear him and he doenst hear you and it is a wast of your time. PLEASE stay away.
I call him Dr. iPhone. He answered his iPhone during my consultation twice, and even though he apologized, I found it totally rude. I couldn't understand him because he spoke so fast and sometimes mumbled. I felt totally rushed. I had the last appointment of the day, and I still had four people in front of me when I arrived. I waited approx. 40 mins. It's like a rotating door at his office: get 'em in, get 'em out. I cancelled my colonoscopy with him because I could just imagine him answering his iphone during my procedure, and that was enough for me! However, the front office staff and manager were totally helpful, polite and responsive.
After trying desperately to find a specialist, I came across Dr. George. I was surprised at how prompt he was, as most doctors are not. He was thorough in his examination and has wonderful bedside manner. He performed my endoscopy and calmed my jitters. His staff is friendly and courteous.
I heard that Dr. George was a good doctor. I went to see him and I can honestly say that he is even more professional and caring than I imagined. He saw me promptly, got me in for my procedure and now I am doing well. His new office is beautiful too!
Dr. Alister A. George's Credentials
Accepting New Patients
- Howard University College Of Medicine (Grad. 1987)
Areas of Expertise
Awards & Recognitions
Publications & Research
Insurance accepted by this Doctor
'birds of a feather' rating (based on <a href='/birdsofafeather.jsp?did=124871'>Medicare patients-in-common</a>): 3.8March 22, 2014
'birds of a feather' rating (based on <a href='/birdsofafeather.jsp?did=124871'>Medicare patients-in-common</a>): 3.7February 7, 2014
'birds of a feather' rating (based on <a href='/birdsofafeather.jsp?did=124871'>Medicare patients-in-common</a>): 3.9February 5, 2014
First Name changed from "Alister" to "Alister A."October 20, 2013
Top Hospitals in Thousand Oaks, CA
Top Urgent Care Centers in Thousand Oaks, CA
Find a Doctor by Specialty
#1 of 11
#2 of 11
#3 of 11
#4 of 11
#5 of 11