Ratings for Dr. Rafik A. Nasr
His staff is terrible - they don't answer phones and the wait time is crazy 1-2 hours. He should end his practice.
Dr Nasr is amazing. I know and understand what I need to do for wellness or to get better. He's not quick on the meds like some drs-in a hurry to rush you out. He talks out with you what is going on/ and the plan to help. I feel INVOLVED in my care. Not just a number rushing through. Will continue with him as long as I can. My daughter has been his patient her entire life. And the trust is wonderful. I know he thinks about our needs and am very grateful for his time and "bedside manner" that is missing in so many doctors today.
In my 30 years of being a caretaker for members of my family (I am far older but medical issues only 30 years) with severe issues, anywhere from severe back pain, complicated geriatric issues, confusing cancer care (pediatric and breast) already complicated by bone density issues and bone deformity, several mental health issues for young children that are not commonplace, Altzheimers, bioidentical hormone questions & treatment, severe cognitive issues due to misdiagnosed (by a different doctor) Lyme disease, acupuncturem....I could go on and on....I have found that the path to proper treatment always leads back to Dr. Nasr. I have seen him on both sides of his practice...the medical side as well as the spa side. I have complete respect for his continued desire to improve his care and increase his knowledge as well as well as to offer various treatments other than the typical pill and surgery. Every time I hear about a new potential treatment via friends or research online and I then search to find the closest and most competent doctor to assist me with this avant guarde approach and to seek more information and treatment, my journey ALWAYS leads back to Dr. Nasr. He does not promote his ability, options he offers, nor push them on anyone. He is a compassionate doctor with the desire to learn new strategies and treatments for common and unusual issues. I have been told by people in Fairfax numerous times, as well as pharmacists, regarding an treatment I am researching that there is a good doctor with regards to that issue in Calvert. Stupid me never assumed it was Dr. Nasr...this is with regards particularly to acupuncture, bioidentical hormones AND LYME. We are fortunate to have such a committed doctor within our community who himself seeks out alternative methods of treatment. Now, with regards to his office, I have rarely met a doctor with such a practice who also has his office running perfectly. Yes, there are issues and when brought to his attention he is typically quick to address them to the best of his ability. Is he perfect...no way...but has he helped me? You betcha. I have learned to make an appt and go discuss my needs with him. I am not making an excuse for Dr. Nasr but I will say that I know he must make appts tightly scheduled due to the low reimbursement for his services from the insurance companies. I suggest making appt first in the morning or first after lunch if you are on a time crunch. You have to be an advocate for your own health with any doctor now a days...so take notes and follow through on your behalf. Go in to the office to speak with staff if you must...possibly make an appt every month to get through your current issues so that you are sure to see him as you attempt to conquer your health issues. Personally, it is worth it to me to do this as I totally trust and value his opinion and find myself seeking it out. I see the frustration on his face...he too wants to conquer all issues...he is human! But, he is a far smarter human than I with an interest to learn..to help me conquer so so much...I don't know to whom I would turn for assistance if he was not available in our community. Thanks Doc...please don't ever retire....
I waited for over an hour and when I asked the Dr. if it was possible to have an appointment without an hour wait he shrugged his shoulders and said I would be lucky. Its not luck when you overbook your practice, its bad business. The office was cold, the staff were wearing gloves and scarves. The receptionist didn't properly handle my sign in and then blamed me for not knowing how their process worked.
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