Ratings for Dr. David S. Hallegua
I have been a patient of Dr. Hallegua's since 2001. Although he might be a little tardy at times, he is the most AMAZING Dr. I have had my entire life. He goes that extra mile to help you understand your diagnosis, blood test, and future treatment. There were several times I did not have medical insurance, and Dr. Hallegua did NOT hesitate to provide care to me for a discounted price or FREE. I have recommended him to over 20+ friends and many still see him on a regular basis as their Internal Medicine physician. A Dr. who will call you after hours to make sure you are doing ok, is the kind of Dr. we all should wish for, and I would NEVER leave Dr. Hallegue.
Dr. Hallegua is very attentive to my medical needs and treatment! He takes the time to answer all of my questions, which is big in an age where doctors just push us out of their offices. I have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and he is an awesome doctor for this condition!
I went to this doctor based on all the positive reviews, and believed I would meet a very knowledgeable man who would try and help me figure out why I have such severe, progressive spinal arthritis at a relatively early age. I was disillusioned to find a cold, aloof doc who barely spoke to me, had no sympathy for the loss of my quality of life, and no interest in looking past my "bad arthritis with fibromyalgia." He told me I'd need long acting pain meds and short ones too, and I should go to "fibromyalgia camp where you eat and sleep Fibro and learn how to deal with it." My husband asked him about my fast-moving scoliosis, and other possible autoimmune problems, but he waved them off. TWO MONTHS LATER I FOUND OUT I'VE BEEN SUFFERING WITH EHLERS DANLOS III all my life, and all these big-time rheumatologists either don't know how to diagnose this horrible genetic connective tissue disease of faulty collagen, or refuse to do so. Study up, Dr. H!!
A doctor that is totally puntual is not listening to his patients and possibly not giving them the time they need that particular day. I am more interested in what he knows and how well he meets my needs, along with his availability. I cansider him to be great. His staff is also great in my books.
Dr. Halluega is in the midst of saving my young daughters life. She had been sick for 4yrs before we found him. However, finally a doctor who care enough to go the extra mile. Finding tests that apply to her condition, and keeping in touch with us when she is very sick. He is currently trying to bring other specialists on board to help get to the bottom of her illness. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to share how wonderful he is. Taylor's Mom
Dr Hallegua was the first and only doctor who helped me understand fibromyalgia and the many ways it affected my body. He never trivialized my concerns, but addressed them with care and concern. I knew Dr Hallegua was THE doctor I had been searching for after my initial visit. He listened to me and answered my endless list of questions. He asked about symptoms I never mentioned before, feeling my list of complaints was already too long! His soft voice had a calming effect and the interest he took in his patients created a trust that is vital, but lacking, in most physicians. This doctor even took his patient's phone calls! Aside from being a well-informed top rheumatologist, he applied and shared his knowledge in an easy-to-understand format. For over 7 years I drove 3+ hours each way to see Dr Hallegua, stopping only when I moved to Oregon. I highly recommend him and wish I could still see him.
Dr. David S. Hallegua's Credentials
Accepting New Patients
- Med Coll, Univ Of Kerala, Trivandrum, Kerala, India (Grad. 1982)
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Insurance accepted by this Doctor
- Coventry Health Care