Ratings for Dr. Joshua A. Jakum
Dr Jakum has seen our son,who was born with a heart defect, since he came out of the nicu at Fairfax hospital. I won't allow anyone else to see my son even tho I myself went to the practice when I was young when Dr jakum was not yet there. He is amazing and knows exactly who we are. My son even reaches out for him when he sees him he absolutely loves him. He really listens and puts all worries at ease!
Dr. Jakum completely botched our son's circumcision and after the fact attempted to pass it on as a common occurrence. After seeing a specialist we were informed it isn't very common and the obvious mistake that was made. He also didn't seem very concerned despite the fact our son was having a lot of issues urinating. After seeing the specialist our less than 3 month old had to have emergency surgery to fix the issue. His staff was not very helpful in forwarding medical records or assisting in any way. We are currently in the process of finding a more competent Pediatrician.
Dr. Jakum had written my son's ADHD medication rx for over a year and decided he needed a new psych eval. He told us he would not write another rx until we got the eval. We had the evaluations done, but didn't have the results yet due to insurance/provider change and my son was out of meds. He would not write one more month without the eval. He would not even call to explain why he would not write it. He drew a line in the sand regardless of the effect no medication would have on my son at school and in spite of the opinion of the psych office. Needless to say we have changed pediatricians.
Absolutely wonderful doctor! He is very good at being patient and answering what you think would be ridiculous questions, I have recommended him to 4 friends already, if he moved to a practice 2 hours away, I'd drive the distance for him to stay my sons doctor!
Terrible and disorganized staff. They misspelled our child's name on the first visit and then ended up having 2 files for the child. After 3 visits, it still wasn't corrected. Jakum is competent, knowledgeable and kind, but the office is like a factory and despite seeing Jakum 3x in a 2 month time period, he had no clue who we were. His nurse is very incompetent - almost stuck our baby with the wrong needle, but realized the mistake and then pointed it out to us, which I'm not sure we actually needed to know.
Dr. Jakum is extremely clinical and if he does not have the answer he refers to outside experts immediately. While he is extremely knowledgeable, he still retains a warm bedside manner for your child. With Dr. Jackum you know your child is getting the best medical treatment possible and what more could you ask for as a parent!
Dr. Jakum is very friendly and takes time to really talk with you and your child. He is incredibly thorough. Very upbeat and charismatic. I have never been made to feel rushed while my child and I are with him. He takes the time to really listen and take action. He is a good person which is why he is such a great doctor.
Dr. Joshua A. Jakum's Credentials
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- Emory Univ Sch Of Med, Atlanta Ga 30322 (Grad. 1998)
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