Ratings for Dr. Sandra L. Zahradka
Go to Alabama Board of Medical Examiners, type in the good doctor's name and you will see for yourself. The "stories" are NOT made up. They are in fact absolutely true. Re: the patient who was turned away because her office is no longer accepting BCBS; it's not because the doctor doesn't want to but rather her privileges have been revoked due to insurance fraud. She's been investigated (FBI, ABMA, local law enforcement, etc.), charged, and convicted by authorities on mulitple occassions (2006, 2008) but not just for insurance fraud. There was the illegal distribution of narcotics and mistreatment of patients. As directed at the beginning of this post, just go to the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners and type in Sandra Zahradka...then you can see for yourself. Learn about her and stay away from this office.
My entire family was loyal patients for a number of years to this doctor and office. We were not interested in the cosmetic but have a history of melanoma, so we are not easy patients that just come in for facials. The last time we tried to make an appointment we were told they no longer were accepting BCBS to look for another dermatologist. I have two young sons that really liked this doctor because her shots didn't hurt, they really didn't want to use another doctor. But I think aesthetics is such a big portion of dermatology now that people like us get pushed aside for the money making facials.
I never seen her as a patient I worked for her a very short time. Didn't think she was professional enough and the office manager doesnt have clue how to run a office. She does charge for things that she has not done. She has people that are not licensed working and doing procedures for her. I would be very careful in using this doctor for anything. Definetly the worse person you could work for in Birmingham.
Well you were exactly right in your comments! However, there is more to the story! One nurse in particular was actually gathering evidence against the doctor and the other nurse basically told the truth and told the doctor what she was doing and both got fired. It is really sad because the doctor is unethical, unfair and does treat her staff like crap. The job security in that office is little or none. She does procedures and overcharges. For instance, she will freeze 2 spots and charge for 11. She will do a biopsy and charge for an excision. She has her favorite patients (fee for service) that she wants right back because they have cash and then there are those elderly patients that have to wait 2 hours for a visit. It is absurd how this doctor practices medicine. Her turnover has been astronomical in the last 6 months. She really should be checked and treated for bipolar. Warning to all!!! Stay away!! Google her! Type in Dr. Zahradka probation and there you have it!
I am employed in Dr. Zahradka's office and I have 13 years of college, 2 Master's Degree, Medical Assisting Certification and 7 years of experience in Dermatology. I think I am certified to do any procedure or take care of any patient that walks through the door. We don't employ incomptetent people to work in our office.
Dr. Sandra L. Zahradka's Credentials
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- Marshall Univ Sch Of Med, Huntington Wv 25755 (Grad. 1989)
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