Ratings for Dr. Creed K. Mamikunian
This doctor has to be one of the worse doctor I have ever seen. He had poor bedside manner and was not very knowledgeable at all. I went to him because I had issues with my throat and he was more concerned about my ears which were fine. I had to go to another doctor for the right diagnosis and treatment. He is very cocky and rude. I can't believe he is a practicing ENT doctor!! Beware!!
Our then 16yr old son went in for node biopsy with great odds of being cancer. Dr. Mamikunian came out to greet us after performing the biopsy, shook my hand saying; "Congratulations...it's a BOY !" I was stunned and then asked if he thought it was cancer. "Yeah it's cancer, just hope it's Hodgkins Lymphoma." I was dumbfounded a medical doctor could be so caviler about saying such a thing to a frightened parent. I gave him 3 stars because when Hodgkins was confirmed he looked at our son and said not to worry, he was to think of this as a bad "case of strep throat." Well it was stage 3 Hodgkins and we needed to go to Seattle for 6 months. This was 2006, hopefully he has had more compassion over the years.
Dr. Mamikunian is the Best Ear, Nose, Throat Specialist I have ever had the privilege to see. I had years of sinus problems. In one visit he could see how miserable I was. He order X-rays an d such. From them he could see the severity of my sinus problem. He performed 2 sinus surgeries (2002) on me and since those I have been extremely better. He is a Doctor that is direct and if your serious about being well and taking good care of yourself he is the doctor for you. If you don't take his advise seriously or not willing to take care of yourself then don't waste his time or yours.
My experiences with Dr. Mamikunian have been nothing but extremely positive. I have seen so many ENTs over the years and he ranks as the most knowledgable in that I finally had a reprieve from constant ear infections. I have faith in him to the degree that if I have to have another surgery, I trust his recommendation to do so and that I will receive the highest level of performance and outcome.
I see that Dr. M has several great ratings. I believe if you go in with something blatantly wrong he might help. If you have something obscure or mild he will not be too kind. I went in twice, once with each of my children. We had just moved to Anchorage. We saw an ENT regularly in Dallas where we lived prior. My girls have allergies and often ended up with chronic mild sinus infections. Both times he spoke down to me and said this WAS NOT a problem for him, and that I should see our pediatrician. His exact words with a scowl on his face, "There's nothing wrong with this child!" I don't remember specifically more, but it wasn't kind. Like someone else said he seemed almost hostile and I definitely felt like an idiot. If he doesn't prefer seeing a milder condition I'm ok with that, but would prefer to be told respectfully and with tact. I respected him as the professional to see what a pediatrician might miss. I wouldn't set foot back in his office again. Sorry.
Wells Fargo insurance covered all costs of sinus operation and visits. I was referred by a close friend who was a previous patient and would refer to another close friend. Superb doctor-listened fully, receptive, informative, with team approach to decisions. He appeared cautious in his research and shared concerns. Professional but very compassionate. Couldn't be more satisfied with his service, and surgery. Excellent care!
I found Dr Mamikunian and his staff very professional and helpful. I was well informed and any questions I had were answered thoroughly. Treatment options were discussed before decisions were made. Dr. M. was informative and used a gentle humor to alleviate my worries. Surgery was easy and follow up care was comprehensive. I would recommend this doctor and his office to anyone.
Dr. Creed K. Mamikunian's Credentials
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- Tulane University School Of Medicine (Grad. 1985)
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