Ratings for Dr. Sanjeev Sharma
I would NOT recommend this office to anyone. The whole staff is just out to make money. The front desk people are rude and don't take the time to understand a situation or issue. Dr. Sharma has also been very rude the few times I have incountered him. My family has been misdiagnosed a number of times which has just made problems worse rather than better. A person becomes a doctor to help others, not just to make money. That is how it feels in this office. No one is welcoming or friendly. The people that are working there have no knowledge about what is going on. I got a prescription from the nurse practioner that saw me and she wrote "Dr." before her name. I would not trust going to this place ever again. Most uninterested doctor I have ever had.
I went in for a consult regarding Brest implants and what I can't seen to understand is how is a doctor who is not certified plastic sergeon operate in the United States. I have seen so many reviews once says he is certified in plastic surgery other says he's not. I would love to know the truth before I go in for further exams.
Dr. Sanjeev Sharma's response
We are happy to provide information regarding Dr. Sharma's qualifications. In addition to being board certified in Family Medicine, Dr. Sharma is also a well-qualified cosmetic surgeon. He is a Fellow with the American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery, and is board certified by the International Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the World Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Sharma has given numerous talks on national and international platforms regarding cosmetic surgery and its safety. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and is a faculty member at the World Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Sharma has been featured as a lecturer at the World Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Annual Symposium, the World Congress of the International Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, as well as at The Annual American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery Workshop in Newport Beach, California.
Submitted January 28, 2015
The front desk staff is very rude. They are out to make money and force us to comein for unnecessary reasons and will not renew regular maintenance prescriptions. When we do come in, they just give the same prescription without any tests. The phone line gets shutdown almost close to 11:30AM and will not be open until 1:30PM and looks like they take a 2 hour lunch every working day ! Very unfriendly on phone when we call for any reason. I would highly recommend everyone to avoid this practice.
Dr. Sanjeev Sharma's response
Thank you for your comments. Please accept our apologies if your interaction with our front office staff was less than pleasant. Our staff typically does a great job of making our patients feel welcome and comfortable. Nonetheless, no member of our staff is immune from having a bad day once in a while. With that said, we sincerely regret that your visit was impacted by one such bad day on the part of our staff member. We would also like to take this opportunity to provide information regarding our office policies and procedures. We switch our office phones to our answering service from 11:55 am to 1:00 pm - this is the time period that we close the office for lunch. Please note that we take lunch at the same time every day and for no longer than one hour, as is typical for most small businesses. The answering service can and does patch through all urgent and emergent calls. Regarding office visits for prescription refills - it is, indeed, our policy to have regular check-ups for patients who are taking prescription medications, especially for an extended period of time. As a general rule, patients are given between 1 and 5 refills at each visit. We do like to see these patients back every 3 to 6 months - the purpose of these check-ups is to make sure that the prescribed dosage is still appropriate for the patient, and to keep track of any new medical developments. Depending on the prescribed medication, the patient's ailment and condition, follow-up tests may or may not be required. This is not just our policy. It’s good medicine. Lastly, our door is always open to our patients, especially those who may have concerns about their care. Unfortunately, we are unable to identify you, as there is no name attached to this review. If you have any further questions or concerns, we invite you to contact our office at your convenience. We'd be glad to discuss solutions to any perceived problem. Whatever you decide, we wish you the best.
Submitted January 8, 2015
Just filling in boxes does not give a good description of the practice and how it has evolved. YEARS ago, I was happy with Dr. Sharma. I did have two misdiagnosis from a nurse practitioner and a relatives severely sick child was not treated appropriately by a nurse practitioner. Misdiagnosis often occur during a work up, but these were related to blatant lack of knowledge. My concerns were acknowledged and I was told she was over working and would cut back her hours. As Dr. Sharma was less and less available for medical appointments, without extreme future booking, nurse practitioners were often the only option. There was one I was pleased with though he moved. Dr. Sharma may have been in the building, as required by law when the nurse practitioners were practicing, but if in the midst of a breast augmentation, Botox and other profitable "beauty" procedures, just how available was he to confer with, when needed? His office manager of the medical portion has been extremely rude to me. One instance was due to her lack of knowledge in the difference in Medicare Advantage and Medigap. I have not found this at any other very varied practices. It was her way of handling the situation. I was going to be denied treatment, even though my plan had no restrictions on doctors it accepted. I pay extra for this. I had to call outside in the parking lot myself for confirmation my information was correct and was met with an additude, even worse than I had been given initially. As I could see the doctor's new interest was in the greater income elective beauty services provided, even though he was not a board certified plastic surgeon, it was time for me to find a practice that focused on internal medicine. I have had "plastic surgery" for assistance in decrease of back pain. It was reduction, more involved when done with best technique than augmentation. Even if it had have been augmentation, never would I have such a procedure without an anesthesiologist present or in an office setting. Although his are anesthesia free, sedation is used, as the family of a person almost 40 years old that died due to a fall when still groggy the next day. DISCLAIMER : I have not read autopsy report, just the facts given. He has a lot of positive feedback on his elective beauty procedures. Please take time to investigate information. https://www.abplsurg.org/ModDefault.aspx?section=SurgeonSearch&Print=1 American Board of Plastic Surgeons do not have him listed as a member. They have extensive requirements aimed at quality medicine, patient safety and optimal outcome. I encourage anyone thinking of elective "beauty/confidence boosting" related procedures to read their site. I had heard he added a doctor to his practice, it did not entice me back. I just received notification that as of January 31, 2015 he will no longer accept ANY insurance. No need to take on clients relying on insurance to cover health conditions, even if you are a general practitioner, when you have income from procedures insurances do not cover. Again, this is not meant to be negative because he has changed his career path, but advise those seeking procedures to use professionals who have put in the extra education and passed rigorous exams to become board certified. Sedation does not come without danger, it is my personal choice that I would not be sedated to the point where I could undergo breast augmentation, even if massive amounts of local anesthetic can be of assistance (I do not know) in an office facility.
Dr. Sanjeev Sharma's response
Thank you for your comments. We are sorry to read that you have become unhappy with the care you've received at our clinic. Please accept our apology if, in recent months, we have been unable to meet your expectations. We care a great deal about our patients, and it troubles us whenever we learn of potential problems experienced by our patients. We strive to provide the best possible care, and are successful in doing so in an overwhelming majority of the cases. With that said, we realize that we are not perfect, and may not always reach our goal. As you pointed out, we are in the process of transitioning our practice away from Family Medicine. We have made every effort to make sure that our Family Practice patients continue to receive the best possible care during this transition, and are providing referrals to trusted practitioners in the area. Nonetheless, we are worried by the issues brought forward in this review, and want to address your concerns. However, some of the information presented contradicts our experiences and the office policies that we have in place. For example, we are not aware of any Nurse Practitioner who was "overworked" and needed to "cut back her hours." Additionally, Dr. Sharma has always remained available to our Family Practice patients - appointments with Dr. Sharma have always been available within a few days of the booking. To our knowledge, no patient has ever had to endure "extreme future booking." We are also surprised by the comment about our alleged "lack of knowledge" of the difference between Medicare Advantage and Medigap - our office personnel is fully-versed on government-provided health coverage. Regardless, we would never want a patient to leave our practice with a bad impression/experience. We would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your concerns with you. However, as there is no name attached to this review, we are unable to identify you, or reach out to you. As such, we invite you to contact our office, so we can discuss the details of your care in full. We hope to hear from you soon. Whatever you decide, we wish you the best moving forward.
Submitted January 8, 2015
I went here because I needed a civil surgeon to fill out the forms for immigration medical tests. He charges you outrageous money. the people in the front desk are really rude. the doctor did not even see me and the nurse practioner was the one who did the forms for me. They screwed up my forms and the USCIS sent back my forms. these people are just money orieniented and doesnt even listen to you. gives you wrong advices and then wont take accountabily or responsibilty for their actions. I would never recommend anyone to go here to get your immigration forms.
Whent in for a consultation, met with juliana who is one of the nurses who was very helpful. Put $500 down and booked my surgery date 3 weeks later. 2 weeks before surgery met with dr. Sharma and nurse nancy and he was completely honest of what was best gor me. Had blood work and was low on iron, was told to take over the counter iron pills and instead i got an iron infussion & was good to go. Everything went well and i love my new boobs! 8-D. I recomend him to all my friends!
Only nurse practitioner is attending patients not the doctor. They are not listening the patients problem, however they are not confident to prescribe any medication. Also very rude. They just want to make money. I never suggest this doctor as he is not attending patients but still charge you for the visit.
I went to this doctor to consult for a breast augmentation. He did not even see me. The assistant did all the work, even measured me. He said the max. he would do was 280cc. I went to another doctors and they told me 350cc. Lukely, I did some research before paying him for the surgery and found out he is a FAMILY doctor. He is also being because a woman died after having a breast augmentation at his office. He does not have a special doctor to give anesthesia. He is the one who performs it. Do NOT go to him. He is not professional and does not what he is doing. It is better to pay more for someone who gives you confidence.
Dr. Sanjeev Sharma's Credentials
Accepting New Patients
- Med Coll, Guru Nanak Dev Univ, Amritsar, Punjab, India (Grad. 1987)
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Awards & Recognitions
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Insurance accepted by this Doctor
- BCBS Illinois
- Coventry Health Care