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Ratings for Dr. Kinan Hreib

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Most of the nurses there are pleasant and friendly. (Apart from one, who printed only 1 of 3 pages, and got angry when asked for the other 2 pages. It clearly says "page 1 of 3" at the top of the printout...) No treatment options were, and I was told to just wait for it heal. (I spoke to other doctors, and was given more information and advice. OTHER doctors have told me to get surgery if it doesn't get better in a month, otherwise the prognosis is bad. There are many options, such as triceps to axillary nerve transfer, sural nerve graft, muscle transplant, neurolysis). No timescale of recovery was given either, the doctor was just very hopeful. In the report, he is hopeful there was no stretching of the nerve. My own reading into research papers revealed those with my symptoms (and lack of other symptoms) indicates it is most likely a nerve stretch injury. It seemed like he lacked understanding of the shoulder joint. I had palsy of the axillary nerve, and because i could bring my arm up to the side, he said my nerve injury was healing. 4 months in, and I still can't fire the deltoid muscle at all. The axillary nerve is responsible for 50% of the torque in the shoulder. It is also crucial for shoulder joint stability, and is crucial for bringing your arm behind you. ALL of this easily available online, and he was ignorant to all of it. I learn lots when I visit most doctors. Unfortunately when I visited him, he only regurgitated textbook nerve cross section information. At Mount Auburn Hospital (unrelated to Dr Hreib, as it was done by Dr Li), the needle EMG tests were done inconsistently. This made the second one needle EMG to show improvement. I told the doctor performing the needle EMG we could try move my arm in a certain way, and this showed improvement on their screen. They didn't state in the report that this was only done in a way which wasn't performed in the first EMG. The NCS (nerve conduction study) was also done in an unrelated region of my arm, not even the shoulder. Because the EMG 'showed improvement' (be it very very minimal, and no functional improvement at all), he decided to let me continue waiting indefinitely. Again, many research papers have discovered that If I wait too long, I could be stuck with the injury forever. I've written all of this because I am very disappointed by the level of care and thought he has put into seeing me as a patient. As a doctor, you can't know everything, but you do have to stay in the loop, read related papers and care for your patients.

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flag | Submitted December 26, 2017

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The best doctor. the person who wrote a negative comment on this site is wrong, go meet the doctor and find out for yourself

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flag | Submitted May 11, 2013

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My biggest problems with him are arrogance, incompetence and flat out lying to me. I would never, ever see him again and would encourage anyone to avoid getting involved.

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flag | Submitted March 15, 2013

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Languages

  • Armenian

Education

  • Boston University School Of Medicine (Grad. 1991)

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