Ratings for Dr. Afsaneh Alavi
I was referrered to dr Alavi by my family doctor and I had a horrible experience. Her staff is kind and punctual but Dr Alavi herself is not helpful and the most uncaring doctor I have ever seen. I went to her for my acne and she kept whispering to her student (which I found rude because I was sitting right there) and the entire time it was her student diagnosing me. Why am I seeing your student when I waited 2 months for an appointment with the doctor herself? Anyways, she instantly prescribes accutane and birth control without explaining anything to me. She also avoided other issues with my skin that I had brought up and didn't care to look at them. She gave me antibiotics that have been making me horribly sick and I have stopped taking them. Overall horrible experience.
Staff at the office, (specifically Patrice) is apathetic enough to make sure that we NEVER return to this office. My husband was referred to this clinic in Jan 2016 for sun spots. During the initial appointment in 2016 Dr Alavi was wonderful, thorough and told us everything looked ok but told us to call for another appointment if anything changed at all. The spots had changed significantly in the past few weeks and at the advice at Dr Alavi we called the office to book an appointment. Patrice refused to book an appointment because his referral letter was 2 weeks past the one year mark. I have been to many wonderful specialist offices and some I have even called after two years of my initial referral and they have happily seen myself or a family member without question. She offered no empathy towards the situation, or even a solution; she just kept citing that you require a new referral letter after 1 year. So here we sit with a changing sunspot, and have to wait 2 weeks to see the regular GP, then we will be caught up in the referral process for a few more weeks. I’m sure if we wanted Botox or fillers the doctor could see us this week, but if you have a changing sunspot you have to wait. Where is the sense is this? Aren’t Doctors supposed to help people?
The worst experience with a specialist to date. She didn't even pay attention to the questions she asked herself! Like, "when did your symptoms start?". That question was repeated by her a total of three times. When it was asked the third time, I almost thought she was joking... but it's true folks. She didn't even care to listen to her patient, let alone treat them of their ailments. To top it off, she saw me nearly an hour after my scheduled appointment. What an upsetting experience; that has left me with a prescription (from her) with a great level of uncertainty around how well it could actually treat my ailments.
i am very glad that i chose dr. alavi as my family dermotologist. my husband and i and even my grown up children are going to her. her extensive konwlege and expertise regarding all skin dieases are phonomenal. mrs. mahdavi and mr.abessi, patients patients of dr.afsaneh alavi
Our family doctor offered dr. Alavi for a long-term problem in my wife foot nail. She diagnosed the issue and hands on very fast. All the removing the infected nail took about 5 mins. and now my wife feels much better. Thanks to her knowledge and courage.
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