Ratings for Dr. Aquaeno Ekanem
Best doctor I have seen in my entire life. I have had to live with hereditary chronic pain since childhood but I do not want to take pain medication just to mask my problems, and Dr. Ekanem isn't the type to just throw a prescription in your face and send you on your way- he will listen to details of what you are experiencing and then figure out the appropriate treatment plan and if needed referral to specialists to further help with the root of the problems! Unlike SO many other doctors and medical professionals, Dr. Ekanem listens, hears and believes in what you are explaining you may be dealing with. But he's also NOT stupid, he knows if patients are there just to fuel their own addiction to medication and will refuse to give to those people as he only wants what's best for his patients!! Wonderful doctor, wonderful man, very intelligent and knowledgeable and I appreciate all that he has done so far to assist in my long journey of dealing with chronic pain (anyone who has chronic pain can relate). I'm sure most of these negative comments/ratings of him are because he wasn't willing to give the people narcotics or dangerous medication.
Saw Dr Ekanem over the course of 3 years. Referrals were made but rarely materialized. Perhaps a miscommunication between doctor and staff or just incompetence of the staff. Incorrect diagnosis made on more than one occasion. Support staff do not return phone calls when promised and seem to be more interested in the adjacent pharmacy than in the clients/patients. New doctor has done more for me in one month than his office did in 3 years. I do like the man personally just not professionally and the staff not at all.
He argued with me in the waiting area and said the pain was all in my head wrote untrue acusstions on record had an appointment for pain dr he brought in staff didnt call to comfirm appointment that they i cacelled that appointment i didnt clinic is unsanitary mop floors pour water in sink in exam rooms dont rinse out so sand and dirt in sink well seeing patients dust all over were the blood pressure cup and lights for looking in throat and ears doesnt like it when when you confront him never on time clinic opens 15 to 20 minutes late because staff and dr late never looks or examains you this dr is an idiot
Dr Ekanem is one of the best doctors I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He explains in detail what the issue is and what he's prescribing. The staff are always open to work with you and what you may need. I really can't understand why anybody would ever give him negative reviews. He's personable, professional and very knowledgeable. He's always sharing his wisdom; both medical and life lessons. He makes you feel like family and he's truly appreciated in the community!
I chose Dr Ekanem because the clinic he works in is close to where I live. This was a bad choice, and I have recently switched to another doctor, in another clinic, who is much more caring and compassionate. When I would go for appointments with Dr Ekanem, the desk staff would hardly ever look at me. Worse was that I waited for unacceptably long times there to see him. He would come in and slouch over, and grunt at me, hardly ever speaking a full sentence. Sometimes he was yawning when I was telling him things about myself. Once, he got annoyed with me and raised his voice gruffly at me. Another time he said to me "You worry too much!" This is something a doctor should never say to a patient. The reason I was there in the first place was because I WAS concerned about some aspects of my health! A couple of times he prescribed medications that my pharmacist said were not helping me, and may be causing side effects. The last straw was when I had not heard from his office about the results of an ultrasound and x-ray. The office staff said that the office procedure is not to call the patient if all results look normal. I went ahead and booked an appointment anyway, to discuss my test results with him. That was when he said that the x-ray did come back showing something abnormal. And I never even got a call about that at all! I really cannot give this doctor a good recommendation.
He's lucky I haven't sued for neglect and sexism. Only saw him once for a pap, I explained I felt a lump on my cervix and he kept telling me I'm wrong because I can't feel that. He argued with me and tried comparing my fingers with their pap gadget. The nurse was also uncomfortable with his opinion. He also told me he was run out of the town of Gibbons because no one liked him there either. Horrible man, doesn't know dick all, should have his license taken away.
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