Ratings for Dr. Syed Amanullah
Not happy with my contact. Difficulty in understanding and communicating. Long waits for three office visits, and over 3 hours for my colonoscopy. Suspect he is heavily overbooked. Could not tell me for certain what my problem was, after the colonoscopy. Did not take photos for future comparisons. Wanted to start me off with a major drug - I refused. I think he is knowledgable and thorough, but he was not the right Dr for me.
Worst doctor I have ever seen. Told me my problems would be solved if I went on vacation. Constantly asked me if I was still with my boyfrieng during every visit. 1st visit he wouldnt even assess me without being tested for celiac. Which I was tested two month prior. After my first colonoscopy he didn't even bother to call me or try and discuss the results. Couple years later was referred to him again. Also obsessed with the face my boyfriend should take me on vacation. He wasnt even the doctor who performed my 2nd colonoscopy. His clinic booked colonoscopies 15 minutes apart, the hospital staff says they need to be booked 45 minutes apart. My test was 5 hours late which is super inconvenient when I dont live in red deer. A simple call to reschedule would have been great. I would never ever recommend this guy to anyone.
Before my colonoscopy even started, I felt Dr. Syed diagnosed my 4 months of problems due to using ibuprofen a few times a month and artificial sweetener in tea a couple times a week (maybe). Neither of those would cause chronic diarrhea and stomach pains. I left this appointment feeling very frustrated and now have to wait 6 weeks for a followup appointment.
I first saw Dr. Syed in Emergency and he was very wonderful in explaining things to me and stopping every so often to ask if I had any questions. Two days later when I had my endoscopy again he was very pleasant and again made sure I understood everything and asked if I had any questions before the procedure began. I had absolutely complete faith in him for everything and still do going into the future.
He was quite late getting to the office, the first patient left as she was tired of waiting - the second patient waiting asked the receptionist to maybe check with the doctor to see when he might be coming in. She was very polite, I felt bad for her having to make excuses - sounded like it wasn't uncommon for her to be put in that position. He did finally show up, my appointment was short and to the point - scheduled for gastroscopy and biopsy for celiac diagnosis. When I had the procedure I was under the assumption I would be sedated ahead of time, imagine how shocked I was when they started inserting the scope while I was fully conscious - one nurse held my arms while I panicked and started crying and gagging. At some point during the procedure I was given an "amnesia" type drug, which apparently is quite common. Please make sure you ask questions about sedation prior to your procedure! I won't be having another one by this doctor again.
He has always been very knowledgeable, gentle, kind and trying to get to the cause of my abdominal pain. I have had him for several colonoscopies and he has been very professional and willing to take the time for discussing the problem. Highly recommended! (I think Syed and Farruk are both his names).
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