Ratings for Dr. Syed Ali
Dr. is a joke. Didn't listen initially wanted to send me to a different psychiatrist then listened. Was answering phone and texts during consultation. Then said I needed hospiatilization because of depression. Didn't agree and then called paramedics while waiting to leave with the police. Said I threatened to kill myself. All in all he wasn't listening and since I didn't think I needed long term hospital care and said no he did this. Went to the hospital and was released within 1 hour. What a joke
Dr. Syed Ali is very knowledgeable, helpful, and professional. Dr. Ali made me feel very comfortable in his office during my entire evaluation. Dr. Ali had even called me on two instances to personally talk with me. Doctor Ali is very busy and runs a little behind, but I recommend the wait is worthwhile.
His wife is my normal psychiatrist, but I have seen him a few times when she was unavailable. In the hospital, I never trusted that it was ME he was prescribing to because he constantly confused me with another patient; I was 20 and she was 11. When I had massively aversive side effects to geodon (wonky vision, massive panic attacks, inability to sleep, hallucinations), he refused to consider reducing it, wanting me to wait it out until I could see his wife (though he was perfectly happy to increase the dose for me on his own). He just gave me sleeping pills, since the lack of sleep was the most critical side effect.
Dr. Ali is a very nice man, but if you care at all about your time, find another doctor. Three appointments in a row, 10 to 20 minutes late every time. When I canceled my final appointment after waiting 15 minutes, he called me and suggested I find another doctor because I valued punctuality and that doesn't work with him. Like I said, very nice, but time is not his strong suit.
Dr. Syed Ali's Credentials
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- Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan (Grad. 1972)
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