Ratings for Dr. Raj S. Ahluwalia
Just called to schedule my first appt and was rudely told they are seeing patients now so I will need to call back after 2:00. So you can't schedule an appt while the dr is seeing patients?!!! Are you kidding me? Horrible! Calling my dr who referred me to ask for another ortho.
After one month of waiting to be seen by this Dr. (with a torn labrum in right hip) I finally get into the office to be seen, thinking that my pain would be over with soon enough and I would be able to schedule my surgery(which had been confirmed by 2 other dr's) so, I finish my paperwork and hand the receptionist copies of my MRI films along w report, she then asks me for my X-rays which were never done. I explain to her that the MRI clearly shows and explains my diagnosis and I was told by several ortho's that an X-ray would be worthless so they were never ordered. She the says, well the dr won't see you without copies of X-ray film. I explained that I've been dealing w this for 4 months now and waited a month to see this dr and that an X-ray will show nothing because I have a torn labrum . She said, " even though the X-ray isn't helpful he still needs it" ??? No consultation she said u can call us when u have X-ray done. Worst Dr. and staff ever!. I left in tears.
I will say that he might not be the most outspoken man but he knows his stuff really well. Anytime I had a question I would give him a phone call on his cell and he would help me out. I must have called him 5 times. He even made room for me for an emergency visit which didn't end up being to serious. Very helpful and knowledgable
True, its hard for the doctor to smile or have great conversations, on the flip side, he's an excellent surgeon, my mother's knee has recovered remarkably well. my dauther's was later operated on by him, still recovering. I would highly recommend his services. his office personnel has been quite courteous and friendly. most of the doctors visits, these days, there is a wait.
He's young, but he's not friendly at all, but his assistant makes up for it. I've seen him several times and he has never cracked a smile BUT he's very thourough. You have to prod him to get him to talk. He doesn't ask questions, you have to ask him, his answers are short and to the point. BUT all that aside, I'M BACK TO NORMAL 100% BECAUSE OF HIM!!! I have friends with the same sports injury who have not fully recovered like I have. So I'm really grateful for that. (I don't think he's arrogant, he's very book smart and so I think he must have been consumed with books and never learned to relate fully to people.) Again, he's a wonderful surgeon so I'd rather have him be consumed in the art and not so much on the funny side of things if it means I'm be able to eat dirt on the field again. Another sports injury and I'll be back at his door no question about it!!! I like living life to the fullest and his skill lets me do just that. I can go to the comedy Store for funny.
Dr. Raj S. Ahluwalia's Credentials
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- Temple University School Of Medicine (Grad. 2000)
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