Ratings for Dr. Ananda Walaliyadda
Has not done anything worth the money he's extorted from insurance. I think he needs a medical board review. I had to go to an urgent care to get my problem actually taken care of. I asked for a few days worth of pain meds due to the extremely painful condition I had, he said he doesn't have a license to do that. WHAT??? His English is difficult for me to understand but I'm pretty sure he mentioned something about losing his license while trying to clarify what he meant. He made it worse. I like the staff, except the PA never got my notes even close to what I experienced.
This doctor was able to diagnose a rare form a scleroderma-- scleroderma sine scleroderma- when other doctors missed it and told me I had fibromyalgia. Dr W sent me to Salt Lake to see a scleroderma specialist at University of Utah. I had no problems with his office and he was prompt at referring me when he made the diagnosis.
Been seeing this doctor for 3 yrs. Each visit waste at least 15 minutes filling out paperwork on how and what level my pain is and where, what prescriptions need refills, and when my blood work was last done only to have it overlooked, told the tests done at the local clinic "weren't received" and have to have done again in their office for twice the amount. It takes days for refills and no one returns phone calls. The doctor is very rarely seen. It is the PA that is seen the majority of the time. The lack of doctors in this specialty has given rise to people being taken advantage of and receiving sub par care.
Prescriptions are never correct, lab orders get lost, dosage information from the nurses was incorrect, and gave me dangerous incorrect advice on flu vaccines. When I asked why standard ACR practices weren't followed I got told "we don't do that," but those practices were implemented my next visit. I guess he depends on me to read the journals for him.
Dr. Walaliyadda does not listen. He was not familiar with any of my symptoms. He didn't even seem to care about any of the symptoms I am having besides joint pain. Joint pain is the least of my worries. Instead of admitting that he was in over his head he ordered just about every test under the sun and when nothing came back positive besides the blood tests he diagnosed me with hypermobility and told me that my 2 blood tests were false positive. Really? That has nothing to do with any of the symptoms I am having. Do not waste your time or money on this doctor especially if you have a rare disease like scleroderma or MCTD.
I was referred to him in Feb. 2005 with Ankylosing Spondylitis as I tested for the HLA B27 test. He said I didn't have it, and said I had RA instead. After another doctor ordered a CAT scan, he then diagnosed me with AS in 2013. It just showed up in my medical records in his office as the CAT scan results were sent to him. He has great nurses, but his office is horrible getting refills done at a reasonable time frame. Tried everything to control the pain in my back, but nothing helped. Now, he will not prescribe any meds for pain as I told him his office messed up and called in 2 prescriptions for 120 hydrocodone twice in one month! I did NOT fill it as I didn't want any of his staff to get in trouble. He has 4 or 5 offices around, but is only open Mon-Thurs. So close to malpractice! On my first visit he described me as "pleasant", but one of the last one was "obese and rude". He never wrote down what I was trying to explain to him & make it part of my medical record.
Dr. W. misdiagnosed me & put me on RA meds for 5 YEARS. RA meds have severe side effects. They denied that they had prescribed Humira for me after I had been taking it for 6 months--Terrible record keeping. Rarely get to see the doctor-usually a PA or nurse. Went to another doc who says I have no evidence of RA, put me on meds for osteo & I feel MUCH better within 2 months. When I told him I was getting a 2nd opinion he said he knew he was right.
Dr. Ananda Walaliyadda's Credentials
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- Inst Sup De Cien Med De La Habana, La Habana, Cuba (Grad. 1986)
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