Ratings for Dr. Monther H. Al-Halawani
I saw this doctor for several years at 6 month intervals, was told different diagnosis at each visit from pituitary tumor, Cushings syndrome, dermoid tumor, each time no treatment necessary let's redo test in 6 months consisting of MRI s bloodwork and ultrasounds. After 4 years of confusing and conflicting diagnosis from this doctor I finally wised up and got a second opinion. No previous findings of Halawani could be confirmed and could not retrieve any records from his office. Simply diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in a 6 week time frame. Can't believe I waisted so much time, shed so many tears of frustration, and always waited over an hour with an appointment.
I was referred to this Doctor by my primary physician. During our consultation he cut me off mid-sentence to speak into his computer and formulate his own opinion. He contradicted not only my primary physician but two other big name physician’s in the area that have been in their respective medical fields for the same amount of time that he has been in Endocrinology. He said they did not know what they were doing. Very disappointed that someone with his higher education would be so disrespectful to his medical peers and very disrespectful to me and my medical condition. I told after him after I was rudely interrupted after approximately ten times of trying to explain my medical history that our consultation was over and I fired him. This is a Doctor that I would not recommend.
I have been to this doctor 3 times now. Every time I leave I feel as if I'm crazy. I start to second guess everything that I'm dealing with. What's funny is my primary doctor believes me. Everything symptom I have, he says contributes to the thyroid. I started having anxiety attacks and panic attacks. Which have been horrible. I told this to Dr. Halawani and he said I just have a disease in my head and I need to see a phychiatrist. Also, I had the other usual symptoms and he started me out on 50 mg and after 5 weeks all the Symptoms came back. So I did the blood work. Went back thinking he would raise my meds. Nope. My blood work was in range, so he told me I have something else wrong with me. No I don't think so. I think I know my body better than anyone else. He just won't listen to you. I even tried talking to him from different angles, nope. Nothing. If you want to try this office by all means, but after this last appointment I'm done with him.
I was diagnosed hypothyroid at 11 years old. Dr. Al-Halawani is the worst endocrinologist I've dealt with thus far. I hate to admit that I read the reviews about him online before I went to him - half spoke highly of him, and the other half complained that he "thinks he's God" and doesn't listen. Since I get along with everyone and have never had an issue with a doctor, I proceeded to make an appointment with him because I lived across the street. This was a major mistake. He is a very prideful individual, who truly doesn't listen. He expects praise if you start to feel better. I went to him for anxiety/panic attacks in December, and loose stool soon after. He sent me to other specialists, claiming it wasn't my thyroid. Three months ago he lowered my dose from 100 to 88. I went in for a follow-up and he asked about the anxiety, claiming taking too much medication can cause the problems I've been having... the best part was when he told me that I needed to give credit where it's due. When I didn't he decided to terminate me. I told him he doesn't listen to me, yet he still proceeded to talk over me. He then raised my dose back to 100 and only gave me a 3 month supply (only to make me worse and go through the hassle of finding a new doctor sooner). Don't make the same mistake I did... save your time, find someone who will listen.
Dr. Monther H. Al-Halawani's Credentials
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- University Of Nebraska College Of Medicine (Grad. 1995)
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