She was the first Doctor to recognize my wife's condition as being CREST and turning to full blown scleroderma at which point she referred her to a top PAH specialist which in turn gave my wife another 15 yrs, so I have nothing but praise for this Doctor
I had really high hopes when I went to see her as I felt like after many years of chronic pain, I would get some answers. However, she did not take the time to listen, screened me out on pre-existing conditions and did not do what she had been asked to do by the referring doctor. It was a complete waste of time and did more harm then good!
Dr. Abu-Hakima is one of the worst doctor's I have ever experienced. She misdiagnosed my gout. When asked to send my medical records to another doctor she refused to send them because I was short 20 cents on my file transfer payment to her... literally... you can't make this stuff up. She was demeaning and criticized other doctors I have had in the past. She had me do expensive treatments that were unnecessary - many had to be repeated because she would not forward my medical records to my new doctor. I would not recommend anyone go to her.
Dr. Abu-Hakima was a lucky find for me. She has a gentle, caring touch and has helped me with my health issues. I'm certainly glad to be in her care and have told others about her. She's a very busy doctor who also shares her wisdom with young resident doctors through job-shadowing and teaching.
I was a patient from 1996 to March 2005. During that time, Dr. A-H was a great doctor! At my last appt. perhaps we were both having a bad day but she wrote a rather inflammatory letter back to my family doctor that left us both wondering at her lack of professional judgement. I am now waiting to be referred to another rheumatologist. Dr. A-H jumped to conclusions and made several assumptions without taking the time to listen or talk with me. Although this was uncharacteristic of her, she now refuses to see me.
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A new 4.8-star rating has been posted. "She was the first Doctor to recognize my wife's condition as being CREST and turning to full blown scleroderma at which point she referred her to a top PAH s..."October 9, 2015
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