Ratings for Dr. Maysan Abu-Hakima
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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