Ratings for Dr. Zijad Sabovic
As many who have left reviews here, I owe my life to Dr. Sabovic and will be forever grateful to him for his patience and dedication to my complicated case of Lyme, co-infections and secondary infections. Dr. Sabovic is extremely knowledgeable, has TONS of experience with Lyme disease and co-infections (and all things medical, really), has a general "systemic" approach to treatment and leaves no stone unturned. Not only did he "cure" me (I've been in remission for 5 years now) after a lifetime of suffering and two years of h*** going from doctor to doctor with a list of 50+ symptoms and no answer, but he's responsible for diagnosing (through testing) other conditions that other doctors had dismissed off hand without testing. He never spent less than an hour with me, listening, taking note, testing, discussing treatment options, etc. When my son (born with LD) started exhibiting symptoms (which his pediatrician dismissed), he's the one who treated him and got his Lyme count to zero in under a year. Over the years, he and his staff have been nothing but friendly and patient. So if you're part of the lucky ones that get better after two weeks of antibiotics, good for you. But if, like me, you were infected as a child, or see your health going down while doctor after doctor tell you it's all in your head, don't hesitate to make an appointment. It will change your life.
After a year of misdiagnosis and treatments from several dermatologist in Norwalk and Westport I took my daughter to an internist, infectious disease, rheumatologist, immunologist and gen GP Drs all coming up with either I don't know or I think it might be or try this and let me know what it ends up to be comments. After our first visit to Dr Sabovic we sat in the car looked at each other , let out a deep breathe and smiled ... finally someone who asked her the questions and went in the right direction after hearing her history. It's a shame so many suffer from vector borne diseases and parasitic infections due to the poor training or close minds of many ( almost all I've met ) US trained physicians. I have been able to help others I've met with unexplained symptoms with referrals to Dr Sabovic knowing he will uncover the mystery and finally help save their lives. He truly does know more than most Drs in many fields and knows how to treat them with the right medications, diet, oils and naturapathic txs... it's so much more than physical pain and illness that needs to be treated and it is a process to heal from an illness that has grown for so long without being treated correctly . He is a 5 star Dr and I have many years of ICU nursing in the best hospitals in our country ...
So, my sister has been sick for 6 months, and had been diagnosed with a severe case of Lyme disease about 3 months ago by Dr. Sabovic. He only accepts ca$h seeing that he's a specialist, and that Lyme is not recognized by the CDC. $3000.00 later and no better, and on every medication that could be prescribed, my sister found herself admitted to Yale New Haven Hospital, 3 days ago, where a dermatologist took a biopsy, from her cheek, and tested for Rosacea, and Lyme, not to mention some other diseases. All tests came back NEGATIVE for Lyme. My sister, and the Hospital staff tried to contact Dr. Sabovic to get her test results. 5 phone messages later, and no response. If you're looking to burn $$$ go to this guy. But if you're looking for answers, find someone else. He also diagnosed her with some other wacky stuff, and she changed her diet, and took extremely good care of herself. She was in such pain, she has been bed ridden for the last 4 months, couldn't work, couldn't sleep, and was miserable! This is NOT how to treat a patient. Regardless of their income, and or nationality. This is one of the worst false diagnoses I've ever heard of, and it makes me sad to think how many others under his care have been treated similarly
Dr. Zijad Sabovic begin saving my life three years ago. Within a year of graduating college, I began getting very sick. After seeing various doctors in two different states, I was finally diagnosed with Lyme Disease and was seen by several doctors who told me "you need serious treatment and I'm uncomfortable with treating this disease", "this [Lyme Disease] is not my area", "you should go back to Connecticut", "I highly doubt you have Lyme Disease". My health deteriorated quickly following my diagnosis and I had to quit my full time job because I was bedridden. I was finally referred to Dr. Sabovic. Dr. Sabovic is attentive, caring and very knowledgeable about this terrible illness. I facilitate a Lyme Disease support group in Meriden and I often share my story and how I have been able to reclaim more and more of my health since I started seeing Dr. Sabovic. His experience in treating LD has saved my life and I am so grateful to have a doctor that actually cares about the well being of his patients.
I have been a patient of Dr. Sabovic's for 15 years. Dr. Sabovic is Board Certified by the American Academy of Family Medicine and he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Medicine. The Degree of Fellow recognizes AAFP members who have distinguished themselves among their colleagues, as well as in their communities, by their service to family medicine, by their advancement of health care to the American people and by their professional development through medical education and research. Fellows of the AAFP are recognized as Champions of Family Medicine. Dr. Sabovic gives patients his cell phone number and his patients can call him 24/7. None of my other doctors do this. Dr. Sabovic diagnosed me with Lyme Disease and gave me appropriate antibiotics so that I did not continue to suffer from yearly bouts of pneumonia. He diagnosed me with MGUS, a precursor to multiple myeloma, which none of my other doctors had noticed. He helped choose and coordinate my care with other doctors for 2 surgeries that I needed. He treats patients using a combination of allopathic (traditional) and alternative medicine. Dr. Sabovic also helped me coordinate care for my father when he needed heart surgery. My father was not his patient, but I asked Dr. Sabovic for his help because I was overwhelmed in trying to make decisions and he came to my aid. Dr. Sabovic is a kind and caring physician and delivers what is basically concierge medicine.
Dr. Sabovic literally saved my life! I was misdiagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and put on some serious meds for about 8 months. I could barley walk and was so fatigued that after work I went straight to bed everyday. I missed playing with my children and socializing with friends. After seeing Dr. Sabovic, he determined I had Lyme disease. He was able to get me off those meds slowly, while treating the Lyme effectively. He gave me my life back and I will be eternally grateful! I find him to be caring, compassionate, honest, and always available. I have called him late at night and on the weekends occasionally and he ALWAYS gets back to me. I have sent several family members to see him and they are all thrilled with his care.
I must say I was very impressed with Dr Sabovic's staff and with Dr himself. This was my first appointment with him regarding my Lyme Disease. He spent 1.5 hrs with me and was amazing. I am a review reader and must say one of the reviews I read was so unjustified. He greeted me himself, as I arrived before his very kind, helpful staff. Hopefully, I am on the road to recovery with this diagnosis and the prescribed medications and the healthy supplements he has suggested I take. I am very knowledgeable when it comes to natural healing and not once did I pick up on any lack of knowledge on his part regarding alternative medicine. Wants to work with both avenues to heed healing. His accent, which the rating stated was heavy, was there but there wasn't a word that wasn't as clear as a bell. I realize this was my first visit and I will write another review in a couple months when I return to him for a follow up. Much will happen during that period of time, I will honestly write another review. I don't believe I will see any of the accusations seen by the person who wrote the review on Feb, 2015. Hoping he does care as much as he presented because I am putting my disease into his hands and doing it with confidence.
I was very ill with Lyme disease and went to Sabovic for several years. He is truly a terrible physician with a serious ego disorder. His heavy accent and "language barrier issues" are just a cover for his unwillingness to communicate effectively. He's really kind of an a**hole. He is not motivated to be truly kind, as his patients willingly settle. His employee, Ermina, the woman who answers his office phones, lies, overcharges and does not relay messages. Worst of all is her blatant, appalling lack of giving a shit, and her readily-admitted primary interest in money, money, money (The bottom line with Sabovic's office). Don't let Sabovic's acting ability fool you --he has no empathy. He got me addicted to Dexedrine, too. Then he suddenly stopped prescribing it, making me EXTREMELY ill. He's nothing short of a psychopath who charges $250. a visit. If you ask him any questions, he wont listen, wont respond, wont care! Save your money, save yourself a lot of time and aggravation, go to ANYONE ELSE. ANYONE. Oh, and Sabovic is listed as a "thyroid expert", which is also a bunch of horseshit. When he prescribes the wrong medications and dosages, he often later flies into a rage and blames the patient. He usually writes down misspellings of supplements he 'prescribes', without providing any information on how to take it, what it is, or any information whatsoever. The last one he told me to take had been pulled from the market for over two years. Another one, which Id been taking for two (2) years, wasn't effective because it was the wrong form. Appalling. And totally unnecessary. Sabovic never, not once, followed up on my care. I was so desperate, I continued to see him...especially when he kept telling me how "impossible" it was for me to find care elsewhere. (?) As far as other reviewers gushing about how "amazing" it is that Sabovic answered their call... Really? .Raise the expectation bar and fully EXPECT your health care professional to answer their cell phone --its their job. I wish people would stop supporting jerks like this.
Not only did he get my disability aproved he made me feel almost normal again. This guy is amazing. He is extremely busy even still managed to pick up my call to his cell phone on a sunday afternoon!!! No doc ive ever seen had a office and cell number listed.
I am not the patient here but my husband has been for three years. He went there originally to treat his lyme disease condition and antibiotics were prescribed which is ok. Not long after my husband complained that he was tired and suggested to Dr. Sabovic to prescribe him Dexedrine (Amphetamines). Amazingly the doctor did. Not only my husband got addicted to this, he started taking more than prescribed and he stopped taking the antibiotics. Dr. Sabovic failed to follow up on him and completely oversaw my husband's new liking to these kind of medicines. We are here three years later and my husband told the dr he wanted to stop the Dexedrine and what do you guess he prescribed him with Adderall (amphetamine salts), medication also prescribed to people with ADHD and Narcolepsy and also highly addictive. Not only one week later my husband started taking more than prescribed. I called the doctor to make him aware that he has a substance abuse problem that he has failed to see and the lady at the front desk said she will forward the message to call me back. 5 days later the doctor hasn't called back so I decide to give them back a call. The same lady answers me and says he hasn't have time to get back to me. I tell her that when I say someone is abusing the prescription you gave them I consider it an emergency. Again a day later and this "compassionate" doctor hasn't called back. I know there is the HIPAA but I don't need him to disclose anything from my husband I just want him to be aware of the substance abuse so he stops prescribing him this. In the meantime this man has turned a lyme disease patient into a drug addict.
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