Ratings for Dr. Cara L. Jakob
I was a patient of Dr Jakob until very recently. I will say she takes time with her patients (sometimes as much as an hour or more). My big problem is she is very fast to diagnose, often incorrectly. She put my wife on a Gluten-free diet for no reason (turned out she had an infection) and she put me on a diabetic med that it turns out causes an increased risk in heart attack and is considered an 'old school' approach used by Drs who are not up on the new treatments. Lastly, Dr Jakob is OBSESSED with antidepressants. At one point she put everyone in my family on them. Am I depressed? NO. She put me on them because they 'helped with sleep' because I failed a sleep study (my O2 levels fall to unsafe ranges). Overall she is nice, spends time with you, but her ideas and methods seem outdated and she seems to have a 'one size fits all' mentality towards treatments. She also tries to sell vitamins and skincare products in her office which I find to be a conflict of interest.
We have had Dr. Jakob for 4-5 years now. She has seen our family through cancer, weight-loss and various other illnesses. She has been wonderful, personal and very informative. I have always felt that she has had my family's best interest at heart. She is a great doctor and I have recommended her to many that have the same opinion. Thank you Dr. Jakob.
Dr. Cara L. Jakob's Credentials
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- Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102 (Grad. 1996)
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