Ratings for Dr. Tamara Z. Maher
Was so excited to turn 65 and finally have health insurance My first encounter with a doctor, in so many years, because I was unable to afford health insurance The first couple visits were unremarkable The next, Dr. Maher was curt, abrupt . I just chalked it up to a bad day We all have them I continued to make appointments , not sure what I was going to get The nice Dr. Maher or the rude, abrupt one The last appointment, was extremely disturbing, upsetting, she was condescending, rude, abrupt Will not going into the gruesome details But I left in tears Never to return And I feel badly now Reliving it Thinking did I cause it I just signed up with another physician But feel totally drained from this experience
What a means doctor. She complain about my questions to her about my symptoms concerns. She said to her worker that she spent so much time with me, I heard it, I feel terrible and disapointed to choose her as my doctor. How much she spent with me not even 10 minutes, that much? Just to walk in, why u coming today? I answered my symptoms and concern. All she say everything just fine. If everything is fine, I would not take time and money to visit her and to take the clab word from her. Terrible doctor! Complicate parking, need to pay for parking count by hours, imagine the wait, and she see me only 5 minutes, she said spent so much time with me. I will never go back to this doctor again.
For every good thing that has happened with her there have been 4 negatives. There have been multiple times where I would call and leave a message and never receive a call back. The final straw is that I got sick with bronchitis/pneumonia last week. I called to ask for something for my cough as I couldn't sleep. They never called back, the next day I called again and they called something in for me. When I got the medicine it was listed as an antihistamine and it absolutely did not work. I called the next day (now Friday) to tell them that it didn't work and ask for something else. I was told it takes 48 hrs to work and to give it time. I told them that 48 hours is a long time to not sleep and they didn't say anything but told me to call back MONDAY if it didn't work. So it's Monday, and I call back and say I need something, I am not doing good. I am told the doctor wishes to see me, but can't until Wednesday and they won't be calling in anything in the meantime.
My wait time was about 30 mins. not too bad, but not pleasant.The Dr. was unfriendly, didn't smile once, and I actually got the feeling that she disliked me.She was unknowledgeable about a vitamin that I take and even mildly argued with me about the known and stated health benefits of the vitamin.The reception staff never got back to me with a question that I had.It's nearly impossible to get the office on the phone due to their daily 2-2 1/2 hr. lunches, and unhelpful answering service.
She is very easy to talk to and she takes the time needed to answer questions. She follows up on her advice and makes sure I understand her instructions. She seems to care very much how I am doing and helps to keep my medicine costs affordable. I've been to many doctors across the country and she is one of the better doctors I've found. I am very grateful to her for overseeing my healthcare.
Dr. Maher is a superb physician. She listens, asks questions, treats carefully and with compassion. She doesn't minimize my concerns but doesn't make a small thing into a majaor production, either. She has treated me for a couple years and I have confidence in her diagnostic capabilities and knowledge of treatment protocols. I have worked in the healthcare field and know a good doctor when I see one -- and she is an excellent doctor.
I switched to Dr. Maher after not receiving adequate "cancer" care from my former doctor. Dr. Maher was very attentive to my needs/concerns and got things rolling for me immediately and even called me at home to see how I was doing which alot of doctors don't seem to do anymore.
What a rude woman! I went in for back problems and her response to my issue was "So what do you want pills or time off work?". I told her I wanted help for my back and she just wrote me a prescription for Vicodin. I wanted help with fixing my back, not just pain pills. I changed my PCP that day and have been working on getting my back fixed with a real doctor. Maybe someone should tell her practicing medicine is more than just passing out pain pills.
Dr. Tamara Z. Maher's Credentials
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- Western U Hlt Sci Col Osteo Med Of The Pacific, Pomona Ca 91766 (Grad. 1990)
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