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Shema Riaz Ahmad, MD
Endocrinology
Accepts New Patients
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Serving all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research.

LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenChildren (ages 3-11), Adolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics, Children (ages 3-11), Adolescents (ages 12-18), Adults, Geriatrics
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna-Aetna Signature Administrators
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Aetna-Choice POS II
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Aetna-Elect Choice
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Aetna-Health Network Only
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Aetna-Health Network Option
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Aetna-HMO
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Aetna-Managed Choice
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Aetna-Open Access Elect Choice
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Aetna-Open Access HMO
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Aetna-Open Access Managed Choice
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Aetna-Open Access Select
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Aetna-Open Choice PPO
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Aetna-QPOS
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Aetna-Select SM
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Aetna-US Access
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Blue Cross Blue Shield-Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield-Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield-Blue Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield-Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield-Blue Choice Plus
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Blue Cross Blue Shield-Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield-Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield-Blue Essentials Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield-Blue Premier
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Blue Cross Blue Shield-Blue Premier Open Access HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield-Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield-Indemnity
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Blue Cross Blue Shield-Medicare Advantage
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Blue Cross Blue Shield-Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield-Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Blue Cross Blue Shield-ParPlan
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Blue Cross Blue Shield-STAR Kids
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Blue Cross Blue Shield-Traditional
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Cigna-CAC Plan
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Cigna-Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna-EPO
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Cigna-Flexcare
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Cigna-HMO
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Cigna-HMO Open Access
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Cigna-HMO/POS
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Cigna-LocalPlus
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Cigna-LocalPlusIN
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Cigna-Network
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Cigna-Network Open Access
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Cigna-Network POS
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Cigna-Open Access Plus
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Cigna-POS
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Cigna-POS Open Access
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Cigna-PPO
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Healthscope-DART ACO Flex Plus
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Healthscope-DART ACO Flex
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Humana-ChoiceCare
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Humana-ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana-Commercial HMO Plans
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Humana-Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana-Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana-National POS
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Medicare-Traditional Medicare
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Railroad Medicare-Railroad Medicare
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Scott & White Health Plan-HMO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan-HMO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan-HMO Network - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan-PPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan-EPO Network-Group-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan-EPO Network-Individual/Family-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan-PPO Choice Network
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Scott & White Health Plan-PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Scott & White Health Plan-Cigna PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan-Texas Statewide PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan-PHCS/ARGUS - PPO Network - Out-of-Area Member Plan
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Scott & White Health Plan-2018 SeniorCare (Cost) Network
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Scott & White Health Plan-McLane Group Network
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Scott & White Health Plan-BSW Preferred HMO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan-BSW Preferred PPO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan-BSW Preferred EPO Network-ORX Broad
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Scott & White Health Plan-BSW Preferred HMO - Large Group
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Scott & White Health Plan-ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Scott & White Health Plan-TRS - Active Care Participants Network
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Scott & White Health Plan-2018 Vital Traditions Medicare Advantage Network (HMO)
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Scott & White Health Plan-SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Scott & White Health Plan-SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Scott & White Health Plan-RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
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Scott & White Health Plan-BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Scott & White Health Plan-BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Superior-Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior-Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior-Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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Superior-CHIP
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Superior-CHIP Perinate
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Superior-Foster Care
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Superior-STAR
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Texas Medicaid & Healthcare Partnership (TMHP)-TMHP Medicaid
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Tricare-Tricare Extra
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Tricare-Tricare Prime
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Tricare-Tricare Select
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UnitedHealth-AARP Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth-Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth-Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth-Charter POS
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UnitedHealth-CHIP
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UnitedHealth-Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth-Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth-Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth-Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth-Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth-Core EPO
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UnitedHealth-Core HMO
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UnitedHealth-Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth-Group Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth-Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth-Medicare Gold
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UnitedHealth-Medicare Silver
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UnitedHealth-Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth-Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth-Navigate HMO+
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UnitedHealth-Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth-Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth-NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth-Options PPO
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UnitedHealth-PPO
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UnitedHealth-Secure Horizons
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UnitedHealth-Select +
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UnitedHealth-Select EPO
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UnitedHealth-Select HMO
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UnitedHealth-Select Plus POS
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UnitedHealth-STAR
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UnitedHealth-STAR Kids
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UnitedHealth-STAR+PLUS
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UnitedHealth-UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
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Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice.Please call the physician's office or health plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. PPO Network Agreements include participating Employers and/or Administrator only. Not all members participating in contracted networks have in network access. Networks include Beech Street, HealthSmart, PHCS and texas True Choice. In network participation is updated on a monthly basis by the network.
Background
Education
  • Education: Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery, Aga Khan University (1994)
  • Fellowship: Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, University Of Mississippi Med Ctr School Of Med (2007)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, University Of Mississippi Med Ctr School Of Med (2004)
Certifications
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism (Su - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism (Su - American Board of Internal Medicine/Endocri
Industry Relationships

Baylor Scott & White Health’s vision is to be the most trusted name in giving and receiving safe, quality, compassionate healthcare. As part of that vision, Baylor Scott & White Health is committed to dealing honestly, fairly and with integrity in all matters to provide exemplary patient care, broaden medical knowledge, train the next generation of physicians and support outside relationships that promise public benefit.To that end, Baylor Scott & White Health physicians may collaborate with health care industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies(collectively referred to as Industry) to help develop medical breakthroughs, or provide medical expertise or education.To promote professional and commercial integrity in such matters, physicians who are employed, contracted for administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health seek advanced approval for certain new Industry relationships, and report their Industry relationships and activities to the Office of Corporate Compliance annually for review.

Baylor Scott & White Health publicly discloses reported payments to these physicians and their immediate family members of $5,000 or more from Industry companies with which the physicians interact as part of their professional activities.The information on this website may differ somewhat from information on other publicly available databases due to different reporting periods, definitions, or reporting requirements.Patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

As of Mar 4, 2019, Shema Riaz Ahmad, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews(36)
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Feb 26, 2019
Good listener, very healthful
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Feb 24, 2019
This provider did not listen to me, she did not have my file from Texas Diabetes and Endocrinology but did not hesitate to tell me to change my medication from Actos to Metformin even after I explained Texas Diabetes made the change to Actos because my creatinine went up (kidney function decreased) and consequently contributed to me having an additional/2nd kidney transplant. She seemed to really not care what a well versed, patient that continually researched, studied and asked qestions a about my health said or contribute.
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Feb 21, 2019
my visits with Dr. Ahmad are always pleasant and easy.
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Feb 20, 2019
I appreciated the thoroughness of her explanations and directions was great. I came away from the appointment much more at ease with my diagnosis and plans for treatment.
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Feb 19, 2019
Dr. Ahmad is very professional and answered all of my questions.
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Feb 19, 2019
I feel this provider is competent. she explained how to do carb counting as far as how much insulin per carbs, & wrote it down for me. I had explained I had never done carb counting. Now I have something to refer to to figure out how how many units to take per carbs I eat, but I have no idea how to figure out how many carbs I am eating. I did make an appt before going to the doctor w/ a dietitian so I can learn this. I think btwn the doctor & the dietician I can learn this.
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Feb 12, 2019
This was my first visit with Dr Ahmad and I was very impressed with her manner, her interest in my problems and her communication skills. Since I have only seen her once, it would be hard to rate her on the 1-10 scale at this time. I have another appointment scheduled with her within three weeks and look forward to a longtime relationship.
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Jan 24, 2019
Dr was very attentive and professional. I felt that her nurse was not very comfortable (as if he wanted to leave the room asap), but he was very nice
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Jan 22, 2019
excellent visit. very informative.
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Jan 22, 2019
very good 1st time visit with Doctor & follow up phone call about bloodwork. have a Gr8 week. God Bless
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Jan 15, 2019
she really has a concern for your health. is always willing to discuss best treat for you as an individual
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Jan 10, 2019
Honest, to the point and made every effort educate about the seriousness of the problem.
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Jan 2, 2019
great
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Dec 27, 2018
Excellent communication skills, impressive level of knowledge, conveyed an attitude of concern for my treatment and well being. Extremely pleased to have her as my endocrinologist.
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Dec 26, 2018
Very very thorough and direct when explaining my situation. I love it when my providers give me feedback in this manner.
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Dec 20, 2018
I received outstanding care from this provider. The entire staff was very professional and answered all of my questions. I was in and out in no time.
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Dec 20, 2018
I have nothing to compare so a 10 seems appropriate
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Dec 20, 2018
Dr. Ahmad is a great. Very thorough & professional. You feel like you have her complete attention & she really listens to your concerns. So thankful that I have her as my doctor.
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Dec 18, 2018
Very helpful
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Dec 18, 2018
The doctor took her time with me and answered every question I had. She was concerned and thorough. I can\'t say enough about how good a provider she was. She was TOTALLY ENGAGED with me.
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Dec 11, 2018
Very caring, listens well, explains clearly, always helpful for prescription refills. very pleased with the care I receive there from the Dr. and staff.
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Dec 11, 2018
I love my care provider they actually listen rather then going by what they think. they asked me all questions that needed to be answered. which means they v sow they care AND LOVE what they do!!!!!
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Dec 9, 2018
Very impressed with her ability, knowledge, and just as important she is friendly, and shows concern.
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Dec 4, 2018
I never thought about the need to see an endocrinologist; thinking that a PCP could take care of everything. While my PCP is very qualified, I have seen the benefits of visiting Dr. Ahmad, who can focus on a major problem in my life and customize treatment and care, accordingly. I believe her to be one of the best and I\'m grateful that my first contract with an endocrinologist was with her.
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Nov 28, 2018
Dr. Ahmad was extremely thorough and explained my condition and treatment very well.
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Nov 27, 2018
It was a great initial consultation.
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Nov 21, 2018
informative and helpful
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Nov 20, 2018
very thorough
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Nov 9, 2018
I went to see Dr. Ahmad on 10/31/18 for my follow up visit for my thyroid. I expressed to her in the last couple of months that I have gained 13 pounds without any change to my diet, that I am exhausted all the time no matter how much sleep I get and that I am ver irritable. She had me get lab work done to check my thyroid for hypothyroism. I have had this lab work done several time in the past few months because I voiced my concerns with these symptons as they progressively got worse. Dr. Ahmad told me that my lab work came back normal and that I am not symptamatic which I completely disagee with. I feel like she is not taking my concen of how I am feeling into account at all. I am now going to seek another opinion because of this.
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Nov 9, 2018
the doctor is always running late. always have a wait time with this provider.
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Nov 8, 2018
She is very friendly and good listener! She also has the same condition so she can relate to how badly you may feel! Her expertise & professionalism help make BS & White top notch! I have already recommended Dr Ahmad to several friends.
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Nov 7, 2018
I\'ve always hated doctor\'s visits. The wait times are usually insanely long, the doctors I would see always seemed ready to get me in the chair and quickly back out so they could move on to the next patient. I love this clinic, the staff here are friendly and genuine. I was seen about 20 minutes before my scheduled appointment time, which was mind boggling to me. will be going back in the future.
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Nov 7, 2018
She listened to my concerns.
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Nov 7, 2018
very knowledgeable and related well
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Nov 7, 2018
best care I had in long time but my only concern is my insurance is not acceptable come next year
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Oct 22, 2018
she was knowledgeable, professional and
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