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Shema Riaz Ahmad, MD

Endocrinology

Accepts New Patients
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About Shema Riaz Ahmad, MD

Dr. Ahmad has been recognized as a Top Doc 2020 by Austin Monthly Magazine. Winners are nominated by their peers as among the best in their region/nation in their medical specialty.



LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Taylor
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Buda
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lakeway
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Temple
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Round Rock
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Pflugerville
  • Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Austin
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Choice POS II
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Elect Choice
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Health Network Only
Aetna - Health Network Option
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - HMO
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Managed Choice
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Open Access HMO
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Open Access Select
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Open Choice PPO
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - QPOS
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - Select SM
Accepts New Patients
Aetna - US Access
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Extended PPO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO-Group
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO-Group
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage HMO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage PPO
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Covenant Preferred HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
Accepts New Patients
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Preferred Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Bell County Public Health District - Bell County Public Health District
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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
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
Accepts New Patients
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
Accepts New Patients
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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Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
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Cigna - EPO
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - Flexcare
Cigna - HMO
Accepts New Patients
Cigna - HMO Open Access
Accepts New Patients
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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Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees - Self-Insured Employee Plan
Coventry - Coventry/First Health
Envolve Vision - Envolve Vision
EyeMed Vision - EyeMed Vision
First Health - First Health PPO
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus HMO
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus PPO
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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FirstCare Health Plans - CHIP
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Access PPO Network
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select HMO Network
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Select Plus HMO Network
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - Pyco Industries Employee Plan
Accepts New Patients
FirstCare Health Plans - STAR Medicaid - MRSA
Accepts New Patients
Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
Accepts New Patients
HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
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Humana - ChoiceCare
Accepts New Patients
Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
Accepts New Patients
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
Accepts New Patients
Humana - Humana Preferred
Accepts New Patients
Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans (exclude Southwestern Health Resources Network)
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Humana - National POS
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Imagine Health - EPN
Independent Medical Systems - IMS Network
Magellan - CHIP
Magellan - Navigator Networks
Magellan - Pinnacle Networks
Magellan - STAR
Magellan - STAR Kids
Magellan - Summit Networks
Medicaid - AmeriGroup
Medicaid - Oklahoma Medicaid
Medicaid - Parkland HealthFirst
Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
Accepts New Patients
Medicare - Traditional Medicare
Accepts New Patients
Midland Memorial Hospital - Employee Benefit Plan
Mother Frances Hospital Regional - Self-Insured Employee Plan
OccuNet - Occupational Networks of Texas, Inc.
Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
Reny Company - Workers Comp
Rockport - Workers Comp
Scott & White Health Plan - RightCare STAR Medicaid Network
Accepts New Patients
Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
Superior - CHIP
Accepts New Patients
Superior - CHIP Perinate
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Superior - Foster Care
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Superior - STAR
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Superior - STAR+PLUS
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Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
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Tricare - Tricare Prime
Accepts New Patients
Tricare - Tricare Select
Accepts New Patients
TriWest - VA-PCCC
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - CHIP
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
UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
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UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
UnitedHealth - Options PPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - PPO
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select +
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
Accepts New Patients
UnitedHealth - STAR
UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
University Mary Hardin - Baylor-Employee Benefit Plan
Your rights and protections against surprise medical bills

Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call your physician's office or your health or insurance plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. Not all members participating in contracted networks have "in network" access. In network participation may change from time to time without prior notice. Independent providers (which could include, for example only, anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, emergency medicine physicians, advance practice professionals, and other independent providers of health care services) may deliver part of your care, and such providers may be considered out-of-network on your health and insurance plans even if the Facility may be considered in network. If you desire additional information as to the providers who may be involved in providing your care, you can either ask your treating provider (who may know some of the specialists or groups who could be involved) or you can request a list of Facility-based physician groups by calling the following toll free number: (877) 810-0372. This list is updated annually and is subject to change without prior notice.

Background

Education
  • Education: Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery, The Aga Khan University (1994)
  • Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Mississippi Med Ctr School of Med (2004)
  • Fellowship: Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism, University of Mississippi Med Ctr School of Med (2007)
Certifications
  • Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism - American Board of Internal Med/Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
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 Aug 25, 2020, Shema Riaz Ahmad, MD  has reported no outside relationship with Industry that is applicable to this listing.

Reviews (180) for Shema Riaz Ahmad, MD

Overall: 4.8*
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Jan 11, 2023
Dr Ahmad is a very good Dr. She takes the time to explain everything.
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Jan 8, 2023
She was very polite and professional
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Jan 6, 2023
Very cordial, listened to my answers,
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Dec 17, 2022
She was on time, professional yet friendly and very thorough.
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Dec 16, 2022
Very detailed, professional, taking time to address questions and concerns. Also, a very nice person.
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Dec 16, 2022
Dr. Ahmad is wonderful! !
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Dec 15, 2022
The Dr and staff were great.. Having to wait three or four months to get a appointment at Scott and White with any specialist is to long..
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Dec 4, 2022
I am thankful Dr. Ahmad is my doctor - she always takes time to talk to me about my health issues and I know I'm receiving the best care possible. I trust her recommendations and follow her instructions.
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Nov 27, 2022
She was very nice and friendly and answered all of my questions. She also explained about my medications.
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Nov 23, 2022
Very concerned and dedicated to helping me
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Nov 19, 2022
She is a superb physician with excellent bedside manners manners. She takes time to listen and to examine the patient thoroughly. Her knowledge in her field is excellent and she is very up-to-date and current medicine. She cuts the mustard!!!
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Nov 19, 2022
Very professional and easy to talk to and friendly.
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Nov 18, 2022
Dr Ahmad and her staff are awesome.
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Nov 18, 2022
Excellent care.
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Nov 13, 2022
Dr. Ahmed is a great communicator and very professional.
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Nov 12, 2022
I received caring and excellent service everyone had a smile and knew what they were doing thank you
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Nov 11, 2022
I never tell people what doctor to go too.
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Nov 2, 2022
Caring. Explains everything clearly
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Oct 28, 2022
Very Knowledgeable and helpful regarding my Diabetic issues!
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Oct 27, 2022
Dr. Ahmad is very knowledgable and took the time needed to explain the next steps in my diabetes care.
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Oct 27, 2022
Dr. Ahmad is friendly and knows what she is doing. Great Doctor
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Oct 26, 2022
I recently had a life threatening illness. She worked closely with me to balance my meds without triggering any further illness.
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Oct 26, 2022
Very caring about my health
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Oct 18, 2022
Dr. Ahmad is absolutely fabulous. She continues to provide extremely high quality care!
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Oct 14, 2022
She was good, emphatic, professional, clear
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Oct 12, 2022
She was very nice give us the time to explain and answers all my questions and the appointment was on time!!! Thank you !!
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Oct 11, 2022
Dr. Ahmad helped me understand what I needed to get my diabetes under control. It worked. Very understanding and supportive.
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Oct 11, 2022
Dr. Ahmad makes me feel at ease and always explains everything in detail.
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Oct 5, 2022
She was very thorough as we went over my chart. I felt heard in our discussion.
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Oct 5, 2022
I love her. She is knowledgeable, efficient and very kind.
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Oct 4, 2022
Shows are and concern and talks in language you can understand.
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Oct 4, 2022
Dr. Ahmad is a very caring and thorough doctor. She explains things so that a patient understands.
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Sep 30, 2022
Excellent care and very complete answers to complex questions regarding my condition.
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Sep 30, 2022
She listens to me
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Sep 28, 2022
She goes above and beyond the treat and explain
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Sep 27, 2022
She was very polite, thorough and efficient.
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Sep 17, 2022
Very knowledgeable. Felt rushed for first visit.
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Sep 14, 2022
Warm, professional, knowledgeable, confident
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Sep 13, 2022
She explained everything and was so knowledgeable.
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Sep 13, 2022
She took the to explain things to where I could understand them.
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Sep 9, 2022
Listens and is friendly
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Sep 9, 2022
Always informative and caring
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Sep 7, 2022
2nd time seeing her we get along very nice, I like when a doctor speaks to you like a friend!
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Sep 7, 2022
Friendly & knowledgeable
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Sep 3, 2022
Very professional and caring
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Sep 2, 2022
She has always been knowledgeable and caring
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Sep 2, 2022
Very through
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Sep 1, 2022
She was so friendly and very thorough
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Aug 31, 2022
Doctor listened and heard my concerns
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Aug 30, 2022
Very professional and helpful with my questions.
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Aug 24, 2022
Excellent Dr., very knowledgeable and understanding person
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Aug 24, 2022
Dr. Ahmad is very thorough, efficient, caring, and evaluative. I feel very comfortable in her care and she is beyond excellence at explaining issues in detail. I come away with no doubt about quality of care and feel the utmost respect for her and her dedication.
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Aug 24, 2022
Dr. Ahmad is an excellent doctor!
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Aug 23, 2022
The doctor was very caring knowledgeable
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Aug 21, 2022
Dr. A. Is professional, personable, knowledgeable.
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Aug 21, 2022
She makes you know she cares about you as a person.
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Aug 19, 2022
She's very personalMade me feel like I'm her only patient. Very professional I consider myself lucky to have her as My Dr
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Aug 17, 2022
Had a good talk about my health.
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Aug 16, 2022
Very thorough and answered all my questions.
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Aug 16, 2022
She knows how to explain things and answers questions and listens.
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Aug 14, 2022
She is thorough checking my recent history and going over important reminders and suggestions.
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Aug 10, 2022
She is the most caring doctor that I have ever had, and I'm 74!
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Aug 4, 2022
My mother always receives exceptional care from all the staff and doctor in this office.
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Aug 3, 2022
Very attentive Shema explained improvement from previous visit and called for a blood panel and asked me to include her name on the report.
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Aug 3, 2022
Very concerned and informative
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