I went to Dr Farzan throughout the 90’s for “stress headaches” related to the 1986 ptsd disability that ended my 20 year IRS career. Beth Israel had given me tylenol#3 back then; nothing allieved them entirely, but a bite of a pill offset just the peak, enough that I could function. Thirty pills, I proudly made last 90 days. He gave me fiorecet, though I said it didn’t help; it only fogged my head. These were tough years, the 90’s. I’d go to him with the headaches, the no sleep, anxiety & feeling overwhelmed — the ptsd symptoms — of being caretaker to my sickly elderly parents; they died in 2002 & 2013, respectively. He thought I was weak, because that’s when I’d come for help, & didn’t hide his contempt. “I’m the rock,” I once said, watching for & catching his silent snicker. Yes, Really. And then I had to contend with subsequent doctors who read his review of me. It’s been 33 years since this guy’s life ended; he applied for & received his 100% VA disability/combat related in 2012, with all the same issues, plus MDD, major depressive disorder, thrown in, & functions okay on tiny bites of tylenol#3. He’s 70. The 30 can last as long as 6 months, 180 days now. His life will probably end sooner than later. That’s okay; the caretaker bit was well accomplished, full of love & encouragement. Semper Fidelis, Mum. He’s rebounded from his duties, a few years now, and is somewhat at peace, though the ptsd symptoms keep him mostly at home. But one thing; I owe your 4 1/2 star doctor my review. I bet you’ve grown a lot as a doctor in twenty years, but you still deserve to hear from somebody you hurt tremendously. I’m still trying to forgive you. The “first do no harm” stuff, doc. Just giving you food for thought.
Let me just say that this business is in one of the safest areas around and you will be pleasantly surprised at how lovely the surroundings are. I love that I can count on them to work with me until they find a solution for my situation. Other places I've visited, seem to give up after they don't have an answer for me the first time, but not here. One of the first things I noticed about this business was how many different areas of the building were handicap-accessible. I have been to other places where I couldn't tell how someone in a wheelchair could even enter, but they really spent a lot of time to accommodate people with all different needs. They go out of their way to make everyone feel equally respected and cared for. I've seen client favoritism at some of the other places I've been, and I really appreciate the extra effort they make to avoid that here. They were easy to reach in an emergency. When I called they answered right away and I was so relieved to hear a friendly voice. If you want the truth, I care about onely one of these, the safety of the neighborhood. What I care about MOST, is the doctor a GREAT DIAGNOSTICIAN! ARE ACCURATE? ARE THEY COMPASSIONATE? I am EXTREMELY picky about my physician...have followed Dr. Farzan for twenty plus years, due to his excellent diagnostician capacity, (I entrusted my son to his care as well,), but would recommend him hands down, for the above reasons...as I really wants someone who has a broad knowledge base when it comes to finding out what's wrongl This is imperative. It's also not easy to master many areas, but the family physician must! His staff is very compassionate as well, and are always 'going the extra mile', to help. I've stayed with him, though I've moved, because I know that he cares about his patients. Also, his partners do, I have not a single bad thing I could say about he or his partners...except that perhaps they care too much at times. Dr. Farzan has made it his business to put the patient first, and will even dispute other phsycians, when he feels he is right. He will fight for, and get for, his patients, the most appropriate, compassionate treatment available. I've also seen this in his partners. I've complete confidence in Dr. Farzan. I have followed him now from three practices. He's been my family doctor in the Merrimack Valley the entire time I was there...and I know a fair amount about medicine myself...have had two years in a Harvard based nursing school in a larger Boston Hospital. Often physicans are reluctant to disagree w/one another, and yet while he will not "talk about" another, he will treat each individual, as HE FEELS is correct, even if it is not in agreement w/another. What is best for the patient is what motivates his decision.
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