ServicesFareeha Khan, MD provides cardiology services in Fairfax, VA. A cardiologist is a physician who is certified to diagnose and treat disorders of the circulatory system and the cardiovascular system — the heart, arteries and veins.
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My first and the last visit to Dr. Khan's office for just an echocardiogram (done every year for possible irregularities ) turned out to be a 4.45 hours ordeal which my Internist had ordered. She made me take EKG and later persuaded me to get a stress test done even when I told them to remove my IV needle before the start of the Stress Test as I was already frustrated by the long wait and situation. Around 6:30pm she asked me to come back next week for an explanation of the Stress Test and vein scan as all other tests were normal. No gowns were used during EKG and stress tests, and monitors were placed with difficulty pulling the bra several times. When removing, they were pulled hastily including the IV. When I came home, 4 of them were still there (pic attached). I would not have mentioned them if other things had gone smoothly. I saw the same treatment with another patient whom I also heard annoyingly say "get me out of here".This is the details of a "money making" office.
Starting from the receptionist, I had a bad impression of mis-management but I thought it may be because of the move to the new office. However, upon enquiring, I came to know that they had moved 4 months ago. There was almost no use of computers, the same questions were asked in writing and orally several times as Dr. Khan had no records of tests etc. Dr. Khan had no respect for patients' time. After the initial wait of 1 hour, when in Dr. Khan's office, she left the office 2 times saying, "just a sec" and showed up after 30 minutes. While in her office, she casually spoke to her staff ignoring her patient/me.
Staff seemed unorganized and scrambling except Dr. Khan. Since I wanted to confirm my findings, I asked a couple of workers if today was particularly a stressful day, however, they confirmed that everyday is the same.
After 48 hours I sent an email and later called to ask if they had transferred my records to the ordering physician, their response was that the ordering physician had to send a release form (?) which didn't make sense to me as I had given the order to them. However, I got my phone transferred to the Office Manager, she was rude and said okay she will call the Internist after arguing and hung the phone. Hours later I called my General Internist and Dr. Khan's Office had still not contacted them.
Never had such experience in my life, though I visit several offices a year due to my underlying health conditions.
One thing I appreciated was that the chairs in their waiting room were way above average. They definitely care about patient comfort because they have the best waiting room chairs. I could have easily fallen asleep while waiting for my appointment. They offer the best pricing I've ever seen. I couldn't believe how little I ended up having to pay. It is obvious that their office is cleaned regularly. It was fantastic. I was so impressed with their excellent care that I told everyone I know about them. Anyone that needs a cardiologist should definitely use them. They explained all the risks and benefits of my treatment options. Everything was explained in detail, all my questions were answered, and I felt a lot better about choosing a treatment plan.
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