DR. KASHIF ALVI REVIEW
This complaint was posted on NAS on 26th Feb, 2022 and is a permanent record located here: https://www.nameandshame.com/dr-kashif-alvi-5YOSY/worst-doctor-ever-id5ye9u .
Worst Doctor Ever
I should have read the reviews before I had a procedure to remove stones from my kidney. I saw the doctor one time before the procedure. He seemed distracted and rude even at my first visit. I wrote it off to Covid. Mistake. At that time I told him I had a UTI and needed a prescription. He assured me the prescription would be called in to my pharmacy. It never was. Since it was a Friday when I saw him, I ended up going through the weekend with no medication. In retrospect I should have gone to an urgent care center but I didn’t because my surgery was scheduled for the next week. The hospital called and insisted I come in sooner than my scheduled time because Alvi was available. I did. Doctors generally come by before and after surgery to see if you have any questions and to let you know how things went from their perspective. Not this jerk. After the procedure I went home and things seemed okay for bout 4 days. Then I developed some pain and over the next few weeks it worsened. The discharge instruction said to call Alvi’s office to make a follow-up appt 4 weeks later and to call if there was a certain type of pain which I had. I spent hours trying to reach someone at the doctor’s office. No answer on the phone and no response to many messages left on the doctor’s “assistant” line. After a month I finally got through to a human and she explained everyone in the office is new. She kindly got me in to see the doctor the next day. At the appointment, I waited 45 minutes for the doctor to come in. He entered with his laptop in his hands and did not even acknowledge my presence and asked if I had the xray done. What xray??? Needless to say, I was steamed and let the doctor know what I thought of his practice. Mind you, I did not use any expletives nor did I yell, which is what I felt like doing. Apparently, he doesn’t treat patients who criticize his practice and he REFUSED TO TREAT ME, EVEN AFTER HE KNEW I HAD BEEN IN PAIN FOR A MONTH AND WAS STILL IN PAIN AT THT MOMENT. This guy (I refuse to call him a doctor as it would be an insult to real doctors who care about their patients) had the nerve to say, if you’re in so much pain, why didn’t you go to the emergency room??? Why? Because he’s the one who did the procedure and should address any issues afterward. I left without treatment and am filing a complaint with the state medical board. Do yourself a favor, run as fast as you can away from this arrogant jerk.