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Saima Ahmed, MD - Spokane Internal Medicine doctor

Saima M. Ahmad, MD Providence-employed provider

820 S. McClellan Street
Suite 200
Spokane, WA 99204
P: (509) 747-1144
F: (509) 598-2102

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Overview

Gender

Female

Education

Medical School

Allama Iqbal Medical College - Lahore, Pakistan

Residency

Internal Medicine of Spokane - Spokane, WA

Interests

Medical Interests

Primary Care Internal Medicine

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.8 out of 5 (183 Ratings, 64 Comments)

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09/26/2016
Receptionist are very friendly and helpful. Doctors and medical assistants are always sensitive, listening and helpful. In a recent health discovery they were very proactive.
100

09/13/2016
I always appreciate time spent with Dr. Ahmad because of her thourness & willingness to spend what ever time it takes to answer your question & concerns. I also appreciate having the results of any testing posted to my chart in timely fashion.
90

08/31/2016
the only problem I have is the wait time on the telephone when making an appointment. it is just too long when you must wait. 5 or more minutes to speak with scheduler. it happens every time I call.
100

08/17/2016
very positive always.
100

08/14/2016
Contacting dr. without coming into the office is impossible.
100

08/14/2016
Dr. Ahmad has been very attentive to my health issues. She has exhibited an extraordinary professional care and given me time in spite of her busy schedule, which is indeed beyond common measure.
100

08/10/2016
Excellent service as always
100

08/03/2016
my ear problem was resolved .
100

08/02/2016
Dr. Ahmad is an excellent provider - thoughtful - kind - takes time to listen and explain any concerns I have.
100

07/27/2016
Dr. Ahmad is very gentle and very easy to talk to. She made me feel very comfortable with the exam.
30

07/26/2016
She's not really very good at explaining things and I don't feel confident that she is giving me good information as she has more than once given me WRONG information so I often do not trust what she is saying. But I really like her assistant [...] and I like the office and it's pretty easy to get an appointment and get referrals so I keep coming back. I tend to get better answers from her when I bring my husband and I don't like that she is more respectful to a man - that seems counterproductive.
100

07/25/2016
She listens well, she is kind & caring.
90

07/05/2016
Thank you
100

07/05/2016
I have been completely happy with my care provider. [...]
80

07/05/2016
the nurse, [...] is always especially helpful. I am always glad she's there.
100

07/03/2016
All good with Dr Ahmad and the entire staff
100

06/28/2016
Always pleasant, helpful & caring.
100

06/28/2016
Dr Ahmad has provided excellent care for me. I tend to be proactive regarding my own health and she seems to be ok with that.
100

06/26/2016
diagnosis and questions thoroughly explained, efficient office operation, never wait too long
100

06/26/2016
Always good
100

06/23/2016
Dr. Ahmad is always friendly, interested, and knowledgable.
100

06/14/2016
She is always prepared and knows enough about me to not have to ask a lot of questions about my past history.
100

06/12/2016
Dr Ahmad's regular assistant [...] was out that morning. I believe this is the only reason there was a problem with my referral. [...] always goes above and beyond to make sure everything is done correctly and that I am always informed. When I called about the referral she immediately took care of it.
100

06/12/2016
my doctor is very good. i have no complaints.
 

06/10/2016
Love my Doctor and her assistant [...].
100

06/07/2016
Very caring, sensitive and very intelligent.
100

06/02/2016
Dr. Ahmad is always personable & encourages me to ask questions. Most importantly, she is knowledgeable and listens to my concerns. She is pro-active which I really appreciate [...]
100

05/27/2016
She is easy to talk to and listens to what you have to say. And dose a good job checking me out.
100

05/26/2016
Dr. Ahmad is an excellent physician, caring, knowledgeable and quick to spot life threatening conditions. She follows up after each test and acts immediately. I can't say enough about my appreciation for her expertise and attention.
100

05/26/2016
at 67 years old and a new patient of at 67 years old, and a new patient to Dr. Ahmad and a retired medical practitioner myself,, she is absolutely the best doctor I have ever encountered and feel I received excellent medical care from
100

05/24/2016
Every visit has been excellent, never a bad experience.
100

05/17/2016
Dr. Ahmad is amazing.
100

05/16/2016
very knowledgeable
100

05/10/2016
I truly appreciate Dr. Ahmad. She listens to me and understands my concerns and ALWAYS provides me with sound medical advice and treatment. She goes the extra mile to explain medical implications and really helps me understand courses of treatment and the reasoning behind it. She has helped me be well for a very long time. Who could ask for more? To top it off, she loves orchids. Me too.
90

05/10/2016
Dr. Ahmad is always very concerned about my health issues and gives me plenty of time to address my questions and concerns
90

05/10/2016
I like Dr. Ahmed very much, she seems genuinely interested
100

05/02/2016
Dr. Ahmad is an EXCELLENT dr.! She is very knowledgeable and current in her practice. She is the best and I know she has my health as her #1 care when I am in office/exam room.
80

04/24/2016
Took 4 days to get the appointment. Then took 3 days to get test results. i have had this issue before so getting a prescription sooner would have been really nice!
100

04/19/2016
very comfortable with doctor and staff. easy to talk with and given thorough explanations about concerns
100

04/17/2016
Extremely knowledgeable felt very comfortable, got a good game plan going!
100

04/13/2016
Wonderful care team!! Thank you
100

04/12/2016
Answers all my questions, listens, is very knowledgeable, sense of humor
90

04/05/2016
I really enjoy Dr. Ahmad. She is a great provider and really thorough. I do have a problem with scheduling in this office. in the 3 appointments I've had only 1 that was on the schedule, the other two were reschedule for errors.
100

04/05/2016
Dr. Aamad never made me feel rushed, listened to me, answered my questions, and was very personable.
100

03/22/2016
Doctor listens and helps manage all my health concerns in an articulate and friendly manner.
80

03/18/2016
She diagnosed what she heard of my symptoms as bursitis of the knee and thoracic area. I never indicated there was pain in my knee. She ordered a blood test I requested, and 3 x-rays […] Dr. Ahmad did refer me for PT. [...] The pt tested me for bursitis, and said instead, I had inflammation of nerves in the area of my pelvis [...] I requested a referral for hip replacement, which Dr. Ahmad and I had discussed […] I don't think the time allotted was enough for the communication between Dr. Ahmad and me to be clear, because this is a complex problem. However, seeing the pt and getting an appt.with an orthopedic Dr. has been great.
90

03/15/2016
My Provider always considers my entire medical history when we are discussing a new situation. I feel she considers the whole person and knows me that way.
100

03/01/2016
Dr Ahmad always makes me feel at ease.
80

02/21/2016
Dr. Ahmad listens to medical problems & recommends sensible up-to-date solutions. SHe orders any needed tests.
100

02/16/2016
No bad experiences. This was my first visit [...].
100

02/07/2016
Dr. Ahmad is intelligent and kind, and is always very helpful in answering any questions. I am confident that I am receiving excellent healthcare each time I visit her.
100

02/02/2016
Good at answering my concerns, and helpful with alternatives
100

01/30/2016
No waiting. Dr was to the point and set up follow up. She is awesome
100

01/26/2016
Dr. Ahmad is a great provider. She listens well and explains everything thoroughly. She shows an interest in getting to know you - to get the whole picture - in assessing your health.
100

01/19/2016
Dr. Ahmad is always so kind and thoughtful. I never feel rushed during these visits. [...]
100

01/12/2016
Dr. Ahmad is a consummate professional - listens carefully and thoughtfully, answers question posed, is very genuine.
100

01/07/2016
Everyone I encountered from the receptionist helping me with a parking questions to the assistant before seeing the Dr were extremely pleasant and knowledgeable. Dr Ahmad is so informative you feel secure you are getting top care.
100

12/29/2015
Always good.
40

12/29/2015
I don't feel confident that the information I get from my provider is accurate or valid. [...] There is often too long a wait to see my provider even in the case of emergencies, even if I offer to see a different provider or a nurse practitioner. The person I talk to on the phone does not offer alternatives to help me and does not seem concerned for me that I need help and cannot get help in time.
 

12/27/2015
She was very caring & responsive to my situation.
100

12/23/2015
My regular PCP wasn't available, but I was able to get an appointment with her partner. I was very grateful because I was exhausted from coughing for several days and it wasn't getting any better. Dr. prescribed antibiotics, cough suppressant and eye drops for bronchitis and conjunctivitis which helped immensely. She was cheerful, competent, and compassionate. I was very grateful.
100

12/08/2015
I have every confidence in Dr. Ahmad and know she is taking the best care possible of me.
100

11/11/2015
Dr. Ahmad is intelligent, sensitive and a lovely human being. I feel so lucky to have her as my doctor and now my husband will have her as his doctor. [...]
100

11/08/2015
Good experiences
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