Dr. James Shammas MD Patient Reviews

  • Neurology Ridgewood, NJ

Overall Rating

3.6
  • 10 patient ratings
  • 5 comments

Last 12 months:

1.0 (-2.6)

10 Patient Reviews

  • Excellent
    60%
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  • Poor
    20%
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    20%
  • Friendly Staff
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  • Wait Time 8 minutes
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  • Fair and Accurate Diagnosis
  • Easy Appointments

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2.0 of 5
May 2nd, 2015
Inaccurate diagnosis and inept staff
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The only reason I am giving 2 stars is the fact that he was thorough with testing. Other than that his diagnosis was off. Said I had alcohol withdrawl seizures. Tried telling him I drink only 2-3x a month.. I know from personal experience those seizures only happen to those who drink for weeks and months on end then try quitting cold turkey. Then the eeg specialist told me I didn't need an eeg( turns out they read the chart from last year) ... After that I got a call saying my eeg was normal(read from a different secretary) again read my chart from last year said I was normal.. Turns out i had abnormalities this entire time. You are responsible for your staff's action's Dr Shammas. I will never go to you again. You are far from thorough in your diagnosis only thorough in testing. I am generous in giving you 2 stars. AVOID at all costs if you are going for accurate seizure related diagnosis.
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5.0 of 5
April 6th, 2015
Great job!
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5 minutes
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He was always there when I was ill , he is very smart and knows what he is talking about.
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5.0 of 5
May 3rd, 2013
Best In Class
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5 minutes
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I have known Dr. Shammas for over 30 years. Best in class since high school. Literally. Valedictorian. Additionally, he was/is an outstanding athlete and historian. As a physician, he is brilliant, well-rounded, and listens to his patient's concerns. I highly recommend him.
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5.0 of 5
September 12th, 2012
Great neurologist
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10.0 minutes
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I've been seeing him every 3-4 months for about 10 years for Botox injections for my dystonia--he's wonderful! He's never in a rush to leave--always has time to talk.
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5.0 of 5
February 18th, 2009
When other doctors failed, Dr. Shammas was there.
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I had seen other neurologists about my migraines before seeing Dr. Shammas. After a few typical meds were prescribed for me that didn't work I was basically given up on with the attitude that there was nothing more to do. Just suffer through the migraines. Dr. Shammas took the time to find new options and follow up with which ones worked, didn't work and partially worked. Then working withmewe found a regime of meds that have been keeping my migraines to just a small number over the last few years. Thank you for taking the time to really listen and help me.
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1.0 of 5
June 28th, 2017
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5.0 of 5
October 9th, 2014
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5.0 of 5
July 28th, 2014
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2.3 of 5
February 7th, 2013
Wait time
15 minutes
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1.0 of 5
May 24th, 2010
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