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After reading all the negativity about Dr. Afshar, I didn't think twice to cancel my appt. Thank you to all of you who took the time to write up your review.
I was rushed in and out. She didnt keep accurate records. Her staff will not fill out any paperwork. In short it was a useless visit.
What a waste of a medical degree! At our first, and I might add our last appointment, she spent less than 10 minutes with my 18 year old who suffers from anxiety before prescribing a drug. She asked just basic questions, did not allow my daughter to ask questions, and walked us to the door! DO NOT GO TO THIS DOCTOR! My daughter was in tears when we left!
I have not seen anything like this in my life, very unprofessional both her and her sister who runs the front office, please seek a better doctor! She does not care about her paitionts, all she cares is money!
I would never recommend this "Dr." to even my worst enemy!! I have been seeing Dr. Afshar for over a year now just mostly out of convenience at this point. Every single time I see her which mind you is once a month she asks me the same questions as if she's never meant me. Not that I expect her to remember all of her patients on a first name basis but she has it all written in front of her and doesn't even pretend like she might be the slight bit interested in truly helping. Basically she just writes the rx and she's done. So I was 10 min late to my appt due to having to go on my lunch break and she only works a couple days a week and on those days only a half day and they are packing up ready to close, even though I had just confirmed my 1:00 appt at 11:45 same day when "ozzy" her receptionist called me to see if I could come earlier. I got the third degree for being late as if the street lights had come in 5 hours earlier!! Really?? Just absolutely a joke!! Ozzy the receptionist is a horribly rude person and when she is friendly it is so incredibly fake it makes me want to puke!! Don't waste your time or copay on this one, speaking of which if you have an expense account she has no way of charging thru that and her idea of a receipt is writing on her rx pad "paid copay $30.00".
I spent a few days at the Laguna Beach Mission Hospital for depression. They gave me a list of doctors I had to contact for psychiatry and psychology. I was responsible for making an appointment with one of each dr within 7 days in order to be released that day. Dr. Parvin through Winstone Behavioral was listed as a recommendation through my insurance carrier. I waited over 30 minutes when she finally called me in and said "I didn't even see anyone out there (in the waiting room)." Really? Because there were 5 of us. Once I sat down with her she wrote me a prescription for the same that the psychiatrist at the hospital had written (now I look like a drug dealer/junkie going to my pharmacy with the same script from 2 different dr.'s - thanks). When I mentioned I was also on 40 mg of Adderall for ADD she said "Why? You're not in school or anything. (I'm a stay-at-home mom). Just stop taking it- it's not addictive. You'll be fine!" Note: Adderall is an amphetamine, a Class 2 controlled substance like cocaine. After researching her license, it turns out she's not licensed. DO NOT GO TO HER.
She never remembered the previous visits. She rehashed the same thing visit after visit as if she were meeting me for the first time. On my third visit she asked how my girlfriend was. I was in the middle of a divorce- no girlfriend. She always made me wait. I once asked if we could talk a little about my issues and not just write a prescription. She said she'd refer me to a counselor- as "she" just prescribed medication.
WORST DOCTOR EVER. Her office manager who is her sister is in charge of everything including diagnoses and prescriptions. Doctor gave me wrong medication with bad side effect. I called her several times per day for one week and she never called me back. Finally, her office manager (gate keeper) called me and scolded me for calling so many times and having the doctor taking her time from her work to call back. She said that doctor instructed her to talk to the patients instead. I told her that there patient-doctor confidentiality and I canât talk to you and also you are not a medical professional. She said the only solution is to make another appointment next week. THIS IS NOT PROFESSIONAL, NOT ETHICAL, AND NOT LEGAL.
Went into her office hoping to resume treatment for the ADD I had been diagnosed with in the past. Walked out 15 minutes later with a month's supply of a drug I knew nothing about. Researched the drug when I got home to find that it's a powerful anti-depressant in the SNRI class of drugs. Of course a slimy pharma rep was in the office while I was there, and probably gave her the samples.
After taking my disabled relative to Dr. Afshar for her doctors appointment, I am concerned for her overall safety. She is forgetful, ignorant, and/or clueless. My relative has been seeing her to get her prescriptions for 5 years, she routinely calls her by the wrong name, asks the same questions repeatedly as if expecting different answers, overbills for wrong hours, and almost always seems to leave portions of the Rx blank for schedule IV drugs which fall under the "Controlled Substances Act of 1970." This last problem has led to me repeatedly having to explain to the Head Pharmacist and store manager about her office's general state of disarray in filling them, much to their chagrin. Dr. Afshar has also undertaken questionable medical practices as a practicing clinical Psychiatrist, such as recommending that my mother go find a boyfriend, or go get a dog to make her feel better when symptoms of anxiety or depression are expressed. While they might have some basis in accepted treatment. It is obvious that she is simply using a pre-formed checklist of things to recommend to patients, as well as refusing to actually listen to her patient's symptoms to form an effective diagnosis and designate appropriate treatment. I would recommend that patients find another physician to provide medical care as Dr. Afshar is clearly unfit to practice medicine on all but the most basic of cases.
I cannot believe this woman is treating depressed patients. The 1st time I saw her she advised me to talk to my dog and go to the church. She was not listenting to anything I had to say and told me many people were worst off than me. I was crying my eyes out as she was showing me the door.DO NOT GO TO THIS DOCTOR..
These reviews are correct. Dr. Afshar gives her patients about 10% of her attention and spends the rest of her time doing paperwork. I was seeing her for depression and she kept telling me she was going to write me a prescription for a BOYFRIEND. Yes, that's my problem, doc. I need a man. How perceptive of you. I finally got sick of her and switched doctors. I have a GREAT doctor now. Dr. Dianne Harris in Fountain Valley is so kind and patient. She gives you her FULL ATTENTION and listens. She's the best.
She is invisible other than the appointment time. Horrible follow ups, never calls, is never available, will not return phone calls...I've been calling her office every day for the past four days, just to see why she prescribed additional medication I have not heard from her.She is lazy filling out paperwork. When she finally does, they are often filled out wrong, with lines left empty and since she doesn't have a "fax" machine at the office, yes...I said she doesn't have a fax machine at her office, I have to go pick up the papers and get charged 50 bucks for five minutes she spent on the forms.By far, worst psychiatrist I have ever dealt with, an awful doctor.Icing on the cake; she's board eligible, not certified!!
Showed next to no amount of concern for my issue, interrupted me nearly every time I spoke, and refused to listen to logical reasoning in regards to my condition.
I honestly do not understand how she still has her license. She spent literally 10 minutes with me and gave me a pack of Lexapro. Really lady? You don't even know anything about me. I threw away the Lexapro because I will not get on heave anti depressant for no particular reasons. Horrible doctor.
I am pregnant and made an appointment to be treated for my depression and ADHD. She spoke over me, cut me off, did not give me an opportunity to say much, and proceeded to tell me that it is careless of me to give my baby these medicines, that my baby does not want it and then dismissed me off very quickly. As a doctor who sees how depression affects people, I would expect that she would have the professional to treat me more humanely, allow me to speak, and not speak to me in a way that makes me feel like a bad mother. She could have communicated her opinion in a more professional and caring demeanor that the tone and attitude she treated me with.
The most uncaring psychiatrist or MD I have met. Does not listen and talks over you when you have questions.
SO there I am trying to refill my prescription. The kind staff at the local CVS kindly told me that they would not be able to refill my script. Dr. Pavin Afshar made a mistake in that she wrote it WRONG. SO, I called her office and asked if she could kindly correct her mistake(no big deal). NOT it is apparently my bad, at the end of my appointment she told me to come back in two months, I made the next appointment accordingly. Now I'm at the half way mark and I need to refill. She told me that she can't meet up or wont fax in the correct info (which is all CVS required) and is unwilling to fix the issue until I meet her next in three weeks. The moral is SHE IS NOT CARING, UNETHICAL, UNABLE TO DO WHATS RIGHT WHEN THE TIME COMES, AND RUDE!
I saw her one time and that will be my last. She seemed very disconnected, asking the same question several times. I had the feeling that she wasn't really listening to me. When I asked her important questions on my medication she gave me a very poor answer that I believe could be very harmful if I would take her advice. She answered the phone twice during my visit even making another appointment. Her office was disorganized, messy, and cluttered. Overall, I felt uncomfortable and do not think that this doctor would be of help to me, in fact I believe she would be harmful to my health.
She was pretty rude to me and actually made fun of me for being depressed. She also asked me the same questions about 4 times each, so clearly she wasn't listening to anything I was saying. She wanted to write me a prescription after talking to me for about 15 minutes. Probably 10 of those 15 minutes she spent talking about how I should get a job with the county after she learned that I was a clinical psychology student. I had a horrible experience and I'm not going back.
If you need copies of you medical record, Dr. Afshar charges the exorbitant amount of $100 to $150, depending on when you last saw her. I agree with comments that she spent less and less time with me as I continued to see her and was only interested in prescribing different medications.
I saw Dr. Afshar 3 times. Since she was the only one in the office, the first visit was spent with me trying to tell her my concerns as she put my patient folder together at the same time. By the 2nd and 3rd visits, she spent much less and less time with me each time when I wasn't even done talking to her. I believe the last visit was literally 2 minutes and she didn't remember who I was from the previous visit either. She then rushed me out of the office because there were other patients waiting. She never gave me her full attention on any of the visits and thought she was doing me a favor by simply writing a prescription and kicking me out the door. I've been to other Psychiatrists that will actually give you a set time (say 30 minutes) to be sure all issues are addressed and at least act like they care.