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About Dr. Ahmad Shikhtholth
Dr. Ahmad Shikhtholth, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Decatur, AL, with another office in Decatur, AL. He has 21 years of experience. His specialties include Pain Management and Anesthesiology. Dr. Shikhtholth is affiliated with Decatur Morgan Hospital-Parkway Medical Center and Decatur General Hospital - West. He speaks English.
Dr. Ahmad Shikhtholth has the following 2 specialties
- Pain Management
A pain management specialist is a physician with advanced knowledge and training in diagnosing and treating pain. These doctors do not come from one particular discipline, but rather use their respective backgrounds to contribute a varied approach to the field of pain management.
These specialists use their different skills and training in pain management to treat pain stemming from different causes - whether it's neuropathic pain or headache, or the result of injury, a surgical procedure, cancer or another illness.
Pain management specialists are primarily trained as anesthesiologists, physiatrists, interventional radiologists, neurologists, osteopaths, or primary care physicians.
Anesthesiologists are physicians who are trained to administer anesthetics, which are medicines used to block nerve sensation. Anesthesia can be either local to one specific part of a body, like a tooth, or regional to block feeling to a larger portion of the body, such as during an epidural for child birth. It can also be more general to block sensation to the entire body, resulting in unconsciousness.
Anesthesiologists assist in surgery by determining how much anesthesia is necessary and by monitoring the patient's level of responsiveness and vital signs throughout the procedure. The anesthesia specialist will also bring the patient out of anesthesia and then continue to monitor his or her vital signs post-operation.
Besides assisting in surgeries, anesthesiologists may also treat patients suffering from chronic pain.
- Acute Pain
- Back Pain
- Cancer Pain
- Chronic Pain
- Complex Regional Pain Syndromes
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Dont ever ask a question cause he is right and u are wrong!!!! If he cared he would listen. I never failed a drug test and did everything by the book. He got rid of me because I told him I was having problems with the meds he gave me. I didn't ask for anything stronger just something different. He walked out of the room for 10 min and came back in and gave me the same prescription and said I was dismissed. If a doctor dont let u ask questions then he doesn't deserve to be in practice. I hope he packs his stuff up and leaves. Trust me I swear I never asked for stronger meds. He always thinks he is right and you are wrong.
Uncaring and rude. Didn't listen. How can a pain doctor change a patient with serious medical/pain issues from 4 super strong pain pills a day (prescribed by family dr) off that medicine and put them on one of the weakest medicines made and expect them to have any relief? Makes no sense. And the lady up from at check in is more rude than he is!
I have been a dedicated 80+ year old patient for 5 years. I have had 3 BACK SURGERIES, RA, RAYNAUD'S SYNDROME , BULGING & HERNIATED DISCS, DIGENERITIVE DISC DISEASE, OSTEOPOROSIS, FIBROMYALGIA , & SCOLIOSIS. I Have suffered with CHRONIC PAIN for more than half of my life. After the death of my husband I moved to Decatur but continued using my family Dr in Florence. Sadly he retired & I was referred to this doctor. Dr. Shik began treating my pain & I was doing very well. I made a remark a few months ago about my back surgeries I had between 1988 & 1990 & he looked at me & said " you have had back surgeries?" I was truly surprised that he didn't know this. I trusted this doctor & felt safe thinking he cared & would take care of me. Then, suddenly 2 months ago, after waiting he entered the exam room and announced that he was going to begin taking me off of all of my medications that he himself began prescribing to me. I was so SHOCKED I didn't & still do not understand. When I started asking questions he interrupts, is rude, & has said he doesn't care. I am terrified. He truly doesn't understand the effects of This will have on my body & the lives of my family. HE DOESN'T CARE.
I have been going here almost 5 years. During the first couple years my pain was moderately being controlled. This Dr has made me feel like he doesn't care at all about my pain especially since my insurance changed. He doesn't like if you refuse those injections Also. They do not help. Only makes me feel a little numb for a day or so. Because my insurance changed I could not pay over 400$ a month on an extended release drug he prescribed. The nurse had called me and just increased my pain meds to 4 a day. I've been back twice since this and has not offered anything else and then starts decreasing my other pain meds. I have a lot going on with my back and have been in a lot of pain. I understand the dea coming down on prescribing pain meds but the majority of ppl that goes are in pretty moderate pain. If he can't help ppl with what his job is then i would suggest he find a nother occupation. Don't make your patients feel you think of them as a pill head, belittle them after waiting 3 hours to see you. I pray that he doesn't have to feel the pain I feel on a daily basis. I have become very frustrated with Drs that are only in it for the money instead of actually caring for their patients. He is a not so reliable Dr and will put you on something then jerk you off of it in one visit. I'm disgusted with Drs that do this. I would not recommend this Dr for long term pain management!!!!
Dr. Shikhtholth is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Decatur General Hospital - West
21 Years Experience
University Of Damascus
Graduated in 1996
Dr. Ahmad Shikhtholth accepts the following insurance providers.
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