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About Dr. Arikana C Chihombori
Dr. Arikana C Chihombori, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Murfreesboro, TN, with other offices in Joplin, MO and Smyrna, TN (and 1 other location). She has 32 years of experience. Her specialties include Family Medicine. Dr. Chihombori is affiliated with Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital and University Medical Center. She speaks English.
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Dr. Arikana C Chihombori has the following 1 specialty
- Family Medicine
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
Dr. Arikana C Chihombori has the following 6 expertise
- Family Planning
- Weight Loss
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While I was waiting to be seen, I overhead the staff saying something about, "Is she here?" "Is her car outside?" "Did she really leave?" Initially, I didn't pay too much attention to the staff's discussion, until I heard someone mention that Dr. Chihombori had left, without telling anyone. The staff never informed me or the other patients that the doctor had left, one of the other patients asked the staff, and the staff member said the doctor had left, but the Nurse Practitioner was still there. I waited over an hour to be seen, during which time I was asked to give a urine sample and have blood drawn. I asked why they were requesting a urine and blood sample, and was told this was because I was a new patient. My appointment was to become established as a new patient with Dr. Chamhombori as my PCP, after a change in my insurance. I agreed to the urine and blood samples, but in retrospect, I'm not sure why those would be required without my first having seen the doctor and her determining the necessity for urine and blood tests. After waiting for nearly 2 hours to be seen, I spoke briefly with the Nurse Practitioner. She asked me questions about medications I am taking an what I take them for. When I was in the middle of explaining reasons for medications, she abruptly interrupted me, asking me about the next medication, without getting additional information about the reason I was taking any of the medication. She then informed me that she wouldn't be able to prescribe a couple of the medications I was taking, even though they are medications I've been taking for years, and are not controlled substances. I told her I understood, and explained that I was only there to establish myself with a PCP and get a referral to a specialist I've been seeing for years, so my insurance would cover the specialist's visit. The Nurse Practitioner then told me she would have to speak to the doctor. I waited another hour while the Nurse Practitioner called the doctor. She returned and told me they wouldn't be able to accept me as a patient because they wouldn't prescribe two of the medications I am taking without having records from my previous doctor. I offered to have the records faxed to them, and again told her I was only there for the referral to the specialist. She told me that she couldn't give me a referral to the specialist without having records from the specialist's office. I had requested the records from the specialist's office, but they had not yet been sent. I told her I had an appointment the following week, and would ensure my records were sent at that time, but she told me she would not accept me as a patient. Her attitude toward me was condescending and dismissive. She failed to gather any pertinent medical information about me, and continually interrupted me when I attempted to discuss my medical history. Additionally, the office was run down and dirty. The roll of paper used to cover the exam table was on top of a piece of cardboard on the floor. The exam room smelled heavily of cigarette smoke. The woman who drew my blood failed to wash her hands before and after drawing my blood, although she did wear gloves. Her scrubs were extremely soiled, and she smelled heavily of cigarette smoke. There were multiple patient records piled up and laid out across the front desk, in view of everyone who checked in, and the records were frequently left sitting out and open, in plain sight of everyone who was checking in or out. I was able to read identifying information, including names and dates of birth of patients, from the records, as I stood at the reception desk. I mentioned this to the woman working at the desk, and she responded that it was because she was busy and hadn't had time to finish charting the records. I left that office realizing the Nurse Practitioner had done me a favor by refusing to accept me as a patient. This is not a practice I want to have making any sort of determinations about my health.
The staff were nice but she deserves 0 stars! She treated me horrible I had take to take anxiety meds after leaving her office! I was told by the nice man Joey that scheduled my apt. that she would discuss my mental issues as well as my physical I took off the whole day finally hoping to get the help I needed. I'm a grown woman who owns a business who's life has fallen apart in the last 8 months and she was the most incompassionate person I've ever met! She would make someone want to go use! Seriously do not go there unless maybe you don't talk at all!
Dr. Chihombori is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
32 Years Experience
Meharry Medical College
Graduated in 1986
Meharry Medical College
Dr. Arikana C Chihombori accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TN Blue Network E
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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