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About Dr. Arikana C Chihombori

Dr. Arikana C Chihombori, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Joplin, MO, with other offices in Smyrna, TN and Murfreesboro, TN (and 3 other locations). He has 32 years of experience. His specialties include Family Medicine. Dr. Chihombori is affiliated with Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital and University Medical Center. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

53 Ratings with 23 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Arikana C Chihombori is Poor. Dr. Arikana C Chihombori has been rated by 53 patients. From those 53 patients 23 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Arikana C Chihombori is 2.2 of 5.0 stars.

Locations

Dr. Arikana C Chihombori has 6 locations

get directions QURRATULAIN NAWAB MD
2817 Saint Johns Blvd
Joplin, MO 64804
get directions ARIKANA C CHIHOMBORI MD
519 Enon Springs Rd E
Smyrna, TN 37167
get directions ARIKANA C CHIHOMBORI MD
745 S Church St Ste A130
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
get directions BELL FAMILY MEDICAL CENTERS
527 N Maple St
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
get directions Bell Family Medical
519 Enon Springs Rd E
Smyrna, TN 37167
get directions Mid Tennessee Medical Associates
5242 Murfreesboro Rd
La Vergne, TN 37086

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Specialties

Dr. Arikana C Chihombori has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Arikana C Chihombori has the following 6 expertise

  • Contraception
  • Influenza
  • Immunization
  • Family Planning
  • Check-up
  • Weight Loss

Reviews

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One Star

Bell Family Medical Clinic is a joke !!! Can't even get doctor to call prescription 's in ! Clinic opens supposedly at 8:00 A.M. But no one answers phone !!!

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needs to be closed down

thay need to be closed down thay dont know meds thay all need to go back to school and learn how to treat people

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Avoid this Doctor

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.

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No compassion for a person's well being!

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!

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One Star

worst dr. ever. Told my wife to divorce me because i was suffering from chronic pain and it was all in my head.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Chihombori is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    32 Years Experience

  • Meharry Medical College

    Graduated in 1986

  • Meharry Medical College

    Residency

  • Dr. Arikana C Chihombori Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Tennessee
    • BCBS TN Blue Network E
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana National POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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