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About Dr. Constantia A Abarikwu
Dr. Constantia A Abarikwu, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Phoenix, AZ, with another office in Phoenix, AZ. She has 27 years of experience. Her specialties include Internal Medicine and General Practice. Dr. Abarikwu is affiliated with Honorhealth Deer Valley Medical Center, Abrazo Scottsdale Campus and Scottsdale Healthcare Shea. Dr. Abarikwu has received 5 awards. She speaks English.
Dr. Constantia A Abarikwu has the following 2 specialties
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
- General Practice
A general practitioner is similar to a family practitioner in that they treat patients of all ages with a variety of health concerns. These doctors treat everyday ailments, some acute and chronic diseases, and also provid health checkups, physicals, inoculations and preventative care.
General practitioners differ from family practitioners because they are not required to complete an additional residency in family medicine after completing their medical school residency. Like family practitioners, general practitioners will also provide referrals to patients who are in need of a specialist.
- Weight Loss
- Weight Loss (non-surgical)
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Carmen is the rudest nurse I have ever had the displeasure in meeting. I am paying for a service and I should be treated as a customer. Dr. Abarikwu is a sweet lady but doesn't seem to be able to diagnose. she is always running late. I have waited 2 hours in a room and when she finally arrived Carmen nocked on the door 5 minutes later to hurry her along. Now that she is training rookie doctors you must see them first. I go to a woman doctor for a reason and I don't feel comfortable talking about my personal issues with a man. The doctors in training want to run a lot of expensive tests they never think of the obvious. As much as I like her I am going to move on.
Carmen her nurse for about the last 10 years still has the worst bedside manner, she is short and rude with you and disregards you. She doesn't talk to you and if she does she has an attitude. She shows her anxiety constantly and really needs to relax. Often interrupts appointment or knocks on door to tell the doctor to hurry up 5 minutes into the appointment. Dr. Abarikwu is a doctor that builds a relationship with you and she cares and she talks to you and often runs behind schedule... but worth it.
NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home
The patient-centered medical home is a way of organizing primary care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into what patients want it to be. Medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patients' and providers' experience of care.
Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2010)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2009, 2012, 2011, 2014)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012)
The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.
Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
This program is designed to recognize practices that use information systems to enhance the quality of patient care. To obtain Recognition, practices must demonstrate that they have implemented systematic office
Dr. Abarikwu is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
27 Years Experience
University Of Colorado School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1991
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Dr. Constantia A Abarikwu accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Savings Plus of AZ
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- BCBS AZ Alliance Network
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Health Net AZ PPO HSA
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana National POS
- Humana Phoenix HMOx
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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