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About Dr. David H Cahan

Dr. David H Cahan, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Jamaica Plain, MA. He has 44 years of experience. His specialties include Nephrology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Cahan is affiliated with Brigham And Womens Faulkner Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

6 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. David H Cahan is Poor. Dr. David H Cahan has been rated by 6 patients. From those 6 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. David H Cahan is 2.1 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Professional Medical Associates

1155 Centre St Ste 5985
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
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Specialties

Dr. David H Cahan has the following 2 specialties

  • Nephrology

    A nephrologist is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the kidneys or renal system.
    A nephrologist will determine through urine analysis, blood test, X-ray, sonogram, or kidney biopsy how well the kidneys are functioning and will then prescribe a special diet and exercise program, medication or dialysis - a process by which a machine filters the blood when the kidney is no longer capable of doing so.

  • 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.

  • Expertise

    7 Expertise

  • Kidney Biopsy
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Chronic Renal Disease
  • Urinalysis
  • Dialysis
  • End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)

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Pleasant and personable

I was sent to Dr Cahan for an independent evaluation related to disability. I have not received my results yet, so I can't address accuracy of diagnosis, but I am shocked by these other reviews. The office was clean. Dr Cahan greeted me as soon as I arrived for my appointment and let me know he would see me in a few minutes. (I was early.) He did the same for the gentleman who arrived after me. During the exam he listened to me and seemed to be interested in my condition. He pleasantly shared some anecdotes and even walked out to the hallway with me afterwards to show me how to get to radiology. I don't have the results of the exam yet. But I found him to be a very nice man.

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This is why American medicine sucks

Arrogant; doesn't listen. Thinks he knows the problem and answer before you even explain yourself and your situation. Relies on technique alone rather than intuition and wisdom -- avoid this creep like the plague. He's a robot.

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BAD DOC!

Talked on phone a full 7 minutes with his accountant during my visit. Arrogant.Incompetent.Bedside manner of Dracula.Ordered CT scans for low sodium. Totally uncalled for and cost was nearly $8,000. Sodium was normal a few weeks later.This doctor is one of the reasons our healthcare system is second rate and most expensive in the world. His office is filthy. He said he had been in the same place for 30 years. I'll vouch for 30 years worth of dirt in there. His waiting room rug looks like he parks an old truck on it at night - full of greasy spots. EWWWW.. It reminded me of the Bates Hotel in Psycho - dark, dusty and dingy. I'm not being funny. Nothing about this jerk is funny. Oh, and, be advised, his receptionist leaves at 3pm. Don't be alone with him. He's creepy. I had a 4pm appointment - set up by him personally. Yeah, he actually called be at home, after my primary care doctor made the referral. I'm glad I took my husband with me to my appointment. Don't be alone with him. He's creepy. Better yet, find another doctor.

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One Star

My experience (one appointment)with Dr. Cahan was terrible. He has the bedside manner of Dracula and he took a 10 minute call from his accountant during my appointment. Moreover, his office is dirty. The rug in his waiting room looks like he parks an old truck on it at night. It is black with oil spots and filth. Ewwww! The chairs are also dirty, and a half inch of dust has collected on the baseboard. He said he has been in the same office for 30 years. Apparently, it hasn't been cleaned since then. It reminded me of the Bates Motel in Psycho. My instincts told me to run from there before seeing him. I wish I had.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    44 Years Experience

  • University Of Rochester School Of Medicine And Dentistry

    Graduated in 1974

  • Boston University Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. David H Cahan accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim
    • Harvard Pilgrim ChoiceNet HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
    • Harvard Pilgrim PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Tufts Health Plan
    • Tufts PPO
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Locations & Directions

Professional Medical Associates, 1155 Centre St Ste 5985, Jamaica Plain, MA

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