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Dr. Firas F Akhrass Is this you?

About Dr. Firas F Akhrass

Dr. Firas F Akhrass, MD is a Doctor primarily located in San Antonio, TX. He has 25 years of experience. His specialties include Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism and Internal Medicine. Dr. Akhrass is affiliated with North Central Baptist Hospital, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and Northeast Baptist Hospital. Dr. Akhrass has received 6 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

29 Ratings with 11 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Firas F Akhrass is Great. Dr. Firas F Akhrass has been rated by 29 patients. From those 29 patients 11 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Firas F Akhrass is 3.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

The Diabetes And Glandular Disease Clinic Pa

5107 Medical Dr
San Antonio, TX 78229
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Specialties

Dr. Firas F Akhrass has the following 2 specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • 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

    12 Expertise

  • Gland Issues
  • Diabetes (Types I & II)
  • Cushing Disease
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hormones
  • Acromegaly
  • Diabetes
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Fatigue
  • Diabetes, Type 2
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Addison Disease

Reviews

Showing 5 of 29

One Star

Dr. Akhrass is a good doctor, but the amount of time it requires to see him resulted in me switching doctors. At one point, I had to wait in the waiting room for over 2 hours before I was called in. I then waited an additional 1 hour inside the exam room. I ended up having to cancel the meeting in order to meet my other obligations that day and was charged a cancelation fee of $40.00. It was also frustrating that their policy was to take my blood after each visit. This meant that each discussion was based on the findings of 6 week old blood reports. It would have been nice if the blood testing was performed prior to a visit so that the discussions were based on more recent information.

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60 minutes
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Worthless

After waiting for 3 hours I let reception area know I was stepping outside to make a call and they claimed it was OK because there was still two people ahead of me. I walked back in less than 15 minutes and they claimed they been calling me and calling me. And, since I wasn't there the doctor stated he "didn't want to" see me anymore. Its outrageous how Firas Akhrass thinks his time is important but based on his behavior the patient's time is worthless to him. He needs to be reminded that its the patient putting food on his table.

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56 minutes
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PHENOMENAL

Dr. Akhrass is a PHENOMENAL doctor. He's extremely caring and passionate about his patients and will do everything in his power to make your life with diabetes or other related diseases easier to deal with. Couldn't ask for a better doctor.

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Dr. Ahkrass

I have been seeing the DGD clinic since 2007 with first seeing Dr. Swartz and then Dr. Ahkrass. I love them both to death. They are great doctors with excellent bedside manners. I have never, ever had any problems with either of them. They tell you how it is and that's it and I think some people get upset with them because they tell them the truth on thier health on the Do's and the Dont's. I continue to see Dr. Ahkrass on a yearly basis. I do not approve of his PA who I personally think is a scatter brain and who I have seen twice because I thought it was only fair to give her a second chance but I will not see her again. I would rather do business with my doctor. The office staff is great! The times I have gotten sick I was able to go into his walk in clinic and be seen immediately. Yes, there is a wait but not an over-exaggerated wait. If anyone is needing a Diabetes doctor, I highly recommend Dr. Ahkrass

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25 minutes
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Cooperation with Office Staff and Insurance Issues

Although I think very highly of Dr. Akhrass as a very skilled doctor, this is where the positive reviews stop. I am currently trying to complete insurance information which includes medical records from his office. Not only has my insurance company worked over and above to accommodate my situation they have informed me that Dr. Akhrass office is the only outstanding information missing, the fact that I have to go and wait in the cattle call lineup of the other 200 patients waiting to be seen and I have no medical issue leads to the thought that someone has too many patients to care. I called his office twice in the last couple weeks, today when I called I was informed that I must make an appointment to get any paperwork filled out. Funny since there is never a problem when his office wants to bill my insurance and charge me any money when they want to collect. I would not recommend going here for results. You can only see the doctor on your initial visit anyway as the PA is actually the person who sees you when you go to appointments and rushes through anything that is going on. I would not recommend this clinic as a whole if this is how you get treated.

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40 minutes
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  • Awards

    6 Awards

  • 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

  • Bridges to Excellence: Diabetes Care Recognition Program

    Millions of Americans have some form of diabetes, and millions more cases are undiagnosed. To encourage more effective treatment and management, Bridges To Excellence® worked with diabetes experts to develop

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2012)

    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.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2010, 2011, 2012)

    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.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    25 Years Experience

  • University Of Aleppo

    Graduated in 1993

  • Union Memorial Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Firas F Akhrass accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Ambetter Superior Health Plan
    • Ambetter Superior Health Plan
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas
    • BCBS TX BlueChoice
    • BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana HMO
    • Humana HMO Premier
    • Humana National HMO
    • Humana National POS
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Imagine Health - Innovative Health
    • Imagine Health Innovative Health
  • Imagine Health - SmartCare
    • Imagine Health SmartCare
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

The Diabetes And Glandular Disease Clinic Pa, 5107 Medical Dr, San Antonio, TX

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