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Dr. Mohammed A Athar has the following 3 specialties
A hematology specialist is an expert in disorders of the blood, the blood forming organs and bone marrow. These doctors diagnose, treat and work to prevent diseases that affect the production of blood and its components, as well as the ability of the blood to perform its many functions, such as coagulation and carrying oxygen to the lungs and tissue.
Hematologists diagnose and treat blood disorders, such as anemia, hemophilia, leukemia, sickle cell anemia, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
Depending on the condition, hematology specialists may treat a patient with a blood transfusion, stem cell transplantation, bone marrow transplant, radiotherapy, anticoagulation therapy or medication.
- Medical Oncology
Think of an oncologist as your main physician for cancer care. After being diagnosed, you’ll meet regularly with an oncologist to explore and manage your treatment options, as well as monitor your condition throughout the process. Medical oncologists are extremely knowledgeable in various types of cancer treatment and can recommend the right method for the type and stage of cancer you’re facing.
They may also refer you to additional specialists throughout your care, but they will always be your home base for questions and support. It’s also worth mentioning that medical oncologists deal mostly with solid tumors while hematologists specialize in cancers that involve blood disorders, such as leukemia.
- 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.<br>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.
Dr. Mohammed A Athar has the following 9 expertise
- Acute Myeloid Leukemia
- Weight Loss
Dr. Mohammed A Athar is Board Certified in 3 specialties
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Stay away from him.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Mohammed A Athar - Posted on November 17th, 2017
I was "assigned" to Dr Athar in 2013 after diagnosis of Stage 3 breast cancer. I had a terrible reaction to the chemo, with the first infusion - I could not breathe! This was my first infusion. It took 4 phone calls, finally demanding to see the Dr because I had a terrible reaction. Mind you, all over TX Oncology, there are signs & pamphlets saying if you have difficulty breathing, immediately contact your Dr. . I was trying to contact him, , but kept being put off by the staff. When I finally did get an appt with Dr Athar 5 days after 1st infusion, still having difficulty breathing, a nurse came out to waiting room and asked why I needed to see him. I explained and she said " Hon, it's just a reaction to the chemo", with a big smile on her face. Then she said "you have a good day" and she walked into the back, behind the locked door. I called, complained, got I to see Athar 2 days later, a full week after my infusion. He said what the nurse said, it's just a reaction. I said, you are going to do anything? I can't keep on with my chemo schedule if I can't breathe. By then, I had made an appt with UTSW Dallas, Samon's Breast Cancer facility for the next week. I was immediately sent to the Advanced Lung Disease dept, who did a scan & other tests. Apparently the chemo caused some cysts on my lungs. It's 4 yrs later & I'm still being treated by a Pulmonary Dr with medicine, although my symptoms are much better. I never went back to Dr Attar at McKinney TX Oncology. I found him totally useless & they refused to let me change Drs, they had to fill his schedule up because he was a brand new Dr.! I had 2 ins - United Healthcare and BC/BS, but could not change from the very new Dr Athar to a more experienced Onc at TX Oncology, very close to my home. I tried to report Dr Athar and his nurse, but that was difficult. I did & still do let every Dr I go to at Baylor McKinney know what happened. I tell everyone, including the Cancer Support group I was in, about my horrible experience and to stay away from him. He is polite in person, but apparently does not care at all. I had never had cancer, or chemo. I was scared & should not have been treated like that. I finished my regime the next 2 yrs through UTSW Dallas. I only went back to TxOnc to pick up records. I tried to report Dr Athar & his nurse, but that was near impossible, but I'm told she did not work there long after that incident. Hopefully the hospital fired her.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Mohammed A Athar - Posted on February 21st, 2015
Self-verified patient of Dr. Mohammed A Athar - Posted on September 26th, 2014
On-Time Doctor Award (2015)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2015)
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 (2015)
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.
Parkland Health And Hospital System
Dr. Mohammed A Athar 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 TX Blue Advantage HMO
- BCBS TX BlueChoice
- BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- FirstCare PPO
Imagine Health - SmartCare
- Imagine Health SmartCare
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
Scott and White
- Scott and White PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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