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About Dr. Shannon M Abikhaled MD
Dr. Shannon M Abikhaled has the following 1 specialty
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
An obstetrician & gynecologist, or OB/GYN, is a physician who cares for women throughout their pregnancies, straight through to the delivery of their baby (obstetrician). They also specialize in annual care, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the female reproductive system (gynecologist). Many physicians specialize in both of these fields in order to provide complete overall health services to women at every stage of life.
Dr. Shannon M Abikhaled has the following 11 expertise
- Pelvic Exam
- Women's Health
- Hot Flashes
- Menstrual Pain
- Pap Smear
- Birth Control
- Child Birth
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Self-verified patient of Dr. Shannon M Abikhaled - Posted on September 2nd, 2013
I had been seeing this doctor for almost 5 years and never really had a problem with her. When I got pregnant and started going for my monthly check-ups is when I started to notice some things. She actually helped us get pregnant. I had gone to get some extensive blood work done to make sure the baby was okay and one of those tests was able to tell us the sex. When I saw my doctor again I mentioned the sex to her and her reaction was "I'm sorry" with a sad, disappointed look on her face. At first I thought she was joking but she said "I'm sorry" two more times before the appointment was over. I thought it was pretty strange and somewhat rude. Here I was so excited about having a baby. It was our first baby and we had some struggles getting pregnant. I was just so happy that it finally happened and I just didn't understand why she would say that. You don't try to take away a pregnant woman's happiness!!! I told myself, I will go see her next month and just wait and see what happens. I show up on my next appointment, everything was fine and when she was just about finished she said, "Everything looks great except for the fact that it's a boy". I didn't say anything, just gave a weird smile and left. I decided on that day to change doctors. I honestly didn't feel like I could trust her anymore. How would I know she wouldn't be acting weird on the day of the delivery. Why would I put myself through that??!! As I thought about it, I remembered that she had mentioned before that she was having some problems with her teenage son. Although I can sympathize with that, she still needs to be professional and keep her personal emotional opinions to herself. She is there to look after my health, that is all. I have a new doctor now and I am very happy with her. She is friendly, professional and has many years of experience. I feel safe in her hands. Bottom line, Abikhaled is a good doctor but her bedside manner needs some work.
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Self-verified patient of Dr. Shannon M Abikhaled - Posted on April 30th, 2012
The worst doctor I ever had...
Self-verified patient of Dr. Shannon M Abikhaled - Posted on September 9th, 2011
Self-verified patient of Dr. Shannon M Abikhaled - Posted on October 25th, 2010
I had been going to Planned Parenthood to get my birth control pills, and hadn't gotten a pap in a while. Once I had insurance again, I was trying to find the right doctor- and was referred to Dr. Abikhaled by another doctor due to an abnormal pap. Once I went to her I knew immediately she was the right fit. She's very patient, very friendly, and very reassuring. While the first doctor had me terrified that I was having some very serious issue, she assured me that they were fairly common. I've had a colopscopy and a LEEP procedure done by her. The wait time for the colopscopy was around a half an hour because there was a mixup with my appointment, which had somehow disappeared from their system. They made sure to get me back in there, and were very nice about it. For the LEEP procedure I was immediately called and didn't have to wait more than 2 minutes. If you're looking for a new doctor and haven't had much luck elsewhere, I would highly recommend her. While I don't want to fill her appointments any more with other people than they already are- everyone deserves someone as professional and polite as her.
Dr. Abikhaled is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
27 Years Experience
University Of Texas Medical School At Houston
Graduated in 1992
University Hospital South Texas Medical Center
Dr. Shannon M Abikhaled Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- 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 TX BlueChoice
- BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- FirstCare PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana HMO
- Humana HMO Premier
- Humana National HMO
- Humana National POS
- Humana Preferred PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
More about Dr. Shannon M Abikhaled
Shannon M. Abikhaled, M.D., is an OB/GYN who entered private practice in 1997 and joined Des Rosiers and Wernecke Associates in 2003. She received her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and completed an internship and residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Abikhaled was certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology in 1998. She belongs to several professional organizations, including the Texas Medical Association, the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Christian Medical Association. She enjoys spending time with her family, gourmet cooking, and traveling.
Locations & DirectionsOB/GYN GROUP OF AUSTIN, 1301 W 38th St Ste 300, Austin, TX
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