About Dr. Shannon M Abikhaled MD

Dr. Shannon M Abikhaled, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Austin, TX. She has 27 years of experience. Her specialties include Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Abikhaled is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin. She speaks English.

Dr. Abikhaled has received 1 award.

Rating Overview

13 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Shannon M Abikhaled is Great. Dr. Shannon M Abikhaled has been rated by 13 patients. From those 13 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Shannon M Abikhaled is 3.9 of 5.0 stars.

Location

get directions OB/GYN GROUP OF AUSTIN
1301 W 38th St Ste 300
Austin, TX 78705

Specialties

Dr. Shannon M Abikhaled has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Shannon M Abikhaled has the following 11 expertise

  • Pelvic Exam
  • Menopause
  • C-section
  • Women's Health
  • Pregnancy
  • Hot Flashes
  • Menstrual Pain
  • Infertility
  • Pap Smear
  • Birth Control
  • Child Birth

Reviews

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former patient

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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Very Caring Staff

This is a very busy office, but all of the staff at Dr. Abikhaled's office are very caring and professional. She always takes the time to talk to me about my health and answer any questions.

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Great Dr.

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45.0 minutes
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The worst doctor I ever had...

I placed 55 minutes waiting but that is the average. Sometiimes it was even worse.She didn't get anything rigth with me. Prognosis... wrong! Medicine to take... wrong!! I will never get back to her. Two years wasted!! Go somewhere else!!

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Five Stars

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.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2009, 2008)

    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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    27 Years Experience

  • University Of Texas Medical School At Houston

    Graduated in 1992

  • University Hospital South Texas Medical Center

    Residency

  • Dr. Shannon M Abikhaled Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • 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 Texas
    • BCBS TX BlueChoice
    • BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • FirstCare
    • FirstCare PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana HMO
    • Humana HMO Premier
    • Humana National HMO
    • Humana National POS
    • Humana Preferred PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • 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 & Directions

OB/GYN GROUP OF AUSTIN, 1301 W 38th St Ste 300, Austin, TX
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