Dr. Fareed Elhaj, MD

Internal MedicineMaleAge 46

Dr. Fareed Elhaj, MD is a Internal Medicine Specialist in Houston, TX and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Baylor University medical school in 2002. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as CHI St Lukes Health - Baylor St Lukes Medical Center and Houston Methodist West Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Elhaj to book an appointment.

Dr. Elhaj

Houston Thyroid and Endocrine Specialists

6624 Fannin St Ste 2260 Houston, TX 77030
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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"I may sound a bit over dramatic but I had been misdiagnosed for so long when I found Dr. Elhaj (from reviews). My first visit I remember crying uncontrollably..."

- Bobbie Shaffer in Lake jackson, TXSee more reviews

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Elhaj's conditions and procedures:

  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anxiety
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Cough
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Fine Needle Aspiration of Thyroid Nodules
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Insulin Pump Therapy
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Proteinuria
  • Subclinical Hyperthyroidism
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Testosterone Deficiency
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Tremor
  • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid
  • Urinary Stones
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wheezing

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(713) 795-0770

Dr. Elhaj accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Elhaj's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Elhaj

4.2

Based on 58 ratings

5 Stars
74.13793103448276%
(43)
4 Stars
6.896551724137931%
(4)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
1.7241379310344827%
(1)
1 Star
17.24137931034483%
(10)
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What went well
  • Office environment (51)
  • Staff friendliness (49)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (46)
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (10)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (9)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (9)
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He told me the labs were “okay,” the cancer could be back and that we should check in a year. What? I was floored and did not have the presence of mind to ask what I should have. The recording said all questions Must be entered through the portal. I messaged to ask for specific information about my labs. They don’t answer clinical questions outside of actual appointments and refuse to send me my results. I messaged him to explain the shorthand used in the summary notes. Dr. Elhaj would not do that w/o another $200 appt.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Sep 23, 2020
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Do not waste your time! Waited 55 minutes for a virtual appointment with Dr. Fareed, he never logged in for the appointment. They collected my co-pay upfront only to cancel the appointment after my lengthy wait. Still waiting for a refund, staff was not helpful or concerned about the inconvenience. I would seek treatment elsewhere as there are many options in this area.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Aug 07, 2020
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I may sound a bit over dramatic but I had been misdiagnosed for so long when I found Dr. Elhaj (from reviews). My first visit I remember crying uncontrollably and thinking I was crazy. He immediately diagnosed me. He had medical equipment in his office so he could test me along with my bloodwork. He helped me have a life again. I can never thank him enough. Yes it can be a wait sometime, But he gives me the time I need. The office personnel assists me with anything I need. Thank you Dr. Elhaj
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Bobbie Shaffer in Lake jackson, TX – Jan 03, 2019
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All of the women in my family have thyroid issues. ALL of them except me until my late 30s. I have all of the symptoms but my test results only showed very low thyroid levels but not officially hypothyroid. He completely ignored my symptoms and my family history and told me that as women age most of them just gain weight (NOT my only system at all). FTR, I've never had a weight problem in my life until I hit my very late 30s and I don't eat bad food except on occasion.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Angela in Houston – Aug 30, 2018
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While Dr. Elhaj will spend time with his patients, he won't really work with you to come up with a treatment plan. I would only go to him if your issues are textbook. I was unable to reach the office after leaving 3 messages on the patient portal and could not leave a voicemail for the nurse due to it being full. Also, my 2017 and 2018 appointments had a wait time of 1 hour telling me they are over-scheduling.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Houston, TX – Aug 02, 2018
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Dr. Elhaj is always pleasant and is attentive to any symptoms, questions, or concerns. The office staff is professional and helpful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Tonya C. in Katy, TX – May 08, 2018
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This was my second visit and I must say that he has a lot of patience and knowledge . In this day and age google and all the other people around us feed us with so much information that we get overwhelmed. Dr.Elhaj was not only patient but answered to all my questions in detail. Didn’t even make me think once that my questions were not relevant ,rather he explained each one of them . I have my next visit in three months and cant wait to feel much better with the thyroid condition.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Houston Texas – May 07, 2018
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Dr Elhaj is a wonderful doctor. My blood sugar was over 300 for a year I was on a insulin pump from another endocrinologist. After just one visit my blood sugar is in normal range for a type 2 diabetic. On my second visit he took me off of the insulin pump. His staff is very friendly and professional. I definitely have and will continue to recommend Dr Elhaj.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Bobbie Richter in Texas – May 01, 2018
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Dr Elhaj is an excellent physician and is worth the trip to the medical centre or here in Katy. He is an excellent physician who really cares about his patients welfare... I would highly recommend him to any friend or family member.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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TF in Katy – Apr 25, 2018
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Dr. Elhaj is excellent in all aspects. He is very smart and knowledgeable. He spent enough time with my mother to discuss about the importance of controlling her diabetes. He was very empathetic. She has no insurance but there was no discrimination. He still showed her respect and great care which we barely see nowadays. He is very generous to the ones in need. Of course, he is highly recommended to all of my friends and family. We felt so blessed to have him as our endocrinologist.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Fe K in Richmond, TX – Apr 25, 2018
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There is minimal wait time for appointments. Dr. Elhaj seems to run in time as I have never waited longer than 15-20 mins for my appointment. He is extremely knowledgeable and I trust his treatment. I recommend my own patients needing an endocrinologist to Dr. Elhaj and his colleagues.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Apr 20, 2018
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Dr. Elhaj has been helping me manage my diabetes for 3 years now. I love his approach to educate and hold me accountable to my own care. He is very responsive to my concerns.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
1 person found this helpful
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A Lollie Ramirez-Bennett in Spring, Tx – Apr 17, 2018
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Dr Elhaj is excellent and his staff is professional yet friendly. The Healow app allows you to keep medications handy and updated on your phone and see lab results. The doctor is is empathetic and encouraging without being preachy. Katy location is easy in and out, but sometimes easier to get appointments in the med center.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Tracy in Houston TX – Apr 11, 2018
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I have had several diabetes Dr’s over the years, few have listened and tried to help me reach my goals like Dr Elhaj. He quininely want to help me accomplish my goals. His staff was courteous and helpful. They did a great job moving around the schedule to accommodate my needs. Very impressed with the entire experience.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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CJ in Katy, Tx – Apr 10, 2018
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Great doctor - empathetic, friendly, knowledgeable, courteous and always a big smile on his face! Would recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Mar 19, 2018
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Wait time is very minimal. Dr. Elhaj has a warm and knowledgeable bedside manner. Office staff is always friendly and responsive. Patient portal is user friendly.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Mar 03, 2018
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Dr Elhaj has been an amazing endocrinologist. His office is pleasant and helpful. They are usually on time. I cannot say enough about how much I love this group.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 03, 2018
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Dr. Elhaj is very kind, friendly and very knowledgeable. He diagnosed my condition as very professional (I saw another doctor before and she was not knowledgeable and I didn’t believe her diagnosis and it was wrong.). He spends enough time for every patient, and that means sometimes waiting time is long like an hour (avoid Friday, he is very busy) but I really want to recommend Dr. Elhaji!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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K in Katy, TX – Feb 17, 2018
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Friendly, thorough, and fast. Dr. Elhaj covers all the bases.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 07, 2018
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I strongly recommend dr.elhaj He is smart,calm & reassuring
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Elhaj strives for excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of all hormonal disorders by combining the most recent advances and techniques with a compassionate...Read more

Biography

Dr. Fareed Elhaj was born in New York but has been a native of Houston from a young age. He completed his undergraduate studies at Rice University with...Read more

Specialties

  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2009
Baylor University
Fellowship Hospital
2005
UCLA Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2002
Baylor University
Medical School
1997
Rice U
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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Does Dr. Fareed Elhaj, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Fareed Elhaj, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Elhaj frequently treats Hypothyroidism, Diabetes With Renal Manifestations, and Hypoglycemia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Elhaj treats.

Where is Dr. Fareed Elhaj, MD's office located?

Dr. Elhaj's office is located at 6624 Fannin St Ste 2260, Houston, TX 77030. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Houston Thyroid and Endocrine Specialists

Houston Thyroid and Endocrine Specialists6624 Fannin St Ste 2260 Houston, TX 77030
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Katy Office - Houston Thyroid and Endocrine23920 Katy Fwy Ste 500 Katy, TX 77494
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Elhaj is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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CHI St Lukes Health - Baylor St Lukes Medical Center

Houston, TX

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)

Houston Methodist West Hospital

Houston, TX

81% Patient Experience Rating, 12% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital

Katy, TX

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital

Houston, TX

19 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)