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Dr. Ghazala Alam, MD

Family Medicine ·  Female · Age 60

Dr. Alam

Drum Hill Primary Care

4 Courthouse Ln Unit 1 Chelmsford, MA 01824

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(978) 452-0052


Dr. Ghazala Alam, MD is a family medicine specialist in Chelmsford, MA and has been practicing for 36 years. She graduated from Sindh Medical College, Dow University Of Health Sciences in 1983 and specializes in family medicine.


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Dr. Alam's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Back Pain
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedwetting
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Pain
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Common Cold
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophagitis
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Impetigo
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Newborn Metabolic Screening
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rib Fracture
  • Ringworm
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sore Throat
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thrombosis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Ulcer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Hesitancy
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing

Dr. Alam's Reviews

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Saw her 15 years but something happened and she just started making bad diagnosis. Staff very poor. No one ever checked the prescription voice mail.wait time between waiting room and exam room 1 hour. After bad diagnosis too many times and i am 71, decided time for change. Very hard decision after 15 yrs. Found a great doc,he listens and hears you.get my scripts and he is very thorough and caring .
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I was in the care of this Doctor for over a year and watched my health take a nose dive under her care. She didnt listen to me when I told her my symptoms and attributed my issues to rapid weight gain which was one of my symptoms more than 20lbs in 6weeks. Not pregnant, no change in diet and a constant gym goer. She kept ordering blood work and costing me tons of lab fees. Then telling me nothing. I finally changed my doctor and will need surgery for my condition.
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Dr Alam is very intelligent and compassionate. Unfortunately, there have been staff problems (lots of turnover) and she generally runs behind schedule, sometimes by quite a bit.
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Very bad service and minimum attention to the patient , I had an appt at 10 am came 9:45 , the secretary was on the phone for a personal issue didn't even look at me or tell me something after 10 min the nurse gave me a sheet to be filled , after 30 min the nurse came took my weight bp and asked me the usual questions she told me the Dr should be in soon 35m no one came in I asked the secretary said the Dr is in the bathroom and don't know how long!! I left and I won't return to this office!!!!
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She is caring and excellent practitioner.
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She is kind and to the point.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Alam for over 10 years and she has been great. Always sent me to have issues looked into when concerned and treated me with respect. Every time I ever had a problem, she investigated until we found the answer and I am grateful for that. I would recommend her to anyone.
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Dr. Alam, has been an excellent doctor for me. She is compassionate and truly cares about her patients. Given her experience and a heart for helping others, I drive more than an hour just to receive her services.
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Dr. Alam has been my Primary Care Physician for over 15 years. She is caring, considerate, logical and very knowledgeable. I would recommend her to anyone wanting a good, solid, PC
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Staff was downright rude. Receptionist texting instead of assisting those waiting. Wait was ridiculous. Once in doctor took forever to come into exam room. Not pleased with this practice. Will find better.
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Rude staff and unacceptable wait. I am out of here. Awful.
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The wait was almost comical. over an hour and 20 minutes. No apology. Receptionist on facebook the whole time, as I stood up to ask at the desk every 15 minutes could clearly see this. Staff was unfriendly and grumpy. Bad karma in that office. Getting a new doctor FAST.
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Longest waiting I have ever done. Never returns phone calls. Rushed and appears not interested in patient well being. Switched doctors after second visit.
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Biography

Dr. Ghazala Alam, MD is a family medicine specialist in Chelmsford, MA and has been practicing for 36 years. She graduated from Sindh Medical College, Dow University Of Health Sciences in 1983 and specializes in family medicine.

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Mountainside Hospital, NJ
Residency Hospital
1983
Sindh Medical College, Dow University Of Health Sciences
Medical School
1983

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