Dr. Malek Karassi, MD

Dr. Malek Karassi, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism  ·  
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Age 54
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Dr. Malek Karassi, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from University Of Aleppo, Faculty Of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism and internal medicine.Read his story

817 Princeton Ave SW Ste 308

Birmingham, AL 35211

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicare
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Dr. Karassi's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Hypoglycemia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karassi treats Hypoglycemia more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Karassi treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karassi treats Diabetes With Renal Manifestations more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Karassi treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Continuous Glucose Monitoring
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karassi performs Continuous Glucose Monitoring more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Karassi performs this procedure more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Karassi's conditions and procedures:

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Adrenal Cortex Diseases
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Diseases
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Female Infertility
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Growth Hormone Deficiency
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Pituitary Disease
  • Retina Diseases
  • Rickets
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Thyroiditis
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid

About Me

Our team strives to keep up with the latest technology to provide the best quality service. We currently preform in house ultrasounds and biopsies on the thyroid, draw A1c levels in-house, have Medtronic insulin pump options for our pa...

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology

Education

1999
Aberdeen Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1995
University Of California Los Angeles Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1994
University of Arkansas For Medical Sciences
Residency Hospital
1992
Chicago Medical School Hospitals
Residency Hospital
1989
Aleppo University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1988
University Of Aleppo, Faculty Of Medicine
Medical School
1999
1995
1994
1992
1989
1988

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English

Awards

Dr. Karassi's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Karassi

3.3

Based on 21 reviews

5 Stars
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(9)
4 Stars
4.761904761904762%
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3 Stars
19.047619047619047%
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2 Stars
4.761904761904762%
(1)
1 Star
28.571428571428573%
(6)

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First off I don’t know which receptionist everyone is referring to but I have always been treated kindly by both. At my first visit I wasn’t sold on Dr Karassi but gave him a second chance. Saw him last week and he found a lump in my thyroid and set up an appointment to have it biopsied immediately. He explained the precedure and assured me he has done this for 27 years it will go fine. His ultrasound tech is the best. She is very sweet and was the one who found the nodule in my thyroid.
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Dr karassi and his nurses are very nice. His receptionist are rude and very disrespectful. I really wouldnt go back because of the receptionist, but i have waited so long for the appt. and they put have rescheduled my appt off 3 times.
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This is the worst doctors office I have ever come across. The receptionist is so rude and extremely unprofessional.
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Before I seen this doctor I had read these reviews and was very nervous about seeing him since there were negative reviews but I have to say that i dont understand why there are any negative reviews about this doctor and his staff. The staff there have been wonderful to me everytime and am so happy i was referred to Dr. Karassi. He was so nice and explained everything to me thoroughly. He made me feel so much better about my issues. He does an excellent job! I would absolutely recommend him!
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Receptionist is one of the rudest individuals I have ever come across !
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Very caring Dr. Staff very kind.. receptionist seems to be bothered. . Which I can deal with.. as my Dr is most important in my care.
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Went to him and explained the thyroid related issues I was having..(memory, depression, other) did labs and stated to half my dosage. when I came back to go over the lab work he told me I was fine my labs were great I explained to him that I was not better, he then stated that he didn't treat memory problems or depression. A good doctor will help treat your thyroid and thyroid related problems and they will listen and help you to get to root of the problem instead of putting you off.
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The receptionist has a horrible attitude while setting up appointments. She will ask a question only to interrupt with a second question or a long sigh. Everyone has bad days but this has occured 3 times & I am seriously considering a new physician for my family member. I do not have time to deal with demeaning staff.
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Why does his staff have to be so rude. Call to make appointment and you are made to feel like you are bothering them. Very displeased.
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