Dr. Malek S. Karassi, MD

Dr. Malek S. Karassi, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism | Male | 52 years old

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Dr. Karassi specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism and practices in Birmingham, AL. He practices at 1 location.

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Dr. Karassi's Reviews

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based on 19 total surveys (7 with reviews)
Key Survey Insights
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
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  • Scheduling
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Experience with Dr. Karassi
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Karassi's Office & Staff
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (14)
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in Clanton, AL |
This is the worst doctors office I have ever come across. The receptionist is so rude and extremely unprofessional.
in Haleyville, AL |
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!
Atlanta, GA |
Receptionist is one of the rudest individuals I have ever come across !
in Jasper Al |
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.
in Birmingham, AL |
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.
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.
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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Dr. Karassi's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  •  Board certified in Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
  •  Malpractice claims in Alabama not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology

Conditions Treated

  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Adrenal Cortex Diseases
  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Endocrine Disorders
  • Goiter
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Pituitary Disease
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Aleppo, Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1988

  • Internship Hospital
    Aleppo University Hospital

    Completed in 1989

  • Residency Hospital
    Chicago Medical School Hospitals

    Completed in 1992

    University of Arkansas For Medical Sciences

    Completed in 1994

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Aberdeen Hospital

    Completed in 1999

    University Of California Los Angeles Medical Center

    Completed in 1995

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

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Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Procedures Performed

  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring
  • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy
  • Ultrasound, Thyroid

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