Dr. Malek Karassi, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism •  Male • Age 56
  
Dr. Karassi
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Karassi Endocrinology/Int Medcn

644 2nd St Ne Ste 204 Alabaster, AL 35007

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(205) 787-2669

Dr. Malek Karassi, MD is a Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Specialist in Alabaster, AL and has over 32 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Karassi has more experience with Diabetes and Thyroid Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Aleppo, Faculty Of Medicine medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Princeton Baptist Medical Center and Shelby Baptist Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Karassi to book an appointment.


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Dr. Karassi accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Practice Areas

Diabetes

Diabetes specialists manage and treat a range of diabetes-related conditions including type 1 and type 2 diabetes and diabetic ketoacidosis through procedures such as continuous glucose monitoring and insulin therapy.Compare with other Diabetes specialists.

Typically treats 96% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Hypoglycemia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Diabetes Type 2
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karassi treats Diabetes Type 2 more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Karassi treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Thyroid Disorders

Thyroid disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the thyroid gland, including hyperparathyroidism, thyroid disease, and thyroid nodules.Compare with other Thyroid Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 41% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Thyroid Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karassi treats Thyroid Disease more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Karassi treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Hypothyroidism
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karassi treats Hypothyroidism more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Karassi treats this condition more than 90% of their peers

Hyperparathyroidism
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Karassi treats Hyperparathyroidism more than 70% of their peers

Dr. Karassi treats this condition more than 70% of their peers

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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

Dr. Karassi's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Karassi

3.3

Based on 23 ratings

5 Stars
43.47826086956522%
(10)
4 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
(1)
3 Stars
17.391304347826086%
(4)
2 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
(1)
1 Star
30.434782608695652%
(7)
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  • Explained conditions well (11)
  • Listened & answered questions (11)
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  • Didn't explain conditions well (4)
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Aminuddin in Hoover , AL – Jun 20, 2019
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Excellent... we highly recommend him.
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Jeanne and Jimmy in Jasper, AL – Jun 19, 2019
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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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Alabaster, AL – Aug 11, 2017
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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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Carlyn Wilkins in Clanton, AL – Nov 29, 2016
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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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Cassandra Holder in Haleyville, AL – Sep 10, 2016
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Receptionist is one of the rudest individuals I have ever come across !
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Atlanta, GA – Aug 09, 2016
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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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Randi T in Birmingham, AL – Mar 31, 2016
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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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Mar 29, 2016
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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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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...Read more

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Internal Medicine

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 U Hosp
Internship Hospital
1988
University Of Aleppo, Faculty Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • Arabic
  • English

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Locations

Karassi Endocrinology/Int Medcn

Karassi Endocrinology644 2nd St Ne Ste 204 Alabaster, AL 35007
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: closed
    • Thu: closed
    • Fri: closed
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Karassi Endocrinology817 Princeton Ave SW Birmingham, AL 35211
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 2:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Princeton Baptist Medical Center

Birmingham, AL

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

Shelby Baptist Medical Center

Alabaster, AL

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

UAB Hospital

Birmingham, AL

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)