Dr. Samih Elchahal, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 37
(66)
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Dr. Samih Elchahal, MD
Dr. Samih Elchahal, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 37 years old and has been practicing for 11 years. Dr. Elchahal is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

590 Chimney Rock Rd

Houston, TX 77056

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Dr. Samih Elchahal, MD

Dr. Samih Elchahal, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Humana Health Plan of Texas
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Elchahal's Experience

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Dr. Elchahal's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Elchahal has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Elchahal's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Elchahal to family and friends
4.6
based on 66 total reviews (21 with comments)
Dr. Elchahal's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (21)
in Houston, TX |
Wonderful and I would recommend to one and all.
in Livingston, TX |
Feel very comfortable with doctor and staff knowing I'm in good hands.
Houston, TX |
Was pleased with overall visi. Especially appreciate that I did not spend a lot of time in the waiting room.
in Houston, TX |
Dr Elchahal was very thorough and relayed information regarding treatment in an unstandable manner.
Houston, TX |
Very friendly and clearly explains the prognosis and action plans
in Houston, TX |
Very attentive and concerned. Makes you feel comfortable
in Houston, TX |
He was great, took the time to talk to me
Houston, TX |
Completely satisfied. Very through, explained problem , easy to understand
in Houston, TX |
Helped tremendously with the issue I was having and answered all of my questions. Would definitely recommend!
in Houston, TX |
Very thorough and direct. Same day appointment with very little wait time.
in Houston, TX |
Great Doctor gives good information. He will take the time to answer your questions.
Houston, TX |
Very helpful and friendly staff. We were seen quickly and the doctor was good at explaining the issues.
in Seabrook, Tx |
Most thorough eye exam I've ever had and because so was made aware of issues that could permanently impair my vision if corrective measurements not taken. Dr. Elchahal took his time to make sure all of my questions were answered and concerns addressed
in Houston, TX |
He is a very caring person, friendly. He is extremely good at his profession. My eye operation was a complete success. I can see 20/20 for the first time in 50 years!
Houston, TX |
Very helpful and informative. Answered all my questions in a manner I could understand.
in Houston, TX |
Very thorough, knowledgeable and caring
Houston, TX |
Despite the negative reviews, I went to see Dr. Elchahal because he could get me in the soonest. Now I wish I hadn't. He did not explain things to me clearly, talked a mile a minute, and was rushing out the door the whole time. I've had doctors that are in a hurry, but he was downright rude. He seemed irritated when I asked him questions or challenged what he was saying and his arrogance made me feel like an idiot. After he abruptly left, I did not feel the least bit reassured or satisfied.
in Houston, TX |
I went to go see 2 other doctors before i came here. i was having an allergic reaction and my eyes became really dry. i has blur vision for about 1 week, went in and saw him was amazing, he did not spent much time with me which i did not mind. all i wanted was to see back again and he removed a foreign object that was scratching my eye lens. went back for a follow-up and has recover full vision !!!
Houston, TX |
I had an emergency situation, and he saved my vision.
in Houston, TX |
Twice I've been and each time I waited well over 90 mins. I gave him the benefit of the doubt the first time but it's apparently standard practice. And there was nothing spectacular about him to suggest it's worth the wait. Most doctors are catching on to the fact that our time is just as valuable as theirs - I plan to switch to one of those.
in Houston, TX |
Terrible experience. Spent very little time with me and misdiagnosed my issue. Had I waited for the follow-up appointment with the recommended inflammation specialist I might have lost vision in my left eye. Also the office did not inform me that they were not fully contracted with Aetna when I gave my insurance info nor did the good doctor let me know I would be charged out of pocket for a a procedure (he literally removed an eye lash.) More retail than medica-I would not recommend.
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Dr. Elchahal accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Humana Health Plan of Texas
    Houston Area HMO-Standard
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Elchahal has admitting privileges

Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center
921 Gessner Rd
Houston, TX 77024
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