Dr. Samih Elchahal, MD

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Ophthalmology | Male

Dr. Samih Elchahal, MD
Dr. Samih Elchahal, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 36 years old and has been practicing for 11 years. Dr. Elchahal is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Dr. Elchahal's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Elchahal to family and friends
4.2
based on 30 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Elchahal's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
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's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

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Education

  • Medical School
    UNIV OF FL COLL OF MED

    Graduated in 2006

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

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