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Dr. Syed Samad, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 61

  13 Reviews
Dr. Samad

Digestive Care Inc

4800 S Hazel St Pine Bluff, AR 71603
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Dr. Syed Samad, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Pine Bluff, AR and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Dow Med Coll in 1983 and specializes in gastroenterology.

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Dr. Samad accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Dr. Samad's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Esophageal Ulcer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Samad treats Esophageal Ulcer more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Samad treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Samad treats Irritable Bowel Syndrome more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Samad treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Peptic Ulcer
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Samad treats Peptic Ulcer more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Samad treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Samad's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Giardiasis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Samad's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Samad

2.7

Based on 13 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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I went to see Sayed Samad concerning my bowel issues. Not only did I get no answers for my problems, but my bills for him are only sent once every three or 4 months, and I just had two checks clear the bank today- one from 6 months ago 11/11/18, and one from 3 months ago, 3/13/19. Today’s date is 6/4/19. Not taken out in a timely manner. Also, while I was in the waiting area the last time I went to him, I overheard Dr. Samad talk to one of the nursing staff like she was a dog. Reprimanding an employee was different from the manner that he addressed her. It was completely unprofessional and chauvinistic. I never went back after that.
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I have been going to Dr. Samad for years and he has always taken good care of me and my family. Dr. Samad is an excellent physician and his staff is very caring. This office goes the extra mile.
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The nurses/medical staff were all great. Answered any concern I had and made me feel comfortable. However they overcharged me for my procedure and it's been almost 2 months since my procedure and I have not gotten my almost $500 back! So I'm having to put off other medical bills waiting on his staff to get my account fixed!! Not happy would be an understatement on my end.
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I have gone to Dr Samad for several years but am no longer going to his office. I sat in the waiting room for more than an hour before I alerted his staff and then sat another 45 minutes until I decided to leave. The only thing that they are eager to do on time is to collect your co-payment or deductible. The office staff is very unprofessional to be working in a professional office. Very disappointed in the quality of staff now at the office and I will not be back.
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My first experience with Dr. samad and his office five years ago was good,,very professional!! Mine and my wife's latest appointment back in May and June were very dissapointing and the office personnel are VERY UNPROFESSIONAL !!! I had to take care of insurance matters so my insurance would pay the anesthesiologist. After my wife's colonoscopy Dr. Samad ordered further tests ,,,,,that after four weeks still have not contacted us with any information good or bad! We will never go back!!!!!!!
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Very caring doctor. When getting a colonoscopy, not ranking among the top things on my bucket list, he was very assuring. The prep room had a bad odor but I wasn't there for a fun experience . . . just to get the procedure over with. The anesthesiologist was perfect. Couldn't have asked for better staff to take care of me.
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ordered unnecessary and extraneous tests and then drew the wrong diagnosis from those tests. Am looking at a $1000 bill because of these tests.
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My fiancé never had the chance to go to Dr. Samad. I will NEVER go to this office! My fiancé called about his Insurance to see why his co-payment was so high and the lady Krissy told him. I asked will he have to pay the co-payment again and Krissy states he will have to see what procedure he's having I JUST TOLD HIM THAT! Really? I do NOT appreciate being talked to like that by no one! She was very rude. I give this office a ZERO, because of the Receptionist Krissy.
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Biography

Dr. Syed Samad, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Pine Bluff, AR and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Dow Med Coll in 1983 and specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1993
Wright State U Hosps
Fellowship Hospital
1991
U Tex Hosps
Residency Hospital
1990
Marshall U Hosps
Residency Hospital
1989
Marshall U Hosps
Internship Hospital
1983
Dow Med Coll
Medical School

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65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average