Irvine >Shafa Parvin Md
RUN! Basically she is a skin doctor but practices everything. She is a business woman not a doctor. She is a negligent as well. If you are sick even as simple as a cold don't go to her.
HERE IS MY STORY:
I was coughing for 4 months. She tried antibiotics and the cough didn't go away. What is a protocol if cough doesnt go away with antibiotics? SIMPlE XRay! Instead she kept injecting me steroid saying its allergy, for over 4 months. I got worse and worse. I had lost 10 pounds and my blood results showed low red cells.she said: your weight loss is due to stress and we will monitor your blood. Not putting two and two together. I finally asked for X-ray after months of steroid which she argued me for but finally ordered. After 3 weeks I got a call from her office to go in. She is telling me that there is a mass in my chest and I need CTScans and referred me to a pulmonary specialist. It took her 3 weeks to call me for my abnormal results. I ended up having Cancer. Hodgkins Lymphoma stage II. Had she done a couple simple things 1. X-ray 2. Or ask if I am coughing up blood so I can look perhaps I would be coughs at much earlier stage which means less chemo, less pain. When I called her to tell her what I have and complained about her not doing xray sooner she got defensive and hung up the phone on me (on a cancer patient at the time) this woman does NOT care about anything but money. She doesn't have general medical knowledge. She didn't even know exactly what Lumphoma is. I asked for my medical records many times even made trips to her office but she refused to give them to me for stupid excuses such as: we are remodeling and I can't find it. Or I need to have a third party make copies. I didn't pursue further because I wanted to focus on myself and get well. I was only 34 at the time. Now I am healthy but I feel like I need to let you know as I have a responsibility to do so. If you have seriouuse problems please please do not go to her. She is ok for skin and laser maybe but she is insatiable with money, it's kind of sick.
I wish you all life full of health!
Negligent Treatment & Substandard Services.
Today was my first and only visit with Dr. Shafa. I arrived to my appointment 15 minutes early in order to complete any necessary paperwork and I was required to pay $95.00 upfront for the visit - which I paid for in cash. I waited nearly 50 minutes before someone was sent to see me - and it wasn't even Dr. Parvin Shafa herself - she sent her physician's assistant.
Finally, Dr. Shafa arrives and I begin to discuss my concerns and why I am seeing her. I made the appointment in order to receive medical treatment for skincare issues I'm having. She referred to my skincare issues and concerns as, "no big deal" and only recommended and try to Upsell me on purchasing some $280 cleanser, toner, & lotion treatment. The total appointment time with Dr. Parvin Shafa was less than 5 minutes before she hurriedly sent a nurse to go over what she wants me to purchase. At this point I ask to see Dr. Shafa again.
Dr. Shafa arrives a second time, spends less than 2 minutes, only to tell me that there's no real problem. That there's nothing wrong and that perhaps my skin is a little sensitive; this is advice I could have gotten for free from a salesperson that works at the cosmetics counter at the mall. Again, she speedily leaves at what I found out later is that she rushed my visit so that she can have her lunch!
Dr. Parvin Shafa performs substandard service and I received negligent treatment. As someone who took the Hippocratic Oath should not have referred to my medical concern as, "no big deal" so that she can eat her lunch.
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