A good doctor is hard to find Another doctor of mine referred me to Dr. Shahab Roohparvar because my Internist retired.
Despite the negative reviews online, I trusted the recommendation so I made an appointment due to experiencing symptoms of a kidney infection.
I saw Dr. Roohparvar on Monday, January 25th. I explained my symptoms.
Dr. Roohparvar dismissed them saying he believed it was just back pain.
He asked me if I had lifted anything heavy like a child. (I am a Court-Appointed Advocate for foster youth.) I replied; “No”. He talked about Sciatica.
I explained I have had that before and this pain is definitely different.
When I asked him about the cloudy urine symptom I was experiencing, he said it was “common in men”.
I thought this was odd because I’m clearly female.
He proceeded to add some lab requests to an existing lab order from my other doctor and wrote me a prescription for 2 weeks of physical therapy for “chronic back pain.”
The next morning I went to get the labs done. The lab assured me that Dr. Roohparvar’s office would have the results the day after, on Wednesday, January 27th.
I never heard from Dr. Roohparvar’s office. Still experiencing symptoms I called a week later, at 1:47PM on Tuesday, February 2nd.
There was no answering service, only a machine with a recording that states not to leave a message and to call back during business hours.
I called again at 2:33PM. I asked if they had received my lab results and the woman said she would look for them, have the doctor review them, and call me back.
I never heard back from her for the rest of the day. The next morning, Wednesday, February 3rd, she called at 9:25AM stating they had not received the lab results and asked me which lab I went to.
I gave her the location and she said she could call the main office and obtain the results.
Today is exactly two weeks since I saw Dr. Roohparvar and I never heard back from him or anyone on his staff.
I have since received a copy of the lab results confirming the infection.
I highly recommend trusting the negative reviews and NOT going to Dr. Roohparvar’s office.