I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Rena Ahuja in hopes of finding a new primary care physician with an integrative, holistic focus.
My parents work with Dr. Andrew Weil at the U of A and I found Dr. Ahuja’s information on his Center’s website.
PROS – The front office was helpful and sent new patient paperwork to my email ahead of time. They were also helpful with my insurance.
CONS – Dr. Ahuja seemed incredibly distracted and uninterested during our appointment.
Despite being a new patient, she didn’t make any effort to get to know me beyond reciting back to me the facts of my family medical history on my form (which the nurse also did ten minutes before).
I’ve had chronic pain in my shoulder and foot for a few years and was hoping not to use pain injections as a treatment method.
I communicated this to the nurse and Dr. Ahuja. She seemed to ignore what I said, as her “treatment proposal” was injections.
Her suggestion for my foot was to “wear more comfortable shoes” even though I’ve been doing that for the last two years.
She suggested I have plantar fascitis, because “a lot of people have it” but the symptoms clearly point to peroneal tendonitis, which took another doctor two seconds to figure out.
I went to Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine and saw a sports physician DO there instead.
After two visits and manual manipulation, my pain in my neck and foot is significantly better.