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Dr. Kamal Kabakibou

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2004-present No Meds, No Pump Meds, false positive drug screens, charging outrageous amounts for my care.
I'm so tired of the BS every two weeks its something new. Jeez 30 surgeries and I geuss I havent 
suuffered enough. I'm just DONE! soon as I can get this pump out I'm gone and he can screw someone
other than me. Idiot, fool, and rude piece of garbage. I just spent 4 days in icu and he can pay that bill.

Additional comments posted on 03/10/15:
His nerve I went in told his PA this is the last time so I need to see him. well, started explaining how I felt we just needed to go our separate ways. OMG! he went ballistic. Well, my bad. I guess he is god cause I have 3days to find someone to fill my pump or its dry & dead. Can't imagine what the withdrawals from Fentanyl will be like after the Roxicodone & Klonopin that was hell. I forgot how bad raw pain could be. I guess if there is a moral to this mess it would be the old "Be Careful what you wish for." NO, more like "evil is as evil does." Any suggestions ????

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Comments by Moxie on 11/03/17, 6:56 pm

I totally agree with what you had to say about Dr. K! I see you wrote this in 2017. Well, nothing has changed. I saw him today and had a question. He thought I was asking for a higher dose than what he had prescribed. He didn't even let me finish telling him what was going on and interrupted me by screaming at me for a good two minutes. He totally mistook what I was saying. This Guy has some serious mental issues and need to attend anger management classes seven days a week! If you found a good doctor please let me know!





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2001 I have seen this man for many years & seen the staff come & go. He has changed so much he is not fit to be a Doctor.
Many people say the same thing & I am tired of the false positive test, hours of waiting, & never knowing what side of him I will get.
He has put two pain pumps in me over the years & seen me go through life saving surgeries always with complications.
He is milking my issurance company & my husbands pocket. There was a time i cared about him but, now he is evil.
He has left me with no script two diferent ttimes Which meant no oral meds until my husband drove to Atlanta 68 miles one way to get
my scripts. Went for my appt like usual in Ellijay & not once but twice forgot the pump medication.I can go on & on but this is my
problem today I have no medication and i'm trying to find a new Dr I refuse to go back to him after all he has done to me. Never again will he spit in my face because as he said 'I cheated on him' yes I went about it the wrong way but I tried to see a diferent Doctor he found out & while yelling at me calling me names he spit in my face.No wonder the patient that Elizebath discharged for whatever reason went down got his gun & went after them both.Remember if you don't set up arangements for automatic debit payments every month twice a month he jacks with you.
Plus now he test his patients drug screens & if he wants you gone he can do anything he wants because chain of custody is broken & it sounds like
legaly conflict of interest. He is so diferent now riddles, rude, I think like his old PA Elizabeth hes bipolar or taking pills something is wrong with this man. And when my pump goes dry he can pay the insurance the $35,000. I sure hate the way his new pit bull Iesha  treated me yesterday.
NEVER WILL HE TOUCH ME AGAIN NOR GET A PENNY OF MY HUSBANDS HARD EARNED MONEY!!!!
My attorney is being updated on the latest BS from them and I will let EVERYONE know the out come.


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Comments by JammingJelly on 08/17/14, 3:02 pm

To Anonymous..
I really feel sorry for U an wish I knew how to get hold of U.. We being me an my husband went thur if not worse stuff with Kabakibou an Elizabeth.. she was the devils daughter.. he is the devil him self.. we seen him for 15 yrs an when hubby lost his job.. it turned out to be terrible for both of us.. Elizabeth spit in my face called me foul names an lied saying I wa on meth.. I was shocked Dr. K even told her not me on them drugs.. I wont go into all details.. U can read it for your self on the next page an 3rd one after that.. If U need a good doctor some how contact me.. leave me your e-mail.. I promise U my new doc is wonderfull.. He had no problem helping me out an when I first seen him.. I was scared but went back two weeks later an he had no problem  fixing my meds.. especially being in pain management..
I so understand what U have been thru an feel for U.. please leave a e=mail for me.. every time some one comments on Dr. K I get e-mails letting me know.. If U really need a nice new Dr.. U can even leave your attorneys name an number so We can contact U an help U out..
U can send me a e-mail so I can contact U.. I know U R scared as we were but He needs to be taken out as a doctor... doctors dont do the evil things he has done to us an so many others.. I told him one day GOD will take his business away an he will..
 Please send me a e-mail an after we talk U can even change it if U are that worried.. Im truly trying to help U out..
May GODS Vengence be upon Dr. K an his staff....
     Just Trying To Help U out..


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2004-2010 I have seen Dr KK utill july of 2010 when His PA, Elizabeth dismissed me. My wife and I both saw him for over 5 years. KK was a good Dr. But for the last 1.5 years he had changed, KK left all my pain care in Elizabeths hands, She admitted to me that she knew nothing about withdraw from narcotic pain meds. Once I lost my insurance they treated me like crap and allowed me to suffer and go into withdraws. If the PA dont care for you she will p-test you every visit and charge you a thousand bucks each time. I dont know what happen to Dr KK but he has changed and I would not reccomend him to anyone. For years I thought of Dr KK as not just my doctor but as my friend, always brought him gifts back from our vacations. KK needs to stop and take a good look at himself and that one PA and how they treat patients today, its not the same way he did years ago, if he dont he will continue to lose patients and recieve these negative reviews. I will say Secrete at the front desk and his one PA Cathren are very kind and understanding. The KK from years ago was also kind and understanding, I`miss that Dr KK.

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Comments by trophystriper on 11/15/10, 3:02 am

Test I posted twice none posted


Comments by trophystriper on 11/15/10, 3:27 am

I was first seen by a nurse then a lady I think is a Dr.I ended up being asked questions to 3 different people not Dr. KK
I accidently said Oxycontin (which I was on for several years) when talking to this lady, I think she is a Dr. I quickly said I mean Hydromorphine. They asked for a urine test which I gave. I have seen Dr. KK since 2000. I haven't had trouble with Elizabeth till my last appointment. She came in the room and got right in my face and accussed me of buying Oxycontin off the street and asked how many drug stores I was going to. I told her just my local Walgreens. I was laying there upset and I step out of the room and Elizabeth was at the desk. I said can I please talk to you in the room. She came in the room. I said Elizabeth first of all I am a true Christian and I am not going to break laws by buying drugs off the street. 2nd. I understand their postion and that they are under guidelines and I have been coming here since 2000 (when Dr. KK took over. I started at The Center for Pain Management in 1995 when they were at the hospital) and I am not going to do anything to get booted to the street. She said they didn't want to boot me out. She told me to go to the front and make my next appoinment, which I did. They told me to wait in the waiting room for my pain medications scripts. When I looked at it without disscussions Elizabeth cut my pain medication in half.
 They know from all my urine test I have not taken anything but what they prescribe. All drug stores are tied in the computer so you can't go to another drug store and get double medicines or get them early. I am still upset her getting in my face and accussing me of something I didn't do and they know it by my urine test. I don't drink or take street drugs or someome elses medications.
Mercy


Comments by free_radical on 12/03/10, 4:18 pm

I had similar experiences with Dr. Kabakibou aka 'KK'.  I started seeing him sometime in 2003 and he was extremely sympathetic and helpful.  I referred my friend to him, she was suffering from MS, and he helped her (at least at first).  His office started to expand and I would often see his PA.  They were all nice and friendly and generally a decent provider -- except that there were regularly extended waiting times to see the doctor often hours past the appointment time. Eventually the tone and atmosphere changed.  I found KK to be extremely happy and kind on some visits and then alternatively moody and needlessly kirt with me on other occasions.  Also, I started to notice errors on my scripts (and this was of particular concern to me because I am a medical professional, so I can read scripts but other patients cannot do so).  I would regularly have to ask them to correct my prescriptions and wondered how many errors may have gone unnoticed by other patients.  Later, I found errors in my medical records and even found my friend's medical records mixed in with my own.  Furthermore, I found basic facts to be completely wrong...medical records are permanent and errors can be deadly.  Eventually, I decided to go elsewhere after billing became an issue -- they were asking me to pay twice (once out of pocket and once with my insurance company) and  they were not ever able to reconcile their accounting.  Honestly, I believe the errors were all honest mistakes.  Unfortunately, I found that the overall attitude and perspective of the staff and KK had changed.  I would definitely recommend the doctor I saw in 2003-2005 but now I would not be able to recommend his practice.  It's just to disorderly and not patient-oriented enough.  I hope they can improve and find their way back to the way things were.


Comments by LadyG on 12/06/10, 1:08 am


Unfortunately, I think the Dr KK of long ago that you could trust, rely on and call a friend is long gone... sad I miss him. I have been going to another clinic for about 6 months now. I have to go every two weeks, but that doesn't bother me much since I live half an hour away. However, I do miss the camraderie I had a few years ago with Dr Kabakibou, Catherine and the rest of his staff. I DO NOT miss the fear of having my meds cut every month though, or being abused by Elizabeth!

Trophystriper and free_radical: Did you post scorecards of your own for Dr K, or just comment on Virginia_Rebel's? It is important that you post a scorecard of your own so that you can rate Dr Kabakibou and so other prospective patients can read your experiences. You can make your own scorecard for him under 'create scorecard' at this link: http://www.doctorscorecard.com/rate?last_name=kabakibou&state=GA&state_dd=ga&srctype=usa

Does anyone know what happened to Dr K's PA of a few years back? I think her name was Leese although I am not spelling it correctly. I really miss her and wish there were some way to get in touch with her just to say hello.




Comments by LadyG on 12/06/10, 1:33 am

This is for Trophystriper, or any other patients of Dr KK who are still taking Elizabeth's abuse: I hope you are not going back to Dr Kabakibou to take more abuse. There are plenty of clinics out there who will give you the medication you need without the mistreatment. First, get a copy of your records from Dr Kabakibou's office. Tell the front desk you need them for insurance purposes or were in a minor car accident and are thinking of suing and your attorney needs them. Honestly, when I got a copy of mine they did not ask why I needed them at all. I just asked the records department for a copy, they charged me the money and then sent them to me. Make a few copies of the records they send to you, one should remain yours. Next, use google and websites like this one... Search for a few good pain clinics and doctors in your area. Get three good ones, make appointments and bring along your medical records. Be sure to get records from a year back from your pharmacy and bring those with you also. Try all three if you need to before you pick one. But don't put up with Elizabeth's abuse any longer! You are paying them, not the other way around! Good luck!


Comments by Virginia_Rebel on 12/06/10, 1:57 am

His original assistant  Leese is in New  York...she left years ago, I liked her. I wonder what happened to KK he has gone off his rocker.........Elizabeth and him let me go thru withdraws bad.........I lost my job and insurance and coldnt afford to pay for the oxycontin....I filled 10 of them to hold me over for a few days.....and even after I brought her proof from my pharmacist and she even called them to make sure....all that witch would say was I gave you enough....

And on your records...most docs now wont accept them from you, they have to get them from the doctor......its getting bad here in Ga with abuse from patients and Doctors.

I really hated writing a bad review on KK but he can blame Elizabeth....well honestly he can blame himself for not looking into things hiself.......last time I saw him he was wiped on pain meds his self..he had a cast or something on his ankle/foot......just saw him one month before I lost my insurance, although being kinda fast with me he wasnt all that bad...but after that he was a Mr Hyde........i WOULD CHECK YOUR INSURANCE....he charged mine stuff they did ot do. He must be getting a lot of new patients to allow so many to be dismissed or just leave due to abuse from Elizabeth.......we should file a complaint with the Ga Medical board on oth of them.


Comments by norcalwgfan on 12/28/10, 12:50 pm

I filed a complaint with my insurance company that he is charging them $975 for a 'complete 9 panel urinalysis' when it's one of the $10 5 panels parents use to test their kids and it is never sent off for gas-chromotography - BTW, I am completely against drug tests; if you trust me enough to have as a patient, then why treat me like a parole officer?  You're only going to catch marijuana smokers.
 
He also charged them for an extra spinal epidural (from The Pavilion Spinal Center, which him and his wife own - how convenient it's right next door!) he never did.  Nor did he disclose the fact that he has a financial stake to Aegis Labs in Chattanooga, home of the $1000 (ahem) $10 drug test.  He did disclose that tidbit when I first started seeing them (12/08), and when I asked about it that little piece of info it  disappeared from the sign-in sheet two weeks later.  VERY shady practices.  I hope to bring him down.  Thank God for my primary care doctor I told my PCP about the problems with Kabakibou, and he agreed that the PA (who told me I was 'addicted to marijuana') were overworked and making people mad.  I'm now taking 100mg MS-Contin  twice daily with 3 15mg OxyIRs for BT pain, works fine.  The family doctor doesn't think twice; he knows my pain history, has 4 MRIs on file, and he knows more than anyone else about my situation.  Happy New Years and I will post my review to the ScoreCard and email a link to the front desk!


Comments by Virginia_Rebel on 12/30/10, 3:43 pm

My wife left prior to them getting a chance to dismiss her, Elizabeth kept saying she took meth, thats a bunch of crap, she was prescribed Adderall from he Primary Doc and that was after KK's Pa gave her a script to help keep her awake, but she got bad side effects after taking the med one time so we flushed them down the toilet. Next visit she explained this to the PA, and the PA  told her to go to her primary Doc and thats wht she did, she was diagnosed with narcolepsy, my wife could sleep anywhere anytime, growing up they nicknamed her comma, ok to make a long story short, my wife had no problems with the drug tests untill winter time and she got a cold and would use Vicks inhalers to help her breath with this cold....well then on the p-test she tested positive for Adderall which should have been in her chart, we always told them when our family or my heart doc changed my meds and vice a versa.  We got a letter from our pharmacist, printed info out on false positive tests......Elizabeth then said Adderall is not prescribed for people who have problems like narcolepsy. Point is this, his people are the ones who first gave her meds for problems like narcolepsy.
Here is the kicker they were mad cause my wife after taking Elizabeths abuse for several months she did change doctors for pain management. I stayed with KK, but then Elizabeth started asking me questions about my wifes new doctor, which was no longer any of her business. I had hurt my knee by slipping on some ice, I went in to get a cortisone shot, I would get them for my damaged ankle when I needed...she didnt read my chart, she wanted to give me a shot that would have costed my insurance a few grand each shot and I would have had to come in once a week for 3 weeks. These shots are like last resort before surgery and when cotisone wont help.....she never looked into my chart to see I never had any injections on my knee and after I told her I want to try cortisone, she was pissed....and that was the start, soon after I lost my job and yall know the rest.....its about money...not care.....


Comments by OutOfPain on 09/22/11, 12:50 pm

I dont know about other people's opinions, but I have been seeing Dr. K for the past 7 years.  My life was miserable until I met him.  He took the time to listen to me and did not brush me off like other doctors had been doing for the longest time.  He was able to get me on medication that helped my pain but at the same time did not drug me up.  I was able to go back to work without any problems.  I dont know what I would have done without him!


Comments by hurtinjoe on 01/10/12, 11:04 pm

been a patient of Dr. K for over 5yrs now,... Brought him every record from all my neck & back surgeries, all script records, detailed letters from 3 Dr.'s I had been seeing in FL., outlining all procedures & meds since1993, (what works & what doesn't work), brought CT's & MRI's less than a year old, etc. - had every avenue covered.  He had to start by repeating every test possible, while giving me meds that 'he thought I should be taking' !  Long story short, yes, he was a great,caring Doc 5 to 6 yrs ago,... Moody most times, but he seemed to care - especially after seeing that his 10 prescribed meds didn't do 1/4 of the good that just the 2 meds I was taking for 10 years had done!  He still insists on doing procedures that don't work, but try finding a decent pain Dr. Who doesn't think you're there just for the drugs ! I am so pissed-off at those druggies that have ruined pain management for those of us that really need it !!!
  In short, walk carefully with Dr. K.  -  he's a different doctor every month, been that way for 5+ yrs that I've been seeing him. (I'm no kid either - 56 yoa w/ documented injuries) !


Comments by Tama on 03/18/14, 4:36 pm

I do agree wit all of you guys and galls. They dropped me and would even give me a reason why. I pinched a nerve in my shoulder, I have always wondered why, mane they thought I just wanted drugs or that I had n insurance or something. I may have been to the doctor this one time in the past six years. But I was hurting really bad so a friend talked me in to going there and they dropped me after the first visit  . I do not appreciate the way I was treated I have never done drugs  nor drink and never will . But I can tell you I would not recommend any one to go there even if the bill was paid in full




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As a longtime, formerly happy patient of Dr Kabakibou’s, I hesitated for months before posting this review. I have a variety of painful conditions, none of which has responded well to surgery, epidurals, injections, or much of anything else besides opiates. Dr K was compassionate and understanding where other doctors were suspect and cruel. He helped me greatly in the past and, save one episode many years ago in which I found him to be high strung and upsetting, any problems I had with him were greatly outweighed by the benefits of continuing to see him. No, he hasn’t been perfect. I have had problems with his staff and he failed to return phone calls, not only to me but to my insurance company, dentist, oral surgeon and other doctors. He routinely takes phone calls while in appointments with me. Twice, he has made mistakes on my prescriptions that were caught by the pharmacist so that I had to drive back to his office the next day for a rewrite, then again to my pharmacist - a 4 hour drive round-trip. (Now I just make sure I check my prescriptions before I leave his office.) Given the hell that I went through trying to get relief before I found Dr K, I guess I have been very protective and defensive of his actions. Despite the craziness, he was the one doctor who actually helped me. His P.A.’s were all great too! The choice was always mine as to whether I saw a P.A. instead of the doctor. I was always asked if I minded seeing a P.A. instead of Dr K and usually I did not mind as I got along with them just as well as I did with Dr K.
 
How things can change! Six months ago Dr K stopped seeing me altogether and abandoned me to his current P.A. She is nothing like the others, who all seemed to disappear. Bit by bit this woman began lowering my dosages and switching me to medications that did not help me, seemingly in the interest of lowering my level of narcotics. When I told her these meds did not work she refused to switch me back to what did work even though Dr K had given those meds to me for years! She refused to listen to anything I had to say regarding my own care and it seemed almost enjoyable to her to deny me the relief Dr K and his other P.A.s had once provided me. I honestly thought she had a personal grudge against me until I read all the other reviews here! I have been very ill the past few months due to the cuts in medications and cannot function most days. I have tried calling Dr K several times but he won’t return my phone calls. I have requested appointments with him instead of his P.A. and his staff agrees to schedule me with him, but the P.A. ultimately walks into the room to see me. When I demand to see Dr K instead she refuses to get him. Apparently, she goes everywhere with him. I am wondering if Dr Kabakibou is in some kind of trouble, or perhaps there is more to their doctor-P.A. relationship than meets the eye… He was in a deposition during my last appointment...
 
I would like to try to find another doctor but a huge part of me is afraid that no other doctor will be understanding in treating me with the narcotic medications that help me. For many years I did not have health insurance and my income was too high to qualify me for government health insurance. At that time I was trying to obtain individual coverage and asked providers not to put damning information (pre-existing conditions) on my chart, so I have very little documentation on my record to justify the amount of narcotics I take. I am also concerned that perhaps the P.A. wrote some slanderous things in my records, things that might blacklist me with another doctor.  Or maybe, like one patient who reviewed Dr K here, my records will never arrive at the new doctor's office.
 
Dr Kabakibou used to care deeply about his patients and it is very sad to witness what is happening to him now. I would have strongly recommended Dr K and praised him to the skies only a couple of years ago but now I feel I must warn potential patients about him. I will be looking elsewhere and hope I am not doomed. If anyone has a good recommendation or knows of a trustworthy doctor with whom I can be honest, who might understand my circumstances and take any added notes in my medical records with a grain of salt, please message me here.

To all of you who claim to have wonderful experiences with Dr Kabakibou these days… No offense intended but I'm not sure I believe you. I wonder if most of you are simply like me, fearful that another doctor won’t give you the pain relief you need so you excuse Dr K (and his P.A.’s) actions. Do you actually think it's fair to pay to see a real doctor only to be shuffled off to his P.A. every visit? I don't know about you but I pay good money up front to see Dr Kabakibou, not some assistant! Other doctors charge a reduced fee for visits with a P.A. or Nurse Practitioner, but not Dr K. Would you put up with that kind of behavior from your General Practitioner or another doctor who did not give you pain meds? Why accept it from this doctor?



8/16/14; An update... I am still seeing the same doctor I found after firing Dr Kabakibou, except now am seeing him in his office instead of the pain clinic. There have been no problems, so I am now seeing him only once every two months. He has no P.A.'s and I see the doctor every visit! He is a wonderful doctor and I am blessed to have found him. Had I not made the decision to leave Dr K, I would still be stuck at the mercy of his various sadist P.A.'s! To all of you who are still seeing Dr Kabakibou and are unsatisfied with your treatment, just take that first step and find another doctor! There are many out there who are kind, patient, efficient and understanding. Do a simple search of this site to come up with alternatives, and don't forget to post your experiences, good or bad. Thank you!



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Comments by bozo on 10/07/10, 3:44 pm

dr.k is a very good doctor.he is a caring person.his PA'S are the worst assistants i have ever seen in my 10yrs of going to doctors.they go in there like there investigators instead of his helpers.he is losing patiences because of his staff. i just quit going to him because im in a doctors office not a interagation room.


Comments by Prophetess4Jesus on 10/07/10, 4:56 pm

run like the wind if you are going to see Dr. KK. he has changed an no time for you any more. his pa Elizabeth is an evil person. her attitude is like a dead rat. her compassion is none. how in GODS name she is even a pa , I will never know. now Kathern the other pa is a beautiful sweet lady with compassion. she dont work but on wednesdays. I dont understand what happen to Dr. kk . he was more then a doctor to us but something happened to him. he became wordly. money, money money, that is all he thinks about. the hell with his patience. to let the bad things that happened to myself an my husband. sitting here an seeing my husband try to kill himself going thru with draws due to a doctor not listening an letting Elizabeth ruin his business an telling my husband she did not know how to treat the patients. what in GODS name has happenwed to him. well I can tell you when you turn to the worlds ways an forget where you came from an forget about your patients care. GOD will have vengence. to allow your patients to suffer at the hands of the pa Elisabeth you cares for only her self an to laugh at you is just plain evil. we were not the only patients to be more then mistreated is just wrong. all I can honestly tell any one who goes to see dr.kk :RUN, REALLY RUN LIKE THE WIND' an dont look back, you will only cause your self more harm then ever.


Comments by Virginia_Rebel on 10/07/10, 5:54 pm

KK has Changed and not for the better, my experience mirrors yours. Yes at one time years ago he was a very good Doctor, he went from Dr Jeckle to  Dr Hyde


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I appreciate the comments - thank you! :) However, I wish you would also create a scorecard of your own for Dr Kabakibou so that you can rate him and and so other prospective patients can read your experiences. You can make your own scorecard for him under 'create scorecard' at this link: http://www.doctorscorecard.com/rate?last_name=kabakibou&state=GA&state_dd=ga&srctype=usa

Does anyone know what happened to Dr K's PA of a few years back? I think her name was Leese although I am not spelling it correctly. I really miss her and wish there were some way to get in touch with her just to say hello.

I have been going to another clinic for about 6 months now. I have to go every two weeks, but that doesn't bother me much since I live half an hour away. I've not had a problem getting my meds from the new place. However, I do miss the camraderie I had a few years ago with Dr Kabakibou, Catherine and the rest of his staff. I DO NOT miss the fear of having my meds cut in half every month though, or being abused by Elizabeth!

I keep reading about all these patients Elizabeth has fired; do they have any patients left? Doesn't Dr K suspect anything? Wow...


Comments by LadyG on 12/06/10, 1:42 am


To any patient who may read this: I hope you are not going back to Dr Kabakibou to take even more abuse! There are plenty of clinics out there who will give you the medication you need without the mistreatment. First, get a copy of your records from Dr Kabakibou's office. Tell the front desk you need them for insurance purposes or were in a minor car accident and are thinking of suing and your attorney needs them. Honestly, when I got a copy of mine they did not ask why I needed them at all, and they probably won't ask you either. Just bypass everyone else and go directly to the Records department. I just asked for a copy, they charged me the money and then sent them to me. Make a few copies of these records they send to you, one should remain yours. Be sure to get records a year back from your pharmacy and make copies of those also. Next, use google and websites like this one... Search for a few good pain clinics and doctors in your area. Get three good ones, make appointments and bring along your medical and pharmacy records. Just tell the new doctor that Dr KK has a PA you do not get along with. Try all three clincs if you need to before you pick one. If none of the three work out, try three more! But don't put up with Elizabeth's abuse any longer! Remember - you are paying them, not the other way around! Good luck!


Comments by Virginia_Rebel on 12/30/10, 3:51 pm

Like ladyg said...please just dont comment on our cards, fill one out for yourself. Let people know and let his true score show


Comments by LadyG on 08/16/14, 7:06 pm

An update... I am still seeing the same doctor I found after firing Dr Kabakibou, except now am seeing him in his office instead of the pain clinic. There have been no problems, so I am now seeing him only once every two months. He is a wonderful doctor and I am blessed to have found him! To all of you who are still seeing Dr Kabakibou and want are unsatisfied with your treatment, just take that first step and find another doctor! There are many out there who are kind, patient, efficient and understanding. Do a simple search of this site to come up with alternatives, and don't forget to post your experiences, good or bad. Thank you!




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10/2000 to 8/2007 I have no idea why Dr. Kabakibou has chosen this profession, it is very obvious to me he has no compassion or concern for his patients. His main objective is seeing as many patients as possible on any given day. He is very unprofessional and down right rude with condescending attitude and this is on his better days. I have sat out in the waiting room for over 3 hours on occasion and have had conversations with other patients whom all seem to agree on this assessment which I am making. I can not remember one complimentary remark or anything positive being said about him. I have actually felt his patients feared him and his staff certainly lacks professionalism as well. Very seldom have I encountered same staff members for they come and go every month. I have seen his children allowed to run around in the patient examining area. He never returns phone calls. On many occasions when I enter the examining room he had already prepared my scripts and is ready to head out the door. In the seven years I have been his patient he has taken my blood pressure no more than 5 times and weighed me twice even though my weight had fluctuated over 60 pounds during this time period. He had given my former husband samples of Viagra, Cilias, and Ambian even though he was not a patient nor had he been examined by Dr. Kabakibou. He had held secret meetings requested by my former husband with my family members (mother, father, daughters present) and I did not become aware of these meetings until a year later. He has discussed my diagnosis with other doctors without my permission. In my opinion this doctor should not have a license to practice medicine and I really think he deserves a refund from the university from which he earned his degree. He should return to the country from which he came from and we should not tolerate this type of unethical, rude, treatment from him.

Most people who seek his services are people with health issues who experience severe and chronic pain on a daily basis as myself. It makes all the difference in the world to me personally to see a doctor who is at least courteous and caring. When I visit a doctors office I usually take a short notation of the questions I would like to ask (so that I would make the most of the time spent with the doctor), however rarely have I been given the opportunity to ask questions about my health issues nor does he ever ask if I have questions. He is in and out the door and best you'll get is a glimpse of him. I strongly advise anyone reading this to stay clear away from this doctor and as you notice he doesn't even deserve to have his title as a doctor capitalized in my opinion.

If there are more doctors like him out there then GOD HELP US ALL!!



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Comments by SugarMagnolia on 01/23/08, 10:45 am

Well said, GG!  I don't know how or why 'Mr.K.' ended up in his profession, but at least you see him for what he is!  I don't think he deserves a refund, though, on his so-called assumed education.  I say 'assumed education' because I am assuming he has been to med school since he is in the profession, but have no proof of that.  I saw a program on the other night with a story about a man that posed as a doctor and no one had actually checked his credentials - they were all made up.  Apparently this happens, who knows how often, but people should be aware that it could happen.  You are right, God help us all if this is what the world is coming to.  The healthcare system is broken from top to bottom, from the insurance companies to the doctors and other professionals.  There are some good caring doctors out there, so at least we have the freedom of speech in the U.S. to share our experiences in a forum such as this so we know who to stay away from.  Thank you for your detailed comments.  Sorry to hear that you had an awful experience with 'Mr. K.' as well, though.


Comments by SugarMagnolia on 01/23/08, 10:45 am

Well said, GG!  I don't know how or why 'Mr.K.' ended up in his profession, but at least you see him for what he is!  I don't think he deserves a refund, though, on his so-called assumed education.  I say 'assumed education' because I am assuming he has been to med school since he is in the profession, but have no proof of that.  I saw a program on the other night with a story about a man that posed as a doctor and no one had actually checked his credentials - they were all made up.  Apparently this happens, who knows how often, but people should be aware that it could happen.  You are right, God help us all if this is what the world is coming to.  The healthcare system is broken from top to bottom, from the insurance companies to the doctors and other professionals.  There are some good caring doctors out there, so at least we have the freedom of speech in the U.S. to share our experiences in a forum such as this so we know who to stay away from.  Thank you for your detailed comments.  Sorry to hear that you had an awful experience with 'Mr. K.' as well, though.


Comments by GlindaWitch on 01/24/08, 8:39 pm

Hey All!! 

After a week and a half of trying to get a response form the 'prescription' dept and after actually giving my new Dr. info to 'someone' there which of course they had NO record of....I finally got them to write a script for a months worth of meds to get me thru till I could see my new doc.  I was livid after I missed the Sat appt due to illness and was told I couldn't bee seen for another 3 weeks, which I would certainly have been out of meds in only 1 week!  I actually gave the new doc info to someone there...unfortunately I did not get her name...but she assured me my records would be snail mailed out 2 days later...on Thursday...so during one of my 'daily' calls in to the office to check the status of what was happening with my records and my script...it came to light that there was NO RECORD of my new doc in my 'file' !!  I could not believe this!!  But...my call on the 8th day was answered by the only caring staff member there...and I again was on hold for nearly 30 mins but I did get to speak with the PA who could not believe my story....but she did write my script and I was transferred to the 'correct' person (Shawn) to get my records transferred.  I could not believe there wasn't anything in my file to indicate that I had given all of the new doc's info a week previously!! 

I will NEVER EVER subject myself to this kind of humiliation by ANY doctor again!!  I don't know why I waited as long as I did to switch....I guess because it was easy to just go in and see MR. Kabakibou for 3 min and walk out with a script for another month of meds but when push came to shove (me missing my apt due to illness and then being treated as if I were lower than POND SCUM) with no contingency plan/appts from the office I was FORCED to seek medical attention elsewhere....I had hoped to see my new doc sooner than Jan 21 and I WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE to do so if it were not for his 'vindictive' staff and uncaring/unfeeling nurse(s).

Of all the doctors I have seen in my lifetime (and as you all well know as CP'ers we see lots of docs)  Mr. K is by far the absolute WORST 'doctor' I have EVER had to deal with in my entire LIFE!!

Please, I urge you all to get out while you can!!  Just go to an appt, get your meds for the month and then tell them you want your file transferred to a new doc....and give them the new doc info but keep calling daily to check the status of your file being mailed....had I not called again I would never had known my file was never even sent to the new doc!! 

What a HORRIBLE excuse for a human being Mr. K is, much less an 'MD'....get out while you still can is my best advice to you all!!


Comments by GlindaWitch on 01/24/08, 9:28 pm

My records were never sent out that week. After my eighth day of calling I was finally able to speak to the PA (after my eighth time on hold for over 30 minutes). She actually sounded like she did not believe my story that I had already given my new doc name and address so my records would be sent snail mail the prev. Thursday but as I continued to describe their 'process' for sending records (which I learned from the person who 'said' she would make sure my recs were sent out 4 business days earlier) she began to believe my story. She did however tell me that I should not be out of meds yet .. I had prev. told her my last fill was on 12/14...she said I shouldn't be out until 1/14...I had to remind her that it was in fact 1/15 and that I was indeed OUT OF MEDS! Duh. After 8 business days, calling at least once a day I finally managed to get them to write a script and 'hopefully' send my records although I will not know for certain until tomorrow!!

What a nightmare this Mr. K has created and is responsible for in my life ... no one should ever be made to endure the torture I have had to deal with simply because I was too ill to make an appointment...the first time in a year of being his 'patient'...what a crock that word is as well....I was only a mechanism for him to take my $25 co pay, bill my ins. for an astronomical amount, and spend 3 minutes with .... long enough to write a script and ask me a few questions he had already asked time and again but just didn't 'remember asking'.... I also learned that three days a week they triple book appointments..which is why we have to wait so long in the stark, un-friendly waiting room for hours to be seen for our 3 min. appt and to get our scripts.

What a racket!! I'm so glad I was forced to find another doc!! This one has excellent reviews on every website I've found that has a rating for this doc...always very high ratings and very nice comments by patients!! I can't WAIT for my first appt!!


Comments by PaulaS on 02/22/08, 3:46 pm

 I'm sure any patient of any physicians have had some bad experiences. I have. But I vehemently disagree with the negative comments regarding Dr. Kabakibou. I am a patient of 2 years, not a friend. I have serious pain management issues due to a chronic illness I wish I didn't have.

I have had appointments with Dr. K and his physician's assistants quite a few times, many times accompanied by my husband. In Dr. K'sformer suite of offices which were too small for him and his staff we did encounter some issues regarding long waits. But Dr. Kabakibou and his staff were ALWAYS caring, sensitive to my needs and always took the time to listen to my experiences and respond to any questions or needs. Dr. K is highly observant, a sensitive human being and a good listener. If his patients weren't treated as  though we were important to him, Dr K would not have become the successful specialist he is, at the top of his field.

I wish other MDs I've known were as compassionate and skilled at caring for their patients as Dr. K. I've known a couple who sound like the descriptions given by SugarMagnolia and Glindawitch. If you had any serious issues with Dr. kabakibou I'm sure you could have requested an appointment to talk about your concerns and he would have tried to help. That's the kind of person my husband and myself have both seen in action. He's busy but he does care and pays attention to patients.

Be fair to your Doctors. Discuss issues with them when you are unhappy with your care. They can't help you if you don't. Even the most sensitive MD is not a mindreader.


Comments by GlindaWitch on 02/26/08, 8:21 pm

Paula...Why do you think Mr. Kabakibou has an overal rating of only '5' when there are 9 reviews of him?

Do you think ALL OF US must be 'wrong' or as in my case you accused me of not even REVIEWING THE CORRECT PERSON...

As for requesting an appt to discuss my concerns...WHY on EARTH would I subject myself to MORE abuse by this arrogant ass?


Comments by ginagreene on 03/04/08, 12:56 am

Paula You are absolutely right about discussing your concerns with your doctor that is exactly what I tried to do. Kamal would not see me instead in sent in his nurse to do the talking for him. When I realized I was not going to be seen by him I decided to leave and on my way out I did run into him in the hallway. I naturally said hello first and asked him for 5 minutes of his time(I was discharged by this Dr. in a form of a letter because he thought I was getting meds from another doctor. I don't know where he received his information but it was incorrect information.) The five minutes I asked for was so I could explain to him and clarify the error. He smiled and said ' have a good day Gina'. I was so angry and shocked i stood there dumbfoundedly for a minute and asked one of the staff members what I should do about running out of my meds since he would not see me. She went and spoke with the doctor and when she returned she told me he said it 'sounds like she has a problem, tell her to get it from the other doctor'.  What the idiot did not understand there is no other doctor. When I finally managed to get another appt. with a Pain Management doctor he called Dr. K to verify information I had given him. Doctor K deliberately gave my new doctor wrong information. At first I thought it was an error but after examining the info given to the doctor it was very clear to me it was deliberate. For example Dr. K stated I had came by his office to receive refill for medtronic device. (I do not have medtronics device implanted in me) He also gave names of three other narcotics which I have never taken. He gave the new doctor private information about myself that should have never been given, yet my birthday and social where correct. (I think it is time for me to go see a lawyer). All in all he painted a picture of me to the new doctor as a drug seeking person and it humiliated and infuriated me to the point of combustion. Needless to say the new doctor wanted to  clarify the information he received before he would treat me and I knew that meant weeks of run around  by Dr. K's office. So I asked my new doctor why he could he not make his own evaluation since I did have my MRI's films with me and certainly he could have examined me and made his diagnosis to treat me.  But after speaking to Dr. K it is my personal opinion that this new doctor did not even want me as a new patient. So I just wasted 3 hours of my time not to mention a $40 co/pay but most importantly time since I was just 3 days away of being out of meds. (and as a chronic pain sufferer we all know what that means) I realize I tend to get a little winded on the subject of Dr. Kabakibou but I too can say that he was the worst doctor I have ever had the misfortune of encountering. Just so you know as Paula S stated (that he was caring, compassionate, and a good listener) Glindawitch commented that Paula S must be a knock out if Dr. Kabakibou was giving her all that attention, smart girl you are Glindawitch. When I first started seeing Dr. K seven years ago I offered him free limo services which my former husband and I owned, we had given him free comp dinner passes among other things at that point he was most accomodating of m


Comments by ginagreene on 03/04/08, 12:57 am

Paula You are absolutely right about discussing your concerns with your doctor that is exactly what I tried to do. Kamal would not see me instead in sent in his nurse to do the talking for him. When I realized I was not going to be seen by him I decided to leave and on my way out I did run into him in the hallway. I naturally said hello first and asked him for 5 minutes of his time(I was discharged by this Dr. in a form of a letter because he thought I was getting meds from another doctor. I don't know where he received his information but it was incorrect information.) The five minutes I asked for was so I could explain to him and clarify the error. He smiled and said ' have a good day Gina'. I was so angry and shocked i stood there dumbfoundedly for a minute and asked one of the staff members what I should do about running out of my meds since he would not see me. She went and spoke with the doctor and when she returned she told me he said it 'sounds like she has a problem, tell her to get it from the other doctor'.  What the idiot did not understand there is no other doctor. When I finally managed to get another appt. with a Pain Management doctor he called Dr. K to verify information I had given him. Doctor K deliberately gave my new doctor wrong information. At first I thought it was an error but after examining the info given to the doctor it was very clear to me it was deliberate. For example Dr. K stated I had came by his office to receive refill for medtronic device. (I do not have medtronics device implanted in me) He also gave names of three other narcotics which I have never taken. He gave the new doctor private information about myself that should have never been given, yet my birthday and social where correct. (I think it is time for me to go see a lawyer). All in all he painted a picture of me to the new doctor as a drug seeking person and it humiliated and infuriated me to the point of combustion. Needless to say the new doctor wanted to  clarify the information he received before he would treat me and I knew that meant weeks of run around  by Dr. K's office. So I asked my new doctor why he could he not make his own evaluation since I did have my MRI's films with me and certainly he could have examined me and made his diagnosis to treat me.  But after speaking to Dr. K it is my personal opinion that this new doctor did not even want me as a new patient. So I just wasted 3 hours of my time not to mention a $40 co/pay but most importantly time since I was just 3 days away of being out of meds. (and as a chronic pain sufferer we all know what that means) I realize I tend to get a little winded on the subject of Dr. Kabakibou but I too can say that he was the worst doctor I have ever had the misfortune of encountering. Just so you know as Paula S stated (that he was caring, compassionate, and a good listener) Glindawitch commented that Paula S must be a knock out if Dr. Kabakibou was giving her all that attention, smart girl you are Glindawitch. When I first started seeing Dr. K seven years ago I offered him free limo services which my former husband and I owned, we had given him free comp dinner passes among other things at that point he was most accomodating of m


Comments by graciewolf on 03/31/08, 6:53 pm

I am amazed at the animosity.

 



Comments by happyagain on 04/09/09, 12:26 am

you people sound like a bunch of bitter old souls who need forgiveness for talking about a great and loving person. don't youall have something better todo than slander this mans name. i have witnessed this from so many others at church who were unhappy soles men and women alike so they strike out almost always at so one who is a good person and in this case is doing a great job of helping people leave him alone and let the man do his job . what are you doing for mankind............ya that's what i thought!


Comments by Gracie_wolf on 04/10/09, 12:56 am

still seeing Dr. K... and his P.A. ... still getting good treatment.




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This 'Doctor' is the worst Pain Management doctor I've ever seen.  In fact, he is the worst doctor I have ever seen period (I'm 41 and have seen many docs in my lifetime!).  He is arrogant, rude, condescending, and will not listen to anything you have to say about your meds/medical care/ideas/suggestions/etc. so I simply stopped saying anything at all!  After my 2nd visit he even dictated his 'notes' of my visit in the reception area while I was making my copay!  He actually said he 'had no idea what I was talking about' into the microphone - regarding my request for him to write my script for a specific brand of generic meds - as it works better for me than the others.  After discussing this with my pharmacist I now know that he is the 'uninformed' one as my pharmacist agreed with me and told me that many people request a specific generic brand of meds and that there are many reasons why one works better than the other!

I waited over 3 hours to see him at my last appt.  It reminded me of the days I used to spend at Grady Hospital before I got a job and health ins.  And, I take 4 meds.  The first appt. he wrote scripts for 3 months supply of 2 of them (mail order via my ins. co.).  Each subsequent appt. he has written a script for one or the other.  I just tell the pharmacist not to fill them.  My point is that I am taking these meds every day.  If he has forgotten about writing the 3 months worth that would be fine EXCEPT, he only writes for ONE OR THE OTHER each month.  He obviously does not read anything in my file as he would know that a) he already gave me a three month supply of antidepressant meds and b) if he forgot about that he should be writing for BOTH of these meds, not one or the other.

He is so ARROGANT that I just don't say anything about it.  Tomorrow I have an appt. which will be my LAST WITH THIS IDIOT!!.

 

STAY AWAY FROM THIS 'DOCTOR'.  YOU WILL NOT BE TREATED LIKE A HUMAN BEING IF YOU SEE HIM!!



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Comments by SugarMagnolia on 07/27/07, 3:14 pm

I agree with you 100 percent.  At least I'm not the only one who sees this doctor for what he really is, or is not.  He is SO arrogant, it's disgusting.  Never in my life have I experienced a 'so-called' medical doctor with such a lack of knowledge, a poor mannerism and such a terrible way of dealing with his patients.  Take our advice - don't waste your time with this man.  He knows nothing and intimidates his patients and makes them feel worse.  Someone 'higher up' should check this man's credentials.  He doesn't deserve to be called 'Dr.'




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My orthopedic surgeon referred me to this doctor. But when I saw him he acted like I didn't have a referral even though I pointed out my paper work from my ortho. Dr. Kabakibou asked me what I would do about my pain if I lived in the desert during a war.  He said people live in pain every day. I tried to explain the different problems I had, but he wouldn't listen. He said he would not prescribe the medications I was already taking (from my previous pain doctor where I moved from and my ortho) because no one would look after his wife and children if he got in trouble. I was taking medication that helped, but it sure didn't get rid of my pain (I have an incurable, painful disease in addition to spine problems). And I wasn't taking much of it. He prescribed a long acting medication that I told him i had tried in the past and it wasn't helpful. He said that was all he would prescribe. His manner was arrogant, rude and condescending.

Since I didn't have insurance at the time, I had to pay several hundred dollars upfront before the doctor would see me. He spent about 20 minutes ranting at me and didn't read any of the 2 inch thick records I brought with me. I picked up my records and left. Thank goodness my ortho was able to refer me to a different pain doctor who is not only competent and knowledgable, but he is also caring and compassionate.



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Comments by SugarMagnolia on 07/27/07, 3:19 pm

Mindmatters,

Your experience eerily reflects that of my own.  I also visited this doctor with records, MRI's, and x-rays in tow, none of which he even looked at.  Instead, he opted for the condescending, 'So.. what's wrong with you?'  If he had been doing his job, he would have known.  I had a hard cervical collar on my neck at the time, that would have been a good hint, but perhaps he cannot see well either.  (Giving him the benefit of the doubt...) 



Comments by HOORAYFORDR.KK on 05/09/09, 1:37 pm

MY HUSBAND ABND I HAVE BEEN GOING TO DR.KK FOR ABOUT ELEVEN YEARS,AND HE IS A GOD SENDHIM OR NOBODY IN HIS OFFICE HAS BEEN RUDE TO US.WE HAVE LEGITIMATE PROBLEMS AND HE ADDRESSES ALL OF THEM,NEVER RUSHES US,LISTENS TO ALL OUR CONCERNES EVEN IF IT TAKES 20 MINUTES.WE ARE NOT SPRING CHICKENS,WE ARE IN OUR SIXTIES
RETURNS ALL OF OUR CALLS PROMPTLY.IF I HAVE PROBLEMS FINDING ANY KIND OF DR.HE WILL FIND ME ONE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE HE CALLS THEM AND SETS UP THE APPOINTMENT AND THEN LETS ME KNOW.HE HAS WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY FOR US.SO THE PEOPLE WHO ARE DISGRUNTLED WITH DR. KK,EITHER FAILED THE DRUG TEST OR DIDN'T GET THE DRUGS THEY WANTED.WE NE A MILLION MORE DR.KK' AFTER ELEVEN YEARS WITH HIM, I FEEL LIKE HE IS DOING SOMETHING RIGHT.WE ABSOLUTELY HAVE ALL THE FAITH IN THE WORLD WITH HIM.



Comments by HOORAYFORDRKK. on 05/11/09, 12:33 pm

my earlier co mment was for all the nasty people that made bad remarks about a great dr.


Comments by LadyG on 02/27/10, 4:25 am

HOORAYFORDR.KK, I believe you are making things up. I have been a patient for 8 years. The man has his good points but his patients sit in his office and joke about his not returning phone calls except when he is in an appointment with you! And I don't believe for a minute that he makes your doctors' appointments for you... unless perhaps you are his mom and dad?




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2006 This is one of the rudest, arrogant doctors I have ever met in my life.  I was referred to him by my neurosurgeon after cervical spinal fusion surgery for pain and headaches due to degenerative disc disease that I have in my spine.  After having to wait almost 3 hours for him, he spent less than five minutes in my presence.  I didn't even get to lay eyes upon him until his assistant came and collected my co-pay up front.  He came in completely unprepared, obviously had not read my referral notes or any pre-appointment patient information my doctor had sent because his first question was, 'What happened to you??'  He disregarded my neurosurgeon's recommended treatment and even questioned our decision for my surgery - 'You were in pain before surgery and you're still in pain - why have surgery??'  Last time I checked with my neurosurgeon he said it could take up to one year for my bone graft to heal and for me to recover for surgery and this doctor has the nerve to question my decisions only 3 months after having had surgery?  Pain specialist are not neurosurgeons and this man doesn't deserve to have a medical license.  If you are referred to him, don't waste your time.  Ask for someone who will treat you with respect and at least gather patient information before trying to hand you prescriptions and push you out the door.  I left with 3 prescriptions I never filled - he never even bothered to ask me what meds I was currently taking - and I later investigated and found out that there would have been bad side-effects if I had started taking the meds he tried to prescribe.  I feel sorry for the poor, uneducated people I saw in the office that day that probably do not have the means or the knowledge of their medical problems to know that this man is a QUACK!

This doctor is unprofessional, arrogant and doesn't collect pertinent medical information on his patients up front. I wouldn't recommend him to anyone. He has poor bedside manner and an equally poor attitude towards patients! He is obviously just in it for the money, so don't waste yours waiting to see this so-called doctor.

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Comments by SugarMagnolia on 07/28/07, 10:49 pm

Hi,

I would just like to let anyone who's checking up on Dr. Kabakibou know that there are other doctors who will treat you with respect, unlike this man.  I ended up going back to my Neurosurgeon, whom I have much respect for, and requesting to be referred to a different doctor after my one and only visit to Dr. K.  I also told him what a terrible experience I had with Dr. K.  Now he no longer refers people to Dr. K. I ended up going to Gainesville, GA to the Lanier Pain Clinic and seeing Dr. John Givogre.  Dr. Givogre is a wonderful, caring and knowledgable doctor that I would recommend to anyone who is seeking help for their pain.  I have visited him several times and in my communications with his other patients, he is indeed regarded as a good doctor.  He even has a wonderful personality and his staff is superb.  If you're thinking about going to Dr. K..... JUST DON'T!!!!!!!!





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I would not go to this doctor.  His office staff is rude, the wait is forever, and he gives you only 3 minutes.



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Comments by dovyaveeed on 08/01/07, 10:28 am

I am the retired Chief of oral Medicine ans Surgery at St. Jude Children's Researcg Hospital. Referred to this Dr. Kabackibou by a delightful, well oraganized and concered Orthopidist to be forst treated emperically using both cortisone injections into the epidual space of my lower spine and additional shots adjacent between L-i and l-4. Told that his office would phone me for an appointment. Not hearing a word for 5 days and reporting this to my Orthopidist, I finally received a call from his office and assistant. Told that he could see me  (I had no calander infrount of me) on Monday July 29 at 7:30AM. If not then, I would have to what until mid august. I chose the former. Given expicit direction as to time and place to report, I realized that 7/29 was a Sunday. Logic told me she simply made a mistake as to the date. Unable to get intouch with any one I reportd to where I was told on Monday July 30 at  &:30 Am. Additionally and at the request of my orthopedist I had an MRI done at Piedmont Hospital on Satuday July 27th. In addtion I had all my recent MRI placed on CD 's so this disorganized, brazen arrogant doctor would thus have before him not only several up to date MRI's of the area to be injected. I had furthur assembled inorder my complete history arrange in a logical and progressive order to make his review easier.

I was given not only the incorrect date. I was aslo given incorect information as to his office where he does not procedures at all. Unable to get any response by telephone I proceed as instructd to his office at 3193 Howell Mill oad suite 326. On the door the sign sid we had moved to suite 317. This door was loked. Perhaps I made a mistake in the time. Although when being given diretions i record them. Unable to reach a soul I wen to the cafe to have a cup of coffe and wait until the 9:30 time this office was supposed to open. All this time I kept dialing this occife. His telephone menu was not difficult to break down as to where I was able to gain his cell phone numberr. This took me an additional 45 minutes. Finally he returned the page. Explain the disinformation given tome, he made an exuse and told me I was to report to Emort Adventist Hospital in marietta. Notr: I was in excrutiating pain and had but two hiurs of sleep. I proceeded to the hospital whoseonly relationship to Emry University and thus being alloed to use the name Emory was and is the fact that emory for 10 % of profits from any hospital grants the use of the name Emory. promised by him that he had arranged everythng and upon my arrival he would meet me in 5 minutes and bring me up for the procedure. No where in sight I was made to wieght 45 minutes and then given forms to fill out. The firt form asked me to sign a statement thatI had been given this hosptital prifacy agreement. I told the young lady that I could not agree to sign a document as I had not seen it. Promising me she would make a copy immediately, after 30 + minutes I requested to see the Hospital administator. A lovely women, I told her I still did not have tis form. She had it and placed it before me in less than two minutes. Nine pages in lenght I begain reding it. By page three i had made note in the margins siting federal Satues that in my experience and opinion we bording of deceptive trade prectices and violated ederal quidlines. A lovely women doing her jb I pointed out to her what I considered number ways this hospital with motive of forethought had thee motivation and intention of illegalybilling Medicare. her suggestin  and reminder that what I was asked to sign was that I received the document. I feel safe to stae that one is given a dument to read.

next came a reques for me to sign an admission form. I reminded her i was not there to be admitted to this hospital, tha I was an outpaient. her response was tha 'we use the same form for each. Agaun and after reading this I told her this was incorrect and by signing what was request i woud be givung permision that i was never ever told I would give away as it pertaied to both tis hospital obligations o me; note to mention it gave then carte blance permission of so may violations of my righs to privacy, I simply could not in good conscious ign this document. negoting, we arrived at what I thought was a logical solution. remenber this doctor was to have met me and brought me up for the procedure. Now 11:00AM I am brough up to the fllor and placed into a hospital room. His assistan saked me who was to drive me home? i beg your pardon, what are you taking about. Told that I would need hours of recovery from the anesthestesia, I informed them that i could not be given ant straigh opiate as I was taking buorenorphine for my pain . if given an opiate it would precipitake instant opiate with drwal symptoms. Finall the dotor graces me with his presence as i attempt to explain the methods of action of the pharacology involve. Additionaly and in our first conversation I simply and with nothing but to find out exactly what he was certified to practice i asked off the shouder if he also was an orthopedic surgeon. His reaction was not at all what I expected. For he , bega



Comments by jennabuzz on 12/17/07, 2:54 pm

Your use and understanding of the English language are atrocious.  Perhaps, my dear sir, YOU could possibly be the problem? 

I stopped reading your pedantic diatribe after the first paragraph simply because it is utterly ridiculous and impossible to understand.



Comments by Wattsbar5 on 11/15/10, 2:56 am

I have seen Dr. KK since 2000. I was told late this summer that Elizabeth could be nice or mean by this lady in the waiting room. I said she has always been nice to me. That was till my next appointment. First I saw a nurse who asked my questions then a lady I think is a Dr. I had a slip of the tongue talking about my pain medicine and mentioned oxycontin, which I used to be on. I quickly said I mean Hydromorphine. She asked for a urine test which I gave. Then Elizabeth came in the room and got right in my face and accused me of buying Oxycontin on the street, then of drug store shopping which all the drug stores are tied into the same computer and they know when you got what. I went and got Elizabeth and asked if I could talk to her a minute. I told her I was a Christian and wouldn't break the law by buying drugs off the street, they know this by the many urine sample I have given. I said 2nd I wouldn't do anything for them to have to not see me. She told me to go to the front and make my next appointment. I did and they told me to wait in the waiting room for the pain medications scrip. I looked at it and Elizabeth had cut my pain medication in half with no disccussion.


Comments by Virginia_Rebel on 12/28/10, 1:05 pm

I Use to look forward tom seeing KK we would talk about the wife and my vacation, about family, I felt as if he was a friend. He was a great Doctor at one time, I wish I knew what had changed with him. I really liked him, I did find out the PA's didnt document when I explained in detail what was happening when my conditon got worse, I have filed for disability because I can no longer do the things I could before the dismissed me, So I need to see another Doctor who will document my condition, but cant ubtill they send my records. I went to one clinic after being dismissed but they wanted ya to come back 2 weeks,and I couldnt afford 350 a month and pay for meds, My heart Doc is great he understands and gives me samples every month, I even got approved to get my pain meds free when I lost my insurance but Elizabeth would not send the script to the company who made the meds. I could afford to pay KK cash once a month but Elizabeth changed it to come back every 2 weeks.....I did that for a few months and it drained my bank account......I think she enjoyed watching me suffer. I should have listened to my wife and changed docs 8 moths prior to jan.2010. I just thought KK would handle the problems seeing how the PA's work for him....or is it the other way around now.......I saw KK's wife one time and she was a sweet lady.I would of seen her if KK was busy. I post alot here but ya have to understand what they put me through and I hate to see it happen to anyone else.........I could go into details but it would be a book.




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