I second what was said about Dr. Ahmed. He is to avoided at all costs and has ruined Ampla Health in Chico for me. I wouldn't set foot in that place if my life depended on it, nor will I give anyone else there even a small chance to redeem themselves, not after meeting Dr. Ahmed. If they employ a man like that, they are not to be trusted with making life and death decisions of any kind. He is absolutely worthless and afraid of his own patients. This man should NOT be practicing medicine. Terrible bedside manner, terrible communications skills, and non-existant caring skills, and I don't think the man knows the definition of professionalism. This man should not hold a medical license and I pray for those of you who are unlucky enough to have him as a doctor. Not to mention, the front end there will lie through their teeth, and management will NOT listen to any of your (the patient's) concerns, they will only defend their employees, talk over you and then rudely dismiss you without medical treatment of any kind. The Oroville office is GREAT, but the Chico office is terrible. If I was bleeding profusely and they were the closest medical center, I'd walk a half block to the Enloe Outpatient Center, or die trying before I'd set foot in the Chico offices again.
After caring for my grandmother for 20 years and then my own father for 10; I am used to places like Mayo Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic, but I've dealt with podunk hospitals in rural communities as well. I can tell you that Three Rivers General in Three Rivers, MI can't tell the difference between CHF and pneumonia (found that out the hard way with my dad - idiots), and I'd STILL GO BACK THERE FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT BEFORE I'D EVER SEE DR. AHMED EVER AGAIN. Cleveland has terrible customer service, and always has, but I'd hop a plane and go there too before I would ever, ever, EVER go back to Ampla Health here in Chico or to Dr. Ahmed period. Their medical equipment there is out of date, some of it didn't even work properly it was so old. I've seen my fair share of doctors who are only in the business for the money and the prestige; and ones who are in it to save lives, answer their calling, and make a difference; Dr. Ahmed is in it for its sense of power, security, and his own bottom line. As soon as he hears a big latin name of a big, scary disease, he's out the door and looking to pass the buck - you in other words - to anyone else, or pretend its not a problem at all and ignore it.