I had been seeing several neurologists and other specialists for a variety of symptoms. Running around to labs and other establishments for batteries of tests became draining and extremely frustrating as no one was able to diagnose me. In fact, one neurologist told me (incorrectly!) I had a devastating disease on the phone at 5pm on a Friday and then told me to "have a nice weekend." I knew something was wrong but had no idea what it could be. Searching the internet only inspired fear as I looked up symptoms and potential diagnoses. A friend recommended Dr. Kaim and suggested I see him as soon as possible. Dr. Kaim gave me the most thorough neurological exam I've ever had, to include a physician in Boston at Brigham Women and Children's Hospital. He looked over the results of my labs and other tests and correctly diagnosed what my health issues were. I received peace of mind not to mention different prescriptions that have allowed me to function better than I had in years. I expect to wait in a doctor's office and have never waited an unreasonable amount of time. I've never felt rushed and he listens intently to me, always asking how I've been feeling and for any changes. Every visit Dr. Kaim reviews my medications, asks how I'm feeling, examines me thoroughly and compares this visit to previous appointments and their results. I worked in healthcare a long time and have yet to find a more thorough, knowledgeable and compassionate physician than Dr. Kaim. Additionally, he keeps up on the latest research and treatments for a variety of illnesses. I'm so thankful that Dr. Kaim diagnosed what was wrong and has gone above and beyond what most physicians typically do. If you want a caring, knowledgeable doctor who is aware of not only current and accepted treatments but looking to the future for upcoming medications then look no further. Dr. Boris Kaim is the absolute BEST!
Folks, I had what seemed to me to be a simple health issue. After a year of visiting half a dozen doctors, each of whom referred me to the next doctor, and none of whom could figure out the issue, a friend suggested I visit Dr. Kaim. I was given a thorough physical exam in a professional, yet friendly, manner. He soon reached his diagnosis--two health issues instead of one, and he laid out for a suggested approach to dealing with those issues. While neither of the issues are ones any of us would want, at least I was on track to understanding what was going on inside. As to one of the issues, I took his advice, and I am still treating that one. The other was more complicated and serious. Dr. Kaim told me he had a special interest in this disease and that he believed in a new approach to that disease that is much more aggressive that the customary approach. I began as he suggested, and I went out of town to seek a second opinion, which he recommended that I do. This did not seem to bother him. I received the second opinion at an internationally known clinic, and the diagnosis was confirmed. And, more importantly, the doctor was surprised that somebody in El Paso would be so up to date on the treatment of my disease. A year later, I was asked to participate in a study in a different well-known clinic. After an exam there, the diagnosis was again confirmed. And again, Dr. Kaim encouraged another diagnosis and cooperated with me and the new clinic. Now, I will admit that the office visits take too long. However, once I am in session, I do not feel rushed. That is the trade off. I can't speak for others. I can state that from my perspective, Dr. Kaim was the first of many to finally make a diagnosis for me. I did not like what I heard, but he has been a comfort in helping me understand the situation and in dealing with follow ups. Thanks.
Dr. Kaim took care of my mother for over 20 years until her passing this past month. He and his staff have always been very caring. Yes, you may have to wait for a time, but that is because he takes his time with each of the patients he sees. He is an educator for medical students and helps new doctors get aclimated to the El Paso health scene. Dr. Kaim has been on staff at all of the hospitals in El Paso at one time or another and has served as chief of the Neurology departments as well. I have seen some patients be really rude with the staff, and they just continue to respoind in very professional manners. This man is a specialist and if you have been referred to him, it is so that he can do a full evaluation on you. You must be sure and tell him everything about yourself - no matter how small it may be - because it may have some role in what is going on with you. When Dr. Kaim retires, it will leave a large gap in the neurology care here in El Paso.