I have been going to Dr. Asaf for years and love him dearly. He is so easy to talk to. He has kept my medications at a level where I able to deal with life on Life's terms without freaking out. I am moving to Baton Rogue, LA this weekend and I will truly miss him. I have recently encountered my first problem with his office. My insurance now requires that all medications are RX Home Delivery. This program send you a three months supply for the cost of two months. If the prescriptions are not written just right, they will ship you a 30 supply for the same cost of a 90 day supply. I am relocating to another city due to unemployment and my disability due to a recent surgery. So needless to say I am watching my pennies very closely. His assistant that handles prescription refills, Christy, has corrected this problems for all my prescriptions but two. I have left Christy so many messages relating to this problem with two of my medications I have loss count. Christy has not corrected the problem with these medication nor taken the time to call me and explain why. I was also advise my AETNA RX Delivery that she has not responded to their calls either. I am now leaving town with a lot of anxiety, which is what Dr Asaf is treating me for, about my prescriptions. This shouldn't be happening but she has not returned my call or taken the time to correct this. She did tell one the receptionists that she called and left me message....WRONG!! I have checked my phone records with T-Mobile and she has never called my phone number.
I am actually very surprised there are not many more reviews for Dr. Aleem. All of his patients rave about him! He has been my psychiatrist for over 10 years now. I have seen many, many psychiatrists in my life-time but Dr. Aleem is THE BEST ONE. I cannot "rave" over him enough. Dr. Aleem's patients are his number one priority in his life. He is truly one-of-a-kind. He is caring, gentle, yet firm when it is necessary. He is so easy to talk to. And he is not the kind of doctor who has such a huge ego that he will not listen to anything of concern to his patients. I am the kind of patient who does my own research. I come to our appointments (every time) with a list of things I want to discuss. Often, it is about something I have researched and Dr. Aleem always has an open mind, will listen to what I have to say. He always answers my questions and concerns. With Dr. Aleem, I feel as if he and I are a team, working on my "mental health diagnoses and how they impact my life". A team with common goals. I always feel that it is very important for a patient to feel a part of their "treatment plan". Dr. Aleem never "talks down" to me, ever. He has quite an established patient practice. I would recommend him over all other psychiatrists I have seen! If you are thinking about going to see him, be sure you let him know exactly what you are looking for in a psychiatrist and that you want to be a part of your own "treatment team".
I have been treated at MSCA since the facility was fairly new and have for the better part of the time been very pleased. A few clerical distractions is a minor complaint when the medical care is terrific. Recently, I experienced a frightening experience in the infusion room; however, I was treated with the utmost care. I would like to praise my nurse, Anita, after she had to jump in and out of my ordeal due to her lunch. Also a well dressed, pretty lady who I thought had Missy on her name tag was a savior. She enabled me to calm down with her sweet, calm demeanor while getting in my face sweetly, to quietly tell me I was okay as they were getting ready to place me on a stretcher for my quick trip via ambulance to Piedmont. And the ENT told me in her 12 years, she had only been called to MS Center two times. I was home that night. I, also, want to Praise Dr. English for his excellent concern and recommended treatments since I went off Avonex on my own after 9 years using it. MS Center Atlanta is the place for MS. I don't like to say "my MS" because I won't claim MS as mine! Go MSCA