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Dr. Marlene Rocha Farooq, MD

Family Physician, Primary Care Doctor

Professional statement

Marlene Ana Rocha Farooq, M.D. is a very caring, compassionate family physician who listens to her patients and responds accordingly. She adds a personal touch to each visit and gives you quality care. She is Board Certified in Family Medicine and trained to take care of your entire family: male and female, from newborn to elderly. Dr. Farooq performs the following procedures: ingrown toe nail removal, skin tag removal, yearly physical exams, Pap smears, prostate exams, travel immunizations, DMV physicals, school physicals, and much more. She will assist in coordinating referrals when necessary to the best specialists in our area.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Family Physician
  • Primary Care Doctor

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Long Beach Memorial Medical Center

Education and training

  • Medical School - Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara Facultad de Medicina Guadalajara
  • New York Medical College
  • University of California, Irvine (Residency)

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1639173107

Office locations

Marlene Rocha Farooq MD

4300 Long Beach Blvd, Suite 410

Long Beach, CA 90807

Patient reviews
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I’m so happy to find a new doctor that I feel will give excellent care! Everything was seamless.
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great doctor, professional, knowledgeable and makes you comfortable.
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Very straightforward and professional.
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Pleasant, caring and personal. So happy I found my new doctor!
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PATHETIC DOCTOR. DON'T GO THERE. WASTE OF TIME
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Doctor was very nice and knowledgeable!
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It was very quick and thorough. She addressed all of my concerns and if anything, over-prescribed to meet all my needs. Friendly and professional.
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Dr Farooq is very considerate and does care a whole lot. Well ran office, thank you so much Doc, Jenn and Armin. gyl rive
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Dr. Farooq was very personable and made me feel comfortable. She explained things as the exam progressed and was very clear on her diagnosis and the prescriptions provided.
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I would not recommend Dr Farooq. When I asked questions she said “I don’t know” and that was it. I expressed my concern that I wasn’t losing weight and she told me to restrict my calories so I’m starving “it’s theonly way to lose weight”. What kind of doctor tells you to basically starve yourself??
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Dr. Farooq is easy to talk with about concerns.
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Amazing!
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Dr Farooq was so nice! I get dr office anxiety like crazy- she was so patient and welcoming, she really put me at ease. The whole staff was really lovely. I will definitely return to this dr.
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Very Understanding and Patient to my health concerns.
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Comfortable, professional
Less than 1 year ago
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very professional and explained everything in details
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My daughter, who is in another state, needed to see a doctor asap, but did not want to go to an urgent care. I was able to book the appointment online, and fill out the forms online. My daughter was ableto be seen, received a presciption, and was treated so well by Dr. Farooq! Thank you for taking care of my daughter while I am not there!
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So glad I decided to see Dr. Farooq. After paperwork, I only waited ten minutes. She looked over my old meds from previous doc and explained the problems with it. She prescribed me new meds and explained everything. Gave me some samples, week long worth.
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This doctor was horrible. Not only did she rush through exam. She was so RUDE! I would NEVER Recommend this woman for anything! This apt was a complete waste of time. One of the worst experiences ever. Dr. Marlene Rocha Farooqget a clue. Any successful business requires repeat customers/patients and be reading your reviews looks like you dont have many people saying nice things! I just wish i would of read reviews before wasting my time! Next stop yelp
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She and her staff were amazing very helpful thoughtfull and knowledgable . Glad I made her as my doctor she is a very special Lady and a wonderful doctor.
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Very uninvolved/concerned. I was very disappointed, will not recommend or return.
More than 1 year ago
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Caring thoughtful took her time to explain awsome !!
More than 1 year ago
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Not open minded
More than 1 year ago
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She seemed nice but she worked as if she was rushed or as if she didn't want to spend the time to know you. Mind you, I was a new patient, and this does not give off a good impression. Thewaiting room was in fact empty and I'm sure I was the last patient of the day, as I've picked the last time slot of the day. I'm a nurse so I know I was entitled to 15 minutes for an office visit, that in fact is what our insurances pay for...a fifteen minute office visit even 25 for a consult . Our conversation was lackluster and very short. She talked on and on and cut me off as I was telling her important facts about my medical history. I think a history of breast cancer in my family is important to know? Thankfully this was only an emergency prescription visit for a refill. So no, I don't have plans to visit this practice again. Her MA seemed lovely. Polite demeanor. The doctor however shows no compassion or interest in what you have to say...
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Respectful of the time
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Comfortable office and staff, also.
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Fast
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I went in because my migraines have been getting worse. I know I have migraines, I let the the doctor know I knew about my migraines. My visit with her was literally 30 seconds, and her only response was "You havemigraines, have a great day". My old family doctor was incredible. He at least spent more than 30 seconds with us to be courteous. Unfortunately our old family doctor closed down and I had to search for a new one.
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Very intelligent, friendly Doctor.
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She was very sweet at first, but then seemed very rushed. She barely spent any time with me and I hadn't been to a doctor in a while so I had a few simple questions. She was literally trying to getout of the door as i asked her things and she just told me "you can make another appointment at the front desk" I didn't really like that and it made me feel like I didn't want to see her again, so I probably won't. I'm looking for a permanent doctor since I've never had one and this didn't really inspire me to chose her.
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She was impeccably professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. She had the answers, responded to what research I had already done, and gave me precautionary measures to handle things in case things went south. She also was very cognizant ofthe pricing environment and recommended several options that would be equally effective. All in all, she went above and beyond all my expectations.
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I was very pleased with the visit.
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She is a very good person that cares about her patients. I always recommend her
More than 1 year ago
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Waited over an hour my appointment was at 11:45 the man behind me had an appointment at 12:00 they saw him first?? Once the doctor saw me, I asked several questions, and her answer to everything was I dunno, everyone isdifferent. Asking her about side effects of birth control. Previously I asked if hair loss was a symptom which she said yes it's normal, and it would grow back. Than after taking the pill for 5 months, loosing an excessive amount of hair, I questioned her again about it, and her response was I've never heard or seen that happen from birth control. Asked her what she would recommend, again I dunno. Rushed me to leave bad experience. Total waist of time, learned more from Google, never coming back.
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I had to go to Marlene because she was the only doctor listed on my medical plan. I haven't been to a doctor in over a year because I didn't have insurance. I was overjoyed to finally see someone to treatmy needs. I walked in, she said immediately that she didn't have time to see me for a physical and basic exam (Okkkk, I thought, why did I make an appointment then?). I asked her if she could refill my medication and she said, nope! You shouldn't have this medication for acne, that is not what it is used for. I begin to tell her that I was on it for two years, and my amazing dermatologist who no longer works with Kaiser, specially recommended a treatment that worked for my face and she shut down every medication I needed a refill on. She said she would only prescribe one medication and I told her it didn't work for my face. That was the end of that. Then she told me to get blood work done at another location before seeing me for anything else. I was probably in the room for five minutes. Not friendly, not helpful, and no bed side manner at all. I will not be coming back.
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Didn't like that I had to fill out forms that I had already filled out on this app
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Doctor Marlene was very helpful, caring and kind!! She took her time listening and explaining to me. I deffindently recommend!!
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I have a bill gtom her that according to my insurance I shouldnt have. I went in to get lab results cor a routone physical. The Do tor recused to see me and gi e me the results unless I paidall or some of this bill I shouldn't have. I was humiliated and devastated. Never again will I return to this doctor. EVER!
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I loved it. ??
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Dr. Farooq is an amazing Doctor. She listens really well and really cares about her patients.
More than 1 year ago
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Terrible, Treated like a criminal. Suffer from Migraines, No pain meds . "because you know, thats what killed Prince" yeah, the drug abuser thanks for making me feel like a criminal.
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She made me feel very comfortable and when I left her office I was really comfiden that I was going get better soon and I was in good hands
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Very fast and not very personalized
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very professional people ,,,
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Very rude and clueless staff, they didn't even know how to take my blood pressure. Dr. Farooq only prescribes medication for 3 months intervals so that you constantly have to make new appointments for the same medication. She will not refillprescriptions, even for simple birth control that you've had for years, so that she can make money off your visits/ your insurance. She only see's you for 5 minutes and does not listen to your concerns. Dr. Farooq prescribed me allergy medication even though I don't have allergies and wasn't complaining about anything related to allergies. ?? what kind of sham is this doctors office?
More than 1 year ago
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Professional, nice, quick in and out!
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Awesome visit. I came in having not gone to the doctor in ages and in need of a lot and she helped me with everything. The wait took no time at all (415 pm appt) and both the office staff and doctor were very nice and helpful.
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Excellent! Very professional and personal. I feel very comfortable with Dr. Farooq and her staff.
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Pleasant and quick.
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She's super sweet once you have her attention, so it's difficult to get mad at her, but I'm extremely frustrated with her and her staff. I had to go in about 5 times last year for things such as annual physical,TB test, HPV shots, and birth control prescriptions. SHE DOES NOT ARRIVE TO WORK ON TIME. The earliest appointment you can make is 11am (which is when I always made my appointments). The nurse would always call her to let her know when I got there so that she could leave home and make her way to the office. The one appointment I didn't make at 11am, I made after lunch. Her nurse came and opened the office over 30 min past when they said they'd be open. One other lady and I had to wait in the hallway the whole time, wondering if they'd ever arrive. The final straw was when I needed my birth control prescription renewed. It took 3 weeks and numerous phone calls from my pharmacy and myself to get that approved. I'm finding a new doctor.
More than 1 year ago
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