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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Rakesh Sahni is a cardiologist treating patients in Greenbelt, Maryland, and the surrounding communities. His primary goal as a practitioner is to ensure that each of his patients receives the highest available standard of medical care. He holds certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine and in cardiovascular disease. Dr. Sahni is also a member of the American College of Cardiology. In order to pursue his medical education, Dr. Sahni attended Shri Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Medical College, completing both undergraduate and graduate medical degree programs. He continued his medical education in the United States at the Good Samaritan Hospital of Maryland and Episcopal Hospital. At these institutions, Dr. Sahni received his residency training and completed a fellowship program in cardiovascular disease. Patients visiting Dr. Sahni can receive a full range of medical services. He provides cardiovascular screening visits, echocardiography, stent consultations, cholesterol and lipids checkups, nuclear and treadmill stress tests, and general consultations.
Verified Patient Reviews
The front office staff is unorganized and needs lessons in customer service. The doctor (I think he was my doctor) has only spoken to me one time (two visits) and that was to only tell me I needed an EKG and Ultrasound. This office is too quick to have you do a multitude of tests without really explaining the need for the test. I finally had enough after a radiology clinic (that I had never visited) called to inform me that the doctor was recommending me for another test. Mind you, he never told me that and I had just completed one test. When I asked why was this test necessary, the young lady informed me that the doctor needed clearer pictures of my heart. Why? What was he looking for? What was wrong with the pictures I had just taken 3 days ago? Oh, by the way, Dr. Sahni also owns this radiology clinic as well. I politely declined and cancelled all future appointments. I also called my insurance company and spoke to the fraud department.
Not organized and check in late
Dr. Sahni is a great doctor but if you have a heart problem like I do, expect to have your blood pressure rise and worse, get a heart attack dealing with his reception staff, specifically Gema. The first checkup, I had to wait for 2 hours which was too much. When I asked Gema what's taking things so long, she answered back with an attitude and irritated tone offering no apologies whatsoever for the delay. On my follow-up checkup just 2 weeks ago, after waiting for more than an hour, seeing other patients who came in after me, one by one being called to see the doctor, some guy called my name and told me to come with him to the stress test room. I was so confused and when I asked him why, he just told me that I need to retake a stress test which I had on my first visit. I asked Gema why I had to repeat the test, she basically said "They lost the result" and so I have to retake the stress test. She then said "I don't have to worry, I wasn't charged the first time I took the stress test." That's not the point! Problem there was she did not inform me about retaking the stress test by phone and on that whole time I was waiting for more than an hour. It seemed she’s not concerned about my time at all. Even if I had all the time that day for another stress test, I got so stressed already with the idea that she (they) lost my test result and that nobody even told me about it. And when I was telling her I didn't want to do the stress test again because I’m in a hurry and wasn’t expecting to be doing that, she just told me to sit down and slammed my file on the table right in front of all the other patients. This is my first ever review on anything but I have to write my experience, especially for other patients who have heart problems. I just wish people with that kind of attitude won’t have to be in the frontline, dealing with heart patients.
Dr. Sahni was very professional and courteous and welcoming. His staff could not find my application. I think that they need to be a little more concern with the patient's time.
It was a good experience. The first time I had an appointment it was longer then I thought, but the second appointment was perfect. I really recommend this doctor to anyone. He shows he really cares and he listens great.
Awesome,love this doctor.
i wish I could give the doctor a higher rating but the front desk ladies are apathetic. I've already had two appointments cancelled for poor communication and lackadaisical work ethic when providing instructions on what to do next. Quality health care shouldn't stop when you leave the physician. The front desk is an extension of this service.
Dr. was detained in his arrival but moved very quickly to treat me.
Excellent Service by Doctor Sahni. He attended to me personally, no assistant.
excellent doctor and his team of work
Doctor Sahni, was extremely nice and listened to what has been going on with my heart. He immediately put me on a treatment plan. I would recommend this office ten times over. All the staff was very professional and pleasent.
The visit was great. Dr Sahni was very attentive. He took his time with you. The front staff just seemed a little unorganized. They need another medical assistant.
The doctor seems pretty thorough, nice and knowledgeable. However the wait was long....probably because of how good he is. The staff is nice as well.
Excellent. What took me so Long.
He had a very pleasant demeanor and so did all of his Office Staff. After the last experience I had with another Cardiologist this was a pleasant surprise. Very Knowledgeable and took time to explain want tests and procedures meant. ~Nkem (8/6/13)
Dr Sahni did thorough testing, however I feel he was too impersonal. He seemed rushed when asking me questions and I just didn't get the feeling that you get with some doctors when they actually care amd listen.
The doctor is great. Explains things, asks if you have questions and listens. He asked what I thought of the staff and how I was treated. If I do need to continue seeing a cardio doc, this will be the one.
Dr Sahni was thorough, friendly and really explained things well. The office was clean and nice. I was a new patient and he (verbally)took my history versus just asking me to fill out a form like most doctors do. This made me feel like he really wanted to know about me as a patient - not just as a diagnosis. I highly recommend him.