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Dr. Shikha Bharaktiya is an insightful, detail-oriented endocrinologist treating patients in the Greater Houston area. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at UT Health Science Center at Houston following which she was selected to serve as Chief Medical Resident. Dr. Bharaktiya went on to complete her fellowship in Endocrinology at UT Houston Health Science Center. She has undergone specialized training in thyroid ultrasound and biopsy, as well as in reading studies of bone density. She has also trained at MD Anderson during her fellowship to gain expertise in endocrine cancers such as thyroid cancer, pituitary and adrenal tumors. Originally from Bangalore, India, Dr. Bharaktiya enjoys yoga, running, biking and spending time with her two kids when she is not treating patients. NOTE: Cancellation fee. If a cancellation is done more than 24 hours in advance, no fee will be charged. However a fee of $50 will be charged for any cancellation done less than 24 hours in advance or patients not showing up to their appointments.
Verified Patient Reviews
I really enjoyed my visit with the doctor. She was nice and compassionate. Unfortunately, I will never go back because: 1- they never return your call. I was in the ER because of the medication she prescribe me (I don't blame her for that). I needed to talk to her to get her opinion but she never called me back. 2- she ordered a biopsy. I know they had the results but did not call me. I am still waiting for the results after 2 weeks. My husband called them at least 20 times. Each time it was a different story. Like I said I am still waiting. How long does it take you to call a patient? Seriously!!!! Their patient follow up is BAD.
I rarely feel at ease with doctors, but Dr. Bharaktiya made me feel as if my health was her top priority from the first moments. She is an exceptional, sincere, and superb doctor, and I am thrilled that I found her.
This was my first visit with Dr. Bharaktiya. She was nothing short of amazing. First, I generally hate going to the Dr in general. I just get extremely nervous. Dr. Bharaktiya was so kind and extremely thorough. She spent quite a bit of time asking me questions about my history and what I hoped to achieve under her care. Even though this was my first visit I left with a game plan and next steps. That was reassuring for me. I am thrilled to have found Dr. Bharaktiya.
I enjoyed the fact that I could take my time and explain to her my issues and she listened! She was very informative and I'm looking forward to the plan she has for me.
My visit was great, enjoyed my visit
Happy, she made my visit wonderful,
Dr. Bharaktiya is awesome. I've been searching for a new doctor and read the reviews and they were all spot on. She is very caring and listens very well. She sits right in front of you and looks in your eyes as you explain things. She reviewed several different options with me of treatment and also asked me to call her office the next day and let them know how I was doing. I recommend her 100%!
The visit was fine. However, they were still in the process of setting up their office. They had to call some office to charge my credit card. The other issue is return phone calls. They almost NEVER return a phone call. When they do, it's over a week later. I asked for Dr. Bharaktiya to call me back and she did not until I called the after hours reception. Dr. Bharakitya is personable enough during her appointments but it's the follow up from her and her office that is problem. Also, their staff that does call back seems to have issues relaying all the information the Dr. provides them as well answering questions. Which brings us back to the call back issues. I really wanted to like the Dr and her staff but I'm stuck with this office since all the other endocrinologists are booked. I've never had this many issues with a Dr's office before.
I feel very confident in Dr. Bharaktiya. She relayed my symptoms, explained their significance and lab work, and laid out the treatment options available.
I'm glad I made the appointment and am very happy with Dr. Bharaktiya.
I waited maybe 10 minutes after my appointment to be seen. I came to see Dr. B for a second opinion, and almost immediately, I felt way more comfortable with her than with my other endocrinologist. Dr. B asked more specific questions, explained her thought process more thoroughly, and took my concerns more seriously than my previous doctor. I highly highly highly recommend seeing Dr. Bharaktiya.
Every thing very pleasing. She gave me what I needed.
She is a great doctor.
She listened to everything I was concerned about and explained what she thought would help and answered any questions. Very nice doctor and staff.
The doctor was courteous and very helpful. She was very thorough with her explanations and was extremely helpful with health advice beyond the basics. Thanks doc!
Well I'm very pleased with my experience so far at the office. I saw Dr. Splenser actually and as a first time patient I was very happy! The office staff is nice and the wait time was what was expected. Also the woman who does the blood work is a pro! Dr. Splenser took his time getting to know me and was informative and direct which I appreciate very much. I have a follow up appointment coming up and I am actually looking forward to it. Highly recommend to anyone
I drive almost an hour in traffic to see Dr. Bharaktiya and will continue to do so. On my first visit, she listened very carefully to my history and symptoms. She took her time to read through all of the lab results I brought from the past. She spent a lot of time explaining what she thought my diagnosis may be. I appreciated her explaining why she could rule some things out and why she ordered tests to further investigate the problem areas. Throughout the conversation, she asked & answered questions based on very specific information from my history. This indicated that she didn't just superficially glance at the paperwork or take for granted what I was saying. She had truly put together and understood all of the information presented to her. It sounds like what a doctor should do anyway, but in reality, it doesn't always happen that way. I have recommended Dr. Bharaktiya to my friends with adrenal or hormonal issues and they are very pleased with her also.
I was truly impressed with this Doc! Caring, smart and sweet. Very kind and will definitely cross every t and dot every i . I highly recommend her. Also met her cohort. Impressed all the way around. Blood draw (a lot) was a breeze the nurse was awesome too!
I had the best experience with Dr. Bharaktiya. She's very professional, her ability to explain what is happening in the disease process is incredible.
ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!! Doctor, staff, receptionist, lab staff!! GREAT!
Exceptional Dr.!, Competent, answered all my questions, very relaxed atmosphere, I could not have had a better experience.
Excellent. Knew exactly what was wrong, and how to fix it right away. Lovely lady, she takes time to listen and answer all concerns.
Dr. Bharaktiya really knows her stuff! She is very straight forward with you and helpful. She listens to all of your concerns and helps you with any issue you have. I highly recommend her. I saw her for a hormone imbalance and an infertility issue. I am very happy I found her!
Dr Bharaktiya is great but the office staff that handles prescriptions, messages, following up are horrible. You have to call repeated times to get through and you never get a return phone call. It took almost 2 weeks to get my medication because the office staff sent the prescription to a pharmacy that I didn't use and never asked me where I wanted my prescription sent and I actually had to call in to find this out.
She is efficient!!
Dr. Bharaktiya is wonderful. She listens to you and helps you to reach your goals. Highly recommend her.
I was so pleasantly surprised about the wonderful experience I had at Dr. Bharaktiya's office. I have never seen an endocrinologist before, as my issues are recent and hormone/thyroid related. I wanted to have my hormones checked for irregularities post partum. Dr. B was very thorough and detailed about reviewing with me my symptoms and spent a good amount of time explaining what she can do to help me. She was kind, interested in my well being, and very easy and comfortable to talk to. I feel like I am being taken care of, which in my experience with doctors seems rare these days. I never write reviews unless I'm blown away and based on my appointment yesterday, I would highly recommend this doctor.
She is very knowledgable and very supportive about wanting to help find answers.
Great Doctor who thinks outside the box. She practices traditional as well as non traditional. She treats the patient and not just the labs!!!!!!
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This is my first time consultation with her. Very knowledgeable , listens to you and addressees all your concerns
Very knowledgeable and looks at your whole medical history to determine best course of treatment. Very thorough.
good listener.. takes time to hear what the patient says.. don't find that very often.. explains everything.
Very impressed. She is willing to spend time explaining everything in as much detail as I need. Very attentive, and responsive. She actually answers the phone when I call ! Wow
Very kind, asks a lot of questions and explains in detail. Made me feel as ease.