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By: stacey.hullmcrae
Olean Family Health Center
Do NOT go to this place ~ the office staff will NOT go out of their way to help you. The wait time to see Dr. Sheikh is at least 2 hours, if not more. He can't seem to keep employees nor Physicians Assistants for more than a few months at a time. If you try to get them to actually do something extra, they will tell you if you want immediate care, go to the E.R. REALLY? That certainly isn't compassionate in my book. I have switched, will never go back, will never recommend this guy to ANYONE, and will forward along horror stories about how this doctor almost killed several people because he doesn't have the time to spend with patients he is spreading himself so thin. Just writes another script....unbelievable. He needs to be investigated by the American Medical Association, Better Business Bureau, all the insurance companies that he bills (many times double bills and falsely bills patients' insurance). He needs to go back where he came from - he cannot cut it here in America. They would not let me post this without giving at least a 1 star rating, which this doctor's office doesn't deserve at all.
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