"Recently I visited Dr. Barakat’s office for a consultation on a “TMJ” problem I have been experiencing. I was kind of upset. Here’s the reason why. My appointment was at 7:30 in the morning. Who has consultations at 7:30 am!
When I arrived at her office at 7:15 am, the office was alive and the staff looked it had been there for hours working hard. The moment I said “good morning” I received nothing but smiling faces and the utmost attention. After filling out the necessary insurance papers, I was asked in and met with Linda.
I have two daughters ages 15 and 17 that are using Barakat Orthodontics for their procedures. After every appointment they ramble on how they love this, love that about the work Dr. Barakat is doing and how great everybody else is. As a parent, and knowing the way my daughters are, I have learned to shrug off “most” of the things they say as “yeah yeah yeah”. Because of their procedures, I have met Linda in prior months on various billings issues. From these meetings I know Linda to be kind, patient, courteous, and very professional.
That morning Linda walked me through the consultation procedure. She was again very kind, patient, and very courteous in answering all my questions.
My final evaluation came from Dr. Barakat. Dr. Barakat carefully explained my condition. Evaluated every aspect of recognizing such conditions. Thoroughly examined the x-rays, and photos of my jaw. She explained in detail what I should look for and what systems may lead to problems having a “TMJ”. She used terms, gave me examples and described procedures that helped me understand what I was dealing with. She took the time to make me understand fully of what I was looking at. Finally she offered options for me to consider before I go and spend a pocket load on a condition I may think I have.
The entire office was helpful, kind, courteous, and above all very professional. I was glad we chose Barakat Ortdontics for my daughter’s procedures.
Later that day, when my daughters were home from school. I told them that I went in for a consultation and met with Dr. Barakat. I described my meeting and went on and on. Told my daughters “they did this, they did that, Dr. Barakat did this, Dr. Barakat said that, etc. Last word I heard from them was “yeah, yeah yeah” dad. We know Dr. Barakat is awesome already!!
- Atila B.
Review Verified on 11/11/2016