Saima M. Ahmad, MD Providence Medical Group

Languages: English
Specialties:
Professional Statement
Dr. Saima M Ahmad is an Internal Medicine Specialist in Spokane, Washington. She graduated with honors in 1994. Having more than 24 years of diverse experiences, especially in INTERNAL MEDICINE, Dr. Saima M Ahmad affiliates with many hospitals including Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, Providence Holy Family Hospital, and cooperates with other doctors and specialists in medical group Providence Health And Services Washington.
Education
Institution
Type
Allama Iqbal Medical College - Lahore, Pakistan
Medical School
Internal Medicine of Spokane - Spokane, WA
Residency
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • adolescent medicine
  • preventive medicine
  • women's health
PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.8 out of 5 (218 Ratings, 76 Comments)


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12/28/2017
Dr Ahmad is the best doctor I have ever had. She has a great sense of humor.
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11/15/2017
Dr Ahmad is the best physician I've had. She is thorough during wellness exams, and moves very quickly in an emergency. She follows through to be sure that appropriate care has been provided.
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11/13/2017
Dr.Ahmad is a very intelligent, compassionate doctor, who enjoys her work by the way she interacts with you. She walks in with a smile on her face, listens well, explains concisely. we always have a good dialogue. I feel fortunate to have Dr. Ahmad as my doctor.
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10/31/2017
DR Ahmad is always upbeat and smiling, a real joy to be with
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10/25/2017
she is a wonderful physician, no complaints, but when I wish to discuss other concerns, no time, no interest. she seems to be assumption as opposed to concerned. great doctor, but if I wasn't lazy I would change.
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10/20/2017
always great care from Dr and [...]
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10/18/2017
I just recommended Dr. Ahmad to my hairdresser and one other friend.
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10/18/2017
This care provider disregarded my recent level of anxiety and almost reprimanded me for my blood pressure being abnormal, even after I explained that I had just spent the better part of the previous 5 weeks under extreme anxiety. I would have expected more understanding and benefit of the doubt.
100

10/12/2017
GOOD: Doctor Ahmad, and Lab and [...] sent me results in timely manner. BAD: The new address I gave them clerical transposed a 3 and the 1 so .... I did not get results and confidential report went to someone else. GOOD: [...] (Ahmad's assistance) updated info and is sending me a new report.
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10/11/2017
Best physician I have ever seen. She is incredibly knowledgeable and easy to talk with.
90

10/02/2017
Excellent care
80

10/02/2017
Typically, I have had great experience with Dr Ahmad. I believe she was running late (I waited about 45 minutes), and I felt that her interest in my questions was lower than I would have liked. I am really ready to make a change with my weight, but I don't feel like she took the time to listen to my needs. Instead I got a lecture on how I need to change my way of thinking about food. That is part of the equation, but I know I need more.
80

09/18/2017
She didn't really understand what I wanted. I have some lasting effects from my hip surgery concerning my feet and legs. I also need to see a podiatrist, but she didn't suggest that. She made a reference to seeing a 'nail salon early in the morning' to deal with a painful callous to avoid maybe germs...and I believe should have referred me to a podiatrist. I don't come to see her unless something is genuinely bothering me, and that's not often. I wondered if she thought I was wasting her time.
40

09/12/2017
I was happy I was able to get in to someone so quickly when my normal PCP was away, but I am not sure we were communicating clearly with regard to my concerns for the lenght of time I had been struggling with the issue that brought me in that day.
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08/30/2017
Sharp doctor--looks carefully at my chart to see what other doctors are doing.
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08/30/2017
I love Dr. Ahmad. She knows my history and is never dismissive of my concerns or symptoms. She is genuinely caring and an excellent MD.
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08/29/2017
All good
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08/28/2017
always spends time and listens and responds to your needs. excellent Doctor.
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08/24/2017
I have been a patient of Dr Ahamad for about 6 yrs. and I feel that the quality of care from her has gone down over the past few years. I don't feel that she hears me when I try and talk to her and my appointments feel rushed. I'm sad to say this because she really seem to have my health care in her sight at first but now I get an overall feeling that she feels know waisting her time. I really need a dr that has my back so to speak.I have fibromyalgia and she informed me that even though I perviously had a permanent parking plackard I no longer qualified for a renewal. I was furious not only does this hinder my options as far as being able to shop or run errand on my own but it also made me feel as if she was not validating my health issues. I talked to her at my physical and she told me that I had to swear that I could not walk 200 yards with out help and if that wasn't true then I could be in trouble. she also wrote it up on my permit and then after all of this gave me a 1 year permit. This is again a devaluation of my health needs because with fibromyalgia it isn't going away so I have to go through this next year again. I have looked at the Washington state outline and i do qualify. I just wish she could walk in my shoes for a day maybe there would be more understanding of my health concerns.
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08/23/2017
Easy to talk to. Listens, informative and also nice.
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08/16/2017
I am very grateful to have Dr. Saima as my physician. She is an awesome doctor in every way.
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08/16/2017
Dr. Ahmad was out for over 5 weeks, I chose to wait for her to return because I trust her completely and she is very knowledgeable and thorough.
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08/16/2017
Provider is very thorough and I always appreciate my visit to her office.
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08/10/2017
The staff were all very professional and helpful. I liked that the doctor was able to efficiently work through my concerns while also making things easy for me to understand.
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08/09/2017
Dr. Ahmad does not communicate enough with me. I feel as tho we are meeting for the first time each visit. She does not know me or my wishes. She is defensive when questioned. She does not believe that she can spend any more time communicating with me. She does not use My Chart for messages, but imbedded a message in the lab results. She did not ask me my wishes re: care. She did not tell me or ask me if I wanted a Hep C blood test. She did not explain her concerns about my lab results.
100

08/09/2017
I am always happy to see Dr Ahmad. She is very easy to talk to and makes me feel comfortable.
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08/09/2017
dr Ahmad was very solicitous of my needs with great follow up by medical assistant as well.
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08/07/2017
I'm content I have no complaints.
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08/03/2017
Dr Ahmed is always attentive, listens carefully, explains her opinions and let's me make my own decisions. she was seeing me this visit I dislocated and fractur d my right wrist. my problem was inability to sleep after the repair surgery. she considered carefully and worked with me to find just the right medication. I am now on my way to healing because I am finally able to rest.
100

08/02/2017
Dr. Ahmad is wonderful! She clearly cares about me and talks the time to listen to all my questions. My grandmother is looking for a new PCP and I've strongly recommended Dr. Ahmad.
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08/01/2017
Dr. Ahmad is very pleasant, thorough and always takes time to answer questions.
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07/26/2017
My care provider is an excellent medical professional. I have recommended her to family and friends. [...]
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06/29/2017
I have recommended my DR. but her case load is full - no new patients.
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06/05/2017
she is very nice, and a wonderful doctor. I have several chronic issues that just don't seem to be able to be taken care or, so I am starting to give up on getting relief.
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06/03/2017
She is excellent. [...]
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05/31/2017
awesome vaccination provider
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05/24/2017
Have always been treated with respect and my concerns are discussed with options. I have a great deal of faith and confidence in my primary care physician.
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05/22/2017
Dr. Ahmad is an excellent primary care provider and I am glad that my health plan worked out a deal with [...] so that I could return to her care.
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05/11/2017
I had a great experience being seen by Dr. Ahmad. She is not my regular doctor but l would like very if she were!
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05/08/2017
Great Doctor , she is not taking on new patients. [...]
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04/26/2017
Thorough, listens to concerns, compassionate
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04/23/2017
I am happy with my care provider. through the years [...] has always been a gem to help me.
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04/23/2017
I have been getting ready for bariatric surgery. [...] and Dr Alhmad worked hard to get everything needed to move forward! A lot of emails through MyChart. Great job!
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04/19/2017
Having moved here from the east coast I was very apprehensive about finding an excellent internist. Dr Ahmad has most certainly filled the bill. I needed to wait for several weeks to get my first appointment, but since then her care, her listening, her depth of knowledge and her general personality have made the wait well worth it.
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04/18/2017
Dr.Ahmad is thoughtful, caring, informed, brilliant, spends plenty of time with me, and is well aware of my health issues. She is personable, looks me in the eye when talking, and explains information to me in an easy to understand way.
100

04/17/2017
Have been a patient at Physician Clinic for over 20 years. My care has always been excellent.
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04/13/2017
Dr. Ahmad is the best. She is well aware of my health needs. She takes time to discuss and explain treatment plans and optins. Great bedside manner, and she loves orchids. What's not to like?
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04/12/2017
always curtious, happy, chatty. [...]
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04/12/2017
Dr Ahmad is wonderful. We communicate via MyChart so no need for phone calls. Makes it much easier.
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03/29/2017
I asked a question about a lab result through My Chart and the response came back from the MA with an answer that didn't quite answer my question, and I felt that the answer should have come from the MD. I also felt that the MA could have been more engaging as she was getting me ready for the visit. One example that I feel should be a standard is that the patient should be told their vital signs, especially at routine physcials.
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03/29/2017
best
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03/25/2017
my needs have always been met. Dr Ahmad has always spent time listening and answering my concerns.
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03/20/2017
Was diagnosed with [...] colon cancer and post surgery developed small bowel obstruction! She has educated me on tools that can prevent the problems recurring. Have recommended Dr. Ahmad to many friends and acquaintances..and my husband is also her patient.
90

03/19/2017
appreciated getting in a timely matter-- had a virus & wanted some more help- still not 100 % but NOT Ahmad's fault>
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03/15/2017
very professional and thorough care by Dr and staff
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03/15/2017
I love Dr. Ahmed and have enjoyed every visit with her!!
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03/13/2017
Very friendly, knowledgeable, easy to work with, has lots of ideas for treatment plans and alternative treatment plans for my personal health needs.
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03/07/2017
Actually listens to you and is very thorough. Dr. Ahmad doesn't rush you through but pays attention and reacts to what you tell her. I feel she is one of the best doctors I have seen.
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03/06/2017
I would like to have my husband have Dr. Ahmad as his Dr. but she is not taking new patients. She is an exceptional Dr.
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02/28/2017
I really appreciate Dr. Ahmad. She shows respect, compassion, good humor and understanding of all issues I need her for.
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02/07/2017
I have tried to have friends see this doctor. She is always full
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02/07/2017
I had come on the wrong day for my annual. the Dr and her team made room for me and I was soeen within 15 minutes! I have the best DOCTOR.
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01/25/2017
I have so much respect for Dr. Ahmad. She is knowledgeable about current medical research and also has practical, down-to-earth advice. She listens to symptoms and follows up.
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01/09/2017
Dr. Ahmad and I have come along way. I feel she caresfor me. [...] has also great.
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01/04/2017
Always interested, always concerned made me comfortable.
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12/21/2016
Dr Ahmad is consistently professional, willing to listen and help take care of any needs I may have, and sees me in a timely manner....I really have alot of respect and trust in her abilities.
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12/21/2016
I like Dr. Ahmad, she treats me very good
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12/21/2016
Dr. Ahmad was amazingly responsive and saw me 2x in the same day for my issues. [...] at the front desk was very polite and accommodating. [...] was also kind and on top of things. Later in the day when I returned [...] was very helpful and then ext day when I was having trouble getting a test scheduled quickly [...] made it happen. Dr. Ahmad was on top of my STAT labs and corresponded with me through my chart. I am so grateful to Dr. Ahmad and her amazing team for the kind, compassionate, and timely care they provided in my time of need.
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12/20/2016
My care provider is an excellent physician. From the moment I was able to secure an appointment with her I have been impressed with her compassion, capability and genuine concern with my health. I have recommended her to at least a half dozen friends and acquaintances. She possesses superb skills in listening and I consider myself fortunate to have her as my doctor.
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12/20/2016
Dr. Ahmad is a great doctor and Providence is lucky of having her as a member of the Providence team.
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12/14/2016
always feel treated with respect and explanations are complete
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12/08/2016
They have improved the timeliness of their responses to My Chart.
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12/07/2016
I am in the healthcare field and Dr. Ahmad is very receptive to responding to my concerns and I am satisfied with the actions that she takes to address them.
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12/01/2016
Very satisfied with the care and concern - excellent service.
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11/23/2016
Dr. Ahmah is an excellent Dr. and I always feel she truly cares
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11/21/2016
Excellent care and overall experience - I have recommended provider to others but they cannot get in!
 
Providence Internal Medicine
820 South McClellan Street Suite 200
Spokane, WA 99204
509-598-2102