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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - Lutheran Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY USA
Medical Education - University of Bangalore
- Internal Medicine
Research & Publications
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95 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||3.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||3.7|
22 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020
I was very happy with Dr. Sankars care and will be returning if she is accepting new patients.
Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020
my experience with the doctor was terrible
Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020
on my last visit was very displacing. I am not one to complain but the doctor dismiss my feelings about pains in my legs Instead of taking me more seriously. I would've liked to have been sent to another directive within the Cleveland clinic to further review the pains in my legs. But instead I was forced to go outside of the clinic to find a doctor it may be nothing but at 73 I would like to further find out if it'fs life-threatening or just something I have to live with it.
Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020
The RN Nurse who helped get my DRs Appointment was very helpful .My Physician Dr Roopa Sankar gives enough time to look after my health problems.
Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019
Doctor was very professional. I highly recommend this Doctor for anyone's care. Very informative.
Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019
provider was not willing to listen to and acknowledge my concerns. she constantly repeated the same questions (4-5 times) during the visit. her bedside manner was not welcoming or encouraging the patient to be involved in their care.
Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019
I talk to others about Dr. Sankar often. I hope friends heed my advice!
Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019
I will never recommend Dr Sankar. she was rude, rushed through my concerns and avoided most of them. she did not listen to anything I said as proof when she told me, a vegetarian to stop eating red meat and pork and I won't be obese and all my problems will go away. she also assumed I eat "bags of potato chips all at once", she questioned and stated I'm not qualified to diagnose myself with migraines and that I can take Tylenol to help and visit my dentist regularly (I go every 6 months and have since a child) and that the dentist can give me TMJ exercise to get rid of my headache. I have an infection on my face that needed antibiotics, she told me to use clearasil.... I was also told that my blood pressure reading which was 118/80 was high because I'm obese. I'm pretty confident Dr Sankar got her degree from a Cracker Jack box. she continuously talked over me, waving her hands in my face, not listening, trying to insult me which did not work, and did not address my concerns only her obsession with me being obese. I left that office beyond upset, angry and with a diet plan to not be obese. I'm perfectly content being obese but I do have a problem that antibiotics were not prescribed for an open infection on my face near my ear. I could understand if I were asking for controlled substance but really? antibiotics for an infection were not given. that "doctor" is is rude and condescending and you should be ashamed of yourselves for having her as part of your "team"
Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019
My former doctor retired after having been with him for 30 years at Kaiser and a University Hospital. It was overwhelming knowing I had to look for a new one. I remember seeing Dr. Sankar name years ago and remember I was treated by her. I then made the decision for her as my choice. I was not disappointed.
Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019
This was my first appointment with Dr. Sankar. She was very pleasant and thorough, taking time to address all my concerns. I feel like I'm in good hands with her,
Reviewed on Aug 2, 2019
Dr. was great
Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019
Dr was courteous and professional.
Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019
I did not like my doctor. not personable at all, made me uncomfortable so I didn't ask any questions. she seemed in a hurry even though I arrived 20 minutes early to my appointment. I do not want to see this doctor again.
Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019
The appointment was much better than my first appointment with Dr. Sankar. I feel like she listened to my concerns.
Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019
My doctor is very helpful and really shows concern about my well being. Always has great advices for me.
Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019
Dr. Sankar was very abrasive and took very little, if any time to listen to my concerns. Her bedside manner left something to be desired, and I left the appointment more anxious then I did when I went in. She cut me off mid-sentence on numerous occasions. I will not be going back to her.
Reviewed on May 22, 2019
I thought Dr. Sankar was very rushed. I felt from the moment she walked into the room she couldn't wait to leave. I was very surprised by the way I was treated considering I'm a nurse at the clinic and this was also my initial visit for trying to find a new primary healthcare provider.
Reviewed on May 22, 2019
was there for physical first time in this office. Dr in and was very informative with print outs but I feel most time spent on computer instead of hands on. was never asked to put on gown but told to pull shirt up and undo bra for breast exam. felt un professional
Reviewed on May 15, 2019
this is my first visit,I had a great experience with Dr.Roopa Sankar.
Reviewed on May 1, 2019
My visit with Dr. Sankar felt very rushed right from the get-go. I had questions and wanted to voice concerns and it was all met with her talking over me and at one point, a hand raised in my face so she could speak. As someone who is looking for care and support, I felt very disappointed with my visit when I left. Dr. Sankar didn't take the time to listen or understand my concern... She felt very confident that "meditating or tai chi" would help relieve my very bad migraines without really understanding what may be causing them. I will be rescheduling my appointment to see another doctor for my follow-up. It is a waste of my time, and money to see a doctor who is truly not benefiting me.
Reviewed on May 1, 2019
I would recommend Cleveland Clinic, but not Dr Sankar.
Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019
First time meeting Doctor Sankar. Very nice.
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