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1202 E Sonterra Blvd Suite 301, San Antonio, TX 78258, USA


Sat, May 30

Dr. David Tharakan

San Antonio, TX


In-network insurances:

AARP, AIG, Adventist Health, Advocate Health Care, Aetna, Amerigroup, AmeriHealth, American Republic Insurance Company, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Ascension Health, BMC HealthNet Plan, Best Choice Plus, Champva, Care Improvement Plus, CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, ChoiceCare Network, Cigna, Community First Health Plans, Community Health Choice, Community Health Group, Community Health Partners, Consolidated Health Plans, Contra Costa Health Plan, Coordinated Care Health, Coventry Health Care, Cox HealthPlans, Medicaid, EMI Health, Empire Plan, Family Health Network, FamilyCare Health Plans, First Choice, First Health, GEHA, GWH-Cigna, Global Health, Guardian, Health Alliance, HealthNet, Health Plus, HealthLink, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Highmark Blue Shield, Humana, Liberty Health Advantage, Mail Handlers Benefit Plan, MedStar Family Choice, Medicare, Molina Healthcare, Optima Health, Oxford, PacificSource Health Plans, PreferredOne, Select Care, Sendero Health Plans, Texas Children's Health Plan, Texas Kids First , Tricare, US Family Health Plan, UniCare, Union Plans, VNSNY, WellCare, Western Health Advantage

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Voro score

84% recommended

37 out of 44 patients recommend this doctor after their visit.

Other reviews

Zocdoc

4.6(44)

Approach

"The work ethic of being a long time committed physician and the knowledge that comes with the belief that patients are number one should always be the key to practicing medicine" - Dr. David Tharakan Dr. David Tharakan- Born and raised in Boston, MA. Harvard research grad, Dr. Tharakan had experience as an ENT and then did his masters in Physiology at The esteemed Chicago Medical School in Chicago Illinois. He also did his Medical Degree at Chicago Med with an internship at Cook County Hospital (award winning hospital known for the filming of the T.V. Show " E.R."). He later completed his residency in family practice under the watchful direction of his mentor Dr. Lenard Paul at the University of Texas Health Science Center. Dr. Tharakan is known to spending time with his patients, being humble, and "knowing his stuff "when it comes to patient care. Patients vote him all round in customer satisfaction. He is known to spend time with his patients and care for the needs of his patients. Dr. David Tharakan has been in practice for more than twelve years, which makes him one of the most experienced physicians in Stone Oak. He is married to Reshmey Tharakan, the C.E.O. of Reshmey Medical Clinic, and has two boys. The Tharakans do a community outreach programs as well as donations to several charities. Dr. Tharakan is active in his church as well as his son's Boy Scouts when he is not working in the clinic.

Wait time

Patients typically are seen right away.

Bedside manner

Patients say this doctor has excellent bedside manner.

Reviews (44)
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 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?He cares , listen and explain everything to me. He took time to listen my concerns. Very happy with him.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Always friendly and informative. Didn't feel rushed, which is something that tends to happen since I am a soft spoken person. Addressed all my questions and concerns thoroughly.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I really liked my visit with Dr. Tharakan . He showed genuine concern for my health and willingness to help. Explained thoroughly the results of his assessments and his recommendations.
AnonymousNov 12
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Tharakan was great. Very prompt, attentive, asked questions and proposed a very reasonable diagnostic workup. Office staff was very friendly and helpful. Great experience overall. We have found our new primary care doctor!
Eva L.Nov 9
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I was new to Medicaid and was unsure about the quality of care I would received. Dr. Tarakan was very caring and I seemed important to him. He advised me about other medical care I should recieve and he was very straight forward about the difficulties I would have to deal with.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very good very professional
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Best visit at a doctors office ever in San Antonio, everyone that wants a really good caring doctor who has a professional demeanor and an excellent medical back round should see,Dr. Tharakan. I should know as old as I am and as many doctors as I have had to see in my life and with his help I hope to be here at least twenty more years.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He was very comforting and made me feel right at home! Very easy to talk to.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He truely cares about each of his patients as does Reshmey, Best Doctor and staff in the SanAntonio,area,if your sick you should see Dr. D. Tharakan .
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?it was veery good and fast i would see him again
Wilbur B.Aug 24
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?GOOD DR. FROM MY EXPERIENCE TO THIS POINT.THANK U FOR YOUR SERVICES.WILBUR D.BARFIELD JR.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I would recommend Dr. Tharakan to anyone. He was thorough and professional. I will be switching my entire family over to his practice
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He is an amazingly thorough doctor and has a wonderful office staff.
AnonymousJul 12
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He is the best Doctor You could ever hope to find,kind and cares about his patients!
AnonymousJun 29
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He and his office employees were wonderful. He accomodated my wheelchair bound boyfriend. We were 30 minutes late ON A SATURDAY and he still waited on us. He listened and was very compassionate. I am excited to have a doctor that we like so much! I love that he has office hours on Saturday.
AnonymousJun 20
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I love, love, LOVE Reshmey Medical Clinic and Dr. Tharakan!!! (I also love the convenience of being able to schedule through ZocDoc.)
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I was early and it wasnt my turn to see the docter it was a great visit.
AnonymousMay 28
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I think he is excellent. he always takes the time to treat the illness, not just the Symtoms
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Tharakan was so caring took the time to actually view my medical records that i took in for him to evalyate me. He said he would help me find the specialist such as a neurologist that takes medicaid to see me just as a follow up on my diasbility. i felt cared for i will recommend Dr. Tarakan to whom needs an understanding and caring Doctor.
 Doesn't recommend this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?I took my son to see Dr. Tharakan for a spine disorder that he has. The doc was great, very thorough and wait time was very short. Unfortunatly, his front desk was very unprofessional spouting out all of our insurance information including my husbands social in the waiting room. In addition to this, it has been 2 months and we are still waiting for the referral to another doctor. My son had bloodwork done and I have yet to hear back about the results. I have called numerous times to only get an answering machine and knowone will return my call. This is very frustrating as I have called so much and I work in the medical field myself and would NEVER allow my staff to treat my patients in this manner. Not to mention that they have been paid from our insurance company. It's very sad that the doctor was great but due to his staff I will never return nor will I refer anyone to this practice. My next step is to call my insurance company in hopes that maybe they can get them to call me back! Disgusted!!!
AnonymousMar 19
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great Dr have neen seeing him for years.
Carla S.Mar 15
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I just want to mention that for a ladies annual visit - this was the most comfortable exam I've ever had. Which is not something you are likely to hear someone say. No discomfort at all.
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very polite. Listen to all I had to say. Make some good recommendations regarding my health. Pleasant surrounding, friendly staff. Very professional.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He is a great doctor and his office is very well run.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I think Dr. Tharakan and his office staff are AMAZING! Quite honestly, they are the most efficient and technologically advanced doctor's office I have ever had the pleasure of going to. I cannot recommend this physician more strongly.
AnonymousDec 13
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?WOW ! Dr Tharakan is the BEST !!! My husband and I have been patients of Dr Tharakan for Many Years now, and he has never dissapointed ! He's a FANTASTIC SUPER DOCTOR !! His Office Manager is SIMPLY THE BEST ! The Doctor and his office Manager ;O) go out of their way to make her and the Doctors Patients Feel Like Family ! They are TRUELY GREAT. I CANNOT RECOMMEND HIM MORE HIGHLY. He is a Marvelous Doctor, they are a Great Team !!!!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Super service and very thorough. Pleased I picked this MD as my family doctor. There was no wait time other than filling out the initial paperwork, Excellent service and bedside manner as well as explaining himself very well when speaking medical terms.
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: More than 1 hour
Bedside manner: Satisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?My son had an appointment at 11:00am. I liked the fact that the doctor was open on Saturdays, is in the Stone Oak medical community, and that I could book the appointment online. Most importantly, i liked the fact that I could get My son's physical AND vaccinations completed today. On the 'Notes' section of the online form, I wrote that he needed his meningitis and tetanus boosters for school, which starts in a week. So, we get there at 10:55am. Filled out a very thorough medical questionnaire, and was impressed with the breadth of questions asked. Gave my insurance card to the woman at the front desk. Over the course of the next 45 minutes, she kept calling me up to the desk. Who was the patient? Oh, My son Not me. Thank you very much. Who is A certain person on my insurance card. Oh, the policyholder. Thank you very much. Ten minutes later, Do I know his social security number? I had noted it in the appropriate space already. Oh yes, there it is. Thank you very much. And so on and so on. And we were next. After waiting for 80 minutes, we were called back. No nurse, just the doctor. He was pleasant enough, but by then I was pretty ticked off. He asked, "And what brings you here today?" I said that My son needed his school vaccinations and a physical. He replied, "Oh, we don't do shots here, but I can refer you to another office for that." Oh my gosh. I couldn't believe it. The doctor did a thorough physical, referred us elsewhere, and seemed like a nice man. But what an incompetent office staff and scheduling system. There were no emergencies going on. It was just bad scheduling and lack of follow-through with reading the Notes area of the appointment form. I've worked in medical offices before. This one needs help.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very knowlegable, presentable and proffesional. I enjoyed the visit with him.
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?Seemed to be a very competent practitioner. Took all necessary steps available to make an informed diagnosis. Would definitely return for additional health-related problems.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent understanding doctor who genuinely listens to your concerns without judgement or prejudice. Spends time with you to fully understand your issues - doesn't overbook or rush you out the door.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?!! DR Tharakan is an EXCELLENT EXCELLENT DOCTOR ! Dr. Tharakan is THE BEST PCP anyone could ask for ! He's Very Intelligent , AND he's not stuck up at all, he's very down to earth and has excellent people skills ! We've been seeing him for lots of years already, and he ALWAYS GOES OUT OF HIS WAY FOR HIS PATIENTS ! His Office Administrator DESERVES LOTS OF PRAISE TOO ! She's THE BEST , she makes thier patients feel right at home, takes her time with them , comforts them, shes FANTASTIC just like Dr Tharakan ! ANYONE who visits THE THARAKANS OFFICE WILL KNOW THEY ARE ONE IN A BILLION !!!! THEY ARE GREATLY RECOMMENDED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Wouldn't trade him for anything
AnonymousOct 10
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Good
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent
AnonymousMar 23
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent
Seth P.Feb 12
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent
AnonymousJan 18
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent
AnonymousDec 13
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent
 Doesn't recommend this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent