Dr Alan Hakim
23rd November 2019
Dr Hakim, has treated me for years, he's a rather, happy go lucky, chirpy, suited, funny sort of character. But the story I shall tell, next shows, how he saved my joint, but also his ongoing care quality, is truly amazing, and is a rather amazing, gentleman.
He works very hard, on top of his charity work too. I think as patients, we forget doctors are human too. Not many doctors, would do this, and I praise him, for doing this, and giving me my life back, and the physiotherapist too.
If it wasn't for Dr Hakim getting involved, at the surgeon point, my joint would not have been able to be salvaged, so I owe him, a lot of gratitude in helping to save my joint, by doing so making me more emotionally and physically stable again, and making me smile again and out of pain.
He's an amazing gentleman, and a doctor I would happily praise, and recommend. Please see story below:-
Dr Hakim, came into my Physiotherapist room, to sign me off, as my joint was so bad, I could no longer cope, and I was physically and emotionally drained, crying hysterically, and crawling unable to lie down or sit, and loosing feeling in my leg, shaking and unable to talk because of the pain, and I was scared. I was awaiting surgical dates and to see the surgeon during this time.
Both he and the physiotherapist, followed through, by writing to my orthopaedic surgeons urgently, with their concerns, diagnosis, and urgent care needed. To try to help me get treated sooner, as I was waiting for a surgical date, and to see the surgeon. As they both were concerned.
The surgeon operated a few weeks later, to find I had a grossly barley repairable degenerate joint, and I was lucky to get to the surgeon, when I did, even the surgeon was shocked, at how bad the joint was, as I needed major joint surgery during that surgery. After surgery I had no further numbness, and my joint pain reduced by 85%, and I'm now back on minimal painkillers, and I can now walk without crutches.
For that reason I owe Dr Hakim, a rather huge thank you, and the physiotherapist too as I can now sleep and actually smile, and I'm not in severe pain and for saving my joint. I cant express, enough how lovely, Dr Hakim is, and how rather, truly wonderful he is as a doctor.
Many thanks Dr Hakim.