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Ahmet Burakgazi, MD

4.6 out of 5 (439 Ratings)

Specialties:

Neurology

About Ahmet Burakgazi

Dr. Burakgazi earned his medical degree at the Hacettepe University School of Medicine Ankara, Turkey. He then completed his neurology residency and Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship at George Washington University, School of Medicine in Washington DC. Before joining Southcoast, Dr. Burakgazi served as a staff neurologist at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. He has been distinguished as an associate professor of neurology at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

Dr. Burakgazi’s extensive clinical experience has helped him to become an expert in the region on treating and managing a broad spectrum of neurological disorders. When treating patients, he takes pride in using the latest advancements in technology as well as building relationships by listening and keeping all communication channels open at all times.

Dr. Burakgazi is a member of the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine, the Peripheral Nerve Society, the American Academy of Neurology and the Turkish Medical Association.

He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. His clinical interests include neuromuscular disorders, Peripheral nerve disease, Myasthenia Gravis, Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS), Muscular dystrophy, Radiculopathy and General Neurology.

When not traveling to different parts of the world with his wife, Dr. Burakgazi enjoys reading and watching movies. 

Locations

Practicing at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Neurology

235 Hanover Street # 2
Fall River, MA 02720

P: 508-973-7782

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Insurances Accepted

Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

Provider Ratings

Rating Willingness to recommend provider’s office Overall Provider Experience Courtesy and Respect of Staff
4.6
4.5
4.6
5

Patient Comments (96)

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  • Treat me like family

  • Dr. Burakgazi was very thorough, very informative and I was quite pleased with the treatment I received.

  • My appointment notice told me to arrive 15 minutes ahead of my appointment time which was 8:00 AM. I got there at 7:40 and the office was locked. At 7:50 AM someone finally arrived. I was called into the doctors office at 8 o'clock, a nurse took my pulse and blood pressure and asked me several questions about my medication. She left at 8:05 telling me the doctor would be in shortly. He did not arrive until 8:30. This is completely unsatisfactory as I had to be the first patient of the day.. I will not make any appointments with this doctor again.

  • I was supposed to get a prescription called in to my Pharmacy and it is 2 days later, and I still don't have a prescription there. I think that something got all messed up. I will call the office Monday morning to see if I can get a prescription called in, that the doctor was going to call. Thank you.

  • Everything went very well, and I was very satisfied.

  • The staff was wonderful! I didn't catch the name of who checked me in but she was very kind. [Name] who brought me back is a gem!!! The Doctor was pleasant and informative! All in all it was a positive experience!

  • Appointment was on time

  • They took me right in for my appointment and the doctor was extremely kind a listen to me and my concerns sent me for a test that he thought it would be the right ones to figure out what is wrong with me and I appreciate that very much and I can't wait to see him to figure out what is wrong with me

  • Things were explained well. Questions an swered. Good follow up arranged.

  • The Dr and staff were all very polite. helpful and informative. I also was impressed by the steps taken to protect from Covid.

  • I waited a long time to be seen by this Specialist and I feel I still don't have any answers as to the cause of the increasing pain of the bone lesion on my skull. I do not feel comfortable being treated for a migraine.

  • He listened to any concerns I had and he helped me with them

  • Listen

  • Dr B was very professional and caring. He listened to my description of my symptoms and provided valuable insight into what might be the cause. He arranged for specific blood tests to get additional data. His staff was also excellent in their jobs.

  • I love Dr Burakgazi. He's kind and very patient. He always listens and tries to do whatever he can to help with my medical issue.

  • MD was not aware of Chronic back pain history and how it is NOT related to current medical issues.

  • Dr. Burakgazi and his office are excellent. Honestly, they are the best health care provider that I've ever had. I would highly recommend them and. I really thank them for all they do to help me. Thank you.

  • Entire staff pleasant and efficient. Pleasure to receive care there.

  • Took great care of me. Very kind and understanding.

  • Explained things while doing them

  • The medical assistant I had was wonderful. She was very knowledgeable and walked me through every aspect of the test. It made a a painful experience much more tolerable

  • I went in for an emg and the tech and dr. Put me at ease during the procedure.

  • Very happy with the doctor, explained Every question I had. His assistant was very helpful and very pleasant .. as was the doctor.. Was taken immediately when I came in and really appreciated that.. Thank you so much It made for a pleasant day..

  • I love the physicians at south coast however I've been suffering with chronic back pain for over two months, and find it very difficult to get anywhere and prompt appointments. I've had two back surgeries within a year and still suffer daily to the point it brings me to tears . I really wish they were more efficient in getting the help needed

  • Better explanation of what the EMG test indicated. Also, the test was done on 7/29/21 and I haven't seen results in MyChart as of today, 8/1. Other tests I've had done have typically been posted within 24 hours.

  • The doc seemed knowledgeable and ordered tests quickly to assess my problem. The support staff was friendly and approachable. It was a good experience. The only flaw was waiting three months to get in to see the doc.

  • Southcoast I've always had great experience. And great doctors. You guys do a great job. Life [Name] is horrible, they do a terrible job I've been going to the doctors for 27 years. And I always look for Life [Name] doctors and offices.. thanks for doing the best job, out of lifespan, and mass general. Thanks Southcoast.

  • This provider was very attentive to every detail of my medical history. He discussed all treatment options and goals. He was very prepared and reviewed all of the findings in a straightforward manner.

  • Everything from the time I arrived til time my visit was completed I at all times received excellent quality care … all my concerns were met with dignity & respect as well as judgement free environment in which I felt very comfortable opening up to talk about issues I probably wouldn't have brought up, but happy I did due to those needs were addressed and met in addition to the original reason I had the appointment for. Thank you for all your compassion & excellent quality care for all those whom cared for me . ?? 5 stars

  • Excellent healthcare service .

  • Waited a while

  • Dr.Burkgazi is an excellent neurologist and I am very pleased that he is my neurologist. [Name] [Name]

  • I'm ... I'm letting you know, this is an awesome doctor. They did the right thing. They made me aware of all the situations that were going on with me. I would definitely recommend someone else to this doctor. Thank you.

  • Receptionist was rude and antagonizing. Rhe office does not respond to messages in My Chart.

  • The visit was handled professionally.

  • No wait. Very prompt.Provider and te h proviider excellent service. Kind and caring.

  • The staff knew I needed an appointment quickly,and put me on a waiting list and were able to get me in quickly.

  • The assistant that took me in and did the initial test was very informative Explained everything she was doing. Very courteous.Then Dr comes in does a few pokes with probe says No pinch nerve probably arthritis in joints walks out leaves me there unable to put sock and shoes on not happy still have pain in back legs and no idea what to do next.

  • I think things are just fine as is.

  • Dr. Burakgazi was very cordial and professional. Would definitely recommend.

  • Great experience!

  • Always pleasant. Show's concern and asks questions. Makes sure that I leave with no questions.

  • Had a great experience for the first time I've been...staff was respectful and knowledgeable..thank you

  • Got right in and was treated very nice and polite

  • They were very kind and explained everything the way I was expecting and made me understand my situation

  • Wait time between being called in and seeing the doctor was about a half hour. I was actually about ready to leave when he walked in. Also, I was again offered medication for a symptom that I was not being seen for. Every doctor I see wants to offer medication for a symptom that is caused by stress. I would have appreciated if we had just addressed the one major concerning symptom I was actually being seen for. If the doctor had bothered to speak with me, he would have learned I do not like taking medications , so offering me yet another one was bothersome to me.

  • I was hesitant and nervous about my new patient appointment, I thought nothing would get accomplished but to my surprise more than just the main issue I was seen for was addressed & a plan was made that I am very confident in. I am extremely satisfied with how my first appointment went.

  • The office was efficient and super nice, they got me in right away for an appointment i did not have to wait when i arrived for my appointment and Dr. B was very thorough! [Name] at check out had my MRI booked extremely quickly , staff and provider was amazing!

  • The woman in this office, [Name] was so extremely helpful with insurance issues, treated me kindly and was determined to get the answer for why my insurance wasn't going through. She even called the mail medication service with me then scheduled an appointment for me asap. The doctor is nice although he just comes in and gives me injections and leaves but is always kind and tries to make small talk to distract me.

  • My appointment was at 1130 and at 11:35 they took me to the examination room. I waited one hour in the room waiting to see the Dr. no explanation why, finally I decided to leave. What a bad experience. I couldn't believe with so many precautions they would do this.

  • Reception did not acknowledge me standing waiting to check in, and were not very courteous. Doctor was knowledgeable

  • went in for emg.. the girl was very good the dr. was late could not understand him left no time for questions nor did he seem interested ... found him cold and abrupt...

  • First visit and was pleased with all aspects

  • Everything was professional, informational, explained clearly and compassionately. I appreciated the kindness and attention given to me during my visit.

  • Awesome doctor listen to me and office staff were very kind.

  • the woman who did the part of the exam before the MD came in was very professional. I was very impressed with her. she explained everything and was very friendly.

  • Everyone there explained everything that was being done and everything that was going on with me very thoroughly and made sure I understood what was going on.

  • The staff was great. But the neurologist was awful he didn't listen to me at all. Issue I went therefore wasn't even taken care of.

  • The support staff was kind, listened and answered questions. I found the doctor to be rude and not willing to answer questions. His way of ending the appointment (to tell me to leave the room) was "we are done here". Never asked I had any questions.

  • Everything went fantastic from start to finish. The only thing I wish is that it may have been some kind of alternative stretch or some other kind of opportunity to get some kind of rejuvenation in the meantime. Some kind of holistic workout of sorts.

  • I waited 30min to see the doctor for only 3min and I felt rushed out of there.

  • Yes, I thought the doctor was very knowledgeable, uplifting, and intuitive of what was going.

  • The girl that did the first test explained everything and how it might hurt. She was so sweet!

  • I was extremely satisfied with the care that I received. The Office Staff were pleasant, and expediated my appointment with no wait time. I also like Dr. Burakgasi. He was polite and easy-going. He addressed my health concerns professionally and in a manner that I could relate too. I would definitely recommend this Physician to family members should the need arise. Thank you for making my visit less stressful and anxiety-free!!!!

  • Great experience. Everyone was wonderful and talked through every step of getting the procedure. The doctor took the time to listen and examine my injury.

  • Everything and everyone was professional knowledgeable, prompt, caring and wonderful!

  • The experience was good for me. They gave me good treatment.

  • First visit with this Doctor. Very pleased with his suggestions and attention to details of my problem. He was also on time and gave me all the time I needed.

  • Dr.Burakgazi listened better than any physician I have seen. He explained information in a way for anyone to understand. I thought he was excellent at his job.

  • 1st time with this doc and i like him talked to me in language i could understand

  • I was scheduled for an EMG test by my doctor.. I wasn't given any information as to what to expect. Once at the facility, the check in process was confusing. The desk staff seemed annoyed and told me I was supposed to have called in from the parking lot before coming in...there are NO signs in the lot or on the doors indicating these instructions, and the kind people doing the temperature checks didn't ask or remind me or anyone else that they had to call in ... I don't feel it's necessary to have to call in from the parking lot, it's a waste of time and added nusiance. Both the technician and the MD I saw for the test were very nice, and efficient.

  • Yes, he was very nice. And so was the secretary that we paid her and then they called us in within 5 minutes and he wanted to make sure I was okay. He was just doing a follow up and I had to answer 3 questions and that was pencil, window and school bus. He told me that in the beginning and at the end. He said do you remember the three words I said, yes. I do. I told him pencil, window and school bus, and he said your memories a lot better than what it used to be. So, he was very happy told me I didn't have to see him for year. That's it. Thank you.

  • The doctor was wonderful. He remembered my past medical history. He discussed my, my health and ongoing concerns. The office was beautiful. The staff was terrific. It was nice to see [Name] again. She was a lovely when she worked with me, and she was lovely working there at Dr. Burakgazi's office. He remembered many things about me that I did not think he would remember and that was a comforting thing to know. Thank you very much.

  • Everything went great and most importantly on time!

  • The reception was a very cunning to meet the doctor very kind that women that take my blood pressure was very kind everybody was very kind to me so very good.

  • Did the doctor and his office was very polite, was very kind, was very patient. They explained everything and they checked up with me at at every different stage and I really appreciated that.

  • I received very good care when I went to the doctor and he was very good explained everything. My only comment is about this survey because some of the questions are I this was my first visit. So it was hard to rate them. So depending like if I after I've seen him up several times it would be easier, but that's it. Thank you.

  • Dr Ahmet z. Burakgazi was excellent. Professional, caring,clear with my condition. I am a new patient and very happy with his care. Thank you, [Name] [Name]

  • Young woman who did electro park was excellent and explained what she was doing. Dr. Who did needle part did not explain or communicate much.

  • This was a one-time consult with Dr. B to review results of a brain MRI. He was an excellent, educator, explained things in a way 5wt I could understand, and answered all of my questions

  • Return phone calls mine would not they returned for weeks on end

  • Clean office, nice people and timely doctor

  • Every one was kind, caring, knowledgeable and helpful.

  • Dr Bargazi found the cause of my problem when others could not. He recommended the surgery which was performed by Dr [Name] and I am on the road to recovery. I am grateful for the level of professional service this organization continues to provide.

  • Dr Burakazi explained the plan of care and answered all my questions. He didn't just attempt to push medication on me he ordered appropriate testing. I never felt rushed or insignificant. I feel like he will do everything he can to help me manage my medical diagnosis. Highly recommend. Also I'd like to acknowledge the MA (I believe her name was Makenzie). She was professional, personable, polite and had such a positive attitude. The girl that checked me out and set up my appointments was also extremely helpful.

  • The doctor is great. The office staff needs to be better. I was treated unprofessionally and rudely. Also the medical assistant was in such a hurry she did a poor job. Rushed through my history and did not ask about my present condition. I have a new medical problem. It seems the entire staff with the exception of the doctor should be retrained or replaced.

  • Dr Burakgazi was an excellent listener and addressed all my questions and concerns. I trusted his medical judgment and felt at ease when I left my appointment.

  • Dr B was wonderful as well as [Name] Very personable and down to earth.

  • I feel good about the attention received

  • everything went very smooth nothing needs to change

  • My first visit with the new neurologist. It was very pleasant informative and formed a good treatment plan. Made appointment to get a CAT scan and then reassess my case. It was a pleasure to deal with

  • Ok I was able to tell him anything I wanted to know about and I got his # to the office if I need it.

  • This was my first time seeing this provider. The appointment went well. There's was almost no wait to see the doctor and he was very thorough in explaining the tests his office was performing today. Overall I had a very good experience.

  • Listened to my symptoms and replied to my follow up question on My Chart

  • Technician and physician both exceptional...answered questions fully and took time to explain procedure ....felt extremely comfortable and well cared got

  • Wonderful experience, I always felt that I was being listened to. Always had everything explained in understandable terms. The staff was extremely courteous, patient. I couldn't ask for a better experience. Thank you

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