Maximo Ibarra
Maximo Ibarra

Maximo Ibarra PA-C

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Physician Assistant
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4.2 / 5 (based on 431 Reviews) View 72 Comments
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Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Physicians

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Gender

Male

Specialties

  • Physician Assistant

Additional Languages

  • Spanish

Education

Medical School

Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science (California)

Board Certifications

  • Physician Assistant

Patient Reviews

June 13, 2022
I'm so happy he gave me the medication I needed
June 13, 2022
He does not listen.
June 08, 2022
Hi, yes. Maximo Ibarra was very, very good. The only thing I suggested maybe doing a little further testing, because I saw doctor that on the second day and he did an eye test where he told me I had a concussion, so maybe just a little bit more testing. But he was very good, very nice doctor. Thank you.
June 08, 2022
I would like the thank the entire staff for treating their patients with dignity and respect.
June 07, 2022
I just wanted to say that Maximo is very professional. he's very good at what he does. He looks into. The bottom of the problem with your health. I felt very comfortable with him. And the same day i better. He will be able to figure out what was going on with me. And the next day, I felt even better. I've been to the hospital numerous times. With this illness, after I had covid. and, Unfortunately, to some other people if this repetition with people coming back and I got really sick of it, couldn't pay attention to what was going on with me.(INAUDIBLE) something.
June 07, 2022
I disliked the dr that called on me. He had a very strong accent along with wearing a mask, I could barely understand or hear anything he was saying. I could tell he was having trouble operating the computer, I had to ask for a prescription to be prescribed to me. He didn't even check me until he was walking out and I asked him to check my lungs since I was there on Covid related matters. Later the Pharmacy called me to say there was a problem with one of my prescriptions , apparently the "Dr" didn't specify the strength of the prescription and pharmacist called Urgent Care a few times but there was no answer. I told pharmacist I'd try to get in touch with my Dr office to remedy the problem. I had to call my Dr office to get special extensions which I had to call about 6 or 7 times and let ring countless times until someone answered. In a summary, I'll never let that dr evaluate my children or myself if we happen to go back. I've already warned my wife to request another Dr if they try using that "Dr" for a consultation. Ive never in my life gone to a Dr appointment and the Dr didn't check my lungs, throat & ears. I came home and told my wife first thing before my results about this guy that I had to ask him to check my lungs. Then he had the nerve to tell me you have Covid , there's nothing to evaluate now ( or something he mumbled under his mask). Completely Unprofessional. This guy is NOT PIH quality! I've been to this Urgent Care a few times before and have received good care until yesterday. I just recently took my son a couple of months ago same location & he saw a very good Dr. , very gentle & concerned with my young son. unfortunately I can't remember his name
May 19, 2022
I've had seen this PA in the past. He has 0 bed side manner. Entire time spent with me, he was looking at the monitor while talking to me. Wouldn't listen to my medical history. Prescribed tx history that didn't work. Probably would end up going to ER for tx.
May 17, 2022
I sometimes find it difficult to understand foreign-born doctors. I'm sure their qualifications are good, but I ask a question, and am not sure what the answer is, and usually need to ask them to repeat. Still, we don't have conversations on the level of American doctors, or doctors who have not overcome their strong foreign accents. It's difficult to understand their instructions and recommendations. Their answers are often given much too quickly for my comprehension.
May 16, 2022
I was very pleased with this doctor. He was a great listener and showed very... a lot of care and he took care of my problem. And I really appreciate that.
May 16, 2022
Friendly staff.
May 16, 2022
Everyone here was amazing and helpful in every way!
May 16, 2022
He didn't check my lungs or listen to my heart and he incorrectly stated the pain was on my right side which is not what I told him. I felt like he minimized all my concerns and was quick to form a diagnosis. I was extremely disappointed.
May 15, 2022
They didn't check for a sinus infection. I tested positive for COVID but I had COVID in March. He just brushed it off and didn't check my ears or nose.
April 30, 2022
M. Ibarra was nice and respectful. He did not listen well. Didn't feel that he thiroughly understood my health complaint. I didn't feel like he took me seriously or cared
April 25, 2022
He didn't even look or touch my toe or even come close enough to really look at. Just ordered an X-ray and then didn't really give me information unless I asked why or what.
April 25, 2022
The office staff and the nurses were exceptional. But I think this doctor needs to probably retire. He's pretty old. He seems kind of disinterested. I couldn't tell if he could hear me very well, or if he had hearing issues, but he wasn't very communicative. And I don't think I would want to see him again.
April 24, 2022
100 %
March 15, 2022
I would have rated a 10, but the system. Every time I want to wait a 10. Once I press 1, it is accepted. So I would have rated him at 10 instead of a 9. Thank you so much. Bye bye.
March 09, 2022
The physician that I saw at Urgent Care came in and he just seemed very lethargic and tired. And so when I was telling him my symptoms and how I was feeling, he just basically told me that I had an infection that he was going to give me medication and if I had any questions and I said no and I just want to get better and so he sent me on my way but he didn't really tell me what was wrong. He didn't tell me what the ramifications or the progress should be, like, he's just not informative at all. I was quite shocked, actually. I asked him for a shot of Toradol and he told me no, I was in major pain. Cause i had an infection in my lower back, was flared up and he told me no, and he told me that I should just take Tylenol. And so, I was shocked because I had never experienced that before. I was in major pain. I still am, actually, he's giving me a really crazy prescription lasting me 10 days when I asked for a shorter prescription and he gave me the most
March 09, 2022
I love this Urgent care not to busy and attentive staff from the front to the back. This how all places should operate.
March 08, 2022
Office and surroundings very comfortable and CLEAN. Use this as a standard.
March 02, 2022
I've been seen by Dr Ibarra many times he's the best! I did nxt day have to go to hospital but my fault I waited to long to be seen by a Dr. Staff is always great. Thank you
March 02, 2022
With 4 people in the waiting room when I arrived, I was still there for 2 hours just to be seen. I was obviously miserable and needing urgent care, but the staff did not treat it as such. I left without anything to help me improve.
March 01, 2022
I have been coming to this urgent care for many years.The PIH urgent care system. Is really top notch system.
February 27, 2022
Dr. Maximo Ibarra did not do his job to full potential. He left me in the room with 2 nurses in training and did a terrible job inserting a catheter inside, my urethra. Lots of blood came out into the bag. And Dr. Ibarra came into the room and saw that and said it was a bladder infection. I never had blood come out of my urine but this was a lot of blood coming out into the bag. So I'm very disappointed and mostly, I'm, I'm traumatized by your urethra, traumatize for the catheter that was inserted, which by the way, was not inserted property and had to have 2 more catheters in surgeon to meet in the ER, at the PIH. Very, very disappointed and still recuperating from the trauma that was put on to me at this urgent care in
February 21, 2022
This was an emergency business ... visit at the hospital, so I didn't know how to answer all the questions. We went to the hospital. We got a doctor. I guess his name was Max ... I'm not ... I'm not really s ... I'm saying this because I'm not really sure that Max person was who we talked to, but just talking about the doctor that we were assigned. Sorry, we didn't remember the name. I'm talking for my mom, (PHI removed), who I took to the hospital a couple days ago. If this is for something else, then you got the wrong person. If it was for a hospital visit a couple days ago, this is it. Bye bye.
February 21, 2022
The staff. Was. Very friendly. And dr Maximo. Was very easy to talk with. Very appreciative. Thank you Alex
February 21, 2022
Provider a physician assistant very hard to understand with Hispanic accent. Never once looked at me. Had to ask a couple of times what he said. Our first conversation he asked "what are you here for". Very unfriendly.
February 20, 2022
Hi, the staff was great. They got us in quickly took all information. Listen to all of our concerns and Max the doctor was very careful. He listened and spoke clearly. He took very good care of us, and I'd like to thank him. That's it, great job, everybody. Keep it up.
February 19, 2022
Good
February 16, 2022
Very rude, wouldn't let me talk. He was unhappy with choices made prior to my visit (over the holiday weekend) and kept responding saying "yeah yeah yeah yeah" to shut me up when he was done hearing what I had to say. Treated me like I was stupid for not knowing urgent cares were open during holiday's. Worst Dr. I've had in a long time, makes me not want to go to this urgent care again.
February 15, 2022
Yes, their doing very well. Thank you.
January 18, 2022
I went in for a rapid covid test. The staff was very courteous and helpful.
January 16, 2022
This PA did not listen to me whatsoever! No bedside manner. Going to get billed for a service that I didn't even receive
January 16, 2022
Office staff was great! Dr however didn't want to check my throat. I showed him my negative covid test and told him my throat hurt and I had a cough. I told him I did not have congestion or runny nose. He checked my ears and listened to my lungs then said I had a cold. My concern is that I frequently get bronchitis. I had to go to a cash clinic where I got treated.
January 10, 2022
Everybody was friendly and attentive. The provider (INAUDIBLE) long day or something because I have to identify myself as an employee of PIH before his attitude changed, but he was informative at that point. He did listen to my concerns and my daughter's concerns as well. But the initial contact or interaction, it was a rough start. Maybe he was just tired. Maybe he was just tired of hearing people asking for medication for covid, but I wasn't there for a cure call, but I was just there to treat my symptoms and get results. Thank you.
January 10, 2022
Fast convenient and patient.
January 04, 2022
Yes, I think the doctor and the stuff We're very professional and I appreciate there help and there professionalism and I think you guys, you guys are doing a great job and keep up the good work. Thank you.
January 04, 2022
I wish the doctor would listen more to my concerns and not just assume.
January 01, 2022
The wait for Urgent Care was 2 1/2 hours. I think the doctor was the only doctor in the office for the day. So please do not think Dr. Ibarra for that, but I think overall, P.I.H should have staffed the Urgent Care with more people. I don't know if it's because of covid, but that is the feedback I have. Thank you.
January 01, 2022
When I went in my son and I both had cough, runny nose and my son had been experiencing high fever, but he didn't have fever while we were there. The Dr chose to not have us covid tested. I asked why he said because he felt we didn't have it. This was on a Saturday. On Monday I called my sons pediatrician and took him in and he tested positive as did I. I felt the Dr could've tested us to make sure.
December 30, 2021
I went to the office in La Habra.The Urgent Care in La Habra on December 30th 2021. It was a Thursday at 5 p.m. I arrived maximum or borrow the PA was excellent. I was seen at 7 p.m. and I arrive there at 5, p.m. The MA was [name removed], that was her name. She took my vitals and then she sent us to the front waiting room at 5:30. 5 people went in front of us, and then they realized that we were skipped. The MA [name removed] came to the front desk because the PA. Ibarra said that our, he had seen our, our file first, but we were not seen for another 2 1/2 hours after that. And nobody said anything. So that's the only reason why I would not go back is because I feel that the staff
December 30, 2021
In PIH there are those who truly care.
December 30, 2021
Sadly. There was a huge wait but I was m, at least, seen.
December 30, 2021
The girl at the front desk was rude and didn't know how to do her job. She would cut me off in a the middle of a sentence and wouldn't let me explain what was wrong with my son. This experience was terrible, I will never go back.
December 30, 2021
My wife and I came in due to covid symptoms and to get tested. After testing positive Mr. Ibarra came in the room standing very close to the door. He came in to tell us we had tested positive, we need to go home, and if we start feeling worse call our doctor or go to the ER. He never reached out to see how our breathing was, you know, checking our lungs and such. I asked him about the receiving the monoclonal antibodies and he said they don't perform that procedure unless you go to the ER and are really sick, which is not true as far as being really sick. I have friends who received it without being really sick. Anyway, did not care for Mr. Ibarra. He appeared to me to be very insincere.
December 30, 2021
The provider seems to be in a hurry but I understand there were a lot of sick people when I went in and he did what He had to do! He was respectful and seems concerned about my symptoms and concerns too! He did order a Covid test because I was scared but turned out to be negative! He was a nice provider Thank you
December 07, 2021
Very fast service, but also so fast. That when I got inside the think went too fast, wish I would have got more feedback,but no from the front desk to getting inside was very fast. So that was appreciate it and you wanted a check that's all I have to say.
December 07, 2021
I was surprised by the lack of empathy and frustrated by the rudeness of the doctor.
December 07, 2021
Further question, on the survey that pertain to an appointment, being able to make an appointment. There was not an option that... on that question. That said, this question does not pertain or is not valid or whatever. But I did not attempt to make an appointment because it was urgent care. I just walked in. So, I did not have difficult to make an appointment because I didn't try.
December 05, 2021
PA Ibarra is one of the best PA that I said I had at PIH for such a long time. I really appreciate the time the calendar and the labs, when visiting when it paid. So I found, you know, truly value him. Thank you.
December 05, 2021
I am a Senior Citizen and was in the beginning of a severe asthma attack. This office got me in very quickly and were very kind to me since I was feeling so awful. I was in and out in less then an hour. Thank you to everyone that took care of me. I will continue to use this office for my Urgent needs.
December 05, 2021
Everyone in the office that I interacted with was courteous, helpful,knowledgeable, and professional.The care was first rate and I was seen in a timely manner. All my follow up questions and concerns were addressed.
December 03, 2021
I presented myself to Urgent care and I was seen in a very timely manner! I needed help opening a specimen container and labeling it and was given prompt and friendly help! Mr. Ibarra was very professional, friendly and informative! Thanks for this great alternative to an ER visit!
December 03, 2021
There was efficiency in getting things done and overall there was courtesy. Thank you. Bye.
November 22, 2021
The PA did not know what PEP was, which is what I was at the urgent care for. I told him I read online it should be started soon after unprotected risky sex, and he said I should wait a week, which is contrary to what I read online.
November 16, 2021
Just want to say that it was a good experience. I was sick with strep and went in. And I also meant to that I had dog bites. And they were able to take care of it right away in a timely manner. And I was in and out very quick. I enjoyed it, but definitely (INAUDIBLE). Thanks.
November 16, 2021
I entered the facility and greeted by a gentleman at check in who was just as sweet as can be and very helpful. The nurse was also very nice and so caring. Dr was just as nice and showed concern about my health. This facility is full of wonderful people. If I ever have to go to Urgent Care it will definitely be PIH Montebello. Thank You for making my visit so pleasant.
November 16, 2021
I like going to this urgent care center. Very happy with service and care.
November 15, 2021
Excellent
November 15, 2021
I been to PIH in Downey hate it but here in whittier I appreciate it really a big difference. Greatful thank you
November 01, 2021
Service was quick! If I need to go to urgent care again, I definitely would come here.
November 01, 2021
Staff was very friendly made my daughter feel comfortable, the doctor was very helpful and explained everything to me answered all my questions and was very gentle with my daughter over all great experiences.
October 25, 2021
I went for a sprained ankle. I was given crutches 4,10 and they gave me crutches for someone 5,2. I could not use it. And here I am still not being would have crutches to help with my ankle. That was the only negative. They didn't open it and test or bother to look at the size. Okay. Thank you. Bye.
October 24, 2021
The office was polite, but the provider was very short and was mostly on the computer.
October 18, 2021
My experience was excellent everyone was so nice and caring I was in so much pain and all them care so much for me as a patient. Please let them know i was treated very kindly. Thank you so much for a excellent staff at Urgent care
October 18, 2021
Excellent service, very respectful of my needs
October 18, 2021
Very impressed on how clean the environment was including their restroom. Staff was very professional. Thank you for doing your job and keeping the facility clean.
October 18, 2021
Staff there is awesome! Greeted in a very friendly manner and felt welcomed ??
October 17, 2021
Yes, I did. This been in the see Max on several occasions my wife as well. He has been the greatest, he diagnosed my wife with irritable bowel syndrome when some of the most decorated enter in a gastrologist in Whittier couldn't find out what was going on. So I gave him the best of marks.
October 17, 2021
I came in for a deep bleeding cut on my finger that hit an artery and required 8 stitches. The front office staff did not ask or understand the severity of my reason for being seen and had me wait 1.5 hours and after 6 other patients. The office signs state patients are seen based on severity of symptoms, I don't feel the order of severity was handled accordingly.
October 04, 2021
Everyone was pretty courteous and down to earth. Everybody there was very professional. I like that and the staff was really, really knowledgeable. I think that everybody did a great job.
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