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I took my daughter to get tested for food allergies and while his staff was very friendly, his bedside manner was seriously lacking. I asked him a few questions about her results and he made me feel like I ws stupid and being a bad mother for not knowing. They were really quick and on time but I felt like he was ready to get us out of there and didn't want to waste any time answering questions. It would've been nice if he had even just sat down in the room to explain the results rather than just towering over us, talking louder and louder...
My 2 girls and I have seen Dr. Luciuk. I have seen 2 other allergy specialist and a dermatologist and none of them agreed with me that food can be the cause of my eczema. I didn't want to take more steroids and wanted his opinion. Dr. Luciuk, agreed and even told me that most Drs prescribed steroids and never think that food can be the cause. He patiently explained the relation between environmental allergies ( that I have) and food and how cross-reaction worked. He looked at all my tests and documents I brought to his office and said he didn't need to do a test. I am sure, another Dr. could easily give me the test and charge for it without really need it. He answered to my questions and help me understand that natural foods aren't good for me at this time. I reccommend Dr. Luciuk. I think that the secret to have a good communication with your Dr. is how you approach the conversation and how prepared you are to agree or not with his diagnosis. We have the right to question and receive answers but the way we use or react to the Dr.'s comments are key to the whole visit. Also, the first time I saw Dr. Luciuk I got lost and his kind assistant guided me for a good chunk of time until I feel happy and confident to find the office on my own. ( I was impatient on the phone and she was very patient and kind)
It must be difficult for him to be a pediatric allergist that so obviously hates children and cannot understand their anxieties and fear. For a Dr. to ask a parent to take a crying 2 year old out of the room when he's trying to convey information is understandable, however to do so with a contemptuous attitude and snide comments such as "this is crazy" and "my way or the highway" is the height of arrogance and hubris. When I commented that my daughter was just a scared 2 year old, his response was a statement on the value of his time. As if that should be something I should care about when it's my insurance PAYING for his time. Even if his knowledge is good, which I don't know, his obvious contempt for people, his unwillingness to spend ANY amount of valuable time with his patients, and his 'holier than thou' attitude make any conveyed information suspect. Do yourself a favour and move on to the next Doctor. One who actually cares about people.
Dr. Luciuk's office is more like a cookie cutter allergy testing lab than anything else. After several attempts to seek help there, I can only conclude that the treatment is cursory and off-handed. I have a life-threatening allergy to I am still not what. He gave me an elimination diet that looked it it was typed out in the '70s and sent me packing. When asked about follow-up, he actually said, "I have better things to do with my time ... and you have better things to do with yours." As things transpired, I didn't react to any of the foods on his diet, but he will never know that since he refused a follow-up.
found Dr. Luciuk to be arrogant, condescending, rude, abrupt, and god forbid you asked him a question! I do not recommend him to anyone. He's got a chip on his shoulder. Get's bent out of shape if you ask a logical question. He cuts you short and extremely routine like in his mannerisms. He has a personality of a rock. I'm guessing a bit of a male chauvinist. Not a happy man,gives you a bunch of hog wash.When you don't have an allergic reaction to the test, he picks at straws and somewhat makes one up! Nonsensical. Sure promotes the covers sold downstairs from his office though. Very rash. Easily annoyed, should retire. Be prepared not to say anything except Yes Sir! Remember he is only a Dr. not God, and they do make mistakes too!
I have a number of environmental allergies and saw two other allergists in Vancouver who could not help my allergic asthma. Dr. Luciuk tested me against a panel of common environmental allergies and found that I reacted slightly to molds. He decided that he should test me on a further panel of a larger variety of molds, that's when I was found to react to 4 more rare molds that caused my asthma. Since then I have weekly allergy injections with three vials, one of them contains all of the molds. Within 3 months I did not need any medications (by inhalation or as pills). Had it not been for Dr. Luciuk's thoroughness, I likely would still be on all of the inhalers, drugs and antihistamines. Now I know that I am basically controlled with my allergies, but I still have the option to fall back on the drugs, in case of an asthmatic reaction. I know that my lungs are protected by the allergy injections as recent pulmonary function tests showed figures much higher than is normal for my age.
I was instructed to call the office of Dr. Lucuik 10 days prior to my appt. Staff asked a few questions of me and gave me clear instructions. The receptionist was clearly spoken and professional. My GP set up the appointment for me with Dr. Lucuik, who travelled to Ucluelet to see patients. My appointment was 1 1/2 hours in duration, and started on time. Dr. Lucuik explained my allergies,including the testing and answered all my questions in a calm, and gentle manner. The prescriptions given were explained fully.For my food allergies,Dr.Lucuik recommended a basic diet for five days to be followed by adding foods back into my daily diet. I felt included in the process and with my care. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Lucuik to anyone with allergies who is interested in receiving intellegent and comprehensive guidance for caring for their health.
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