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Dr Solow looked after my mother. He was the most wonderful, caring, thoughtful, physician. My mother adored him, and both of us were so impressed with the time he took to explain everything, his optimism, and his answers were always given in a language we could understand. I know he's really busy but it's because the demand of the community are so great. I appreciate everything he did for my mother. He was available on weekends, by email, and in person. My mother laughed so much when she was chatting with Dr Solow, which seemed impossible to me given that she was so ill. I will always be grateful that Dr Solow was my mother's physician as he went the extra mile. Dr Solow was respectful, compassionate, and knowledgable.
HAVE A RELATIVE SEEING DR. SOLOW FOR CANCER CARE. AGREED WITH OTHER USERS WHO HAVE COMMENTED THAT HE HAS TAKEN IN TOO MANY PATIENT IN THE MARKHAM AREA AND AS A RESULT DOESN'T SPEND ENOUGH CARE AND ATTENTION TO INDIVIDUAL PATIENT. WHEN RAISING CONCERN ON AN ON GOING PROBLEMETIC ISSUE HE DID NOT INVESTIGATE THE PROBLEM THOROUGHLY AND EVEN PATIENT HAS SUGGESTED SOME POTENTIAL SOLUTION THAT HAS BEEN BROUGHT UP BY THE STAFF IN THE CHEMO CLINIC AND HE DIDN'T REACT OR INVESTIGATE THE SUGGESTED SOLUTION. AT LAST HE DID GO WITH SUGGESTED SOLUTION AND PATIENT'S PROLONG PROBLEM HAS FINALLY RESOLVED
I was a patient of Dr. Solow quite a few years ago and I can see from reading these reviews that not much has changed. I was not at all satisfied with his care. He takes on far too many patients and consequently he is not available to talk with people. Patients are not legislated. Treat 50 patients extremely well rather than 150 patients poorly. I sincerely question whether or not it is just volume of patients. I don't think he is as knowledgable as he would have you think. Always get a second opinion when dealing with Dr. Solow.
I was referred to Dr. Solow for blood work. He requested a comprehensive set of tests. The Dr. informed me it could take over a month to get the results. Two months later, I followed up. No response. 3 months later, I followed up again. The receptionist kindly informed me that the fastest way to get a response was to email the Dr. using a specific subject line. I wrote to the Dr. and received an automated response indicating he would respond directly in day or so.
Another month has gone by. I have followed up with another request to share my test results.
Still waiting to hear back. If he burns me off again I may have to return to GP and the start the whole referral process over again.
To be fair I cannot speak to Dr. Solow's competence. When your test results are overdue you may need to follow-up with his office frequently. Don't assume they will contact you when they should or respond when they say.
I believe the rating of a Dr has to do with of course your own personal experiences, having said that, our ways excellent!! He spent time with us at appointments, in the chemo clinic and on the hospital unit when his visit was a curtisity not a requirement. He answered our questions, treated us with respect and kindness, gave very knowledgeable treatment and hope. People should try to put aside their anger at such a trying time. No one is to blame for your sickness. Sometimes it doesn't show up until it's too late and the prognosis is not what one hopes for. Dr. Solow seemed to always be there for us at 8am or 8 pm. He has a lot of pts and is in demand constantly. Couldn't ask for a better dr to help us with our very hard diagnosis and treatment regiment
Dr Solow is A1 as far as I am concerned. The negative ratings below do not reflect the Dr I know and have known for 6 years. An honest ,forthright oncologist with a great sense of humour. I suspect any DR's attitude towards a patient depends a great deal on how the patient's attitude is towards him/her. What goes around comes around. Unavoidable delays caused by extenuating circumstances can cause Drs and patients to not be as punctual as either would like. In any event if Dr Solow is delayed he apologizes , which means he takes responsibility. I wld recommend Dr Solow to anyone in need of his specialty. The whole oncology team at Markham Stouffville Hosp are exemplary and deserve the highest ratings possible.AMEN.
Dr. Solow is a very kind and thoughtful doctor. He looked after my mother who had a very aggressive cancer. Dr Solow spent a great deal of time with my mother and I. He was patient with my mother's questions, and he was always available by phone or e-mail--even on weekends and holidays. He was kind, gentle, and provided excellent care. I am very grateful for Dr Solow's honest but optimistic approach. He is the only Oncologist who arrived at the right diagnosis and provided my mother with prompt and appropriate care. My mother couldn't say enough good things about Dr Solow. I feel the same way. Dr Solow answered all my questions and I never felt rushed. Thank you Dr Solow for helping my family at such a difficult time.
Do not stay with this doctor - please find another doctor that specializes in your type of cancer. Although Dr. Solow was very prompt with booking tests and scans he scores very low in communication skills. I left countless voice messages at his office and did not receive a phone call until 4 days later. Very unprofessional in that sense. Dr. Solow started off as a warm and concerned doctor, however as my time with him progressed he became rude and cold towards my family and I. I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma over 4 months after my initial visit with him. He did not act quick enough because he kept reassuring me that I did not have cancer. I finally left MSH and I am now at Princess Margaret seeking chemo treatment from an experienced and highly recognized Lymphoma specialist. After communicating through email of my new treatment at Princess Margaret, Solow responded with such crude and rudeness in a very brief statement. If you know what's good for you - SEEK ANOTHER ONCOLOGIST!
I suspect that many of the negative comments about Dr Solow are more a reflection of the fact that he treats very ill patients and often has to give very bad news; it may be a case of blaming the messenger. My experiences with Dr Solow have been wonderful. Fifteen years ago, he treated me for breast cancer, recommending a course of treatment that has kept me cancer-free since. He was always there when I needed him. I found him to be honest and compassionate. A few years after my treatment, he treated my mother as she was dying in hospital. Again, he was honest and compassionate. I couldn't have asked for a better doctor and I would recommend him to anybody!
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