Dr. Andrei Metelitsa

Doctor (M.D., FRCPC)

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Calgary, Alberta Map External Link
Gender:M
Specialty:Dermatologist
Website: instituteforskinadv... External Link
Practice: Institute For Skin Advancement
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Rating: 4.0 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 46 reviews. Dr. Andrei Metelitsa has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Dermatologist-related: skin disease, warts, acne, rash, dermatitis, skin tumors, moles, skin cancer, psoriasis
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RID: 5673437
23/07/14 5 5 5 5 First off I'd like to say is that the staff is AMAZING! Dr. Metelitsa was right on the dot for my appointment time even though the clinic was busy. I went in with a problem and walked out with a solution, and I couldn't be happier with the results. He listened to what I had to say and then gave his feedback. Not only is Dr. Metelitsa knowledgeable, but he's got an amazing and positive attitude. I recommend this doctor and believe he will give every patient a possible outcome. I love that this doctor is honest and doesn't waste time beating around the bush. He gets to the point. If you want results, I highly recommend Dr. Andrei Metelitsa. BEST experience I've ever had, and I'm not easy to please :) 
Insurance: AHC
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RID: 5656013
 
16/07/14 3 1 1 1 This doctor has absolutely no bedside manner whatsoever. He spent probably about 3-4 minutes with me in total and the appointment was a total waste of my - and evidently his - time. I came in for mild acne, noticeable bubble-like growths under my eyes, and very large pores. In short, my complexion is terrible. He told me there's "absolutely nothing, period." that can be done about the glands under my eyes and that pores are untreatable. Then he went on to boast about how he has worked with the "top guys at Harvard" and lectures on this stuff all the time. He's supposed to be a specialist and yet I got absolutely nothing out of my appointment. They herd patients through that office like cattle. If you want a personable doctor, do not see this one.  Respond
RID: 5448748
06/05/14 5 5 4 5 Dr. Metelitsa is quite on top of things, immediately finding a solution to an issue that had eluded a previous doctors. However, he could improve his active listening. 
Insurance: AHC
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RID: 5408533
21/04/14 5 5 5 5 I have been one of Dr. Metelista's patients for the past year or so. I first came in because I was concerned about a few moles. The moles turned out to be fine but he was very helpful and educated me on what to look for in the future and assured me that if anything of concern came up he would gladly see me. Since then I have been in for Botox and haven't been happier. Always a pleasure seeing him and dealing with his wonderful staff. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 5408490
21/04/14 5 5 5 5 A wonderful Dermatologist, highly recommended to me and surpassed my expectations. The receptionists were very friendly. The office was very busy but I was seen right at my appointment time. Dr. Metelitsa was very professional, personable and answered all my questions. His nursing staff made me feel at ease and were very friendly. I had seen several dermatologists in the past and I would definitely recommend Dr. Metelitsa.  Respond
RID: 5351879
 
17/04/14 3 4 1 2 I see I am not the only one who found my experience here horrible, I was referred by my Family DR to go here and get my moles checked as I have had many removed already, and I could not believe how I was treated! Snubbed the minute he looked at me and barely wanted to check me over because it would be a waste of his time. I get there are not a lot of Dermatologists in Calgary but to tell me he prefers to see people who actually have skin cancer, really? How about some preventative measures? He basically said to only come when actually needed, but how does when one know when their moles actually are cancerous then?? Like others, I see that it seems they prefer paying BOTOX clientele perhaps. I will not recommend nor will I ever go back... on a positive note, most the lovely assistants seemed friendly enough.  See Responses
RID: 4575037
31/01/14 5 4 5 5 I'm a female in my late 20s and have suffered from acne for pretty much all of my adolescent life. I've tried everything from skin cleansers to antibiotics to birth control pills....and nothing had ever worked for me. I went in to see Dr. Metelitsa and I told him about my lifelong struggle with acne. He assessed my history and told me to try epuris. I've been on it for about a month and a half already and it's changed my life. I look better, I no longer have to use a ton of makeup to cover up my acne/scars and I feel better. I had looked everywhere for a solution and I'm so glad I found this clinic. Dr. Metelitsa was not only kind but also understanding of my situation. I can't wait to see the final results of this treatment....  Respond
RID: 4450440
 
30/01/14 3 3 1 2 Dr. Metelitsa spent about 4 minutes with me in total (referral from a family doctor to check out moles on face and back). He glanced at each mole, asked no questions about family history or my lifestyle, told me to use sunscreen and mumbled "nice to meet you" as he was already walking out the door with his back to me. The whole time a blank-looking nurse stood in a corner of the room, and she left the room after asking if I needed anything else. Put my shirt back on, let myself out of the exam room and left, with no one at recepting seeming to care. The decor of the place combined with all the cosmetic procedure documentation leads me to conclude that if you want botox, they will probably treat you much nicer than if you "just" have a skin concern or condition. Basically a horrible place to go if you have concerns and need help.  Respond
RID: 3610042
19/11/13 5 5 5 5 I went to go see Dr. Metelitsa last week specifically to look into getting botox injections and had an excellent experience. He took the time to get to know me, and was very informative. He was able to clearly explain to me why botox was not the right option for me, but instead using fillers under my eyes would address my aging concerns. Not only that but he was very cognizant of the fact that as a busy mom of 2 young kids I don't have time to keep coming back for appointments. He was able to select a filler which lasts for a year! For a physician to get to know me, patiently & respectfully explain why my "self diagnosing" was incorrect, and specifically find a product that fits my lifestyle - you can't ask much more than that. In addition my results are amazing...I look natural and refreshed, even though my 10 month old refuses to sleep through the night!  Respond
RID: 3608515
18/11/13 5 4 5 5 Dr. Metelitsa is an excellent dermatologist who is kind and empathetic. When I met him 2 years ago, he diagnosed me with psoriasis and has since helped me deal with it. Most recently, I came for botox injections and have been very satisfied with my results. He is very sett skillful and I highly recommend him!  Respond
RID: 3601471
 
10/11/13 1 1 1 1 Very rude and overconfident. Wanted me to pay for cosmetic lasers which I didn't need let alone couldn't afford. Did not get a good vibe from him. Visit was a total waste of time. Have asked my GP to send me elsewhere. DO NOT recommend.  Respond
RID: 2674669
09/06/13 5 5 5 5 very good dr. went in for a rash and he noticed a dark mole on leg(had it forever. Was very concerned so he removed it and sent away. turn out it was cancer. Was in to see a plastic surgeon immediately and had more of the area removed. I've been told by my family DR that I was very lucky and that some one was looking out for me!!! I still see Dr Metelitsa regularly and he has always been professional and friendly. Thanks for saving my life!! 
Insurance: AHC
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RID: 2669673
03/06/13 5 5 5 5 I would highly recommend Dr.Metelitsa. I had a very bad case of eczema on my hands and feet. He was very knowledgable, answered all my questions, and most of all treated me with compassion, and not just another number. Both my husband and were very impressed. Dr. Metelitsa's staff were great and very patient and understanding. I think he is a wonderful doctor and would not hesitate to recommend him.  Respond
RID: 2601846
28/03/13 5 5 5 5 As a 28 y/o female, I have suffered from acne for almost half of my life. I have seen several other derms in Calgary & Toronto who all told me there was nothing I can do. I met Dr M who was genuinely compassionate towards my problem. I had previously taken Accutane as a teen and since then tried literally every medication available for acne. He convinced me to try Accutane again and my skin is nearly perfect now with only imperfections left from scarring. Dr M truly helped me gain back my self esteem and finally get rid of a problem that has been haunting me for years. When I started the medication his educated cosmetic staff helped me choose a skin care line that worked great while on Accutane and that I can still use now that my treatment has completed. I expected it to be quite expensive but it was around the same $ as any higher-end drug store product but with much better result. Well organized front-desk staff and both of his nurses are well-educated and compassionate!! 
Insurance: AHC
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RID: 2600398
26/03/13 3 2 1 1 Spent 2 minutes with me but was quick to say I "would benefit" from an $1100 cosmetic laser procedure.... arrogant as well.  Respond
RID: 2584587
13/03/13 4 5 5 5 Dr. Metelitsa was always pleasant to talk to. Kind and helpful. We had great success with the treatment he prescribed. 
Insurance: AHC
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RID: 2576339
04/03/13 5 5 5 5 I had visited Dr. Metelitsa to have several Precancerous legions removed from my face on a few occasions. Even at my first visit I was extremely impressed with the staff and Dr. Metelitsa with the level of knowledge, compassion and professionalism. Following an in depth explanation of the procedure we agreed that a Fractional CO2 lazer would benefit me in a number of areas. On Feb 7th 2013 I had the procedure, Dr. Metelitsa spoke with me during the entire time to check how I was doing. He then along with his nurse and a couple of staff sat with my husband and I reviewing a few directions to follow. I also received a phone call by the Dr. on the weekend and returned to the office approx.every 3 days as the healing progressed. This has been an incredible experience and am very impressed with the level of care that I have experienced. I would clearly recommend Dr. Metelitsa and his awesome staff. Thank you for taking such great care of me and our family thank you as well. God Bless You  Respond
RID: 2572259
27/02/13 5 5 5 5 I rated Dr.Metelitsa 5/5 because most doctors I have been with previously, have always been in a rush and don't take the time to know the patient. Dr.Metelitsa took care of me very well and was not in a hurry. He is also very kind and friendly. He is very knowledgeable and knows the best way to cure your problem. Very good doctor overall.  Respond
RID: 2532244
15/01/13 5 5 5 5 I have seen Dr Metalitsa 3 times in under 1 year, once fit in on an emergency basis. He is punctual and I felt he listened to my concerns. Nurse was great. Good treatment and advice. I would not hesitate to recommend him.  Respond
RID: 2467890
06/11/12 5 5 5 5 I am a 35yr old male who had a horrible skin condition since I was 23. I have visited many doctors over the years who prescribed me all types of combination for skin cream mixtures, but unfortunetly after a couple weeks of using each cream, I ended up exactly in the same state I was before.. and that was extremely frustrating! After meeting Dr Andrei Metelitsa, I can honestly say I am a new man!!! Not only did he listen to what I had to say, but he was compassionate about how upset I was, and very empathetic of my situation. He explained thoroughly the cause, how to treated and how this condition has to managed (unfortunately) possibly for the rest of my life. The prescreption he recommended was nothing I've ever been prescribed before. It only took approximately 3 days for instant relief.. and since I've first seen Dr Metelitsa (over 3mths now), I only need to continue to use this cream just once/week just to manage the condition. I AM A VERY HAPPY MAN!!!  Respond
RID: 2405683
20/08/12 5 5 5 5 Every time I visit Dr. Metelitsa's office, I come out smiling. I developed a very severe psoriasis problem, and was referred to him by my doctor. Dr. Metelitsa saw me the very next day. He is extremely personable, knowledgeable and was very sympathetic to my situation. He got me set up to receive injections for my psoriasis; and I am thrilled to report that the treatment is very successful. Whenever I go for a visit he and his wonderful nurse are genuinely happy for me and the progress I have made. If it wasn't for Dr. Metelitsa, I don't know what I would have done about the severity of my condition. I truly believe he saved my life. He is so knowledgeable and compassionate. I would not hesitate recommending him to anyone. He is definitely my hero!  Respond
RID: 2395634
08/08/12 5 5 5 5 I was referred to Dr. Metelitsa by my family doctor for a rather embarrassing and private issue. In walks Dr. Metelitsa - young and good-looking - and i think to myself "why couldn't this doctor be old and unattractive, why?"...Fortunately, Dr. Metelitsa was very sympathetic, intelligent, and understanding. He did all he could by perscribing a different cream that I had not yet tried and personally offered to refer me to a specialist that could take my treatment to a different level. He is an incredibly professional and knowledgable doctor. The office is ridiculously busy, but I didn't wait long. I had a referral appointment within days due to the urgency of my condition and, truly, I felt like this doctor gave me all the time I needed. Under the truly uncomfortable circumstances, this visit was actually a good experience.  Respond
RID: 2381632
22/07/12 5 4 5 5 I see this doc several times for my rash.  It hurt to learn that it's supposed to be genetic since nobody in my family has it. After I read the handout I was very sad- he said I have soriasis.  It took  awhile but now I am doing much better so now happy with treatment. I trust this doc knows how to treat it- I just hope one day they find cure. Office is busy but everyone is very nice.  Respond
RID: 2381040
21/07/12 4 3 1 1 I was extremely disappointed with my visit to Dr. Metelitsa. He came off as very cold, arrogant and disinterested in my condition. He cut me off numerous times as I was trying to explain what other doctors had tried to alleviate my rash and at one point he said "Well that has nothing to do with me, I deal with the skin!" He took 2 seconds, and I am not exaggerating to look at my rash and when I said "Oh, that was fast" he replied "Well I don't have to look at it forever" in a snarky tone and proceeded to prescribe a cream that would "definitely" clear it up. (It hasn't yet - only made it worse!) He then discussed my hair loss and very coldly told me that there was basically nothing I could do other than try Rogaine and use it for the rest of my life or buy a $545 hair brush to try to stop my hair from thinning. His nurse was very nice and wrote out the prescriptions and he just signed them. Overall, a very bad experience and I would not refer him to anyone...ever!  See Responses
RID: 2379840
19/07/12 5 5 5 5 I found Dr. Metelitsa and his Nurse,to be very helpful to me yesterday. I had been living with a skin condition for many years, but today I was treated and cured after one office visit. I really liked the fact that Dr. Metelitsa was a recent graduate of Medicine, which enabled him to be fully knowledgeable and up to speed on the ever changing dynamics of health care. He was professianl and competent in every regard. I would have no hestitation in recommending him to family and friends.  Respond
RID: 2347334
10/07/12 5 5 5 5 I had been bothered for 3 months for my skin inflamation. After only 1 week taken the cream prescribed by Andre, it recovered significantly. I appreciate a lot. And also thanks to the nurse Ms.Vikki, she's so nice to release my stress. 
Paid (or co-pay): $80
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RID: 2322190
04/07/12 5 5 5 5 Thanks GOD for my experience in Dr Metelitsa's office today. He very professionally removed a tumor on my head in just 2 minutes. He didn't charge me for the operation. I deeply appreciate the treatment from him. His nurse Nikki is also friendly with enough care. That's a wonderful experience, and I will definitely recommand him to my friends and others.  Respond
RID: 2313443
 
02/07/12 1 1 1 1 I also don't know why he is getting all these good ratings! I was referred to him by my family doctor. First he was 10 min late, and then he was in in so much rush to finish with finish me. I had very bad sun damages on my skin and he was watching his watch more than he was looking at my face! At the end he said that there are no treatments for sun damage and you will have to suffer with it for the rest of your life! I left his office so disappointed also to mention that he checked me only for 3 min!!!  Respond
RID: 2302418
29/06/12 5 5 5 5 I was referred to Dr Metelitsa by my family Dr. to check some sun spots. Dr Metelitsa was very thorough,calming & friendly. He performed the required treatment the same day and also had time to address other areas I was concerned about - and treat them also. His nurse was wonderful. The entire experience was excellent and I would recommend this Dr. to anyone!  Respond
RID: 2291491
25/06/12 5 5 5 5 -punctual, professional, friendly and personable. Why can't more professionals be like that?  Respond
RID: 2279854
 
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RID: 2264998
17/06/12 5 5 5 5 I hadn't had Botox done for 2 years after getting a complication. I decided to give this doctor a shot after a friend's recommendation. He was great at putting me at ease and the overall procedure was relatively painless. After about a week and a half, i was really happy with the results. I will definitely return.  Respond
RID: 2083968
 
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RID: 1671389
28/12/11 5 4 5 5 I initially saw this doc for a mole check following the advice of my GP. Several weeks ago, I decided to get some filler into my cheeks. I chose the time close to holidays given possible bruising that I read about on internet. Amazingly, I have no visible bruise marks and very satisfied with the results. One of my friends has already complimented me that I look refreshed. Dr. Metelitsa clearly knows what he is doing and I will certainly recommend him to my friends.  Respond
RID: 1662691
15/12/11 5 5 5 5 I saw this Dr in a short time after my referral. The office is clean and nice. The staff were welcoming and professional. He took his time with me and addressed all of my issues. He was very knowledgeable and well versed when it came to the newest treatment for my condition. His nurses were also great and very attentive. I highly reccomend this Dr. I have seen great results and will certainly reccomend him to my friends.  Respond
RID: 1644778
27/11/11 5 5 5 5 I went to see Dr. Metelitsa for my psoriasis. Although he was a few minutes late, he was attentive and patient with me. He gave me a strong medication and answered all of my questions. I'm currently taking the meds and am doing well on it so far. Despite his youth, he knows what he's doing.  Respond
RID: 1643439
24/11/11 3 4 5 5 Dr. Metelitsa is an excellent doctor with compassion and social skills. He is compassionate about your condition and reassures that he will work with you to assist as best he can. I find him knowledgeable, warm and engaging. What more can you ask for?  Respond
RID: 1633132
13/11/11 5 5 5 5 This doctor was excellent. Answered all of my questions, gave me 2 creams and a pill for my acne which I had for several years. My acne is essentially clear after 2 months. Very pleased.  Respond
RID: 1627837
 
08/11/11 4 4 1 1 I don't know how he got all of these good ratings. This doctor was pushy and arrogant. He comes across as knowing his stuff but his misdiagnosis of my rash was almost unforgivable. I had to go see another dermatologist who recognized it instantly and didn't give me something that made it worse. Beware, he says he trained with some of the best but he clearly didn't learn anything if he really did.  Respond
RID: 1568172
 
22/10/11 5 5 5 5 Amazing doc! Polite, patient and professional. I initially saw him several months ago with severe hair loss. I was very depressed at that time and worried that my hair will not come back. He diagnosed me with alopecia, and injected steroid. After several visits my hair is back to normal. Thanks to Dr. Metelitsa, I still have trust in doctors!  Respond
 
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RID: 1534430
10/09/11 5 4 4 5 I was very pleased with dr metelista s work. He removed a skin tag for me, with no pain or marks after, and for a very good price. I would recommend him as a dermatologist to my friends.  Respond
RID: 1532450
 
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RID: 1530629
06/09/11 4 4 5 5 I drove in from Edmonton to visit this practice after it was recommended to me by my friends. The practice was busy, but I didn't wait long past my appointment time. I saw Dr. Metelitsa, who was very nice, helpful, and he listened carefully to what I had to say. His suggestions definitely made the trip down to Calgary worth it. I would recommend him.  Respond
RID: 1518226
21/08/11 5 5 5 5 Dr Metelitsa is an amazing dermatologist. It was an absolute pleasure meeting him. He was very knowledgeble and respectful. he has a great bedside manner and is easy to talk to. I would highly recommend him for any dermatological issues!  Respond
RID: 1514330
16/08/11 4 5 5 5 Dr. Metelitsa is extremely knowledgeable and was very compassionate. I had a very severe skin problem, and he assured me that I would not have to live with this condition and that we would get it fixed. He knew all the latest and best treatments, and explained them all to me. He's the best dermatologist I've ever been to, and I've been to plenty over the years. He is young, but he definitely knows his stuff. Just google his name...it's amazing what he's accomplished so far.  Respond
RID: 1499213
29/07/11 5 5 5 5 Super nice doc and immediately knew my condition. I actually googled it after he told me what I have and it looks exactly like my problem. Today he phoned me at 6pm and explained in detail the results of my biopsy and what he plans to do next. Very thorough and knowledgeable.  Respond
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