Dr. Daniel McNeely


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Hospital: IWK Health Centre
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Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 18 reviews. Dr. Daniel McNeely has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Neurosurgeon-related: nervous system, cervical and lumbar spine problems, brain tumors, neurovascular problems, peripheral nerve problems, neurological surgery, brain and spinal cord tumors, skull-base surgery, brachytherapy, aneurysm surgery, epilepsy surgery, neurological surgery
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RID: 5350022
16/04/14 4 3 1 3 Worst bed side manner in a Dr. Absolutely no empathy. Found him arrogant in dealing with my son and us. Im just a mother.actually told my son nothing else can be done and told my son he was going to die. Good Dr, maybe. But as a compassionate human. No.  Respond
RID: 4748597
05/02/14 5 5 5 5 Amazing surgeon, amazing man! Thanks to him our little man just turned 2.5 years old and is doing wonderful...so very grateful he was available to save our baby's life!! Keep up the good work!  Respond
RID: 4450182
30/01/14 4 5 5 5 I was very impressed with Dr.McNeely. He put myself and my husband at ease with his knowledge, attitude and straightforwardness with our situation. we had questions that he answered that put us at ease. Brain surgery is very serious business, and I am sure that I would not have felt so confident with anyone else. After the surgery, the doctor and his team had fantastic bedside manner, and I always felt like I was his only patient. Thanks Dr Dan for a life saving operation!!!  Respond
RID: 3944450
22/01/14 5 5 5 5 Dr.McNeely was awesome with me , very caring and helpful . I have trigeminal neuralgia and there is no one I trust more than him , although nothing worked for me , Dr.McNeely tried everything . I was able to call him any time and he would always call me back with in 24 hrs . I recommend him to anyone . Thank you so much for everything you have done . I know you did everything you could .  Respond
RID: 2890939
02/10/13 4 4 1 1 My 26 year old son had bilateral herniated disks in his lower back. He waited several months for an appointment with Dr.McNealy and, once there, had less than a 5 miniute examination and he was sent on his merry way with "It should heal on it's own. Give it about 5 years." I was amazed! My son, a 26 year old, otherwise healthy, left in debilitating pain. Maybe this physician should stick with small children! My son has since had a diskectomy and laminotomy by another physician outside of the very selective club of neurosurgeons in Halifax and is doing very well.  Respond
RID: 2863566
19/09/13 1 1 1 1 He was close to 1.5 hours late to our appointment. His nurse questioned us first as to what was in our file, she talked very rudely to our daughter and seemed not to understand why she didn't answer back. Our daughter has MERLD, and other issues related... thus why we were there! When the dr. finally showed up, he sat down and very quickly dismissed all the symptoms my daughter has. He did not know why else we were there, did not listen, did not follow up. He did not like answering any questions. He then wrote a report to our pediatrician that indicated that he did a full exam when he didn't even look at my daughter. The appointment was maybe 7 mins of his time. We have been dismissed from his service and he didn't even feel that she should have any follow-up. Finally, he said to me within hearing of my daughter (7) - "It isn't that I don't want to cut her open, I like cutting people open! That is why I am a surgeon..." My daughter was terrified of him and frankly, so was I. 
Insurance: MSP
RID: 2674003
08/06/13 4 4 5 5 Dr. Dan is a compassionate Dr. We have found that he has gone above and beyond with our child as well as many other children he has worked with.  Respond
RID: 2673763
07/06/13 5 5 5 5 Dr McNeely told me what my options were and pulled no punches. Hi honesty and bedside manner had me going off to surgery with no fear or stress. Thanks for saving my life doc...  Respond
RID: 2573356
28/02/13 5 4 5 5 Fantastic doctor. Literally a lifesaver! He saw a serious problem and wanted to get to the bottom of it. The quickness of tests to confirm was a bit scary however showed the seriousness of the situation. Surgery was a success and he knows what to mention prior to the next time. He was very thorough with post surgical instructions and is willing to listen about outstanding minor issues and offers positive reinforcement on how to fix them. Many many thanks to him. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 2481142
23/11/12 5 5 5 5 Awesome Doctor and excellent at his proffession.Staff is awesome.Knows how to communicate with his patients and scheduling check ups.Keep up the good work.  Respond
RID: 2213290
07/06/12 4 5 5 5 Dr. McNeely is so patient and kind with our little girl. He makes what is a scary environment very warm and comforting. He is very clear in all his explanations and answers EVERY question until you are comfortable with the answer. A wonderful man - an extraordinary doctor!  Respond
RID: 2085027
27/04/12 5 5 5 5 Dr. Dan McNeely is the most pleasant,knoledgable, kind, smart,punctual, Doctor I have ever met in my entire life, He saved my wife Kate from certain death twice in one week, he knows his work and has a heart of gold. Last weekend he was suppossed to go to PEI for the weekend leaving on a Friday and back on Monday for a relaxing get away, instead the Saturday I saw him in casual clothes visiting patients and to top it all off , when I saw him on early Tuesday morning the morning of April 24th the day my wife was sceduled for her 2nd surgery I asked him how PEI was and he said, " the ground is still red sand in PEI and he said he visited the childrens hospital over there and visited and treated sick children at their home residence where the childrens parrents were too poor to drive and take their sick children through 3 Provinces to the IWK in Halifax NS for treatments all free and donated his time there for ill children, What a very very kind generous man DR. Dan McNeely is.  Respond
20/02/11 SYSTEM: 3 negative duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1367336
19/02/11 5 5 5 5 I just had my first surgery with Dr. McNeely, and I must say, I'm VERY impressed with his work. He's so meticulous, found the source of my problem quickly and rushed me right into surgery to get the job done. It was a long wait for the surgery that day, but he popped by periodically to see how I was feeling, and to update me on the approximate time of the surgery. I've had this surgery done before, but this is the best I have felt afterwards. Thank you, Dr. McNeely for giving me my life back!  Respond
RID: 1367009
18/02/11 5 4 1 1 Dr. McNeely was extremely disengaged with our daughter's situation. His body language and attitude and unwillingness to help were very, very, very upsetting! He did not offer any suggestions or information. He just kept saying, "I don't know". We will agree that sometimes there are no answers, but "bedside" manner and personality go a long way in believing the "I don't know" response. We left his office with no understanding, no plan, and no hope. And worst of all, with the feeling that he really didn't care or want to help. We will not be taking any more appt's with him. We will wait for his IWK colleague, Dr. S. Walling.  Respond
RID: 1274589
19/10/10 5 4 5 5 Our baby was diagnosed with a brain tumour when she was 3 1/2 months.Dr.McNeely took care of her and gave us 6 more amazing months with her.He is very quiet but once we got to know him we really liked him.Even after our daughter passed away months after she was not in his care, he came right away to say how he wished he could have done so much more,but he is the reason we had 6 months with her.Thank you for our blessing.  Respond
RID: 1268070
08/10/10 5 5 5 5 The most amazing pediatric neurosurgeon. Cared for our daughter from the age of 9 months. Today she is 100%. Words cannot express how grateful we are to this man.  Respond
RID: 1239125
28/08/10 5 5 5 5 There are no words to describe the gratitude we feel towards Dr McNeely. Our 23 month old baby girl was just diagnosed with a brain tumor. Dr McNeely answered every one of our questions, explained everything in detail and made us feel comforted in the most trying time. He is a brillant surgeon! I cannot say enough about his care for our little angel. We owe him more than we could ever repay. THANK YOU just doesn't come close...  Respond
RID: 1224024
07/08/10 3 3 1 5 Dr. McNeely is a brilliant surgeon, however he has no bedside manner at all. After my newborn daughter's surgery getting the results was literally a chore. Wonderful doctor, unfortunately no personality or empathy.  Respond