Dr. Amin S Kanani


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Specialty:Allergist / Immunologist
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Rating: 3.6 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 21 reviews. Dr. Amin S Kanani has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Allergist / Immunologist-related: fever, asthma, hives, allergies, hay fever, food allergy, chemical allergy, insect allergy, drug allergy
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RID: 5588833
29/06/14 2 2 1 1 I was told by HAE Canada, that Dr.Kanani specialises in HAE.I had the lab results to warrant investigation.....Instead, Dr.Kanani said "acquired angioedema , I refuse".I had asked him to investigate what used to be called HAE Type III....NOT acquired angioedema....Perhaps he really IS a specialist for HAE, I certainly don't know.....Dr.Kanani was rude and dismissive of me and I cannot recommend his "services"..,  Respond
RID: 5443927
05/05/14 3 3 1 2 The visit was a waste of time. Was not allergy tested for the things that were of a concern to me. Minimal food allergies tested which is the major issue for me with proven allergic reactions, additional meds, no suggestions for a pro-active approach towards health, took me off meds that other doctor prescribed that were working fine. I felt like I wasn't heard through the visit, which is very uncommon with my other doctors who respect and take into consideration what I have to say. I don't think I'll be going back. The purpose for my visit was not considered. 
Insurance: MSP
RID: 5276225
18/03/14 2 4 5 5 Dr. Kanani was one of the better specialists I've seen. He may not have been overtly friendly, but he answered all my questions, performed scratch tests on me, and generally treated me quite professionally. I felt that he was competent, and thorough, and I would go back to him if I needed to see an allergist again. 
Insurance: MSP
RID: 3651215
08/01/14 2 4 4 4 My daughter has seen Dr. Kanani twice in the past two yrs for an environmental allergy; always with follow-up from our family Doc to administer the shots themselves I have been satisfied with the care she has received and the reception staff as a whole until today. Upon making an enquiry regarding dosages and injection schedules (that DID NOT accompany her most recent serum (maint.)allotment delivered to our home physician) I was strongly challenged by one of Dr. Kanani's receptionists (on Wed. Jan 08th @ 350pm) when I clearly outlined my reason for my call and the clarification my doctor was requiring. This girl continued to be dissatisfied & condescending with my account of the need for the info and refused to assist my request for the information to be faxed to our family Doc. In follow-up I have just received a call from our family Doc's office letting me know that in addition this girl has also been VERY RUDE to them. Dr. K your business deserves better. :( Pls fix it  Respond
RID: 3630562
12/12/13 3 4 5 5 Dr Kanani is extremely knowledgeable - he diagnosed a very rare disease for me after 3 other doctors had missed it. I always think if you have to wait a long time to see someonr that they are usually very good and in high demand. I would highly recommend Dr Kanani. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 3626448
06/12/13 2 3 1 1 I went to Dr. Kanani for an issue related to my stomach and while I was in his treatment room he spent most of the duration stating Naturopathic medicine has no real use and their research is not based on any "real" science. Needless to say, I was extremely offended. To top it off, he then tested my breathing (lung capacity) which lead to a quick diagnosis of pushing a daily dose of Ventolin, I quickly denied. Most bizarre, useless and disappointing doctors visit. I will not be going back there and really should have recorded this doctor ludicrous comments, my doctor is referring me to someone else. Best part is, they fit me in on a cancellation so I didn't have to wait the whole year to be let down. Make sure to research your doctor/specialist first before expecting any decent results. Lesson learned.  Respond
RID: 2650603
16/05/13 3 5 5 5 Dr. KANANI is a brilliant doctor period.My family and I have consulted with many specialists over the last decade and although most were very good, not one can compare to Dr.Kanani. He is so bright and extremely knowledgeable. He has a natural curiosity and seeks to help you to the highest degree to determine what is causing your ailments.For the last 5 years, he has helped our 2 sons tremendously with their numerous allergies and myself with mine. He came recommended to us by our family doctor in North Vancouver because she heard amongst her colleagues that he was the best of the best and indeed he is. I had a raspy voice for years getting worse and worse.No one knew why. Not the GP, Gastro, or ENT. Along came Dr.Kanani who made all the right suggestions and test referrals etc and it turned out had precancerous cells in my throat.He just would NOT GIVE UP until he found out why. And thank goodness for that!!Oh, and for those saying he is not on time: so false! He is so oddly prompt!! 
Insurance: MSP
RID: 2611192
08/04/13 1 1 4 4 Dr. Kanani is kind and empathetic. While he hasn't been revolutionary in my treatment, he has at least shown care for my situation. HIS ASSISTANT, however, is terrible. Her name is Katrina. She is rude, ineffective, and makes you feel like making an appointment is an 'inconvenience' to her. Literally the worst medical receptionist I have ever seen. I honestly have no idea why they keep her around.  Respond
RID: 2526149
09/01/13 3 5 5 5 Dr. Kanani is wonderful. Great bedside manner. Has always been thorough and helpful with me.  Respond
RID: 2501347
14/12/12 5 5 5 5 Dr. Kanani is a God-sent. he is the only one who understands autoimmune urticaria. Saved me and my son and he is well-informed, empathetic and extremely professional. He is detailed in his work and he cares. You can see that int eh way he treats you. He is extremely intelligent, and you have to be patient enough to see him, because he is well worth the wait. He is wonderful. He goes to bat for his patients. I can't say enough about how great he is:)  Respond
RID: 2390463
01/08/12 4 4 1 1 How Dr. Kanani qualifies as an immune system "specialist" is beyond my comprehension. This doctor is clearly outside his league and his depth of knowledge when dealing with anything other than common allergies and asthma. I waited a yr for an appointment to see this "specialist", travelled an hour out of town, and was rushed in and out of the office in less than 15 minutes with useless instructions to "talk to my doctor" about my severely disabling and disfiguring immune system problems. What a complete waste of my time and the taxpayer's dollars.  Respond
RID: 2271436
18/06/12 1 5 5 5 great doctor he's very knowledgeable and professional too bad about the receptionist.  Respond
RID: 2202603
05/06/12 2 1 1 1 I have had my appts cancelled on me multiple times because Dr.Kanani decides to leave early (because he doesn't have a full day?). He was very unhelpful and seemed very uninterested. He also made disparaging remarks about other allergists. It was a waste of my time and taxpayers dollars.  Respond
RID: 1732088
08/03/12 1 1 1 1 I was previously a patient and Dr. Kanani was very good. His office receptionist is TERRIBLE. I have given up trying to get an appointment to re-start my shots. For nearly three months, my GP has told me they sent my referrals, yet the receptionist says not so. She has no empathy for my frustration and has shown no care about the fact that I am suffering seriously from allergies. Refuses to help solve the problem. Doesn't return calls promptly, puts you on hold forever. She needs to go Dr. Kanani...bad for business.  See Responses
RID: 1729894
06/03/12 4 4 5 5 I have good experience with Dr. Kanani. He is thorough and knowleageable. He takes time to address your concerns. I see different doctors for varies problems and he is definitely one of the better once.  Respond
RID: 1576052
01/11/11 5 5 5 5 Had to wait a long time to see him but that's more an indictment of our health care system than him. I really liked his manner and the course of action he suggested.  Respond
RID: 1476898
30/06/11 1 1 1 1 No point in trying to see this fellow. It takes 9 months to get an appointment. He must think he is very good to expect people to wait that length of time.  Respond
RID: 1425272
26/04/11 5 5 5 5 Excellent quality of care. Extremely knowledgable and caring. Takes time to explain tests and the results. Will actually refer on to another type of specialist if required. I highly recommend this doctor. I wish that there were more like him.  Respond
24/11/10 SYSTEM: 2 negative duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1299854
23/11/10 3 3 5 5 best doctor I've had. I'm not sure what happened to the person below who had a bad experience, but he has always been very thorough with me.  Respond
RID: 1298667
22/11/10 3 5 5 5 He is an excellent doc. I wish he is my GP than a specialist.  Respond
RID: 1263531
01/10/10 5 5 5 5 I love Dr. Kanani. He really cares about his patients - he researched on my specific illness (it's rare)and pregnancy and then called me at home himself to tell me what he'd found. He takes the extra time to support you and has even answered my questions via phone when I was freaked out. I highly recommend him!  Respond
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