Dr. Michael Tamilia


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Hospital: Sir Mortimer B Davis Jewish General Hospital
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Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 30 reviews. Dr. Michael Tamilia has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Endocrinologist-related: Cushing's syndrome, hyperthyroidism, hypogonadism, metabolic bone disease, diabetes mellitus, pituitary dysfunction, neuroendocrinology, diabetes, pancreas, pituitary gland, ovaries, testes, thyroid, adrenal glands
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RID: 2122083
08/05/12 4 4 5 5 Dr. Tamilia is a great,caring and very knowledgeable. I had thyroid cancer and he was there every step of the way. Answered all my questions and fears. It is 6 yrs later and I am still seeing him. Only downfall is that it is hard to reach his secretary but then again it has nothing to do with him being a great doctor. Thanks for your wonderful care.  Respond
RID: 1670998
28/12/11 3 4 5 5 Best doctor, kind, patient, helpful, goodknowledge. He attends me, my husband and daughter in law...we are all very satisfied and won't change him for anything....God bless you Dottore.  Respond
RID: 1651468
03/12/11 1 1 1 1 I had a very bad experience with this doctor. I’m waiting, and I hope one day I will have answers to some simple questions that I have in my mind every single day. He and his stuff were very busy and superficial with me. So, I had wrong cure, wrong surgery and so one. I was very ill when I went to consult him. Now I am 2 or 3 times more. Consequences on my health and my life are significant and I have to deal with them for all my life. I was 29 years old. I sued him.  Respond
RID: 1437476
10/05/11 2 2 1 2 Horrible experience with this doctor. Long story short, he started me on synthroid I had an overdose reaction to it, and ended up in the emergency room. When I called to tell him he arrogantly told me to get off the meds or stay on it was up to me. What kind of answer is that???I was in a panicked state and I had to make up my own mind. Not a good doctor in my opinion.  See Responses
RID: 1311838
10/12/10 4 5 5 5 A wonderful doctor and human being. He has been treating me for many years, I recently underwent a biopsy and he called me at home explaining exactly what they found.  Respond
RID: 995392
24/09/09 2 4 2 4 me too i had 1 month prescription and it was insulin!!!! so i called and the nurse told me that it wasnt safe so she asked him another prescription and he did!!!!! this happended in 2002 -2003 and it wwas the last time that i saw him. Now my g.p. renew my insulin once a year. By the way 1 month insulin is not accepted by pharmacists as its too dangerous considering that you cant see specialists every month!!!!!  Respond
RID: 859582
13/04/09 1 1 1 3 this guy was great in the hospital when i had my thyroid out, ever since he has been horrible. his resident haphhazardly told me before he did that my tumor was malignant. he put me on a way too low dosage of synthroid post surgery, which was confirmed by my surgeon. i told dr tamilia a few months after the surgery that i had gained ten pounds and was feeling sluggish and he told me just not to eat. a few months later i see my surgeon and he couldn't believe i wasn't on a higher dosage, was amazed i could even function and immediately upped by dosage by 25%. tamilia's secretary at the JGH is horrible. and if you call two months ahead to cancel/reschedule an appt, she will then sigh and reschedule it for 8 months later and tell you its your fault. he only gave me a month by month prescription first, so i had to fax this secretary two times each month and call and hound to get him to call in a refill.find someone else,i am! i have a high tolerance for drs but he used it all up.  Respond
RID: 802931
28/02/09 1 5 1 1 Very arrogant,no time for patients.Does not care about people only cares for his reaserches.He should be a reasercher and stop seing patients.I understand he sees cancer patients every day and he is used to it,however,my sickness is unique to me and I need the doctors attention.  Respond
RID: 793744
18/02/09 1 5 1 3 So disappointing. I thought he would be great because of all the great feedback on this site, but it was wrong. I went for a biopsy two weeks ago to check a lump on my thyroid. At the appointment he told me that he felt very strongly that I had thyroid cancer but not to jump to conclusions until we have the results. So I waited patiently for two weeks. Yesterday I came home to find a message telling me that the results were negative and that his secretary will call me for a follow up appointment. I got a call from her and she gave me a date for 7 months from now. I asked if I could speak to him or see him sooner as i had some unanswered questions about my results. She said that she will ask him, but called me back to tell me that he said that everything is ok and that I should just see him in 7 mths from now. I have no idea what the lump on my neck is because he will not take the time to see me or call me again before my appointment in 7 mths. I am going for a second opinion.  Respond
RID: 731034
26/11/08 1 4 1 1 I hate this doctor.My doctor had to transfer my file to him because she was leaving for a year. Because I was not he patientHe was not intrested in me.I had to undergo radiation and he forgot to book the appointment and finally when he gave me my appointment for radiation,he made sure it is around the time when my own doctor comes back so I won't be his problem any more.I had mjor depression due to my cancer and he did not care to know about it or send me to a specialist.I was also hypothyroid but there was no follow up.I had to find another endocrinologist who followed me and sent me for blood test every 8 weeks and adjusted my medication.Sure he has lots of knowledge and when you see him,he is very soft spocken,but the reality is that he cares more about his researches than his patients.  Respond
RID: 669336
20/08/08 1 5 5 5 Dr Tamilia is competent, sympathetic, professional and very personable. He respects you as a person and is very caring. Unfortunately, the administrative staff in the endocrinology clinic in hospital is completely the opposite. Getting anyone to pick up the phone has been impossible. I would like to know what their "abandonned calls" rate is. It seems no one check or cares. In person, the staff is unhelpful and frustrating to deal with. It is not as if they are busy though. If you sit in the waiting room you hear them gossiping and ignoring the ringing phones. However if you get to see Dr Tamilia he is wonderful. He deserves much better staff.  Respond
RID: 658582
07/08/08 5 5 5 5 Le Dr. Mike Tamilia est quelqu'un de très humain,compétant,empathique et respectueux.J'ai rarement vu une personne si près de la perfection, et en plus il est humble.Son savoir est immense, mais encore plus grande est l'amour de son travail et de ses patients.C'est vraiment quelqu'un d'exceptionnel.  Respond
RID: 621346
23/06/08 5 5 5 5 Nothing derogatory, only a truly positive experience. I am glad that he is my following physician and I wish that everybody that needs to be followed-up by an Endocrynologist would be by one like him.  Respond
RID: 500179
30/01/08 3 4 5 5 If you manage to get through the overworked and cranky secretaries to see Dr.Tamilia you will then realize it was worth the aggravation. He's very knowledgeable, patient,and takes the time to explain everything in great detail. My mom needed to see someone who spoke Italian since her English is not so great. He was very reassuring and called her at home to answer questions she had forgotten. A cancer diagnosis is very scary and this doctor is very reassuring, thorough and honest. All went well in my mom's case. Thanks Dr.Tamilia and Dr.Payne!  Respond
RID: 488819
19/01/08 3 5 5 5 Excellent doctor. I went through cancer and he made my recovery easier by taking the time to explain everything in detail. He is very thorough and always has a smile. He even goes the extra mile to call you at home for answers to your questions. I wish there were more doctors like him!  Respond
RID: 481918
11/01/08 3 3 4 4 I have the biopsy outside the hospital and the fee is $120 now. He is professional.  Respond
RID: 468159
19/12/07 4 5 5 5 Tells it like it is, very attentive and patient, very thorough during examination, stays abreast of latest research and developments. As others said before - listens well and is receptive to long lists of questions.  Respond
RID: 440367
07/11/07 5 5 5 5 Dr. Tamilia helped through my cancer and he also was very concerned and helpful during my second stay at hospital for my very low calcium. He gave me the medication needed to get better and he was quick and efficient and always very caring. Thank you Dr. Tamilia.  Respond
RID: 429538
16/10/07 5 5 5 5 Very good doctor. He changed other doctor's prescriptions and the results were excellent. He is calm, listen and has a strong personality.  Respond
RID: 384922
13/08/07 5 5 5 5 Very good doctor. Will take the time to call you directly if needed. As a cancer patient, I was relieved to have a doctor a calm as him.  Respond
RID: 314236
09/05/07 5 5 5 great docter helped my father with his diabites and is now taking care of my wife and i (suzanne and tony vena) keep up the good work love this man..thanks for taking care of my father  Respond
RID: 296181
24/04/07 4 5 5 A very good doctor. He listens, is reassuring and is very professional. The best.  Respond
RID: 152640
22/02/07 5 5 5 wonderful doctor. reassures you. calm. takes his time. great man. I love this doctor.  Respond
RID: 152015
21/02/07 5 5 5 Knowledgeable, pleasant. Remembers details of conversations that you may have had in previous visits (he actually listens). A lovely man who offers a sense of security.  Respond
RID: 114984
27/01/07 4 4 5 Is now charging for biopsies that are ridiculously delayed at the hospital. Sometimes the wait can be over a year. Was glad to pay the $90. Very thorough,very relaxing,charming and warm  Respond
RID: 100222
18/01/07 5 5 5 in a time where doctors are scarce, this man makes time for his patients, listens to their problems and helps develop a plan to ease the situations. great doctor, excellent personality, well trusted and deservedly so. Always available.  Respond
RID: 90967
16/01/07 5 1 3 made several errors in my prescriptions very arrogant and dislike people who point their fingers on his problems seems to have problems with himself  Respond
RID: 86449
15/01/07 5 5 5 This doctor is always listening and is always smiling. He takes the time for his patient even if the room is full!  Respond
RID: 73787
23/12/06 4 5 5 Excellent doctor. Will you call you personally to let you know anything. Very helpful and friendly. Will answer all of your qestions.  Respond
RID: 56792
17/11/06 4 5 5 Always on time, pleasant and happy to answer any of my questions. He always makes me feel at ease and I leave his office in a great mood!  Respond
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