Dr. Shelby Karpman


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Specialty:Family / G.P.
Practice: Karpman Shelby Dr
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Rating: 3.8 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 14 reviews. Dr. Shelby Karpman has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Family / G.P.-related: general practice, general care, family medicine, family practice, primary care
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 2858803
16/09/13 5 5 5 5 Friendliest staff ever. Karpman has never steered me wrong. Knowledgable. I'm not generally found of doctors, but he is great.  Respond
RID: 2615759
12/04/13 5 5 5 5 This guy is great! If you are an athelete this is who you need to go see. He has such a wide range of knowledge in sports related injuries and really helped me get back to my full potential in my sport. He is usually on time and respectful of my questions.  Respond
RID: 2438616
03/10/12 5 4 2 3 Very laconic patient communication. Does the usual billing trick to get approval every 6 months for prescription renewals but he says two words, no check up on symptoms you take the medication for and he is out the door in a flash. Not overly inquisitive or indicating he wants to know the context. May be good sports guy but as a GP he is as cold as a fish and family is not in his vocabulary. If I can find a more caring and compassionate GP I will move. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
RID: 1640593
21/11/11 5 5 5 5 Dr. Karpman is a great DR. he is knowledgable and continues to up grade his knowledge regularlly which is why he is often gone to symposiums. He specialises in Sports medicine. I have dealt with this Dr. for more than 20 yrs. in this time i hav edeveloped a great repoire with him, he has a very good sense of what is wrong and ho what is wrong with me at a given time. i firmly believe that DR. Karpman shows genuine empathy for his patients and wnat s to help th e person get well again. i would not hesitate to recomment him to anyone for anything. Hew has diagnosed issues that my Family DR. of more than 40 yrs has missed. I am prepared to place my long term doctoral care in Dr. Karpmans hand for good. he is a worthy man that i would trust to deal with anything.  Respond
RID: 1339187
18/01/11 5 5 2 2 completely misdiagnosed me based on a single "turn your head and cough" hernia check on only one side of my body (i'm an athlete, and he is our team doctor.) his diagnosis was a hernia, and a hernia is absolutely not the problem. he suggested using anti-inflammatories and if that didn't work, then immediate surgery. thank goodness i'm not an idiot, and with the help of a great physio, was referred for an x-ray to properly diagnose the problem. in short, he didn't care to hear what i had to say (ultimately one of the two possibilities i suggested was the correct diagnosis, both of which he completely ignored and didn't even examine me for), and his examination was incredibly cursory and his diagnosis surprisingly quick. needless to say, i won't be seeing him again.  Respond
RID: 1278782
25/10/10 5 5 5 5 Been my Dr. since I have met him at University of Alberta while I played hockey there. I have continued to see him since and he has been my DR. for 21 years. Extremely knowledgeable and caring Dr.  Respond
RID: 978703
02/09/09 1 2 2 1 I saw this Dr. once before I absolutly needed him. I have trouble speaking, the right hand I cant write with. The Right leg twist when I walk it points at an angle and also loops arounds in a circle when I walk. cant stand still w/o having to walk backwards or falling. I had no where eles to turn. He refered me in to a Mri. But then He said he would also referre me to a Neurolgoist and it has bin about 7 weeks sisnce getting back the results from the Mri. But still have not bin referred yet I know that once I have an appointment then that it will be months i understand that but no referral? I asked him why he said that its b/c he faxed the referal to a general # instead of each of the 7 nerologist accepting new patients. when i asked about being refered to a speech therapy he kept mentioning his CREDABILITY is on the line. What about my Health. Even the when hte Mri results came n I Never recieved a phone call.  Respond
RID: 752200
30/12/08 5 5 5 5 Dr Karpman has been my Doctor for about 10 years. He is great as he will tell you straight out what you need to do or what is wrong. No playing around and no sugar coating. If you are looking for a doctor who will prescribe you whatever kind of meds you want or give you a free day off work (dr notes) wrong doctor. He is a real doctor who is straight to the point. Always able to get me in when he is around. Downfall - he is super busy as he tends to travel lots and so he need to book your regular appoinments well in advance to ensure you get in.  Respond
RID: 332569
30/05/07 5 5 5 Doctor was very thorough with medical examination and arranged additional tests vey promptly.  Respond
RID: 216489
20/03/07 5 4 3 Dr. Karpman is always accessible. This is why I continue to see him. There is never a wait when I go to see him. However if you have any complex illnesses, this is not the doctor to see. He isn't very knowledgeable about where to send you for specialty things (ex. gestational diabetes, etc). He is friendly and his receptionist is a sweetheart. IF you need something quick (ex. a check up, medication refill, birth control), he is your guy.  Respond
RID: 207243
17/03/07 5 3 3 Staff is great, very accommodating. Dr. Karpman always makes time to see me. Great if you need to get in quickly!  Respond
RID: 189897
13/03/07 5 5 5 Dr.Karpman is mainly into sports medecin but does general pratice .When you walk into his waiting room you can seepictures of all his sports activities he is very reliable and does not have time for stupidities. He always had time for me and was very efficient when he received the ultra sound reports . it did not take very long that he had refered me to an oncologis consequently my colon cancer was taken care of and now I'm a 5 year cancer survivor all this thanks to Dr.Karpman I tip my hat to him and only have an excellent rating for him .  Respond
07/02/07 SYSTEM: 3 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 105968
21/01/07 4 3 3 Does he know the severity Peripheral Artery Disease can turn into? A patient has to hurry to ask questions before he leaves the room. It is easy to get an appointment, the staff is very friendly and helpful.  Respond
RID: 70845
14/12/06 3 2 2 Used instrument with someone elses ear wax on it to check my ears.Isn't basic hygene required? Never went back a second time.  Respond