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I would advise anyone in the Kitchener area to stay away from this man. He is a crook, nothing more. No bedside manner, lies constantly and is only concerned about making money through his clinical trials. I was put on one after years of this man not being able to help me with even mild psoriasis. Then after years of basically no treatment I qualified for one of his studies. During this time I developed a serious side effect and when I came in he denied the drug can do that, brushed it off and sent me home. It ended up being g an infection. Other than that the medicine did clear my skin and he promised that once the trial was over I would still receive the medication free of charge and that he already set everything up with the manufacturer. Trial ended and he played dumb like he never said that, and went and prescribed some pills which are also given to cancer patients. All he cared about was getting me in the study. Stay away!
Seems to be knowledgeable, BUT... He interrupted and did not listen to all my symptoms before starting to diagnose. At least he agreed I had an atypical symptoms. Rushed through before I was finished asking questions. Said he "didn't want to argue" and it "wasn't important" when I tried to explain symptoms that I didn't think fit his impressions. But I think it *IS* important to be accurate, moreso for a specialist. If his diagnosis was true, my current treatment shouldn't have worked as well as it did nor have longlasting benefits. We had different goals for the appt. Since my condition had improved since my referral 6 months ago, there was nothing much for him to treat, but my goal was to still find out what happened, perhaps why, and what I might do in future if this happened again. He was not much interested in helping me with my questions. Given the long waitlists for dermatologists in KW, if I do have another severe acute problem, I would get a referral to Toronto or a larger city.
I was referred to him almost a year ago and I was told the earliest appointment they had was almost a year later. Last minute on a Friday I got a voicemail that the appointment was now on Monday a week earlier than it was originally booked for and at a time I couldn`t make. So an entire year was wasted waiting for an appointment. Apparently he was going on vacation.
I've been a patient of his for over 3yrs. Kim Papp is an amazing Doctor as well as an individual. He connects with you on a personal level, very comforting. Everyone in the office are such a friend group. As if they're one big family. A comfortable setting indeed.
Heard that he was not nice - so wrong. I enjoyed his sense of humour. Felt very confident about his diagnosis, Although one time I had to wait for one hour, I was told that another patient required more time. If I have an issue, the staff is quick to make me an appointment. The staff is awesome!
Seen him 3-4 times and NOT ONE time did he help me, or prescribe a working medication. I am a student and don't have medical insurance, and my case is not severe (although my scalp has broken out horribly). I don't have 10% of my body covered so I don't qualify to be his guinea pig for the trials. He rushes me out and doesn't even listen to what I tell him. My GP has prescribed me medications which have worked for my scalp, and even for my nails. According to Papp there was nothing he could do for the nails, because they're too thick and medication wont get through. I told him what topicals I used for my scalp, explained that they stopped working...so he prescribed the same thing I told him no longer works. Then my GP found a new product and after that stopped working about a year or 2 after I went to Papp as a last resort and AGAIN he prescribed me the very first ointment I ever used, the one I told him stopped working 5 years ago, on two separate occasions he did this same thing.
Let me start by saying I have been too and seen alot of doctors, with my condition, from birth and I am now 48. Dr Papp and his staff are the best at what they do and very professional. If I have a question it gets answered. If I have a concern it gets dealt with. If I need anything they take care of it. The most important point I have to make is the patient comes first ...not the Drug Company.
I first saw Dr.Papp when I was in a drug study for my Psoriasis. Once I was done the trial I began treatment. My first treatment was working then stopped. So I switched to a different medication. Unfortunately I had to stop the meds due to being short on money. I can't complain at all about him, he's always been caring, and each time he greets me he seems to remember me. I mean he must treat a lot of people but he makes your case important. He's always been very helpful and I'm grateful to be able to be under his care. Thanks!!!!
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