Dr. Phil Hardin

Doctor

Location:
Edmonton, Alberta Map External Link
Gender:M
Specialty:Endocrinologist
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Practice: Hardin Philip A Dr
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Phone:780-452-1999
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Rating: 4.4 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 25 reviews. Dr. Phil Hardin 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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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 2013325
12/04/12 5 5 5 5 I was afraid of him at first but now I like him. He is a wonderful diabetic doctor and is extremely knowlegable. I am in and out of my appointments within 20-30 minutes with little or no waiting in the waiting room. He doesn't beat around the bush and is straight with you.  Respond
RID: 1355201
04/02/11 5 5 5 5 I've seen Dr. Hardin for a few years now. He is pleasant and engaging. I think the world of him. My diabetes and cholesterol is under control for the first time in decades thanks to him.  Respond
RID: 1290486
10/11/10 3 5 5 5 Wow!! Dr. Hardin is a knowledgeable, well read and published specialist in Diabetic care. What some may confuse as arrogance or possibly poor bedside manner is that Dr. Hardin is there to provide support and guidance as the PATIENT cares for their diabetes. Dr. Hardin, his staff, your family Physician cannot control the disease in a Patient. The Patient must do this and is accountable for their own health, and must responsibility.  Respond
RID: 1264755
04/10/10 5 4 5 5 Dr. Hardin gives excellent care to diabetics. He is knowledgabe regarding every fact of the disease. He goes out of his way to make sure you are getting the BEST care.  Respond
RID: 1233354
20/08/10 5 5 5 5 Dr. Hardin wants you to take part in your own care but he is the best doctor I have been to. Very knowledgeable about diabetes and has helped me to get my sugars under control.  Respond
RID: 1185046
08/06/10 3 4 5 5 Yes, he is arrogant. He's a specialist after all. But he is extremely good at what he does. I've seen him for 15 years since I was first diagnosed with diabetes. He didn't treat me as a human being until I got into grad school but still has always been a concerned and caring doctor. I've been to other endocrinologists and have always gone back to Dr. Hardin. I live out of province now but will happily make the trip back to Edmonton to see him a couple of times a year!  Respond
RID: 876193
02/05/09 5 5 5 5 Dr. Hardin is a very skilled doctor, dealing with a disease that requires the PATIENT to be RESPONSIBLE. He is very knowledgeable, prompt. and goes the extra mile. I have complicated illnesses and several times he has seen connections between diabetes and other diagnoses other doctors have missed. I would highly recommend him--but be prepared to do YOUR part.  Respond
RID: 851916
03/04/09 1 5 1 1 After many years of living with diabetes, to be told I am a lazy diabetic by a dr. who I am trying to build trust with in a new city, caused me much alarm. When asked questions about other blood test results was told all was OK when in fact that wasn't true as I found out later from another dr. No exam, no help, just ridicule. Since then I have been congratulated on my control and knowledge and record keeping. However, I do need help to stay healthy and I did not find that here.  Respond
RID: 616104
18/06/08 5 5 5 5 I have been to every diabetes doctor in Edmonton and Dr. Hardin is the best. He really makes you think about how your controlling your sugars and be accountable for it. He teaches you to take care of yourself and work through problems. If you need a doctor to hold your hand and tell you what to do and how to do it and never have to think for yourself then he's not the doctor for you. He's fantastic.  Respond
RID: 585553
08/05/08 5 5 5 5 He is a doctor who encourages patients to take a part in their own care. He has never been offended when I have questioned him on certain aspects of care or if I have wanted to change things. He is very knowledgeable and has never been condescending towards me. He knows that I know what I am doing when it comes to my own care and if I ask for his opinion he will offer it. He always calls back promptly and he is very compassionate. He does not gloss things over though. The only thing his office is missing is a Nurse Practitioner CDE.  Respond
RID: 528251
03/03/08 4 4 5 5 Dr. Hardin is a very good doctor but at times he could be a little intimidating.  Respond
RID: 508219
08/02/08 3 5 4 5 Felt a little confused after my last visit.I am not a doctor.Dr.hardin does keep the conversation at the practitioners level.I did ask questions but I am not really sure if he answered them.he is smart and does know about diabetes ...but stop playing the mind games.  Respond
RID: 476230
04/01/08 2 3 1 5 Worst Doctor I have been visited. He actually does NOT want you take charge of your health. If you conduct any reading or own he takes it as a threat. He once let me go on without filling my insulin prescription for 4 weeks. I was travelling for work and he refused to refill prescription. If he was in the US he would be sued. He believes himself to be very knowledgeable (but it is really only about his own research) and he very arrogant. I now live in the US and my A1C's are down to 6.2 compared to over 8 with Hardin. 
Insurance: Blue Cross / Blue Shield
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RID: 365761
13/07/07 5 3 1 5 I believe that Dr. Hardin is a very intelligent and knowledgeable person. However, Dr. Hardin seems unwilling to listen to what I have to say about my individual needs. He has never examined me nor taken the time to ask about insulin injection sites, snacking, exercising, etc. which I consider to be significant aspects of diabetes. I do not want to be looked down upon for not handling my diabetes by the book when I go to a doctor; but rather I would like to see Dr. Hardin offer new alternatives to manage my disease instead of the critical analysis which I currently receive.  Respond
RID: 317047
12/05/07 5 5 5 Does not suffer fools gladly. His favourite word of response to whining is "tough". That being said, he is the most knowledgeable, thorough, and helpful diabetes doctor out there. Is very practical and to the point, but expects patients to take an active part in their own health and wellness.  Respond
RID: 307058
02/05/07 5 5 5 I have found him to be an excellent doctor - helpful and not arrogant  Respond
RID: 253814
02/04/07 4 2 4 If you want to call it whining then that is what it is, but for me i need a doctor who is up front and honest. I find that he plays psychological games rather than be up front and tell me what his strategies really are. This loses my trust quickly and his arogance is left to be desired. I was unable to relate with him and if you cannot trust your doctor, there is no point in seeing him. He may be knowledgeable in his field but if he cannot treat me like a responsible adult, i have no interest in seeing him as a patient.  Respond
RID: 233368
26/03/07 5 5 5 Those who complain about Dr. Hardin need to check out their own inadequacies. Perhaps you aren't listening or perhaps he has tried to help and you did not take his advice. Dr. Hardin has been my endocrinologist for years and I would not go to anyone else. In an emergency, I was always squeezed in. If I needed to speak to him, he always called me back. There is a reason he is very busy - people go to him because he is the kind of doctor you want looking after you.  Respond
RID: 215187
19/03/07 5 5 5 I too do not understand all the whining. I find Dr. Hardin to be an excellent doctor. He is tough but very kind. He has always had the patience to help me get my sugar levels under control even though he is very busy. Would never consider changing doctors.  Respond
RID: 188321
13/03/07 5 5 5 My name is Ron, and I highly recommend Dr. Hardin and his staff. He's extremely knowledgeable, and I cannot understand the whining here. He is neither arrogant, but he is BUSY. If you want an excellent specialist, he's the man.  Respond
RID: 113948
26/01/07 3 2 2 I would agree that he doesn't have the best manners.I found him to be arrogant.He had my ex on insulin and pills at the same time.The sugars got down to a reasonable level but I was finding him having low blood sugars frequently.Sometimes to the point where he would have low blood sugars during the night.I called Dr. Hardin to ask if I could lower the insulin or take him off of it and continue on the pills.He basicially laughed at me as if having him on the the amount of insulin I had him on was not causing the low blood sugars.I decided to ajust the insulin until I got our family Doctor to take him off the insulin and keep him on pills.He may be knowledgable able diabetes but he acts as if a person is a idiot and can't manage their diabetes on their own.  Respond
RID: 113880
26/01/07 4 1 4 Best bedside manner?...people must be joking. He has the WORST bedside manner ever, of which I was warned about. My mistake for going to see him anyway. He had no interest in my health letting me continually run high sugars (30+) for months. He is the biggest cheerleader of "Lantus" which he fails miserably to realize does not work for everyone.  Respond
RID: 107122
22/01/07 5 5 5 Hands down the best, most helpful, down to earth Doctor with the best bedside manner I have ever experienced.  Respond
RID: 106020
21/01/07 5 5 5 A very busy doctor you can depend on to spend extra time when you need it. Willing to keep in touch weekly by phone to help get sugars in control.  Respond
RID: 83938
14/01/07 5 5 5 patient and gives you practical advice; excellent support staff as well--especially the diabetic educators, Bev and Shafina  Respond
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