Dr. Norman Blustein

Doctor

Location:
Richmond Hill, Ontario Map External Link
Gender:M
Specialty:Pediatrician
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Hospital: Mackenzie Health - Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital
Phone:905-737-9898
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Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 26 reviews. Dr. Norman Blustein has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 2265932
 
17/06/12 1 1 1 1 I have taken my 4 kids to him for over 15 years now and most of the staff are extremely rude. The office is dirty enough to ensure that you'll be back again soon! When it comes to making an important diagnosis (anything more complex than the common cold) he fails. Not to mention you have to wait 2 hours in the waiting room to see him. I wish I could find a new paediatrician but they are all taken! So with the exception of my useless yearly physicals with him we just end up going to the walk-in clinic or my GP.  Respond
RID: 1644784
27/11/11 2 1 3 5 Minimum two hour wait.( Last appt. was three hours ) Very good doctor, however seems to be too busy to take the time to explain or follow up with specialist appts. Very disappointed the practice has become more about maximizing income and not patient care.  Respond
RID: 1328596
05/01/11 3 1 5 5 Norm is the best, down to earth doctor. My kids are in their 20's and no longer see him but he is like an old family friend around here. The wait time is long because same day appointments are always given to worried parents, so don't complain people! I know the waiting is tough but same day appointments to a specialist are rare and save on many ER trips, even on weekends. We miss you Norm and wish you were our family doc.  Respond
RID: 1282373
29/10/10 1 3 5 5 The staff @ this office is terrible, they keep you on hold for a long time and forget to call you if they need to cancel your appointment for whatever reason. Recently, they cancelled my appointment without notifying me. I have a newborn baby, it was very frustrating travelling all that way only to find out my appointment was cancelled. The staff replied, "did no one contact you?" It was clear the staff is unorganized. The doctor is good, he's always running 1 hr late. If your appointment is 10am you won't see him until 11am+, so make sure to pack a lot of snacks for your little one.  Respond
RID: 889032
15/05/09 4 1 5 5 One of the best children's diagnostic physicians. He never misses a diagnosis and I always trust what he suggests. He is always pleasant and caring and doesn't rush you.  Respond
RID: 846428
29/03/09 5 5 5 5 Dr Blustein is the most knowledgeable physician I have encountered with my two children. He displays the qualities of a terrific doctor. Easy to approach, assertive, and helpful! There's a reason for the wait, HES THE BEST!  Respond
RID: 836935
20/03/09 1 1 2 2 Dr Blustein has NEVER respected any appointment.The child would be having fever and dr Blustein would be taking his chocolate break!!Why take so many patients if you are busy already!??He doesn't know how to read an audiogramme...  Respond
RID: 801131
26/02/09 3 1 5 5 He is a great doctor, however, we have always had to wait at least 45min to an hour to see him.  Respond
RID: 760345
09/01/09 3 1 2 1 Dr. B was the doctor for my 3 kids. When my youngest child had an allergic reaction to a medication (when he was about 7 months old) I was referred to an allergist who diagnosed a medication allergy. Dr. B received the letter of diagnosis and then later prescribed a medication containing the drug to which my son was allergic when my son was about 9 months old. My son's entire body turned red and he got very puffy. His eyes were swollen shut. When I took my son to see Dr. B, Dr. B was totally unbelievable - he chuckled and says "whoops" and called one of his colleagues in to see what the drug allergy reaction looked like. I was shocked by this callousness. I never went back again.  Respond
RID: 698063
07/10/08 4 1 5 5 VERY KNOWLEDGABLE, FEEL VERY CONFIDENT WITH WHAT HE TELLS YOU. NOT AN ALARMIST. MY KIDS LOVE HIM, MY SON IS 15 AND STILL WANTS TO GO SEE HIM. LONG WAITS,HE HAS THE BUSIEST PRACTICEIN THAT OFFICE. DIANE IS THE BEST NURSE EVER. SOME OF THE FRONT DESK STAFF ARE NOT THE FRIENDLIEST.  Respond
RID: 689625
23/09/08 4 2 5 5 My son (who is now 20) was one of Dr.B's first patients when he opened his clinic. In 1988, his wife was his receptionist! Compassionate, caring and always there for two new parents who needed allot of advice. We love Dr. B. Have to say though that the last 10 years, it was crazy waiting to see him. Long waits. He is such a popular Doctor, you have to wait to see the best! For the 18 years of wonderful care he gave our son, we are forever grateful. Now "our baby" sees a GP!!Thanks to Dr. B. for his support and genuine concern over the years!  Respond
RID: 521985
23/02/08 3 1 5 5 Dr. Bluestein is an amazing doctor. He's always right and so caring with the children. My kids pretend to be sick, just so they could go and see him. He puts all your anxieties at ease and is very knowledgable and understanding. He's a very good listener. His only downfall is that his staff can be snotty at times and are not always as warm and caring as he is, and the wait can be trecherous at times, but on the flip side he never refuses you!!!  Respond
RID: 511781
12/02/08 5 5 5 5 Dr. Blustein is an excellent doctor. My 3 kids have been going to him since they were born. My oldest is 18 years old. He takes every call very seriously and is incredibly knowledgeable and professional. He is very caring and is always there to listen and help. His staff is great and Sandy the nurse is amazing too. Dr. Blustein thank you for being so amazing.  Respond
RID: 446787
19/11/07 5 5 5 5 Dr. Bluestein is always caring and helpful. He is very good with children. Both children and parents will feel very comfortable being around him.  Respond
RID: 436779
30/10/07 1 1 1 1 Misdiagnosed my child's problem, although I was keep telling him what was wrong. Never believed me, refused to refer my child to sick children hospital. By the time he finaly refered us to sick kids and they did an emergency surgery, my 4 years old was almost dead.He is too busy to pay attention and his staffs are rude and insensitive.the office is dirty and over crowded.He might be a good Dr at one time but he lost the care long time ago.  Respond
RID: 431964
20/10/07 4 2 4 5 He's a really great doctor but late, late, late. Sometimes he's in a real hurry so you have to be assertive if you have an issue. He DOES listen and will slow down when he realises that you are seriously worried about an issue.  Respond
RID: 425751
08/10/07 2 1 3 5 Office runs 1-2 hours behind. You know you are in for a wait no matter what time your appointment is. Appointment times mean nothing here. Very rude way to run a business!  Respond
RID: 305201
01/05/07 2 5 5 Knows what he's talking about when it comes to kids. Very helpful.  Respond
RID: 290357
20/04/07 1 5 5 Dr. Blustein aka "sexy-doc" just had a land mark birthday, and he still looks hot for his age! Not only is he super smart and knowledgable, but he's also so friendly and helpful. My children love seeing him because he's always SO charming. Thanks, Norm!  Respond
RID: 248658
31/03/07 1 5 5 Dr.Blustein has been our three boys doctor for over sixteen years. He is a wonderful doctor and has always been there when we needed him. he is a wealth of knowledge and the best part is that he is not a pill pusher. We would recommend him to anyone who is starting a family for their healthcare.  Respond
RID: 194590
13/03/07 5 5 5 FABLOUS DOCTOR & NURSING STAFF & OFFICE STAFF ALWAYS READY AND WILLING TO LISTEN TO ANY STORY AND PROVIDE YOU WITH PROPER IMFOR  Respond
RID: 189057
13/03/07 2 4 4 Wonderful , my kids like him , he listens, understands and does not rush you out ... you do not feel like a #  Respond
RID: 183517
11/03/07 3 5 5 A terrific Doctor. Yes, you have to WAIT to see him most of the time, but for a good reason. Every time I go to a walk in clinic, I have to go back to Dr. Blustein to get the right diagnosis for my children. Great personality, good hours, and great partners when he's not around, all make it worth the wait.  Respond
RID: 178287
08/03/07 1 2 4 Too long to wait for him (too many patients), and doesn't have the patience to answer our questions. Shows above average knowledge. I wish he would trim his finger nails before putting them into my baby's mouth.  Respond
RID: 155505
23/02/07 1 5 5 long wait times but well worth it, excellent physician - 14 year client  Respond
RID: 122674
01/02/07 1 2 5 Extremely good doctor if attentive to patients improve a little bit.  Respond
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