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I love this clinic! The lady who does the laser treatments rocks! And my pocket book was happy. A quarter of the price compared to that snooty clinic at the bottom of crowchild. And I saw results in one treatment, not 4 like the other clinic said. Saved myself 1500!!!
I have to say I am completely shocked by the poor reviews of Dr. Woolner. I found him very informative and insightful. I was 29 years old and getting the acne of a teenager. I had an initial meeting with him. It had something to do with hormones. he prescribed some medication, and I took it. I decided I wanted my time to a clearer face to happen a bit more faster than the time it was taking with the current medication. I booked a second appointment and expressed that I wanted my pretty face back sooner. He was completely open to trying a different medication. The new medication worked beautifully. I have never waited hours for him. Never found his personality of a pompous man (that one made me snicker). I have had nothing but positive experiences at his clinic and especially with is staff. I dealt a lot with Tammy and found just as insightful as he was - with a positive and helpful attitude. I feell terrible for the people who said they had bad experience after bad experience, but I ponder the question... if you had a bad experience the first time, why would you continue going? Sometimes people don't mesh. It is the way of the world. What one person may find insightful another may find useless. There has to be some responsibility left to the clients themselves. Believe me, if I went there and didn't feel I obtained help, I would find someone else because that is what you do.
I went to Dr. Woolner for only one appointment. He has terrible bedside manner and wasn't helpful at all. He didn't answer any of my questions. It seems like he is only interested in patients who pay. Never going back there again.
If you ask a question you should listen to the answer! As my mother used to say "The only way you learn is to close you mouth and open your ears. I Found this man to be pompous and patronizing, the bed-side manor of a Polar Bear! He started cryotherapy on spots on my face and head without being asked and I had to direct his attention to the bloody big spot on my nose. I'm 72, I expect to have a few blems on my skin - I just don't like frightening little children!!
-Very disappointed - made appointment but waited for 55mins - I was told I had mild rosacea but was given a Vitamin cream called Silkis (mainly vitamin D) - I believe I was prescribed the wrong cream after doing some research on my own - vitamin D worsens the rosacea condition - another thing is I agree with some of the other reviewers that his attitude was off putting.
I visited this doctor 3 times. Each time I waited past my appt time. 1st time he was a half hour late, the 2nd time over 2 hours before I left without seeing him and today - 3rd time - one hour of waiting and was told he might was still running late, so again I left. What is the point of making appointments if you never keep them? what about the patient's time? I took time off work to see this professional, who couldn't be bothered to see me. Very disappointed.
After removing some skin horns from my face, leaving almost invisible scars and the most important of all, with no recurrence so far, I would definitely go back to Dr. Woolner again. And I would recommend him to anyone who is in need. Excellent doctor!
It's disappointing to see that the thorough review I wrote 2 years ago has been removed from this site. I consulted Dr Woolner for approximately 1.5 years for what began as a rash on my thigh, but over time grew to a body-wide itchy rash. He repeatedly refused to refer me for allergy testing, prescribing a steroid cream, which I applied for all those many months. He ordered a long series of full-body UV light treatments as well - all unnecessary exposures. He continually blamed me for the lack of healing. I cried so many times in those many months - it was misery. In the end another dermatologist referred me to an internist at U of Calgary who confirmed I was allergic to something in the base of the cream Woolner had prescribed the whole time. Once I stopped using it, I was fully cleared up within 30 days, but badly and permanently scarred over most of my body. It isn't the most traumatic experience of my life, but it's close. Allergy-testing was requested and refused repeatedly.
Dr. Woolner is a excellent doctor with integrity. I saw Dr. Woolner about hypertrophic (raised) scarring on my chest and back. I wanted to explore invasive surgery to achieve dramatic results, but Dr. Woolner explained that because I have a tendency to form scars that I am not a good candidate for invasive surgery because it involves damaging the skin. He gave me injections to reduce the appearance of the scars. I was extremely impressed that although Dr. Woolner offers cosmetic services, he will not perform these services on patients who are not good candidates. Excellent doctor and excellent person.
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