Dr. Michael Giuffre

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Calgary, Alberta Map External Link
Gender:M
Specialty:Cardiologist
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Practice: Giuffre Michael Dr
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Phone:403-955-7858
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Rating: 5.0 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 27 reviews. Dr. Michael Giuffre has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Cardiologist-related: heart disease, heart problems, artery disease, arterial disease, vein problems, stents, angioplasty, coronary artery disease
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Date Staff Punctual Helpful Knowledge Review Comments
RID: 5589575
30/06/14 5 5 5 5 Dr. Giuffre is the epitome of patient centred care. He is focussed on the needs of the patient and the patient’s family – not only the problems with the heart. Thanks to Dr. G, our grandson has been living a normal life for nine years. Early on he helped us define our normal so that he and his staff could support our family through the ups and downs of living with a ‘heart baby’. Dr. Giuffre is an exceptionally talented clinician and fabulous person. All the people who work in Dr. Giuffre’s office are exceptionally well skilled, patient focussed and superb communicators.  Respond
RID: 5307504
25/03/14 5 5 5 5 Dr Giuffre is an exceptional pediatric cardiologist and human. Both Dr Giuffre and his staff give so much of themselves. We experienced the highest level of patient and family care. Our daughter first saw him at 1 month old. In February we just saw him for her 4 year old check up. They are an extremely patient, knowledgable and caring group of healthcare professionals. We would not be where we are without Dr Giuffre and his team. A world of thanks!  Respond
RID: 5237219
13/03/14 5 5 5 5 My daughter was born in 1996, ever since then Dr. Giuffre has always been there as a very knowledgeable doctor. Because of him, my daughter has lived 17 years of a almost healthy life. She was born with congenital heart defect. When ever my daughter had any health issues we would always rely on Dr. Giuffre. He has always been extremely helpful and very kind. He has always analyzed my daughters tests and reports carefully and made excellent decisions in order for her to become more healthy. My whole family is very thankful for his hard work. The staff is all so kind and helpful as well. They are willing to answer any and all of our questions and concerns. They always are able to fit us in to appointment times that work for us. I would recommend him to any family looking for a cardiologist. He is the best and most dedicated cardiologist in Canada in my opinion.  Respond
RID: 5226702
06/03/14 5 5 5 5 Dr. Giuffre is extremely knowledgeable, compassionate and thorough cardiologist. My son has been a patient of his for the past 16 years and I feel he receives the best medical attention and advice available. He takes time at appointments to talk to my son (not just me), to answer and clarify questions and concerns we may have, and to explain what he finds at each and every appointment. It will be a very sad day when we have to transfer to an adult cardiologist when my son turns 18.  Respond
RID: 5225681
06/03/14 5 5 5 5 Dr. Giuffre is an exceptionally gifted doctor. He is knowledgeable, compassionate, and personable. He involves the whole family in discussing and deciding the right course of treatment. Our son has a very complex heart condition, and he is thriving under Dr. Giuffre's care. He engages our son fully, even though he is only four, and they have a trusting and excellent relationship. I can not praise his skill and professionalism enough. He is one of the best, as is his amazing staff.  Respond
RID: 2682712
18/06/13 5 5 5 5 Wonderful staff and an excellent doctor. Doctor Giuffre was able to diagnose my daughter's health problem when no one else could. He was always very supportive and understanding, and always made time to see or talk with us. Without his help, my daughter would not be the healthy and successful person she is today. Our family is very grateful to Dr. Giuffre, and we think he is amazing!  Respond
RID: 2587179
16/03/13 5 5 5 5 Dr Giuffre, I had him as my doctor from when I was 9 to 18 years old. He was extremely amazing and dedicated to my need and I miss having him as my doctor. My favorite things is how gentle, kind, will to help and accommodating he was with me. He was truly there to help in any way he could. Thank you for just being amazing Dr Giuffre. love always formally Jennifer Balderson now Jennifer Matticks  Respond
RID: 2570884
26/02/13 5 5 5 5 My son has had the privilege of having Dr. Giuffre as his cardiologist over the past 18 years. We sadly say good bye as my son has outgrown him. Dr. Guiffre has always been a wonderful and caring doctor, my son had transposition of the great arteries, a very rare congenital heart defect and was also a twin. His rough start to life was under the care of this amazing doctor, not only did Dr. Guiffre stabilize our little guy with his first operation, only to get him to toronto for his big operation that saved his life, Dr. Guiffre referred us to an world renowned surgeon, then continued to be his doctor. Without the knowledge, support and ongoing compassion that Dr. Giuffre has showed us in the last 18 years, our family wouldn't be as it is today. He always helped me try and treat our little million-dollar-baby as normal, just the same as his siblings, therefore our outcome has been nothing but positive. Thank you very much for everything you have done for us! You're an amazing doc!  Respond
RID: 2504693
18/12/12 5 5 5 5 Dr. Michael Giuffre is an amazing physician and person. He always takes the time to answer our questions, and his rapport with our newborn to 1 year old son has been amazing. He makes sure children feel comfortable, and he uses voices and fuzzy toys to make them smile. The clinic set up is great, with movies and toys to distract busy kids during echo's, etc. He is knowledgeable about the heart, and also great at giving practical advice on child development. He cares about the family as a whole, and makes sure parents feel competent and informed in relation to their child's condition. Now that we are at 6-month checkups, we will miss seeing him as often as we did. A special doctor, and spectacularly gifted.  Respond
RID: 2429954
20/09/12 5 5 5 5 Dr. Giuffre is by far the most professional, personable and genuine of any Cardiologist we have ever visited. If your child has any type of heart issue, Dr. Giuffre is the only doctor you want to see.  Respond
RID: 2045988
18/04/12 5 5 5 5 I am very pleased with this clinic and staff, they are very organized and pleasant people to talk about your concerns. My son feels very comfortable with the staff and doctor as well. In the last 2 years that my son has been sick Dr. Giuffre and the staff has answered all my small and silly questions at the clinic and over the phone and helped us get through the sugery that we just had. Thank you Dr.Giuffre.  Respond
RID: 1434808
06/05/11 5 5 5 5 This doctor saved my life when I was 5. It has been 20 years since then, but I still think about how amazing he is! He is a stand up doctor and Calgary is lucky to have him!  Respond
RID: 1081875
18/01/10 5 5 5 5 Dr. Giuffre was professional, used "layman terms" when necessary and always made time for my daughter. I felt confident, informed and relaxed after leaving his office. He is a credit to his field of expertise.  Respond
RID: 876704
03/05/09 5 5 5 5 He is the most amazing Doctor if I ever had an problems as a kid with my heart condition he would see me right away. He is truly like family and I miss having him as a doctor but I am so glad he is till around for others.  Respond
RID: 817267
06/03/09 5 5 5 5 I was born with several heart problems, including a hole in my heart and a narrow aorta. My mother was put in contact with Dr. Giuffre, and I underwent 2 heart surgeries as an infant. I haven't regretted her choice in cardiologist. Nowadays, I'm 17, and I owe that to Dr. Giuffre. I only visit him every once in a while now, but I'm in great shape for still having problems. He is such a compassionate man, and made me feel comfortable even when I was 3 and terrified of being in the hospital, even for a check-up. He is so easy-going, and reassuring, and knows how to interact with us kids and our parents. He obviously made a great career choice, because not all of my doctors have been so incredible with children of any age. He is wonderful, and I always looked forward to seeing him for my check-ups, ebcause he made them so easy. Thanks, Dr. Giuffre! PS-His staff were incredible as well, and remembered me even after years between visits. It was great.  Respond
RID: 815548
05/03/09 5 5 5 5 I can't give a high enough rating for this wonderful,compassionate and gifted man. I first met Dr. Giuffre when our newly adopted son was diagnosed with an A.D.D. that required surgical repair. Not only did our little boy have a heart problem, he had also been born missing his hands and one of his feet. He had survived the abuse and malnutrition of the orphanage and now he faced open heart surgery. Dr. Giuffre explain what we could expect before, during and after Samuel's surgery. Samuel responded very well to surgery (better than mom and dad.) He continues to see Dr. Giuffre for follow up once a year. Trauma had made Samuel terrified of having the simplest of medical test performed. Dr.Giuffre and his staff gave Samuel T.L.C. It's amazing what compassion and caring can do for the HEART and SOUL. Thank you Dr. Giuffre.  Respond
RID: 786700
10/02/09 5 5 5 5 We have been taking our Daughter to Dr Giuffrie since she was 20 months. He always says when we leave.. .. call me when she changes again lol. So we typically see him every year or so...HE is so thorough, his girls are wonderful and they continue to recognize their patients and remember certain tidbits!we love him  Respond
RID: 697266
06/10/08 5 4 5 5 Our daughter has been seeing Dr. Giuffre for 16 years. I still remember the day we were leaving the hospital with our new bundle of joy and the doctor adds to his congratulations that we will want to make an appt. with a heart specialist as our baby girl had a VSD. This was the first we had heard about it even though I had been in the hospital for 3 days.....then we meet Dr. Giuffre! He and the nurses basically held our hands and lead us down the road of visiting a cardioligist on a regular basis. Thank you for everything.  Respond
RID: 529909
04/03/08 5 5 5 5 Dr. Giuffre’s best trait is his ability to engage and interact with children in what can be a difficult experience for everyone. He is what every doc should aspire to be.  Respond
RID: 429366
15/10/07 5 5 5 5 Dr. Giuffre is an amazing doctor but more so an amazing man. He reassured us that all would be fine when our daughter was born with two holes in her heart but more so he was helpful and compasionate towards our feelings and our daughter's feelings. Our daughter, now 2, screams every time we go near a doctor and Dr. Giuffre is so understanding of this, gives her her space and respects her fears. He is calm and paitent with her assuring her, and us that there is nothing to fear. We are so thankful to have him as our pediatric cardiologist. Just a wonderful, wonderful man - I can't say enough about him.  Respond
RID: 358746
03/07/07 5 4 5 5 Dr.G. said our 4mo old had two holes in his heart, and needed open heart surgery. We thought our world had ended. He was there for us. He explained it all as many times as we needed him to so we'd understand, and never made us feel bad for that. He truely cares. I think he loves his job, what he does, and how he does it ...well he can only be an angel. Our Son went to Edmonton, had the opperation, and all is perfectly fine now...and he is 9mo's old and you'd never know any of this even happened to him. At the office, or at the hospital...he always has the time for you...and he's simply the best. (His staff were all so amazing too ) Thank you to you and your team.  Respond
RID: 356660
29/06/07 5 4 5 5 Compassionate, supportive and well-informed. Always respectful. Infinitely patient with questions; did an excellent job of recognizing when I couldn't absorb any more information and stopping. Provided excellent care to my 4-yr-old son.  Respond
RID: 328218
25/05/07 5 5 5 This fine doctor has been seeing my son for 12 years now. He is completely honest and is always careful in his explainations. With him every question is a good one. I do not look forward to the day when my son is too old to see him.  Respond
RID: 311554
07/05/07 5 5 5 Dr.Giuffre has been my sons and my brothers cardiologist. When our newborn son was diagnosed with a very rare congenative heart defect, this extremely kind and warm man came to the hospital on a tuesday night past midnight to let us know what the problem was so we wouldnt have to leave yet another hospital without knowing. I am very grateful for his knowledge but most of all his gift of making you feel like everything is going to be ok and that you are in the best hands possible! Thank you Dr.giuffre you are a blessing to all the parents out there who have the honour of having you be their childs Cardiologist.  Respond
RID: 308330
03/05/07 5 5 5 Why oh why did my little boy have to grow up? We had our last visit with Dr G and I just about cried. A huge part of my son's childhood and the reason my son is still alive. What more can I say? We're just country hicks but he never talked down to us. If you find this name on your referral consider yourself blessed.  Respond
RID: 239783
28/03/07 5 5 5 Dr. Giuffre is an incredibly gifted and sympathetic physician. We are lucky to have him in Calgary.  Respond
RID: 200660
15/03/07 5 5 5 Calgary is very lucky to have a Pediatric Cardiologist like Dr. Giuffre. He not only a compassionate and talented Doctor but he is a father who can identify with concerned parents.  Respond
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