Dr. A. Abdelgader


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Practice: Abdelgader Abdelgalel Dr
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Rating: 2.7 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 22 reviews. Dr. A. Abdelgader has a fair overall rating on RateMDs.com. neutral

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Rheumatologist-related: rheumatic diseases, musculoskeletal problems, scleroderma, musculoskeletal pain, arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, polymyositis, Raynaud's phenomenon, vasculitis, connective tissue diseases, rheumatic fever
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RID: 2710192
16/07/13 1 1 1 1 WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! PATIENTS WITH FIBROMYALGIA FIND ANOTHER SPECIALIST!!!!! He doesn't listen or seen to understand, pushes medication at you, and if it doesn't help blows you off as a patient!! Only likes to diagnose and send you packing! Is out of the country for many months at a time and leaves you hanging!!!! I REALLY suggest that you find an alternative doctor. Doesn't like complicated cases!! VERY unhelpful and unknowledgable -- had to give it a one only because it wouldn't accept a zero rating!!!  Respond
RID: 2166368
29/05/12 5 4 5 5 Had a short visit and ruled out my problem His staff were pleasant to speak with and helpful  Respond
RID: 2158392
23/05/12 2 5 2 3 Loves to push cortisone injections. These shots are not covered under my plan. I don't know if they are covered under other plans. I don't want to waste his time or mine anymore...  Respond
RID: 2127061
10/05/12 3 4 1 1 The worst ever medical examination in my life (I am 68 yrs old) and have seen at least 100 doctors in my lifetime. I have indicated 1 for knowledge rating however I wouldn't know, he could, in fact, be most knowledgeable I just would have no way of knowing that from the short time with him and no physical examination by him - he merely looked across the desk at me and told me I had osteoarthritis and dismissed me after less than 3 minutes with him.  Respond
RID: 2126747
10/05/12 1 2 1 1 like every MD else, nobody cares, they like collect money in easy and short wayi don't believe we deal with human been called doctors, we deal with Mafia,or worse than Mafia,so where is the ministry of health to stop those of doing poor job  Respond
RID: 2052822
19/04/12 3 4 2 2 A bit better than the other Rhumatologist in Windsor, but still pretty bad. Why dont they listen? or care? It really is an indication of how many sub-standard Docs we are dealing with these days.  Respond
RID: 1729668
06/03/12 1 5 2 2 I still haven't made up my mind about this MD. So far all he has done for me is prescribed medications. Appointments are always very quick. I can say without a doubt his secretary is rude and very unprofessional. She sits with her back against the window so patients are forced to knock on the glass for her attention, which clearly annoyes her. Even if she knows you are standing there she ignores you. I have never seen a doctor's office with some many rules posted in the waiting room.  Respond
RID: 1691646
19/01/12 1 5 2 2 Very disappointed. Overall a waste of time, at least so far. Referred by my FD for chronic pain in joints/muscles (back, shoulders and mostly wrists). In and out supper fast. Very little was said, seemed reluctant to answer questions, very evasive. Confirmed I had tennis elbow... yeah, I already knew as my FD already told me. Would not discuss back issues, which I have had for over 20 years. Just said "it's chronic, nothing we can do"... duh really, since i just said I have been having issues for over 20 years, telling me it was chronic was somewhat redundant. Oh and must mention the office atmosphere is very unfriendly. You get the feeling they want you in for as little time as they can get away with and rush you out the door and waiting area is closed off completely with sliding frosted window which you must tap to get to speak to receptionist.... really are they that scared of germs? You just get the feeling they want your money and that is all. I do not recommend this Dr!  Respond
RID: 1471673
23/06/11 2 3 1 1 After numerous blood tests,CT scans,bone scans, neuro tests my GP was unable to diagnosis the cause of my pain. He felt that a specialist would be better equiped to isolate the root cause. I was very excited to get such a quick appointment, and I looked forward to getting to the bottom of my issues. At this point, I was unresponsive to NSAID's, the only thing that worked was Perdisone. I was in an out of Dr. Abdelgader's office in literally 10mins. After pressing on serveral pressure points, he quickly diagnosed me with Fibromyalgia, but had little to offer me. He then said that he would refer me to another rheumatologist in London. Great!!! I thought, but the appointment was 1year from now....so that where I am...waiting...wonderful! Lets hope that all this waiting is worth it!  Respond
RID: 1404909
02/04/11 3 5 3 2 Pleasant enough, much of an improvement over the other Rheumatologist in Windsor! So far, so good. Much more pro-active. How bright? Well, I'm not too certain about that.  Respond
RID: 1329316
06/01/11 2 5 3 3 Doesn't listen well to the patient. Refused to answer certain questions regarding my pain and conditions.  Respond
RID: 1313535
13/12/10 3 5 3 4 Staff/Receptionist - poor customer service (moody). Very little wait time to see Dr. The Dr seemed helpful, but was unable to diagnose my problem, which is the problem for which my GP sent me to this Dr. My GP is extremely particular re other Dr's, and will only refer his patients to Drs he believes are extemely intelligent and trustworthy. Historically, I have been diagnosed with rare problems, and this is likely the situation I face right now. This Dr appears to be more academic than other Rheumatologists I've seen, however, he was not able to determine what is wrong with me (at least as of yet). Time to head back to the Mayo Clinic.  Respond
RID: 1218802
30/07/10 3 4 1 2 I quickly got an appointment, however was very disappointed. Dr. did not appear to be interested in my symptoms and was very short with me. I was made to feel like I was a bother to him. I have been suffering with many different symptoms that are Lupus related. Felt he didnt not listen to anything I was saying. Very disappointing!! was in and out of there in 15 mins.  Respond
RID: 1216995
27/07/10 3 5 3 3 This Doctor didn't even want to look at me because I didn't fit hi idea of what a person who has arthritis should look like. I'm young and not swollen with the disease but he dind't even want to hear what I had to say when my family Doc. has informed me that my bone scan shows arthritis in my joints. I do not blatently look the part but I feel it. He didn't even want to listen to my family history or arthritis and degenerative disc disease, jus ttold me I was too young. What has this society become when a Doctor doesn't want to listen to his patient. I'm still in pain so I'll ask my GP for a different referral  Respond
RID: 1043816
26/11/09 5 4 5 5 as to the second last post--- have to agree with that person 100%. I went to another Rheumatologist(in Windsor) back in the spring of 2009 and said there is nothing I can do for you. AFter suffering with pain 24/7 for years... and alot of tests and blood work and being told nothing is wrong with me- Dr. Abdelgader found the cause- Fibromyalgia- Thank You Dr. put me on pain meds. and may send to a pain clinic- see him again in 4 months. Had to wait a bit before getting in to see him-- it is well worth it the time and compasion he puts into his patients- FINALLY A DOC WHO LISTEN'S TO YOUR SYMPTOMS and dosn't tell you sorry can't do anything for you-He truley is a caring doctor! Koodo's to Him!  Respond
RID: 992196
21/09/09 5 3 1 1 My mother, a barely middle-aged woman with inactive SLE, was referred to Dr. Abdelgader a few months ago. She was having problems with abdominal bloating and spleen enlargement. After 3 visits, he simply prescribed her a low-potency Lupus treatment. When asked about the bloating, he brushed it off, saying it was probably digestive. My mother had end-stage liver cirrhosis, and died one month ago from this posting. The bloating was ascites. She never received a biopsy, a CT scan showed varices and cirrhosis, and she had practically all the signs of cirrhosis. She could have gotten a transplant. She could have had the varices treated, but she didn't. I will never, ever forgive this quack -- this charlatan, this idiot -- of a doctor. If you are going to him for anything beyond joint issues, don't bother. He knows nothing. Doctors like this are a testament to the ill-effects of brain drain in Canada. The one thing I will say is that the secretary is very personable and helpful.  Respond
RID: 841255
24/03/09 5 5 5 4 Dr. Abdelgader is the only rheumatologist in Windsor that is willing to be patient (pardon the expression) and help those with Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia. The other only rheumatologist in this city, whom for a long time was the only one, couldn't be bothered with these illness, stated nothing he could do and no longer seeing patients with this. Dr. Abdelgader opened a world of possibilities and hope. I will continue to thank him and his efficient secretary.  Respond
RID: 769104
21/01/09 4 5 4 4 I have seen this doctor for over a year now an am very pleased with his service. He has sent me to many helpful programs like the therapy pool and the pain clinic. He is reserved with medications and quick to send for xrays and other tests. He offers information on my conditions and my medications as well. I found you have to be patient with him as he tends to stutter trying to find the right word but when he does he's right on target.  Respond
RID: 484984
15/01/08 1 1 1 1 I was referred to this MD by my family doctor for severe osteoarthritis in my back. He stated that he was going to send me to London for pain shots. When I asked him where in London I would be going he didn't really know. He said that his secretary would set it all up. I have waited for an appointment for three months and then found out there was no referral faxed to London and nothing was put in my chart stating that he was even sending me. When I kept calling his office his secretary kept lieing to me about sending the information and London faxing back wanting more information when he didn't have that much on me because I had only seen him the one time. So therefore both the doctor and his first secretary has lied to me when he didn't write any orders for my treatment in London and the secretary that didn't process the Dr. orders and put anything in my chart stating that she had done so.  Respond
RID: 446966
19/11/07 4 5 5 5 I have the utmost confidence in this man. He has removed so much of the pain of the psoriatic arthritis and has been very helpful in planning a way to live with it.  Respond
RID: 379757
05/08/07 4 3 2 2 My father was admitted to GBRHS with respiratory issues. While intial emergency-room and ICU stablization procedures were excellent, the follow-up care was not. Dad was apparently misdiagnosed by this MD (as determined by more in-depth analysis while receiving care at a larger hospital in Toronto), put on a drug that had led to admittance to ICU a few years earlier (after having been apprised of the previous severe reaction to this medication), which directly led to a cerebral hemmorhage (which almost killed him), which in turn brought on a massive stroke (which again, almost killed him). This physician was very quick to jump to diagnostic conclusions, arrogant in his dismissal of family concerns, very quick to apply scare tactics to coerce use of said medication and apparently unconcerned with the possibility of lethal outcomes brought about by the use of a large number of potentially lethal drugs. Need I say more?  Respond
RID: 173053
06/03/07 5 5 5 My husband has been suffering continual arthritic pain which contributed to extremely low blood (iron) count (80-90). He saw Dr Abdelgader for the first time 2 weeks ago, he gave him a shot of cortezone and his is 100% improved and the blood count has started to go up (126). Apparently continual chronic pain can drain your blood - and make you depressed. As a wife, I give him a thumbs up, after a year of misery, our life has improved greatly in just two weeks. Thanks Dr. Abdelgader  Respond
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