Rate Dr. Talal Alphin
Dr. Talal Alphin's Ratings
I have seen Dr. Alphin over the years to deal with my one kidney(post donation). He and his staff are knowledge kind friendly. Dr. Alphin takes the time to assess and follow up with anything that is required. He takes the time to explain everything and is willing to answer questions. Great Doc and staff
Dr Alpin was very through in his testing. He is taking very good care of my dad's bowel cancer, he has removed it and watching carefully that it doesn't return, he also is the only doctor that found my dad's aneurysm. He was in hospital with trouble and they couldn't find out why. Doctor Alphine wasted no time getting my dad in to see a seurgon
This dr does not listen, he does not treat pain, told me that the pain was "mind over matter" and offered "no miracles" .With comments like this is certainly not the attitude of someone I want looking after me. His two receptionists are nice and have accommodated me on short notice. He is not as knowledgeable as I would have expected, and think its time to retire. I immediately requested a referral to another urologist from my family doc after my first visit with him as he majorly screwed up on my notes when he was dictating them into his recorder. The only thing useful he did was get me a ct which found the actual problem where the pain was, from there another urologist will handle my care as I wouldn't send my worst enemy to this fool. He may be fine for finding prostate cancer but the simple PSA test will point you to that. He is lucky he's the only urologist working in this town because if there was another choice he wouldn't have a practice.
Let me just say this, if there is a new Urologist entering the force and looking to start a practice, you would be flooded with new patients if you came to Medicine Hat. This doctor is the absolute worst I have ever experienced, I think mainly due to the fact that he can do what he wants without worrying about losing patients. I agree with all the previous comments about him!!!
I was referred to this doctor because of a suspicion of prostate cancer by my family doctor. Dr. Alphine was very courteous, professional and explained everything to me in detail with pictures. I will definitely return to him for my follow up visits.
I was referred to him for kidney stones. Some kind of test was to wack me in the kidney in his office. I dropped to the floor in pain and had to call my husband to come get me to take me to the hospital. I was in too much pain to walk out of his office! He was rude & acted like it was no big deal. Went for surgery but apparently he just wanted to "look" at the stones, went for a 2nd surgery where he removed 1 stone and finally emergency surgery where he also removed only the one causing the blockage. Following that surgery barely awake he talked to me for 2 seconds but I was stil too out of it to really talk and he refused to come discuss anything with me once I was awake or the following day. Ended up signing myself out of the hospital because Alphin wouldn't even talk to me!
This doctor refused to see me when I had a bad bladder infection in October of 2008, because I chose to go to a surgeon in Calgary for my prostate surgery. He diagnosed me with cancer and recommended radiation, which I did not want. He specifically told men he would not do surgery. He does not know how to speak to people. He acts like a dictator. A friend of mine asked him a question and he was told "don't speak, I will tell when to speak" end quote. He will not respect your right to a second opinion and if you go to another doctor, he will refuse to see you in the future.
I have no complaints of any kind about Dr. Alphin. He was professional and explained things to me. He was very Knowledgable and gave me good advise. He had his receptionist phone to make a follow up appointment. I know 3 or 4 other people that have all been to see Dr. Alphin and they have no complaints.
I have been seeing Dr. Alphin for many many years and in Nov of 2011 he recommended that I have a biopsy done due to my PSA #'s. As it turned out I had prostrate cancer. Dr. Alphin explaned all the options and gave me referrals to the best specialists in Calgary. In Mar of 2012 I had Robotic surgery done. Thanks to Dr. Alphin I was diagnosed early and now I am cancer free. I would highly recommend Dr. Alphin to anyone.