Dr. Bernard Corenblum

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Calgary, Alberta Map External Link
Gender:M
Specialty:Endocrinologist
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Practice: Corenblum Bernard Dr
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Phone:403-955-8342
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Rating: 4.0 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 22 reviews. Dr. Bernard Corenblum has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Endocrinologist-related: Cushing's syndrome, hyperthyroidism, hypogonadism, metabolic bone disease, diabetes mellitus, pituitary dysfunction, neuroendocrinology, diabetes, pancreas, pituitary gland, ovaries, testes, thyroid, adrenal glands
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RID: 2411809
27/08/12 3 4 3 3 While he seems fairly knowledgeable about PCOS, I really found his arrogance and whole demeanor in general, very off-putting. He did take his time and explain the condition very well (but then, I know how PCOS works already. I've had it for 15 years) but that was about it. He dismissed a staple treatment of PCOS (metformin) as bunk and showed no concern nor offered any solution to my anxiety about the unwanted hair that comes along with the condition. For once, I would like to be treated by a doctor who is knowledgeable about PCOS AND is friendly and amicable. Unfortunately, it seems this combo does not exist.  Respond
RID: 1697770
26/01/12 3 3 1 5 Hmm am suprised at the overall positive comments about this doctor. After having my thyroid removed, I ended up with a cut in my mouth that exposed bone. I was scheduled for the radioactive iodine drink, my dentist was concerned, my gp was concerned, but Dr. Yellow Pants would not return my calls, much less see me. Really bad taste in clothing as well. On my initial visit, he said he didn't have the results of my biopsy, then phoned me 1/2 hour later to say he did. Thank goodness I had a supportive GP at the time, Dr. Corenblum may be good at what he does, but I would never reccomend him.  Respond
RID: 1636690
17/11/11 5 5 5 5 Dr. Coremblum is the best doctor I have even known and a very kind person. He first treated me for PCOS when I was 16 and then helped me into my 30s. He was so patient and thorough in explaining my condition. He would even draw out diagrams so I could understand what the problem was. Never felt rushed. Successfully treated my hursiatism and all my other symptoms. Later on in life, he helped me get pregnant with my first child. I have known him for almost 20 years. What impressed me the most is that he always remembered who I was. Genuine person. All I can say is that my life would not have been the same with out him. Thanks Dr. Coremblum! Sofi from Calagry  Respond
RID: 1547999
27/09/11 5 5 5 5 I had an awesome visit with Dr. Corenblum. He was very well informed, he took his time with me, and was very keen on allowing me to express how I was feeling about my situation. I am so grateful he was my referal. FANTASTIC doctor!  Respond
RID: 1530886
 
06/09/11 5 5 1 1 My family doctor sent me to Dr Corenblum because some test results were repeatedly really abnormal and beyond his expertise to deal with. Dr Corenblum walked in the room and told me he was sorry for wasting my time in having me come to see him. He told me that test results mean nothing and that he didn't care what they said or didn't say. He kept telling me how i felt and when i tried to correct his presumptions he didn't like it. He told me to keep taking the meds in the dosage which was producing the abnormal test results. My concern about long term use of the meds was not even raised. When i told him that I CARED because it is affecting my life he told me to have a nice day and gestured for me to leave. So i told him off. It was maybe 5 minutes. Most useless doctor appointment i have ever had in my life. I had to wait 2 months for that appointment. And another month for him to get back to my family doctor about it. He was right; he was wasting my time.  Respond
RID: 1421148
20/04/11 5 5 5 5 Dr Corenblum is fantastic and really cares about his patients. Even though I now only see him once a year or so he always remembers me.  Respond
RID: 1327999
05/01/11 5 4 5 5 Dr. Corenblum is a very down to earth doctor. His initial demeanor may be off putting, but he isn't there to entertain you. Once you get to know him, you realize he's really quite a kind and funny man, who respects your intelligence. Those who go to see Dr. Corenblum must understand that the medical centre is under the UofC and therefore you will be seen in most cases by a student doctor. You may scoff, but we need more specialists in Canada. Dr. Corenblum is a leader in PCOS knowledge. He may get you to do some tests and send the results back to your personal physician instead of being called back into his office. If he doesn't need to see you because your doctor can prescribe or treat the condition, why should we waste his time. All in all, Dr Corenblum has been a great help for me, and I will always admire him for all he does.  Respond
RID: 1306159
02/12/10 4 4 5 5 Dr. Corenblum, help me with my hormonally induced hair loss and hirsutism. Today I am 100% recovered. He has a ton of knowledge and was extremely helpful.I love this doctor.  Respond
RID: 1195722
24/06/10 5 4 5 5 Dr. Corenblum is a excellent doctor. He is so knowledgeable and kind. Everytime I have called with concerns he returns my calls. I have improved so much since seeing him. Thanks you Dr. Corenblum and staff.  Respond
RID: 1097281
03/02/10 5 4 1 1 spent most of the time talking to the student. did not give us any solutions. Our family doctor referred us elsewhere and were able to get help. Going here was a waste of time.  Respond
RID: 968827
21/08/09 5 5 5 5 I find Dr. Corenblum very helpful, he helped me with fertility, I was pregnant after 3 months, he called me personally with my blood results. He also helped me with my Thyroid as I had Thyroid Cancer, which is why I went to see him in the first place. His nurses were also extremely helpful. Nothing but the best. He makes you feel like you are being taken care of. Thanks Dr. Corenblum and team.  Respond
RID: 822244
09/03/09 3 3 2 3 He lacked common social skills and is stubborn, but appears technically sound. With that being said he has a difficult time making decisions. When diagnosed with Grave's disease he gave me three options for treatment, but said it was up to me and had no real input. Come on buddy, your supposed to be a specialist.  Respond
RID: 794919
19/02/09 5 4 5 5 He is a fantastic knowledgable doctor. He is currently helping me with my prolactinoma and other issues as well. Being from Ontario, I was very greatful to find a great doctor.  Respond
RID: 693373
30/09/08 5 5 5 5 I am very happy seeing Dr. Corenblum for PCOS(which I suspected I had). I like that he is very thorough, and does not rush through the appointment. However my only complaint is that it is so hard to get an appointment within a week, usually have to wait 2 when I call for it. It would be nice if he wasn't so busy, but I like him so I'll put up with it. :)  Respond
RID: 680041
06/09/08 3 3 2 1 My aunt went to this doctor who put her on unopposed estrogen (a prescription for cancer according to Dr. John R. Lee, M.D. and author of What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause, and other doctors she has spoken to since.) Why? To protect her bones which were being compromised by another drug he'd prescribed which had put her into chemical menopause, solving the original "problem" she went to see him about. This powerful drug, however, was not meant for long-term use; my aunt was on it for a year with no plans to discontinue its use, before another doctor, horrified, offered to help her to come off of it AND address the issue that led Dr. Corenblum to prescribe it in the first place. The actions of this "specialist" increased my aunt's risk of osteoporosis and cancer, but he had a "success" on his books in treating her original complicated condition. Narrow thinking? Unethical? Irresponsible? Incompetent? Dangerous? You decide.  Respond
RID: 544039
21/03/08 5 5 5 5 I saw Dr. Corenblum for my PCOS and have since moved to BC. Unfortunately, I have not found anyone as informed or helpful here in BC.  Respond
RID: 524691
26/02/08 5 5 5 5 Dr. Corenblum and his nurses are the greatest! Helpful, friendly, extremely knowledgeable and excellent at what they do. They don't hesitate to fully explain a procedure or medical diagnosis to you and are always on time! I feel as though I am cared about when I go to his office. 
Paid (or co-pay): $1000
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RID: 504195
04/02/08 4 3 2 4 I was reffered to this doctor to try and figure out how to manage my thyroid issues. He wasnt receptive to my own assessment of myself although im a health care proffessional and dealing with the issue for many years and didnt seem to have any insight as to new ideas at all. Never called me back when i called his clinic. Had to leave 6 messages to get lab work results, then found out several of the values should have been followed up with but never heard from him again! What a let down!  Respond
RID: 457606
05/12/07 4 4 4 4 He is sort of blunt and rough in his speech but he knows his stuff. I have PCOS and went through a very rough patch when I couldn't find answers from other docs for over a year and my health was getting progressively screwed. Thanks to the doc, I not only got through it, I was also able to conceive within 6 months. He is open to suggestions even if it doesn't quite agree with what he believes.  Respond
RID: 352340
23/06/07 5 5 5 Dr. Corenblum has an excellent bedside manner and is incredibly up-to-date on the most recent studies regarding PCOS. He welcomed my questions and answered them fully. He even recommended medical texts I could read to learn more about my condition. He referred me to the dieticians clinic and is always available for follow-up appointments. He is honest and up front, but isn't so blunt that he is rude.  Respond
RID: 315985
11/05/07 5 5 5 Dr. Corenblum is an awesome doctor! Very knowledgeable and a great listener. He REALLY knows his stuff. He made me feel instantly comfortable, and he never gave me the impression that he was trying to rush me. I had been diagnosed with PCOS from another doctor and went to see him for a second opinion. He told me right away that I did not have PCOS, and proceeded to explain clearly why and how he knew that. A previous doctor had me on a prescription of dessicated hormones for my thyroid and natural progesterone & testosterone cream to supposedly balance my hormones. Dr. Corenblum took me off of all this stuff, as my thyroid was fine, and the hormone creams were just causing more problems (i.e. weight gain, severe acne and hair growth). He really saved my sanity, and he also referred me to a good psychiatrist. Dr. Corenblum is an awesome doctor with a great sense of humor.  Respond
RID: 214722
19/03/07 5 5 5 He was really easy to talk to, helpful, knowledgeable, caring, and the kind of person that you feel comfortable around.  Respond
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