Dr. Zahir Dhalla


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Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 23 reviews. Dr. Zahir Dhalla has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Neurologist-related: nervous system, epilepsy, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, stroke, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, peripheral neuropathy, neuromuscular disorders, sleep disorders
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RID: 5322142
01/04/14 3 5 5 5 Dr. Dhalla was the second neurologist we have seen in Ottawa. The first we saw was so disappointing and uninformative. Dr. Dhalla was friendly, informative and totally thorough in looking at my husband and where we should go in testing and treatment. Punctual, friendly, answered our questions and we left feeling much more hopeful in what is yet to come. We left the office feeling we were with the right doctor. Would highly recommend.  Respond
RID: 5290468
21/03/14 3 5 1 4 I was referred to Dr Dhalla by my family doctor for a newly-discovered neurological condition which Dr Dhalla was able to diagnose. He seemed quite knowledgeable, but was extremely dismissive of my questions and concerns regarding treatment of my condition. His level of exasperation at having to answer basic questions I had about managing my condition were rude to the point of being inappropriate. DO NOT see Dr Dhalla if you have any interest in being engaged in your own patient care unless you're willing to be spoken to like a child. Would not recommend him.  Respond
25/09/13 SYSTEM: City changed from "Ottawa" to "Nepean" 
RID: 1700781
31/01/12 5 5 5 5 Truly amazing neurologist! After being given the run around for over a year by specialists who were rude and acted like they wanted me to leave their office as fast as possible because they couldn't explain my issues, Dr Dhalla finally diagnosed me after noticing a detail on my MRIs that everyone else before him had overlooked. Efficient, makes you feel super at ease, very kind and caring man, and is not afraid to make a diagnosis. Can't possibly recommend him enough!  Respond
RID: 1678677
06/01/12 4 4 5 5 highly expert, very good knowledge, excellent in problem analyzing, explain problem patient clearly, give you the best solution and medication. He is grate doctor  Respond
RID: 1565288
19/10/11 5 5 5 5 Very impressed. No wait, no rush, very knowledgeable and took time to explain everything. Very calm, courteous and respectful. Reminds me of my family doctor when I was a kid.  Respond
18/04/11 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1381871
08/03/11 5 5 5 5 This doctor is amazing, kind and knowledgable. I have a very rare condition that he went to the ends of the earth to help me with. He is a Godsent.  Respond
RID: 1364639
16/02/11 4 5 5 5 Great doctor, vast knowledge and experience. He always gives you as much time as you need, always takes the time to explain everything, unlike most doctors. He is very cautious about medication interactions which is an asset quality. Very lucky to have him as my neurologist! Secretary can be rude sometimes though.  Respond
RID: 1193085
20/06/10 5 5 5 5 Very helpful, seems to care about his patients. Would recommend to anybody who is in need of great specialist.  Respond
RID: 1188865
14/06/10 2 5 5 5 Dr. Dhalla is an amazing doctor - restored my faith in the system. Very smart and caring. He is one of the best doctors around. He should really address unfriendliness of his staff; although I don't care what kind of person he has up front - his knowledge and professionalism are worth tolearting her.  Respond
RID: 1153967
21/04/10 5 5 5 5 Dr. Dhalla is caring, knowledeable, and very kind. I not only receive professional attention from him, but also his manner, and his level of care and attention is some sort of remedy by itself. I wish we had more of him not only in the medical community, but in the whole society. Keep up the excellent work and attitude dear Dr. Dhalla. Mehdi Fallahi.  Respond
RID: 1037979
19/11/09 5 5 5 5 For me, he has been an excellent doctor/neurologist with a splendid personality. He explained every treatment in advance, with pros and cons before our concensus on treatment. I consider myself lucky to have been referred to him and to be his patient.  Respond
RID: 968740
21/08/09 5 5 5 5 Dr Dhalla is a wonderful, caring and knowledgeable Neurologist. His assistant is professional and caring. Great team  Respond
RID: 942119
21/07/09 4 5 5 5 Excellent Doctor, caring, responds to your needs and makes assessments according to your problem and then some. appointments are also very accomodating to your schedule so all in all I like him as my doctor and trust his knowledge.  Respond
RID: 927893
03/07/09 3 5 5 4 Dr Dhalla is very nice. Comprehensive, friendly, patient, and helpful. His staff is not as we as patients desired. His secretary is very serious.  Respond
RID: 589206
13/05/08 5 5 5 5 Very impressed! If you need a neurologist in Ottawa.....make sure you see him!  Respond
RID: 504083
04/02/08 5 5 5 5 Dr. Dhalla is the most knowledgeable and reliable doctor I have ever met. He follows-up and IS very informed. He reffered me to Dr. Yusuf for my chronic pain, who has done wonders for me. He does not dismiss my pain as imaginary and is very supportive and caring. I am truly grateful to Dr. Dhalla who listens to all my concerns. I have and would recommend him for anyone who needs neurological treatment.  Respond
RID: 500368
31/01/08 5 5 5 5 I knew for yrs that I had a serious neurological problem, which my GP had psychiatrized. I asked for a general neuro assessment, but was "accidentally" referred to Dr Dhalla for carpel tunnel tests. I arrived with my list of symptoms etc. He helped as he could, but was only authorized to test carpel. We managed to get my severe chronic neck pain imaged and diagnosed (no disc). He phoned with the results himself and answered my many questions; his suggestion of a drug for nerve pain radically chaged my life within a week. After I got my M.S. diagnosis thru ER, he contacted my GP and offered to help by seeing me immediately. I found him very friendly, respectful and responsive.  Respond
RID: 464814
15/12/07 4 5 5 5 Thoughtful professional willing to give bad news directly while totally supportive.  Respond
RID: 464170
14/12/07 3 3 5 5 Dr. Dhalla helped out our family when every other doctor dismissed my husbands pain. Two years later, my husband is on correct medication, finished post-secondary education, our family has been saved thanks to Dr. Dhalla. Previous experiences were horrifying. Thanks for restoring our faith in system.  Respond
RID: 377505
01/08/07 4 5 5 5 Dr. Dhalla diagnosed my primary neurological problem right away and has treated me for 5 years. He also has diagnosed and managed other issues that have arisen and when possible treated me at his office. He has referred me to other specialists as needed and I have had no delay in getting tests.  Respond
RID: 342306
10/06/07 4 4 4 I am very pleased overall with this doctor. I have been in for a few appointments in the past few years. He has always helped me and thoroughly explained everything. I recommend him to anyone who wants a smart reliable doctor.  Respond
RID: 244739
29/03/07 4 4 5 Have seen the doctor on several occasions since 1996. Performed appropriate tests 6 years ago to arrive at the correct diagnosis of the neurological disease I have. Have always found him to show a caring and professional demeanor. Have had no problems with support staff members.  Respond
RID: 236906
27/03/07 4 1 2 This doctor was nice in the beginning, but the secretary was ignorant. I told her that I had to wait to go back to work to get my schedule , then I would know when to book my next appt. She went ahead & booked an appointment for me without my knowledge, left a message on my machine, not speaking with me, as I did not know because this message got erased by error, but found out by roomate, much later. As well I was very upset & tried to call them to cancel the appt or I would have been billed $50 for a missed appt. I could not get through so I wrote them a letter & faxed it to them & told them I was pissed off with the whole situation. The doctor did not even speak to me or call me to find out the situation but fired me as a patient based on my conversation with the secretarty. He is unprofessional and uncaring & I do not recommend seeing him for anything.He doesn't even presribe medictaion that helps either.  Respond
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