Dr. Zave Chad


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Specialty:Allergist / Immunologist
Practice: Chad Zave Dr
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 26 reviews. Dr. Zave Chad has a good overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Allergist / Immunologist-related: fever, asthma, hives, allergies, hay fever, food allergy, chemical allergy, insect allergy, drug allergy
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RID: 3604394
13/11/13 5 5 4 5 I read the reviews prior to going to my appointment today and I must say, I was pleasantly surprised. The receptionist was friendly, they were punctual, the person who did my allergy testing was very nice and yes, so was Dr. Chad. He was professional, thorough and pleasant. In order to compile your history, he asks questions while entering responses into the system as well as his comments. I was given a copy of this at the end of the appointment which I find very beneficial. I have seen many doctors in the past five years and Dr. Chad gets a much higher rating than most. 
Insurance: OHIP
RID: 2744644
02/08/13 1 1 1 3 Terrible office and doctor, every trivial communication or paperwork takes at least 4 weeks but sometimes up to 2 months! Unhelpful unaccommodating, would not deal with again. Go to Dr Yang (yangmedicine.com) instead. 
Paid (or co-pay): $1000
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RID: 2677435
12/06/13 5 5 5 5 Maybe things have changed in the last couple of years, because unlike several other raters, I found Dr. Chad to be extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and pleasant. He does type on his laptop while talking to you but that is to develop a comprehensive description of the problem, diagnosis and potential remedies. He was punctual, his staff were all pleasant and my allergy issues were resolved. I have no complaints about Dr. Chad nor his staff.  Respond
RID: 2639872
03/05/13 3 5 5 5 Doctor Chad is the first doctor who could explain my problem. I had it during 12 years and nobody could even figure out a diagnosis. I had a few times falling unconscious and never knew why it happened with me. As soon as I told doctor about this problem he immediately wrote a prescription for portable anti allergic emergency injection. 
Insurance: OHIP
RID: 2345756
10/07/12 1 5 5 5 Succinct & straightforward, perhaps a bit dry, but he seemed as though he cared to find the problem and gave me lots of advice. Seems extremely knowledgeable & suspected that I have health issues beyond allergies (as I and my GP also suspect). He ordered tons of bloodwork regarding that so I can bring the results to my other specialists. Yes, he spent the majority of the appointment typing into a laptop, but he spoke to me while he did so, & instead of expecting me to absorb all of the info he was telling me, he gave me a printout of all of the info he typed at the end of the appointment. I was extremely grateful for that. HOWEVER, the office staff are extremely unhelpful. They don't answer the phone & I highly doubt they check the messages. I left several messages requesting info (e.g. approx how long the appt would be, if I could drive after, etc) & received no replies. A few days before my appt, I received a snarky call asking me to confirm I'd be there (I already had, 2 wks prior).  Respond
RID: 1730980
07/03/12 3 4 3 3 Went to this Doctor the first time, he seemed to rush through the appointment and kept typing in his laptop. I felt that I had no time to explain things on the first appt. Even the staff was little rushy and didnt explain the breathing test well to my son, but kept saying he is not going to do it correct many time.  Respond
RID: 1640588
21/11/11 5 5 5 5 This doctor is obviously very knowledgeable. Maybe not the most outgoing man but he is very helpful. At the end of the day, once he warms up to the patients, he is very nice  Respond
RID: 1563065
17/10/11 3 3 1 2 One of those doctors who would be lost without his computer. Zero personality. Very sour. Condescending attitude. Every time I started asking a question, he dismissed me mid sentence and insisted on medication without even bothering to hear my question or attempting to explain anything to me.  Respond
RID: 1544151
22/09/11 3 3 1 2 We finally moved to a different doctor. I appreciate he might know what he's doing, however his demeanor is incomprehensible. He once insisted we hadn't seen him in over 2 years when in fact we were in his office 6 months prior. Very condescending and insensitive in a people facing position. Staff are generally sour as well, most likely from putting up with him.  Respond
RID: 1463115
13/06/11 5 5 5 5 He is an amazing doctor!! yes he looks at the screen, but we get the result right away.. all done within an hour! a specialist's wait time is usually really long, so the wait is worth the appointment with this doctor! great staff!!!! super helpful!!  Respond
RID: 1462209
11/06/11 3 2 2 3 I was suppossed to wait 8 moths for my first appointment! with serious allergies! i got a appointment in 2 months because my doctor shares a practice with him he told me there was nothing wrong with me and to go away (oh and he didnt look at me the whole time)  Respond
RID: 1460630
09/06/11 4 5 5 5 Very good doctor! He took enough time to answer all my questions and concerns. Now, concerning his remarks about cats, I totally agree with him: if you suffer from allergy or asthma, you need to get rid of the all the allergens, and that includes cats and other pe(s)ts.  Respond
RID: 1458106
06/06/11 4 5 4 4 The reviews had me a little hesitant, but I thought Dr. Chad was quite good. Yes, spends a lot of time looking at the laptop. He's entering history and data in real time while you are talking. I am ok with that. I found the entire first appt quite efficient and effective with the consult, testing, and followup all done within 1 hr. Admittedly, washing the cats might not happen :)  Respond
RID: 1437163
10/05/11 2 1 1 3 Made me wait excessively for my appointment, and then forgot me (left me sitting in a dusty disused room with pricked and itchy arms.) Misdiagnosed my husband's allergies. Blames cats for everything. Will never go back.  Respond
RID: 1416264
14/04/11 4 5 4 5 Dr. Chad is very forthright and as noted does not have a warm fuzzy manner. The technician was extrememly pleasant, as were other members of staff. I found him to have a very dry sense of humour. About washing the cats...we also received this instruction and asked for details: washing means wiping the cats fur with a damp cloth or paper towel a few times each week. Our youngest daughter has taken on this task and one of the cats really loves it. We think it destatics her very static-y fur.  Respond
RID: 1396088
24/03/11 1 1 1 3 I have had the worst experience with this office staff and Dr. Chad. Rude, unhelpful. Gave me the wrong date for my appointment and then were unapologetic regarding their mistake.  Respond
RID: 1389193
16/03/11 4 5 5 5 Straight to the point. May come off a little harsh/short at times, but I appreciate that he doesn't waste time. The test really speaks for itself, so there's no need for huge in-depth conversations. (People like to think they're special, but you just have allergies.) I wish all my doctors were like Dr Chad.  Respond
RID: 1382867
09/03/11 3 3 5 5 I think people confuse the warm and fuzzy amicable person with being good at their job. Dr. Chad is not warm and fuzzy; however, he is an excellent physician, and my daughter is healthy because of him. He makes it clear on the first visit, if you are not ready to follow the rules (no smoking, no pets, no carpets, etc) find another doctor. I have no complaints over how he treated my daughter or myself.  Respond
RID: 1340756
19/01/11 3 4 1 3 I think the doctor should spend less time talking and more time listening to his patients. The alarm bells were going off for us when the good doctor immediately started talking about drugs and puffers...he had not even done the allergy test at that point. The doctor didn't listen to us, spend the entire time looking at his laptop, and talking ove us.  Respond
RID: 1256754
22/09/10 5 4 5 5 Dr. Chad is very helpful and a great doctor. No he may not be warm and fuzzy, but he does a great job so I'm not complaining. He took enough time to answer all my questions and concerns.  Respond
RID: 1161631
03/05/10 4 4 5 5 We have been seeing Dr Chad with our daughter for six years. Prior to Dr Chad we had a doctor that did not take the time to explain things to us or gave us advise that could have been detremental to our daughter's life. Because of the previous Dr. we could have killed our daughter. Dr Chad as been very helpful while at the clinic and also have given us resources to keep our daughter healthy and alive! She has severe allergies to peanute, tree nuts and fish.  Respond
RID: 1143054
05/04/10 4 3 2 3 All the personality of a piece of dry toast. Doesn't give the patient the respect of even looking at them during the visit. Advice like "wash the cat several times a week" is completely useless - even the most devoted and organized family could never attempt to wash a cat (!!!!) on even a weekly basis.  Respond
RID: 1109086
18/02/10 2 3 1 2 I brought my four year old to see this allergist for nut allergies, he made me feel like a horrible parent. He rushed the whole appt. with my child screaming in agony, he would not let us even ask any questions.  Respond
RID: 1014735
21/10/09 5 5 5 5 We have been seeing him for our daughter's allergies for the past three years and LOVE the staff and Dr Chad.  Respond
RID: 1011844
17/10/09 1 1 1 3 This was the worst doctor experience ever. Not only was he not helpful the staff was the worst staff I have ever seen. During my whole appointment I felt as if he was rushing through it. Just all around bad, I would recommend not going to him.  Respond
RID: 999046
30/09/09 2 4 1 2 Very poor service. He doesn't take the time -nor interest- to look at the patient's eyes while they talk (he only sees his laptoop's screen), he interrumpts a lot, doesn't like questions, and seems to be in a rush always.  Respond
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