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The few times I've taken my children to see him, the waits were terrible (and in a tiny, crowded waiting room). I felt rushed by him, like he didn't want to answer my questions or explain anything beyond confirmation of allergy/prescription for epipen. No emergency action plan, no other information to guide us. Just a bunch of old photocopied articles he had written. Am going to find a new allergist.
Waited for an hr and a half! The nurse is awesome. The Dr. Might be knowledgeable but when asked a question he is TOTALLY annoyed! He asked me to show him how I would administer the epipen and I showed him on my 5 yr old son's
leg. He abruptly stopped me and told me to "listen carefully to his instructions " and to administer the epipen on MY leg! My son is the ONE with the allergy! Obviously I will use it on his leg NOT mine! I did not challenge him on it cuz I just wanted to get outta there!
I have never had an issue with this doctor, been seeing him for 3 years. Yes he is straight to the point but he addresses the issues at hand. Waiting time sucks but it's worth it! He knows his stuff!
The visit went fine. My 1 year old son cried quite abit when the doctor administered the scratch test, but I guess it's not a pleasant feeling. He confirmed the allergies that my son had tested positive on and provided us with an info package which has extensive information. He took the time to show us how to administer the epipen. I did notice he didnt like "repeating" information, so when I asked him a question at the end of the visit, he mentioned he had already answered it during his spiel...but I think its more related to the quirkiness of his character than any ill will on his part. He even gave my son a toy at the end of the visit. I would definitely recommend this doctor.
After I read some of the comments on this site I was quite worried as I had my 14 month old scheduled in for an appointment to get tested for allergies. The waiting room is quite small but there are things on the walls to look at and a few toys and magazines. The staff were good. After having to hold my daughter still for the test the nurse offered my husband and I lollipops. After everything was done my daughter got a toy dinosaur. The doctor was informative and provided the information we needed. He was quick and to the point but answered questions and told us not to worry. I did not have any issues with his bedside manners,or his staff's. Overall it was a good experience.
My daughters experience here was excellent. The Dr. really seems to know his stuff. The nurse really helped put her at ease when doing the scratch tests. Go with an open mind and understand the strains on the Ontario medical system. They did everything for my family that I could want.
This isn't a social visit - you will not be having tea and discussing the weather with him. If that is what you are looking for, you're in the wrong place. His waiting room is small, and he tends to run a bit late (same as most doctors) however he does know what he's doing. I went with my 1 year old and he noticed my hands (I have ezcema) and took the time to discuss that with me - despite having no appointment, nor did he charge me for the visit. His advice and prescription is the first thing that has ever really helped my condition in 35 years (and countless creams, specialists, treatments, etc). He was spot on with my child. I can appreciate the medical care - and I can get the social niceties from my friends.
The warning from others were not exaggerated. Tiny uncomfortable waiting space, office jammed packed with supplies and charts. Seems he had long outgrown this space. Most importantly was how "grabby" he and his nurse were. Never asked my child to cooperate..just grab and pull his arm. He cried out when the trays were put in front of us and during the "pokes" . After he settled well. This doc may have the smarts but zero interest in children, negligible bedside manner and dismissive to all. Happy to NEVER HAVE TO GO BACK! If in future...we will go to another city if need be. Not looking for a friend or a hotel, Just a doc whom actually likes to be with patients.
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