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I saw this doctor a few years ago for fatigue. I found him intelligent, knowledgeable and helpful. He didn't resolve my fatigue completely - he did what he could and our relationship ended there, although I still felt my energy could have been better. This is why I gave him a "4" for knowledge - I've learned more since seeing him. But he did help me a LOT and I'm very glad I saw him. He tested me for food sensitivities and learning about that was a turning point for me - after eliminating certain foods, my energy definitely improved. He also tested me for heavy metals and I underwent an IV chelation program which I believed was very worth the time and money - it's got to be good to have less mercury and lead in your system. Yes, the tests and treatments cost money. This is not the doctor's fault or a reflection of lack of integrity. All doctors make money in their practices. Those whose services are covered by OHIP just appear to be helping us for free - they are still charging money! The question of which healths care services are covered by taxes is a complex public policy and political-economic issue. This doctor is one of the few MDs who offers a broader range of complementary therapies and tests. It so happens that our government won't pay for those services. It is really too bad that only people with extra money can have access to these options., but that is not the fault of individual health care providers - it's a societal and political issue. Overall, I would definitely recommend Dr. Nahas as he has lots to offer. One small critique I would offer is that I didn't find him particularly aware or subtle when it comes to the emotional side of things. He's very intelligent, charismatic and confident. Maybe he hasn't had much personal experience with trauma. He could afford to soften his approach with some humbleness when dealing with people who have an emotional component to their condition. But don't let that scare you away from seeing him - he's one of the good ones and very competent.
My immune system was shot (I was frequently getting colds, sore throats, bronchitis, etc.) and when I tried any intensive exercise I would be exhausted for days afterwards. After several years of frustration, my G.P. said "you've got to improve your immune system - go alternative, if you have to, but DO SOMETHING!" A year later, I discovered the Seekers Centre. Dr. Nahas and his team gave me infusions for adrenal support, acupuncture and EAV testing to further support my immune function. I'm back to swimming laps, cross-country skiing, etc. and I haven't had a cold in 2 years! I never felt so cared for, as I did at the Seekers Centre. It's an incredible team and I am so fortunate to have found them. It was expensive, but so is dental work. It was so worth it! Parenthetically, Dr. Zaidan, who performed the acupuncture, also resolved the pain I had had in my wrist for some 40 years from a ski-do accident!
I have written my comments a couple of weeks ago but it still has not appeared. It read. IF YOU SUFFER FROM DEGENERATIVE HEART DISEASE. STAY AWAY. It took DR NAHAS 2 years to conclude that he could not help improve the situation. In the meanwhile my husbands condition deteriorated. He had emergency bypass surgery 3 weeks ago. He survived thanks to the best cardiac surgeon. SO STAY AWAY
Dr. Nahas is not a conventional doctor and does not practice the standard of care, which is what I was looking for. He also dispenses bio-identical products and is not limited to Western medical principles.
I have suffered for years with chronic fatigue and a tendency to catch every flu and cold in town. No mainstream doctor I ever saw -and I saw a number- was either interested or able to help. Dr. Nahas, however, has helped me to the point that I am now feeling well, for the first time in many years. Some of the treatments are pricey, but what is more important than health? I have not noticed any big discrepancy between prices of supplements at his office than elsewhere.
I have suffered from fibromyalgia and severe chronic fatigue for over 10 years. I have been prescribed just about every medication on the market (mostly anti-depressants) and have found little relief. Dr. Nahas and his staff offer alternative medicine practices that most of us will not be familiar with and for some people, they may not work. But, for me, in less than two months, I am starting to feel great. Yes, I had to pay but after years of trying and failing with normal medical practices, it has been well worth it to feel energized and pain free. Plus, Dr. Nahas got me off my prescribed meds. There has to be something to alternative medicine or why would it be a mandatory course for med students at Ottawa U.
This doctor is a nightmare. I went to seekers for help and so far NOTHING but money wasted. In my life I've dealt with a severe eating disorder and depression. I was seeing Dr. Engfield but he asked help from this doctor as he was having trouble figuring out my issues. This doctor came in with the worse attitude. He went on telling me how carbs were horrible for me after I just spent 6 months in patient trying to come to peace with food. Then he told me how all my inpatient work was useless and only hypnotherapy at 200$ a session would help me ****!!!! This is a horrible doctor that is taking advantage of people at their most vulnerable time. Shame on you!!!
I have seen Dr. Nahas several times and $2000.00 later my situation has not improved. The products there are in such diluted concentrations that their benefits remain to be seen and the prices they are sold at give greater benefit to the Seeker Centre than the patient. People go there as a last resort when conventional medicine is not giving them solutions or answers. This is a very vulnerable position to be in and that vulnerable feeling is preyed upon to maximize profit without delivering the promised result. It is more about extracting every last dollar from the patient to the point where they are taking out loans or selling their belongings to pay for treatment. Patients are openly told that they do not make enough money to be cured. You best best is to frequent as many walk in clinics as possible as you will wind up getting better care from a random physician that you've never seen before. Unfortunately this is a growing trend.
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