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He was extremely unprofessional. Instead of instilling confidence in a patient he instilled fear. He took a look at a condition I had and automatically told me this can be cancer. Then went on to tell me about previous patients he had with similar symptoms and they all lead to cancer. Why would he do this? This caused so much anxiety in me. And guess what? All my tests came back normal and I didn't have anything related to cancer. He should have better sense as a doctor. I can understand suggesting that tests are required to rule out anything else more serious. But no need to say it can be cancer and bring up other patients. I will never go back to see him.
I have visited Dr Kavouris on two separate occasions at his walk in clinic. Both times I was relived with his helpfulness and willingness to listen and offer me the best possible help. First time was for a rather painful UTI. After hearing my expansion he knew right away what was the issue and even mentioned symptoms I was having but did not think relevant. Right away he prescribed two types of antibiotics, one to try first and if the symptoms did not go away, to use the second one. I found this amazingly helpful as I did not have to worry about a second visit. He also gave me a potent painkiller so I could go about my day to day business without dealing with pain. On my second visit I had painful back pains for over 4 days without it dissipating itself. He right away prescribed me anti-inflammatory, muscle relaxants and two pain meds to help me. He also did something unique and wrote me a prescription recommending a physio therapist if the medicine he offered did not help. This is a Dr. I can tell truly cares about each patient, and takes the time to make sure each receives the proper medical help they deserve. I would recommend visiting him for any medical problems you have.
Dr. Kavouris was able to reach a diagnosis of auto-immune thyroid disease and rheumatoid arthritis after a very thorough history and physical examination, extensive testing and follow-up. I had been assessed by my family doctor and numerous specialists and brushed off as "depressed" and "fibromyalgia". He saved my life (and my sanity) with his excellent clinical skills, knowledge, and outstanding bedside manner. He is the only physician who is available 7 days a week to the community where I live. His high ratings are even more impressive considering he is only a walk-in/urgent care clinic. He will gain your confidence with only one visit. I cannot imagine what my life would have been like had I not met this doctor.
We have seen Dr Kavouris on a number of occasions. Most of the time he has been great. There have been a couple of times that he's gotten his diagnosis wrong, which required multiple visits (which he complained about "I'm not a replacement for your family doctor") or he just made assumptions without listening to the patient.
For example, what really frustrated me was when I went in for myself. I was very ill and I barely had the energy to see him (he's only a few minutes away) let alone make the trip downtown to see my family doctor.
After telling him the list of symptoms that I had, I ended with telling him that I had severe diarrhea. His comment was "since you didn't mention it initially then it's not that important". He didn't know what was wrong with me and prescribed a broad spectrum antibiotic.
I could barely think straight let alone carry on a conversation. I would think that anything a patient says should be considered. Considering that all information is helpful in forming a diagnosis everything should be considered. His attitude, during my appointment, left me feeling frustrated and I didn't trust his diagnosis.
Going forward, I have never gone back and have decided to rely on seeing our family doctor.
I work close to the walk in clinic where Dr. Kavouris works. One day I had an accident and my head was full of blood. My colleague brought me to this clinic and in this way I met him. He took care of me gently but firmly like no other doctor would do better. Several days after, I had other health problems and went to the hospital for emergencies. Every time I went to the hospital a doctor wanted to know who did such a GREAT work to my head. Other doctors without knowing him in person had only words of admiration for his work. The same here, I only have words of admiration for him as a doctor and person too. He is passionate for his work, he dedicates hours and hours to help other people (he comes to do an operation, before the program, or he stays late afternoon, or finds suitable to work when most of people rest). He is very knowledgeable, compassionate and treats every single person with respect. I ve seen with my own eyes, what my ears heard (some of his patients are my customers too), men, women, children, old or young people coming to see him, and all of them (all in total, and each individual in particular), without any exception, left the walk in clinic with hope in their heart, with smile at the corner of their mouth, and a promise in their mind, to come back. Like me, most of his patients they develop a habit, to come at his clinic for any health problem, more then to the family doctor. Because he doesn’t treat people like tourists he treats the cause and not only the effect, and he is not tired to do a follow up with different kind of tests. He is the best doctor, and a wonderful person that deserve our respect. I highly trust his opinions and strongly recommend to any other person. He is the first doctor I trust and want to see if I or my family need medical assistance.
I have seen Dr. Kavouris on a number of occasions and I have always left the clinic satisfied. He is professional and on the ball. I have found his answers professional and to the point and no-nonsense, yet he takes the time to listen to you. I have never had to force him to get a test done - he has always played the safe route and I have found his demeanor honest and professional. The only gripe I would have would be regarding the secretaries who apparently do not understanding the meaning of smiling. They are ice cold and their phone demeanor is even worse. If I need something done in a professional manner, I see this doctor.
Dr Kavouris is the best doctor I have ever been to. He is kind, compassionate, knowledgable, polite and very helpful. He listens to you and takes the time to explain thoroughly, the information needed for your diagnosis and treatment. He shows genuine empathy for you when you are dealing with health issues that may be common to him but scary for you, which unfortunately (in my experience) is very rare in the medical industry. I feel very fortunate and grateful that he is the doctor in the walk in clinic closest to my neighbourhood. I will continue to go to him for my health issues whenever needed. Highly recommended!
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