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Dr. Maryana Apel's Ratings
This woman should be ashamed of calling herself a "Doctor". If Punctuality, Helpfulness, and knowledge are the most important attributes of a fine doctor, she failed on all three fronts!!
She was an hour late for the first appointment which was us. Not only she didn't see the need to apologize, she proceeded to take her time to discuss the office issues, changes to her schedule, and her vacation plans with her secretary. As for her helpfulness and professionalism, all the negative comments on this page about her are very accurate and came true for my elderly father. I only wish I had looked her up before I took my dad to her. This would be our last time seeing her!!!
I have read all the reviews and I can understand how many people have made negative comments. I do not see a physician who is negative but I see a brilliant physician who possibly has had a very difficult life and who personally has had to overcome many obstacles and gets l where she is in her life. We all have a path of healing and none of us is on the same path. I pray for hers and every es else's healing of body, mind and spirit. Lorie
Rude. Accused me of lying to her. Told me I wasn't doing "enough to get healthy". Despite the many many treatments and instructions i have followed closely. When I asked her what else I can do, she stated "well I can't tell you that". Humiliating, rude, disrespectful.
Dr Apel was an absolute professional, I found her to be very considerate and careful when examining me, and took notes in great detail. She receives criticism for being brusque, but she must cover a lot of information in a short amount of time - and does not have time for stories, just straight up answers (which I liked!) - Great to see a female doctor with an impressive professional background. The wall shows her knowledge. I really appreciated that she was interested in the physical exercises that I do and asked me to show them to her as not many doctors would do that and was kind enough to fix my gown as I did them. She was very mindful of my painful spots. I am looking forward to her report.
Dr Apel comes across as a bit brusque. But after having been treated by her I found her to be kind, compassionate, extremely knowledgeable. She actually took the time to listen to me and helped me with my WCB claim. I give her a 9/10 on all counts. She truly helped me.
Worst medical experience of my life. DO NOT visit her. I have visited over a dozen doctors in the past two years for a very complex and painful injury, and have never received such uninformed and discompassionate treatment. Maryana Apel (I can't even bring myself to call her a doctor) was cruel - there is no other word for it. From the moment that I walked into her office (she was almost an hour late) she treated me like I was lying about my injury, was looking down at papers the entire time, and basically told me I should not be in pain (after talking to me for less than 2 minutes). She smirked at the test results I provided her. She tried to humiliate me for not being on pain meds 24/7, saying that if I was actually in pain, I would be medicating myself ALL of the time, no matter what the side effects. During the physical exam, she poked and prodded me with no tact. She 'prescribed' swimming and yoga - things that every other doctor have told me NOT to do because they are not safe.
First off if I could I would not even give 1 for a rating I would give 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 receptionist was very rude! no manners does not smile.. I saw a 90 year old lady come in and she didn't even help her...she had a walker couldn't hear or see very well.. Has NO Compassion.I give 0000000 for the receptionist ..I guess some people are just plain mean and not very thoughtful of others.. This Doctor has NO manners NO explanation on what she is doing.. just stuck a needle in my arm half inch in without pre warning me what she was doing .. all she said was she had a needle.. I guess the English isn't very good! I see she has a lot of comments about patience filing with the College of Physicians & Surgeons..that is what am going to do also. I am sure these negative responses have been read by this Apel but she obviously does not care to change anything. Do not go see this doctor I am sure there are many more out there that are great. I will be requesting a second opinion from my own doctor.
I have no complaints about this doctor at all. I've been seeing her for years for chronic back pain and she has gone out of her way to help me on several occasions. Perhaps people giving poor ratings don't like the fact that she calls it as she sees it and shows little sympathy. If you want someone to spend a long time listening to your problems and being sympathetic, perhaps a therapist would be more appropriate- or a new age crystal waving naturopath... If on the otherhand, you need an extremely knowledgeable and efficient doctor, look no further.
Same problems as others.Saw her because of my injuried neck, arranged by WCB. Started late, short interview,shorter exam. I moved as she dictated to her handheld recorder.She told me nothing, report to go to WCB. I.M.E. was invalid, Lack of effort. I would not recommend her to anyone.I have filed a complaint with the College of Physicians & Surgeons, underway.If you have had problems PLEASE CONTACT Michelle at the College at 1-866-969-4955.
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