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I was referred to Dr. Bharadwaj due to a constant feeling of post nasal drip in my throat that wouldn’t go away. I was advised to do nasal lavage with water, glycerin and baking soda. This was fine, hated doing it, but did so anyway. It did however, cause minor ear aches at times if done before bed, because the fluid would then build up in my ears while sleeping. But he also wanted me to go for a sleep test? I told him I had sleep apnea, and always had, so there was no need to prove it. Nor did I see the relevance. Worst of all, he is linked to the Sleep Clinic’s run by Dr. Wagdy Botros, who was found incompetent, failed to maintain standards in care, and inappropriately diagnosed patients. After my appointment with Bharadwaj, I was told the sleep clinic would call in a few days, but a month went by before they called. This is why. Botros was still being investigated by the College of Physicians and Surgeons. The question I have is, how many people has he sent for these sleep tests, and why? Is there profit to be made by referral to these Sleep Clinics? If so, maybe he should be under investigation as well.
I agree with the impression described by the low raters here regarding his demeanor and superiority complex. I think he is knowledgeable but unfortunately his ego stands in the way of treating the patients properly. Said there is nothing that can be done after laser turbinectomy failed to do provide the expected results in one of the nostrils (but worked fine in the other). He pretty invited me out of his office when I insisted that I still have a problem.
I know for a fact that a repeat laser procedure in the still blocked nostril will benefit because I went for a second opinion and the other doctor told me so. But Dr. Bharadwaj insists nothing is wrong despite me not being able to breath properly on that side. He simply ignores what I am telling him.
On top of everything, the thing he sticks in your nose to look around appeared to me to be dirty. He keeps it in a tube with a liquid (I assume some sort of sterilizer) and he wipes it on a piece of paper towel before sticking it up your nose. I could swear I saw reddish/brown stuff on said paper towel after wiping it, once. Disgusting, but given the health system situation I didn't say anything as I didn't want to wait another 6 months for another appointment.
Referred to this ENT after son's ear infection persisted for weeks with high fever and multiple rounds of topical antibiotics. He diagnosed a fungal infection. Treated him in the office and sent us off with a prescription. He isn't always forthcoming with information, but will provide it if you ask. Reassured us it would get better, and did not recommend tubes for son's recurrent ear infections like other ENT in K-W, said he'd grow out of it.
Avoid Surgery if possible. Seek 2nd opinion. I went in for a consultation for a deviated septum and was wondering why I was only breathing through one side of the nose at a time. He spoke really fast and only spoke for 5 minutes and he recommended I go for surgery, but I DID NOT need to go through it.
Read this: http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/03/about-85-of-people-only-breathe-out-of-one-nostril-at-a-time/
I ended up having the surgery and only found this out afterwards. My breathing is worse than what it was now since one of the nasal passage got narrowed after the surgery and I have been living with this problem ever since. Went I went and complained, he suggested I seek another doctor and he couldn't do anything about it.
Biggest mistake of my life.
Dr. Bharadwaj is a soft spoken, friendly doctor. He really takes the time to answer questions if you ask any (accompanied with some diagrams that he draws out to show you exactly what he means). I had laser cryptolysis performed by Dr.B, which saved me the trouble of having to undergo a traditional tonsillectomy in hospital. He's one of the only few in Canada to perform this procedure. Even though I had to wait about 40 min before entering exam room, he and his nurse apologized. Overall, I had a great experience both with Dr.B and his team. Would recommend.
First visit, he was polite, hands on (did a cautery in the office) suggested some practical follow-up nasal care. After continuing serious nose bleeds though, and a subsequent visit he suggested there is nothing else that can be done. He said that my nose bleeds are a 'pressure release'. Thanks a lot. That's like saying that a short circuit is a 'voltage release' in electrical terms. I have had an emergency hospital stay for a nose bleed that wouldn't quite since then. I have been referred to Dr. Cameron (who doesn't seem to get good reviews, either). That's the nature of health care in Ontario, I guess... :(
Rude, impatient, unprofessional and condescending. I do not recommend this doctor. His time was not worth the $2 I spent on parking. He did not do a thorough exam, nor a detailed medical history, but was able to dismiss me in less than 1 minute. When questioned on his diagnosis, he became defensive and derisive. Definite superiority complex. Must be a very important man though - made time to answer his cell phone in the middle of the consult. Will not be returning to this doctor - ever.
I can't believe the ratings on here! This Dr. has been a wonderful and pleasant surprise on my journey. He has been punctual, informative and kind straight through my biopsy to my cancer diagnosis. The girls have made 3 unscheduled appointments for me to answer my questions and help ease my anxieties. He shows up for surgery with a smile on his face and you know he's a supporter going in and he's on your team! Things don't always go as planned, each persons recovery is different with its own challenges. I think sometimes people just need to be angry at someone for the situations they are dealing with. Please don't be discouraged by the ratings, I read them and was worried before I saw him - So I was looking for something bad and still couldn't find it, he's truly wonderful to deal with!
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