Ratings for Dr. Johan Steinberg
An absolute crook, plain and simple. He had his group of CPAP cronies do a "sleep study" with their in-home machine. Came back with EXTREME sleep apnea. I am under 35 and physically fit. I requested a PSG test (as everyone should if they're "diagnosed" with a home test). It came back with 0 apnea events. "Doctor" Steinberg's response? This is a direct quote, "The home test said you were having 50+ events per hour, the PSG said you were having 0. It's likely somewhere in the middle, which is still severe apnea". Proceeded to threaten to have my driver's license pulled if I refused to purchase a CPAP machine. The man is a criminal who should not be practicing. I strongly urge everyone who has a similar experience with him to file a complaint with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC; that is the only way to deal with the problem. Info can be found here: https://www.cpsbc.ca/for-public/file-complaint
Aug 7 2018 had great appointment Doctor was gracious professional and knowledgeable. He asked questions he answered all of him. he gave low tech low cost self treatments I caould do. I would advise anyone to go for their appointment and meet this doctor, I did and very glad I did. T. McCormick
simply put he is out of control. Arrogant cruel and you can tell he doesn't care about you at all. Easy to assume he is there for the cash and is making far too much of it. If you like abuse and a doctor who will not be able to control his arrogance this is him. Any talent he had has been lost because of this overwhelming factor. He simply doesn't care and you know you just know he's just pocketing the cash. Never ever wish this Dr. on anyone. The medical system is so bad he can actually get away with it and he knows it. He knows you cannot touch him. Shame the medical state absolute shame
3 strikes- you're out! Avoid. He makes snap diagnoses that are incorrect. The only good things are that his receptionist is very nice and waits aren't too long. The doctor is terrible. I completed the form they gave on my initial visit, describing my symptoms - chronic blocked sinus and snoring. He took a 5 second look up my nose and diagnosed that I just had a "bent sinus" that was only curable by surgery or to live with it. He also recommended a sleep study for apnea. The next day I called and asked about one of the symptoms that he hadn't addressed. Only then did he send me for a CT scan. He obviously had not even read my patient form. While reviewing the results of the CT scan I specifically asked if I had nasal polyps. He said no, that the blockage was just snot! A nasal surgeon later said that polyps were evident and were actually stated right on the CT report! Apparently Dr. Steinburg hadn't even read the report either! The report from the sleep apnea study noted severe apnea numbers but stated moderate apnea. The report specifically mentioned that there were significant problems with the equipment during the study. Dr. Steinberg got very upset with the report and said I had severe sleep apnea. He then diagnosed a path that would have resulted in my having to use a CPAP machine FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. I did a second sleep study on my own at another clinic. The result showed NO sleep apnea at all! That meant 3 misdiagnoses simply due to lack of care. Find a doctor who cares enough to be diligent in his assessments.
This doctor should not be able to practice in Canada. He misdiagnosed my sister resulting in complete hearing loss in one ear. There was clear eveidence of multiple ear infections and he failed to see that and told the 18 year old she had arthritis in her jawbone and to stop taking medication. It then ruptured her ear drum causing her extreme pain and HEARING LOSS. Do not go to this doctor. Make the trip to Abbotsford if you have to. Seriously.
I saw Dr. Steinberg today about a theist issue and during my visit he touched a scanned cold sore on my nose with his gloved finger and asked what it was. So I told him it was a cold sore, then a minute later he basically shoved his finger down my throat with the SAME FINGER and felt around. I was in shock I didn't know what to do. Now I am terrified he has spread my cold sore to my throats and mouth. I can't even get hold of him by email or voicemail to express my concerns and that I am very upset. He is an ENT specialist and I am appalled at his practice. I do not recommend him at all!
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