Ratings for Dr. Salim Lalani
I went to him on referral from my GP about 4 issues. He told me two of them should be handled by a different specialist (not true) and told me to go back to my gp for two new refferals. Ran two tests I was looking for. Gave me a pat answer about losing weight for a chronic condition I have had for more then 20 years and specifically prevents me grommets losing weight, but had no suggestion for how to do that. Could not offer any modifications for other recommendations I struggle with because of chronic pain conditions. And then instead of helping me with he one perscription that I had asked for, wrote me a script for an over the counter medication, which was not covered. I know that I'm a complex case, but I tried to be very clear, both in writing on the intake questioner, and verbally during the appointment, what I was looking for, treatment I have already tried, other specialists who are involved with my care, my financial situation with regards to serious barriers paying for any medications not covered. While he seemed generally nice I was left with the impression that he did not regard helping me find solutions important enough to listen or work with me to find solutions, nor did he seem capable with regards to complex chronic health care. I am deeply sad that I have waited almost a year to see this man and now have to go back to square one with a new obgyn referral as well as two other specialists, not to mention my health continues to decline while we wait. Disappointed, would not recommend.
Had Dr Lalani follow my second pregnancy. Just as happy with him and his care for #2. So supportive, so knowledgeable, excellent bedside manner. Can't say enough good things about this Dr. I have had countless appts with him over the pregnancies- the only times he was ever running late were when he was dealing with emergenices at the hospital- this is not something patients should complain about. His staff, especially Acane, are amazing- friendly, welcoming, patient. The care I received from Dr Lalani makes me want to keep having babies!
Such a great doctor. Always makes me feel comfortable and never rushes appointments. Recently had surgery and was so impressed with how smoothly everything went. Really personable, assuring and honest. Very impressed. Only wish he worked out of BC Women's and not Burnaby Hospital.
Dr. Salim truly cares for his patients. I am forever grateful for his help. He took the time to figure out why I was in pain and would not give up. Staff are always amazing as well. After I had surgery Dr. Lalani made sure to see me when I woke and told me how everything went. The best doctor I have ever had.
Dr. Lalani is very nice and welcoming, he is a bit in rush but that is ok; however, the staff are horrible, they never pick up the phone; they pretend they are busy while they are chatting and laughing with each other, it seems they have hormonal issues. specially the youngest baby face girl seems she doesn't even want to talk to herself. Please change your staff .
Dr Lalani was my OB/Gyn for pregnancy last year. I thought he was great! He was friendly, knowledgeable and I never felt rushed. Oh, and he has an office in Bby and in Vancouver--this was a great setup since I work downtown and his Vancouver office is an easy five minute Skytrain ride from downtown. My tip for making this work with minimal time off from work is to schedule your appointments at the beginning of the day or right after lunch. I scheduled all my appointments as first appointment after lunch and so my max wait time was 5 minutes.
I love Dr Lalani. He has been so helpful and understanding through out my first pregnancy. He takes the time to explain every test and their sometimes scary results. Calls back whenever there is an emergency and is incredibly nice and up to speed with my medical history when he does. As a first time mother who was considering having a midwife attend my pregnancy, I couldn't be happier with Dr Lalani. He understand the importance of providing emphatic health care and has the knowledge and training making him an excellent OBGYN.
Dr Lalani is always in a rush. He is nice and kind but seems to be in Arusha to leave the room before I could tell him my concerns. His staff seem to have hormonal imbalances just like the pregnant women. Some days they are nice and some days they talk to you like you have no clue about your own pregnancy. Acane, his assistant never seem to listen to what I have to say. I wish I could find another OB.
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