Ratings for Dr. Liesly Lee
Dr. Lee has been my MS specialist for almost 13 years now. No, he won't hold your hand. Yes, he is a professional and you should expect his service to reflect that. I find the staff friendly and knowledgeable. They always return my calls promptly (which are few and far between). I trust Dr. Lee with my care.
My husband has MS and has been with Dr.Lee for many years now. True, he will not hold your hand through your challenges and they do run a very busy office as is the case IN EVERY MEDICAL SITUATION THESE DAYS. You have to be your own best advocate in this day and age in the Ontario health system - no matter what medical doctor or facility you find yourself with. Dr Lee's office, though not always reachable exactly when YOU need them, will return your calls and take appropriate action within an acceptable time frame (a few days from leaving a message for example). Remember as a patient, there are MANY other patients just like you and everyone wants to be dealt with first. Human nature, I'll chalk it up to that of course. Also true, your GP will be able to help you with things that Dr. Lee may not have to be seen for. Good health for all!
I've had Dr. Lee as my specialist for MS for the last 8 years. As others have mentioned, he's not going to hold your hand and his team isn't going to coddle you. He and his team *are* friendly, polite and extremely knowledgeable. They are responsive and always get back to me right away if I leave a message. I wouldn't want to have any other doctor taking care of my condition.
When I saw him my history was taken for the first time by a medical student who wasn't even a neurology specialist and who nothing about MS. How on earth is a specialist suppose to assess the situation with any patient under such circumstances? Decision on treatment with second hand history filtered through a medical student. No thanks.
Dr. Liesly Lee is a fantastic doctor, he addresses the medical issue(s), brings a wealth of education and always provides a list of options for treatment. All of his staff are amazing- if you have any negative experiences with Dr. Lee- look in the mirror! Instead of seeking medical advise, you are most likely looking for a doctor to agree with you and run a course of treatment that you want!
Not to be overly dramatic, but Dr. Liesly Lee saved my life. I was diagnosed with Tethered Cord Syndrome, something that previously went undetected for nearly 30 years. It took one MRI and one quick consultation with Dr. Lee for him to figure out that this was what was causing my bladder and bowel incontience. I still face incontinence issues but this would have significantly deteriorated had he not intervened. Polite, professional and expedient. I want nothing more than that.
I have Clinically Isolated Syndrome with high risk of conversion to MS and Dr. Li was very proactive. His associate, Dr. Singemann, was also wonderful. They took the time to show me my MRI scans and carefully went over my treatment options. Thanks to them I was on Copaxone within 19 days of diagnosis (26 days after onset of first symptoms). His nurse Kathleen, while a bit abrupt, has been very helpful in getting me the necessary letters for tax and employment purposes. Best of all, when I asked to pray with him after my first exam, he stayed in the room with me and my family - then he began to pray after my prayer ended. I was pleasantly surprised! Dr. Li is not for you if you need hand-holding, but he is a compassionate and knowledgeable doctor.
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