Ratings for Dr. Richard J. Kennedy
I went in for an allergy testing a couple days ago with Dr. Kennedy.. He honestly had no bed side manner at all and I found his attitude very rude. After asking me all these questions about my History etc. He's like "Okay I need you to undress.. There's a vest to put over top of you." In my mind I'm like okay this is an allergist-- why do I need to undress? He could of easily listened to my lungs and heart sounds without needing me to undress.. I just found that part kinda weird.. The Staff seemed nice enough, the Receptionist was good and so was the Nurse. Like many comments said below the waiting room was so not private-- there were tons of people in there waiting to get shots done or getting testing done like myself which didn't really bother me to much.. When he came over to me he looked at my arms he looked for like 5 seconds maybe on each arm and then he told me to go wash them off and come into his Office. He later told me I was allergic to like 3 or 4 different Seasonal things (which didn't surprise me) he then hands me over this sheet that sort of explained the different things I was allergic to and he literally gave me no further information, only gave me a receipt of how much my appointment cost. The only thing he said was keep taking your allergy medication your GP prescribed you and we can put you on the sign up list for Allergy Shots for next year (which I was happy about). I thought all in all the visit was alright though.
My first Appointment with Dr. Kennedy, was on Feb. 22, 2010. He started treating me for my allergies to dust in the spring of 2010 and I’m still symptom-free. For several years previously I’d awake each morning with itchy, red, teary and sticky eyes, not to mention sniffles, sneezing and a runny nose lasting about two hours; the summer was the worst time. I had been using eye drops and over-the-counter allergy medication to help manage the symptoms but was not happy with the results nor the side effects of the medication. I’m very grateful to Dr. Kennedy for diagnosing my allergy affliction accurately and providing an effective treatment solution. Whenever I’ve had appointments to see Dr. Kennedy I have always been amazed at how full his waiting room and office are with patients needing his help. He is a very compassionate, caring, and professional individual, who loves what he does and gives his patients the best care available. Thank you Dr. Kennedy.
After reading some negative reviews, I was reluctant on seeing Dr . Kennedy. However, I was wrong. Yes, they run late. I have never been to a specialist that does not run late. Though the staff are not very personable, they are skilled within the discipline that they practice. As for Dr. Kennedy, thorough, compassionate, understanding and most of a very good listener when asking you questions regarding your condition. I'd rather have a thorough practitioner then one who wants to be your best friend. Dr. Kennedy is a "vintage quality" specialist who is exceptional in his field of study and most of all is not - will not ask you to get "pay per visit" treatments unless you absolutely need them. Too bad Dr's like this are slowly retiring and the new generation of "cash grab" Dr's are replacing them. There is nothing wrong with Dr. Kennedy nor his ability to practice medicine.
I had seen Dr. Kennedy twice, most recently in 2004. The staff was rude and I had to wait for over an hour to be seen, and then when I was seen, it was a room full of people, lacking any privacy. After my testing, it took another hour to see him. He diagnosed me with MANY ALLERGIES, but was extremely rude and insincere. When he told me I was allergic to peanuts, I was shocked and asked for more information but instead he said that I will die if I eat nuts and to avoid them entirely. This was a life changing diagnosis and he just didn't care. He was literally kicking me out of his office as I was trying to have questions answered. I left the office crying, holding only a faded photocopy of an information sheet about nut allergies. So fast forward 11 years... I moved to BC and had another allergist do the same testing on my arms. It came out negative, so this new allergist sent me for blood tests...negative AGAIN! So for the past 11 years, I've been living in FEAR OF DYING based on what Kennedy told me and I didn't have any reason to be this scared. I am surprised this old guy is even still practicing!!!! No, I will never recommend this doctor. He gave me FALSE life changing news and based on how he chooses to run his practice, how to mistreat his patients and to MISDIAGNOSE patients, this guy should have his license pulled. I lived in fear of so many foods for 11 years. If you've seen this doctor, go get a second opinion.
Hi. I add one more bad review to this doctor . I waited one hour in the waiting room and I stayed two more hours in the nurse room for the allergy test. The Dr. discussed with me less that 5 min. I did a lot of allergy tests in last 7 years. This was the worst experience.
I highly DONT recommend Dr. Kennedy! His diagnosis of my daughters peanut allergy was HORRIBLE! First of all my kids were asked to remove all their clothes! Big red flag then I told them no way keep them on as its just a allergy test they do it on your arms... He had the nurse do it on their backs and it totally freaked my oldest out to where I had to hold her down. I guess when it's done on the arms for this very reason as on the back is too sensitive and can cause FALSE positives! I highly recommend anyone who had their allergy testing done by his staff to get re tested! I had to wait the one year to re test due to abh but I'm glad I re tested my kids as it shows currently that my daughter ISNT allergic to peanuts! We're having the blood test to be 100% sure that her allergy test by him was false! I was handed a paper too about peanuts, no info what so ever and NO EPI PEN or Blood test was given by Dr Kennedy! My Dr was horrified that he did this to use! I went and saw a different allergist today and I was so mad when I say no peanut reaction. They even put peanut butter on her skin to make sure! Highly highly don't recommend Dr Kennedy! He's not even a real allergist!!
My appointment was for 2pm. At 3:45 I was finally able to see the doctor. Got out of there at about 4:20. I think that's why they tell you it'll be a 2 hour appointment! It would be nice to know if they're running that far behind. I had to leave work early for no reason! What a colossal waste of my time. No apologies, no offer to pay for my extra parking time, nothing. I would have appreciated a heads up during my booking call that I had to pay for parking. Dr Kennedy is very curt. Seems professional but does not elaborate on anything. I have concerns about a sulfite allergy and just before the prick test he comes in and says 'there's no conclusive testing for sulfites' and walks away. Less than helpful! After the prick test he examined my arms, told me to wash them off and go see him in his office. I went there and he said that I didn't have any reactions so he's sending me for blood work to be sure. I appreciate that he wants to be thorough but I'm not sure what happens next. Do I get a call from his office, my doctor, anyone!? The receptionist didn't seem overly professional. She was very short with everyone and a bit rude on the phone. The nurse doing the prick test was wonderful. She explained what she was going to do, showed me everything and asked if I had any questions. Overall, I would not recommend this clinic if you value your time at all.
Dr Kennedy was the worst medical professional I've ever seen. The skin prick tests were done in a room full of people, not a private setting and he didn't explain what exactly they were going to test for, and why, before the tests began. After the test, he glanced at my daughter's arm for all of 2 seconds (still in the room full Of people) before making his diagnosis. At this point we finally were taken to his office where he said "your daughter has a peanut allergy", shoved a photocopied piece of paper across his desk with some extremely basic info on it and said "you'll need to read this", and then pushed a receipt across his desk and saying "take this to the receptionist" that was it!!! Of course, I had a million questions - he answered them with as little information as possible. I've now asked my GP for a referral to a new allergist. He is probably 100 years old, obviously tired of his job, but his attitude is unacceptable when he is advising on life-threatening conditions. The worst.
I have been experiencing hives on my forearms and face for over a year. In June 2014 I went to see a GP who prescribed contact dermititis and issued a topical ointment which did not work. In April 2015 I saw another GP who referred me to Dr Kennedy, I was able to get in on a cancellation. I found his receptionist assertive, curt yet professional. Julia, the nurse who administered the test was friendly but not helpful. Meaning I would ask her questions about welts and itching I was feeling but she told me to wait for the doctor as he would know more about why I was having reactions, such as what I ate prior to the test or what meds I was on, which the doctor never asked. I found my assessment from Dr Kennedy extremely disappointing in that I was handed three re-photocopied articles on dust mites, birch allergies (which I reacted to) and molds, so blurry they are almost unreadable. I honestly expected to be provided with more information but he handed me a receipt for $70 and sent me to the receptionist. I want another test, I want a list of foods to avoid, I want to know what to do, do I need something topical? Are foods that are cross-reactions to the things I am sensitive to but not listed available to be tested (for example I reacted to Birch so I have read that I should avoid apples, I have been reacting to mangoes and pineapples that were not on the list, and I would like to be tested but I called the office and Dr Kennedy is on vacation for one month and his office will be closed. What!?!?
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