Ratings for Dr. Derek Haaland
Dr Haaland is incredibly knowledgeable! Very soft spoken man. You aren't just "another" patient he has, he treats you with the utmost respect. If he has to take 90 minutes to go through your case with you and the nurses despite a full waiting room, he takes it. Sometimes it is difficult to get to talk to a receptionist if something has come up but having the email option really helps. Dr Haaland has went beyond my expectations in my care plan and continues to do so every visit I have. The nurses are right down to earth. It doesn't feel as clinical as most drs offices can feel. Not one question goes unanswered. Travelling to see Dr Haaland is worth every penny every single time!
Continued exceptional care. Extremely knowledgeable and goes the extra mile. Intelligent and deductive. Nurses are also excellent clinicians. Sorted out my very complicated health issues and pain when no one in last 35 years did. Got me diagnosed and got me help.
I am extremely impressed by Dr. Haaland and his staff. I have many medical conditions and have seen many doctors. Many are good, some should retire, Dr Haaland and his staff blow them all away. The first appointment was long - it took almost three hours. It took an hour just to fill in the questionnaire because it was so extensive. No doctor has EVER asked for so much detail. After the questionnaire a nurse took my vitals and then I saw another nurse who reviewed the questionnaire with me. She was very impressive and obviously highly skilled by the type of questions she asked and the information she was able to impart. Then I met Dr Haaland. He is very easy to talk to, very knowledgeable and I feel he is the best rheumatologist I have ever met. Before I went to the appointment, I went on Rate My MD to see what other people said about him. Some of the reviews were just nasty. What is wrong with people? Perhaps we need a site called Rate My Patient where doctors can turn the tables. I had a preconceived notion that the appointment might not go well just based on what I read here. I was pleasantly surprised. I understand some people might not like the first appointment being so long in length and maybe they didn't allot enough time. Well folks, it takes more than 10-15 minutes to figure out what is wrong with someone. I am confident that the time I spent there today was very well spent and that the tests ordered will be beneficial. Few doctors and their staff inspire this level of confidence, but I am very pleased to have been taken on as a patient. Thank-you Dr. Haaland and staff.
He is chronically late and unapologetic. He is quick to push his agenda and prescriptions, he does not like to be questioned. His staff is disorganized and problematic. Wait times are horrendous and I have seen very elderly people waiting 2-3 hours past their appointment times. He pushes his drugs and his trial studies on people. I definitely would never recommend him.
Staff were all amazing from the receptionist to the nurse! The appointment was late but Dr & Nurse do assessments and make sure all concerns are addressed. I was very impressed with my overall visit. I left reassured that my goals of being off prednisone will happen.
I have had 2 visits with this doctor. The staff are very dismissive and both visits were 2 hour waits in the waiting room, then 1/2 hr in the office and then I received 10 minutes of his time. After doing blood tests, the registered nurse was to contact me with recommendations with medication and I have still not been called. When I call the office, no one answers the phone and you aren't able to leave a message. It's been 14 days since my bloodwork. I dread my next appointment as I don't have 2 freaking hours to waist waiting to see him.
I moved from a big city where the specialist was professional and very experienced. In my experience, this Doctor does not fit either bill. His diagnosis was inaccurate and I later learned he did not have the patient -base to qualify for pharmaceutical contracts in both the areas I was misdiagnosed. I can only state my experience but be aware of my experience. I only post as there is no way for others to monitor patterns of this type of behaviour and it is hard enough to contend with physical illness without this on top of it. I work with a legitimate team of professionals who have been very helpful now and my experience with him has made me that much more thankful for them. He can be charismatic and is intelligent - I worry, however, that he allows his personal ambition to cloud his judgment. Be aware that things may change and there are many other good doctors. He ran many tests and misdiagnosed me despite having the answers in front of him. I have never been critical of or so disappointed in a Doctor before him in my life.
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