Ratings for Dr. Alfredo Pantano
Dr. Pantano to me was a very down to earth person and very knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable and explained my proceedure and when I had my oblation done everything went well and after 5 months all is well. I would recommend Dr. Pantano to all my friends.
A very knowledgable Dr who works for the patient's well being and gives practical advice on how to recover and continue inprovements to avoid further illness. Every patient is nervous and he has a patient and calming manner that gave me hope. It takes time to recover and he has let me know everyone is unique and everyone has ro take responsibility to make changes to keep well. He helped me change my life forever and his recommendations for changes in regime, directing me to join the SLH cardiac rehab program, recommending an endocrinologist to assist with other health issues, keeping my Family physician up to date and answering all my questions and concerns without pressure is what makes Dr. Pantano a great doctor. Thank you. C. Clarke
On punctuality...you can't have it both ways. If you ask for/expect to get in-depth knowledge, you should expect a doctor to fall behind schedule. If your priority is for a Doc who is always on time, you have no right to expect in-depth consultation. Dr. Pantano is one who is willing to take the time necessary to elaborate. Having tried multiple drugs over the years, I have suffered chronically from A-Fib for years with frequency of events worsening to every 3 wks or so. I had 2 ablations as well. It was Dr Pantano who persevered & found a not-avail-in-Canada drug that has changed the quality of my life, enabling travel etc, I have not had an event in the last 6 months! So, my question to other clients would be...do you want a Doc who is always on time or a Doc who always takes the time to listen & respond to your questions & concerns? I salute the latter. richard reinhart
Dr. Pantano is not only professional and to the point (specially on an initial meeting) but he always takes time to answer your questions. Punctuality is not rated high but I feel like that's because he takes time with his patients. He did an ablation on me 4 years ago and fixed the problem 100%. I am really grateful and would definitely refer my own family to see him. He's amazing
Expect to wait for Dr. Pantano; but he is worth every second and will give each patient the time they need. After a year of steadily increasing debilitation as the result of sinus node dysfunction, I was fortunate enough to be referred to Dr. Pantano. He always answered my questions and concerns fully, was kind, considerate and accurate in his assessments and judgements. Now, three procedures later I have good quality of life, energy to enjoy my grandchildren and the ability to return to my passion for painting and love of swimming. Thank you, thank you Dr. Pantano!
I would caution anyone from going to see Dr. Pantano, especially if you feel intimated around doctors. We were referred to the clinic to review the need for an ICD device and to talk about atrial fibrillation. Dr. Pantano presented himself as a bully, rude, arrogant and proceeded to give us advice that was clearly ridiculous. He began the consultation without reading the file. He recommended a medication that I was allergic to and badly damaged my thyroid gland in prior years. This was clearly highlighted in the file he did not look at. When advised about the allergy , Pantano suggested that I investigate removing my healthy thyroid in order to take the medication. His parting words were, "if you want to remove the thyroid let me know". No suggestion of a consult with an endocrinologist. He wanted me to research this! This recommendation was ridiculed not only by me, but by my endocrinologist, my general practitioner and my cardiologist. Pantano was not amenable to answering questions and he tried to discourage the conversation by being a bully. He was vague in his advice and by the end of the consult we had absolutely no confidence in his opinions. His bedside manner was non existent. Luckily, we were not intimated by this smug doctor and recognized his advice was ludicrous. We headed down to the atrial fibrillation clinic at St. Mike's where the difference in the doctors and staff was mind boggling. They were amazing at St. Mikes. Totally professional, empathetic, caring and brilliant staff. After being assessed by the atrial fibrillation specialists, they disagreed about the advice that Pantano was giving with respect to the meds he wanted to prescribe. St Mikes determined those meds were not required for the atrial fibrillation, as this issue has always been under control. They also strongly disagreed with Pantanos suggestion to remove my healthy thyroid! I have since had the procedure and the ICD inserted, my meds have not been changed and everything went smoothly. My final words would be to avoid this doctor like the plague, again, especially if you feel intimated by specialists. This guy has some sort of a complex and is a bully with bad medical advice.
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- Coventry Health Care