Ratings for Dr. Shakti Sharma
I go see Dr Sharma twice a year for my moles and full skin check. People always come back to her bec she is very knowledgeable and a wonderful dermatologist. Dr Sharma knows exactly what needs to be done. She has been a dermatologist for years and I will never doubt her skills, knowledge and experience.I really like her and will keep her as my Dr.
I've been seeing Dr. Sharma for 14 months to clear up an issue with my lip. She was more concerned with giving me laser treatments on my face to treat something I still haven't seen after $2700.00. My lip issue seems to be an afterthought. After enduring a total of 6 cortisone injections in my lip over three different appts my condition was declared improving and i was scheduled to have "just a small piece" of my lip cut away (i was not told what was going to be removed) and I would be fine. At no time was a biopsy performed or even suggested. Well today I saw a real dermatologist and after listening to my history he is sending me for a biopsy straight away. He suspects cancer. I have experienced most of the conditions that are being reported here, for the life of me I can't figure out why anyone would have anything good to say. Do yourself a favour and get a second opinion. I am considering reporting her to the Ontario Medical Association
I had my worst experience with Dr. Sharma several years ago. I actually think they should take away her licence. She has no knowledge at all . No matter what is your skin condition she always recommend laser therapy and tell you laser is safe and Good for any skin conditions, which is not thru. I had lupus and she did laser on my scars without doing any tests and left the scars forever on my skin. The other Dermatologist who I saw later and even my family doctor both suggested to take a legal action against her. I really regret it now that I didn't do it. Because at the time I was very depressed for what she did to my skin. She does not deserve to be a doctor. I will be happy if anybody with recent problem take a low suit against her. I will definitely back up that.
I had googled dermatologists on my area and Dr. Shakti came up. I went to my family Dr and asked for a referral. Although the wait was long to get an appointment (4 months) it was worth it. Dr. Sharma is kind, and she is patient and will listen to your problems and also give advice. I was skeptical because of some of the negative reviews but Ive learned my lesson. She is an excellent doctor. Book your appointment as early as possible, my appointment was at 830 it was empty when I went in but when I got out it was packed. BTW shes suite 204!
Do not go to Dr. Sharma. After waiting 3 months for an appointment, she did not ask me a single question about my skin and proceeded to prescribe accutane and harsh antibiotics. She also claimed I have cystic acne which I do not. She tried to get me to spend 100s of dollars on treatments that were not needed. She barely even looked at me skin and spent no time inquiring into the cause of my acne. Seeing her was a waste of my time.
I have a contagious virus on my skin and asked to be seen sooner - the staff didn't care and booked my appointment over a month later. When my appointment finally came up, Sharma didn't even bother listening to me list my symptoms; her mannerisms were very rude and she interrupted me at the start of my sentences 5 times within the first two minutes of the appointment. She didn't seem to care about making a correct diagnoses - she made four of them because I kept up bringing new information since she didn't bother listening to me talk about my symptoms at the start of the appointment. She is as dumb as she is rude because she finally settled on "water allergies on my palms", which is completely absurd. Ultimately, going to Sharma was a HUGE waste of my time. Even if I didn't have to wait over a month to see her, I would still expect her to treat her patients with decency instead of the "you're a waste of my time" attitude that I got in the 5 minutes that she bothered to spend on me. I would also expect her not to leave her brain at home.
The doctor didn't see me 30 minutes after my appointment time . I was hoping the wait would be worth the consultation however she barely examined my skin at all as I went regarding acne and acne scars. She straight away recommended Accutane for the acne and some injections for my skin which were not even needed. Very upset from the experience as I was looking forward to this for months to get help for my skin.
Everything about my experience was terrible. The almost two hour long wait past my appointed time. Dr. Sharma's knowledge, if any, certainly wasn't present the day I was there...perhaps she's overworked or perhaps she just doesn't care about the people who are there to see her as a dermatologist. I waited almost two hours to see her for a mere 3 minutes. I've never met a doctor in my life that didn't listen, or do due diligence to help their patient. I ended up going back to my family doctor and explained what happened with her and what she wanted to do to treat my issue. He said he wasn't going to refer anyone else to Dr. Sharma. I saw another dematolgist and I'm happy to say my skin issue has been treated and healed! We no thanks to Dr. Sharma. Thankfully I didn't take the steps she wanted me to take or else I would be still paying out large amounts of money with no relief in sight. Dr. Sharma is not a reliable dermatologist.
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