Ratings for Dr. Steven Katz
Useless doctor. I was on Enbrel for my RA and did not have coverage. All this doctor needed to do was fill out the paperwork for me to get coverage through blue cross. He refused and I ended up paying thousands of dollars out of pocket for the drug. I moved to Calgary and saw a new rheumatologist who did not understand why I was paying. She filled out the paperwork and got coverage right away. Terrible and incompetent doctor. Would never recommend him.
My experience with Dr Katz was terrible. I first saw him when I was only 19 years old and he was convinced I have RA, even though there is no evidence in my blood work, xrays etc.. He put me on really aggressive drugs that made me incredibly ill and gain weight. I told him the drugs weren't working, he said 'Yes they are'. I said 'I don't want to take them anymore' and he said 'it benefits us for you to take them'. Like I give a s*** if it benefits you! I want to feel better... I told him the biologics he put me on made me gain 20 lbs in 2 months and he said NO and that it was my fault. That was the last straw after 2 years of these shenanigans. I would not go to this doctor again with a gun to my head..
I am honestly surprised to see any negative reviews about Dr Katz. After a terrible experience with a different rheumatologist and over 2 years of debilitating and excruciating pain causing me to have to reduce work hours (I was only 30 years old at the time!) I was lucky to be referred to Dr Katz by my aunt. He is an extremely intelligent doctor who listens to my requests and has helped me return to work full time. He has made this terrible disease manageable and way less scary. I would recommend him to anyone.
This moron misdiagnosed me with RA. He wanted to push drugs more than have a logical conversation. He is not affiliated with the University either. That is a private clinic using the UOfA s office space.
He does not give me any information. I have yet to see any proof that I have RA except that Dr Katz says so... The nurse said she felt 4 swollen joints. That doesn't seem like enough to me. Nor did it to the nurse. He doesn't care if I'm feeling better. He just wants to push drugs on me and make me feel like a crazy person for asking questions. I refuse to continue seeing this terrible doctor.
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