Ratings for Dr. Kevin Lee
My rating is excellent because I have had progress with Dr Lee. He is a very pleasant Dr. His staff are also pleasant. He runs a very well organized practice. I have no serious issues. But I have a recommendation. At times I feel like I'm a bother when I ask some questions about my situation and I leave feeling like I should have been told more instead of getting the Coles Notes version. It is mostly my issue as I am very respectful of his time and the waiting patients time. I don't like to be forceful but at times I'm just not feeling confident in some of the treatment plans. He is very knowledgeable and some times I just need to pick his well educated brain on my concerns. I guess it's on me to push for the info I need to leave the confident. But again, I'm respectful of everyone else's time with him. This is not meant to be a bad review. He is a good specialist! I would recommend him. But if you leave feeling like you're missing information that may not be given out unless asked, stick to your guns and ask away. I'm a very patient person. I don't mind waiting extra time as I you can feel better about your treatment plans.
Dr. Lee did cataract surgery in both of my husbands eyes last year. My husband is a quadriplegic and Dr. Lee was very good Him. I just had surgery on my first eye and am anxious to get the other eye done. His staff is extremely friendly and the office is run like clockwork. We have nothing but good things to say about Dr. Lee and his staff. I believe if you put your best attitude forward you will be treated in kind.
I found Dr Kevin Lee very professional, patient and thorough; only had to wait 1½ weeks for an evaluation appointment, then a mere one more week before my much needed laser surgery was performed. To me, that’s exceptional, for which I am exceedingly grateful. In Elliot Lake, we used to have a surgeon that came to look after patients here, but just a few months ago that ceased to exist; now everyone has to drive either to Sudbury or Sault Ste Marie for treatment, on top of which, for eye surgery you must have someone accompany you; another very difficult requirement for seniors who live on their own, and all at a great cost to our medical health system. Dr Lee’s receptionist was equally terrific with a great sense of humour, although for first visit, she did ask that I bring a few items that were not necessary; but there again, when travelling such distances, better to have more, than less. I even got the first appointment phone call on a Sunday! All in all, a great doctor and staff! Thank you!
I saw Dr. Lee a few years ago. I had suddenly lost my near vision, within 3 hours I went from nearly normal vision to literally not being able to read one word. Between breakfast and lunch I went nearly blind (for close vision). It was terrifying. I was referred to Dr. Lee via the emergency department. He did fit me in quickly, which is the one thing I give him credit for, but he gave the bare minimum evaluation, never did give me a diagnosis, never helped me, did not follow up, made no great effort to really find out what was wrong. The worst thing was that the receptionist was callous and cold, she did not treat me with respect, she apparently had no empathy and she was barely civil. (Dr. Lee was neutral, not hateful but not engaging either. ) I was devastated. Dr. Lee saw a packed room of people in a really short time, less than five minutes each. My impression was that he was seeing people as fast as possible to make as much money as possible. I went next door to Dr. Monique Binks the same day. She gave me all the tests that Dr. Lee had given me, then she added a far more thorough examination with many more tests, and she actually cared that I had suddenly gone almost blind. However, I finally found out what was wrong through a doctor I paid over the internet, for under $100. (I had a rare but well documented side effect of Prednisone, and my vision improved over a period of months as I was weaned off Prednisone and then gradually recovered). It's pretty sad that Dr. Lee could not provide a diagnosis when he actually had me in his office with all of his equipment and medical manuals. On the other hand, the internet Dr. asked many many questions, really took the time to listen and think, and she figured it out. Oh, and BTW, I am not the patient that Dr. Lee has discredited in a previous review, I have never written about him on this site before and I don't know the other person.
Never did see the doctor as I needed a driver because of the drops.....his receptionist treated me like I was a child and wanted to give me a note so I would remember what I had to do.....she then talked to Dr. Lee and had my appointment cancelled.....not impressed with the patient care by this office .
Had a retinal detachment. Dr. Lee saw me immediately and set up surgery for me in Toronto the next day with a retinal surgeon. Explained everything and calmed me down even though I was freaking out. I'm still 20/20 in that eye. I would recommend him to everyone.
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