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Dr. Karim runs a very professional practice. From the people in his office who are well organized and on top of things-to the wonderful nurses at the Jim Pattison Centre-to his kind bedside manner and skill. I was very apprehensive about having a colonoscopy, but it was a breeze. Don't be afraid to have a necessary colonoscopy, it may save your life. Dr. Karim and his staff are skilled professionals. Thank-you!!
Met him for the 1st time after he did a colonoscopy on me. He had nothing but that... no medical info/ file on me at all. He asked no questions re history, present issue, about anything.
I was in agony, extreme pain and could not sit, stand or walk but he ignored all that... indeed he refused to allow me to lay down to alleviate the pain.
He is too lazy to be bothered to diagnose in any shape or form. Told me I had IBS ( the lazy dr's diagnosis ) ... I don't ... and told me never to bother him again.
Found a competent dr after his callous indifference and incompetence and finally got respectable medical care.
Dr Karim is an amazing Doctor. My son became extremely ill with crohn's disease last year and ended up in the hospital for over a month. Dr. Karim checked up on him frequently and called me at home to discuss if I missed his visit. He even went out of his way to call us at home on a Sunday after my son was released from the hospital. He did everything to make my son's hospital stay as comfortable as could be. And when we were faced with some very difficult decisions regarding medications and side effects, he listened to every last one of my concerns and helped me through the process to make the right decision. A year later, my son is doing great on Dr. Karim's treatment. We couldn't ask for a more caring, knowledgeable person.
This Doctor does not have what it takes to be a Gastroenterologist. Dr Karim needs to go back to school. I met with him and he was not being serious with my health issues. I saw another Gastroenterologist he was amazing did every test to find out my issue ands he did and I am now on pills which have been helping me very much. Dr Karim No test your fine it's normal what's that un real.
I had to see multiple other specialists who couldnt figure out why i was suffering with pain and diarrhea, but Dr. karim took the time to investigate and listen to my symptoms. He didnt give up and eventually found i have an extremely rare disease that no one else thought of. i'm on treatment now and have my life back. A smart young doctor, very thorough and up to date .
I don't frequently leave reviews for doctors, but when I do it's because there is something exceptional. Here the exceptional is, unfortunately, bad.
Dr. Karim had me diagnosed within 10 minutes of seeing me. I will give him credit for listening to what I had to say, but the fact that he had already dismissed me before I even opened my mouth negated anything else.
I came to see him because of how severe my stomach problems had become, I had severe difficulties in eating or doing anything, and while he agreed to do a scope to rule out an ulcer, which I was sure I had due to the symptoms and pain, he didn't even consider a diagnosis beyond "Functional Dyspepsia".
Once I had the scope, which he did a terrible job at and caused me weeks of throat pain (something I'd never experienced from other scopes I've had in the past) and confirmed it was clear, I went back to see him being in worse pain and having even worse discomfort only to have him tell me that everything "looked fine" and that I should feel comforted that it wasn't anything serious. While I am grateful that it wasn't an ulcer or a tumor, I'd state pretty emphatically that barely being able to eat and having 24/7 severe reflux isn't "serious". I tried everything known to man with regards to treating functional dyspepsia, from medication he suggested to significant dietary changes and even though I found absolutely no resolution from my symptoms, I still walked out of his office with no other answers, just ANOTHER pamphlet on FD.
It's been a few months since I last saw him and my problems have gotten progressively worse. I'm desperately trying to get another referral, and wasted easily half a year waiting to see him.
I'm sure for simple, straightforward stuff he's a great doctor, but if things are a bit complex or off the beaten path he seems to be useless. I just wish I hadn't wasted my time getting referred to him.
Excellent all-around doctor!!! Caring, knowledgeable, and thoroughly prepared in a patient's medical history before they enter his office. I have seen too many unprofessional and uncaring doctors who are too lazy to prepare beforehand and skim through the patient's file while talking to them. And since multitasking is a myth, they and up missing or undervaluing much essential, medical info. You will never have to worry about this with Dr. Karim!!
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