Ratings for Dr. Noel Saines
I saw Dr Saines as an inpatient. I found him very thorough. He spent considerable time with me trying to get a comprehensive understanding of my complex medical history. He was interested, open, honest. I felt he explained my test results well. I thought his bedside manner was good. I have no complaints about my care.
I am an educated 58 year old woman, a psychologist, and felt totally patronised by Dr Saines. My GP had conducted a risk analysis for cardiovascular events - heart attack/stroke which provided a "high risk" profile. I have a history of preeclampsia of pregnancy, family stroke history and had been on hormone replacement therapy for 3 times the recommended time frame. My MRI showed "chronic small vessel ischemia" with several white matter hyperintensitites. Dr Saines was dismissive regarding my concerns for my health and my wanting clear information and guidance regarding my risk factors in order to make decision re lifestyle changes. He just said anyone can have white spots on MRI and it's usually nothing (ignoring the possibility that given my high risk factors and young(ish) age the white spots may be significant). He then went on to say that radiologists like to use "extreme definitions" He said he hadn't heard of preeclampsia causing life time increased stroke risk, and just said "there's nothing else we can do...you could take aspirin if you like...or I can do a lumber puncture if you want. Totally dismissive, and clearly not interested in a collaborative approach to patient health care, and out of touch with relevant current research. I ended up in tears and felt belittled and as though I were being an hysterical female because I wanted clear information and a treatment plan to prevent any/additional vascular damage I.e. ending up with a major stroke in the next 5 years.
Just A quack. I took my daughter to see this man as he was highly recommended, turns out he was more interested in saying it's all in her head & that she's exaggerating her symptoms. I do not recommend this doctor to anyone the old fool should retire
If I could leave a zero rating for helpfulness and knowledge I would. I am a medical professional myself, and I am gobsmacked at his negligent and dismissive attitude. My husband saw him because our usual neurologist was off sick and we were in the process of seeking a diagnosis. He had received the report of our recent test explicitly stating "significant impairment", which he of course did not disclose to us during the consultation, and when I asked him what did the test show, he rambled a few bits and pieces off the report and said "it was fine". As he could not work out a diagnosis, he condescendingly said I just have to accept that this is my husbands personality and a norm for him, DESPITE me repeatedly telling him that my husbands function and ability has deteriorated. He goes on to blithely say that further tests will just result in "diminishing yield" and essentially a waste of time. What a waste of time and money attending this "specialist"s surgery. Only upon exiting his surgery and asking his front desk staff for a copy of our test report did I see that the test shows a significant impairment. I would avoid this specialist like a plague.
Dr Noel Saines was not very helpful when my Daughter was admitted to Wesley for seizures , he took his time coming to see her and he let her have seizures to the point when she was admitted to ICU. Certainly an uncaring and cold individual with poor bedside manner . I don't understand how he is still operating as a neurologist with such bad reviews .
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