Ratings for Dr. James P. Chandler
I had brain tumor surgery in November 2016 and Dr. Chandler 's skill in removing the tumor was excellent. However I question his knowledge of pharmagology. Post surgery he prescribed the anti seizure med. Kepra which I had a serious reaction to almost immediately. After tying to reachDr. Chandler I was only able to speak to his nurse practioner who was not attentive and would not return my internist calls and pages who I notified with my drug reaction. Dr. Chandler and his nurse were not available for my recovery after surgeryI wish they would have referred me immediately to a nuraligist for follow up care.
So I had a rare and very difficult tumor that 4 neurosurgeons told me was inoperable. The last neurosurgeon I saw said that if he had the same problem he would goto Dr. Chandler. At that point I knew he was my guy. Dr. Chandler removed skull base tumor without complications. I was home in3 days!!! I love this doctor. He is a gift from heaven!
I have not had surgery as of now, but I have met with him ànd members of is staff twice. He is such a wonderfull pèrson, warm, informative, has very warm, polite and caring demeanor. He and his staff creates an environment that is relaxed and stress free (although you r there for a life threatening or changing problem) he brings to the room a sense of calmness, he answer all your questions and explain what you donot understand. He has been a wonderful doctor on the two office visits with him. I trust in God (Jehovah) 1st who bless and guides Dr. Chandler in a caring way, which he gives to his patients, warmth, caring disposition, assuramce and confidemce that he will take care of you through a very turbulent time . Thanks and all allegiance to our God (JEHOVAH) for such a wonderful, pleasant and knowledgeable doctor.
Doctor Chandler is an amazing Doctor. My father had a super rare brain tumor, Doctor Chandler did everything in his power to help my Dad. We spent a significant amount of time at Northwestern under Doctor Chandler and Doctor Grimms care. When my Dad was first referred to Chandler I saw these reviews and was worried. However, it only took meeting Chandler in person once to put all of my families fears to rest. Doctor Chandler is brilliant, any nurse or Doctor at Northwestern will tell you that. Don't let reviews about his personality, etc. scare you away.
Dr. Chandler sat and answered all my question, I never felt. I had scheduled surgery in three weeks and when my situation changed he got me in for surgery a couple days later because he felt it would be better not to wait. I would recommend him to anyone.
Dr Chandler is a very knowledgeable and respected surgeon (it is clear from all other doctors and nurses in the hospital). That said, he is not as strong as providing patient education - if you ask, he tells a good answer, but if you don't ask then you don't get told. I also found there to be a lack of foresight about complications (even if minor) that could occur after a major brain surgery. He was going through a nurse transition and the timing to get to things was below expectations. I believe he is strong and a good choice on the actual surgery was made, but the follow up was/is left all up to me.
Dr. James P. Chandler's Credentials
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- University Of Maryland School Of Medicine (Grad. 1990)
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