Ratings for Dr. Eng Chan
Dr. Chan is a very busy, and very knowledgeable doctor. Her diagnoses are accurate, she offers practical treatment options. She doesn't have time for hand holding, but is compassionate and fair. I have rarely waited more than 15 min to see her, and am very grateful to be her patient.
This is one of the worst doctors in the city. I went to see her for over a year and she was always late, and would not actually diagnose anything. I'm not terribly overweight, but could loose a few pounds. Any concerns I had were because I was "obese" (I can assure you i'm not obese) She then moved offices without notifying any of her patients. Luckily it was a blessing in disguise, found a far better Dr. LOOK ELSEWHERE trust me!
I have a massive medical history for my age. And I would come see her often, she is terrible. Absolutely terrible. I was having heart problems and she refused to test my cholesterol levels because of my age (I'm 22). I had them tested elsewhere and was immediately told to stop eating meat and other fats because my cholesterol was sky high. Whenever I would ask a question, or was VERY concerned about something she would say "Ohhh I don't know whats wrong with you, its all in your head". Well its not. I've now been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and fibromyalgia. She is inconsistant with her opinion on certain meds, she treats my mother who is also her patient like absolute Cr*P. She misdiagnosed my friends mothers cancer, and she ended up passing after 4 months. PLUS she;s told us that she is going into holistic healing now. Good riddance. On a plus.. The pharmacist is WONDERFUL. I recommend him. Not her.
I have been going to Dr. Chan for about 12 years now and she always remembers details of my life even though I don't go more than twice a year. The best thing about Eng-Lyn is that she tries a more natural approach to my problems before prescribing medication. For example, she suggested probiotics, vitamin B, and vitamin D for one of my issues. She was specific about the brand to use and even where to purchase it. I usually don't have to wait very long if I'm filling a prescription. She has no problem referring me onto specialists, but I usually have to ask. I also tend to have to ask for blood tests and for her to check my blood pressure, but again she has no qualms with this. I usually prompt her to go over my blood tests on my next visit. My only complaint is that she sometimes doesn't diagnose me by physically touching me in instances where I feel she should. Otherwise, she relies on results of tests to diagnose. Dr. Chan is amazing!
Whenever I see her, I feel like I come in with my own diagnosis, she looks at me for five seconds, assumes I'm correct in my diagnosis and then prescribes me heavy duty steroids. I had a mild scalp condition and she prescribed me steroids she told me she had never prescribed before and didnt know much about, and I once had a mild allergic rash, which she also prescribed steroids for. My pharmacist seems a lot more knowledgable on proper medications to use.
The waiting time is horrible... sometimes you have to wait as long as an hour past your apt time just to get in to see her. Then the only wait you can get anything from her, is if you know what you're there for. (i.e., I gained about 60 lbs in the period of one year! A little excessive I think, and the first thing she says to me when she walks in is 'Oh you got fat!'. Gee thanks, not like I don't know that already! I tell her that I wonder if I have a tyroid issue (hence the major weight gain) and she sends me for blood tests, which might I add, come back on the lower side of normal. That's it! Nothing further! Still don't know what's wrong with me. Tells me I can't eat pasta, rice, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, bread, but doesn't tell me what's wrong. Thanks to google I realised it's celiac disease!
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