Ratings for Dr. Michael Kliman
I honestly have no idea how some people on here experienced this MD as anything but fantastic. I waited 10-15 minutes at his clinic. He made me feel empowered with choice. He's clearly very good at what he does. Overall, I'm looking forward to surgery with Dr. Kliman and would very much recommend him based on my consult with him.
I found him not unpleasant but he was very perfunctory with me when I compare it to how he interacted with some of his other patients. He clearly has his preferred customers where he engages just a little more and is just a little more detailed in terms of treatment advice. If you are seeing him via the St Joseph's hospital fracture clinic, be prepared to wait 1-3 hours for your appointment with 100 other patients in the waiting room.
I find Dr Kliman to be very Attentive, Compassionate and k\Knowledgeable about My Foot Problems that I've been suffering from for the past 3-4 years - He always greets me with a Smile and Knows My situation Very Well - His Professionalism is Outstanding and I'm so very Glad He's on My Team of Doctors who Care about Me and My Issues - We are Trying to Avoid Surgery is Possible and So Far So Good - Keep Up the Great Work Dr. Kliman - We'll Be Seeing Each Other Again -
I read some of the negative comments and I'm shocked particularly the Canadian doctor basher. I am a healthcare professional and this guy is fantastic. He runs his office well, his secretary is lovely and on the ball. He is the benchmark for all physicians. Courteous, respectful, kind and knowledgable. If your looking for someone to mollycoddle you call your mum.
I went for an initial consulation with Dr. Kliman. He didn't seem to value me and so, sadly, I didn't value him either. I had heard good things about Dr. Kliman so I was very disappointed with him. I said, "Dr. Kliman, don't you think I should have an MRI or ultra sound to figure out what my problems are, as my previous surgeon had recommended but didn't follow through with? Dr. Kliman just gave me a "look". Okay, I thought, here we go again - another Cdn physican that doesn't care or value his patients. I must admit, I have wondered why Dr. Kliman has such a good rating here. To be honest, he doesn't seem to care about his patients. I ended up going to Florida for treatment. Wow!The physicans in the U.S.A. are absolutely amazing! A team of orthopaedic surgeons and other specialists VERY quickly diagnosed me and set up a plan of action for treatment. It cost me $600 U.S. for treatment. Why were 2 Cdn physicians/suregons unable to diagnose me? Canada's health care system stinks and so do the surgeons! I love the American Healthcare System. CANADA's HEALTHCARE SYSTEM STINKS.
I had an initial consultation and found Dr. Klimen and staff pleasant and knowledgeable. Dr. Klimen spent time to explain the options, how the procedure would work and asked me to take a few days to think about my decision. There was no pressure and no rush with my visit. I feel totally comfortable proceeding with my surgery.
I see Dr.Kliman on a regular basis for many years now. I crushed my foot and developed terrible infections. Through surgeries and medication to control the infections Dr Kliman saved my right leg! He is the best there is. I read some of these negative reviews and I shake my head because I have never experienced or witnessed any of these things with him or his staff. Yes his clinics are extremely busy but he is thorough and he knows his stuff!!! Thanks Dr Kliman and all the staff for all that you do we are lucky to have you! Sincerely and greatful Steve .B.
I waited over a year to see Dr. Kliman for a very painful bunion. As I sat in the waiting room I listened to his secretary dismiss and belittle a patient who was talking about being in pain and the secretary abruptly answered well there are lots if people in pain. When I got in to see the doctor he looked at my foot and said the pain was not from the bunion but arthritis. I brought an x ray on disk which he said he couldn't look at because his computer didn't work so he said he would look at it in his secretary's computer which he never did. When I started to ask him questions about the pain he looked at me like 'you're wasting my time' and brushes off all my questions. It became very clear, very quickly that he had no interest in helping me so I got up and left. So disappointed after waiting for over a year to see someone who I'm told could help me with this debilitating pain and deformity to be treated like I was a nuisance. I do not recommend this doctor. I am going to see dr. Hartley Milchen, a podiatrist. When I called his secretary was lovely and I got an appointment within two weeks. Don't waste your time or your hope in Mr. Kliman.
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