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Dr. Budning and his staff are not personal at all. This is not a happy practice. It is never a nice experience to go there. My son has been going there for over a year and we have quit on him! He is always late, not very approachable, hates to answer any questions and is kind of rude.
I would not recommend this doctor to anybody. You do not feel comfortable talking to him.
In response to comments below, Dr. Budning is correct in saying optometrists are not medical doctors. They are doctors in optometry. Dr. B is an Ophthalmologist, which is a medical doctor. I highly doubt he is concerned about OHIP billing, considering he works as a specialist at sick kids and his wait list can be up to 2 years long in his own practice. Specialists in Ophthalmology are surgeons and researchers. Optometrists have their own role as well in providing eye care, but they are not medical doctors. You are lucky to have seen him. I'm trying to get an appointment for my son and it has a real challenge. I've got to see an optometrist first and then I can get a faster referral.
This Doctor and most of his staff are horrible. My daughter had surgery with this man in April. We are now in September and her eye is killing her. We have tried to call to make an appointment and get nothing. No concern about his patients at all. He does not tell you about complications that can occur. Even after the surgery he would not come and talk to us until the hospital nurses cornered him and made him chat with us. The surgery did not correct what he said it would do. Shame on your Dr. Budning for letting your staff not get messages to you.
I got a referral from my optometrist and Dr. Budning did both my eye surgeries. He helped me with the process of eye surgery and my surgery were quite quick. He truly cares about his patients and I would recommend him to everyone! He truly made a difference in my life.
I was referred by my optometrist and it was not brought up once, no issue there. I was referred in December, had my first appointment in February, and could have had the surgery as early as March (I opted for May). As an adult with strabismus, I needed a re-alignment to correct some muscles that had weakened since my childhood surgery. I was quite nervous and unsure if it was the right thing to do, but Dr. Budning patiently answered my questions. I found that he would answer anything I asked but otherwise he was pretty quiet. The surgery went so well, I am thrilled with the results and I would refer anyone to him in a heartbeat.
Dr. Budning is a wonderful surgeon. He transformed our daughter's eyes, and she can see very well now. For the first time in over a year, she has proper alignment. His work was truly unbelievable. A miracle in our opinion. He performed bilateral strabismus repair surgery on our 2 year old daughter in March 2015. Leading up to the surgery, his office was great, the staff was very friendly and answered all of our questions. Credit Valley Hospital was wonderful and everyone so caring. We went in the day after surgery to Dr. Budning’s office and he answered all of our questions and concerns. All we can say is this; it is very stressful and difficult having a child with severe strabismus. All parent’s can hope for is to fix this problem, and Dr. Budning was the one for us. We truly couldn’t be happier. He is the best of the best. We feel absolutely privileged to have him as our daughter’s surgeon and ongoing ophthalmologist.
Mark & Renata Milligan
Give yourself between 1.5 - 3 hours for every visit. He criticised my optometrist too. My referral came from my optometrist, he told me to get another referral from my family doctor because he said he won't get any payment from OHIP if the referral came from optometrist ("They are not real doctors!" is what he told me). When I asked my FD, he said,"Don't worry, he still got payment from OHIP, only not as much when ref came from FD." Shame on you Dr Budning!
I have taken both my children to Dr.Budning on separate occasions and will not be going back. He criticised optometrist care and told me to bring my youngest to him. For my youngest we waited 3 months for our appointment, day off work, day off school. When we got there, he wasn't even in the office!! We were seen by a some person who did some kind of exam in the hall, likely not more qualified than an optometrist as they didn't even do a full eye exam. He is to return in 5 months - what for? Staff is rude, wait times are outrageous, Dr.Budning is arrogant. Did nothing for my kids so not going back.
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