Ratings for Dr. Earl Cooperman
The person commenting below is evidently unaware that Dr. Cooperman had to resign from the College of Physicians. That sort of outcome is not as a result of competent, respectful behaviour. No one is expecting perfection, but Dr. Cooperman failed to maintain the standards any reasonable person would expect of a doctor.
Dr. Cooperman was my pediatrician growing up, and I am shocked by some of the comments here. Maybe not that shocked, considering people tend to write more about issues than good experiences. Dr. Cooperman was an excellent pediatrician to both myself and my younger sister. Why does it matter how someone dresses or if they coddle your children? Pediatricians are not there to praise your child or give you the idea that you are superior parents. They are there to help your child get better. If they are short with you, or even rude at times, there might be something you've done. For instance, I recall once Dr. Cooperman removed me from a waiting room for misbehaviour. I was definitely misbehaving. My parents didn't mind because they knew I was misbehaving. As for misdiagnosis, all doctors, as all humans, make mistakes. Dr. Cooperman was respectful, and he was knowledgeable, he didn't treat children like china dolls, but he respected children and their parents, if he in turn was respected.
We have known Dr. Cooperman for 26 years, but we had to seek a different doctor about 10 years ago because of his inconsistent performance and strange behaviour. He made inappropriate remarks in front of our daughter and also misled us on our son's allergy tests. Looking back, we overlooked a lot of oddities, but he went too far, too often. I would not expose any child to this person.
We used Dr. Cooperman for our twinn daughters for nearly 14 years. While many yuppie parents may find him opinionated and brash, we always liked his old school, common sense, no nonsense , approach. After all he is there to provide medical treatment and advice, not to stroke the parents ego.
Both my kids had seen this man for on call and I can't remember a worst physician. Rude is attitude and talks down to parents. I remembered avoid going to the clinic at all when I found out he was there. It would have been a waste of time.
I took my child to Cooperman since he was the person on call. I refuse to refer to him as a physician because I found him to be totally rude, disrespectful, and inconsiderate. I believe that the reason individuals go to doctor's is to obtain professional advice and they should not leave with more problems as my child did that day. After visiting this man, and after having him humiliate my child, I left his office thinking that I would never subject my child to this "doctor" again. Since our visit to Cooperman my child has been experiencing depression and anxiety. He has been demonstrating very low self-esteem. This is why I have decided to report him to the Ontario Medical Association. It is people like him that give the medical profession a bad name. I've been hearing that he will be retiring soon. He should consider doing this ASAP!!! The sooner that he ends his medical career the better-off our children will be. No child deserves what my child received that day!
My daughter has been a patient of Dr. Cooperman's for the last 2 yrs. and the only reason i saw him in the first place was because he was the dr. at the hospital the day she was born. I have been trying ever since our 2nd visit to find a new dr. as Dr. Cooperman is very rude, harsh, not helpful at all and always rushes me through the appointment and dismisses my concerns about my daughter's health with a wave of his hand and a "don't worry about it...parents worry way too much about their children"!! WHAT??? he is not thorough AT ALL and shows very little if any concern at all for the patients. his bedside manner leaves much to be desired and i would not reccommend him to anyone. He is very close to retirement and he should not hesitate on that!! GO NOW! My daughter refers to him as: "that mean old man!" that says it all right there doesn't it?
Cooperman was very unhelpful and very rude!!! He didn't wash his hands before handling my 2 week old preemie daughter and refused to treat her case of thrush that has resulted in poor feeding and bad gas and the risk of passing it on to mom. I would recommend you see anyone else before going to him.
Although I see there are some good reviews which I am quite surprised by I however WOULD NOT recommend this doctor to anyone. Yes it is a parents job to be the gentle ones and not the doctors but in the same token children do not understand this and the way children relate to people and learn to trust them is through kindness and a softer demeanor. I have seen him on several occasions and have not seen any kindness to anyone being the patient or the parents. He has missed diagnosed my daughter and my son on occasion and since the last time I absolutely refuse to go to him. When I know he is on call I either wait until Monday or call telehealth. My childrens lives are very important to me and he is looking for the money he gets for the appoints that he does nothing at.
We like Dr. Cooperman. He's been our son's doctor since the day he was born. Dr. Cooperman does not always give the warm and fuzzy feeling; but we like his no-nonsense, straight-forward style. He seems to always be in a hurry and can be short, but when there's really a problem, he does take the time to listen and give you what you need to care for your child. More importantly, he always make himself available. I've seen him ask children who cry and kick and scream in his office to leave (which may rub some parents the wrong way) but I agree with his approach. The crying kids would end up scaring other children anyway. All in all, we like Dr. Cooperman and his wife at the reception is great too.
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