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Prescribed my 13 yr old daughter a cream without really explaining what she had. Filled the prescription- $300- only to read the side affect of taking it was cancer. Researched what the Pharmacist told me it was meant to treat and discovered it could be outgrown. Returned the prescription, two years later and the spots disappeared long ago and have not retutned. Not impressed here are several other Dermatologists to choose from in Niagara. The Pharmacist though seems very qualified and deserves 5 stars
I have had two appointments with Dr. Sloan which were horrible! I gave him the benefit of the doubt (thinking he might have had an "off" day on my first visit) and kept my appointment for the second time. First of all, he makes no eye contact whatsoever and I felt like I was really imposing on his time . I told his assistant I wanted to have a full body check so she gave me a gown. Dr. Slaon walked in to the room, asked me what he could do for me as he sat with his back to me looking at my chart. He bagan talking about rosacea, still not looking at me. I was so confused about his behavior that I asked him if it was actually my chart and I repeated my name. He took a spray can and started spraying my face without any explanation (he did say, "shut your eyes") I told him I wanted a full body check, he paid no attention. After I left I was so frustrated with him I came back to the office and spoke with an employee at the reception (She was a very professional and kind person) She asked Dr. Sloan to come back into the room to see me. I asked him "why did I put a gown on if you were not planning to examine me. He said "I did examine you all over" I realized then that I would never return to him since that was a blatant lie. On a rating of 1 to 10 I would give him a minus 2
I have had many skin problems over the years, and have seen many different dermatologists and doctors about them (rosacea, acne, eczema). Dr. Sloan's office staff is great, and he moves appointments along VERY quickly (in and out in as little time as possible) so it's great that you aren't waiting long. He doesn't have much of a bedside manner and really seems focused on time management and getting in as many people as he can, more than actually treating issues. I usually end up doing my own research, then going in and telling him what I need. Also, his office is supposedly closed Wed and Fri afternoons, but they don't answer the phones on Wed or Fri mornings either, which is really inconvenient. I've had worse experiences with other doctors though, so I continue with Dr Sloan for lack of other options in the Niagara area.
Our skin is now rebelling because of our childhood sunburns. Nothing was known then, so don't blame us, or start spraying liquid nitrogen without an explanation, and besides, it hurts. Tell us it blisters, and makes our skin ugly. How can we give 5 stars for knowledge when you don't share it, Doctor. Re-read the Hippocratic Oath! Do unto your patients as you would have your specialist do unto you. Enjoy your Ferrari! Do Drs. Read their own ratings?
This doctor's office is like a conveyor belt in a factory. Hope your problem doesn't take more than 5 minutes to resolve because patients will be piled up everywhere.
And also, I hope you don't have a job or life so you can wait around to catch their phone call otherwise you wouldn't get an appointment with other specialists since they will not leave the information on voicemail.
Dr. Sloan has been my doctor since I was diagnosed with Melanoma. This year a family physician saw a reoccurence at surgical site, staff with Dr. Sloans office said they could take me in 7 months. My first melanoma caused 3 brain tumors, and now he is "too busy" to take me because OHIP doesn't pay as well as Botox apparantly. Sham on the new Dr. Sloan !!!!
I have required regular skin treatments for many years. When my previous dermatologist retired, I was referred to Dr. Sloan. The office staff were friendly and efficient, but the place, with lots of ads and literature about botox and other cosmetic procedures had an atmosphere more of a money making beauty salon than a medical office. Even the paintings on the wall were for sale. Each visit by Dr. Sloan followed the same pattern: shirt removal, quick liquid nitrogen spray, file entry and goodbye. After the second visit, I took to timing from when he entered the consulting room until he left. Longest time 2 mins, 14 secs. Shortest time 2 mins. 3 secs. Obviously OHIP doesn't pay as much as cosmetics, but the hourly rate must still be phenominal.
Worst experience I've ever had.
When I was a teenager, I had very mild acne that went away on it's own like most teens. I'm now 26 and have had moderate to severe acne for the past 3-4 years. I've tried almost everything and spent hundreds of dollars on different acne fighting cleansers, toners, creams and spot treatments. And of course I've spent hundreds of dollars on high end foundations on concealers to high my terrible acne. I've tried almost every drug store brand of face wash you can think of, I've tried Proactiv, Mario Badescu, Arbonne, Bare Bones, Ole Hendrikson and all have worked for the first few months but once my skin got used to these products, I'd end up back where I started. I even changed my diet. For a short while I became obsessed with lime greek yogurt and ate it for breakfast almost every day not realizing at first that it gave me huge cystic breakouts around my chin. I quickly cut out all dairy and after a month my cystic acne went away. But I still had my normal breakouts especially around my period not to mention some scarring and a lot of redness especially around my chin and jawline. My acne has been so awful that even my Kat Von D concealer can't cover up my breakouts and that stuff can cover up tattoos! I've thought about every possible scenario - it can't be the make up I'm using because I only use high end make up on my face, it can't be my diet because I eat very healthy and exercise regularly, still no dairy, very little bread, very little sweets and I drink a lake of water every single day. I've even thought about taking milk thistle which is an oral medication used to help the liver function better. Acne breakouts occur in different areas for different reasons, if you break out around the chin it can be because of your digestion or your liver is not processing the way it's supposed to. However milk thistle is in the ragweed family which I am allergic to....
My acne has been so frustrating that I can't leave the house without make up on. I feel so self conscious that I can't even go to the gym or pump gas without even a little concealer on.
My last hope was seeing a dermatologist. The one person that has all the answers to everything skin related, including acne. My family doctor referred me to Dr. Sloan so after waiting 6 months for an appointment I was so excited to finally get down to the bottom of my acne; why I was getting these break outs and how I can get rid of my redness and scarring.
When I arrived at the clinic I waited 25 minutes to see the doctor which was to be expected. When I finally saw him, I felt like the appointment lasted 5 minutes. I felt very rushed and wasn't even able to ask any questions. When he asked me a question, I started to respond and he would cut me off and ask another question. Caught off guard, I'd start to answer the next question and get cut off again. He'd ask me if I've been on birth control and I tried to tell him yes but I didn't have acne at the time and then he'd cut me off again and ask about my hormones and said I always break out during my period but it never clears, I'd move on to the next break out. I feel that he prescribed me the same thing he prescribes every acne patient even though every patient has a different form of acne and has different root of the cause. He didn't take the time to try and explore that with me. He did not take the time to explain to me what he was prescribing. He soon left and had sent another lady in with free samples but I had no idea if I was supposed to get my prescription filled for the samples I was getting or if it was for something totally different. Thankfully, the pharmacist and all the girls working at that desk were super friendly and helpful. At that point I was so frustrated I bawled my eyes out in front of them, I was so embarrassed but never felt so insignificant. One of the employees priced everything out for my and called my insurance company for me to find out how much would be covered which I'll be going back tomorrow to see how much everything will cost. If it's affordable I'll give it all a try because I've tried it all and I'm quickly losing hope. I'm nervous to try TactuPump because the reviews are just awful. I'm scheduled to see Dr Sloan again in two months and if everything he prescribed works then I guess I have nothing to complain about it that regard but if this fails I will not be going back. This was by far the worst experience, I've never felt so belittled and frustrated. Dr Sloan was supposed to answer all my questions and get me the help I've been needing for years and I left feeling so unsatisfied and confused. I'm tired of slapping on layers of make up to hide my face from everyone, I'm tired of being too insecure to look into the eyes of the person speaking to me. I need help and Dr Sloan was the opposite of that...
I was referred by my family doctor. I did not have any issues with the reception. I did not have to wait very long. However he looked at me for 5 seconds and said I have a skin disease. He handed me a pamphlet. He asked why I went to see an allergist. I answered that I had mysterious hives for the last few months and that I had to try to figure out the reason because I could not continue taking allergy pills due to the fact that I was trying to conceive. He asked if I have a drug plan. He prescribed 3 expensive medications. Later that day I picked up the prescriptions and was reading the information when I realised that every single one of them says to not use during OR before pregnancy. One of the pills said that you need to use a very reliable form of birth control due to serious birth defects! I called the following day and was told to only use the one face cream. Follow up appointment 2 months later - no improvement in the condition whatsoever. He told me to stop trying to conceive so I vantake the pills. Like an idiot I obeyed him. Wasted 4 months of my life taking those pills with yet again NO improvement. As soon as I stopped taking the pills - MASSIVE flare up of the condition. This doctor has no interest in his patients' quality of life.
Receptionist and staff are ok. Any time I've been there I get the feeling I'm inconveniencing him. For cosmetic stuff sure I guess he's ok, but if I had any serious concerns I can't say id be comfortable returning.
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