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Ratings for Dr. Raju Hajela

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I was a patient of Dr. Hajela's during the time he practiced in Kingston Ontario. The man saved my life. I had been drinking heavily for two years and taking benzodiazipines daily for at least 14 years by the time I was referred to him. Not only did this man help me wean off of these two substances, he came to my home to check on me and was available by phone if my husband or I ever needed him while I detoxed. If you're fortunate enough to become a patient, you will find your life much better after you've received treatment and counselling from Dr. Hajela. He will always hold a special place in my heart and I am so grateful for the life I have today because I listened. He is sorely missed in this area.

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flag | Submitted October 15, 2015

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Very late for appointment, unapologetic, adversarial conversation, no records outside of what's on his website that he actually went to Harvard School of Public Health. Very poor first impression and questionable ethics displayed by Dr. Hajela

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flag | Submitted July 7, 2015

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Not impressed. Save your money. The assessment is a cash grab outside the health care system. Dr. Hajala buys is self serving. Very disappointed. Had higher expectations for a so called expert.

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flag | Submitted May 20, 2015

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I was a patient of Dr. Hajela`s in Kingston during the mid-late 1990`s. From what I have read above he has not altered his excellent patient-care style and ethics. My partner and I had been addicted to Heroin for 17+ years, and Dr. Hajela was instrumental in creating the better life that we live today. His receptionist Tracy was an angel, and every RH`s wife "R" was involved. Our first few appt`s with him were in the basement office in his home! Calgary`s addict population is luckier than they could ever know!

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flag | Submitted November 24, 2014

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For a person like myself that suffers from chronic pain I find that Dr. Hajela is very judgemental and should get to know his clients a bit more before he sends an evaluation. Also of note is that he does mix up your words and calls you an addict when you are not, the reason why I am saying this is because that is what he called me. I did not appreciate it and I've dealt with people/clients who are addicts. He called me an alcoholic even though I only have a drink maybe once a month or on special occasions. If someone asked me if I would refer him I would only do it if I felt that they needed help or a professional opinion.

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flag | Submitted September 5, 2013

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This dr has been a life saver for me. I am a alcoholic in recovery. Tried treatment since the age of 17- and my old family dr gave up on me & basically told me she couldn't help me. The times I have seen dr H, he's been professional, kind, understanding, & considerate. Their office treats people with addiction with respect and dignity, which was hard to find. He also takes one hour to sit and talk with you, and I've never had any doctor do that. He sent me for blood work & found I had a thyroid problem & my old dr missed this, or just didn't care. I had to pay $400, for the 1st two appointments, where a psychologist, councillor, and other tests are not covered by AHC, but dr H is covered, & it was well worth it. He is the only addiction dr in Calgary & has almost 30 years of experience. He has been the best dr ever for me!

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flag | Submitted December 16, 2012

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Dr Hejela saved my life. I was a cronic alcoholic. Drinking more than 30oz of Vodka a day. I have been to rehab ( waste of Money ) went to AA. ( Bunch of religious sob sacks, just looking for someone to feel sorry for them). Every doctor i have seen was afraid to treat me the way i need to be treated> they all wanted to refer me to someone else or some "program". Dr Hagela gave me what i need- ANTABUS-when this drug is taken with alcohol, you will experiance severe pain similar to food posioning. You just plan connot drink while taking it. Only a handfull of doctors are educated enough to prescrib it, and Dr Hajela is one of them. The drug will only work if you take it and want to quit. Once taken you no longer have a choice you just can drink. Thanks Dr Hejela, you saved me and my family.

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flag | Submitted October 20, 2010

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He has been my only hope! After moving here for work from back East,I have been waiting for knee transplants for the past several years and have been on heavy narcotics to kill the pain so that I can work and have somehat of a normal life,I needed my prescriptions filled after being here for a few months,Every other Doctor in Calgary treated me like I was worthless and was just looking for a fix, he had gone above and beyond what is expected of a doctor, He takes the time to explain things to you and is extremely helpful with medical and non-medical issues.Its too bad this health care system dosen't have more doctors like Dr.Hajela,Thanks Doc

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flag | Submitted July 21, 2010

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he is self serving in calgary trying to make a name for himself and his new business

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flag | Submitted June 14, 2010

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People who suffer from addiction are sick people mentally. The negative comments here are by these type of people and likely didn't want to hear the brutal truth that he will give you. He genuinely cares and this is very apparent in that he gives you an hour of his time for every visit; I'm not aware of any other doctor that does that as they are compensated by our government based on number of patients seen. He has been a tremendous help to me and when I listen to what he says I find the answers are right there in front of me. I sincerely doubt the hepatitus response and sounds like there are greater issues at hand here. If you do a bit of research with regards to the positions that he has/does hold and some of his many accolades, you will see that we are lucky to have him here in Calgary. He has helped me and hundreds of people in the addiction community that I personally know. If you truly want help, see him, if you want someone to tell you want to hear, go elsewher, he cares!

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Submitted February 6, 2009

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Updates

  • A new 4.8-star rating has been posted. "I was a patient of Dr. Hajela's during the time he practiced in Kingston Ontario. The man saved my life. I had been drinking heavily for two years and taking..."

    October 15, 2015
  • A new 1.2-star rating has been posted. "Very late for appointment, unapologetic, adversarial conversation, no records outside of what's on his website that he actually went to Harvard School of Public..."

    July 7, 2015
  • Website has been updated from "None" to "http://www.healthupwardlymobile.net/". Postal Code has been updated from "T1Y0" to "T2S". Address has been updated from "None" to "320 23 Avenue Southwest". Phone Number has been updated from "None" to "14035362480".

    June 3, 2015
  • A new 2-star rating has been posted. "Not impressed. Save your money. The assessment is a cash grab outside the health care system. Dr. Hajala buys is self serving. Very disappointed. Had higher e..."

    May 20, 2015
  • A new 5-star rating has been posted. "I was a patient of Dr. Hajela`s in Kingston during the mid-late 1990`s. From what I have read above he has not altered his excellent patient-care style and ethi..."

    November 24, 2014
  • 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed

    June 18, 2013
  • 2 negative duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed

    April 18, 2011


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