Ratings for Dr. Raju Hajela
Staff is reasonable however dr hajela is not. Terrible doctor. Doesn’t really seem to have knowledge on the subject at all and is to blinded by his own arrogance to figure anything out. Does not help you at all this man. I also get the feeling he isn’t a geniune or overly good person either.
Fantastic ataff and very punctual appointments. Dr. Hajela however is so rooted in his own biases as to ignore medical science. Refused to cite sources to me despite telling me all my own research was invalid because as he said "all the studies youve read are lies." Unable to express his logic and ideas in any meaningful way; very much the "because i said so" type.
I saw Dr. Hajela a couple years ago. He's sometimes unprofessional and carries a serious God complex and often fails to see the irony in his own addictive thinking. He truly is a very knowledgeable authority on the disease, but he knows, too, his patients are often mandated to see him. He has the market cornered and he takes advantage. His program, I think can certainly be effective for some people, but it's costly. His communication abilities are often lacking.
Dr Hajela is extremely knowledgeable about treating addiction and in his understanding of the science of how the addicted brain operates. He and his staff truly care about their patients. Dr Hajela's treatment and guidance helped me to recover from addiction and get my life back.
Report this man to the Alberta Health Services.!!! http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/about/patientfeedback.aspx I had the same experience as the last two people. Dr. Hajela was extremely rude, pushy and confrontational! He badgers his patience into giving answers he wants to hear and then claims your an alcoholic! The report he gave my employer was a creative work of fiction. No wonder it took him an extra 2 weeks to send the report. Thank god the company that deals with my short term disability disagreed with him and sent me to someone else. My case worker has said that's they've had numerous problems with his work! Don't let this company ruin your life by seeking out assistance for chronic pain.
I visited HUM , the Calgary private practice, and was completely shocked at the language used in the first meeting. I believe that Dr.Hajela works best only when he assumes total, uncontested control over his patients. He makes accusations, is confrontational, and uses unwarranted derogatory remarks within the first 15 minutes in his office. I was there to get advice on reducing my low opiate prescription that became a nuisance, then was besieged by sling and arrows, horrible draining experience. Also, they bill you big time if you cancel an appointment . Huge cash grab. Their best patients have these criteria: money, low self esteem, brain washable , bad addiction etc. It does not make sense to be told you need a long treatment of methadone for a 40mg daily dose of opiates , all prescribed by a qualified physician for chronic pain. This man, needs a review, as does his entire practice.
I was also a patient of Dr. Hajela in Kingston Ontario. I went for help and he condemned me to hardship. One of his first practice's is to get your license suspended which subsequently ensures you have to have follow ups with him. Costing money. He may of helped many but he should loose his license. That's why he is out West now because they removed his license in Ontario. And I'm happy to of been part of that crusade.
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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