Ratings for Dr. Ashok Nadkarni
Had the misfortune to meet this Dr. in the ER as I had no family doctor, he told me not to go to ER as I had to find a family Dr. and didn't think I was trying to find one, someone I know took four years to find a family Dr, in this area! I found this guy to be exceptionally rude and ignorant, would not recommend him to anyone! An embarrassment to the medical profession!
Horrible physician. He was my GP until I decided that I was better of without any doctor at all. I continuously asked to be referred to a mental health specialist for debilitating depression. He never referred me. He wouldn't even change my medications or adjust the dosage; he never once even asked if I ever thought about suicide. During Mental Health Awareness Week, when I yet AGAIN mentioned my depression and fatigue, he said to me,"I'll show you REAL suffering.", gesturing to the inpatient ward. So Mental Illness is a waste of his time perhaps? Maybe he should limit his practice to taking blood pressure because he's not much good for anything else. Now he works in the ER. Buddy, time to retire.
Excellent Doctor. If he can't find the problem he'll refer you to a specialist and if the wait is too long he'll call and plead your case. He follows up with patients, treats you like a human being. Easy to talk to. Also never had a problem with his office sending and faxing materials needed by specialists. His office is only open 2 days a week, but for urgent cases he will see you in emerg if you need to go back.
He came from the Maritimes to take over an existing practice. Once he was established, his office was not opened on a regular basis. His interests was to work in emergency as much as possible, where the nursing staff were responsible for the duties that his secretary would have to perform, if he saw patients in his office. Many of his patients transferred to another doctor, when she opened a new practice. Apparently, it was with his blessing that she take on his patients.
I just met him for the first time in Emergency and would NEVER recommend him to anyone! He was rude, arrogant and had zero bedside manner. Was more concerned with smoking than the issue that took me to emerge. After approximately a 1 minute exam post a 3 hour wait for my shortness of breath due to pneumonia, I was dismissed. waste of time!
He was my family doctor when I used to live in the Maritimes. I loved him. I was a patient of his for over 16 years. Unfortunatly I moved to Ontario. Now I learn that he is in Ontario. Too bad he is just too far from my house cause I would definitely go back to him in a heartbeat. He is caring, listens to you and takes time to explain everything to you.
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