Ratings for Dr. Ivanna Tataryn
I owe her my life. I had planned/hoped for a water birth at home with my midwife and ended up in the hospital instead. In my 38th week of pregnancy it was discovered that I had HELLP SYNDROME. I was stubborn beyond words/ not thinking clearly and refused a C-section. I was induced. Dr Amanda Aiken (ANGEL) left for the day and Dr. Tataryn was taking over. After pushing for nearly 3 hours, baby girl got stuck, was in distress and Dr T saved the day. Baby had shoulder distocia and was stuck under pubic bone. Nurses, NICU TEAM, and residents piled into the room... Dr T completely commanded the room. She had to give me a huge episiotomy(had to pull baby's arm over her head to get her out!!) and I tore 4th degree---but she saved our lives. Baby was 10lbs (my 1st! Ah!). After delivery I hemorrhaged very badly and my placenta would not come out... again Dr T worked her magic and saved me AGAIN. She was abrupt with nurses and her students but I mean, rightfully so, it's serious stuff after all! She was very nice to me and I honestly count my lucky stars on a daily basis that she was there that night. Nurses kept telling me that I was so lucky she was there because she "really knows her stuff and is an AMAZING surgeon". Dispite having countless and countless stitches, everything healed fantastic! She is a phenomenal OBGYN and I will be forever grateful for her!!!!
It has been 5 years since I had surgery (complete hyst) for a large ovarian mass and clean-up of a mess of endometriosis involving my bowel. I chose Dr. Tataryn b/c she is the surgeon that many health care professionals go to and any good nurse that works in the field will recommend her for her competence and skill. She will not put up with any nonsense or incompetence with hospital staff. She went out of her way to photocopy information for me about my surgery and even made a few humerous comments about me reading too much info off the internet. I don't think she ever hugged me but that's ok, my husband and mom can do that. I wanted a top notch surgeon and that is what I got and although my surgery was 5 years ago, I think of her often and am so thankful that I continue to feel terrific. My sister now goes to her as well and she is happy with her care.
I've been a patient for over a year now and didn't care if Dr. T was "cold" as long as she knew what she was doing right? Wrong! The minute you walk into that clinic from the get go it's a negative experience. The front office staff of the fertility clinic are rude, the wait times are ridiculous and Dr. T is "rough" her internal exams are painful. Other Dr.s have preformed the exact same exams and they never hurt. She doesn't know your file from the next persons file (You would like being a specialist she should know what she's walking into before she walks into the room) Infertility is complex and every one's cycle is different, this should be a top reason that you should know the file and care of the person that you have been seeing and are about to see again. When you ask questions trying to understand your care better she looks at you and responds like you're an imbecile. Getting any answers is like pulling teeth. Nothing is ever explained, tests are ordered, exams are done and you have no idea why. I have had to research everything to better understand what's going on. I get more anxiety walking into this clinic than anywhere else. It's not worth it. Papers from my chart have been found on another persons chart instead, I was given a prescription for someone else and then told it was void and that I should have that medication anyway only to be called back and given the same prescription again (Please note that this is the incompetence of the clinic NOT Dr Tataryn) They are too busy treating everyone like a herd of cattle shuffling people through the revolving door that they have no idea what is going on with any of their patients. I paid thousands of $$$$$ and I get way better service at a car dealership - THIS IS SAD! This is your body, mind, money etc. Please note that the majority of my complaints are the clinic as a whole, I feel they are incompetent and it's all about the money. Yes, Dr. T is cold and has terrible bedside manner but the front desk staff are just as terrible as is the clinics organizational skills and competency. The nursing staff are great, however I have heard comments from some of the nurses as well as other Dr.s that they are aware how cold she is and everyone has the same complaints. I'll be leaving this clinic, I would rather pay more $ and be treated properly while going through a difficult time rather than stay there.
I had a great experience with her ... I got pneumonia when I was pregnant with my daughter and nearly died and she helped me a great deal and carried out the rest of my pregnancy being my doctor I think she's wonderful she is very caring... She really cared for my health and the health of my babies and I found that to be very comforting... I recently found out that she will be the doctor of my second child and I'm pretty satisfied with that... Different experience with every person I guess right
Terrible bedside manner. No compassion for either infertility issues or the death of a baby. Was a horrible experience, but what other options do you have???!!! Nurse was very kind and apologetic for her and says she heard this all the time?? Why is she in this field if she obviously cares so little for patients who are going through traumatic times.
My samesex partner and I visited this doctor at the Royal Alex when we wanted to conceive. Rude, disapproving, judgmental, inappropriate... I could go on and on. Long story short, we chose a private donor, became pregnant on the first attempt, and are going to have a homebirth with a midwife! Great job losing business for the fertility clinic Dr. Tataryn, we're using our 5k for a babymoon instead!
Although my experience with Dr. Tataryn was back in 2002, it's an experience I will *never* forget. It is by the Grace of a higher power I didn't suffer a stillborn. I was trying for a vaginal birth, but was unable. After 24 hours she wanted to perform a cesarean section, which at that point I dismissed her services and asked for a new OBGYN. Let me add that during the first 24 hours of being under her care, it was decided that I was to fast. No food or water allowed. Her bedside manner was that of a cactus, and her internal exams left me in tears. I personally felt that because I had been open with a (past) severe issue with depression, it was used against me when I dismissed her as my Dr. She ordered a psych assessment on me which took a considerable amount of time, and she took her time signing her authority to the other OB I went with, starting my second induction late the second day, where I could've had treatment ten hours prior. She may be a knowledgeable Dr., but it PALES in comparison to the treatment she gave. I never met someone in her profession who was so miserable.
Dr Tatrayn Is the best Dr that God has put on earth. She saved my premie baby girl, and looked after my 2Nd pregnancy like her own. I love her I am forever thankfull for her and I can never thank her enough. Thanks Dr Tatrayn love u always. Afrah.S
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