Ratings for Dr. Ben Toane
He violated my doctor/patient confidentiality with disastrous effect in my personal life. The cause of my physical impairment was beyond his understanding, he listened to and sympathized with my manipulative childhood abusers, and determined that I was the problem. He prescribed inappropriate masking drugs that an internist took me off of immediately. He also taught me a lot about holistic medicine, and that I'm grateful for. He speaks out of school.
Dr. Ben Has been my doctor since I was a baby and I am now 31. He is very thoughtful and considerate and will spend as much time with you as you need. He always offers alternative forms of medicine and he tries to offer less expensive options when you have to pay for something. He is great.
I love Dr. Ben. He has been my doctor since I was a baby, I feel very comfortable with him and I always appreciate his alternative methods to that of western medicine, it makes me feel like I'm taking care of me too. Sure he's always late, but that's okay he takes the time when he sees you. And I love Cruiser.
Ben has been my doctor for over 25 years and I have always appreciated his open, caring nature. He is almost never on time but that is because he doesn't rush through appointments ( you get used to it when you are the one he is spending 30 minutes with when you were only scheduled for a 15-minute appointment). Cynthia, his current office manager/receptionist, is professional, knowledgeable and pleasant to deal with.
I read with interest the other comments posted here and i feel i must comment. I am a former nurse and have worked with numerous physicians. I also have had a variety of injuries over the years requiring a fair amount of medical care. Ben has always been thorough, attentive and responsive. If he feels a medication or treatment or diagnostic is needed we discuss it. My health is something we work on together and I try to make sure I am as informed as possible. Of course I cannot speak to the specifics of the concerns I have seen written below, but I can say that working in the medical profession provides unique and almost overwhelming challenges - dealing with all kinds of people who are often not at their best, keeping current in a profession where up-to-date information is an enormous and constantly moving target, to say nothing of big pharmaceutical influence and rampantly conflicting beliefs within the scientific community. Add to that the fact that the human body is incredibly complex and much is still not understood about its mechanisms, let alone the multitude of elements that can interfere with homeostasis - genetics, cage, gender, environment, immune compromise, state of mind and emotional well being, varying levels of sensitivity to stimulus - the list is endless. Medicine does not know everything about the human body, and what is accepted as fact changes constantly. Holy cow - I don't know how Doctors function at all! To find one who is personally healthy, kind, compassionate, experienced, and at worst relatively knowledgeable is a gift. One other thing - I remember when Ben started getting on the punctuality band wagon, and honestly, I preferred it when I had to wait! Too much had to be sacrificed to the clock. I just built extra time into my schedule when i knew I had an appointment. Ultimately he found a balance that worked so no one has to wait too long and he still gives personal attention to each patient. Thanks Ben for many years of faithful service.
Our family has been with Dr. Toane for over 20 years and he has always shown care, thoroughness and respect. I most appreciate the fact that he takes into consideration all aspects of our lives when assessing our health, which includes our emotional and pyschological well being.
Dr Toane is the best doctor I have ever worked with. I like him personally and professionally. He takes time to know and interact with his patients and develops a full picture of one's overall health situation. In my experience, he has been cautious about potential developing problems and sought the consultation required to bring in the view of specialists when he needed to. Fortunately, the news has always been good, but I much appreciate the caution because, afterall, it is my health :-)
I only became a patient of his because the mother of my first child had a problem and he wouldn't turn her away as she was pregnant. At the time he was not taking any new patients and I became one simply because I as a family member. Since then I've had issues and yes he take copius notes and he's had to refer to them in future visits which was very helpful. He's never been rude to me and yes, he has disagreed with me too but always in a respectful manner. In fact, the one time he was quite blunt with me in his disagreement. A year later I had to admit he was right because he WAS! We laughed about it. My experience with him has only been top notch. While it's true that I always have to wait I still rate punctuality at a 5 because he does take the time to listen. As for Brenda, she's always been so good when I've booked an appointment or when I've requested a letter from the good doctor for my benefits plan. I have always been 100% satisfied with what he has done for me and my famly.
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