I have had the same experience with Dr. Vander Leek. He is condescending. Very knowledgeable, but he is looking to lecture you. He does not listen. My concerns were not addressed and he implied that we didn't know how to take medication properly because the pharmacy had not entered how many time the prescription had been filled on Netcare. Brutal
I have previously left a positive comment for Dr. VanderLeek but have since been talked down too when he stated that I did not follow his directions when in fact I did. It was humiliating. Prior to this, my experience with him was great. I'll go back again but I am looking into moving to a new pediatric allergist.
Dr. Vander Leek is the most knowledgeable doctor i have ever met. He was extremely helpful with my 3 year olds asthma, allergies, and eczema. For the parents that are questioning his reasons for the food challenge... My sons prick tests and blood tests all come back that he is allergic to eggs, milk, soy, peanuts and wheat. I agreed to the food challenge, and today my son is eating all the foods that his blood tests showed he was allergic too. When he was a baby, we would have reactions to these foods, but if i didnt agree to the challenge he would not be eating this foods today and i would be still living in fear over an allergy i thought still existed. This is proof that blood tests are not correct. Thank you Dr. Vander Leek.
I find myself being very fortunate to have Dr. Vander Leek as my daughters allergist. He seems very knowledgeable and took all my questions and concerns in account and explained to me what was going on in a very easy to understand and helpful manner. After the initial consultation I feel at ease knowing that my daughter is in good hands and will be treated properly from a very capable doctor.
My son was only 1 1/2 when he went to see Dr. Vander Leek for asthma diagnosis. The doc was very helpful, and answered all the questions and concerns I had. He was able to quickly determine which meds my son should be on, and explained how to use them, what they did and what the risks were. He also did allergy testing, and determined he was slightly allergic to few things. My doctor referred us to him, and told us he was the best in his opinion, and I have to agree.
When my son was booked with Dr. Vander Leek, I looked at this website as was a bit worried. That all changed when I arrived at his office. I can not say enough about how great everything went. As with anything, everyone has their own interpretation of what is being said. Dr. Vander Leek, was great with my son who is 7, very knowledgeable, helpful and in no way did I find him to be arrogant. We were seen early, all of our questions were answered professionally and thoroughly. We have been to two other allergists and did not have the quality of service that Dr. V's office provided. As with most parents I think the ones that rated him poorly already had the answers they wanted in their own head and were not open to listening to his suggestions. I truly believe that this doctor wants to and will help my son cope with his allergies with a comprehensive personalized treatment plan rather than a "blanket" plan that alot of other allergists would suggest. I would recommend him in a heartbeat.
When my son was 7 yrs old he performed spirometer tests to see if asthma was a consideration. He said the tests were "inconclusive" but suggested that my son go on different drugs anyway....just to see if they help. I asked about waiting another year to see if the spirometer tests were more conclusive before subjecting my son to possibly unnecessary drugs and he became very defensive. I also asked if he put my son on two different drugs, how we would know which one was helping, and he said we could slowly wean him off one or the other and see what happens. Seems a bit backwards....why not try one drug and see what happens etc. Anyway, my son 4 years later has not ever been on any drugs, and now shows no signs of asthma. My son would have unnecessarily been put on drugs he didn't need. The worst of all of this, is the attidute he exhibits when someone even questions him a little bit. In my opinion, it is the parents right (and also their responsibililty) to ask questions!
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A new 5-star rating has been posted. "Amazing doctor, very knowledgable. And very concerned about us knowing the proper information about or allergies and disregarding and tall tales or assumptions ..."October 26, 2015
A new 2.8-star rating has been posted. "Seemed good until I asked a simple question. He immediately got angry and defensive and suggested that I was questioning his "expertise". I can do without the ..."October 24, 2015
A new 4-star rating has been posted. "I have had the same experience with Dr. Vander Leek. He is condescending. Very knowledgeable, but he is looking to lecture you. He does not listen. My conce..."May 8, 2015
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