Ratings for Dr. Irvin Heinrichs
I was refered to Heinrichs 9 years ago. I told him about the pain in my leftarm and leg. He said that I have Parkinson's Diseas. And that what was causing the pain.. I had no other symptoms. But he was going off a report from another Doctor. I was not in his office for more than 15 min. He perscribed Sinemet. 4 pills/day. I went back to work. After 1 week I phoned Dr Heinrich and told him that the pain is getting worse. He said to increase the pills to 6/day. After 2 more weeks. I again contacted Dr. Heinrichs. I said that there must be something wrong or these pills are not doing any good. He said to increase to 8 pills/day. I took the pills for a week.Then decided to go to a different Doctor. They rushed me into the hospital and put 2 stints in my heart. There was a 90% blockeg. I stayed taken 8 sinemet/day. After a month I started to get pains again. So I went in and got 2 more stints put in. After that operation I never went back to see Dr. Heinrich. My new doctor started to cut me back on the number of Sinemet. It was working well. Now they have changed Doctors again.
I was referred to Dr. Heinrichs, after having a massive seizure.Took awhile to get to see him. After my wife phoned him after a second seizure, things progressed rather quickly. Ordered MRI.& EEG. Tried many different meds. Was very concerned, Finally sent me to another Neurologist in U of A in Edmonton. Dr. had same diagnosis. Not curable, but controllable. Has phoned me at home and on my cellphone. Very concerned. As another person said, not a Codling kind.
I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis last year (I am 25 years old) and I was terrified. He was not compassionate which is exactly what I needed. If I wanted someone to coddle me I would have gone to my mother and not a neurologist. He was extremely informative and really helped me get through the worst part of my life. His staff are ALWAYS helpful and there to answer any questions I have. I am so grateful that I was refereed to Dr. Heinrichs and would not want to visit any other neurologist.
I can't rate this doctor, because I can't get in to see him. After being referred, you have to wait two weeks and then call his office, because the staff are above making phone calls. They are also too good to pick up the phone, because I have never been able to get through. They are only open 9:00-2:00, and still close for a lunch break! My own G.P. finally gave up and is sending me to Calgary. After reading all these posts, I'm grateful...
This Doctor should not be practicing! My Doctor sent in a referral and he didn't feel the need to even see me after a month of one sided numbness and weakness. I will be going to Edmonton to see a Neurologist that actually cares. After reading these reviews, I wouldn't want to see him anyway. Get your neuro appointment elsewhere if you want appropriate treatment!
Dr. Heinrich's has a terrible bedside manner. He is abrupt, rude and doesn't care to listen to the answers to his own question. He will ask a question assuming he knows the answer and even if he is incorrect he goes with his own answer. I saw him in the hospital for a deteriorating condition that prevents me from walking now. HE performed and EMG/NCV in under 10 minutes which is obviously not enough to be thorough he then ordered an MRI and told me that there would be a lesion found. After waiting two weeks of being very stressed he informed me that my MRI's were normal,it is all in my head.I have been in physio who confirmed that I am getting worse and after calling his office was told there is nothing more he would do and I would not be seen. I was livid as was physio!Now seeing a new neurologist who found nerve damage in my EMG at the first appointment.Heinrich's seems to have a small selection of diagnosis that he will not venture outside of, if it isn't his idea than it is wrong!
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