Ratings for Dr. Eric Babins
Dr. Babins was very attentive to my situation and discussed the possibilities of my diagnosis as it was a complex case. He didn't want to rush my referral to the surgeon in the event that it could be resolved without surgery. Once it was apparent that surgery was needed he was prompt to ensure a surgeon saw me in a timely fashion. He had residents in with him each time I had an appointment, they are learning from the best! I highly recommend Dr. Babins and his office.
Too busy teaching residents to actually spend time with you and review your case. Can't read MRI imaging, strictly relys on a radiologist reports. Very dismissive and appears to not be invested in helping me. Does not take my pain seriously. Gave me very little information.
Had a vasectomy done by Dr. Babins. I was nervous as heck so to speak as I would think any guy would be. Dr. B from beginning to end was great. Made me feel very comfortable just by simply talking to me through out the entire procedure. Told me what to expect during as well as offered his personal cell in case anything abnormal was to happen after. Not to many Dr's out there that i know would do that. Trust your balls with this guy....he's good!
Upon moving here from the USA I "interviewed" Eric to see if I wanted to have him as my Doctor.. I know it was the first time he experienced that and he got a kick out of it. He has been my Doc ever since and now sees my twin 16 year old boys. As another poster on this site said, Eric is no nonsense and fully expects you to be his partner in your health journey. An excellent, knowledgeable Physician with a great sense of humor! This is exactly what I was looking for 17 years ago and what I will miss when he retires!
Horrible experience. He would make me wait for at least 20 mins before I'd see anyone then I would be seen first by interns with every visit that were not aware of my ankle problem. Second he refued to believe the level of pain I was living with. Blaming pregnancy for it and continually say its a sprain. Made me do physio for 6 month before he'd get an mri. Then after a year and a half I got my mri then he finally believed there was a significant problem. Told me either I could just live with it or he'd refer me to a surgeon and said I could try to convince him to fix it. He's arrogant and dismissive. Now I have to wait up to 18 month before I see the surgeon which I might have already of seen if he'd bothered to do and mri in the first place.
As one of his very first patients, Dr. Babins has been my physician for over 20 years. He is without question, one of the very best - an expert in his field, a great family doctor, and a great friend. He takes the time to explain everything, performs a very thorough annual physical and is proactive in his approach to wellness. He also expects his patients to take responsibility for their wellness - a reasonable expectation! I would, and have recommended Dr. Babins to many people. For those who feel he is arrogant, I would urge you to look in the mirror or be less sensitive. His humor can be a bit dry, but here's the thing - he has a great sense of humor! Thank you Dr. Babins for caring and striving to always be at the top of your game!
He's the best Doctor in Calgary, and the only one of about 10 that I went to that actually new what was wrong. He's smart, so if you are looking for a **** letter to help you miss work, he's not for you! He will tell you what it takes to get better, it's up you to do it! So if your looking for a hug, and it's ok to be 100 pounds over weight, maybe pass! I can't tell you how much money and time I could have saved if I went to him first!
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