Ratings for Dr. Alexander Yan
I found Dr Yan to be very knowledgable and articulate in his explanation of my concerns. His diagnosed comported correctly to that of my referring physician. Very professional. No time wasted with off-topic chatter, as can happen with some specialists. He was as prepared for my appointment as I was, and was on time within 10 minutes. I would certainly recommend him, especially if you are a senior.
I am very upset. I travel from out of town to see Doctor Yan. I had arrived in Edmonton only to find that he was not there. Very disappointed that I was not contacted or informed he would be on vacation. Travelling this distance takes time, money, my husband away from work, and packing up my children to be here. Besides, now waiting longer to review my condition. Just a reminder to all, ease call and confirm your appointment the morning of... I usually do but obviously not today.
I Just got referred to a new rheumatologist because of how terrible Dr. Yan's bedside manner is. He diagnosed me and is a very intelligent man, but he is constantly overbooked, and after 4 years with him on the same medication plan that was working for me, I was told I had to be RE-referred for a standard check up appointment that I've been getting every 6 months for years. His wait list is months long just like any other rheumatologist, and I had run out of my meds that help me live a normal life free of debilitating pain. My condition is not one that you ever grow out of or cure, therefore being kicked off his patient list makes absolutely no sense at all. He is very emotionless and short. Having said that, he is the only Doctor that could diagnose me after years of specialists so I will give him that. Overall, I would not recommend him to you due to my experience. His receptionist also forgot to fax MRI and X-ray requests multiple times and is extremely difficult to reach.
This doctor is paid to work for Wcb . His diagnosis was very incorrect!! He just told me I had something - that I actually didn't have . Reason was it easy to do a Wcb report for them . Plus how else would he get paid if he didn't make Wcb happy! So I went to a non- working Wcb Rhuematolgist and sure enough he actually did testing and found out what was wrong . Dr. Yan is rude / short / not helpful/ has no care in the world! Coldest heartless man for a doctor. So disappointed in is bedside manners and unprofessional... Doctors like him should be reviwed and monitored to make sure he does his job correctly and not making up lies for Wcb ... Sad !!!!!!!!!
He was awful and only fat shamed me....I was 20 lbs overweight, but had just given birth ! Brought in my husband from the waiting room to try to humiliate me in front of him as well. Saw another Dr who diagnosed me with a severe degenerative disease.
Thorough! Dr. Yan had actually read my file and new my history and reviewed ALL the tests before he even met with me. After 6 years, 2 GPs, another Rheumatologist, an internal medicine specialist, and 2 orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Yan finally figured out my diagnosis. It is such a relief to deal with someone who is respectful, thorough and interested in his field of medicine. He was compassionate and professional and I appreciated that he was straight forward.
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