Ratings for Dr. Ed Hewins
Left my mother in pain for 24 hours with a broken arm. Put metal hardware in her arm with no padding which tore through her skin and is protruding. The receptionist for his office told my mother that because she is not in the workforce her surgery was not 'critical'. Nurses within her care team withheld medication. The receptionist couldn't actually recall my mother having in in for an appointment within 2 days of being there and then promptly mixed her up with another patient named Emily. Could not find her information or any record of the appointment. I am horrified at the level of care. Valley Regional Hospital has a terrible reputation for a reason.
On Dec 24, 2014 I fell and broke my wrist in several areas which needed 6 pins put in to hold everything in place. This was many "firsts" for me as in first bone fracture, first surgery, first cast plus first time undergoing physiotherapy. On Jan 2nd Dr Edward Hewins did this procedure for me and 3 months later I could not be more pleased with the results. He and his staff were so professional, helpful, knowledgeable and even made me laugh throughout the whole ordeal. Overall I want to say that having Dr Hewins and Lawrence taking care of my injury made the whole incident so much more comforting and I THANK YOU ! Keep up the great work! =) Brenda
Dr. Hewins did an amazing job on my badly broken ankle. He is being very cautious and protecting me from myself (wanting to jump back on my horse right now!) He is personable, obviously extremely talented, and kind. I totally trust him and so follow his instructions to the letter. He is a rare find, and I am so very glad he was my surgeon.
Dr. Ewins is the epitomy of how health care professionals should perform. He's kind , compassionate, knowledgable and willing to spend time to explain things and answer questions. He also adds a personal touch that is rare these days. We need more like him.
Dr. Hewins reattached 8 severed tendons in my right arm admitting he wasn't sure if he knew that they would all work, he pulled it off and now my hand works like before. But because of scaring and damage to tissue I have severe pain, when he broke me the news that I would only have 5% usage in my hand for the rest of my life he looked really guilty and he thought he could have one better. I thought he had done an amazing job and without him I would only have a stump instead of a fully functional right hand.
Dr. Hewins is tops in my books after he operated on my right leg after a serious motorcycle accident in Hantsport. My right lower leg was fractured in 3 places, one was compound and he performed 3 operations (one skin graft) in 2 weeks to get things back in place. He is knowledgeable, compassionate and the best in my books. If it wasn't for Dr. Hewins, I likely would have lost my leg. Many thanks if he reads this.
Dr. Hewins did my mothers' first hip replacement when she was 87 years old and her second when she was 89. She lives in Halifax and the wait to see an orthopedic surgeon was just far too long. We asked about going outside HRM to another surgeon. Our family doctor was impressed by an experience one of his other patients had with Dr. Hewins so he referred Mom. Even though Dr. Hewins was in Kentville - it was well worth the trip! He is kind, caring and just plain wonderful. The staff at Valley Regional were terrific! When my Mom first saw him she was in a wheelchair! Now she is working around her home, gardening, etc and she is 91 years old! If I ever needed an orthopedic surgeon I would definately request to see Dr. Hewins!! He's the best!
This surgeon is awesome. After 1 1/2 years on heavy pain meds ( couldn't take anti-inflam ) , he replaced my hip. The surgery went so, so well - recoup time was minimal . Off subject: Hospital stay was hell. He seems to be able to see right through to your joints. Very kind and understands everything you explain to him. Does great follow-up. Explains in detail any questions you have. He is my hero. Pain is gone. Yes, I have limitations but back to as normal an active life as can be with an artificial joint. Again, he is my hero.
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A new 1-star rating has been posted. "Left my mother in pain for 24 hours with a broken arm. Put metal hardware in her arm with no padding which tore through her skin and is protruding. The recepti..."December 2, 2015
A new 5-star rating has been posted. "On Dec 24, 2014 I fell and broke my wrist in several areas which needed 6 pins put in to hold everything in place. This was many "firsts" for me as in first bon..."March 21, 2015
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