Ratings for Dr. Peter Nieman
Thanks to Dr Nieman's laziness, my daughter has developed a "glue ear". I did not know the condition neither did he. This is sticky fluid in the middle ear that develops with untreated reflux and frequent ear infections. Might have been knowledgable as a young doctor but medicine changes and no updating in skils has been done for 30 years or so.
Avoid this doctor . He was to concerned about his dog to address any of our needs . We were sent for a heart test told he would call . Long story short we were referred to another clinic and had a great experience . This guy is a waste of time . He did not address any of our concerns .
My son had an obvious seizure on Mothers Day. He was transfered to the ER, stabilized and released on a referral to Dr. Neiman that following week to have an EEG completed at Alberta Children's Hospital and for Dr Neiman to follow our care until results from the EEG were available and treatment, if any, was started. During our initial appointment with Dr. Neiman he asked if u had any questions or concerns. Of course I had some so I expressed these to him. He appeared to type them out but did not answer one! He ended our appointment with schedule an appointment for the first week in June. I called the office after the EEG was completed to schedule a follow up as directed to be informed by his clerk that they would not schedule a follow up until they received the EEG results. I tried to explain to the staff that I needed to be able to schedule time from work and I was OK if we didn't schedule it for the week Dr neiman had asked me too but requested maybe we schedule for 2 weeks or 3 weeks later to make sure results were in. They outright refused and essentially told me don't call us we will call you. Almost 2 weeks passes and the same clerk called me to inform that my son's heart rate is normal and his ECG was normal. She said if I had any questions or concerns I could book an appointment to talk with Dr. Neiman. I proceeded to tell the clerk that I was needing EEG results post seizure not ECG (heart) results. She outright told me that no I was waiting on ECG results and they were normal. I tried a 3rd time to inform the clerk that she was not providing me the information we had been waiting for and she became extremely condescending! I hung up. I have a 15 year old boy post seizure with an EEG out there......no results....not allowed to schedule a follow up.....but his heart rate is normal!!! As a medical professional, I was able to recognize the normal test results being provided were the wrong results we were looking for. I was able to navigate enough in an attempt to resolve this. An "average" Joe may not have been able to and may have been left to fall through the cracks of our medical system without correct information and correct follow up. This was a horrible experience all around and a gap in our system that needs correction immediately!!!
I found him fantastic, the only doctor who has taken me seriously, he rambles a bit but I found it helpful, very helpful honestly to hear him thinking out loud and his ideas of what it could or couldn't be, and interested in my child and fixing her issue.
I had a very disappointing experience with Dr. Nieman. He talked the whole time and interrupted when I wanted to clarify what he was rambling about. He never addressed my 2 year old's issue and brushed it off, despite being cared for by a pediatrician in Edmonton for the last 6 months. We had blood tests taken a week prior to our visit with Dr. Nieman and he refused to review them and ignored his diagonisis. He was completely apathetic to our concerns. Going to visit him was a waste of time and now I'll need to ask for another referral
Dr. Nieman is excellent. Very hands off unless he needs to step in. Trusts parents and very much involves them in decisions related to care and medications for children. Very direct and honest, easy to talk to. We never have to wait at all. Great experience.
when you go and see a dr one week later I think you should remember them or better yet review your pt files before you walk in through the door. Had no idea why we came back to see him for results for tests. and also having to go through our whole childs problem. He also told us if he still has problems we should just take him to the ACH thanks for all your help
I strongly suggest whoever seeing Dr. Nieman stop wasting your time and find a reponsible and knowledgeable doctor. We wasted our time with him and he did not get the root cause of my daughters chest pain followed by her asthma. All he did was talk, look at his watch and he never examined my daughter. He talked a lot about vacations and cars and so on. We took our daughter on a holiday and surprisingly her asthma and chest pain disappeared. On our follow up appt we told Dr. Nieman that we took our daughter out of Canada and she got better, so in turn he said it was best for us to re-locate from Calgary to Florida considering the fact that she was not getting better in Canada. Which doctor in their right sense of mind, would want to suggest this to their patients. Sickness is something that can occur in any country and it is for the doctor to do his job. Once again never recommend him to anyone. He is getting paid for nothing.
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