Ratings for Dr. John Tokarewicz
My mom found her lump in AUGUST, but Dr. Tokarewicz in Leamington told her it was just an infection and gave her antibiotics for 6 weeks and even when she came back because it wasn’t getting better she asked for a mammogram and he denied her! Told her she didn’t need it – she was 46.5 yrs old. So she had to make another doctor appointment later that week and brought my dad and he pretty much threatened the doctor to give her a referral for one. Long story short, she had a mammogram (clear), ultrasound (clear) and it wasn’t until they did the biopsy that they confirmed it was breast cancer! The problem is they don’t book all these appointments at once – they do mam first and then wait for results, do ultrasound and wait for results, etc… And you know how long it takes to get those appointments and then not to mention waiting for the results to come back… All in all she was finally diagnosed first week in January… Unbelievable!! She went 6 months where they could’ve been treating it instead of letting it fester and kill her!!! She died 15 months after the official diagnosis. If you value your health, find another doctor!
Wow some comments on here are unbelievable. Thank Dr. T for all the hard work you do, regardless of what others are saying. You aren't a fortune teller, you do the best with what you are given. Thank you for always keeping me healthy and happy. I feel comfortable in your presence and thank you for the referrals as well as the quality patient care you give me on a continuing basis.
I would not recommend this Doctor to anyone, or the clinic. I'm a new patient to this doctor only because my last doctor is no longer practicing. The first visit, when I talked to Dr. ToKarewicz everything seemed fine, he said he was willing to take on my care and treatment for my condition as my last doctor did for over ten years. Now he has changed his mind and appears to want to discontinue my treatment. Thinking back it was like he will tell you anything to make sure he gets his patient quota!! While in his care I even had to have surgery AGAIN, but its as nothing is wrong with me in his mind! Now I'm stuck as getting a new doctor when you already have one is an extremely lengthy process when I can't afford to have any interuption in medication. He's going to cause me to be in a wheelchair before I'll be able to get a new doctor. When I asked him questions about my disease he had no answers, I came out of my last visit frustrated and in tears! I have the internet for info!
I've just found out that Dr. Tokarewicz is practicing medicine again in Alymer, ON. I'm not very happy to hear this. He misdiagnosed my father with having asthma last year. My father went to his office repeatedly questioning his breathing problems and other issues. He was sent home with a puffer. In October, 2012 we discovered that he had Stage 4 Lung Cancer. The good news was that he had the kind of lung cancer that was potentially treatable with radiation and chemo. The bad news is that it was discovered too late, and he was thus untreatable. He died 9 weeks after being diagnosed. Had my father been given a basic Pulmonary Function Test and CT scan earlier, perhaps the results might have been different. I've connected with other families that have had similar misdiagnosis issues made by Dr. Tokarewicz which resulted in the death of their loved ones. I don't think he should be practicing medicine.
He told us he was closing his office due to health reasons and now I find he has opened a new practice somewhere else??? What about all the people he left high and dry in this area? There are many sick people who now have no doctor! Thanks for nothing
Boy my doctor just passed away, the only doctor I could get within 15 miles is Doctor Tokarevicz. By reading these reports I'm afraid because I'm disabled and need narcotics to be able to walk, have for 20 years since my MVA.. and have had over 20 surgeries! I sure hope he helps me otherwise I'll be making complaints to the Medical Board!
Dr. Tokarewicz will give you 5 minutes at the most in any appointment. He rushes through you, he will not give you a referral unless you force him to, and in many cases he will not even examine you. Lately, it's even hard to get an appointment within 2 or 3 weeks. He's good with children and good to give you a prescription if you get the flu or something easy, but nothing else. I'm looking for a new family doctor now.
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