Ratings for Dr. Leonard Kuwahara
To the writer of April 27/2016..re not receiving calls about appts. I'm a little confused. You say "she never called me about my appointments I would booth with other specialists". Actually, it is the receptionist who books the appointment, then calls the patient with the appt. date. I don't know who you spoke to about this issue, & I certainly don't know to blamed you for it. If it was the receptionist, perhaps you may have asked why you weren't informed,. Did you discuss this with the Dr.? I do find him to be very understanding & helpful. Even though you now live far away, you may have problems finding a doctor who is taking new patients. Please do yourself a gigantic favour...is leaving Dr. Kuwahara's practise due to a possibly misunderstanding really worth looking for another doctor? I too live quite a distance, found a doctor in my area, but as it turned out, that doctor was not a good fit for me. I'm so glad I was able to return to Dr. Kuwahara's practise. Yes, the drive may be 1 1/2 hrs...& it bad weather it may be a chore, but the bad weather isn't for several months down the road, & I may not have to see him all that often. Good luck!
I was with Kuwahara since I was a child. He's probably one of the BEST listeners out there, a very kind and considerate person. And so is the secretary, but there is where the problem lies. She never called me about any appointments I would book with other specialists. I brought it up once and I was then blamed for it... It was very frustrating and caused me took seek another doctor, I've lived far for a while now anyways so it was a good excuse. I really miss him though.
It's very fortunate for me that I have been able to return to "Dr. K's" practice. I left 4 years ago because I moved out of the area, but the new Dr. turned out not to be a good fit for me. I trust "Dr.K" implicitly, have complete faith in him, & I'm very relaxed in his presence..which I feel is very important. I can discuss anything with him without being made to feel as though I was inferior to him. He explains things clearly, & I'm very comfortable asking questions if I don't undertand. The biggest mistake I made was leaving his practice in the first place, but that has changed now. I'm back with the Dr. & not only want, but need. I'm sure this feeling of security & calmness will go a long way to keep me on the path of good health. I can't say enough about this man.
Although "Dr. K" is no longer my doctor (I moved out of Toronto), I must say in all honesty that I miss him terribly, & wish I could still have him for my Dr. When I moved, I had to be practical..as driving over 1hr 30 min. was not a good idea especially in bad weather. If I could figure a way to have him back, I'd do it..in a heartbeat, but I don't see this happening. I was always comfortable with him, he spoke in everyday language, & was reassuring. Friends have asked if I had/have any regrets about moving out of Toronto, & my answer is.."I'm happy in my new home, but sorry I had to leave Dr. K." For those of you out there who have him as your Primary care physician, I envy you, but in a good way, & I hope you appreciate the fine Dr. you have in him.
I have been going to Dr Kuwahara for over 20 years as well as my whole family. We all think the world of this doctor. He is soft spoken and patient during appointments and talks to you as if you're on the same level (unlike most other physicians). He calms you down and rules out possibilites out loud and haa no problems referring you you to a sspecialist. I also like how he doesnt medicate unless necessary. He truly cares about each patient!I once had a 10 minute phone call with him discussing the results of my xray (with no appt). The only thing I would asuggest for this office is a new reception system. On a few occasions I call many times and cannoy get through as no one answers or line is busy. Left a message but after a few hours it was not yet returned so I had to begin calling again and again until the receptionist answered my call.
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