Ratings for Dr. Timothy Sharp
We were patients of Dr Sharp's for many years. We tried to brush off certain things because we acknowledged that he was helpful to us at one time but his service really went down the tubes, in our opinion. The biggest thing? He stopped listening. More concerned about chatting with others in the open concept, didn't listen to concerns addressed or not in a position to listen because sometimes you don't want personal issues made public. My husband attempted to address a few personal concerns and Dr Sharp wouldn't listen, would dismiss it and advise him of a supplement he sold that would be better. (Xrays proved my husband wasn't making anything up and there were valid concerns that he was experiencing). He treats his staff extremely rudely and speaks to them so condescendingly, it's hard to watch. He pushes his supplements and minerals for everything and seems to care more about making a dollar than actually concerned about his patients overall health. We really wanted feel different, because we put a lot of years in (and money) as his patients (including our children), but finding a new chiropractor who actual listens, takes time (even when busy) and doesn't push the dollar bill makes a huge difference.
I smiled as I read through these comments. Yes, sometimes he can be tardy in his appointments. I always try to plan for early in his day to reduce the likelihood I will have to wait to see him. Yes, he doesn't direct bill, which is a minor inconvenience. His open treatment room may not be to everyone's taste, although in these more litigious times, I can well see the advantage of having an open concept area. Besides, there are several more private treatment rooms if required. Quite simply, he is the best chiropractor Edmonton has to offer. He is constantly updating his learning and techniques for treatment.
I was visiting family who live in Alberta. I am from Ontario. After many failed attempts at using the emergency hospital in Edmonton with no results, but lots of powerful medications and IV treatments, I was desperate and I decided to go elsewhere. I wanted to enjoy my visit. A friend recommended seeing Dr. Sharpe. I am so happy I listened to her. I thought I might be turned away because I was from out of town. To my surprise it wasn't a problem. I got to see him right away. I had severe head pain that Dr. Sharpe treated with care and compasision. Through a few appointments and using homeopathic medicines and chiropractic adjustments I was feeling much better. I was able to enjoy the rest of my visit. Following his treatment protocol when I returned home, I was 100% better within a short period of time. Dr. Sharpe went so far as to recommend a health care practioner in Ontario who he felt could deal with other issues I was having. I would call Dr. Sharp a holistic doctor because not only does he apply chiropractic protocols, he also is knowledgeable in homeopathic and other modalities. I want to add that at first I was a little uncomfortable with the open treatment room. First you are not naked and second what a wealth of information you can get from observing how he treats other patients and his critique of what he advises the patient to do. I found this fascinating. I am now back for another visit in Edmonton and hope to see Dr. Sharpe again for another issue.
I have gone to Dr. Sharp for many years, and he has helped me with some issues no doubt. I like the fact that he’s an overall health provider, and doesn’t concentrate solely on cracking backs. When he’s paying attention, he’s amazing. The problem is, he only pays attention about half the time. For years, because he can be very good, I’ve overlooked all the things I don’t like about him and his practice. I’ve always hated the ‘open concept’ treatment room – too many people, no privacy, and he gets distracted and barely pays attention to the person he’s treating because he’s busy chatting with someone else. Because he overbooks (I think due to greed), wait times can be ridiculous, and when it is your turn, you don’t get the attention you deserve. It seems to me that the more money you spend there, the better care you get. Unless you’re a young pretty girl – that’ll buy you good care and lots of attention. He charges more than others I’ve been to. He’s regularly condescending and arrogant in general, and quite rude to his staff. He’s had many good employees over the years, but most don’t tend to stay long. Not to mention the minor inconveniences that they don’t direct bill insurance, and the downtown location with limited parking. Long story short, I’m sad to say, I’m done.
I came in to see Dr. Sharp because of an eye infection. I had a similar eye infection a couple years ago, prior to knowing Dr. Sharp. I ended up at the hospital where they had me come in four days in a row for antibiotics which I received through an IV. Even at that point it wasn't perfect. Fast forward to a couple weeks ago when I had my second eye infection. I came in to see Dr. Sharp. Right away he was able to tell me why my eye was swollen shut. I left with a homeopathic that helps with swelling and infection, and some tea tree oil to apply on my eyelid. Within the same day my eye was almost perfect and by the next day it was completely back to normal. I am so happy I didn't have to go through what I went through last time!
I have been seeing Dr.Sharp for almost 12 years now. He has helped me through many illnesses and most importantly the last 6 years he has treated me through three pregnancies and post natal care. All three of my daughters have seen him since birth and anytime they get sick. He is very thorough in his treatments and educates me regularly on preventative measures. He is great with my girls who are 4,2,and 3mths. The staff are very friendly and helpful and my girls love getting a sticker after their adjustments. I couldn't recommend a better doctor when it comes time to chiropractic and health!
I had severe problems with my hip for about 15 years and tried every modality of healing, from conventional medicine to nearly every form of holistic treatment that I could thing of. After seeing Dr Sharp not only did he fix that but found many other things related that were contributing. He is extremely knowledgable and very skilled at what he does. I appreciate the open concept of his office, I learn something new every time I am there. I also appreciate his recommendations for supplements! He is bang on every single time! He always knows what I need. He is my go-to when ever there is anything that ails me.
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