Ratings for Dr. Aarif Pathan
I have to agree with the last two reviews. The staff is extremely unprofessional and does not care about patients at all. I returned to see this doctor after two years and I was told I was unable to see him because I waited too long to see him. What a joke I have never ever heard of a doctor doing this before. I had to apologize for being healthy for two years and find a new doctor. The front desk staff is just as horrible as this doctor!!
This guy is a joke not a doctor. He doesn't care about patient health, doesn't follow up, always running behind 2-3 hours, and unprofessional. I would like to know how much he charges Alberta Health Service for patients - because its not worth going here at all. Waste of time and money - find another doctor if you care about your health.
Dr. Pathan is a very knowledge doctor who I drive from south to north to see. He takes his time with each patient and answers as many questions as you may have. His referrals are always done very promptly. He and his staff definitely go above and beyond for their patients.
I started seeing Dr. Pathan on suggestion of my boyfriend who was seeing him after being tired of no answers for a knee injury and a previous dr who couldn't read the MRI results. My first appointment with Dr. Pathan showed me that he takes time to talk to the patient and get to know them. With my knee injury, he pulled out the MRI and looked at it and then pulled out a knee joint model to show me exactly where and what my injury was before recommending me to physio in the clinic. COntinually Dr. Pathan has been able to answer my questions and help me out! He is great and makes me feel comfortable. My only issue is sometimes there is a long wait time in the waiting room - if your appointment is at 11 am, sometimes its over half an hour to get to see him
I have read through several of the comments below and it seems to me, after seeing him on occasion for a few years, that it depends what day u catch him on, or, he is just plain arrogant and mean to patients he decides he does not like. I would highly recommend seeing where you stand in his eyes, and if he can help you out great. But if he walks out of the room after 5 minutes, after waiting an hour to see him, I would find a new doctor. It's hard enough having health issues without having to deal with someone that's not really even there to help you out.
Dr Pathan has failed me a few times. At first he seems to care but I quickly realized he is ignorant and moody. He has preconceived notions and doesn't do his homework. I had to really push for a test that he did not want to give me and it turned out I had cancer that would have killed me by now had I not insisted and ignored his bad treatment of me for being pushy. He makes inappropriate comments about people that struggle financially and I suggest you look elsewhere for a good family doctor because he does not have the patients best interest at heart.
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