Ratings for Dr. Mark Tarnopolsky
Dr. Tarnopolsky is a very well respected doctor. This is helpful in itself, because whatever he says, other doctors really listen. He is incredibly knowledgeable, which may come across as him not listening, but in fact he is so aware of the symptoms of various illnesses, he often knows what you will say before you've said it. His mind is packed with information and he has an astounding way to manipulate that information to see which conditions are possible considering what your info tells him. He is passionate about what he does and determined to find the answer to the puzzle of your illness.
I am grateful for Dr.Tarnopolsky looking after my son. I think he is very knowledgeable and has helped us immensely. We look forward to seeing him again. He has always been courteous with us. I would recommend him to everyone as he is fantastic!!
Every time I meet with Mark I always feel like I am in good hands. He is incredibly smart and has the true brain of a researcher/scientist. He is so fascinated with family history and trying to figure out what is going on and how he can make it better. Thoroughly enjoy my time at the clinic with him, the genetic counselor and the other specialist that are there!
He used to be a great doctor.. but it seems he has gotten to big for himself. He does not care about the patients or research anymore. You have to wait so long and he only talks to you and does not listen to a word the patient has to say. He easily refers you to somone else. He always brags he made the clinic.... he should leave the clinic.
He is arrogant with a terrible bedside manner. Talked about me to my wife as though I wasn't in the room or as if I was deaf. He has effectively ensured that I won't be able to get follow-up care from any specialist. Prone to tantrums, he is a mean and petty little man.
we went for a visit to rule out some medical concerns for my child and he had a very poor bedside manner and was very rude, making significant comments in front of my child that could be detrimental to his health. He was rude and didn't give my son a fighting chance. he didn't do a proper assessment either.
The last few years have been rough for me with trying to find out what is wrong with me. I finally found Dr Tarnopolsky and there is no other words to say other then I feel like the luckiest person in the world to have found him. Even though we haven't yet figured it out he is so determined to figure it out and I finally feel like there is hope. He is the most amazing Dr in the world and he has such passion for his work and it shows with everything he does!!! He listens and cares when you tell him something and gives hope when other Drs had me feeling like I would be better off dead. I thank god every day that I have him as my Dr!!
I originally thought that he was a great doctor but, being told, "Get off your lazy a$$ and do some exercise" - when there is a serious exercise intolerance problem - tends to negate anything else this rude, arrogant, and very unprofessional man may have said that could be considered positive and professional. After 8 years and three biopsies I was told I don't have mitochondrial disease, which I was previously diagnosed as having (by biopsy) at a very reputable hospital. He is a master at making assumptions and might, possibly, do better job if he were to review the patient file see the facts of my case. Not all of us can do a five-mile run in the morning - especially when walking the narrow end of a city block causes us to "hit the wall."
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