Ratings for Dr. Sujana Kumar
Dr Kumar has been an amazing doctor over the past 3 or 4 years that I have been seeing her. She has listened to me, and validated my concerns when other endocrinologists told me nothing was wrong. Dr Kumar got to the root of my issues, and has taken the time to make sure that all of my concerns are addressed at my appointments. I never leave feeling as though I wasn't listened to, in fact, one of the best things about Dr Kumar is that she looks right at you when you are talking to her, and really cares about her patients. She has even called me at home when she knows things haven't been going well for me, and is very reassuring. All of the people who work in the endocrine clinic (from reception to the nurses) are so lovely and caring, I am very lucky to be a patient in her clinic.
Dr Kumar is likely the best doctor I've encountered. She's extremely thorough, helpful, patient and understanding. Through my own treatment and my observation of how she trains residents, it's very clear how knowledgable she is. I'm so happy that I was referred to her.
She is not accessible to patients on an emergency basis, which is a problem for me. I have had pelvic pain for months and my urologist ran some tests including a pelvic ultrasound which showed ovarian masses and fibroids in my uterus (I have PCOD). She treats my PCOD. My appointment was not until March 2016 and I requested an earlier appointment and it was denied. She reviewed the test results and deemed the matter to not be serious enough to warrant an earlier appointment. Meanwhile I was bleeding, in pain, and upset and needed some answers. Anyway she is no longer my endo and I have a new one who makes time for her patients and who does not dismiss them. I referred the problem to WCH's patient relations and they did nothing. Disgusting hospital.
I pray every day that I can get in with Dr. Direnfeld in Scarborough. Women's College has too many secretaries. Kumar will not consider diet. She will not consider Armor (even for a trial). She keeps upping the dose of synthroid even though it is doing nothing, at time it appears to be making it worse. There's no way I feel able to tell ask her about the studies that show a link between 15+ years of synthroid use and increased risk of breast cancer. She'll say exactly what she does now. There's no evidence. The only stable evidence in synthroid. "If you use Armor I can't tell if it's killing your thyroid." How can you tell with synthroid I asked? "I can." People who rate doctors shouldn't just be bought off by supposedly being kind. I leave feeling totally not taken care of everything time. Let's just keep upping the dose Kumar. How far do you want to go with this? Is that really all you are trained to do? Is there nothing more holistic? She explains not much at all. And she presumes she knows my body better than me. Which she doesn't.
Doctors only know what they learn in school. Had to give an ultimatum before she would put me on dessicated thyroid, after which my symptoms disappeared. Also does not do reverse t3 or anti-tpo, ab, or ferritin, when ordering labs. THESE ARE ESSENTIAL. She is nice, but like most doctors, looks at numbers and is missing a big piece of the picture.
She tries to be helpful but does not appear to like to be challenged. When I questioned the validity of my results she became dismissive and started to lose her composure. She may be good if your case is simple but if it is complex then that's another story.
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