Ratings for Dr. Tamara Pringsheim
If you believe your child has PANDAS, I wouldn't recommend this dr. She had no knowledge of PANDAS, she wasn't up to date on latest research. She was very rude to my husband and I and brushed us off and informed us we should accept our sons sudden onset of tics as just tics. Our family dr referred us to a pediatrician who diagnosed our son with PANDAS and treated him with antibiotics and he got his tonsils and adnoids removed and three years later he's never had another PANDAS episode since.....If we would have listened to Dr. Pringsheim I can't imagine what condition our son would be in now.
My child is old now and has been medicated for years, and trust me folks, he has not benefited from medication, in fact he is worse off now because he needs medications to counteract other meds he has taken in the past
I totally agree with these negative comments. I feel that she may have knowledge on paper but lacks the compassion associated with kids that have neurological problems. She is a medical doctor, she prescribes medications to help sedate or temporarily help deal with the problems your child may be having. My child is old now and has been medicated for years, and trust me folks, he has not benefited from medication, in fact he is worse off now because he needs medications to counteract other meds he has taken in the past....health wise...his kidneys and who knows what other organs have taken a beating from meds. She has no advice , support or compassion on other alternatives to help. She even says she prescribes meds based on other doctors opinions. She will not sit and evaluate your kid, she will rely on questionaires and other documents that may say your kid has OCD, autism....etc. whatever it may be, she will prescribe if its severe based on others opinions. She will not diaganose and sit with your child and help. She's just a read and consult doctor. This is what we pay our hard earned taxpaying dollars for? My suggestion is there is other alternatives than medicating your child. She lacks knowledge in other alternatives.
I don't feel this doctor has any type of care in the world. It is difficult to see her on short notice and her office staff is just plain rude. They have a sign stating that we should talk to doctors if we have problems waiting and when you ask about wait times, they are snooty. She is never on time anyways and seems like everytime you do get in and she's 20-30 mins late, she gets you out the door before you can say "parking ticket". I don't recommend her at all. My kid has not benefited from her.
We are from Prince Albert Saskatchewan and scouted Dr. Pringsheim out as noone in Saskatchewan specializes in Tourettes. A referral was placed and we were ever so thankful. My son, who is quite apprehensive about doctors asked her questions. He felt like he was ok and his condition is normal for some kids. She was informative and my son listened to everything she had to say without being overly skeptical. I feel that after 8 years of trying to find a dr that understands my boy, we finally found her. A true blessing for a mother.
This doctor lacks compassion and it seems like shes on a high horse because there are few neurolgists in her field. Seems like the focus is more about her at times than the patient. She has commented on myself being a few minutes late but doesnt think much when she is 30 mins late. Ive been reading alot of the positive comments and i truly feel she is quite fake, alot of inconstent comments than my experience. I sincerely do not have any good comments for her, she is overpaid, likes to prescibe meds after meds and lacks compassion for my child and treats her patients like test rats. She trains her staff to accomodate her schedule rather than her patients. She has attitude and the whole world revolves around her, she would be more effective as a doctor on General Hospital. Maybe she can live her dream if she wants the attention.
Great doctor and very caring. Most importantly she is very up to date on new treatments for TS, something that most specialists (yes, some neurologists) have no knowledge of. She was the first of many doctors I have seen who actually asked relevant questions in regards to tics. Went an extra 10 miles to make sure I got what I needed and is always at arms length if you have a concern. Her associcates and other people she works with also share a great commitment to patient confidentiality. Overall she is someone other neurologists and specialists should aspire to be.
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