Ratings for Dr. Edward Margolin
Very disappointing Experience. Staff are unprofessional and wanted to charge $250 for services that new opthamolgist says covered by OHIP. Dr Margolin may well be technically competent but his people skills approach zero and his staff are as worse (Dr. was not rude, two staff members were). If I had the time, would complain to the College as patients should not have to endure this sort of detritus when they are not well.
I was warned that he has no people skills and not to expect information. It was not true. He gave good explanation, answered questions, listened to my concerns. Appt was long but started on time. Prep work by a resident was thorough and well explained. Yes Dr. Margolin seemed busy and time spent with me was short but it seemed efficient rather than rushed. All my questions were answered.
After spending almost 4 hours waiting at my scheduled appointment did not get any advise other than to come back in six months. He hardly spent 2 minutes with me. Most of the time while waiting in the line I saw him running around with very busy expression on his face.
the doctor seem to have no time and always rushed and doesn't seem to be listening to my concerns. he's focused on pushing me in to doing the surgery and didn't want to hear anything else. I was charged over $250 for an eye test where others would do it for a lot less or freww, and ended up paying over $800 for testing and other things. my surgery was not done properly and I was brushed off quickly when I went back for the follow ups. fortunately i was referred to another doctor at 340 college that charged me nothing and corrected my issues. I am a disable retiree that shouldn't have been subjected to such charges. please think twice before you go to this place... they'd say whatever they can to create fear in you so that you'd say yes to paying them whatever they ask.
He is the best in the city. Yes, he is not that personable & you must wait a long time, but he knows his stuff. Many people need is care. He follows my rare genetic eye condition and makes sure the other doctors at the office see me too. He was willing to see my mother the same day even tho she did not have an appointment.
Absolutely indifferent and arrogant doctor. The reception room is overcrowded and it seems like 25 - 30 people have been scheduled for the same time. The overbooking negatively affects the quality of the service. He is constantly in rush and running from one room to another. It is hard to say how knowledgable he is because he doesn't explain anything and makes you feel that you annoy him with your questions and concerns. The whole impression from the visit is Dr. Margolin doesn't have compassion, tolerance and human understanding required by the profession, doesn't love people but loves to earn money on them. The staff was also very rude on the phone.
IMPORTANT!!!! If Dr. Margolin is your ophthalmologist and there has been MRI identification of a MASS or TUMOUR and he tells you it is inoperable, GET A SECOND OPINION!!!! I was told my 'incidentaloma' was in 'expensive real estate, like West side Manhattan' (difficult to reach and critically sensitive area) and therefore was not likely a candidate for surgery, but he would send me 'for a chat' with a neurosurgeon. When I asked if I should be driving with an eye patch, he said it's perfectly legal (which may be true but have you seen Toronto traffic?) Nine months later suffering with 24/7 double vision and chronic migraines by that time, I was near the end of my cope rope and in desperation asked for referral to another neurosurgeon. When I got in, was booked on the spot for surgery, turned out to be cancer. Prognosis now good and vision restored, no thanks to Dr. Margolin. AVOID. Also, everything others say about the horrid wait times, rushed appointments and extremely aloof patient engagement is very true. Worst year of my life. This rating system is flawed. There should be a zero star option.
Totally uncaring,arrogant,insensitive doctor! While his medical/diagnostic skills are excellent,his complete lack of bedside manner or feelings towards you (you are treated like a piece of meat by him each time you visit!!) Cold,sterile person. Makes you feel as if you are on an assembly line each time you come for an appointment. Dismissive,almost like a robot. Contrast him to a former,semi retired eye doctor,Dr Fred Feldman,who was a king!!
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