Ratings for Dr. Kanchana Sivalingam
We have had her as our family doctor for over 6 years and switched from a doctor Edmonton we'd had for 15 - she is more compassionate, listens and does thorough physicals by far than what we had experienced in the past, highly recommend her.
I could not agree more about her being a gossip, she can tell you everything that's going on with any of her patients. Wasted a few years going to see her myself along with my kids. She will prescribe you anything as long as you can tell her what to prescribe because she doesn't want to waste valuable time $$$$ checking you. She's away so much and to cheap to hire a replacement that you have no choice but to seek out another doctor. Then her nose gets out of joint if you've seen anyone else and she tells you that you are now at the bottom of her priority list for getting in to see her! Lmfao! Plus get this; if you haven't been in to see her within a certain time frame she will not accept you because now you have to start off being a new patient! She obviously doesn't pay her staff enough because they are as clueless as she is. Would not refer my worst enemy to her.
Terrible doctor - rushed and forgetful. Says she will send you to a specialist but never sends the referral; you have to call and call to keep following up to make sure she gets it done. She's great if you only need a physical but terrible if you have a chronic illness and she is very ignorant regarding mental health issues, even for just directing patients to another resource. She now has herself spread far too thin to be any benefit to her patients. I switched doctors once I had enough of reminding her to do the necessary referrals and follow ups.
Friendly and helpful service. I was happy to be accepted as a new patient with my husband and 3 children included. We had a great meet and greet, she took time for all of us and the kids were at ease with her. I am happy to say that I have been able to get appointments very promptly.
I am fairly new to Leduc. After searching for a new Dr (I work in Health Care and am aware that it's quite difficult to find a Dr nearby accepting new patients - let alone a female Dr), I came across Dr Sivalingam online that she was currently accepting new patients. I called several months ago to set up an appt. I was asked to provide my name, date of birth, and AB Hlth care #. I was informed that someone will get in contact with me. Um ok?? Never heard a thing for 7 weeks, so I called back as I wasn't finding anyone. I had to leave a voicemail message. 1 week later, I get a VM msg as I was working when they phoned. I was told Dr Siv has accepted me as a new patient, and that I am to call in to schedule a Meet & Greet appt when I have availability. I called them back. Same woman as always answers, and puts me on hold for forever after I told her what I needed. Comes back to tell me, that the girl working on my chart is not in that day?? Told her I am simply interested in making an appt for my Meet & Greet with the Dr, as I was advised to do by her! She still said I had to call back. This was on a Thursday, I was told the woman I needed to speak to would be in on Monday, so Monday I called again! Went to voicemail, left yet another message. This was in July!! Its the end of September now. This is ridiculous. I work in Health Care myself, and while mistakes happen, this is unjustifiable. But RAVE for Dr. Erica Paras at Premier Medical Clinic in Windermere. Best Dr I have EVER had, so in the end, this should be a RAVE to Dr. Sivalingam's staff. Their complete mess up, led me to find Dr Paras! So thank you to the incompetent staff in Dr Siv's clinic! I can only imagine the mess in the clinic schedule on a daily basis with these staff members booking appointments. Thank you for saving me from that!!! I feel terrible leaving such a horrible review when I never even had the opportunity to meet the Doctor.
Dr. Kanchana Sivalingam's Credentials
Accepting New Patients
Areas of Expertise
Awards & Recognitions
Publications & Research