Ratings for Dr. Paul Walfish
Dr. Walfish is the best and we are all lucky to have him. He is very thorough and would point out to you what you need to do to assist with your health. Most importantly, he cares about the wellbeing of his patients and takes the necessary steps and procedures to improve your health conditions. I rather have someone who takes an interest in my health.
This dr should have retired years ago. Old school manners, old school treatment, old school drugs. Didn't acknowledge my wife and I were even in the room, no eye contact. Wrote a prescription for a medication that has serious side effects and already taken off the market in the united states. Doesn't let you speak or cares or thinks that anything you might have to say about your symptoms might be important. Ordered massive dose of radioactive iodine to kill thyroid. It might have been the right dose for a 400 pound patient, but I am only 180. No chance that you would become euthyroid and still retain some thyroid function. Once you kill the entire thyroid, you be come hypothyroid and a whole lifetime of thyroid medication. I would not recommend him to anyone. Do your research, everyone deserves to be treated with respect. There are different treatments for hyperthyroid patients. In Europe, they do not kill patients thyroid at all and don't use radioactive iodine. This is just an assemblyline of killing thyroids completely and condemning thyroid patients to a lifetime of hypothyroidism. Do your research.
I have experienced a great many doctors in my life and no one has left a bad enough impression that I felt the need to rate them. Until now. I've had to wait over 90 minutes every visit before going in for Step 1 (medical student taking your details) and once after meeting with one of his residents, got to sit there as he yelled/argued with them about my case as if I wasn't there...when he finally came in to see me (follow up after a partial thyroidectomy where cancer was found). He cut me off each time I tried to say anything or ask anything, called me fat (which seems to be a pattern based on other comments) and ignored me when I tried to explain some of the recent health challenges I have that have led to weight gain (PCOS, arthritis in my spine, abdominal cyst), then handed me a generic pamphlet on diet and said it would all be fine if I just lost weight. When I tried to ask questions (I also have Crohn's and couldn't eat most of what was on the pamphlet), he walked out. Have never cried after meeting with any doctor, but I was in tears - mostly of frustration. I have no doubt that he's a well-respected specialist in the field but would not recommend to anyone who needs more than a generic, one-size-fits-all approach.
I have never had a worst experience with a doctor. He literally walked into the room, spoke ill of his staff, told me I have PCOS, didn't explain what it is or why or anything, told me I'm fat (yes he used those words, not that he is wrong but you can be a bit more gentle) gave me a photocopy of some diet guideline from the 1970's and walked out. No option for me to ask question, get clarity about the diagnosis. I get that he is busy, but so am I, and I had questions and concerns that I wanted to be reviewd.
Dr. Walfish is the best. I have been seeing him for over a decade. I was put off by his people skills at first (no "bedside manner") but I think he is a good man and an excellent doctor. I have seen a few doctors who had great people skills but I discovered I wouldn't trust their judgment. Hang in there with Dr. Walfish. As for these people with horrible judgments, haven't you ever met a scientist before? Decide if you want a warm friend or a doctor like Dr. Walfish, who makes our lives better every day.
Dr. Paul Walfish is a brilliant caring doctor. For years even though I was eating properly, taking calcium, bone density tests showed increasing bone loss. Thought it was a sign of aging. It wasn't until I met Dr. Walfish who discovered a tumour on a parathyroid was taking the calcium from my body. I had the tumour removed and years later no more bone loss. He is simply the best. At the same time he tested my thyroid and suggested I have it removed......I followed his advice and glad I did. In the thyroid biopsy micro cells were found of papillary cancer. This doctor is a 10*
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