the PERFECT allergist

Posted on: Fri, 05/19/2000 - 2:23am
sara's picture
Joined: 11/04/1999 - 09:00

Let's pretend -

You are able to build the perfect allergist. What is he/she like. What does he do that makes him such a great doc? What does he never do?

Posted on: Fri, 05/19/2000 - 11:37am
FromTheSouth's picture
Joined: 03/01/2000 - 09:00

We have been very pleased with our allerg. doc. He has responded personally to my e-mails re. questions. He does long distance conference calls to follow-up on test results as we live 2 1/2 hrs. away. I have mailed a letter to him on a Monday and two days later an e-mail was received with answers. He then followed up the e-mail with copies of info. he had read on the internet that he thought I might be interested in. He has promptly sent copies of his findings to our ped. to keep him informed and sent us copies as well. He has prepared/given me letters to present to the school to try to convince them to take this seriously. When she was diagnosed with severe envir. allergies, he send me a ton of info. on things to do around the house to manage them. He takes his time in the exam room but first sits down and "listens" to find out what has happened since her last visit and ask about our concerns/questions. He was concerned about my other children, as well. When he heard my toddler cough, he was the first to alert us to his tendency towards asthma. All the facts & info. he has given us has been very thorough. With all the research I have done on allergies, I am always impressed that he seems to know the latest on what is going on in the allergy field. He even responded to a week-end call when I felt her ped. was misdiagnosing a possible allergic reaction to medication. You can tell he is concerned about providing the best medical care. He once told me that he feels that he has failed as an asthma/allergy doc. if one of his patients ends up in the E.R. Basically, I look for a doctor who is extremely knowledgeable and who expresses a genuine interest in the welfare of my child.

Posted on: Sat, 05/20/2000 - 3:47am
morgansmom's picture
Joined: 04/29/2000 - 09:00

He lives in Ontario!
. spends a ton on time with you in office
. has children's videos and find it books to keep kids busy
. does all major food challenges in the office, has all emerg, equip in office
. tests yearly for allergens
. listens to you
. is updated and knowledgeable of the lastest drugs, advances etc...
. understands food allergies and the struggles you face
. speaks at schools, on request
. presently getting parents together to form support, education, advocacy, for our community and possibly country
. can purchase product from office,
. call anytime and receive answer shortly
. never have to wait longer than a week (and usually sooner if needed) for an appointment, will see you immediately for circumstances that require urgency
. will call the emergency dept, ahead for you so that you will be seen immediately on arrival
. educates parents to help them best take care of their children
. has a fantastic nurse assistant who fields all telephone conversations and is great with kids
He's great, can't say enough good things about his whole practice. I use to go to the hospital's practice and was tired of all the students you had to go through before actually talking to the doctor. ...and never felt that the students read the file before asking their length of questions.
Happy in Ontario!

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