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Nadia22's Review of: Dr. Alan Engler, MD

Rating: 10.00 (out of 10)
Review Date:
July 19, 2010, 8:50 pm


DOCTOR INFORMATION
Doctor Name:   Dr. Alan Engler, MD (My Profile)
City:
New York
State:   New York (NY)
Country:   United States
PATIENT INFORMATION
Reviewer:   Nadia22 (Contact Me)
View My Before/After Photo Album(s):   None available
Did you get any procedure(s) done by this doctor?   Yes
Date of your procedure(s):   May 17, 2010
Procedure(s) I had done:   None
MY PERSONAL REVIEW
 

 

In choosing a doctor for my breast augmentation I couldn’t have made a better choice than Dr. Engler. My case is a bit complicated so I feel fortunate that he accepted to do my surgery. First of all I’m disabled. Because I wasn’t sure that he would take on my case I initially contacted him through email. I explained in detail my situation and he wrote back to me right away. He was willing to see me and we setup a consultation. I use a wheelchair to get around and on the day of the consultation his staff was so incredibly helpful in getting me in and out, being that there are a few steps in the front of the facility. Once meeting Dr. Engler he really put me at ease because he is so welcoming and a complete professional that I felt comfortable to ask all the questions I had as well as show him my breasts. To add complication to my case I also have asymmetric breasts. One breast was higher and smaller than the other. During the consultation Dr. Engler explained to me that he would try to get them close in size as possible but that perfect symmetrical breast wasn’t a realistic result. Dr. Engler described what he would do to try to get them more symmetrical and the risk involved in lowering the crease. It gave me a lot to think about but I placed my trust on Dr. Engler who has a lot of experience in the field. In regard to choosing a size Dr. Engler never pushed me to get a certain size; I did the rice test and from there had an idea of the size I would be getting.

On the days before surgery I was in constant contact with Dr. Engler. Any question I had I would email him and he would either email me or call me but I never had to wait more than a day for a response. Dr. Engler is very accessible, which I felt comfort in, being that I still had questions. On the day of surgery I was a little nervous but Dr. Engler and his staff is great and I felt confident that I was in good hands. After awakening from surgery Dr. Engler’s nurse was kind enough to assist my sister in getting me ready to leave. I was very drowsy but well enough to leave and Dr. Engler himself took me outside in the wheelchair. He called me everyday, sometimes twice a day for the following week to see how I was doing. Because of the force I use on my arms to get up and walk to use the bathroom Dr. Engler was wise enough to send me home with a urinary catheter and drains placed in. He went as far as to schedule a Saturday appointment to remove the drains and catheter. Even more, that Saturday was my birthday and he was so gracious as to bring a dessert with a candle and sing happy birthday.

I have nothing but kind words to say about Dr. Engler. Not only is he a truly skilled surgeon that gives you great results but also an extraordinary human being. He has treated my case with the sensitivity I needed to go forward with the procedure. As for my breasts, it has been two months since my surgery and I‘m loving the results so far. It’s still early for me to see what would be the final results but Dr. Engler did a great job and I’m very grateful.
 
MY RATINGS IN DETAIL

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My Results:
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  (10)
Medical Skills, Techniques & Knowledge:
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Were you well informed by the doctor?
  (10)
Accessibility:
Was doctor accessible and helpful during pre-op and post-op?
Is there good after business hours support?
Can doctor be reached by telephone?
Can doctor be reached by email?
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Personality:
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Did the doctor take time to listen to your needs?
Did you feel rushed when trying to talk?
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Did the doctor show care and concern for you?
Does the doctor love being a doctor?
  (10)
Office & Support Staff, Nurses:
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Were your telephone/email messages given to the doctor?
  (10)
Appointments, Waiting Time:
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Was doctor reasonably punctual with appointments?
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  (10)
Price:
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Office & Surgical Facility:
Are the office and/or surgical facilities professional, clean, and well maintained?
Is the medical equipment up-to-date?
Is the office comfortable and the dcor aesthetically pleasing?
Were you offered anything to drink?
  (10)
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