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A great surgeon and human being
vickimartin3's Review of: Dr. Alan Engler, MD

Rating: 9.81 (out of 10)
Review Date:
July 4, 2011, 2:29 pm


DOCTOR INFORMATION
Doctor Name:   Dr. Alan Engler, MD (My Profile)
City:
New York
State:   New York (NY)
Country:   United States
PATIENT INFORMATION
Reviewer:   vickimartin3 (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 26, 2011
Procedure(s) I had done:   None
MY PERSONAL REVIEW
 

 

Four years ago, I came to Dr. Engler to discuss the possibility of rhinoplasty surgery. He had come highly recommended by my trusted dermatologist at the time. As it turned out, I decided against the rhinoplasty but began considering implant surgery instead. When I was finally ready to take the plunge, I knew Dr. Engler was the right fit for me. Both he, and his staff were so warm and welcoming during my initial consultation, it was an easy decision to make.

During our first consultation on implant surgery, Dr. Engler was gracious in spending time discussing options that would suit my body: I am 5'0" and 100 lbs, and was worried about the implants being too big for my frame. He took the time to ask many questions about myself and my lifestyle in order to truly understood my unique perspective and areas of concern. In fact, I felt so at ease with him and his abilities, I allowed him to make the decision as to the appropriate size implant once I was on the table.

During our second visit, as he was taking photographs, I mentioned that I had been having lower back pain, and that I had noticed a lipoma (fatty cyst) developing in that region. He took the time to listen to my symptoms, to explore what was going on and to suggest that I see a specialist. On my third and last visit before surgery, he asked me how my back was doing. He knew that I was struggling and cared about how I was feeling. I told him I suspected the lipoma was at least partially responsible for my back discomfort and that the specialists had suggested it be removed.

Remarkably, Dr. Engler volunteered to remove the lipoma - free of charge - during my implant surgery. Most plastic surgeons would never have taken the time to learn more about a patient's issues unrelated to their specific cosmetic procedure, let alone volunteer their time and effort to resolve it. But that is the type of surgeon - and human being - Dr. Engler is.

I am almost 2 weeks post-op now, and I love my new breasts: they are perfectly suited for my size. And just as satisfying is that since the lipoma was removed, my back pain has subsided. I cannot say enough how much I loved working with Dr. Engler. His care, expertise and professionalism are beyond compare.
 
MY RATINGS IN DETAIL

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My Results:
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Did your results meet or exceed your expectations?
  (9)
Medical Skills, Techniques & Knowledge:
Does your doctor have strong and up-to-date medical skills?
Does your doctor have good knowledge of techniques?
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?
  (10)
Personality:
Did the doctor make you feel comfortable?
Did the doctor take time to listen to your needs?
Did you feel rushed when trying to talk?
Was the doctor friendly and approachable?
Did the doctor show care and concern for you?
Does the doctor love being a doctor?
  (10)
Office & Support Staff, Nurses:
Was the office staff professional and well-mannered?
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Was the office staff sensitive to your condition and needs?
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:
Do you feel the price of your procedure(s) was reasonable?
Does the doctor give financing options?
  (10)
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 décor aesthetically pleasing?
Were you offered anything to drink?
  (10)
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