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Wonderful doctor!
LisaBlankenship's Review of: Dr. Alan Engler, MD

Rating: 10.00 (out of 10)
Review Date:
August 23, 2012, 1:30 pm


DOCTOR INFORMATION
Doctor Name:   Dr. Alan Engler, MD (My Profile)
City:
New York
State:   New York (NY)
Country:   United States
PATIENT INFORMATION
Reviewer:   LisaBlankenship (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):   July 26, 2012
Procedure(s) I had done:   None
MY PERSONAL REVIEW
 

 

I love, love, love this man! I went to Dr. Engler for an upper bleph. At the same time, I asked him about a lower bleph, and he said I didn’t need it. I always consider that a good sign. If a doctor is actually talking you *out* of procedures, you know he’s not in the business just to suck as much money out of you as he can. He actually cares about his patients.

So before meeting with Dr. Engler, I met with another plastic surgeon. There were at least four beautiful women behind the receptionist desk. The waiting room was huge. Once I sat down, someone came over and asked me if I wanted a cappuccino. Finally they sent me to an exam room, and after awhile, the doctor came in. He didn’t even sit down. He stood there looking like he’d rather be someplace else, examined me for about three minutes and left. He never even asked me if I had any questions. So then his assistant took me into another room and talked to me about the cost. She also tried to talk me into getting a facial from their esthetician while I was there. Anyway, the price for the surgery was at the top of the range. I had a feeling I was paying for more than just the surgery. That was one expensive cappuccino.

Then I met Dr. Engler. He sat down with me and we talked for over twenty minutes! The man has even written a book on the very procedure I wanted. I flipped through it, and the before-and-after shots were impressive. Clearly this man knows what he’s doing. Then he quoted me a price which, since he was willing to do it under local anesthesia alone, was less than the other doctor was charging.

The procedure was done in the office. I opted for local anesthesia, and I’m happy I did. It saves money, for one thing. I had several numbing injections in each eyelid. Most of them weren’t too bad – one was a little more uncomfortable. I chatted with the doctor and nurse while we waited for them to take effect. Once the procedure started, I felt no pain, just some occasionally tugging. I t was all over quickly (about an hour, I think), and I was absolutely fine. It was great not to have to come out of the fog of IV sedation before going home.

I had a prescription for Vicodin, but I only needed it the first day. My eyes were fairly swollen on the second day, but by the third day, the swelling had gone down significantly. There was minimal bruising. I had the surgery on a Thursday and went back to work the following Thursday after having the stitches removed. Dr. Engler put on bandages (Steri-strips?) after taking out the stitches, so I wore sunglasses to work, and if people asked why, I just told them the truth. If I had to do it over again, I probably would have taken the whole week off.

The results? Better than I could have imagined! Beautiful! I can finally see my eyelids again! They couldn’t look more natural. People have stopped asking me if I’m tired all the time, which was truly getting annoying. My friends say my eyes look fantastic.

I can truly recommend Dr. Engler with absolutely no reservations, and when I’m finally ready for a facelift, he’ll be my man.

P.S. – He doesn’t have a cappuccino machine, but his assistants and nurse are just as pretty.
 
MY RATINGS IN DETAIL

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My Results:
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  (10)
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?
Was staff accessible and helpful during pre-op and post-op?
Was the office staff sensitive to your condition and needs?
Were your telephone/email messages given to the doctor?
  (10)
Appointments, Waiting Time:
Was it easy to book an appointment?
Was doctor reasonably punctual with appointments?
How was the office waiting time?
  (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 dcor aesthetically pleasing?
Were you offered anything to drink?
  (10)
Recommending This Doctor:
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