Dr Kristopher Kowal is a Neurologist in Surrey, BC. Dr Kristopher Mitchel Kowal has 1,635 views and 11 reviews. 22 patients voted for the doctor, average rating 2.86 out of 5.
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  • Practice name Jim Pattison Outpatient Care Centre
  • Address Jim Pattison Outpatient Care Surgery Centre, 9750 140 St, Level 3C, Neurology, Surrey, BC, V3T 0G9

11 thoughts on “Dr Kristopher Kowal”

    Cynthia Gervais

    6 December 2020

    Angry, arrogant, deluded man who verbally abused me for twenty minutes and failed to listen or care about my concerns, The irony was not lost on me that he resembled the men that caused me to need his ‘service’ in the first place. His receptionists were rude and he made me wait in dirty, shoddy waiting area, I was examined without gloves and he had BO. Free medical means this guy will get paid only if you visit him which I suggest to everyone that you don’t.

    Krzysztof

    29 January 2021

    Dr Kowal is a professional and knowledgeable doctor. Receptionists are kind and polite. I’m so thankful to meet professionals people to help me with my health issues. I strongly recommend to everyone Dr Kowal.

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    30 May 2021

    uncaring unprofessional very quick to blow off a patient and not believe their symptoms

    David getzlaf

    3 June 2021

    didnt do anything for me very rude i think he was more worried about his lunch break than his patients symptoms

    Michael Hale

    17 June 2021

    Having read previous negative reviews I was curious to say the least. The doctor I saw did not resemble those reviews at all. He was quick, obviously very bright, explained in detail what was happening with my wife in a caring, professional manner. He gave a clear description of my wife’s Neurodegenerative disorder and how it affects her eyes, and her vision. It might’ve been a bit technical for some, but I appreciated it.

    Krzysztof Is Kris

    18 September 2021

    Did not strictly follow covid protocols. Unprofessional. Arrogant. Overly aggressive. No follow-through. No need to say he did not help with my medical needs. It was a very disappointing and pointless appointment. It would be in your best interest to avoid this doctor. Also it seems he is writing positive reviews for himself. Shameful and shady.

    Anonymous

    29 September 2021

    I don’t think this doctor know what he’s doing. It’s been almost a year and he still couldn’t figure out what my husband problem on his eye why he’s getting double vision. Effing observe every couple weeks there’s follow up but nothing is happening and he can’t figure out why.. what if this is serious? He sent my partner to do blood test and mri after 3 months. Wth!! What if it is serious? Don’t understand why he didn’t tell him to do those at the first place. Could be something about the brain.

    Amber

    30 September 2021

    It has taken me almost 6 months to be able to vocalize what happened during my appointment, but I thought instead of berate this man – I would try to give a helpful critique:

    1) Medical trauma is REAL. When you have a patient who is describing an obscure and difficult symptom – it would benefit you to truly listen. It took me over 13 years to receive my MS diagnosis. For you to immediately hop on, rapidly review one singular MRI and then say “Who actually diagnosed you with MS??” and then refuse to put the word Multiple Sclerosis in your consult report is not a reflection of the patient, but rather your ignorance. Disregarding and refusing to truly listen (even when I am followed and treated by one of the top MS doctors in this province and country) only adds to this trauma.

    2) Head impulse tests are NOT meant to cause whiplash or pain. What you did to me, even after I told you that it hurt (and you wouldn’t stop or adjust or wait), would probably be considered assault. You hurt me. I told you that. You did not care. You should be more careful to start… but also again – it would be best if you actually listened to your patient.

    3) Dr. Kowal, we are no longer experiencing a PPE shortage. There is no excuse for your blue medical mask (which is offered upon entrance to Jim Pattison DAILY) to be completely soiled, disgusting and visibly brown with dirt. It is also VERY important for you to shower.

    4) Telling a patient who just a few months earlier was a normal healthy 40 year old single mother (that is now 100% disabled, unable to work and dependent on her teenaged children and family to drive, cook, clean, care for everything under our roof and beyond) “Well, I guess this is just some really bad luck” is very unhelpful. It is hurtful. NOT telling a patient the follow up plan, follow up referrals – only for me to be surprised 6 months later that I am receiving these calls to book other important tests – is also NOT helpful.

    For those that have been referred to Dr. Kowal – if your condition is cut and dry, doesn’t require a thorough exam, nor an explanation – this is the man for you. If you have medical trauma in your past, have been physically assaulted or gaslit in your past, are hoping that you are going to talk to a medical professional that is going to truly help you – please do not go to this man. You have other options in the lower mainland, so please ask your referring physician to try someone else. You will likely have to wait a bit longer, but you will not have to face what I faced.

    PS This is not the first time that I have met Dr. Kowal. A few years back I had to go to the ER. My sister, who also has MS, took me to SMH and sat in on my consult with the neurologist. At this point, he told me that I was likely dreaming up my symptoms because I had a sister that already had MS. He told me that it is a mental condition when patients start feeling symptoms similar to someone else they know with a disease. If I believed him, I would have never continued to search for answers for what I was experiencing, wouldn’t have been diagnosed with a progressive neurological disease and wouldn’t have started life-altering disease modifying medication. Please find a different doctor if you’ve been referred here – he is scary, careless and actually shouldn’t be practicing medicine!

    Rev Audrey Mabley

    28 October 2021

    I do not believe all these reports! Dr.Kowal was pleasant,professional caring, granted me wisdom + comfort in my appointment..I recommended him I am a Christian minister and do share truth amen

    Melody Esberto

    12 November 2021

    Worst unprofessional useless doctor. It’s been almost a year and still no progress. Stop accepting patients if you can’t handle the amount of them. My husband eyesight is getting worst but this doctor is taking his time. No care at all..

    Diana Pilossof

    20 November 2021

    Absolutely useless. Waste of time at the expense of the suffering patient with a narcissist, with a high ego, .unfriendly, arrogant man. From this we can not say that he is a professional and a good doctor. It’s a pity, and if it can’t be useful for patients, to find another field.

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