Surgeons >Shlafer, Stephen J, Md - North Sound Pediatrics
15808 Mill Creek Blvd Ste 201, Mill Creek, WA | Directions 9801247.854658 -122.220602
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Dr. Shlafer is the best! He was my pediatrician as a child and has been my son's pediatrician since he was born 5 1/2 years ago. As many reviews have already stated he goes above and beyond your average doctor. As a child I had a lot of medical problems and so does my son and doctor Shlafer has been there every step of the way, advocating for us, taking his personal time to do whatever needs to be done. He is the best by far and believe me I have seen more than my share of doctors in my life. My 5 year old, who has been seen in multiple clinics at Children's and other specialist, will only willing go to the doctor if we are going to see Dr. Shlafer. He trusts him and that is huge! We were there just last week and I had called ahead of time to discuss my concerns with, April, Dr. Shlafer's fabulous nurse. I told her my son was worried about what is going on and asked if we could be extra cautious of what was discussed in front of him. They were great about the whole thing! Dr. Shlafer and April discussed what was going on outside of the room and when the doctor came in he sat down and sang silly songs with my son and made him laugh while he did his exam and gave me instructions on what to do next. This not only distracted my son but put him totally at ease. When we left he said to me, "You know mom, Dr. Shlafer's not like other doctors, I think he really loves me"
I could go on and on telling you about all of the great things Dr. Shlafer has done to help us but he's been with our family for so many many years it could take me a very long time. The bottom line is Dr. Shlafer is our favorite doctor ever, we love him dearly and don't know what we would ever do without him!
If you're going to go on here and attempt to repudiate a well-respected pediatrician, at least take the time to spell his name correctly. I know this is a country full of illiterate half-wits, but come on. It's on the top of the page, right on your god damn screen.
Dr. Shlafer is one of the most competent, well-respected, and kindhearted doctors in the region. A "quack"? The man is absolutely brilliant, excelled in medical school, and has been practicing for nearly 20 years. Criticism of his medical expertise is patently ridiculous and insulting, especially to the thousands of children and families he's helped.
These negative reviews all seem to be based on highly questionable anecdotes from pugnacious morons (most of whom have the writing skills of a 10-year-old) who know absolutely nothing about medicine.
As for Nunya B's comment about his "offensive" and "inappropriate" remarks? I have known Dr. Shlafer for a long time, and he's one of the most empathetic human beings imaginable. He goes far above and beyond what any normal pediatrician would do for his patients; he constantly works on-call during his own free time, provides emotional support to families of especially sick children, and charges nothing to families without money/insurance. The "inappropriate" remark mentioned below was completely benign and an obvious lighthearted joke. Sounds to me, Nunya, like you wouldn't be a whole lot of fun at parties.
You should be deeply ashamed of yourselves. And if you don't believe me, just ask one of his 3,000-something patients; they LOVE him, as do I.
Been with Dr. Slafer since my first was born 16 years ago. Have had nothing but positive experiences with him. My kids are healthy and they think he's great, as do I.
Keep looking for another Dr.
I wouldn't take my kids here even if the visits were free. We were very happy with this doctor for two years, then my son hurt his arm and I went to the ER where they took an x-ray of it. They said it wasn't broken, sent him home with a sling, then I went to see Dr. Schlafer and he said it was broken just by looking at it. I said we had just gone to the ER and had x-rays taken and I could get them and show them to him to see what he thought and he said: VERBATUM: "If you do not trust my judgement, you can find yourself another pediatrician"
So, I did.
Best decision I ever made. Oh, and my sister has a child with Autism who could have been diagnosed earlier by someone who knew what signs to look for. He said my nephew didn't have Autism and after taking him to the Austim Research Center at Children's Hospital he now has the diagnosis.
TEN STARS FOR THIS DOC!!!! OH MY WORD to all YOU SHAME SHAME!!! Dr. Shlafer is a profoundly honest professional. I met Dr. Shlafer for the first time prior to my oldest daughter being born. We had a great consult. He also gave me his home number for any emergencies. He has treated both my daughters since they were first born minus a few years when we had moved away, but he was my first choice when we moved back. I am sorry if you cannot handle a medical professional doing their job in content in which they are instructed to by the Washington State LAW. The LAW states that we in the medical or any field that involves interacting with children are mandated by the state to report to CPS for any and all suspected abuse or neglect we are not to wait till there is proof. Would you rather have a physician that just didn't care. Furthermore, maybe if had been treating my daughter than a real QUACK was last year we could have caught my Diabetes sooner. It takes a special and talented person to do what Dr. Shlafter does and this man has been nothing but TOP NOTCH to me and my girls. He lets us know what is and what isn't acceptable by medical professionals. Dr. Shlafer you are the VERY BEST!!!
NO STARS!!!!! Shlafer is rude, predujiced, egotistical and completely incompetent....remove your children from his care!!
Dr Shlafer is an incompetent, inappropriate douchebag. Both of my children were patients, about 10 years now, and even though they BOTH asked MORE than 1 time, against my better judgement, I chose to allow them to see him.... examples: Many times he didn't even fully enter the room to properly evaluate my children before writing a script for an antibiotic AND Shlafer has put my son on "the Z-pak" so many times he is now allergic to it and much, much stronger antibiotics need to be used on him when he needs them..........Also........My son is 6'2'' football player, last 3 visits the "dr" asked him what position he plays and when he said he plays 'wide receiver and tight end' this "educated Dr.'' replied to my son, "You do realize that you're WHITE, right?? My son was sooo embarrassed........all 3 times it happened!!
I realized this morning that my 16 1/2 yr old son had a well-child visit that we had missed, having NEVER recieved any type of reminder, including a card the day we were in the office and made the well-child appt, no reminder card given to us.........
Upon realizing this I called to find out when the appt was, schedule a new one and ask why I never received a reminder call. His extremely rude staff interuptted me several times on the phone going on and on about how it has NEVER been their policy to make reminder calls!! ! (This is ridiculous!! I understand no reminder for someone who scheduled a day before but no call about a ONCE A YEAR appt that was made over a month earlier is a very LAZY and selfish policy!!) Then she put me on hold and ANOTHER person came on and told me that if I didn't like the "Dr's" policies, I should seek care for him elsewhere!!!!!
WTF!!! I told her if she and her colleauge would shut up long enough, I only wanted to schedule my sons well child appt and even apologized that I was unaware of 'THEIR" policies and I thought they should at least hear my opinion about it......was put on hold AGAIN!! and that incompetent, rude excuse of a "Doctor" told his staff to tell me he would not see my son, unless he was sick and only the next 30 days, and refused to perform my child's well-check, telling my to find a new provider!!!
I will tell anyone who will listen about the poor care and service received under Dr Shlafer's care........
I will add that I'm ashamed of myself for not listening to my kids and my own heart, should have parted ways with his incompetent practice YEARS AGO!!!!!
CAN YOU SAY QUACK QUACK – WELL IM NOT GONNA HIDE MY I DENTITY MY NAME IS RON BERRY AND MY DAUGHTERS NAME IS ZOEY M BERRY ON OR ABOUT THE 15TH OF APRIL OF 2010 MY DAUGHTER WAS DUE TO BE RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL SHE WAS BORN FEBURY 3RD 2010 SHE IS NOW 2 YRS OLD I TOOK MY DAUGHTER ZOEY TO GO SEE THIS QUACK DOCTOR SHE HAD SEEM HER FOR LIKE 3 MONTHS AFTER BEING REFERRED BY SOMEONE BECAUSE I COULDNT FIND A DOCTOR THAT WOULD TAKE MEDICAID AFTER A WHILE I STARTED TO FEEL TOTALLY UNCOMFORTABLE AS FAR AS HIM BEING A PEDS DOCTOR NOT ONLY BECAUSE OF THE WAY THAT HE TREATED ME BUT ALSO BECAUSE WHEN MY DAUGHTER WAS ABOY 10 MOS OLD SHE HAD AND X-RAY DONE AS WELL AS A CT SCAN AND IT REVEILED THAT THERE WAS SOMETHING WRONG WITH MY DAUGHTER LATER MY DAUGHTERS EYE DOCTOR CALLED ME TO TELL ME THAT MY DAUGHTER HAD CHIARI TYP1 MALFORMATION HOW EVER THIS QUACK ENDED UP CALLING CPS SAYING THAT MY DAUGHTER HAD A SUPPOSED BROKEN NECK SHE WAS TAKEN FROM ME FOR 5 DAYS AND ALL 5 DAYS WERE NOTHING BUT HELL FOR ME LATER ON WE HAD MORE TESTS DONE AT CHILDRENDS HOSPITAL IN SEATTLE AND AFTER SEEING DR KRINGLE AN ORTHAPEDIST AS WELL AS DR BROWD A SPPIN DOCTOR AND IT WAS CONFIRMED THAT MY DAUGHTER DID INDEED HAVE THIS CHIARI TYPE 1 NOT ONLY THAT BUT THIS QUACK WOULD TELL ME TO MY FACE THAT MY DAUGHTER WAS DOING WELL THEN NEXT THING I KNOW HE IS ON THE PHONE CALLING CPS ON ME I SEARCHED AND SEARCHED FOR A DOC FOR MY DAUGHTER AFTER CALLING SOMEONE WITH THE STATE I FOUND MY DAUGHTERS CURRENT DOCTOR DR RUNYON WHO IS VERRY GOOD AS WELL AS A DOCTOR FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS SHE TAKES THE TIME A SHOWS ME ALL THE WEIGHT SCALES BECAUSE MY DAUGHTER WAS BORN AT 29 WEEKS AND WEIGHED 2 POUNDS 9 OUNCES THIS QUACK DR SHLAFER SHOULD HAVE HIS LICENSE PULLED AND TO EVERYONE THAT IS WRITING GOOD REVIEWS ABOUT HIM HOW MUCH IS HE PAYING YOU AND HOW FAR DOWN THE LINIAGE ARE YOU OR BETTER YETT WTF KIND OF DRUGS ARE YOU ON GET A GRIP WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE THIS GUY IS A SERIOUS QUACK
Never trust this man. No, He should not be a Doctor. – Why do I have to give you 1star to post this?
If there is a scale, he should be the F grade for patients treatment. Patients do not come to you when everything is wonderful. They come to you when something went terribly wrong and they are confused, that is why you have your job in the first place.
Dr. Shlafer, you should stop practicing right now. This job of being pediatrician is NOT for you.
Do not returning phone calls and scold at your patients is NOT the way to do business. Yes, it is business! We pay you for your work so SHUT UP, BEND OVER and DO YOUR JOB.
I will never see you again in this life time.
My sons, Tobias and Timon Nguyen, are no longer your patients.
Great Doctor – It makes me feel bad to see these bad reviews! Our family has had nothing but excellent care provided by Dr. Schlaffer. This doctor has gone beyond the norm to help our family.
My daughter was in a terrible car accident 5 years ago, with my two little granddaughters in the car. The youngest was gravely injured. She was taken to Harbor view trauma center along with my daughter and other granddaughter. The minute Dr. Schlaffer was informed he was contacting the hospital. He even went as far as to call my mother the little ones greatmother to get a better hold of what was going on. My granddaughter was transferred to COH where she stayed for 4 months. She is now a vent-dependent quad and has been since she was 18 months old. He went to Childrens to see the baby and kept advised of her condition. He also took excellent care of the 7 year old she had a broken pelvis.
He offered moral support to their mother, my daughter anytime she needed it. He even has gone as far as come to their house to see my granddaughter when they couldn't get her to him. Tell me how many doctors would do that these days? He has been immense support to this family and has taken such good care of my granddaughters I have even transfered my 14 year old daughter from here life long pediatrician over to Dr. Schlaffer.
Sure he doesn"t beat around the bush and if he feels strongly about something he is the first to tell you. But after seeing the care that he has given our family I would never go anywhere else!
Dr. Schlafer is excellent – I started seeing Dr. Shlafer when I was around 6 years old. After my parents tried and tried, to find a doctor that listened, they stumbled across Dr. Shlafer. I ended up seeing him until I was around 16.
I'm 26 years old now, and I just had my first baby about 2 months ago. I'm taking him to Dr. Shlafer on Monday, and I wouldn't trust him to anybody else. He listens to parents and the advice of the parents, since they are the ones who observe the child and know the child more than any doctor could.
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