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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Surgical Specialist
15 years of experience
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Overall Rating:
3.0
  • Currently 3 of 4 stars
Total Ratings

8

Total Reviews

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Ease of Appointment:
  • Currently 3.5 of 4 stars
Promptness:
  • Currently 2.6 of 4 stars
Courteous Staff:
  • Currently 2.8333333333333 of 4 stars
Accurate Diagnosis:
  • Currently 3.4 of 4 stars
Bedside Manner:
  • Currently 3 of 4 stars
Spends Time with Me:
  • Currently 3 of 4 stars
Follows Up After Visit:
  • Currently 3.25 of 4 stars
Average Wait: 27 minutes
  • Currently 3 of 4 stars
 |  Good and not so good ...  |  show details
Nov 22nd, 2013

Dr. Harley is a difficult person for me to review. I liked some things ... others not so much. I saw him for a second opinion about a fairly common problem of the elbow and hand. Even though I believed my first surgeon was correct with the diagnosis, I wanted to be sure surgery was necessary and be sure I was choosing the right surgeon. After careful thought and consideration, I decided not to have him do my surgery. There were things I liked about him--I think he is technically competent and knowledgeable, and he spent adequate time with me discussing my situation. What I didn't like about him was his general attitude. He presented only one way of doing my surgery and refused to entertain any other method that he might have to use--as if he could see inside my arm before opening it up and knew his way was the only way. I've done enough research to know that there are 3 different methods of doing my surgery depending on what they find when they get in there. He was also rather arrogant and behaved as if this was a "nothing" kind of procedure--in fact, I was quite surprised at the end when he asked me when I wanted him to do the surgery. I had fully expected him to basically say he didn't want to be bothered with it. He was also very inflexible about the expected recovery time and time off work. It was an insanely short period of time for this type of surgery--less than half the amount of time most recommend, and frankly I couldn't imagine being forced to go back to work at a job where I have to use my arm and hand constantly with that kind of inflexible surgeon being in charge of signing off on my disability papers, who basically told me during our discussion "It doesn't matter how you are feeling, I say you can return to work at (such and such time)." I've had a number of orthopedic surgeries and I know everyone recovers at different rates and there is no "one size fits all" recovery plan for anything. I want to be able to have input into when I would feel able to return to my job. I'm in a lot of pain now while waiting for surgery and am working through that; last thing I want to do is return to work at a time when I'm still in a lot of pain. I decided to go with a surgeon who is both technically competent/experienced AND has a more flexible/individualized plan for the surgical procedure and recovery expectations.

  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
 |  Reconstructive Foot Surgery  |  show details
by Paul on Sep 4th, 2013

Excellent doctor! Very compassionate, caring, and meticulous. My wife has had severe rheumatoid arthritis for many years, and her feet were extremely deformed. She had both of them completely reconstructed with artificial joints installed (for permanency) and plates. Recovery time, as you can imagine, was pretty significant - several months before being able to walk on them again, and several more months before everything returned to 'normal'. Her feet look like regular feet now, and she can wear shoes she wasn't able to wear for many years. What a blessing! Dr. Harley is a neat guy. His small office gives no hint as to the fantastic kind of person and doctor he is. He won't lead you on to believe things that aren't true; he tells you exactly what to expect along each step of the way. Also, while my wife was in the hospital, he was constantly onto some of the staff there about what he expected them to do for her as far as pain management and other things were concerned. You really can't go wrong with Dr. Harley. Give him a try!

  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
 |  Very very excessive waiting time  |  show details
by Ekaterini Tavenner on Aug 2nd, 2013

I made an appointment for July 30th, 11 AM and was told to be there 15 minutes early. I arrived at 1030. At 1130 I still had not seen the doctor and questioned the delay. His waiting room is devoid of reading material of any kind. Just a TV with the sound muted. His nurse came out and said he was running behind and asked who was in the waiting room to see Dr Harley. Three of us raised our hands, myself, a lady with three small children who had been in the waiting room when I arrived and another lady who had just walked in. The lady who had just walked in was called to see the doctor. Two more people arrived later and they were called to see the doctor. Meanwhile this lady with three small children and I were still sitting there. I again questioned when would I see the doctor and was told he was running behind. At 1220, one hour and twenty minutes past my appointment time and almost two hours after I arrived, and after seeing other people who arrived much later than I being taken into the doctors office, I was again told the doctor was running behind and it would be another 30 minutes or so. I can understand that doctors often run behind but, I will not accept that the doctor will see people who arrive an hour after me and leave me sitting in the waiting room. I told the nurse to cancel my appointment and left. Since I never got to see the doctor, my one star rating is higher than I would like to give but, there is no lower rating available. Needless to say, I will not be making any more appointments with this doctor in the future.

  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
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Mar 13th, 2012

i was hit by a truck that was moving fifty mph, i was not in a vehicle. Dr. harley literally pieced me back together, and if it was for the scars, you couldn't tell by looking at me that there was ever an accident. Dr. Harley is a wonderful surgeon :)

  • Currently 1 of 4 stars
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Feb 13th, 2011

castd my sons thumb operation when he was only four months old to the shoulders, even after x-rays showed his right elbow didn't quite fit like a puzzle because of his syndrome, but all in all he had movement of the right joint. But he cased him above the shoulder anyway. Since we have seen many specailist since all say the same you never cover/case over a joint/moveable,but Harley did for 3weeks and now my son has no movement of the joint and no Dr. has any good news on the joint, its frozen in a 90 degree angle, with no movement thanks to Dr. Harley.